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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

6.45* Prayer for the Day With POLLY HASLAM
6: 55 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.9 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.39, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Best of Myles

Part 2
8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Mental Handicap
How can parents help mentally handicapped child to reach his or her full potential? What educational services are available to help them? Is it fair to place a mentally handicapped teenager in an institution? What are the rights of a mentally handicapped adult?
Joan Blckncll , professor of the Psychiatry of Mental Handicap at St
George's Hospital Medical School, and Brian Rix , Secretary General of MENCAP. are in the studio with Sue MacGregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Joan Blckncll
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
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: Morning Story

Read by Michael Angelis Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Keith Goodall
Read By: Michael Angelis
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

nem, p 67; Jesus, these eyes have never seen
(Bp 44); Psalm 93; John 3. vv 22-30 and 4, vv 1-3 (AV); Light's abode, celestial Salem (BBC HB 250)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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Unknown: Pauline Seymour

: Wildlife

How can a chicken lay eggs without being mated - and are there any wild birds able to do this?
A real chicken and egg situation for the naturalists to brood over. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Dealing with Daniels

A radio card game In which John Junkin Alml Macdonald and Kenneth Williams are dealt with by Taul Daniels
Cards devised, shuffled and scribbled on by IAN MESSITER
Produced and cut by RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
11.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Alml MacDonald
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Taul Daniels
Unknown: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
1 Had To Keep Her Quiet: ANCELLE BRYAN-KANE investigates the hidden problem of granny battering.
A Maze of Benefits:
FRANCES BENNETT helps yOU find your way around the maze of Social Security benefits.
2: The One-parent Family The Magic Apple Tree (10) long wave only


Unknown: Frances Bennett

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Under the Hammer by STEPHEN FAGAN
In a celebrated London auction house, a Van Gogh recently imported from the USSR arouses interest, suspicion - and antagonisms. As much as he wants to maintain his professional reserve,
Harry cannot forgive the Communists for stealing pictures - or forging them.


Unknown: Stephen Fagan
Unknown: Van Gogh
Directed By: Margaret Windham
Harry: Michael Lonsdale
Eric: David Peart
Housekeeper/Secretary: Jean Trend
Telchmann: Garrick Hagon
Bovine: Graham Crowden
George: Henry Stamper
Joe: Joe Dunlop
Tony: Christopher Scott
Jim: James Bryce
Anderson: ,robin Bailey
Bourke/White: Jonathan Hyde

: News

: Just After Four

Starting Out
David Bellamy talks about his first job to KEITH ALLAN.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Talks: David Bellamy
Unknown: Keith Allan.

: The Launch

Margaret Horsfield presents an eye-witness account of the launching of the Sir John Fisher -
' as high as a seven-storey house, as long as a street - at the Govan Shipyard In Glasgow.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty (7)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin and his guests in the studio look for entertainment wherever they can find it.andsometimes discover it in unexpected places.
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Dan: Frank Middlemass
Peggy: June Spencer
Tony: Colin Skipp
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Cabriel: Jack Mat
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
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Jackie Woodstock: Lou Wakefield

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Producer: Julian Brown

: Near Myths

In the second of three programmes. John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek Islands.

: The Eagle and the Small Birds

Fatal Resentments
Stalin had Insisted at Yalta on the establishment of friendly governments in the countries liberated by the Red Army. As his meaning became clear he dealtaratalblowtothe hopes of Yalta. ' Salami tactics ' paved the way for Communist governments wholly subservient to Moscow. There were to be no separate roads to socialism in the manner of Tito's Yugoslavia and the Soviet model was to be followed down to the letter of the purge trials which Stalin ordered for Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
In the second of four programmes.
Michael Charlton argues that the Imposition of an alien ideology backed by terror created resentments which may now be fatal to the stability of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe.


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: David Morton

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. John Wyley , who is registered blind. talks to IAN MACREA about his work as an industrial designer with a special interest in aids for the handicapped.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. 8.30-10.0 pm


Unknown: John Wyley
Unknown: Ian MacRea

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Kings and Queens, paintings, drawings, miniatures, sculpture and portrait medals from the Royal Collection at The Queen's Gallery,
Buckingham Palace.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Home-ing In

This week a group of De-It-Yourselfers join
Libby Purves to pool their knowledge on some of the household repairs and projects that active householders may need to undertake this year. Producer CATHY STEWART Editor JIM BLACK


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: A Book at Bedtime

An Ice-Cream War (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Music at Night

Records of VLADIMIR
ASHKENAZY directing the PHILHARMOMA ORCHESTRA in Mozart's Concert Rondo (K 382). accompanying
ELIZABETH SODERSTROM in a song by Mussorgsky and conducting the AMSTEROAM CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA in Rachmaninov.


Unknown: Elizabeth Soderstrom

: 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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