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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45. Prayer for the Dan THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Christopher Slade

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Group Captain Sir
Douglas Bader. whose wartime exploits achieved in spite of his enormous physical disability are well known, chooses the eight records he would like to take to a desert Island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Douglas Bader.
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents around the world cast their collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL long wave only


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; The day is filled with splendour (up 84); Psalm 147, vv 12-20; Isaiah 6, VV 1-10 (AV); Through the night of doubt (BBC RB 186) long wave only

: Morning Story

He Floats Through (he Air by VIRGINIA NEW1.IN Read by Jeff Rawle
Producer mitcu RAPER


Read By: Jeff Rawle
Producer: Mitcu Raper

: News

long wave only

: You The Jury

long wave only

: Bird of the Week

This week Jim Flegg turns his ear towards the remoter parts of wintry Britain to consider one of the most evocative sounds of nature - the calls of the wild swans. BBC Bristol (Repeot) long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Ereckon


Presenter: Bill Ereckon

: The Senior Partner

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 Bristol by Jenni Murray
Mind Your Manners Politeness, courtesy or conditioning; are the social graces old-fashioned or necessary, and can they help young people get jobs? CHERYL ARMITAGE reports. Festive Food d la
Français: KEITH FLOYD and ROLY BARRINGTON discuss the culinary traditions of provincial France, and how they could make your Christmas cooking a little different.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Journey to Amrltsar (4) long wave only


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Keith Floyd

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

To Kill a Town by DEREK RABY
How can you hold a towm hostage? It seems Impossible.
But suppose there really Is a carefully-laid and quite feasible plan, and suppose the identity of the town is unknown ... T As the deadline approaches, the search for the ' kidnapper becomes desperate.


Unknown: Derek Raby
Unknown: Jill Lidstonb
Unknown: Michael Garneb
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Tom Hunt: James Villiers
Alan Sims: Neville Jason
Dyson: Stephen Garlick
Max Wade: John Warner
Larson: Clifford Norgate
LAndlord: Patrick Westwood
Boatman: Ian Frost
Captain: Ronald Herdman
Naval officer: Andrew Secombe
Rogers: Robert Cawdron
Auntie: Katherine Parr
Mrs Stevenson: Alison Draper
Stewardess: Wendy Murray
Wireless operator/visitor: Andrew MacLacslan

: Poetry Please!

: Herbs, Useful Plants

A series of six programmes
4: Herbal Brews
' In olden days we had to fend for ourselves. There's too much doctoring going on nowadays.'
Herbal remedies have been passed down for generations. Are they just old wives' tales, or do they really work?
Robert Eagle investigates Producer JUDE HOWELLS

: Story Time

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (10)


Unknown: Edwin Drood

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, and Tom Boswell tests the BMW 628. Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer JOHN KNIGHT
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knight

: Profile

(Repeated: Sat 3.30 pm)

: Any Questions?

from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sal 1.10 pm)


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Book. Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £12.1 paperback £7.75 from booksellers


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes the Broadway cast recording of The
Pirates o/ Penzance with Linda Ronstadt , Kevin Kline and George Rose.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer CARROLL MOORE
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Linda Ronstadt
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Unknown: George Rose.
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
Sheila Steafel , David Tate Tim Brooke-Taylor and the music of DAVID FIRMAN
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jenkin John Langdon
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

The Poor Mouth (IP) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: JohnEbdon

long wave only

: 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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