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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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

Contributors

Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV BARRIE ALLCOTT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people, including Sue awley's birthday guest and The Week So Far by Russell Davies
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only from 9.50

Contributors

Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only
Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM p110; Beloved, let us love (BBC HB 373); Psalm 16; Romans 6, vv 1-14
(Rsv); Forth in thy name, O Lord (BBC HB 406) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Fox by JEREMY BURGESS
Read by Sean Barrett
' I've come to see about those young foxes you've got up the back there.
They'll be eating all my birds soon, and your mother's chickens, so something's got to be done about them.' long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Burgess
Read By: Sean Barrett

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only until 11.20

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon

Contributors

Presenter: Bill Breckon

: The Buckingham Palace Connection

by TED WILLIS (2)
12.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Willis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics In and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Baroness Gaitskell
Do You Know Britain? (3): Sonia Beesley visits rural mid-Wales.
Any Other Business: Janet Cohen reviews some of the more domestic issues recently raised at Westminster.
Close to Home (7)
long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Final Words by RICHARD FREEMAN
It's the National Scrabble Final and Hazel is all set to win. Alan also finds himself a finalist, but he's too interested in tire latest cricket score to care one way or tire other ...
Other parts played by SONIA FRASER , ALEXANDER JOHN , JANE KNOWLES , CATHERINE OWEN and DAVID PONTING
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Freeman
Played By: Sonia Fraser
Played By: Alexander John
Played By: Jane Knowles
Played By: Catherine Owen
Played By: David Ponting
Directed By: Brian Miller
Hazel: Pauline Letts
Derek: Rex Holdsworth
Sue: Margo Gunn
Alan: Haydn Wood
MC: Alexander John

: Letter from Egypt

During his four years In Egypt, Bob Jobbins has travelled to almost every corner of the land, constantly aware of the vast army of earlier explorers - great writers, merchants, administrators and casual travellers - who have all set down their own impressions of Egypt. Many still hold good today-
Producer PADDY OKEEFFI

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Jobbins
Producer: Paddy Okeeffi

: Choral Evensong

from
Norwich Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (Leighton)
Psalm 68 (Elgar; Turle and Smart)
Lessons: Deuteronomy 11, vv 18-25; Titus 2, vv 11-15 Office hymn (AMR):
Great mover of all hearts (316) (Chapel Royal)
Canticles (Howells in G) Anthem: 0 Lord, arise into thy resting-place (Weelkes)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
MICHAEL NICHOLAS
Assistant organist MALCOLM ARCHER
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Nicholas
Organist: Malcolm Archer

: Story Time

Strange Meeting (3)

: PM

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

Contributors

Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: 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)

Contributors

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

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

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

Contributors

Presented By: Roger Cook

: Charles Parker

(1919-80)
An introduction by Anthony Schooling to the achievement of Charles Parker , the BBC radio producer. In close collaboration with Ewan MacCoIl and Peggy Seeger , Parker created in the late 50s a new radio form, the actuality radio ballad - a synthesis of real-life recordings, folk-style music and recorded effects. With the voices Of CHARLES PARKER EWAN MACCOLL and others
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS followed by

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Schooling
Unknown: Charles Parker
Unknown: Ewan MacCoil
Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Unknown: Charles Parker
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Producer: John Theocharis

: The Ballad of John Axon

by EWAN MACCOLL and CHARLES PARKER
The story of John Axon, GC - an engine-driver who stayed on the footplate of his runaway train and was killed - and of the tradition of railway service for which he stands, told by his widow and his workmates with footplate and engine-shed recordings. Set into song by EWAN MACCOLL with A. L. LLOYD
ISLA CAMERON. STAN KELLY COLIN DUNN
DOMINIC BEHAN CHARLES MAYO DICK LOVELESS
JIM BRAY (bass) FITZROY COLEMAN (guitar) TERRY BROWN (trumpet) BOB CLARK (fiddle) JOHN COLE (harmonica) BRIAN DALEY (guitar) BILLY LOCH (drums) BOB MICKLEBURY (trombone) BRUCE TURNER (clarinet)
Orchestration and music direction PEGGY SEEGER
Technical direction under JOHN BOWER
Production by CHARLES PARKER
(First broadcast on the Home Service in 1958)

Contributors

Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Charles Parker
Unknown: John Axon
Unknown: Iwan MacColl
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Isla Cameron.
Unknown: Stan Kelly
Unknown: Colin Dunn
Unknown: Dominic Behan
Unknown: Arles Mayo
Unknown: Dick Loveless
Bass: Jim Bray
Guitar: Fitzroy Coleman
Guitar: Terry Brown
Unknown: Bob Clark
Unknown: John Cole
Guitar: Brian Daley
Unknown: Billy Loch
Unknown: Bob Micklebury
Clarinet: Bruce Turner
Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Unknown: John Bower
Production By: Charles Parker

: Analysis

The Velvet Mousetrap
Two men earn the same wage yet when they retire, one is three times better off than the other. Should the pensions' business be such a lottery? Whose fault is it? Many newly redundant men are beginning to ask why the pension they thought they had is slipping from their grasp. Mary Goldring explores the financial labyrinth of public and private pension schemes, and the reputed cost of putting the anomalies right. Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of the English premiere of Brian Friel 's play Translations at the Hampstead Theatre; and Gillian Freeman 's novel An Easter Egg Hunt. Presented by Paul Vaughan
Producer CLARE SELERIE

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Friel
Unknown: Gillian Freeman
Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (10)

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (8) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Ivan Chonkin

: 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.

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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