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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Mayne
6.45* Prayer for the Day with RABBI LIONEL BLUE 7 0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7 30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Mayne
Unknown: Lionel Blue
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.58 Weather; travel

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

and his guests in a mil of weighty conversation and light banter.


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; O kind Creator (BBC hb 346);
Psalm 51, vv 1-13 (AV);
40 days and 40 nights (BBC BB 341) long wave only

: Morning Story

In the House of Proverbs by BARBARA CROWTHER
Read by Sandra Clark it was definitely a picture of her as a young woman. Wild fancies of scandals and illegitimate children chased through my mind. Could Miss Proverbs really have harboured that sort of melodramatic secret? Producer mitch RATER


Read By: Sandra Clark

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jcnm Mills

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls the people, places and happenings in a quarter-of-a-century of jaunting. Producer brian PATTEN BBC Bristol
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics In and behind the headines

: 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: author Madelaine Duke. Excellent Cases for Treatment:
DR peter ROWAN discusses thyroid problems and their treatment.
The Third Man (2) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Madelaine Duke.
Unknown: Dr Peter Rowan

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

Julia and David are two who are having an affair. Julia's husband Edgar Is one who finds a most effective way of dealing with the matter.
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Josephine Hacon
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Julia: Gwen Watford
Edgar: George Cole
David: John Rowb

: Smith Invades the Capital

In the first of six programmes, Phil Smith ventures south from his Pennine fastness to explore the metropolis and its delights.
1: From Peg Rugs to Persian Carpets BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The Countryside in February

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas This month is the 30th anniversary of Countryside and Eric Simms looks back at the many and varied wildlife recordings he has made since the start of the series in 1952, While WYNFORD VAUGHAN-THOMAS and Martin Muncaster remember some of their favourite country tales broadcast ever the years. Also, Tom Barry looks at the end of the winter ploughing season in Scotland, and In Humberside David Taviner discovers why roe deer are straying
Into people's gardens. Bob Danvers Walker visits a trout farm in Oxfordshire and Pat Callaghan finds out how mountain rescue dogs are trained in the Lake District. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Introduced By: Eric Simms
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Tom Barry
Unknown: Humberside David
Unknown: Bob Danvers Walker
Unknown: Pat Callaghan
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Story Time

Welsh Fargo 3: The Outing

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the Chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
ShUla: Judy Bennett
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Walter: Chri Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mark: Richard Derrington
Robin: Edward McCarthy

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation Into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud.
Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: I Think I Was Born Trilling

with Angela Down as Adelina Patti
The story in words and music of the most celebrated prima donna of her day
Narrator Nigel Anthony with Douglas Blackwell John Livesey
David March, John Rye and Irene Sutcliffe
Patti was only seven when she was lifted on to a table and sang one of the most exacting arias in the repertoire - Casta Diva from Bellini's opera Norma. She was 16 when, In 1859, she made her operatic debut in New York in Lucia di Lammermoor and from then on she delighted audiences with the brilliance, purity and charm of her singing.
Her fees were exorbitant, her wealth vast and conspicuous. At the height of her fame, she bought a castle in Wales and it was there that she died in 1919 at the age of 76. Script PEGGY BRANFORD Producer ALAN haydock (Irene Sutcliffe is in ' Children of a Lesser God ' at the Albery Theatre, London)


Unknown: Angela Down
Unknown: Adelina Patti
Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: John Livesey
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Script: Peggy Branford
Producer: Alan Haydock
Producer: Irene Sutcliffe

: File on 4

Reporter Tudor Lomas
Producer GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Reporter: Tudor Lomas
Producer: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Noises Off,
Michael Frayn 's new comedy at the Lyric Theatre,
Hammersmith; and Absence of Malice, Sydney Pollack 's film exploring investigative journalism. Presenter Paul Allen


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Sydney Pollack
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Quote ... Unquote

Quotations identified and provided by Douglas Adams Jill Craigie
Frank Delaney and Henry Livings
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer ALAN nixon


Provided By: Douglas Adams
Provided By: Jill Craigie
Provided By: Frank Delaney
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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