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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7 30 8 30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Tales from a Long Room: 5: I Was There

(Starting on Monday: 'Love Among the Butterflies' by Maragret Fountaine)
8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Paul Eddington , the actor of Yes Minster and The Good Life fame chooses the eight records he would take to a desert. island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Poul Eddington is a National Theatre Player)


Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Poul Eddington

: The Memoirs of J.K. Galbraith: 4: Japan 1945

A series of six readings by Professor Galbraith adapted from his new book A Life in Our Times which has just been published in Britain.
In 1944 President Roosevelt commissioned ground surveys as soon as was practical, of what had been accomplished by the strategic air attacks on Germany and Japan, which were described as enormously expensive. J.K. Galbraith helped direct the survey in Germany, and was then sent to Japan.


Author/Reader: J. K. Galbraith

: News

: International Assignment

Tim Sebastian , the BBC s
Correspondent in Warsaw, looks back at one of the most important years in Poland's history. The new trade union has produced a bloodless revolution in the Communist world, but Poland is still stricken by food shortages and in danger of economic collapse.
A Radio News production by TIM MABY


Unknown: Tim Sebastian

: Daily Service

NEM p 122; Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC HB 484); Psalm 40;
Wisdom of Solomon 6, vv 1-2 6-21 (rsv); He wants not friends that hath thy love <BBC HB 245) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Girl in the Wood by GRAHAM EDWARDS
Read by Sion Probert


Read By: Sion Probert

: News

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: The Year in Question

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Sandy Marshall
The New Techniques of Microsurgery : ANDY
BATTEN-FOSTER investigates.
As the new term approaches,
Cheryl ARMITAGE finds out how parents' evenings fit into school life. BBC Bristol
Kidnapped by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY in 12 instalments Read by JOHN SAMSON (12)


Unknown: Sandy Marshall
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: John Samson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Picture Beyond the Canvas by GERALD KELSEY with An art historian is summoned to Paris because some paintings are suspected of being fakes. He realises that he knew the artist in question years before, and now he learns the story of how the pictures came to be painted.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Gerald Kelsey
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Charles: Anthony Daniels
Paul: Henry Knowles
Stefan: Haydn Wood
Camille: Jill Connick
Grant: Kerry Shale
Philippe: Philip Denver
Madame: Catherine Wilmer
Ruth: Christine Absalom
Albert: George Parsons

: Weigh-in

: Nelson Riddle

'He said he wanted a Puccini sound.'
Nelson Riddle, American song arranger and composer, talks to Robert Cushman about his great partnership in the 50s with Frank Sinatra when the Sinatra-Riddle sound launched countless hits, and goes on a musical journey from his early days with Tommy Dorsey to such singers as Ella Fitzgerald and Nat 'King' Cole, up to the rock rhythms of today.
(First broadcast in Kaleidoscope)


Interviewee: Nelson Riddle
Interviewer: Robert Cushman
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 1880s by M. v. HUGHES. abridged in 11 parts by ZOE BAILEY Read by Avril Elgar (1) For a well brought up girl of the late 19th century obliged to earn her living, teaching seemed the obvious choice, but in order to qualify she would have to go to school. The North
London Collegiate School under the famous and formidable Miss Buss was the establishment chosen, and was followed by pioneering days in the first ladies' training college in Cambridge. Molly Hughes portrays her younger self with great charm and sympathy and paints an engaging picture of the manners and customs of the time.


Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Read By: Avril Elgar
Producer: Margaret Etall

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs bringing you stories of the world of travel and transport.
Tom Boswell tests the Rover 3500 Van den Plas. including Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer JOHN SCOTNEY
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Scotney

: Profile

Carl Dolmetsch
For thousands of children all over the world, their first taste of music-making is synonymous with learning to play the recorder. To one family - the Dolmetschs of Haslemere - belongs the rediscovery and renaissance of this early music instrument. The present head of the family, Carl, is 70 this week. Helen Palmer samples the Dolmetsch tradition of scholarship performance and instrument making.
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Unknown: Helen Palmer

: With Great Pleasure

Leonard Rossiter presents his personal choice of poetry and prose. with James Grout and Gillian Raine
' As soon as I started to make my choice I realised that the majority of pieces were those I had read when I was quite young.' Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Leonard Rossiter
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Gillian Raine
Producer: Brian Patten

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

- Edinburgh Festival - The Fringe
Michael Oliver picks his way through the attractions of the Edinburgh Fringe; more than 450 companies present everything from Sticky-Backed Plastic to Lysistrata. Paul Allen joins him on and off the Royal Mile. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Injury Time

written and performed by Robert Bathurst Jimmy MulvlUe Rory McGrath
Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Jimmy Mulvlue
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: One Woman's Arabia

June Knox-Mawer describes in four parts her adventures both in and outside the confines of a colonial society in its declining years. 3: Films, Feasts and Farid Producer
long wave only


Unknown: Simon Elmes

: Friday Treat

with Dilly Barlow long wave only


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: 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.

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