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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day with PIERS PLOWRIGHT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Read By: Christopher Slade

: News

: Tuesday Call:

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The Earth's Crust
You may think that you re standing on terra firma. but in fact large sections of the earth's crust are in constant movement, giving rise to earthquakes. volcanoes and mountain ranges - sometimes leaving fossils of sea creatures imprisoned in rocks thousands of feet above the level of the oceans. Beneath the soil lie valuable mineral deposits, including precious metals. oil. coal and natural gas. How did they get there? How are deserts formed? Will England sink into the sea?
Professor Ian Gass , geologist, and Fred Dunning , Curator of the Geological Museum, join Sue Mac Gregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Professor Ian Gass
Unknown: Fred Dunning
Unknown: Mac Gregor

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; The advent of our King (BBC HB 39): Psalm 9; Isaiah 40. vv 21-31 (AV); On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry (BBC HB 38): long wave only

: Story Time

Northanger Abbey
7: A Very Nice Walk

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Bomb by JAMES DOUGLAS with Sylvia Coleridge
MISS JENNY: Nobody seems to like bombs. Yet people makebombs.People make them and throw them at each other.
EDDIE: Because they re scared, that's why.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER long wave only


Unknown: James Douglas
Unknown: Sylvia Coleridge
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Mark: Derek Hand
Eddie: Jim Culleton
Miss Jenny: Sylvia Coleridge

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you -the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds, and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
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Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston in Dun-stable, Bedfordshire
12.5SWeather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters.
What Did You Do in School Today!: BARBARA MYERS talks to JULIA KNIGHT about the new series which starts tomorrow.
Viking Dig: how the Vikings came to Derby-shire. DENNIS MCCARTHY reports on an international dig.
Pied Piper by NEVIL SHUTE abridged in 12 instalments by JANET HICKSON
Read by John Westbrook (1) For personal reasons, though the times were unpropitious, John How ard wanted badly to go for a fishing holiday in France. He went fishing for the first time in the hamlet of Cidoton on 29 May. He came back that evening tired and happy, had dinner and went to bed. In that way he missed the first broadcasts of the evacuation of Dunkirk. For it was the early summer of 1940. (Music: Sibelius's 5th Symphony) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Julia Knight
Unknown: Dennis McCarthy
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: John Westbrook
Unknown: John How

: News

: Middlemarch

(George Eliot Centenary: Wednesday 8.0 pm, R3)


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: George Eliot

: Kingdoms in the Sun

Britain and Portugal: The Oldest Alliance
In the last of six talks about his Iberian journey last summer, novelist Joseph Hone reflects on the long British association with Portugal; visiting the Anglican cemetery in Lisbon, and going north to Oporto to sample liquid reasons for this cordial alliance. Series producer


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: A Singer Remembers

With the help of gramophone records, the English contralto Mary Jarred looks back over her career.
Introduced by a singer of today, Ian Partridge


Contralto: Mary Jarred
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Short Story

The Long Way Home by GRAHAM EDWARDS
Read by Sion Probert


Read By: Sion Probert

: 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

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain. Second Round 12: North East HORNSEA SCHOOL, Humberside c Home Counties
WYCOMBE HIGH SCHOOL, High Wycombe Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny
Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY and NIGEL RICHARDSON. Producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER tRptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Touch of Genius

Rebin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievement of some of the world's greatest musicians. This week: the Austrian conductor
Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Rebin Ray
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: The Fact of Death

Janet Hitchman, the author and broadcaster who died on 19 May 1980, talked to Hallam Tennyson about her attitude to her illness which she knew to be fatal. Her daughter, her surgeon and consultant also take part in the programme. 'Now that I'm 63 I think I'm a nicer person than I've ever been, simply because I have come to terms with life.'


Subject: Janet Hitchman
Interviewer/Compiled and produced by: Hallam Tennyson

: In Touch

In this edition, Peter White looks at the current situation of braille book publishing. Presented by David Scott Blackhall Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in with queries, sugges-tions or comments relat-ing to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.9 pm


Unknown: Peter White
Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Hordes of the Things: 2

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
King Yulfric the Wise, the Third Lord of Albion: Paul Eddington
Crown Prince Veganin of Albion: Simon Callow
Agar, Son of Athar: Christian Rodska
Queen Elfreda of Albion: Maggie Steed
First Adviser: Hugh Thomas
Second Adviser: David Ross
Dyandetes, the Three Faced Sybil: Denise Coffey
Radox the Green: Frank Middlemass

: A Book at Bedtime

Novel on Yellow Paper 2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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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