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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DILLY BARLOW
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Michael Glanville-Smith
Read By: Dilly Barlow

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

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: News

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: People and Places

A series looking at community life in four contrasting areas of Wales. 3: Railway View, Llwynypia
A street in the Rhondda where the old togetherness has given way to a looser sense of identity - and where people look frankly at themselves and their neighbours.
Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales long wave only


Produced By: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM. p 9; The Lord'is
King! Lift up thy voice (BBC HB 26); Canticle 6. pt 1; Matthew 9, vv 2-18 (av); Father, hear the prayer we offer BBC HB 352): long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Dillwyn Owen 'Seth the draper went over to the new shop and there on her knees in the window was Annette herself. Seth stared at her with fascination. Her red hair was waved and two large earrings hung from her small ears. The woman was young. and Seth felt old ... '


Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

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: File on 4

Reagan's Vietnam ?
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: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialised experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire
Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW long note only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC shopping Basket. Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Never Too Late

12.55 Weather; programme new.

: 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
Up in Smoke: SIMON CALDER looks at wood-burning stoves,
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
A Sort of Genius, on the 100th anniversary of Thomas Carlyle 's death, ERIAN WILKS pays tribute to the historian s wife, Jane.
Cousin Phillis 4) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Simon Calder
Unknown: Thomas Carlyle
Unknown: Erian Wilks

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Noon Ghosts by CATHERINE LUCY CZERKAWSKA with ... The midday ghost
... coming towards you in the heat of the day. Coming through the cornfields when you least expect such things. You can't close your eyes and creep under the covers and wait for the daylight to come. Not with the midday ghost. It's just there, in front of you. An old man, exiled in Scotland, is haunted by memories of his life in Poland before the Second World War.
Directed by MARILYN IRFLAND. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Catherine Lucy Czerkawska
Directed By: Marilyn Irfland.
Andrzej: Callum Mill
Jan: And Henry Stamper
Young Andrzej: David Bannerman
Ursula: Jill Fenner
Anton: Sean Barratt
Leech Woman/Mrs Kahul: Gwyneth Guthrie
Mrs Laskowska: Diana Olsson

: Fritz Spiegl's Musical Alphabet

This week ' R ' is for rags, ragas and rocks. records

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

The Towers of Trebizond 2: llion's Columned Citadel

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs. Producer


Introduced By: David Jacobs.
Unknown: Carole Stone.

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated. Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

Women Poets
It is widely believed among lovers of poetry that the great poets in our literature are men. In this series of nine programmes, Jeni Couzyn demonstrates that in the neglect of women writers we are missing a vital part of our literary heritage. This first programme is devoted to the 17th-century poet Aphra Behn. Readers Liane Aukin, Jane Knowles
Producer Alec Reid


Presenter: Jeni Couzyn
Reader: Liane Aukin
Reader: Jane Knowles
Producer: Alec Reid

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Daniel Barenboim

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Charles Dutoit
direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London Part 1

Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23, in A (K 488)


Pianist: Daniel Barenboim
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted by: Charles Dutoit

: Who Needs a Conductor?

In earlier times ensembles got along very well without a masterful figure beating time in front of them, and only when the forces became larger did he become a necessity.
In this talk Neville Garden looks at the prominent role of the conductor and the extent to which he governs the orchestra's performance. BBC Scotland


Speaker: Neville Garden

: Daniel Barenboim

Part 2
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1, in D minor
(In association with Legal and General Assurance Society Ltd to mark the 25th anniversary of Daniel Baretiboiin's first appearance in London)
9.59* Weather

: * The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough
9: Meditation While Singling Mangolds 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.

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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