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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead, presented from
Scotland by Allan Wright BBC Scotland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With SISTER MARTINA
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought /or the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Seven Graham Greene Short Stories

3: Mortmain
Even her handwriting was now abhorrent to him - very neat, very small, in black ink. How had he ever been impatient to read letters in black ink? '

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of the forthcoming week.
Kenneth Robinson as a mistaken identity.


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Enterprise

Series of five programmes 3: Carina Standen
CARINA STANDEN has an honours degree in philosophy, and. at the age of 36. is training to be a solicitor. Nothing remarkable in that, you may say. But Carina is blind, partially deaf and physically handicapped. Until she was 27 she was regarded as unemployable and incapable of achievement. She talks to Helen Lloyd about the fight to overcome her disabilities.
Producer JOHN STANLEY BBC Birmingham ( Repeat) long wave only


Unknown: Carina Standen
Unknown: Carina Standen
Unknown: Helen Lloyd
Producer: John Stanley

: Daily Service

NEM. p 46: Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 1261; Psalm 119, part 4: Ephesians 1. vv 2-14
(RSV); Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC
HB 176): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Midday Coach by ALPHONSE DAUDET translated and adapted by HARRY BELL
Read by David March Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Alphonse Daudet
Adapted By: Harry Bell
Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Coggeshall.
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Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Weigh-in

Last of ten programmes on the facts and fallacies of dieting.
Presenter David Ponting Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol -
(Repeated: Fri 4.5pm) long wave only


Presenter: David Ponting
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Joke by Joke ...

A new series distilling the wit of six British humorists.
1: by Michael Green adapted and presented by Barry Took with the vocal assistance of Alec Bregonzi Nell Brennan
Sue Holderness and John March Producer
(Repeatcd: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Michael Green
Presented By: Barry Took
Unknown: Alec Bregonzi
Unknown: Nell Brennan
Unknown: Danny Greenstone
as the announcer: Michael McClain

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlakc with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlakc

: The Archers

(Broadcast Friday 7.5 pm;
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: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor who wiil include during the week some Talking Point discussions, your letters and other items.
Among these today Insurance Hows and Whys: DAVID SCOTT talks about insuring the contents of your home. It's a Lovely Day
Outside ....
PAMELA LA FANE , an arthritic patient, talks to BARBARA MYERS about her 30 years in hospital.
A Forgotten Season (8) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: David Scott
Unknown: Pamela La Fane
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Frame of Deference by ROD BEACHAM


Unknown: Rod Beacham

: Fritz on Monday

Fritz Spiegl keeps his keen eye and ear on what's written and said. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Wodehouse

The Luck of the Bodkins abridged in ten episodes by RICHARD USBORNE
Read by Nigel Anthony (1) The liner Atlantic steams its way to New York.
Aboard, all is not well.
Monty Bodkin falls in and out of favour with Gertrude Butterwick. Reggie and Ambrose Tennyson quarrel over the film star Lotus Blossom, and Ikey Llewellyn , the film magnate, is sandbagged when he discovers
Ambrose Tennyson didn't write The Charge of the Light Brigade.


Unknown: Richard Usborne
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Monty Bodkin
Unknown: Gertrude Butterwick.
Unknown: Ambrose Tennyson
Unknown: Ikey Llewellyn
Unknown: Ambrose Tennyson
Producer: Peter Xing

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Gill Pyrah on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Tucs 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 ami

: The Monday Play: Strike a Blow and Die


In 1914 the British protectorate of Nyasaland was invaded by the Germans from East Africa. Preoccupied with this threat, the Colonial Government failed to discern another, a few miles from the capital, Blantyre. Alienation of land, harsh working conditions on the tea plantations, and the cruelty of some of the settlers gave rise to one of Africa's earliest nationalist movements. The rebellion, led by a Messianic Baptist preacher, John Chilembwe, was quickly put down and soon forgotten in the greater drama of war, but, among Africans, Chilembwe was not forgotten and his name became a legend.


Writer: Michael Kittermaster
Director: Richard Wortley
Chilembwe: John Matshikiza
Smith: Garard Green
Turnbull: John Livesey
Metcalfe: Michael Spice
Dennison: John Webb
Grant: Alan Dudley
Hetherwick: Crawford Logan
Booth: John Rowe
Bismarck: Lionel Ngakane
Glossop: Nicholas Courtney
Chief Kadewere: Willie Jonah
Kufa: Mel Taylor
Livingstone: Henry Stamper
McDonald: David McAlister
Sharpe: Ronald Herdman
Bruce: George Parsons
Kundecha: Louis Mahoney
Prentice: Haydn Wood
Kamwana: Troy Foster

: Kaleidoscope

includes the stage premiere of Jack Rosenthal 's Spend. Spend, Spend, based on the book by pools winner, Vivian Nicholson. at the Coliseum Theatre.
Oldham; and a new production of Bizet The Pearl Fishers, performed by Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal. Newcastle. Presenter Stephen Phillips Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Jack Rosenthal
Unknown: Vivian Nicholson.
Presenter: Stephen Phillips
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Charles Wheeler


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man by THOMAS MANN translated by DENVER LINDLEY abridged in 16 episodes by KEITH DARVILL Read by Hywcl Bennett (1)
The son of a Rhenish manufacturer of sparkling wine of exceptionally poor quality. young Felix finds himself thrust out into a cold, uncaring world. But his good looks and perfect manners propel him into a gay and successful career among the gullible rich.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Felix Krull
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Translated By: Denver Lindley
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Hywcl Bennett
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Music at Night

Ravel Ballet: Mother Goose
WFMT Chicago recording) (First broadcast on R3) long wave only


Conducted By: Leonard Slatkin

: 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.

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