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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day FR ERIC DOYLE. OFM
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Fr Eric Doyle.
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Goodwill at Christmas
Do you have a good scheme locally for brightening the Christmas season for others? Or would you like to know how to organise some help? Or to find out how to offer your time and effort? A chance to share ideas, and ask advice of Elspeth Kyle , of the National Volunteer Centre, and Nicholas llinton , Director of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Elspeth Kyle
Unknown: Nicholas Llinton

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 67; Holy Spirit, truth divine (BBC HB 155); Psalm 119. pt 3; Genesis 24. vv 63-67, and 25, vv 20-26 (av): Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC HB 3521; long wave only

: Story Time

Northanger Abbey
2: Old Friends and New

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Waving to a Train by MARTYN READ and A summer day. late in June 1953. The kind of day that exists only in memory.' Richard looks back on this special childhood day.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER long ware only
(Michael Jayston is in ' Private Lives ' at the Duchess Theatre. London)


Directed By: David Spenser
Unknown: Michael Jayston
with Richard: Michael Jayston
Mother: Diana Bishop
Susan: Elizabeth Lindsay
a boyRichard: Jim Lidstone

: Wildlife

Chris Mead. Michael Mor ris and Pat Morris dispatch another batch of listeners' wildlife questions. Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT (Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Chris Mead.
Unknown: Michael Mor
Unknown: Pat Morris
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather; programme

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long ware only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Reading Your Letters.
Just One Day: JANE FINNIS spends 24 hours with GINNY BLOOM Who has been deaf since birth.
Personal View: PEARL BINDER speaks her mind. The Opportunity of a Lifetime (11): long ware only


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Ginny Bloom Who

: News

: Middlemarch



Unknown: George Eliot

: Kingdoms in the Sun

Lisbon - Sweet Winds
In the fifth of six talks about his travels in Iberia, novelist Joseph Hone arrives in Lisbon.


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Soul of Burma

Anne Catchpole introduces the voices and sounds of the religion which permeates every aspect of life in Burma: Buddhism. Recording in and around Rangoon, she meets monks and nuns, children and adults, and reflects on a belief which is in almost every respect the antithesis of western attitudes and values.


Unknown: Anne Catchpole

: Short Story

The Treasure by J. J. MALING
Read by Peter Tuddenham


Unknown: J. J. Maling
Read By: Peter Tuddenham

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewell and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Geoff Watts reports.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry of the Italian pianist, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli


Unknown: Robin Ray
Pianist: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

: Reel Evidence

Just Desserts!
Sugar, like oil. is big business. On average we eat about two pounds a week of seductive ' white gold ' although most experts are agreed it can be a real threat to our health. Why is information on sugar often misleading. and even inaccurate? A weighty report now being submitted to the Health Education Council, asks that the public be told the full story.
Bill Breckon examines these allegations and reports on the relationship between sugar, health and big business.


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: In Touch

Margaret Ford suggests some Christmas presents that might be appreciated by blind people of all ages.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information given, or comment on issues raised. phone [number removed]from 8.30-10.0 pm.


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

The Great Vincent Crummies and his Thespian Galaxy
On the occasion of the Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of their adaptation of Nicholas Nickleby. Michael Oliver goes backstage in the Victorian theatre, both in fact. and as fictionalised by Charles Dickens whose imagination and personality were steeped in the stage from the age of seven, when he first saw the great clown Grimaldi. Speakers include
Emlyn Williams , Trevor Nunn , Peter Baldwin and Philip Collins


Unknown: Vincent Crummies
Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby.
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Philip Collins
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: Hordes of the Things

A new series - an epic fantasy in at least four parts by A.P.R. Marshall and J.H.W. Lloyd


Writer: A.P.R. Marshall
Writer: J.H.W. Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Chronicler: Patrick Magee
Agar, Son of Athar: Christian Rodska
King Yulfric the Wise, the Third Lord of Albion: Paul Eddington
Crown Prince Veganin of Albion: Simon Callow
Radox the Green: Frank Middlemass
Maliadoc, another Yokel/King Yulfric's first advisor: Hugh Thomas
King Yulfric's First Assistant Advisor: David Ross
Dyandetes, the Three-faced Sybil: Denise Coffey

: A Book at Bedtime

Ploughman of the Moon < 7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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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