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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

At the Liberal Party
Assembly in Llandudno, Brian Redhead. In
London, Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Bead by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Seven Graham Greene Short Stories

7: A Shocking Accident abridged by MYRA BEATON
The short story for the novelist is often a form of escape from having to live with a character for fears on end ... I can look at them quickly as I would look at an album of snapshots taken on Many different holidays.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham (Starting on Monday: Talking to Animals' written and read by Barbara Woodhouse )


Abridged By: Myra Beaton
Producer: Jane Marshall
Read By: Barbara Woodhouse

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jessye Norman, the soprano, chooses the eight records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with Roy Plomley.


Castaway: Jessye Norman
Presenter: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: A Sideways Look at ...

Anthony Smith in the first of 12 programmes


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Against the background of the Leeds International Piano Competition, the BBC's Art Correspondent Jerry Forsey examines the world's top music competitions in Russia, Austria, Italy and America. Who are the rising stars? And what has become of former winners?
A Radio News production See page 3 long wave only


Unknown: Jerry Forsey

: Daily Service

NEM. p 67; Rise, my soul, adore my maker (bp 74); Psalm 146; Ephesians 3, vv 13-21 (rsv); Sing praise to God (BBC HB 18) long wave only

: Morning Story

Trouble Down at Tudsleigh by P. G. WODEHOUSE
Read by Jonathan Cecil
' Confidence seemed to fill Freddie as he sat there wolfing buttered toast. He had finished the Lady of Shalott that morning and was stuffed to the tonsils with good material. It was only a question of time, he felt, before some chance remark would uncork him and give him the cue to do his stuff.'


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

: News

long wave only

: Mutiny at Invergordon

long wave only

: Natural Selection

A selection of personal experiences with wild creatures...
Malcolm Coe chooses the hornbill.
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Producer: Anne Blair

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: 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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer Badgers in the Countryside: PHIL DRABBLE takes a look at the perils to badgers caused by suspicions about their effect on the health of farm animals.
Self Help for the Unemployed: ANN BROWN finds out about the Job Change Project which offers counselling, advice and support to help people cope with the problems of unemployment - and perhaps find or create a job for themselves. Producer
Blood and Judgment (2) long wave only


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Ann Brown

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Study in Sin by MICHAEL ROBSON with Karen Ford as Gemma Yates and John Pullen as Hobart Gemma and Desmond Yates appear to have settled into an idyllic country life, but with the arrival of a stranger named Hobart, Gemma's, world explodes into a nightmare of menace, intrigue and death.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Robson
Unknown: Karen Ford
Unknown: Gemma Yates
Unknown: John Pullen
Unknown: Hobart Gemma
Unknown: Desmond Yates
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Griffin: Gabriel Woolf
Collinge: Timothy Bateson
Sarah: Peggy Ann Wood
LOUiSe: Joanne Pearce
Mrs Norton: Sally Lahee
Guy: Norman Bowler
Penhallow: David Ponting
Desmond: John Abineri

: Weigh-in

: Morality

Four programmes examining the moral mood and standards of people in Britain. 2: Stealing
What would you do if you found cash lying in the street? Or if the bus conductor didn't ask for your fare? Are there any circumstances in which it can be right to steal?
Presenter Derek Robinson Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Presenter: Derek Robinson
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Wodehouse

The Luck of the Bodkins (5)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme new*

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs brings you stories of the world of travel and transport. TOM BOSWELL tests the Suzuki ' 550 ' motorcycle. Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor GEOFF DOBSON


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from the BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Profile

A personal portrait
(Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)

: Any Questions?

Neil Kinnock , mp Detta O'Cathain Cyril Smith , MP Graham Dowson tackle the issues raised by the audience at
Conwy, Gwynedd, North Wales.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Detta O'Cathain
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Graham Dowson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £12.0, paperback £7.75, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of two new science fiction series: "The Day of the Triffids", a six-part adaptation of the novel by John Wyndham on BBC1 (Thursdays); and "Kinvig", by the author of Quatermass, Nigel Kneale, on ITV (Fridays); and "Dad", the second novel by William Wharton, author of "Birdy". Presenter Sheridan Morley.


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Clare Selerie-Gret

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An Irreverently critical look back at the week's news, with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel Chris Emmett and the music of David Firman
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Pete Atkin

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (5) long wave only


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: On Rising Before Day...

Sketches from an Italian Notebook
long wave only

: 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.

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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