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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Hugh Sykes
6.45' Prayer for the Day THE REV NEIL RICHARDSON
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Neil Richardson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News ;

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

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


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

visits London where members of the Islington Society
Gardeners put their questions to
Bill Sowerbutts professor Alan Gemmell and Geoffrey Smith
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBCManchester
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Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Daily Service

nem p 38; The eternal gate's lift up their heads
(BBCHB 131); Psalm 20; I Peter 1, vv 17 to 2. v 3 (rsv); Look. ye saints. and see how glorious (BBC HB 127) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Wolves of Cernogratz by SAKI
Read by Richard Hurndall Producer hitcu RAPER


Read By: Richard Hurndall
Producer: Hitcu Raper

: News

followed by travel long unive only

: Baker's Dozen

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: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Around the World in 25 Years

12.55 Weather; travel; 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 Guest of the Week: actress Wendy Craig.
Gadgets Galore!: DAPHNE wetland picks her way through the range of electrical implements now on the market. The Third Man by GRAHAM GREENE abridged in seven parts by MADGE HART Read by BERNARD HORSFALL (7)
(Music: The Harry Lime Theme by Anton Karas ) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Wendy Craig.
Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Bernard Horsfall
Unknown: Anton Karas

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

A skilled tailor who refuses to lower his standards or update his styles watches his business decline and his small staff moving elsewhere. He and his wife despair of saving their livelihood - but they are experienced survivors....


Directed By: Margaret Etall
Michael Leventhal: Cyril Shaps
Leah: Miriam Margolyes
David: Gordon Reid
Charlie Axel: Alan Dudley
Frank: Christopher Scott
Deborah: Eve Karpf

: Smith Invades the Capital

2: Termites in Old School Ties
Venturing south from his
Phil Smith explores the Stock Exchange and tries to cash a cheque at the Bank of England. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Einstein and the Buddha

The modern physicist and an Eastern mystic have something in common: they both perceive reality in the same way. Our world view determines how we live - and perhaps the experts in medicine, economics and politics have something to learn from the physicists and mystics.
Dr Fritjov Capra , lecturer In physics at the Umversity of California and the author of The Too of Physics, talks to Jocelyn Ryder-Smith .
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Dr Fritjov Capra
Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Story Time

Welsh Fargo
8: Cwmgorse Common

: 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 the BBC newsmen around the world
Including Financial Report

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Irene Thomas and Denis Norden In the Chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Frt 12.27 pm)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: The Last Secret

In May 1945, the British returned many thousands of Cossack prisoners-of-war to the Soviet Union. It was well known that the troops could expect only imprisonment or execution in their former homeland, and the British resorted to force and trickery to take the CossackstotheSoviet lines.
Nicholas Bethell describes the events of one camp In Austria through
Interviews with some of the British soldiers responsible for carrying out the agreement that Churchill signed with Stalin at Yalta.
Producer ROBERT CRADOCK (First broadcast in 1974) (A memorial to the repatriated victims of Yalta is to-be unveiled in London on Saturday)


Unknown: Nicholas Bethell
Producer: Robert Cradock

: File on 4

(Details: Thurs 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of the West End opening of Julian Mitchell 's play
Another Country, set in a public school in the early 1930s; and Children of the Empire, Gillian Wagner 's account of how tens of thousands of British orphans were sent overseas to become farm labourers and domestic servants.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer


Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Gillian Wagner
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Catherine Wearing

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces (8)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business 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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