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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

The Liberal Party
Assembly is taking place in Llandudno. How is the alliance with the Social
Democratic Party affecting their discussions and policies? In Llandudno to find out, Brian Redhead. In London. John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read bv HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Michael Glanville-Smith
Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Seven Graham Greene Short Stories

5: Dream of a Strange Land

: News

: Mid-Week: Pete Murray

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


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50, from bookshops long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Father in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Canticle 2;
Ephesians 2, vv 11-22
(Rsv): Bright the vision that delighteth (BBC HB 269) long wave only

: Morning Story

Goodbye to all Cats by P. G. WODEHOl 'SE
Read by Jonathan Cecil


Unknown: P. G. Wodehol
Read By: Jonathan Cecil

: News

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: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: 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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Among today's items
Guest o/ the Week: the actress. Maureen Lipman. Retirement (2). A Nice
Little Cottage by the Sea: ERIC GEORGE tells JILL BURRIDGE why this retirement dream fell through.
Abercrombie's Aunt by JAN WEBSTER abridged by DELIA PATON Read by David Allister long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.
Unknown: Eric George
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Jan Webster
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Read By: David Allister

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Little Weed's Big Day by CHRIS CURRY
Jem Clegg has a wife in hospital, an old lorry and a new lad to help him shift three tons of coal by nightfall.
Ben Parker finds that in one' day you can learn a little about coal bagging and quite a lot about life. =
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Chris Curry
Unknown: Jem Clegg
Unknown: Ben Parker
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Jem Clegg: Raymort
Ben Parker: Colin Meredith
Cheyenne: Peter Wheeler
Lightnin': Keith Clifford
Joe CLOG: Alan Rothwell
Raptash: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Collie: Bob Mason
Grandma: Paula Tilbrook

: Senses of Occasion

A series of six talks in which events from the past are recalled by a sight, sound, smell, taste or touch.
3: Heartbreak Hotel
It's ' the sobbing tones of poor old Elvis Presley ' that transport Bel Mooney back to a moment of revelation in her childhood.


Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Bel Mooney

: Key Questions

The seventh Leeds International Piano
Competition takes place between 7 and 19 September this year. Its prestigious list of prizes - engagements and awards is greater than ever before and underlines the importance of competitions as the gateway to an international career for the aspiring young performer. But is this importance justified, or are there other routes to the top? Is artistry sacrificed to competition success - and what about the many who don t succeed?
Natalie Wheen visits Leeds and asks organisers and competitors, jury members and past winners, agents and teachers what the competition means to them both musically and internationally.
Producer ANN STANGAR BBC Manchester
See page 3


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Wodehouse

The Luck of the Bodkins (3)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
S.56 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
Humphrey Lyttelton and Irene Thomas
Chairman Richard Stilgoe Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Chairman Richard Stilgoe
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

Written by ALAN ROWER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)


Written By: Alan Rower
Unknown: Dan Archer.
Unknown: Edgar Harrison
Unknown: Peggy Archer.
Unknown: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Nigel Carrivick
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Checkpoint

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


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Mental Illness

Schizophrenia, paranoia, senile dementia and even less specific everyday anxieties and depressions can all be as distressing to the patient's family and friends as they are to the patient, not least because of lack of information about the nature and efficacy of available treatments.
Dr Anthony Clare , Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, and Dr Denis Friedman , Lecturer in psycho-sexual medicine at St Bartholomew's
Hospital, provide some of that information in response to listener's queries.
The programme is chaired by Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Dr Denis Friedman

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter
Peter Oppenheimer BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer

: Kaleidoscope

includes Macready a celebration of the 19th-century actor.
William Charles Macready , at the Arts Theatre in London; and at the National
Gallery El Greco to Goya, a major exhibition of four centuries of Spanish painting.
Presented by Paul Allen


Unknown: William Charles MacReady
Presented By: Paul Allen

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Charles Wheeler


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Radio Active

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man <3) long wave only


Unknown: Felix Krull

: 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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