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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45- Prayer for the Day with DAVID BRANDON
655,755 Weather forecast 70 8.0 Today's News
7.25". 825* 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: David Brandon
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

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

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Bedfordshire where members of the Bedford Horticultural Society put their questions to
Daphne Ledward
Geoffrey Smith and Dr Stefan Buczacki
QuestionmasterKen Ford BBC Manchester
long wave only


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

: Morning Story

Appearances by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon long wave onlM


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122: My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC
HB 12); Canticle 10; John 6, vv 58-71 (AV): Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Which Way Now? Crucial decisions at school.
Today: Making the right choice - practical advice on choosing your subjects. Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Second Holmes

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day


Presenter: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the actress. Stan Phillips Taping Epilepsy- HELEN LLOYD reports on a new monitoring device.
The Tenant of Wlldfell
Hall (10) long wave only


Unknown: Helen Lloyd

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Jolly Girls by JOHN BOND
When the members of a Geordie women's social club decide to rebel against their menfolk they choose the most traditional weapon - an aU-out strike.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
Woddis on ... page 85


Unknown: John Bond
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Annie: Marlene Sidaway
Mary: Valerie Georgeson
Joyce: Adrienne Frank
Beryl: Lizzie McKenzie
Grace: Denise Welch
Vera: Kathleen Helme
Winnie-: Liz Kelly
George: Ralph Watson
Jackie: Arthur Blake
Harry: Alan Hockey
Arthur: Edward Wilson
EriC: Tim Barker
Charlie: Christian Rodska

: Time for Verse

Six programmes with Desmond Hawkins 5: More Heavenly Bodies Readers PAULINE WYNN and DOUGLAS LEACH
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Just After Four

WILLIAM STRATTEN RUSSELL lifts the frock of history to reveal some close and not-so-close encounters....


Unknown: William Stratten Russell

: Science Now

High Energy Physics
Tunnels under the Alps and the bottoms of mine shafts are now among the most important laboratories for physicists searching for fundamental particles - the basic building blocks of matter.
Peter Evans finds out why they have gone underground and how close they have come to understanding the structure of tne material world.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (8)

: PM

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


Presenter: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Word!

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


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly 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

: Worlds of Faith

1: The Life I Live
The first of a series of 12 programmes which take a pioneering look at the major religious traditions now part of life in Britain: Hinduism. Buddhism. Sikhism.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Professor John Bowker of Lancaster University looks in this programme at those religions which have only recently taken root here and the way they are affected bv life in this country. Producer


Unknown: Professor John Bowker
Unknown: David Craig

: Travellers' Tales

A 13-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann lecounts, with the help of letters, diaries and memoirs, the adventures and reflections of composers abroad 13: Tchaikovsky
'Dickens and Thackeray are the only two men that I can forgive for being Englishmen. One ought perhaps to add
Shakespeare, but he lived at the time when that dirty nation was not so mean....' with John Woodvine as Tchaikovsky Producer


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Producer

: Year of the Owl

Narrated by Andrew Sachs
' Through the dark shadows comes the melancholy cry of night. Long and clear. No merry notes these. The call of the tawny owl sobers men into fear a winter sky.' Written by PAUL THOMAS Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 11.3 am)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Written By: Paul Thomas
Producer: Michael Bright

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The English World, edited by Robert Blake , reflections on the Englishness of England by, among others, Hugh Trevor -
Roper, Quentin Bell and Asa Briggs ; and The
Hard Word. a new ITV drama series which examines the impact of redundancy on the lives of two families.
Presenter Paul Allen


Edited By: Robert Blake
Unknown: Hugh Trevor
Unknown: Quentin Bell
Unknown: Asa Briggs
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Alexander MacLeod reporting


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny (3) long wave only

: 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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