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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference; John Timpson in London
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25-, 8.15* Sport
7 30, News headlines
7.45* Thought lor the Day


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Wilbur Smith owned his own factory in South Africa, but in 1964 the outstanding success of his novel When the Lion Feeds enabled him to become a full-time writer. Now every book he writes Is a bestseller and several have been filmed. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY he selects his eight records.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Wilbur Smith
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

John Mills confronts BBC producers and management with your broadcasting comments. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM (Repeated: Sun 6.15 pm) long wave only


Producer: Susan Snailum

: News

long wave only

: Groundswell

Stephen Bradshaw examines the controversy surrounding issues like nuclear power, pollution and the competing demands on countryside, both at home and abroad. Producers SIMON MAJOR


Unknown: Stephen Bradshaw
Producers: Simon Major

: Morning Story

The Lone Moor by FIONA BARR
Read by Brenda Winter
' Granny had a big house on the Lone Moor Road In Derry. The house was too big, Granny said, and so she took a lodger.
Because the fellow was a quiet sort, my Granny called him the Lone Moor. " My Granny has a strange man in her house ", I told my friend Adie. " He's called the Lone Moor. He might be an adventure".'
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Unknown: Fiona Barr
Read By: Brenda Winter
Producer: Judith Elliott

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Lord, teach us how to pray aright
(BBC HB 344); Canticle 4; Luke 8, vv 1-10 (NEB); Not for our sins alone (BBC HB 345)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Diving for the Past

' The more we work at
Caesarea, the more truth we give to the adage that the ancients keep stealing all our good ideas.'
At about the time of the birth of Christ. King Herod ordered the building of an immense harbour at Caesarea. Excavations of the submerged remains have produced many unexpected findings - including evidence that the builders knew how to make concrete which would harden underwater. Anthony Smith recently visited Caesarea to join the archaeologists diving for the past.
Producer GEOFF DEEIIAN long waveonly


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Geoff Deeiian

: Natural Selection

Another six of the Best!
Today Keith Corbett talks about the marsh frog and the edible frog.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol long wave only


Talks: Keith Corbett

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jennl Mills


Presenter: Jennl Mills

: My Music

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widtake


Presenter: Brian Widtake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jennl Murray
A Skill to Sell: a report from St Loye's College, Exeter, which trains physically -handicapped youngsters. stress in Schools:
JACK DUNHAM suggests ways of coping with some of the problems encountered by leachers.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Sergeant Nice (5) long wave only


Unknown: Jennl Murray
Unknown: Jack Dunham

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Adonis in Dark Glasses by CAROLINE GRAHAM
.Jean is 15, shy and a bit of a misfit, but if only she could get a chance to dance with Vince, the local heart-throb, it could be the beginning of a romantic lifetime together.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Caroline Graham
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Jean: Helen Worth
Dad: Geoffrey Banks
Ethel: Sunny Ormonde
VI: Sylvia Brayshay
Hilda: Carole Hayman
Sid: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Beatle: Sally Gibson
COlIn: Russell Dixon
Spectator: Phil Banyard

: News

: Just After Four

Yorkshire hill farmer
Sydney Fawcett reflects on farming In the heart of ' Herrlot ' country.

: Foreign Correspondents

The last of six programmes on special war correspondents Narrated by René Cutforth
The Only Gentleman in fleet Street by NORMAN LONGMATE Hugh Burden as Sir
Philip Gibbs (1877-1962) Observant, quick-witted, warm and generous in emotional sympathy, he had an unmoving eye for the human essentials and a gift for discovering significance in the seemingly commonplace. with HUGH DICKSON , DAVID GODDERSON , MADI HEDD, STEVE HODSON and ALEX JENNINGS. Directed by JOHN P. THEOCHARIS


Unknown: Norman Longmate
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Philip Gibbs
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: David Godderson
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Alex Jennings.
Directed By: John P. Theocharis

: Story Time

Two on a Tower (10)

: PM

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


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Going Places

As we prepare to enter the era of the re-usable spacecraft, 25 years after the launch of Sputnik One, Clive Jacobs has visited NASA, the world's leading space agency, to try to predict what space travel will be like after another 25 years.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Man 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Elsebeth Tholstrup

: International Assignment

with BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Any Questions?

visits Bridgnorth In Shropshire chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repealed: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)

: Kaleidoscope

includes a preview of Shakespeare's Twelfth
Night, a new production for Saturday-Night
Theatre on Radio 4 of the first play ever broadcast; and a tribute to Sir
Ralph Richardson on the eve of publication of his biography by Garry O'Connor. Presenter Michael Billington


Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Garry O'Connor.
Presenter: Michael Billington
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander McLcod


Unknown: Alexander McLcod

: Week Ending

with David Tate , Nicky Henson , David Jason and Tracey Ullman
SOLOMONS, RICHARD QUICK, PETER HICKEY , IAN BROWN , ROY APPS and others Producer JAN RAVENS (Nicky Henson is in ' Noises Off ' at the Savoy Theatre, London) (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Written By: James Hendrie
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Ian Brown
Producer: Jan Ravens
Producer: Nicky Henson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Ballad of Peckham Rye (5): long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Off the Shelf

A second chance to hear some of the authors who have talked to Frank Delaney in Bookshelf. 9: James Herbert long wave only


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: James Herbert

: Friday Treat

with Dilly Barlow
long wave only


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: 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.

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.

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