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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The choreographer -
Sir Frederick Ashton , who has been associated with The Royal Ballet for most of its 50 years, picks his eight records.
long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton

: Feedback

Tom Verhon confronts producers and nianagement with your criticisms and comments on the BBC.
Write to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tom Verhon
Producer: John Skrine

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Mention smuggling and most people may think first of the modern trade in drugs. But this week's programme ignores that and takes a more general look at smuggling and its various manifestations. Gerald Butt introduces reports from the USA, the USSR, East Africa, the Far East and elsewhere.
A Radio News production by KEVIN RUANE
(Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm) long wave only


Introduces: Gerald Butt
Production By: Kevin Ruane

: Daily Service

NEM. p 93; Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear (BBC HB 259); Psalm 90, w 1-12; Romans 3. vv 29-31, and 4, vv 1-3, 20-25 (RSV); Jesu, guide our way (BBC as 144): long wave only

: Morning Story

Girl on a Platform bV PETER ROBERTS
Read by Jeff Rawle


Read By: Jeff Rawle

: News

lont] wave only

: Four Seasons in a Day

Horizontal rain.... Force-9 gales ... even Force-7 fog in summer! In such conditions. thousands of imported construction workers built Europe's biggest oil terminal at Sullom Voe in Shetland. On the eve of the official opening by HM The Queen, Jack Regan describes the tough negotiations between the oil men and the canny Shetlanders; how the islanders coped with the 'invasion' of 'sooth-moothers'; and the effect of all this on the economy and way of life in Shetland.
Producer BLAIR THOMPSON long wave only


Unknown: Jack Regan
Producer: Blair Thompson

: Bird of the Week

Jim Flegg turns his ear towards the sound that tells us that summer is approaching - the silvery song of the willow warbler. Producer JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Producer: John Harrison.

: News

: YouandYours

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

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
DEE mcintosh takes a look at one of Scotland's oldest and most colourful markets ... The Barras. MURIEL CLARK samples the delights of salmon ... from river to kitchen table.
IAN MCLAREN THOMSON reports on the work of Scotland's silversmiths. BBC Scotland
Close to Home (4) long wave only


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Dee McIntosh
Unknown: Muriel Clark
Unknown: Ian McLaren Thomson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

In the Absence of Loving by RAY BROWN
A chance meeting on holiday brings back a social worker's feeling of failure and provokes a crisis in his family.
Patrick Elliott couldn't help little John Bolton , and now his wife accuses him of the same thing.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Patrick Elliott
Unknown: John Bolton
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Sandra: Sue Jenkins
Mary: Linda Gardner
Patrick: John Shrapnel
Dave: Ian Sharrock
GibletS: John Branwell
DeS DAVID: Fi Kesiiman

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to
Ken Ford about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Drama Up to Now

Performance Drama John Russell Brown presents the fourth of eight programmes on drama in Britain since the war.
Some dramatists seek to confront audiences; others see their primary role as to entertain, and write with a keen sense of the pleasures of performance.
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN considers three dramatists - Peter Nichols , Peter Shaffer and Tom Stoppard - and a theatre director, Joan Littlewood , who have done much to entertain post-war British theatre audiences.
For notes on this series, please send sae 4 in x 6in to: [address removed]


Unknown: John Russell Brown
Unknown: John Russell Brown
Dramatists: Peter Nichols
Dramatists: Peter Shaffer
Dramatists: Tom Stoppard
Director: Joan Littlewood
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

The Beloved Vagabond by w. j. locke abridged in seven parts and read by AUBREY WOODS (7)
Producer DAVID JOHNSTON (Starting on Monday: ' Strange Meeting by Susan Hill )


Unknown: W. J. Locke
Read By: Aubrey Woods
Producer: David Johnston
Unknown: Susan Hill

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only S.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs bringing you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC programmes over the past seven days. Producer JEREMY birchall (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: Profile

A personal portrait
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)

: Any Questions?

Lord Winstanley,
Ann Mallalieu , Robin Ray and Sir Fred Catherwood from the Ashington
Festival at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 6.30 to: Any Answersf, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Sir Fred Catherwood
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback M2 C0, paperback 17.75, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Peter Ustinov's new play,
Ocerheard; and the premiere of lain
Hamilton's opera, Anna Karenina, at the London
Coliseum. Presenter Michael Billington
Producer CARROLL moore


Presenter: Michael Billington
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Milligan


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason Bill Wallis , David Tate Sheila Steafel and the music Of DAVID FIRMAN Written by GUY JENKIN JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD QUICK, JEREMY BROWNE ,
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman
Unknown: Jenkin John Langdon
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (5) long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: The Archive Auction

An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts
William Rees-Mogg to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own.
Producer PAT PRYOR
long wave only


Unknown: William Rees-Mogg
Producer: Pat Pryor

: 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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