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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Brian Redhead reports live from the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool. In London. Libby Purves.
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FRANK TOPPING
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Read By: Bryan Martin

: Wodehouse

Bring on the Girls (8)

: News

: Midweek: Mavis Nicholson

and guests look at the week so far, the week to come - and celebrate a birthday.


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

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

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38; Now is eternal life (bp 65); Psalm 24; Jonah 1, vv 1-16 (NEB): At the name of Jesus (BBC iib 120) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Last Leaf by HENRY
Read by Sally Mates
' " She has one chance in, let us say, ten," the doctor said as he shook down the mercury in his thermometer. " And that chance is for her to want to live. Your little friend has made up her mind that she's not going to get well. Has she anything on her mind? " '


Read By: Sally Mates

: News

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: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Brecko «


Presenter: Bill Brecko

: Newseries Transatlantic Quiz

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Ruff with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Peter Ruff

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: the poet, Roger McGough
Time to Savour: Arthur Coleridge talks to Jill Burridge about the pleasures he has found in retirement.
Blood on the Snow (2) (long wave only)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor Guest: Roger McGough
Interviewee: Arthur Coleridge
Interviewer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Kenneth More and Michael Kitchen in Chicken on the Road by BOB WILSON.
A young hitch-hiker gets a lift. As the journey progresses he reveals a knowledge of the driver's life. About his family, about his mistress. But there seems to be no question of blackmail.
Directed by PETER KING


Directed By: Peter King
Driver: Kenneth More
Youth: Michael Kitchen
Garageman: Martin Friend
Girl: Amanda Murray
Secretary: Alex Marshall
Lorry driver: Leonard Fenton
Policeman: John Church

: Newseries Abroad Thoughts from Home

A further sequence of ribald reflections on life beyond our shores. This week, Kenneth Williams braves the rigours of deck quoits on a Mediterranean cruise.


Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: Story Time

King Charles II (3)

: PM

5.50 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

: Newseries The Senior Partner

(Details: Fri 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Ray Gosling - in the House of ...

Robert Carrier
The last in the series He sits. He drapes himself theatrically on the sofa. Lovely print material. The best-selling cook of the Western World (do they have them in the East?) is posing for German and French and American magazines. His Moroccan valet silently fixes us all White Ladies - to drink.
' You'll get better angles if you stand on that table, says Mr C (C for cooking). Who does the washing-up at Hintlesham Hall?
' " Oh, we have people in to do that." '
Series producer JOY HATWOOD
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)

: Our Regiment

Compiled and devised by SHIRLEY GEE
' I met him as a soldier, I married him as a soldier, so in my mind he's always a soldier.' Life in the army as described by eight army wives.
Technical presentation by LLOYD SILVERTHORNE


Producer: David Spenser

: A Hive of Industry

' Amid all the mysteries of life there is not one creature more full of interest than the honey bee! '
Mitchell Raper looks at the work of The Rev J. G. Wood , popular Victorian botanist. Reader JOHN KIDD


Unknown: Mitchell Raper
Unknown: J. G. Wood
Reader: John Kidd

: Analysis

Alternatives to Thatcherism
Are there any workable alternatives to the Government's economic policy? Mary Goldring challenges a cross-section of Mrs Thatcher 's most trenchant critics to prove that they could do better. Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Caroline Thomson

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Flaws in the Glass - A Self
Portrait by Nobel Prize-winner Patrick White , about his life in England and Australia; and the New Zealand film
Goodbye Pork Pie directed by Geoff Murphy.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Unknown: Patrick White
Directed By: Geoff Murphy.
Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

David Lay reporting

: Radio Active

: A Book at Bedtime

The Edible Woman (7) 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.

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