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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
1.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES t 55, 7.55 Weather forecast 70 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 25* 8.25* Sport
730, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day
8.35. Yesterday in Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The famous musical "The Sound of Music" was based on the life of Baroness Maria von Trapp and her family. In conversation with Roy Plomley, the Baroness describes what actually happened to them in Austria and how the family went on to achieve fame in America as the Trapp Family Singers, and she chooses eight records she would take to the mythical island.
(long wave only)


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Subject: Baroness Maria von Trapp
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents from around the world cast a collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Repeated: Sat 4.2 pm) long wave only


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Landlady by H. E. BATES
Read by Sandra Clark long wave only


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Sandra Clark

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of Unity Methodist College, Belfast NEM, P 106; The Lord's my shepherd (Brother James's Air); Psalm 95 (Plainsong); John 6. vv 14-27 (AV); Praise to the Lord. the Almighty (BBC HB 534)
BBC Northern Ireland

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Overcast, with Outbreaks of Yellow Rain

Called ' frightfulness in 1915 - today in Afghanistan called Yellow Rain. Despite their uniquely terrifying nature and international efforts to ban them, chemical weapons are still with us; whether weapons of war or of civilian control, are they here to stay?
Professor John Erickson of the Department of Defence Studies at
Edinburgh University; David Summerhayes , Britain's former
Ambassador to the Geneva Conference on Disarmament; and Julian Perry Robinson of the Science Policy
Research Unit at Sussex University, are among those who take part in the programme.
Presenter Peter Evans
Producers MELINDA BARKER and PETER KESTERTON BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Professor John Erickson
Unknown: David Summerhayes
Unknown: Julian Perry Robinson
Presenter: Peter Evans
Producers: Melinda Barker

: Natural Selection

What has a pouch, a sticky tongue, a pair of ankle spurs and no teeth? The Echidna, or Spiny Anteater. lays eggs, has fur and behaves like a reptile under the scorching Australian sun. Presented by Wilma George
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Wilma George
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

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


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

lung wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse
A Change o/ Heart: KEITH BROOK has just returned to work after a heart transplant 12 months ago. He and his wife
Colette look back at their lives during the last year. The odd thing is after finishing a book I can't imagine how 1 thought it up ': CATHERINE COOKSON has lost count of her published novels but 27-million copies have been sold. With another new title on the bookstalls and five more in the pipeline she talks to KEITH ALLAN. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (7) long wave only


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Keith Brook
Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Unknown: Keith Allan.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: News

: Reuben's Oath



Unknown: Stella Gibbons

: News

: Just After Four

Drawn from the Wood Random reflections on Northern life from


Unknown: Francis Wood.

: Voices for Verse

' Generally, to my taste. BBC poetry reading is pretty awful.'
Marghanita Laski airs her views and illustrates some alternatives.
(John Franklyn-Robbins is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Readers: John Franklyn
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Fraser Steel
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (5)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer SIMON ELMES
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation. recollection and anecdote.

: Any Questions?

Sir Monty Finniston lllve
Jenkins Derek Robinson and Polly Toynbee tackle the issues raised by the audience at Mcrtbyr Tydfil
Chairman David Jacobs Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston
Unknown: Jenkins Derek Robinson
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The
Citadel, a new adaptation of A. J. Cronin 's classic novel by Don Shaw , starring Ben Cross on BBC1; and David Pountney 's new production of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades for the English National Opera at the London Coliseum.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer PHILIP JORDAN
9.59 Weather


Unknown: J. Cronin
Novel By: Don Shaw
Novel By: David Pountney
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Philip Jordan

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis David Tate Tracey Ullman and Christopher Godwin Written by JAMES Hendrie JOHN REVELL , ANDREA SOLOMONS, IAN BROWN , ROY APPS, BOB SINFIELD, RICHARD QUICK, JOHN LANGDON , JOHN COLLEE , PETER HICKEY and others Producer
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Written By: James Kendrie
Written By: John Revell
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: John Collee
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

You Touched Me by D. H. LAWRENCE abridged by ROBBI PENCELLY
Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS long wave only


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Abridged By: Robbi Pencelly
Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Glyn Worsnip

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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