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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Marketpricesand intelligence the weather, and what's new for farmers.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45. Prayer lor the Day With ROSEMARY WAKELIN 71 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Love Among the Butterflies

3: passion

: News

: Mid-Week: Pete Murray

conducts 55 minutes of interviews, conversation and discussion with his guests live in the studio. Producer IAN CARDHOUSE


Producer: Ian Cardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; My God, my King (BBC HB 13);
Canticle 6, ptl; Wisdom of Solomon 7, v 28 to 8, v 13 (RSV); Sing to the Lord (BBC HB 19) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Visit to Mrs Bell House by JILL NORRIS Read by Sheila Mitchell
' Nowadays Susan s mother was always visiting Mrs Bell and having sittings". It wasn't clear to Susan just what " sittings were, but she did know they sometimes made her happier. She also knew her father did not approve and said that they would do more harm than good '


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: Mrs Bell
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: Give or Take

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 by Sue MacGregor
Among today's items Guest of the Week: the Australian-born pianist, Gwenneth Pryor. Now He's at Home All
Day: JILL BURRIDGE talks to a wife whose husband has recently retired. Three stories by SEAN O'FAOLAIN. read by T. P. MCKENNA 3: Childybawn


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Pianist: Gwenneth Pryor.
Talks: Jill Burridge
Stories By: Sean O'Faolain.
Read By: T. P. McKenna

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Gone to Ground

by John Ashe
with Ian Lavender as Roly Gilmore
Roly Gilmore, gentleman burglar, has been released from prison and the police are rather keen to discover what he did with the haul from the job he was brought in for...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER
BBC Bristol
(First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: John Ashk
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Roly Gilmore
Unknown: Roly Gilmore
Directed By: Brian Miller
Judge/Georgie: Rex Holdsworth
Sgt Cordle: Ian MacKenzie
Supt Rayne: Bill Wallis
Burke: Eric Lander
Pete: Daniel Day-Lewis
Katie: Julia Hills
Nannie: June Barrie

: Newseries Senses of Occasion

A series of six talks in which events from the past are recalled by a sight, sound, smell, taste or touch.
1: Prams, Poets and Painters
Reflected by Mervyn Levy

: The Countryside in September

Presented by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas In the Shropshire countryside Bob Danvers-Walker discovers a working farm museum, and in the Scottish Highlands Bob Watt follows the skirl of the pipers. Mollie Harris has bcen on holiday with her grandsons in the Welsh mountains and Eric Simms has followed a North Lincolnshire nature trail. In a Kent village Martin Muncaster talks to an artist and the characters he draws from life and Robert Powell visits the Norfolk Broads. And in the far south west Bob Forbes and Tom Salmon wallow in nostalgia.
Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester


Presented By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Unknown: Bob Watt
Unknown: Mollie Harris
Unknown: Eric Simms
Talks: Martin Muncaster
Talks: Robert Powell
Unknown: Bob Forbes
Unknown: Tom Salmon

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 13805 (4)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gill Pyrah on VHF until 5.55
5.5t Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: 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 Aqn Meo and guests
Henry Kelly and Libby Purves
Chairman Richard Stilgse Questions set by LIBBY SPURRIER
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Aqn Meo
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Stilgse
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Checkpoint

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


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Rambling and Walking

Uncomfortable new walking boots? Then why not do as John Hillaby suggests and sit wearing them in a bath of water while you listen to him and Alan Mattingly of the Ramblers'
Association offering listeners advice and opinions on all aspects of rambling and walking. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: John Hillaby
Unknown: Alan Mattingly

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Tudor Lomas Producer DAVID Rogers Editor STUART SIMON BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5am)


Reporter: Tudor Lomas
Producer: David Rogers
Editor: Stuart Simon

: Kaleidoscope

includes a new production of The
Beggars Opera by John Gay , performed by Scottish Opera at the Edinburgh International Festival; and The Four Seasons, a film written and directed by M'A'S'U star. Alan Alda. Presenter
Stephen Phillips Producer


Unknown: John Gay
Unknown: Alan Alda.
Unknown: Stephen Phillips
Producer: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Lord of the Rings

by J. R. R. TOLKIEN (26)


Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends 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

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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