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: News Briefing

News, weather, paperi and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

6.45* Prayer for the Day with FR ALISTAIR MACLELLAN
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Fr Alistair MacLellan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Dead Hand

by WILKIE COLLINS abridged in two parts by ROBBI PENGELLY
Read by Stephen Murray (1)
8.57 Weather; travel


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Robbi Pengelly
Read By: Stephen Murray
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: On Your Farm

A breakfast edition with the Archers, but not the Ambridge family.
George Archer , ex-policeman and labourer who hadn't milked a cow until 13 years ago. now has 200 cows on 400 acres in Cheshire. He and his family explain how they did it to Anthony Parkin and Martin Small.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham (Revised repeat)


Unknown: George Archer
Unknown: Anthony Parkin
Unknown: Martin Small.
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of what's happening to wildlife and the countryside. Introduced by Peter France


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: Potted Tongues

... or Calling a Spade an fmplementary Tool of Mainly Agricultural Utility Function/ In the last of two programmes,
Richard Stllgoe gets to grips with jargon, from senior commonroom to South Pacific, in an attempt to perfect the ultimate unintelligibility barrier. Producer SIMON ELMES


Unknown: Richard Stllgoe
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Morning Story

Father's Day by ANNA FREW
Read by Mary Rlggans
1 There was dad, standing at the door, smiling, rubbing his hands together. " When do you want him home, Sylvia? " No later than seven. And not too much excitement. He does tend to get - well - rather worked up ".'
Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Read By: Mary Rlggans
Producer: John Arnott

: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; Earth has many a noble city (BBC
H9 64); Psalm 86; Matthew 2, vv 1-12 (AV); As with gladness (BBC HB 62)

: News

followed by travel

: Everybody's Politician

Clement Attlee assessed


Unknown: Clement Attlee

: Hill Cricket

I come from a country of hill cricket, where for decades the village players have been great toilers on the slopes, and where lor a wicket, the most we could hope for was some well-trodden sheep-path winding away among the tussocks.
The writer Laurie Lee remembers the cricket he watched as a boy and more recently on the famous ' Hill ' in Sydney, where England are currently doing battle with the old enemy.


Unknown: Laurie Lee

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers with the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Home-ing In

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One:News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

Cast for the fortnight:
BBC Birmingham
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Written By: Debbie Cook
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Callimore
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Lou Wakefield
Ben: Don Henderson

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Including
A Stairway to Heaven:
Adam's Peak Is one of the most sacred places of pilgrimage in Sri Lanka. KAREN DECO climbed to the summit at sunrise.
Emergency Aid: what would you do In an emergency? Would you run away or try to help? There are courses countrywide designed to help the public, KAREN DECO attends one.
The Magic Apple Tree (7)

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Private Property-Keep Off by DAWN LOWE-WATSON
A well-known media man plans to take his girlfriend on a peaceful holiday to an island he owns off the Scottish coast. When they arrive. they find there are squatters and his attitude towards them is far removed from hip TV persona as the gentle, liberal man of the people. But are they really squatters, and who has the right to occupy the Island?


Alistair: Geoffrey Palmer
Josie: June Tobin
Gavin: Steve Hodson
Liz: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: News

: Just After Four

Twice Nightly and Beyond HENRY LIVINGS muses

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney talks to Laurens van der Post


Talks: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Laurens van Der Post

: Story Time

The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty (4)

: PM

Presenter Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Concert Prelude

Jeremy Stepmann looks forward to the music in tonight's concert.


Unknown: Jeremy Stepmann

: The Childhood of Christ

A sacred trilogy
Wordsand music by Berlioz Parti
The Dream of Herod
The Flight dnto Egypt
BBC Manchester
(Given on 23 December 1982 in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester)


Leader: Pan Ron Lee
Conducted By: Andrew Davis

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: The Childhood of Christ

Part 2
The Arrival at Sals

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer PHILIP JORDAN


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Philip Jordan

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

An Ice-Cream War (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Daily Express

Journeys in the Lives of Long-Distance Commuters Molly Price-Owen meets a number of people who travel vast distances to and from work.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (Repeal)


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: 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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