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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 Timpson and Peter Mayne
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV EDGAR RUDDOCK
7.0, 8.6 Today's News Read by ERVAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Mayne
Unknown: Edgar Ruddock
Read By: Ervan Martin

: News

: Checkpoint

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: The Living World

Midwinter in Manhattan At the heart of New York City, amid the towers and traffic of Manhattan, lies Central Park - an oasis for nature in the man-made desert. How fares the downtown wildlife in the midst of winter? Presented by Jeffery Boswall
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
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Presented By: Jeffery Boswall
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

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: Your Move or Mine

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 how to beat the system and avoid costly mistakes.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: Daily Service

nf.m. p 42; To Christ, the Prince of peace (BBC HB 94); Psalm 98; 1
Corinthians 1, vv 18-25 (av); 0 Jesu. King most wonderful (Bp 68) long wave only

: Morning Story

Charge of the Old Brigade by EVELYN HILARY
Read by Jo Anderson
Little Gran 's new friend was an ex-Polish cavalryman ... but she had never been on a horse.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Evelyn Hilary
Read By: Jo Anderson
Read By: Little Gran

: News

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: File on 4

As the Socialist bloc faces increasing economic problems because of events in Poland, one of Hungary's leading economists recently described his country as ' an island of relative content in a sea of misery '. Has Hungary anything to teach its neighbours and can it cope with the new pressures facing the whole of eastern Europe? Tudor Lomas reports from Budapest.
Producer MAX EASTERMAN BBCManchester
(Broadcast: Wed 8.45 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tudor Lomas
Producer: Max Easterman

: Enquire Within

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


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: News

: You and Yours

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

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Hats not Allowed: HONOR WYATT recalls childhood visits to the opera.
How Much am I Bid?.:
KAREN DECO investigates an 18th- and 19th-century alternative to divorce: wife-selling. Stepping (2) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

I This isn't a dirty old stone. It's a special stone. It's probably a magic stone. I wonder if it's got a name? Daddy would know what it was called. Daddy would know.' But Davy's daddy is dead - so how could he have told the child that the stone he has found is a ' timer's eye


Unknown: Christine Harrison
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Anna: Lucinda Curtis
Davy: Jill Lidstone
Jean: Katherine Parr
Charles: Edward Kelsey
Max: David McAlister

: 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

Marital Rites (9)

: 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

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 Archer: Edgar Harrison
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward

: Time for Verse

Simon Brett 's fourth selection of ' Useful Verse' is concerned with aiding those who till the land. Readers HEATHER BELL
Producer alec reid


Unknown: Simon Brett
Readers: Heather Bell
Readers: David Brierley

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

leader FELIX KOK conductor Simon Rattle Heinz Holliger (oboe) Ursula Holliger (harp) direct from the Town Hall, Birmingham Part 1
Haydn Symphony No 22, in E flat (The Philosopher) Strauss Oboe Concerto BBC Birmingham


Leader: Felix Kok
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Harp: Ursula Holliger

: * The White Dog of Inchdrewer

Nigel Tranter , who has visited every parish in Scotland in the course of researching his books, talks about some of the unexpected pleasures and experiences he has encountered.


Unknown: Nigel Tranter

: Concert

Part 2
Lutoslawksi Concerto for oboe and harp
Beethoven Symphony No 4, in B flat, Op 60

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (14) 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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