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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Northern Ireland by John Johnston BBC Northern Ireland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read bv COLIN DORAN
7.30,8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Dr John Newton
Unknown: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The words, wit and wisdom of those who will be in the news this week.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM, p 30; It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81); Psalm 31; Isaiah 11, vv 10-12, v 20 (av); In the cross of Christ (bp 39) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Fraser Kerr
" God be praised! " the boy's father exclaimed. " That means a start for me tomorrow! He wouldn't tell me to come if he hadn't a job for me! An' you'll get a job, too, son, wi' 15 shillin's a week." '


Unknown: Edward Gaitens
Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Down Your Way

in the Mendip Hills

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Robert Gittings
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Friday 4.5 pm) Requests to:
Poetry Please!,
BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR


Presented By: Robert Gittings
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: How to Survive the Office Party

Another chance to hear headthumping humour in the company of Willie Rushton and guests
Gordon Clyde Sally Grace
David Timson and Jan Waters
Everything you always wanted to know about the office party, but were afraid to remember. Written by GUY JENKIN BARRY BOWES , KEN ELLIS BARRY PILTON and others Producer ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Jenkin Barry Bowes
Unknown: Ken Ellis
Unknown: Barry Pilton
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions. Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today Package Holiday
Prostitution: sex tours to Thailand and The Philippines earn vital foreign currency for these developing countries, but at what cost to the women
Involved? GUDRUN DALIBOR investigates.
Help; Help!: BOB PRIZEMAN reports on ways the elderly can raise the alarm.
Winter Garden (5)
The Woman's Hour Book, £6.50, from booksellers


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gudrun Dalibor
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Man of Too Much Honour by ELIZABETH HOLFORD


Unknown: Elizabeth Holford

: Piano Parlour

Patricia Carroll introduces and plays pieces from her large collection of Victorian piano music.


Introduces: Patricia Carroll

: Story Time

Tell Sally by MAGDA SZABO translated by URSULA MCLEAN abridged in nine parts and read by Mia Nadasi (1)
The story of a young
Hungarian girl, whose determination to find the only known witness to her father's dying words involves her in a complicated network of divided loyalties and impossible promises.


Unknown: Magda Szabo
Translated By: Ursula McLean
Read By: Mia Nadasi
Producer: Clare Taylor

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Richard Ingrams Polly Toynbee and Nigel Dempster
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Nigel Dempster
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

In and Out the Union Jacks by GINNIE HOLE with Are you a liberal, understanding parent?
Ray is deeply committed to the idea of individual freedom. His wife, Anna, is an Anti-Nazi League activist. Their lives and values are turned upside down when Mel, their young daughter, falls in love with a member of the National Front.


Unknown: Jake Michael Harbour
Unknown: Paul. Christopher Fairbank
Director: Richard Wortley
Ray: Michael Spice
Anna: Petra Davies
Mel: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JANE STENNING Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jane Stenning
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy bV JOCELYN BROOKE abridged in 12 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by DAVID MARCH (5) Producer DAVID SPENCER long wave only


Unknown: Jocelyn Brooke
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: David March
Producer: David Spencer

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends 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.

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