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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day With PHOEBE HESKETH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Phoebe Hesketh
Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

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: News

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: Enterprise

Ten programmes about people who are successful against the odds. Derek Birkin
In ten years,
DEREK BIRKIN has turned Tunnel Holdings-a conglomerate based on cement manufacture - into one of Britain's international successes. Frank Delaney analyses how he has managed it despite the economic climate.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Derek Birkin
Unknown: Derek Birkin
Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Daily Service

NEM. p 93; Lo, God is here! (BBC HB 264); Psalm 11; Isaiah 5, vv 13-16, 20-24 (AV); Jesus, these eyes have never seen (Bp 44) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Charity Trap by PAT BURCHARD
Read by June Barrie Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Pat Burchard
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

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: Analysis

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: Enquire Within

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: News

: YouandYours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Top of the Form

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MaeGregor , including Tanzania Link: an educational visit with a difference - pupils and teachers from Stantonbury Campus School report on a month spent living and working alongside Tanzanians in their schools and villages.
Dos, Don'ts and Dodges: BETTY FOSTER with some useful dressmaking tips. Journey to Amritsar (3) long wave only
The Woman's Hour Book, £6 50, from booksellers


Introduced By: Sue Maegregor
Unknown: Betty Foster

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Lifeboat by NICK DARKE
In storm conditions, Trevose coastguard receives an urgent call from a distressed cargo ship, the Monika Rose. One more rescue operation is under way for the men of the Padstow lifeboat.
Although fictional, this is an authentic account of such an operation.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Nick Darke
Unknown: Monika Rose.
Directed By: Brian Miller
Derek: Vernon Joyner
Jean: Theresa Streatfeild
Jackson: Jack Watson
Field: Adrian Cairns
Peeler: Spencer Banks
Coppy: Haydn Wood
Brian/Aristotle: Gary Cady
Jack: Conrad Phillips
Leadwell/Alex: Michael Tudor Barnes
Ivan: Ian Cross
Willy: Phillip Manikum
Master: Norman Bowler
Peter: Crawford Logan
Joan: Hilary Newcombe
Betty: Tracey Miller

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the people and the places around the United Kingdom that don't always make the national headlines.

: Bookshelf

Presenter Frank Delaney


Presenter: Frank Delaney

: Story Time

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (9)


Unknown: Edwin Drood

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC newsmen around the world including
Financial Report

: Any Answers?

Your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions! Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by TERRY JAMES (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Terry James
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid PerkS: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Jethro: Larkin Georgehart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Time for Verse

John Julius Norwich keeps a ' commonplace book ' from which, each year, he compiles a Christmas gift for his friends. He presents, with Artemis Cooper , some of his favourite poems from the collection.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Producer: Brian Patten

: Kaleidoscope

includes Gypsy, starring Noele Gordon and Fiona Fullerton , at the Haymarkct Theatre, Leicester.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer


Unknown: Noele Gordon
Unknown: Fiona Fullerton
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

leader BARRY GRIFFITHS conducted by Yuri Temirkanov direct from the Royal Festival Hall. London Miriam Fried (violin) Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Brahms Violin Concerto in D, Op 77


Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conducted By: Yuri Temirkanov

: * Blue Train to the Afghan Border

While travelling through Pakistan. Leslie Gardiner takes a ride on an excursion train and finds all quiet on the North-West Frontier. Producer joiin ARNOTT BBC Scotland

: Concert

Part 2
Ravel Suite: Mother Goose Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945)

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting including Weather


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Poor Mouth (9) ; long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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