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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhcad and Libby Purves
8.45* Prayer for the Day THE VEN NIGEL MCCULLOCH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7 30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhcad
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Nigel McCulloch
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week: Sherrin after Breakfast

Ned Sherrin presides over live interviews, reviews and gentle mischief. Including RUSSELL DAVIES 'S look at The Week So Far Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46: My Lord. my life, my love (BBC HB 330); Psalm 32; Genesis 18, vv 1-15 (av); God of eternity. Lord of the ages (BBC HB 390) long wave only
Book, New Every Morning, £1.75 hardback, £1.25 paperback, from bookshops

: Story Time

Towards the End of the Morning (13) long wave only

: News

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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 Guest of the Week: Mary Quant
Fashionable Froth: RON ALLDRIDGE peers behind the mask of make-up. Reading Your Letters. Dear Father Christmas.......
MAEVE BINCIIY and JOHN JULIUS NORWICH suggest books for armchair travellers.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime (7) long ware only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Mary Quant
Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Face in the Mirror by DELORES BARON with Pauline Letts as Kay and John Carson as Ian Kay is faced with a familiar problem. Her children have grown up and left home, her husband is preoccupied with his job, she feels useless and unwanted. And when she accidentally takes something from a shop without paying for it, her troubles really begin ... with PETER BALDWIN GRAHAM FAULKNER and JOHN CHURCH Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Delores Baron
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: John Carson
Unknown: Ian Kay
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Beth: Caroline Langrishe
Alice/Girl in bureau: Jenny Twigge
PC/Peter: David Timson
Man on train/Magistrate: David Gooderson
Nella: Josie Kidd
Brenda/WPC: Janet Henfrey
Miss Green: Peggy Paige
Mr Gordon: Roger Hammond
Mrs Gordon: Eva Stuart

: Choral Evensong

from Rochester Cathedral Introit: 0 Lord, support us (Barry Ferguson ) Responses (Reading)
Psalms: 98, 99, 100, 101 (Barry Ferguson , Stanley Vann , Walmisley, T. H. Webb )
First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 43, vv 13-end
Canticles: Stanford in c
Second Lesson: Revelation 15
Anthem: Lord, thou hast been our refuge (William Boyce )
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Assistant Organist DAVID POULTER


Unknown: Barry Ferguson
Unknown: Barry Ferguson
Unknown: Stanley Vann
Unknown: T. H. Webb
Organist: William Boyce
Unknown: Barry Ferguson
Organist: David Poulter

: Short Story

Mr Penfold by H. K. BATES
Read by Hugh Dickson


Unknown: Mr Penfold
Unknown: H. K. Bates
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: PM

The news magazine Presenters Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: The Senior Partner

Andrew Cruickshank in an eight-part light drama series
(Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Donald Bull
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Nancy Mitchell
Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Gordon Kane
Unknown: John Dunbar
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank

: News

: The Archers

(Rcpeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Action Desk Edition
(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: The Reith Lectures 1980

Unmasking Medicine
Six talks by Ian Kennedy , Reader in Law and Executive Director of the Centre of Law, Medicine and Ethics at King's College, London. 3: Suffer the Little Children
'We must make it clear that we are not content to watch our health care services merely tick over at their present level, far less, slowly disintegrate. There can be, and must be, improvement and it is our responsibility to ensure it happens.'
IAN KENNEDY proposes we redirect our energies towards promoting better health with special emphasis on child health. 'What is called for, is the realisation that the state of our children's health, and consequently their and our future, is a product of the whole style of our society. If anything is to be done, then some fairly profound political action is called for.' (Rptd: Sun on Radio 3)
This lecture will appear in ' The Listener ' dated 20 November


Reader: Ian Kennedy
Unknown: Ian Kennedy

: Sounds Natural

From the comfort of his home in the gentle valley of Hampshire's River Test, cartoonist Norman Thelwell tells Derek Jones about the wildlife of Heron's Mead, the nature reserve he has created on his own doorstep.
Producer JOHN BURTON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Norman Thelwell
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: Analysis

The Ripple Effect
When the motor industry sneezes, who catches a cold? In the first of a new Analysis series of ten programmes. Mary Goldring follows the anatomy of a recession from car to castings. How do companies protect themselves from the knock-on effect when the big buyers cut back? Is there such a thing as a slump survival kit?
Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Colin Ford
9.5S Weather


Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Ploughman of the Moon (3): long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends 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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