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: News Briefing

News, weather, paper! and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day; With Phoebe Hesketh
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by Brian Perkins
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
!.<S* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Libby Purves
Presenter: Hugh Sykes
Speaker (Prayer for the Day): Phoebe Hesketh
Newsreader: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek: Noet Edmonds

and company, in conversation ranging tremcontroversiaito convivia).

: News

tong wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

2.2 pm) tone tcotJf ott!M

: Daily Service

KE-.t p !)9: 0 heavenly word <BBC tm 37);
Psa)m t3e; tsatah 2, vv 6.!2,17-19 «v); Lift up your heads (BBC BE 30 long wave only

: Morning Story

The Two Friends by GUY DE MAUPASSANT translated and adapted byHABRtBEH.
Read bv David March
'ThePrussiansi Neither of them had even seena Prussian, but for months they had been aware of their presence, bringing ruin to France, footing, ptundering. murdering. and starving whete cttie* into submission.
Producer MtTCH RAFER


Producer: Mttch Rafer

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen


: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenter JenntMiUs

: A WaMt m the Dark

<Broadca!t Sun 6.t5 ptn) t2.55 Weather: programme news

: The World At One: News


Presenter: Robin Day

: The Archers

].M Shipping forecast tone M«N€ onfM

: News

tons ujat?e only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including:
Guest of the Week: the actress and comedienne Sheila Steafel
Gadgets galore! Daphne Metland picks her way through the range of electrical implements now available to the cook. 3: Contact Grill
"Journey to Amritsar" (2)
long wave only


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Sheila Steafel
Reporter: Daphne Metland

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Two Plus One

by Josephine Hacon
Julia and David are two who are having an affair. Julia's husband, Edgar, is one who finds a most effective way of dealing with the matter.
(Gwen Watford is in "Present Laughter" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Writer: Josephine Hacon
Director: Gerry Jones
Julia: Gwen Watford
Edgar: George Cole
David: John Rowe

: The Cities of the Ptain

Robert Foxvisits four e< thegreatcitiesof northern )ta)y to set h<Ht much of (heir past gtory. fives on today. 1: Morn!MQ[
The splendours of the House of the Genzagaa amid the farmiandsot Virgitsbhth.


Unknown: Robert Foxvisits

: Priesttand's Progress


: Story Time

The Mystery of Edwin Droed (S)


Unknown: Edwin Droed

: PM

S.50 Shipping forecast long wave only S.55 Weather: programme newt

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The Senior Partner: Not Proven

Andrew Cruickshank
with Joe Dunlop, Nancy Mitchell, John Kane, Sandra Clark, Crawford Logan, Jenny Lee
Written by DONALD BULL Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) (Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)


Writer: Donald Bull
Producer: Edward Taylor
[Actor]: Andrew Cruickshank
[Actor]: Joe Dunlop
[Actress]: Nancy Mitchell
[Actor]: John Kane
[Actress]: Sandra Clark
[Actor]: Crawford Logan
[Actress]: Jenny Lee

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: DtMrt t.40pm)

: Checkpoint

Aweekly investigation intotheproblemsof listeners, whichcan
Inciude being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injusticeand even fraud.
Presenter Roger Coe ): Producer JOHN EDWARcs
(RepeaMd; Thurs 9.5 ant)


Presenter: Roger Coe
Producer: John Edwarcs

: The Reith Lectures 1981

The Two Edged Sword
Six talks by Professor Laurence Martin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. On armed force in the modern world.
4: Conflicts of the Third World
'As we wash our hands, we would doubtless each according to our temperament regard ourselves as leaving the Third World to stew in its own juice or as respecting the inherent dignity and independence of newly created states. White such abstention may be possible and wise in many particular cases, however, it is not practicable as a universal rule'
Repeated next Sun, R3.
This lecture will appear in THE LISTENER 3 December


Lecturer: Laurence Martin

: Sea to the West, Fe)!s to the East

is one way of describing Cope]and,arare!y-expiored part of the Lake District famous for Wast Water, England's deepest take; ScafeX Pikes. the highest mountain; andCaiderHa)),the wor)ds6rstnuc)ear power station. This Found picture.compitedby
David M)esi . takes you to the Egremont Crab Fair and the Biggest
Liar competition. teachesvouaboutrum butter, Tatie Pot and Herdwick sheep and aHowsyouto eavesdrop on the thoughts efthe cetebrated Copetand poet.NormanNtchoJson. Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: David M)esi

: Ana)ysis

The Lobbyists
Lobbyists say they oi] the wheels of democracy by offering information to
Westminsterand Whitcha )). But the essence of their trade is secrecy Does this ever icad )obbyists to bend the ru)es?WouMtheystinbe necessary if Mfs cou)d afford quafincd research staff? Presenter
Atastair Hethtrtngten Producer
(Repeated: rhuT<]t.5am)


Unknown: Westminsterand Whitcha
Unknown: Atastair Hethtrtngten
Producer: Joshua Rozenbtrg

: Kaleidoscope

includes the 5<)th anniversary retrospective season of Ealing Studios films at the National Film Theatre in London.
Presenter Jettrey Richard
Producer BRIAN BARFIELD See Films: page 15 t.St Weather


Presenter: Jettrey Richard

: TheWer!d Tonight: News

John Morsan reporting


Unknown: John Morsan

: Quote...Unquote

: A Book at Bedtime: The Peer Mouth: 8

(long wave only)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international businessreport. market trends tone u?at?c ont!/

: News

Weather report: forecast fotlowed 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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