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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by Allan Wright
A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Scotland
S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE RT REV
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: Michael Hare-Duke
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A mystery tour with the personalities who will be making the news this week. Mystery man with field-glasses,
Kenneth Robinson ; mystery voice, Fred Housego.


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; Virgin-born, we bow before thee (BBC HB 240); Psalm 27, pt 1;
Luke 2, vv 22-35, 39 (AV); Jesu, guide our way (BBC HB 144): long wave only

: Morning Story

Fergus by JOYCE HOLMS Read by Fraser Kerr
Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

long wave only

: A Man of Enterprise and Genius

by JOHN AND JULIA KEAY The tragic story of the Scottish explorer
Alexander Gordon Laing who, in 1825, left Tripoli to solve the mystery of the River Niger and become the first Christian in modern times to reach the legendary city of Timbuktu.
Narrated by Patrick Malahide with David Bannerman as Laing
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland long wave only


Unknown: Julia Keay
Unknown: Alexander Gordon Laing
Unknown: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: David Bannerman
Played By: Jill Fenner
Played By: John Sheddem
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Patricia Beer Readers HUGH BURDEN and PENELOPE LEE
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Patricia Beer
Readers: Hugh Burden
Readers: Penelope Lee
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Quote ... Unquote

with Douglas Adams , Judi Dench , Russell Harty and Kenneth Robinson
Quotations read by RONALD Fletcher. Devised and presented by NIGEL REES
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Talking Point.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON GOW previews films on BBCtv during the next fortnight.
I See a Need: LINDSAY MACKIE meets people who've led a campaign
(1) - GWEN JAMES Of Voice for the Child in Care Cousin Phillis byELIZABETH GASKELL abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON. Read by Michael Jayston (1)
' I see her now - Cousin Phillis. She was dressed in dark blue cotton of some kind, with a little frill of the same wherever it touched her white skin. And such a white skin it was! I have never seen the like.' (Music: Glare's Harp Concerto)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Lindsay MacKie
Unknown: Gwen James
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Delia Paton.
Read By: Michael Jayston
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre


: Just the Job

An occasional series about people who are happy at their work. Thisweek:
Janet Guy , dentist
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Janet Guy
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

No Fond Return of Love (11)

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewell and Gordon Clough
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O.Clock News

including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

Alfred Marks illustrate the subject's humour with jokes, quotes and press clippings, as well as recorded comedy from
TOM LEHRER , PETER SELLERS NOEL COWARD, ALAN BENNETT PETER COOK , DUDLEY MOORE If we said to people's faces what we say behind one another's backs, society would be impossible. (BALZAC) Written by FRANK muir and SIMON BRETT


Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Simon Brett

: News

: The News Quiz

: The Monday Play

The Lift by ALLAN BERRIE with and This political tragedy is set in a poets' and writers' apartment block in Moscow for what the author calls The Beautiful Dream (1924-27) and The Terrible Reality
(1928-35). It focuses on the literary aspirations and disillusion of Boris Brodski. The lift takes on sinister overtones as it carries State Police to arrest the latest dissident writer.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Allan Berrie
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Boris Brodski: David Buck
Varia Makovsky: Morag Hood
Ekaterina Denlsov: Sonia Fraser
Ivan Leshenkov: Martyn Read
Galina Leshenkov: Elizabeth Ryder
Dmitri Surov: David Timson
Tatka Surov: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Kornei Zhukovski: Michael Spice
Sannikov: Peter Pacey
Christian Popov: Steve Hodson
Valentin Morozov: Anthony Hyde
Vladimir Mayakovsky/Leopold Averbakh: Sean Barrett
Cherkassov: Nick Brimble
Voronsky: John Boit
Maxim Gorki: Gordon Reid
Lyuba: Amanda Murray
Nikolai Bukharin: John Liveset

: Letters from India

Three programmes 2: Letter from the Kalka Mail
Gerald Priestland recently travelled aboard one of the great trains that roll across northern India from Simla to Calcutta. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Robert Eagle A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Robert Eagle
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough
6: My New Farm 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.

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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