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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Presenters John TimpsoB and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DONALD ENGLISH 7 0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30,8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpsob
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

For the next three months, several thousand bird-watchers will be taking on a daunting task - finding out where British birds are in the winter months. Peter France asks
Dr Peter Lack , the organiser of the survey, what it is all about.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Dr Peter Lack
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: Enterprise

Ten programmes about people who are successful against the odds. Nimbus Records
Frank Delaney visits one of the most improbable recording studios in Britain ... in the ballroom of a Georgian house in rural England. Nimbus Records began trading in 1977 and since then have built up a turnover of more than £300,000 a year, at a time when most other companies are in recession.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Come, Holy
Ghost, our hearts inspire (BP 12); Psalm 126:
Isaiah 26, vv 12-21 (av);
0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (BBC HB 156) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Haunted by CYNON BEATON JONES Read by John Darran ' It was then that he noticed the strangeness of her dress, a style and material he could not readily place in any historical context. It was this that gave him the first inkling of others worldliness ...


Read By: John Darran
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

: Analysis

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Questions on a postcard to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
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 with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
A New Lease of Life: JILL BURRIDGE visited a housing scheme for retired people at Lowestoft.
Keep Fit the Oughton Way!: HELEN PICKLES meets a family who may be Britain's fittest. Winter Garden by BERYL BAINBRIDGE abridged in eight parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by ROBERT LANG (8)
Music: Arnold's Serenade for Small Orchestra
The Woman's Hour Book,
16.50, from booksellers


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Helen Pickles
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Robert Lang

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Sunrise Over Baldness by J. C. WILSHER
Times have changed since Peter and Geoff shared a flat together in the 1960s. So have Geoff and Peter. For one thing they don't have as much hair as they used to. But they still have their friendship. Or do they? Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER


Unknown: J. C. Wilsher
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Peter: Kenneth Cranham
Geoff: Nigel Anthony

: 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

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Story Time

Tell Sally (4)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questionst 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.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Dan: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Polly: Alison Skilbeck
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mark: Richard Derrington

: Time for Verse

Kingsley Amis introduces Spenser's
Epithalamion - a poem to celebrate a wedding. Reader RONALD PICKUP Producer ALEC REID


Producer: Alec Reid

: Carols from Liverpool

John Julius Norwich introduces the annual concert of carols and Christmas music direct from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool. with All Hallows Girls' Junior Choir, Speke Chorus-mistress HELEN MCCLORRY
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra associate leader NICHOLAS WOOD conducted by Edmund Walters Part 1
BBC Manchester
BBC Music Guides for Berlioz and Brahms
Orchestral Music, £1.50 each, from booksellers


Unknown: Speke Chorus-Mistress
Leader: Nicholas Wood
Conducted By: Edmund Walters

: * Lies my Grandmother Told me

The historian pwen
Dudley Edwards recalls his first steps in learning the art of discrimination between a good fact and a good story.


Unknown: Dudley Edwards

: Carols from Liverpool

Part 2

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

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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