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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Market prices and Intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers.
6-25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DAVID PARTRIDGE
7.0,8.0 Today's News nead by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: David Partridge
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Tales from a Long Room

3: The Lady Wife

: News 95 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

: Gardeners' Question Time

Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Father of mercies (BBC HB 189);
Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Wisdom Of Solomon 1, v 16 and 2, vv 1-3, 21-24 (RSV); Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Interlopers by SAKI
Read by Richard Hurndall So you're not killed, as you ought to be. but you're caught anyway! Caught fast! Oh. what a lest! Snared in your stolen forest. There's justice for you.'


Read By: Richard Hurndall

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

Britain's substantial network of waterways is falling into disrepair. Can we afford to save it? Andy Price reports.
Presenter Jenni Mills
HELP! page 67


Unknown: Andy Price
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Give or Take

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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

: Woman's Hour

in Milton Keynes
From the new Open
University studios, Sue MacGregor introduces John Dankworth and some of the other 98,000 people who live and work in the 34-square-mile new town in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside.
Producers PAT TAYLOR and JANET THOMAS Kidnapped (10)


Unknown: Milton Keynes
Introduces: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Dankworth
Producers: Pat Taylor

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Fr Valentine's Day by RAYMUND FITZSIMONS with Richard Hurndall John Levitt and Bryan Murray
' When the new
St Gregory 's is built, it will rise like a hymn of glory to God. Future generations will visit it as they now visit Chartres.'
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
(First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: John Levitt
Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: St Gregory
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Fr Valentine: Richard Hurndall
Fr Walsh: John Levitt
Fr O'Toole: Bryan Murray
Ursula: Hilda Kriseman
Philomena: Amanda Murray

: Through My Window

In the last of six programmes
Norman Thelwell turns his back for a moment on Penelope and her ponies to take in the view from his studio window in Hampshire.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Norman Thelwell
Producer: John Harrison

: Story Time

Annerton Pit (8)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

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 Joan Bakewell and Peter Hobday
Chairman Richard Stilgoe Questions set by LIBBY SPURRIER
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:


Written By: James Robson
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley

: Checkpoint

Investigations into unfairness, fraud and injustice. Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Genealogy - Your Family History

Described as ' one of Britain's fastest-growing hobbies', the study of family history holds fascination for many people, whether it's discovering the origin of a surname or family tree, or whether it's unearthing an illustrious connection or even a skeleton in the family cupboard. You can hear again the advice given to the many listeners who phoned the experts,
Don Steel and Gordon Honeycombe , in pursuit of their own past.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Don Steel
Unknown: Gordon Honeycombe

: File on 4

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


Reporter: Nick Clarke
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Stuart Simon

: Kaleidoscope

includes Children of a Lesser God, a play which explores the relationship between a deaf girl and her teacher, and has its British premiere at the Mermaid Theatre after winning three Tony
Awards on Broadway; and Joan of Arc - the Image of Female Heroism by MARINA WARNER.
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer


Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Lord of the Rings

Prepared for radio in 26 episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY starring and 25: Homeward Bound The Queen Arwen said, ' I am the daughter of Elrond. I shall not go with him now when he departs to the Havens: for mine is the choice of Luthien, and as she so have I chosen, both the sweet and the bitter. But in my stead you shall go, Ring-bearer, when the time comes, and if you then desire it. If your hurts grieve you still and the memory of your burden is heavy, then you may pass into the West, until all your wounds and weariness are healed.' with and Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN OLIVER
Episode adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY
Directed by JANE MORGAN
(Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)
Theme music (record
BEH 415, cassette ZCR 415), from record shops


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Conducted By: Stephen Oliver
Adapted By: Brian Sibley
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Gerard Murphy
Frodo: Ian Holm
Gandalf: Michael Hordern
Aragorn: Robert Stephens
Bilbo: John Le Mesurier
Sam: William Nighy
Merry: Richard O'Callaghan
Pippin: John McAndrew
Legolas: David Collings
Gimli: Douglas Livingstone
Treebcard: Stephen Thome
the Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Elrond: Hugh Dickson
Butterbur: James Grout
Nob: Haydn Wood
Sandyman: Gordon Reid

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (3) 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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