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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.
Producers martin SMALL and LESLIE COTTINGTON
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With TONY JASPER
6.55,7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Tony Jasper
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Stanley Sherwood

or the Fireman's Revenge by SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER
8.57 Weather; travel


Unknown: Sylvia Townsend Warner

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

offers a chance to meet some unusual and unfamiliar people and learn a little more about a well-known personality in the birthday Interview. Producer JENNY DANKS


Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

A magazine programme introduced by Ken Ford with Bill Sowerbutts ,
Peter Seabrook , Daphne Ledward , Phil Swindells and Dr Gillian Fearn
This week: The history of fruit and vegetables, tips for garden planners, more new gadgets, buying bulbs and water gardening.


Introduced By: Ken Ford
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Peter Seabrook
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Phil Swindells
Unknown: Dr Gillian Fearn

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; There is a land of pure delight
(BBC HB 254); Canticle
10; Luke 1, vv 34-55 (AV); Angel voices, ever singing (BBC HB 256) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Coffee Baby by BETTY BURTON
Read by Margot Boyd Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Betty Burton
Read By: Margot Boyd
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

followed by travel

: Baker's Dozen

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers including
The Advice Agencies
3: Books and magazines Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Outbreak of Fear

by R. D. WINGFIELD (1)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Guest of the Week: Margaret Perlera controller of Forensic Science Service.
Back to School Dinners: CHRIS ELDON LEE describes a scheme which bridges one generation gap. To be a Pilgrim (2):
SATISH KUMER in Benares. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Perlera
Unknown: Chris Eldon Lee
Unknown: Satish Kumer

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Embroidered Cloth by RALPH MEREDITH with Elizabeth Begley and Stephen Garlick
After the Great War and the death of her husband, Mary returns with her son Jack to her mother's hill farm outside Belfast.
Directed by BRUN DEAN BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Ralph Meredith
Unknown: Elizabeth Begley
Unknown: Stephen Garlick
Directed By: Brun Dean
Mrs Raven: Elizabeth Begley
Jack: Stephen Garlick
Mary: Stella McCusker
Margaret: Aingeal Grehan
Martin: John Hewitt

: Time for Verse

Anthony Curtis presents poems of homage and self-portrait. Self-Portraits


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Beacham Frances Jeater
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Russian Roulette

Allan Schiller takes his piano on tour. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Allan Schiller

: Story Time

Treasure Island (12)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Liz Donnelly on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Liz Donnelly

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: My Music

Devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Dents Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Producer: Pete Atkin

: 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


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Animal Language

In the 25th year of the BBC's Natural History Unit, the second half of a series in 26 parts. Narrator
David Attenborough
25: The Honorary Birds Gibbons do not sing alone. A gibbon duet begins at dawn. After a warm-up period, the female signals to the male that she wants to sing the ' great-call probably the most spectacular aspect of gibbon vocalisation.
Warren Brockleman of Mahidol University, Bangkok, and David Chivers and Eliot Haimoff of Cambridge University, describe how the calls of gibbons are used to reinforce the pair-bond and for territorial proclamation.
Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Narrator: David Attenborough
Unknown: Warren Brockleman
Unknown: David Chivers
Unknown: Eliot Haimoff

: A Musical Evening with Benjamin Luxon

Baritone Benjamin Luxon has managed to combine a flourishing career in opera with his interest in the lighter field of Victorian ballads.
He talks to Telerl Bevan about his career.
Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wales


Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Unknown: Telerl Bevan

: Crowdie and Cream

In the aftermath of the Great War, eight families were given grants of land on Harris in the Outer Hebrides. It was the start of the small community of Scarastavore.
The crofters had to eke a meagre living from the thin soil in those early days, but there were lighter moments.
In this second series of five programmes Finlay J. Macdonald recalls those bitter-sweet times of his boyhood and remembers some of the formative occasions in the growth of the village. 1: The Christening


Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver reports on the second week of the Edinburgh
Festival, which includes the American Repertory Theatre's production of Wedekind's classic Lulu, transposed from turn-of-the-century Vienna to the promiscuous world of today's New
York; and the fantastic visions of the 18th-century Italian artist Piranesi, as revealed in a major exhibition of his drawings and etchings.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Richard Dunn
Producers: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Radio Active

: A Book at Bedtime

Madame Bovary (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents musical nostalgia for late-night listening. 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.

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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