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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by Bryan Platt
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presented by John Timp son in London and Brian Redhead in Harrogate
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV ALEC GILMORE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timp
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Week on 4

with Paul Lcighton


Unknown: Paul Lcighton

: The Fox

by D. R. LAWRENCE abridged in five' parts by ANGELA THOMAS
Read by Ann* Massey (1) 'She felt him Invisibly master her spirit. She knew the way he lowered his chin as he looked up, she knew his muzzle, the golden brown and the greyish white. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: D. R. Lawrence
Unknown: Angela Thomas
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; 0 day of God (BBC RB 24); Psalm 146; Psalms 122. 133 (AV); The race that long in darkness pined (BBC HB 496) long wave only

: Story Time

Edge of Darkness, Edge of Light by R. c. SCHIVEN abridged in ten parts by ZOË BAILEY. Read by Michael Hordern (1)
The story of the childhood and youth of a man who became deaf at the age of eight and later, blind. These early experiences, happy and tragic, were so vividly remembered that they became the wellspring of his poetry and masterly radio plays.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: Michael Hordern

: News

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: Newseries Yeu, The Jury

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: Poetry Please!

Presenter P. J. Kavanagh Readers HUGH DICKSON and BRENDA KAYE
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: Readers Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Brenda Kaye
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Nine Tailors by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON
1: The Bells are Rung Up
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
The Rev Theodore Venables: And Philip Latham
Stephen Driver: Stephen Greif
Mrs Agnes Venables: Noel Dyson
Emily: Jenny Twigge
Mr Godfrey Johnson: Haydn Wood
Ezra Wilderspin: John Church
Narrator: John Westbrook

: The World at One: News

presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only..

: News

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: Woman's Hour

from Sheffield, home of cutlery, steel and angling. with Sue MacGregor who meets Lynne Perrie cabaret artiste and resident of Coronation Street
Sounds Mouthwatering (2) MARY BERRY on the art of making omelettes.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON cow previews films on BBCtv.
Gone Fishing!: MICHAEL cook casts a line with the Sheffield lady anglers.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (6)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lynne Perrie
Unknown: Mary Berry
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The First Flame by PETER TERSON


Unknown: Peter Terson

: Askey's Hall of Fame

Today Arthur Askey recallsMauriceChevalier Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Arthur Askey
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Short Story

Huby Falling by STAN LARSTOW
Read by Geoffrey Banks
' Stealing food in the days of rationing was a serious business. We knew who itwas and would never have given him away but the head-master was a very good interrogator....' BBC


Read By: Geoffrey Banks

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only i.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Newseries Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

JEFFREY ARCHER 'S novel dramatised for radio in seven parts by BETTY DAVIES
Narrator Jeffrey Archer 1: The Set-Up
Making a million legally has always been difficult. Making a million illegally has always been a little easier. Keeping a million when you've made it is perhaps the most difficult of all. Harvey Metcalfe had managed all three.

Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Rptd: Thurs 10.2 am)
(Franc Matthews is in ' Middle Age Spread' at the Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Harvey Metcalfe
Unknown: David Kesler.
Unknown: Blain Firman
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Harvey Metcalf*: Stratford Johns
Stephen Bradley: Paul Darrow
Adrian Tryner: Francis Matthews
Jean Pierre Lamanns: Edward De Souza
Lord James Brigsley: Jeremy Clyde
Bernie Silverman: Bob Sherman
Time reporter: Peter Marinker
Jorg Birrer: Sion Probert
Frank WattS: Michael Spice
Mr zard: Godfrey Kenton
Miss Fish: Eve Karpf
David: Kesler. BLAIN FAIRMAN

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Quote.... Unquote

Douglas Adams , Judl Dench. Russell Harty and Kenneth Robinson are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Judl Dench.
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The Monday Play

Men on White Horses by PAMELA HAINES dramatised for radio by SHIRLEY GEE
It was her adored Uncle Frederick who first told Edwina about the white horses of the sea. But it was when she touched the piano that they were really alive. Through her childhood, through her days at the convent, through her first friendships and love, through the shadow that hung so menacingly over her life, it was the brightness of her musical talent that gave her the will to survive.
DRUVI si SARAM (piano)
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Pamela Haines
Radio By: Shirley Gee
Directed By: David Spenser
Edwina: Harriet Waller
Fanny: Polly James
Ben: Ian Sharrock
Mrs Illingworth: Carole Boyd
Marchesa: Betty Hardy
Uncle Frederick: David Timson
Miss Batterhurst: Pauline Letts
Adelina: Eve Karff
Babs: Bernadette Windsor
Madge: Elizabeth Rider
Vita: Wary Greco
Meresia: Polly March
Mr Maycock: Roger Hammond
Reverend Mother: Hilda Schroder
Meresia's father: Brian Haines
Franz: Danny Schiller
Mr Illingworth: Michael Spics
Stefano: Geoffrey Beevers
Taddeo: Andrew Branch
Girls: . Sarah McLei.Lan
Girls: Deborah Tullick,
Girls: Natalie Pennington,
Girls: Karen Jones
Girls: Samantha Weysom

: Just the Job

Four programmes about people who are happy at their work.
3: Philippa Fearns Teacher
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

: Kaleidoscope: Libel

"How can you write, how can you create as an artist, if you can't draw on real people and incidents for your subjects?" (Julia O'Faolain)
Paul Vaughan looks at the complex libel laws which affect the sensibilities, subjects, and ultimately, the books of writers of fiction and biography. With Francis King, Clancy Sigal, Peter Mayer, Tom Rosinthal and John Mortimer, QC.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Francis King
Unknown: Clancy Sigal
Unknown: Peter Mayer
Unknown: Tom Rosinthal
Unknown: John Mortimer
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Smart reporting

: Science Now

Presenter David Simmons A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEBAN


Presenter: David Simmons
Producer: Geoff Deeban

: A Book at Bedtime

The Franchise Affair (6) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Music at Night

Last of three programmes of Lieder in English.
Composers Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Schumann Singers SANDRA DUGDALE ANN MURRAY
Original English texts by Tennyson and Scott; translations of other songs by Leslie Minchin.


Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: Bian Rayner
Unknown: Antony Saunders
Songs By: Leslie Minchin.

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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