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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prauer for the Dai) THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Dan


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Mid-Week: Russell Harty's People

The ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people, including The Week So Far by Busseir Davies
Producer IAN GARDHOUSE long wave only from 9.50


Unknown: Busseir Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

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

: Daily Service

NEM p 79; for the beauty of the earth (BBC at 272); Canticle 6, pt 2; Romans15.vv7to13 and 16, vv 25 to 27 (Rsv); Praise, 0 praise our God (BBC HB 441) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Bridge by H. E. BATES
Read by Shirley Dixon Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only until 11.20

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills
News, views and advice for consumers.


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Buckingham Palace Connection

A five-part serial dramatised for radio by TED WILLIS from his own novel
Ekaterinburg 1918:
Captain Tremayne has had to bring forward his attempt to rescue the Tsar and the Imperial Royal family from the Bolsheviks. He and Kasakov prepare for the assault on the House of Special Purpose.
5: The Secret of the Forest
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
12.55 Weather; programme news.


Unknown: Ted Willis
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
himself: Ted Willis
Lord Tremayne: Maurice Denham
Captain Tremayne: Jeremy Clyde
Lady Tremayne: Joyce Carey
Meg: Elizabeth Proud
Major Story: Bob Sherman
Colonel Kasakov: Sean Barrett
Nikolai DukOT: Haydn Wood
MogilOV: Nicholas Courtney
Klaus: John Rye
Kelly: John Livesey
Samarin: James Windsor
Sister Lyudmilla: Pauline Letts
Sister Elizabieta: Jane Knowles
Gromeko: Cyril Shaps
Voitec: David McAlister
Corporal: John Webb

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the actor and broadcaster, Hubert Gregg.
Reading Your Letters. Would You Stand for Thist: Bob Prizeman examines National Anthems in all their variety.
Do's, Don'ts and Dodges: sewing hints from BETTY FOSTER.
A Death Out of Season (I) long wave only
(Hubert Gregg , says
Thanks for the Memory, Radio 2, Wednesday
10.30 pm)


Unknown: Hubert Gregg.
Unknown: Bob Prizeman
Unknown: Betty Foster.
Unknown: Hubert Gregg

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Rattling the Railings by PETER TERSON
, I'm frightened of living alone for the rest of my life: I might grow queer and hit the cheap sherry; I might wear purple hats and too many beads and rattle the railings of the park with my stick.'
(First broadcast in 1979)


Unknown: Peter Terson
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Pauline: Elizabeth Proud
Dad: Timothy Bateson
Brenda: Anna Keaveney
Alec MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Robert: Nigel Anthony

: Letter from a Globe-Trotter

Ian Mitchell , after nine years as a BBC foreign correspondent and foreign news editor, has been adjusting his perspectives on a round-the-world journey. Series producer FADDY O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Ian Mitchell

: Choral Evensong

Canterbury Cathedral
Introit: Psallite Domino (Byrd). Responses
(Ayleward). Psalm 18 (Atkins, Buck, Eivey) First Lesson:
Deuteronomy 31, v 30 to 32, v 14
Canticles: Third Service (Anthony Piccolo ) Second Lesson: 1 John 1, v 1 to 2, v 6; Anthem: My soul, there is a country (Parry)
Assistant organist DAVID FLOOD


Unknown: Anthony Piccolo
Organist: Allan Wicks
Organist: David Flood

: Story Time

Bahama Crisis
by DESMOND BAGLEY abridged in ten parts by BARRY CAMPBELL , read by LEWIS FIANDER (10)
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Bagley
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Joan Bakewell On VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

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

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

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


Presented By: Roger Cook

: A Pity Success Has Come So Late in Life

Violet Carson recalls life before she donned a hair net and became Ena Sharples; how she and her younger sister joined the Market Street Cinema orchestra; being a solo with the BBC Northern Orchestra, singing in Children's Hour, playing 'anything and everything they threw at me' in Have a Go and becoming a radio actress. Introduced by Geoffrey Wheeler
BBC Manchester


Subject: Violet Carson
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler
Writer/Producer: Trevor Hill

: Analysis

Whipping the Cream
Academics are protesting loudly over the Government's decision to cut spending on universities and polytechnics. Are the cuts ust meant to balance the Treasury's books? Or has the Government got a clear idea for a new policy on higher education?
Presenter Mary Goldring Producer DAVID MORTON
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Presenter: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Maybury, the BBC2 drama series set in the psychiatric unit of a general hospital; and The Art of David Munrow , a three-record set commemorating the versatility of this talented musician. Presented by Paul Vaughan


Unknown: David Munrow
Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with David Lay

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (13)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

The Sea Wolf (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

About this project

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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