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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for I he Day THE REV PETER CAVANAGH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read bv PETER Donaldson
7.30, 8.36 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Peter Cavanagh
Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

Plus Libby Purves with a birthday interview of the week, and familiar and unfamiliar figures to enliven and enrich your Wednesday morning with live conversation and confrontations.


Unknown: Libby Purves

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

[Broadcast Sun 2.2 pm)

: Daily Service

nlm p 71; Let all the world in every corner sing BBC HB 275); Canticle 7; Deuteronomy 6. w 1-7. 20-25 (RSV); 0 Cod of earth and altar (13RC hb 394) long wave only

: Morning Story

Alice Buchan and the Milk of Human Kindness by FRED URQUHART
Read by Fraser Kerr
Another episode in the life of Alice Buchan, baby-sitter extraordinary. Today's story involves a furious confrontation with a most unexpected rival - Tiger McGill , the local road-sweeper.


Unknown: Alice Buchan
Read By: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Alice Buchan
Unknown: Tiger McGill

: News

followed by travel

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jennl Mills

: The Other Side of Silence

by TED ftlXBEl'HV (3)
12.55 Weather: travel, programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.53 Shipping forecast long wave onlu

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including guest of the Week: Rachel Waterhouse Chairman of the Consumers Association. The University of the Third Age: LINDSAY MACKIE reports on the trial run of a study facility for the elderly.
The Intruder


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lindsay MacKie

: * News

: Afternoon Theatre

Blithe Thuu Never Wert
A comedy by ALAN melville When Arthur Bodsworth 's discovery of a cheap alternative to petrol becomes public knowledge, the world descends on his modest suburban semi-detached. Everyone wants to buy the rights to his invention - but for varying reasons. As if this were not enough to contend with, Arthur IS surrounded by an extraordinary, not to say bizarre, family.
Arthur . lockwood west
Directed by GLYN DearmaN


Comedy By: Alan Melville
Unknown: Arthur Bodsworth
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
PC Tarquin Law: Andrew Branch
Brenda: Patience Tomlinson
Win: Kath0kine Parr
Florence: Margot Boyd
Darren: Duncan Faber
Mr OUoway: Alan Melville
Yamani: Peter Arne
Uarnman: John Livesey
Rose: Frances Jeater

: Time for Verse

A series of seven programmes in which the poet George MacBeth presents poems about animals.
2 DomesticAnimals Readers jill BALCON and PETER WICKHAM Producer alec REID


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: The Pleasures of the Table

are enjoyed by Frenchman

: The Right to Roam

Kifly years ago this week a militant group of walkers organised a mass trespass on Kinder Scout in the Peak District. It was part of a long and eventually successful campaign to gain access 10 many acres of open country all over Britain.
Stanley Williamson tracts the history of the struggle and finds that walkers today claim that there arc still too many places where ' trespassers will be prosecuted '.
Producer cillian hush TiDe Manchester

: Story Time

Z for Zaehariah by ROBERT O'BRIEN abridged in seven parts by ZOli BAILEY
Read by KIM BRADEN (7) Producer Pamela howe BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robert O'Brien
Unknown: Zoli Bailey
Read By: Kim Braden
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Peter Ruff on VHF until5-55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Peter Ruff

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into...: Cookery

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject. with recorded humour from
Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Stanley Holloway, Woody Allen, Flanders and Swann, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

"Life is a railway, and the cook is the stoker." (Anon)

(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Presenter/Writer: Frank Muir
Presenter: Alfred Marks
Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Actor: Kenneth Williams
Actor: Hugh Paddjck
Actor: Stanley Holloway
Actor: Woody Allen
Comedians: Flanders and Swann
Comedian: Peter Cook
Comedian: Dudley Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated, Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly investigations into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook
(Kepcatcd: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: A World in Common

Eight documentary programmesexamining the relationships between the richer and the poorer countries of the world. 1: Is Your End oj the Boat Sinking?
Although it sometimes doesn't feel like it, Britain is one of the rich and developed countries of the ' North '. As a nation we earn more, eat better and live far longer than two-thirds of humanity. Are we and the other countries of the ' North ' really in the same boat as Bolivia, Botswana or Bangladesh? What should the North do to help the South - and how far is the ' South ' in a position to help itself? Written and presented by Emanuel de Kadt and Daniel Snowman Series consultant
Producer DANIEL snowman


Presented By: Emanuel de Kadt
Presented By: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: William Clark
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Voices in Harmony

Marian Foster presents the showcase for amateur choirs.
This week:
St Cecilia Singers conductor
ANDREW MILLINGTON and the School Choir of St Mary and St Anne conductor
.lywela HARRIS
Both are accompanied by JAMES WALKER (piano) Producer IAN Carson BBC Bristol


Unknown: Marian Foster
Conductor: Andrew Millington
Piano: James Walker

: Edgar Hoover Fallen Idol

Ten years ago J. Edgar Hoover, director and founder father of the FBI. died. As head of the bureau for nearly half-a-century he became the most powerful policeman in the Western world.
In the 30s his G-men were popular heroes in their battle with the gangsters. In the 40s and 50s he was the scourge of Nazi and Communist spies.
Idolised by Hollywood, his power and influence was so great that it was said no president dared get rid of him.
Ten years after his death, that towering reputation has collapsed under a welter of charges of illegal bugging and blackmail.
Presenter Anthony Howard Producer DAVID POWELL
(Repeated: Thurs 11.3 am)


Unknown: J. Edgar
Presenter: Anthony Howard
Producer: David Powell

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of London Silver 1680-1780, an exhibition at the Museum of London which traces the styles of three generations of the Courtauld family of goldsmiths; and Much Ado About Nothing,
Terry Hands ' new production for the RSC in Stratford which stars Derek Jacobi and Sinead Cusack.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Sinead Cusack.
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Detective

: A Book at Bedtime: The Great Brown Pericord Motor

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Read by John Levitt

Francis Pericord and Jeremy Brown had been partners in many an invention. in which the creative genius of the one had been aided by the practical abilities of the other. It was an ideal association, until professional jealousy intervened.

(long wave only)


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Reader: John Levitt
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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