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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

from Northern Ireland
Presenter John Johnston BBC Northern Ireland
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 8 8 0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN 7 25', 8.25' Sport
730. 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Bryan Martin
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
8.57 Weather: travel

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Kenneth Robinson adds his humour.


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

long wave only

: Money Box

long wave only

: Morning Story

The Pedlar by CUY DE MAUPASSANT translatedbyHARRY BELL Read by Richard Hurndall Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Read By: Richard Hurndall
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

nem, p 114; 0 God, our help in ages past (BBC HB; 467); Psalm 42; John 6, vv 41-58 (AV); In
Christ there is no east or west (BP 38; tune: BBC HB 305)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Horbury, South Yorks
long wave only

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Charles Tomlinson Readers POLLY JAMES and MARTIN JARVIS
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Martin Jarvis is a National Theatre player) long wave only


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Readers Polly James
Presented By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Brian Patten
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

programme news

: You and Yours

Which Way Now? Crucial decisions at school. Every year some 700,000 13-and 14-year olds are asked to make decisions about subjects they are going to study at school which could determine their prospects when they leave. How well prepared are they and what help are they getting? How can you prevent your child making a mistake? All this week Cheryl Armitage investigates. Today: how the system falls some. Presenter Jenni Mills 0 BACK PAGE: 87


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Busman's Honeymoon by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON
Peter Jones as Burfter 4: Not Why, but How
12.55 Weather: travel;


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Lady Wimsey: Sarah Badel
Mrs Ruddle: Pearl Hackney
Miss Twifterton: Rosemary Leach
Frank Crutchley: Kenneth Cranham
Salcombe Hardy: Patrick Newell
Sid: David Peart
Narrator: John Westbrook

: The World at One:News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Roy Castle at Home.
BERNARD JACKSON visits the all-round entertainer and his wife FIONA who talk about their marriage, and why they are happier now than ever before. Fast family Fare (3): Puddings: MARY berry with six demonstrations on how to prepare real and wholesome food
The Tenant of Wildfell
Hall (8). long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Mary Berry

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Widows Might by CHRIS ALLEN


Unknown: Chris Allen

: Zoo Talk

Have you ever seen giraffes playing football? International zoo vet
David Taylor has - and survived a 500-mile journey across Spain with a very tall giraffe and two drunken elephants!


Unknown: David Taylor
Producer: Anne Blair Could

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (6)

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

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

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton challenge Barry Cryer and GraemeGardentoalive parliamentary debate. Order is maintained by the Speaker Humphrey Lyttelton. Master of the Piano Rolls COLIN SELL Official Recorder


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised rpt o/ 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

Charley is My Darling by PETER BRENT , With
Charles Darwin looks back over his youth and the influences that shaped his life - especially the sunny days at Woodhouse with his first love, Fanny Owen.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm) (John Westbrook is in ' Another Country ' at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Unknown: Peter Brent
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Unknown: Fanny Owen.
Directed By: David Spenser
Unknown: John Westbrook
Charles Darwin: Patrick Troughton
Young Charles: Keith Drinkel
Fanny: Liza Goddard
Sarah: Brenda Bruce
Dr Robert: John Westbrook
Erasmus: David Gooderson
Susan: Theresa Streatfeild
Caroline: Frances Jeater
Catherine: Miranda Forbes
Grant: Henry Stamper
Henslow: Stephen Thorne
Herbert: Philip Sully
Biddulph: Stuart Organ
Owen: Michael Bilton
Officer: Spencer Banks

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of An
Officer and a Gentleman, a new film starring
Richard Gere and Debra Winger ; and BBC1's
Sunday serialisation of Dickens's Dombey and Son with Julian Glover as the rich City merchant obsessed by his desire for a son.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Unknown: Richard Gere
Unknown: Debra Winger
Unknown: Julian Glover
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Simon Winchester


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny by Robert NYE abridged in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by David March (1) Sir Walter Raleigh was surely one of the the most dazzling lights to shine in the glittering court of Gloriana. But in his highly acclaimed novel. Robert Nye gives us the man behind the demigod. Writing in his private journal he charts the course of the great voyage of his life, culminating in the tragic but noble shipwreck of the scaffold.
Producer DAVID JOHNSTON long wave only


Unknown: Robert Nye
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: David March
Read By: Sir Walter Raleigh
Unknown: Robert Nye
Producer: David Johnston

: 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.

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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