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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John TimpsoB and Wendy Jones
6.45* Praitcr for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES 7 0. 8.0 Today's News
Read bv PETER Donaldson
7.30. 8 30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpsob
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Stories by Saki

The last of two readings The Interlopers (RpO

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Princess Grace of Monaco

: Feedback

Tom Vernon takes up your complaints and comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
Producer john SKRINE
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television to: Feedback, BBC,
Broadcasting House, London VIA 4WW


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: John Skrine

: News

: International Assignment

A foreign correspondent on the move often has to operate from some of the Bnest hotels in the world, enjoying not only its comforts but the communications facilities he needs for his job. But such hotels are not always quite so comfortable. especially when they are at the centre of civil war or revolution...
Angus McDermid reports. A Radio News production by KEVIN RUANt :


Unknown: Angus McDermid
Production By: Kevin Ruant

: Daily Service

NEM. p 38; Jesu. our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 126); Psalm 20;
Colossians 1, v 24 to 2, v 5 (rsv); Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (BBC hb 460): long wave onltf

: Morning Story

Doughnuts with Cinnamon by JANET KCCLES
Read by Sally Mates
' She and her sisters had had everything they ever wanted in Poland, before the war. She showed me photographs to prove it. There they were in their fox furs and smart hats, walking in the park they would never see again.


Unknown: Janet Kccles
Read By: Sally Mates

: News

: The King's Astronomer

A Portrait of Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
Two hundred years ago, on 13 March 1781,
WILLIAM HERSCHEL was systematically scanning the skies above Bath through his home-made seven-foot telescope, when he made the first planetary discovery since the dawn of history - Uranus. The discovery transformed Herschel from musician to piofessional astronomer and in his work as private astronomer to George III and first President of the Royal Astronomical Society, he was to revolutionise the science. In National Astronomy Week John Ebdon looks at the life and genius of the man who gave us the modern concept of the Universe.


Unknown: Sir William Herschel
Unknown: William Herschel
Unknown: George Iii
Unknown: John Ebdon
Producer: Brian Cook

: Bird of the Week

When you see the children feeding the ducks on the local pond. do you realise that the mallard duck is a truly wild bird and many go as far as Russia to breed?
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN harrison BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jim Flegg
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

broadcast Thurs 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
An Otter 's Tale: ' Bee ' the otter lives in Gloucestershire with DAPHNE NEVILLE , but how are wild otters faring in this country? Author KIT WILLIAMS joins a discussion on these endearing creatures.
Alone at Home ... with a Young Family: the National Housewives' Register aims to help.
CHERYL ARMITAGE reports on their organisation.
How Old are You,: . old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.'
J. B. SMITH examines the imaginative art of the ' put off ' employed by adults in reply to children's persistent questions.
BBC Bristol
Up the Crossing
5: What are Little Girls Made Oft


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: An Otter
Unknown: Daphne Neville
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: J. B. Smith

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

You and the Night and the Floormop bv CHRIS ALLEN with Myra is a middle-aged office cleaner with a boring daily job and family. Her life is considerably brightened when a handsome security guard joins the firm but she finds, like many of us, that all that glisters is not necessarily gold.


Unknown: Chris Allen
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Myra Stephens: Diana Bishop
Joe Stephens: John Rye
Lorraine Stephens: Patience Tomlinson
Joyce Babbage: Claire Davenport
Sandra: Pauline Letts
Mr Woodrow: David Timson
Leslie Evans: Cyril Shaps
Brian Wilson: Christopher Scott
Mr Wilson: Margaret Robertson
Smíth :: C J Allen

: Down the Garden Path

Geoflrc} Smith talks to
Ken Ford about the week in his and your garden. Producer ken FORD BBC Manchester

: Drama Up to Now

John Russell Brown presents the second of eight programmes on drama in Britain since the War.
Breaking the Surface - Interior Drama
Samuel Beckett 's Waiting for Godut. which received its first London production in 1955, explored the interior life that exists behind spoken thought. It had a profound influence on young British dramatists of the period like Harold Pinter.
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN considers the similarities and differences between these two writers and the influence that Pinter has had, in his turn, on more recent British playwrights. Producer DENNIS SIMMONS
For notes on this series please send sae to: Drama Up to Now, [address removed]


Unknown: John Russell Brown
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Unknown: John Russell Brown
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

Talking to Animals The Woodnouse Way
The last of a series of six programmes recorded at the home of BARBARA WOODHOUSE


Unknown: Barbara Woodhouse
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs
The world of travel and transport.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

Marghanita Laski Professor Bernard Williams
David English and Gore Vidal tackle the issues raised by an audience from Sudbury. Suffolk
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David English
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington presents reviews of two new theatrical productions in London and looks at current trends in the Broadway musical.


Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

A look at the news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and the music of DAVID FIRMAN. Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK,


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman.
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethlll
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Arciier

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea 5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long icavc only

: The Archive Auction

An imaginary sale of the BBC Sound Archives attracts radio critic Vat
Arnold-Forster to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings she would most like to own. long wave only

: Friday Treat

with Dilly Barlow
Radio 4 goes up tempo to start the weekend. 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.

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