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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks BBC Bristol
C.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DOM EDMUND JONES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Dom Edmund Jones
Read By: Colin Doran
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Miles Kington

Continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated.- Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be In the news this week. Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC
HB 126); Psalm 15; I Peter 1 vv 1-9 (RSV); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140) long wave only

: Morning Story

In the Avu Observatory by H. G. WELLS
Read by David Ashford . Was the" thing" inside or out? It was big, whatever else it might be. He started violently and put his arm up. It was in the observatory, then, with him. It was clinging to the roof, apparently. What the devil was it? And could it see him? ' Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Hcacham in north west Norfolk. The area is well known as a centre for the lavender industry.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Charles Causley
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm) Requests to: poetry Please
Anthology, The Music Of
What Happens £ 3.39 r:aperbaek, £ 5,50 hardback from booksellers ong wave only


Presented By: Charles Causley
Presented By: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Semi-Circles: A Desirable Residence

[Starring] Paula Wilcox as Helen and David Wood as Ben
The improving story of life and improving times in an improving neighbourhood.
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Helen: Paula Wilcox
Ben: David Wood
Mrs Kelly: Pat Heywood
Alastair: Bruce Alexander
Mr Juke: Arthur English

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Milltown: the second of PHIL SMITH 'S pictures of life in the north, past and present.
From the Sheep's Back to Yours: JILL GOODWINgives JOCELYN HAY some advice on dyeing and finishing off homespun garments.
The Third Man (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES
The Woman's Hour Book, £6.50 from booksellers long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Jocelyn Hay
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

The Threshing Floor by JAMES FORSYTH


Unknown: James Forsyth

: Scene From a Bridge

Cella Thomson visits
Anglesey to survey the view from the Menai Bridge with the artist Kyffin Williams.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Artist: Kyffin Williams.

: Story Time

Welsh Fargo
6: Thursday Night

: PM

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


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'clock News

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

: Just a Minute

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

The Sentry Box by WILLIAM INGRAM with ' In the village they call this house " the Sentry Box", It has about It a feeling of waiting - of marking time - and finally this tall, gaunt house will bear witness to the inescapable fate of Its occupants.'
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: William Ingram
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Rollo: William Squire
Gwen: Christine Pollon
Alice: Petra Davies
Edith: Elizabeth Morgan
Bradley: Brinley Jenkins

: Indeed to Goodness!

' The French is gone off, look you, and there is gallant and most brave passages.'
Shakespeare's Fluellen was one of the first stage Welshmen '. Why do the English regard the Welsh accent as so funny? And how many varieties of it arethereanyway?
Patrick Hannan looks at
Its treatment in literature, listens to some famous people and gets some expert guidance onWelshidiom. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS
BBC Wales
(Repeated: Sun 3.30 pm)


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Kaleidoscope

includes a report from the major conference on Art and Architecture at the ICA in London; and previews two television productions to be broadcast tomorrow evening: on ITV Laurence Olivier stars in A Voyage Round My Father by John Mortimer , and on BBC1 David Bowie appears in Bertolt Brecht's play Baal. Presenter
Paul Vaughan


Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Mllligan and voices and opinions from around the world Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Stephen Mllligan
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: Julian Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces by JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE abridged In 15 parts by LINDA TAYLOR
Read by KERRY SHALE (6) Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: John Kennedy Toole
Unknown: Linda Taylor
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Roger Pine

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

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: 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.

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.

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