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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by Ken Ford
BBC Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45 Prayer for the Day With Eric Doyle
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.8 Today's News Read by Bryan Martin
7.25,8.25 Sport
7.39, 8.30 News headlines
7.45 Thought for the Day Editor Julian Holland


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Wendy Jones
Newscaster: Bryan Martin
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Robert Booth

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who invites you to meet some of the names who are hitting the headlines this week.
Kenneth Robinson adds his own brand of humour.


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

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: Money Box

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: Morning Story

The Kettledrum by ALFHONSE DAUDET translated by harry BELL Read by David March Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Translated By: Harry Bell
Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of Unity Methodist College, Belfast nem, p 89; Holy God we praise thy name (Praise the Lord 12); Psalm 67 (Gelineau); John 4. vv
43-54 (Av); Praise we our God (PTL 94)
BBC Northern Ireland

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits the Ancient Cinque port town of Rye in East Sussex. He learns something of its history and seafaring tradition, visits a superb model of the town, a firm that specialises in hand-painted ceramic tiles and meets an old fisherman who has vivid memories of 1940. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requests by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Charles Tmllnson
Readers martin JARVIS and POLLY JAMES
Producer brian pattem PBC Bristol Requests to:
Poetry Pleasel. BBC, Bristol BSB 2LR
(Martin Jarvis is a National Theatre player) long wave only


Presented By: Charles Tmllnson
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Readers: Polly James
Producer: Brian Pattem
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor John getgood

: Lord Peter Wimsey: Busman's Honeymoon: 3: A Policeman's Lot

by Dorothy L. Sayers adapted in six episodes by Alistair Beaton starring Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter, Sarah Badel as Lady Peter Wimsey, Peter Jones as Bunter with special guest Peter Vaughan as Superintendent Kirk

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted by: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmlchael
Lady wimsey: Sarah Badel
Bunter: Peter Jones
Superintendent Kirk: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Ruddle: Pearl Hackney
Miss Twitterton: Rosemary Leach
The Rev Goodacre: Gerald Sim
Constable Sellon: Christopher Beeny
Sgt Foster: Alexander John
Narrator: John Westbrook

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with views and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor will include during the week some Talking Point discussions, your Letters and other topics. Among these today:
Fast Family Fare
Suppers: MARY BERRY with the second of six demonstrations on how to prepare real and wholesome food quickly and efficiently.
Mermaids: of all mythological creatures, the mermaid is the most popular, alluring and sexually symbolic. KAREN DECO considers the mermaid's evolution. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by ANNE BRONTE abridged in 20 parts by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by JANET SUZMAN and TIM PICOTTSMITH (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
The Woman's Hour Book, f6.50 from booksellers


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Janet Suzman
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Honourable Schoolboy by JOHN LE CARRt (2)


Unknown: John Le Carrt

: Zoo Talk

Penguins and Flamingos
Have you ever seen zoo-keepers on their hands and knees building ' mud-pies '? International zoo vet David Taylor has - and in the first of seven programmes false legs, lavatory mats and elastic bands abound in the world of peck-happy penguins and frigid, rather fussy flamingos.


Unknown: David Taylor

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit by ELIZABETH JANC HOWARD abridged in 13 parts by MYRA BEATON Read by Patricia Gallimore (1)
A young woman finds the atmosphere of home life dull and repressive, until an invitation from friends in the country results in a beautiful visit, the memory of which echoes and lingers, prompting a renewed struggle to achieve independent happiness. Producer


Unknown: Elizabeth Janc Howard
Unknown: Myra Beaton
Read By: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Vanessa Whitburn

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55 5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only 5.55 Weather: programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Tim Brooke-Taylor
Willie Rushton , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer bring their own unique brand of sandwiches to this antidote to panel games. Accompanied by COLIN sell. Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer GEOffRff PERKINS


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Accompanied By: Colin Sell.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrff Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised rpt of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

Trotsky In Finland by LESTER POWELL
The play Is based, somewhat loosely, on an episode in the life of Leon Trotsky. In October 1905 he escaped from the Russian Secret Police and went to earth In an hotel deep in the woods of South East Finland. He assumed the pseudonym of E. M. Vikentiev , a landowner reputed to be worth 93-million roubles. The only other guests in the hotel were a Swedish playwright and his wife, an English actress.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN. BBC Bristol (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm) (Derek Jacobi is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Lester Powell
Unknown: Leon Trotsky.
Unknown: E. M. Vikentiev
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Leon Trotsky: Derek Jacobi
Aristide goncharov: Neil Stacy
Arvtd: Geoffrey Matthews
Stig Salversen: Steve Hodson
Suzannah Salversen: Karen Ford
Topelius: Antnony Newlands
RiStO: David Gooderson
Reader: Jonathan Hewat

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Jonathan Miller 's new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute for Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal. Glasgow; and The Battle Is Not Yet Won, an exhibition at the Heinz Gallery in London, celebrating 25 years of the Victorian society. Presenter Paul Allen Producer John Powell Editor Rosemary Hart
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Simon Winchester reporting and voices and opinions from around the world.
Editor KEN count


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Buorah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

An Ice-cream War (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: 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.

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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