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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45- Prayer for the Day With JOHN MATTHEWS
6 55, 7. 55Weather 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
8.35- Yesterday In Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: John Matthews
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

and good company - 55 minutes of conversation with guests from all walks of life.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites Daphne Ledward
Geoffrey Smith and Dr Stefan Buczackl to answer questions which listeners have sent in. BBC Manchester
long wave only


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczackl

: Morning Story

Oliver's Goldfinch by J. J. MALING
Read by Nell Phelps long wave only


Unknown: J. J. Maling
Read By: Nell Phelps

: Daily Service

fiom the Chapel of Unity. Methodist College. Belfast NEM, p 97; God hath spoken - by his prophets (PTL 257); Psalm 50; John 5 vv 16-30 (AV): Christ, from whom all blessings flow (pn 270)
BBC Northern Ireland

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker'sDozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Second Holmes

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week: the rock singer and film star David Essex.
New York Report: HELENE HANFF
The Tenant of Wlldfell Hall (5) long wave only


Unknown: David Essex.
Unknown: Helene Hanff

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: God in the Water

by Bruce Stewart
When a fairground fortune-teller gives a run-of-the-mill prediction, who could have guessed that it should be so accurate?


Writer: Bruce Stewart
Director: Graham Gauld
Madam Zenobia: Elizabeth Welch
Gregory Rhodes: Gabriel Woolf
Julie: Anne Rosenfeld
Dolly: Paddy Turner
Constdine: Hugh Dickson
Otuku: Tommy Eytle
Ferns: Peter Tuddenham
Brotherton: Michael Bilton
Charlie: Stephen Thorne

: Steno Time for Verse

Desmond Hawkins presents six programmes reflecting the inspiration poets have found in the sky. 4: Heavenly Bodies Readers DOUGLAS LEACH and PAULIN'E WYNN
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Just After Four

Draun from the Wood Random reflections on Northern life from FRANCIS WOOD ,


Unknown: Francis Wood

: Science Now

Today's computers may be fast enough to predict the weather, and 'expert ' enough to give a medical diagnosis, but they cannot begin to tackle the simplest problems on their own initiative.
Peter Evans examines the latest developments in computer technology and considers the possibility of building machines endowed with commonsense.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: My Word!

devdsed by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dllys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Irene Thomas and Denis Norden In the Chair
Antonia Fraser
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dllys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producers: Tony Shryane
Producers: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Peggy: June Spencer
Chnsfine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura: B I'M McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabrlel: Jactc May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colonal Danby: Ballard Berkeley
CaroHne Bone: Sara Coward
Julie: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Susan Horobin: Sharon Martin

: Checkpoint

Investigations into the problems of listeners. which can Include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Women of Mystery

Last of five programmes Dead End
If the ' Golden Age ' of women crime-writers is past. what of the future? Has the old-fashioned thriller died, or just changed? What do the readers want and how do the critics and publishers judge? In the final programme of the series. Jessica Mann investigates, with help from MARGHANITA LASKI, P. D. JAMES , VERA
Music by JOLYON JACKSON Producer


Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: P. D. James
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Sarah Caudwell
Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Janet Morgan
Unknown: George Hardinge.
Unknown: Anthony Storr
Music By: Jolyon Jackson
Producer: Margaret Windham

: Travellers' Tales

A 13-part series with Jeremy Slepmann 12: Louis Spohr
' There were neither trees nor houses to be seen for miles on end; only the occasional melancholy testimonial to Roman ideas of justice - high posts from which were suspended the arms and legs of bandits and wayside murderers with Hugh Dickson as Spohr Producer


Unknown: Jeremy Slepmann
Unknown: Louis Spohr
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Spohr Producer

: The Dream Makers

(Details: Thurj 11.3 am)

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of a new recording of Rameau's masterpiece Castor and Pollux conducted by Charles Farncombe ; and The Life of John Milton , a new biography by A. N. Wilson.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer
9.59 Weather


Conducted By: Charles Farncombe
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: A. N. Wilson.
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Tickets Please
The first of three short stories by D. h. LAWRENCE abridged by ROBBI PENGELLY
Read by Geoffrey Matthews Producer DAVID GREENWOOD long wave only


Stories By: D. H. Lawrence
Abridged By: Robbi Pengelly
Read By: Geoffrey Matthews
Producer: David Greenwood

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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