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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 THE REV PATRICK FORBES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Patrick Forbes
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

According to some recent research, parents of primary school children are uncertain what and how their youngsters are being taught. Does anyone learn tables these days? And if you're playing post offices, can you really be learning to add and subtract?
In the studio to answer questions about your child's first years at school are educationalist, Julia Knight , and Ted Orsborn , obe, headmaster of a south London Primary School.
Barbara Myers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Julia Knight
Unknown: Ted Orsborn
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 5; 0 praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 279); Psalm 96; Matthew 6, vv 1-15 (av); Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Time Thieves by STANLEY ROGER GREEN Read by Michael Elder
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stanley Roger
Read By: Michael Elder
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A-levcls and the Private Eye by TERENCE o'brien When an eager young man casts himself on the job market these days he should be prepared to consider anything and, if his ambition is to be a gumshoe, he ought to expect it ...
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester long wave only


Directed By: Tony Cliff
Ambrose Bonnyweather: Paul Webster
Beatrice Thompson: Penelope Lee
Errol Billington: Russell Dixon
Roy Jenkins: Cliff Howells
Mrs Hanson: Meg Johnson
Mr Hanson: Charles Foster

: Wildlife

. It was about the size of a cat, with a fawn tummy. brown back and head and reminded me of a little bear. What is it? '
Pat Morris , Keith Corbett and Jim Flegg this week answer more of your wildlife questions, and go on the trail of the ' lonesome pine
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) Questions to: Wildlife,
BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: Pat Morris
Unknown: Keith Corbett
Unknown: Jim Flegg
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Down Your Way

12.55Weather; 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
Personal Wonders: chosen by ARTHUR MARSHALL
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters.
Irregular Relations: SALLY THOMPSON reports on some parental attitudes to pre-marital cohabitation. The Spy's Wife (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Sally Thompson

: News

: The Good Soldier Svejk



Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek

: Borderlands

Poland - Crooks and Crusaders
In the fourth of six talks about his travels last summer through Finland and Poland, Joseph Hone arrives in Warsaw just after the Gdansk agreements. On the one hand he finds social deprivation and corruption - on the other, the new Crusaders.
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Not Just Dots on a Washing Line

When Todmorden piano teacher Sylvia Forbes introduces a new piece of music to a young pupil she sings, dances, tells stories, and, as a 12-year-old pupil says, ' She'll kind of paint a picture with it, so it's not just notes like dots on a washing line, because when you come out you have a picture in front of you. and you know that's the way the music's going to be.' SYLVIA FORBES ' gift for inspiring children with a love of music is rare. Kate Fenton visits Todmorden and eavesdrops on one or two lessons. Producer KATE FENTON (First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Introduces: Sylvia Forbes
Unknown: Sylvia Forbes
Unknown: Kate Fenton
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Story Time

No Fond Return of Love (7)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Never Too Late

Thora Hird , Avis
Bunnage, Megs Jenkins in Something to Celebrate with Joe Gladwin , Tom Mennard , Martyn Read
Written by TERRY GREGSON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Written By: Terry Gregson
Producer: Edward Taylor

: 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

: Blackwood's Magazine

In December the last of the great British literary magazines ceased publication. It started off as a vitriolic Tory rag making life uncomfortable for the Whigs. It matured to become a literary pioneer, giving many of the great names of Victorian literature
(Trollope, Reade, George Eliot , Conrad ...) their opportunity to establish a reputation. Latterly it became a bastion of the Empire, publishing stories of exploration and derring-do from all corners of the globe.
Leslie Gardiner takes a personal look at the evolution of what had seemed an immortal literary institution.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Leslie Gardiner
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Voices in Harmony

Marian Foster introduces a choir who sing for their pleasure and yours. This week: Chapter House Choir, York conductor ANDREW CARTER BBC Bristol


Introduces: Marian Foster
Conductor: Andrew Carter

: In Touch

The Royal National
Institute for the Blind's sub-committee was founded to give blind people a voice in the design and production of special aids and equipment. Jane Finnis investigates how far this is being achieved, Presented by David Scott Blackball Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Presented By: David Scott Blackball
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Colin Ford

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Earthsearch

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT. 4:The Solaric Empire Two of the crew of the starship Challenger, searching for Earth which has vanished from the solar system, have landed in a neighbouring planet, Kyros. It appears at first to be uninhabited ...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Writer: James Follett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Astra: Kalhryn Hurlbutt
Darv: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Thorden: John Bott
Helan: Juby Franklin
Segal: Stephen Garlick
Thale: Graham Faulkner

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough
2: The Old House 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.

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