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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

presenters John Timpson and Brian liedhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROSEMARY WAKELEN
7.0 8.0 Today's News Read bv BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8\.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelen
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: Checkpoint

long wave unly

: The Living World

As the ice melted 5000 years ago. the rising sea drove a shingle bar onto the south Devon coast, trapping the remnants of a freshwater lake at
Slapton Ley. Now flocks of migrant ducks from northern Europe take refuge there and join the wildlife that makes the Ley its home the year round.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
long wave only


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

long wave only

: Your Move or Mine

The first of six programmes in which
Chris Serle investigates the agonising business of buying and selling houses - how to buy, occupy and improve a house for the smallest possible outlay and with the least possible trouble. With the help of financial expert Tom Tickell, Chris shows you how to beat the system and avoid costly mistakes.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only
HELP! page 75


Producer: Stephen Phelps
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Help me, dear Lord (BP 30);
Psalm 138; John 10, vv 1-10 (Rsv); Lord Christ, who on thy heart didst bear (BBC HB 380) long wave only

: Morning Story

Settling the Account by NICK YAPP
Read by Peter Wheeler Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Nick Yapp
Read By: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

long wave only

: File on 4

(Broadcast: Wed 8.45 pm) long wave only

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor sort out your queries.
Producer JEREMY BIRCHALL long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: News

: YouandYours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Never Too Late

12.55 Weather; programme news

: 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 Queen Victoria's Great Game: ANDREW SINCLAIR talks about her amazing intelligence network. Believe It or Not: astrologer RUSSELL GRANT discusses the Aquarian personality and looks at the future of disc jockey TONY BLACKBURN. Catriona (6) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Andrew Sinclair
Unknown: Tony Blackburn.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Glaring Lack of Ambition by PETER SILCOCK
Liverpool 1964: The
Beatles are due home for the first time since their rise to fame. The city is agog. The city apart, that is. from Mike McCabe. IS years old and extremely well-informed about what he doesn't want from life What he does want is a far greater problem and the effects of his search for a purpose inevitably involve his family, friends and enemies.
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Silcock
Directed By: Roger Pine
Mike: Andrew Schofield
Mike's father: Ray Dunbobbin
Albie: Nick Maloney
Carmel: Jane Galloway
Helen: Anna Lindup
Helen's father: Roger Hume
Mr Peacock: Terry Molloy

: Report SouthWest

What's Going on in the Toe of England
Presenter Ian Phillips


Presenter: Ian Phillips

: Bookshelf

with Frank Delaney


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Helen Fry

: Story Time

The Simple Life (2)

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Biisfol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
(Repealed. Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

Simon Brett 's second selection of ' Useful
Verse ' gives advice for the conduct of love affairs. Readers HEATHER BELL , DAVID BRlERLEY ,
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Simon Brett
Readers: Heather Bell
Readers: David Brlerley
Readers: David Gooderson
Unknown: Wendy Murray
Producer: Alec Reid

: Medici String Quartet

Paul Robertson (violin) David Matthews (violin) Paul Silverthorne (viola) Anthony Lewis (cello) direct from the Upper Guildhall, Plymouth Part 1
Haydn String Quartet No 5, in D, Op 64 (The Lark)
Mozart String Quartet in B flat (The Hunt) (K 458)


Violin: Paul Robertson
Violin: David Matthews
Viola: Paul Silverthorne
Cello: Anthony Lewis

: * Priestland's Cornish Legends

Gerald Priestland , a visitor to Cornwall since the 1930s, now citizen of Penwith, explains his fascination with the Cornish far west and recounts some of its more sinister legends. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Producer: Julian Hale

: Concert

Part 2
Dvorak String Quartet in F. Op 96 (The American)

: The Gibsons of the Isles of Scilly

Great-grandfather Gibson began taking photographs of shipwrecks on the Isles of Scilly in 1869. and the family has been recording the islands' history with the camera ever since. Sonia Beesley tells their story.


Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: A Book at Bedtime

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (4) 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.

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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