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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new
6.30 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

The people of Israel have delivered their judgment on Mr Begin's government. The Today team assesses the outcome of yesterdays General Election. What are the implications for Israel itself and for the Middle East?
In Jerusalem John Timpson
In London Brian Redhead
t.45 Prater for the Day With Rabbi Hugo Gryn
7.X, 8-t Today's News
Read by Pauline Bushnell
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Mr Begin
Unknown: Hugo Gryn
Read By: Fauhne Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week: Mavis Nicho)son

conducts 55 minutes of interviews, conversation and discussion with her guests !ive in the studio. tnctudinj!
TheWeehSoFor fromRusseitDavies
Producer IANGARDHOUSE tong u'arf? only from 9.50

: News


: Gardeners' Question Time

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: Dai!y Service

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: Morning Story

A Seat en the Train byjOANLANG
Read bv David March ' Like the very best of theincurabteromantics, Mrs Twigg always believed that one day her prince would come. The 25 years she had spent with Mr Twigg she fett had been only a prelude. Fate had been testing her for a more exciting role.' !ong mare only


Unknown: Mrs Twigg
Unknown: Mr Twigg

: News

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: Baker's Dozen

long wave only until 11.20

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon News, views and advice for consumers.


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: It Makes Me Laugh

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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:
Professor Lesley Rces , Professor of Chemical Endocrinology at St
Bartholomew's Hospital. Reading Your Letters.
MISS YANGZI SHERPA: ANNI CATCHPOLE visits this remarkable woman at her engineering factory in Kathmandu.
Dos, Don'ts and Dodges: sewing hints from BETTY FOSTER.
More Work for the Undertaker by MARGERY ALLINGHAM , abridged by MONICA GREY in 15 parts. Read by Stephen Murray (1) 'When
Margery Allingham 's famous private detective Albert Campion returned to civvy street after the war, he was contemplating an entirely different career. But the intriguing details of the Palinode case were hard to resist....
(Music: Dodgson Sonata for Brass) long wave only


Unknown: Professor Lesley Rces
Unknown: Anni Catchpole
Unknown: Betty Foster.
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Read By: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Margery Allingham

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Keys by MAVIS HAMPSON with Robert and Constance have been married for several years. Robert has drifted into an affair with another woman, and his wife's knowledge of this is obviously causing a great deal of tension. But he cannot bring himself to decide between the two women - he loves them both and selfishly wants to continue the eternal triangle. Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Mavis Hampson
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Robert: Geoffrey Palmer
Delia: Jennie Linden
Constance: Thelma Whiteley

: Bean on the Borders

A six-part series
4: The Reivers' Return David Bean goes in search of silence on the Anglo-Scottish border - but with limited success. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: Choral Evensong

from Lichfield Cathedral Versicles and Responses: Leighton
Psalms 6, 7, 8
(T. Purcell : Turle: Woodward)
Lessons: Jeremiah 38, vv 14-28; Romans 1, vv 18-3Z Canticles: Collegium
Magdalenae (Leighton) Anthem: Tu es Petrus (Palestrina)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: T. Purcell
Organist: Peter King

: Story Time

Illyrian Spring (6)

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simon.

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: My Music

The last musical quiz in the series devised by EDWARD J. MASOH and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVERACE
Executive producer BOBBYJAYE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)
(A new series of My Music on BBC2, next Tuesday)


Unknown: Edward J. Masoh
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Fat Man Out

Tom Vernon travels out into the English summer to discover four towns in which there is still a holiday flowering of tradition.
The second town: Rochester
The Dickens Festival


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Insurance

We seem to have to pay more and more for something that may never happen. But suppose your car is in an accident, your house is burgled or you burn a hole in the carpet - how can you be sure of the best deal? And what about life insurance, endowment assurance and finding the best way to secure your family's s future? The list is endless, but insurance expert David Scott has been answering some of the many questions put by listeners. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Analysis

Mrs Thatcher 's Blues
How have Conservatives adapted to Mrs Thatcher 's style of government?
Are recent resignations and leaks about policies signs of a deeper disolution?
Presenter John Eidinow ProducerCAROLINE THOMSON


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Presenter: John Eidinow
Presenter: Producercaroline Thomson

: Kaleidoscope

includes Boston Ballet's Swan Lake with RUDOLF NUREYEV at the Coliseum; The Artist's Eye, paintings from the National Gallery selected by DAVID HOCKNEY ; and RONALD EYRE 'S production of The
Winter's Tale at Stratford. Presented by Paul Allen Producer JANE STENNING


Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (17)


Unknown: R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

The Moving Toyshop (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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