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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV BILL SARGENT
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.
Including The Week So Far by Russell Davies and a song from Victoria Wood
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only from 9.50


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 75; Father of peace and God of love
<PBC HB 488); Psalm 119, part 2; Romans 2. v 25 to 3, v 9 (RSV); My God, my Father, make me strong (BBC HB 357) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Editor Regrets by P. G. WODEBOUSE
Read by Jonathan Cecil ' I don't know if you have ever called at a hotel with a view to pinching a signed photograph but technical difficulties present themselves at the very outset - notably the problem of how to get in.' long wave only


Unknown: P. G. Wodebouse
Read By: Jonathan Cecil

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. long wave only until 11.20


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Buckingham Palace Connection

12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ted Willis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week:
Barbara Shenfield , the new Chairman of the WRVS. Diary of a Country
Parish: ROBIN PAGE talks about last month in his Cambridgeshire village. Pick of the Paperbacks: MAEVE BINCHEY and ANDREW SINCLAIR discuss theirchoice.
D.s, Don't-5 and Dodges: sewing hints from BETTY FOSTER.
Close to Home (2) long wave only


Unknown: Barbara Shenfield
Unknown: Andrew Sinclair
Unknown: Betty Foster.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A young servant girl is employed in the household of the writer Thomas Carlyle , during the time he is working on his celebrated history of the French Revolution. He is irritated by her boisterous nature, she by his creative temperament. But when disaster strikes, it is she who saves him.... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Georgina Reid
Unknown: Thomas Carlyle
Thomas Carlyle: Bill Paterson
Sarah: Rosalind Adams
Jane Carlyle: Jennifer Piercey
Mrs Welsh: Eva Stuart
John Stuart Mill: John Webb

: Letter from Jerusalem

Michael Elkins reminisces on 25 years as a correspondent in Israel.


Unknown: Michael Elkins

: Choral Evensong

from the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
Introit: Cantate Domino (pitoni)
Responses (W. Smith) Psalms: 32, 33, 34
(Cooper, Pye, Martin)
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 33, vv 1 and 26-29.
Canticles; Whettam (First Service)
Second Lesson: Romans 6 vv 12-14 and 20-23
Anthem: My beloved pakeTHadley).
Director Of Music PHILIP LEDGER
Organ scholar JOHN BUTT


Music: Philip Ledger
Unknown: John Butt

: Story Time

The Beloved Vagabond (5)

: PM

The news magazine
Presenters Susannah Simon and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simon
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC Newsmen around the world

: 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

Written by DEBBIE cook
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Peggv Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
CJarrie: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Checkpoint

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


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Analysis

Europe: What's In It for Me?
Great promises of prosperity were made when Britain joined the Common Market eight years ago. Mary Goldring visits four parts of Britain to find out if the EEC has lived up to expectation. What effect has it had on industry? Has it helped farmers? How much money is coming from Brussels? Her findings are backed by a specially commissioned national public opinion poll and the results are put to leading politicians. Producer CAROLINE THOMSON


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: Caroline Thomson

: Kaleidoscope

British on Broadway
New York theatres have been invaded by British productions this season. Amadeus, Rose and Pial are all selling out.
Natalie Wheen talks to British actors, directors and the producers who select the shows for Broadway. starring Glenda Jackson Jane Lapotaire
Ian McKellen , Jim Dale George Rose , Joe Papp and Sir Peter Hall


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: George Rose
Unknown: Joe Papp
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (9)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(pandp tncl) from Radio 4 Poster Offer[address removed] (POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkln (3) long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkln

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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