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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6 45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES 7 0, 8 0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7 30. 8.39 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Dame Eva Turner , the prima donna
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Unknown: Dame Eva Turner

: Feedback

Tom Vernon with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and tv. Producer susan snailum (Repeated: Sat 4.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: News

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: International Assignment

BBC correspondents around the world cast their collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: Daily Service

NEM. p 71; 0 Lord our God, arise (BBC hb 25); Psalm 145, vv 13-21; 1 Peter 5, vv i-14 (rsv); Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC HB 452) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Woman in the Orange Shawl by BARBARA CROWTHER
Read by Sheila Mitchell


Unknown: Barbara Crowther
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: High Mountains and Cold Seas

A portrait of u. w TILMAN with Anthony Bate as ' Bill . Tilman
On 1 November 1977 the En Avant, a steel tug converted to a gaff-nggea cutter, sailed from Rio for the Falkland Islands. She never reached her destination. Neither the En Avant nor any of her crew were heard of again. Among those on board had been a short, tough, wiry man of nearly 80, with a sharp, weather-beaten face. His name was H. W. Tilman. John Snelling presents a portrait of this remarkable man who, for almost 60 years, led a life of adventure and exploration. Producer JOHN knight i Broadcast Tues 8.20 pm) lung wave only


Unknown: Anthony Bate
Unknown: H. W. Tilman.
Unknown: John Snelling

: Bird of the Week

Jim Flegg today turns to the ' bird-watcher's barometer ' - the lapwing or maybe you know it as the peewit or green f ilover, whose appearance n large flocks often portends severe weather. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

The Single Parent
5: Help and Support Faced with raising a family single-handed, where is help to be found?
Jenny Danks reports
Presenter Bill Breckon For a fact sheet on this series write to: You and Yours, Broadcasting
House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Jenny Danks

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
JEAN SHRIMPTON at home in Cornwall.
City of Bath: gracious living in Royal Crescent; new tunes from the Pump Room Trio.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Get Ready for Battle <7) long wave only


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jean Shrimpton
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre: The Unexpected Guest

by Agatha Christie

A foggy night... a lonely country house ... and a woman with a gun in her hand quietly surveying the dead body of her husband. She has obviously murdered him. But then nothing is obvious in an Agatha Christie thriller....
Adapted for radio and directed by Gordon House.


Author: Agatha Christie
Adapted for radio and directed by: Gordon House
Laura Warwick: Jill Meers
Michael Starkwedder: Alexander John
Miss Bennett: Diana Bishop
Jan Warwick: Elizabeth Lindsay
Mrs Warwick: Margot Boyd
Henry Angell: Anthony Hyde
Sgt Cadwallader: Sion Probert
Insp Thomas: Michael Spice
Julian Farrar: Sean Arnold

: Poetry Please!

: Victims

What Can We Dot
In the final programme In this four-part series, Margaret Percy looks at ways of dealing with crime. Can you personally protect yourself against it? And If you do become a victim, what should the law and the community do to help? Producer


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Kathleen Cheesmono

: Story Time

The Canon in Residence (4)

: PM

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


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, and Tom Boswell tests the Alfa Romeo Alfasud 1.35 Producer STEVE PHELPS Editor ROGER macdonald


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Steve Phelps
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer ANNE Morrison


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Morrison

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

A panel including The Rt lion Enoch Powell , mp and Dick Taverne , qc tackle the issues raised by the audience at Bradford, West Yorkshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer carols STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of The Little Foxes,
Lillian Hellman 's play which brings Elizabeth Taylor to the London stage after rave reviews on Broadway. Presenter
Sheridan Morley


Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Jon Glover and Tracey Ullman
Written by BOB sinfield , TONY SARCHET ,
JOHN REVELL , DAVE DIXON and others Producer


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Written By: Bob Sinfield
Written By: Tony Sarchet
Written By: James Hendrie
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Richard Quick
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: John Revell
Unknown: Dave Dixon
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

A Confederacy of Dunces by JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE abridged in 15 parts by LINDA TAYLOR
Read by KERRY shale (15) 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

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: Today in Parliament

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: Glyn Worsnip

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: 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.

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