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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Praller for the Day THE VEN NIGEL MCCULLOCH
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Nigel McCulloch
Read By: Christopher Slade

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Substitute Fuels
Oil is increasingly expensive, so what feasible alternatives are there? Are wind- and wave-power capable of fulfilling our energy needs? Could we heat our homes by solar energy - or by burning municipal waste? Is there any real possibility of an electric car that would do more than short journeys? Put your questions on substitute fuels to Ian Fells. Professor of Energy Conversion at the University of Newcastle, and Dr Nigel Lucas. Lecturer in Energy Policy, Imperial College, London. Sue Mac Gregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Ian Fells.
Unknown: Dr Nigel Lucas.
Unknown: Mac Gregor

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 42; 0 Love, .how deep, how broad, how high (BBC HB 73); Psalm 98; Genesis 16. vv 1-11 (AV); Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC HB 519) long wave only

: Story Time

Towards the End of the Morning (12)

: News

long wave onty

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Shadow Tick by LESLEY CLIVE
On her first-ever holiday Mavis, a 17-year-old girl from Liverpool, meets a young man who seems to offer her hope for the future. They enjoy an idyllic week. but what will happen when she has to go home?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS long wave only


Unknown: Lesley Clive
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Madge: Sheila Fay
Mavis: Julie Walters
Doreen: Nona Shepphard
Paul: Andrew Branch

: Wildlife

1 Can woodpigeons see in the dark? If not. how do these lunatic birds who belt out of the trees when disturbed at night, get back to mother earth?
The team sheds some light on your wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated- Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnstone in Chagford, Devon
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnstone

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Dear Father Christmas: ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and GEOFF AMOS suggest some books for keen gardeners.
Reading Your Letters.
The Last Hindu Kingdom: marking the state visit of the King and Queen of Nepal, ANNE CATCHPOLE meets some of the people who know the country well.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime (6): long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Geoff Amos
Unknown: Anne Catchpole

: News

: Middlemarch



Unknown: George Eliot

: Kingdoms in the Sun

Madrid - Put Money In thy Purse.
In the fourth of six talks about his journey through Spain and Portugal last year, novelist Joseph Hone comes to Madrid in high summer, a ferociously burnt race-track of a city, largely given over to Mammon. The centre still holds in Spain today; while the old Kingdoms imagine their freedoms, only the leafy Retiro gardens and a sea-haunted cellar-bar seem real ... Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: One Man's River

The man: Richard Sey mour. naval officer turned countryman; the river: the sparkling Hampshire chalk stream, the Meon. Martin Muncaster tells the story of Richard's 25 years of voluntary spare-time struggle in all weathers and conditions, to save nine miles of this delightful trout stream fiom dereliction.


Unknown: Richard Sey
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: John Haslam

: Short Story

Dark Street by PETER EMMET
Read by Sinn Probert


Unknown: Peter Emmet
Read By: Sinn Probert

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewell and Jack Regan
5.50 Shipping forecast long mare only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Jack Regan

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

Second Round 10: Scotland
HOLY CROSS HIGH SCHOOL, Hamilton. v Midlands
Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY and NIGEL RICHARDSON Producer
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Corby Questionmasters Tim
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care-from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP'S surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and. achievement of some of the world's greatest musicians.
This week: the Spanish cellist. Pablo Casals


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Pablo Casals

: The Countryside in Autumn

(Details. Friday 11.5 am)

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped.
In this edition Margaret Ford explains how the changes in supplementary benefitswillaffectblind people.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information given, or comment on issues raised, phone [number removed]from 8.30-10.0 pm Handbook, same title, £1.50, available by post, address is on page 3


Unknown: Margaret Ford
Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Burkiss Way

: A Book at Bedtime

Ploughman of the Moon (2): long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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