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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long leave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV PATRICK FORBES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by DILLY BARLOW
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: Libby Purves
Unknown: Patrick Forbes
Read By: Dilly Barlow

: News

: Mid-Week: Noel Edmonds and Company

Noel Edmonds conducts unlimited conversation, interviews and arguments with his guests live in the studio.
Including The Week So Far by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer IAN GARÐHOUSE long wave only


Unknown: Noel Edmonds

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13: My God, I love thee (BBC HB 276); Psalm 116; Matthew 6, vv 19-34 (AV); Love, unto thine own who earnest condescending (BBC HB 523): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Treasure by J. J. MALING
Read by Peter Toddenham long wave only


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

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar. Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Gloom i Broadcast Men 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
The Rt Hon Lord Thomson of Monifieth.
When Daddy Does the Housework : NATALIE WHEEN meets people who have reversed some of the accepted roles of the sexes.
The Wataita Love
Strangers: ANNE WARREN spent three years with Voluntary Service Overseas in Kenya. The Spy's Wife (10) long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Anne Warren

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

So Does the Nightingale by SHELAGH DELANEY As dad lies in his bedroom dying, Alice reveals her plans for a new independent life, shocking her nearest and dearest. She may not be young, but the vital juices still flow as strongly as ever!
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN


Unknown: Shelagh Delaney
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Alice: Linda Polan
Amy: Barbara Laurenson
Auntie Agnes: Margot Boyd
Joe: Leonard Fenton
Priest: Martyn Read

: Through My Window

Today's window gazer is the actor Michael Hordern who considers the view from his cottage beside a trout stream in Berkshire. Producer JOHN HARRISON


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Producer: John Harrison

: Choral Evensong

from Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Introit: Bethlehem Down (Peter Warlock )
Responses (Howells) Psalms: 136, 137, 138 (Lloyd, Ley)
First Lesson: I Maccabees 2, vv 49-end
Canticles: Aedis Christi (Sebastian Forbes ) Second Lesson: 1
Corinthians 15, vv 20-34
Anthem: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (John Gardner )
Organist SIMON PRESTON Assistant organist FRANCIS GRIER


Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Sebastian Forbes
Organist: John Gardner
Organist: Simon Preston
Organist: Francis Grier

: Story Time

Na Fond Return of Love (8)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Will Jones is Dead - Long Live Will Jackson

by Tim Rose Price
A dramatised feature recounting the escape across England of Charles II after his defeat at Worcester. Taken from his own account dictated to Samuel Pepys at
Newmarket in 1680, and other accounts by those who assisted him.
with Ballad sung by TERRY MOLLOY
Other parts played by members of the cast

BBC Birmingham


Writer: Tim Rose Price
Ballad sung by: Terry Molloy
Technical Presentation: Peter Belham
Director: Alaric Cotter
Charles II: Francis Matthews
Wilmot: Jack May
Carlis: Ronald Herdman
Huddlestone: Stephen Hancock
Jane Lane: Shirley Dixon
Wyndham: Roger Hume
Juliana Coningsby: Patricia Gallimore
Phillips: Terry Molloy
Gounter: Michael N Harbour

: Analysis

The North Sea-Saw
There are two sides to
North Sea oil wealth. One is the money it brings: four billion pounds to the Government this year alone from special oil taxes. But there are also bad effects on ordinary industry. Mary Goldring asks whether we can avoid these by learning from the mistakes of other countries that have also ridden the North Sea-Saw.
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5am)


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Harp That Once....

A planxty was a piece of music written by the 17thand 18th-century itinerant Irish harpers as a tribute to particular friends or heroes.
Planxties and verses by TurloughO'Carolan (1670-1738) provide the backbone of Philip Hammond 's portrait of this great Irish harper. Reader AINGEAL GREHAN Producer david byers (First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Philip Hammond

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough. 3: The Third Day of Creation' 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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