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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV NICOLAS JOWETT
7.0, 8.9 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.38. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Nicolas Jowett
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold



Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: Mid-Week: Pete Murray

conducts 55 minutes of interviews, conversation and discussion with his guests live in the studio. Including The Week So Far by RUSSELL DAVIES


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; 0 King enthroned on high (BBC HB 158); Psalm 89; Acts 26, vv 9-20 (Av); Love of the father, love of God the son (BBC HB 522) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Dying Footballer by BRIAN GLANVILLE
Read by Peter Craze
' Unlucky? We weren't unlucky, we were swindled! What about the last match of the season when their centre-half went round the other dressing room with a bundle of 15 notes? '


Unknown: Brian Glanville
Read By: Peter Craze

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers, with a report from Andy Price on the loneliness of the long-distance footpath. Presenter Jenni Mills
HELP! page 67


Unknown: Andy Price
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: It Makes Me Laugh

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

'Broadcast Tues 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Among today's items: Guest of the Week:
Sheila Rothwell , Director Of the Centre for
Employment Studies.
Innumerate but Happy? : CELIA CAULTON investigates Why we don't appear to mind if we can't do maths.
A Month in the Country by J. L. CARR , abridged in Six parts by MADGE HART


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sheila Rothwell
Unknown: Celia Caulton
Unknown: J. L. Carr
Unknown: Madge Hart
Read By: Nigel Hawthorne

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Loud Sing Cuckoo by VICTOR CANNING With and In this, the first radio
Play by the well-known novelist, a boy out bird-watching takes some compromising
Photographs. These Provide some complications, and temptations, for the uncle and aunt he is staying with. Directed by GRAMAM GAULD


Unknown: Victor Canning
Directed By: Gramam Gauld
Diana: Rosalind Shanks
Martin: Sean Barrett
Billy: Elizabeth Lindsay
Evie: Paddy Turner
Aunt Lily: Joan Duan
Peter: Christopfier Scott

: Through My Window

A series in which busy
People pause awhile and consider the views from their windows.
Dr Frank Perring , the General Secretary of the now Royal Society for Nature Conservation, looks out of his window at the landscape where the county naturalists trust movement began. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dr Frank Perring
Producer: John Harrison

: Beloved Emma

: Story Time

Biggles Flies North 6: A New Peril


Reader: Michael Palin
Writer: Captain W.E. Johns

: PM

Presenters Gill Pyrah and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather;
Programme news


Presenters: Gill Pyrah
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: The Year in Question

Sounds and scenes from a past year challenge the memories of residents
Terry Wogan and Ann Meo and guests Henry Kelly and Margaret Howard
Chairman Richard Slilgoe Questions set by LIBBY SPURRIER
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Chairman Richard Slilgoe
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Producer: Helen Fry

: 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)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Goolden's Hour

' Starting right at the very beginning, I was terrified of old women.... ' The veteran actor
Richard Goolden , who died on 18 June, in a recorded conversation with Charles Lewsen.
(First broadcast on R3)


Unknown: Richard Goolden
Unknown: Charles Lewsen.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Colombia's Pot of Gold

The demand for marijuana in the rich and self-obsessed United
States is immense. Its main supplier now is the South American country of Colombia, even though the cultivation of this ancient weed is illegal there.
Anthony Smith reflects on some of the paradoxes and moral dilemmas of the highly lucrative marijuana trade, after a recent visit to Colombia.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Tudor Lomas
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Reporter: Tudor Lomas
Producer: Gerry Northam
Editor: Stuart Simon

: Kaleidoscope

includes A Most Upsetting
Woman, an autobiography by the ballet critic
Roll Soul, an impression of the life of JELLY ROLL MORTON at the Lyric
Studio, Hammersmith.
Presenter Stephen Phillips Producer JANE STENNING


Presenter: Stephen Phillips
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Charles Wheeler and voices and opinions from around the world.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: The Lord of the Rings

Prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 23: Mount Doom ' This, then, is my counsel,' said Gandalf. ' We have not the Ring. In wisdom or great folly it has been sent away to be destroyed, lest it destroys us. Without it we cannot by force defeat Sauron's force. But we must at all costs keep his Eye from his true peril. We cannot achieve victory by arms. but by arms we can give the Ring-bearer his only chance, frail though it be.' with and with GRAHAM FAULKNER
MARTYN READ, MICHAEL SPICE Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER. Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Souvenir Tolkien posters available at £1.00 each
(p and p inc) from Radio 4 Poster Offer, [address removed] (POs and cheques payable to BBC Radio)
Theme music (record REH 415, cassette ZCR 415), from record shops


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Graham Faulkner
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver.
Adapted By: Brian Sibley
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Sam: William Nighy
Gollum: Peter Woodthorpe
Pippin: John McAndrew
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Faramir: Andrew Seear
Eowyn: Elin Jenkins
Eormer: Anthony Hyde
Mouth of Sauron: John Rye

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis: The Story of a Boy (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents musical nostalgia for late-night listening. 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.

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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