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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather andwhat'snewfor farmers.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day DOM RAPHAEL APPELBY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News ReadbybrianPerkins
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Dom Raphael Appelby

: News

: Midweek: Mavis Nicholson

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


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 118; To mercy, pity, peace (BP 91); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Isaiah 61, vv 1-3, 8-9 (RSV); God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391) long wave only

: Morning Story

Lesson One by ALAN BROAD
Read by Hugh Dickson


Read By: Hugh Dickson

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Transatlantic Quiz

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr Including
Guest of the Week: Baroness Serota,
Chairwoman of the Commission for Local Administration in England (Local Ombudsman).
A Time-Travel Museum: DENNIS SEVERS describes how his house differs from its neighbours.
Blood on the Snow (7) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Chairman's
Statement: Rationalisation of Resources by DON WEBB
There are many different ways of describing the reasons why a man is made redundant. The further up the ladder the man's standing, the more elegant they get.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Don Webb
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Robin Williams: Christopher Saul
Rachel Williams: Susan Tracy
George Knott: Malcolm Hebden
Jenny Barr: Sandra Clark
Arthur Miller: Keith Clifford

: Abroad Thoughts from Home

A further sequence of ribald reflections on life beyond our shores. This week, Dr Rob Buckman holds his stethoscope up to South Africa.


Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman

: Story Time

King Charles 11 (8)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons on VHF until 5.55
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

: The Senior Partner

Andrew Cruickshank in The Knockout with Joe Dunlop Nancy Mitchell
John Kane. Sandra Clark and April Walker
(Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player) (Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Nancy Mitchell
Unknown: John Kane.
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Written By: Donald Bull
Producer: Edward Taylor
Producer: Andrew Cruickshank

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into the problems of listeners which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud.
Presenter Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: A Stone, a Plant, a Star

A photographic journey adapted by ELIZABETH
TROOP from Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by JAMES AGEE with Stuart Milligan as James Agee and Peter Marinker as Walker Evans
In 1936 James Agee , journalist, and Walker Evans , photographer, were sent to investigate the plight of the poor white tenant farmers in the south of the USA.
They found a way of life that was remote and tragic. They lived with three sharecropper families for one month and combined words and photographs in a record that was eloquent, original and devastating. Agee's deep feeling for the land and its people emerges in a unique style of bitterness and passionate sympathy. With BLAIN FAIRHAN.


Unknown: James Agee
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: James Agee
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: James Agee
Unknown: Walker Evans
Unknown: Hal Galili
Unknown: Kate Harper
Unknown: Bonnie Hurren
Unknown: Pauline Letts.
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Analysis

Bridging the Gap
The leaders of 22 nations meet at Cancun in Mexico this week to speak their lines in the North-South Dialogue. The South will call for redistribution of resources; the North will talk of less aid and more trade. Is either side right? What is the best form of aid? Will Cancun bring any agreement?
Presenter John Eidinow Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Presenter: John Eidinow
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Kaleidoscope

Jeffrey Richards talks to judges and prizewinners of the annual Pye Society of Authors Radio Awards. Producer
9.59 Weather


Talks: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Newseries Lord Peter Wimsey

Have his Carcase by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALI STAIR BEATON with 1: The Evidence of the Corpse


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Ali Stair Beaton
Narrator: John Westbrook
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Lan Carmicnael
Harriet Vane: Maria Aitken
Inspector Umplety: Nigel Stock
Haviland Martin: Warren Clarke
Mrs Weldon: Isabel Dean
Julian Perkins: Richard O'Callaghan
Saunders: John Webb
Mr Hearn: Alexander John

: A Book at Bedtime

The Edible Woman by MARGARET ATWOOD
The last of 12 episodes abridged by DOREEN MAHON Read by BETH PORTER
Producer CLARE TAYLOR long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Abridged By: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Beth Porter
Producer: Clare Taylor

: The Financial World Tonight

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: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.2S* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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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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