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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day with RABBI LIONEL BLUK
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lionel Bluk
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Noel Edmonds

and company in conversation.


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

broadcast Sun 2.2 pm)

: Daily Service

nem, p 118; The star of morn has risen (BBC : hb 410); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; Isaiah 10, vv 5-7. 12-15, 24-26, 33 (AV); Fight the good fight with all thy might (BBC hb 302) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Fall written and read by Angela Huth


Read By: Angela Huth

: News

long wave only

: Baker'sDozen

long wave only

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: A Walk in the Dark

A serial in live parts by CHRIS BOUCHER with Patrick Mower and Helen Atkinson Wood 3 Ruth Cobb 's brother has died in mysterious circumstances while on a sea voyage from
Australia to England. Now someone wants something that Ruth has got and her own life is suddenly in danger.
Partridge Patrick MOWER
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Chris Boucher
Unknown: Patrick Mower
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Ruth Cobb
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Ruth Cobb: Helen Atkinson Wood
Sgt Dunne: Geoffrey Matthews
Hotel receptionist: John Holms
S upt: Alan Dudley
Mrs Flanders: Heather Bell
Detective: Crawford Logan
j ones: Derek Pollitt
Driver in Norfolk: Martin Friend

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Guest of the Week: Dorothy Webster ,
President of the Royal College of Midwives. Ghost Writers (1):
SONIA BEESLEY seeks out the anonymous speech writers, whose clients range from best men to Prime Ministers.
Gadgets Galore.': DAPHNE METLAND picks her way through the range of electrical implements now available to the cook. 4: Electric Frypan Winter Garden (2) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dorothy Webster
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Daphne Metland

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Madam's Good Girl by JACK KLAFF with Estelle Kohler as Margaret Margaret has lived a comfortable life in South Africa. It comes as a shock to find she is poor. She can only just afford to keep her servant
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Estelle Kohler
Unknown: Margaret Margaret
Directed By: Peter King
Sue: Helen Bourne
Bella: Peggy Phango
Radio voice: Jack Klaff
M'Kemel: Joiin Matshikiza

: The Cities of the Plain

Robert Fox visits four of the great cities of northern Italy to see how much of their past glory lives on today. 2: Ferrara
The first planned city of modern Europe, whose renaissance walls still guard the delights of her secret gardens and orchards.


Unknown: Robert Fox

: Story Time

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (13)


Unknown: Edwin Drood

: 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

including Financial Report

: The Senior Partner

Andrew Cruickshank in Saints and Sinners with Joe Dunlop
Nancy Mitchell , John Kane Sandra Clark , Fraser Kerr Written by DONALD BULL Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) (Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook Producer John EDWARDS
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: 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.
5: Not for the Sake of Their Blue Byes
'Perhaps the bete noire of the enthusiast for disarmament is the so-called arms race.
However, we are far from certain there is any persistent phenomenon deserving that name and we certainly have a very imperfect grasp of the psychological and political mechanisms at work. This suggests a little caution in endorsing a cure.'
(This lecture will appear in the LISTENER, 10 Dec)


Unknown: Laurence Martin

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

On Sunday, BBC2 will show A Midsummer Night's Dream, the third play in this season's BBC Television Shakespeare series.
Frances de la Tour, who played Helena in Peter Brook 's 1970 production, introduces the play and its characters.


Presenter: Frances de la Tour
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Analysis

Dr FitzGerald's Crusade
Since his election in the summer, the Irish Prime Minister, Dr Garret FitzGerald , has been moving cautiously towards a new initiative on Northern Ireland. Can he amend the Republic's constitution on contentious subjects like divorce? Would the changes influence the North? What are the implications of the new Anglo-Irish Council?
Robert Kee reports on Dr FitzGerald's chances of success.
Producer CAROLINE THOMSON (Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Dr Garret Fitzgerald
Unknown: Robert Kee
Producer: Caroline Thomson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Allen Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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