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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Ttmpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day with RABBI JULIA NEUBERGER 655, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
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: John Ttmpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Julia Neuberger
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Herbs and Spices
Throughout history, herbs and spices have been recorded as costly and preciouscommodities. The Queen of Sheba brought camels loaded with spices as gifts to King Solomon: in 1271, Marco Polo set off for Mongolia in search of spices; and Christopher Columbus discovered allspice, capsicum and vanilla on his voyages in the New World. Even today, saffron is more expensive than gold dust, weight for weight. But how can herbs and spices be used Imaginatively in cooking? What value do they have in beauty preparations? How can thev best be grown? Gail Duif , cookery writer: and Eric Sabatini of the Spice Information Bureau, join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Marco Polo
Unknown: Gail Duif
Unknown: Eric Sabatini
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Morning Story

Read by Rosalie Williams vde r ody, she believed, contained a shining internal world Into which it was possible to glance, even though Its fascination might prove an irresistible snare. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Catherine Gleason
Read By: Rosalie Williams

: Daily Service

nem p 17; Praise the Lord! Ye heavens, adore him (BBC HB 16); Psalm
111; John 7, vv 37-52 (av);
Lord of all being throned afar (BBC hb 11)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Before Crufts by TED WALKER
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Unknown: Ted Walker

: Wildlife

A special edition, with subjects suggested by you, the listener. life reads your letters, plays your favourite sounds and gives you another chance to win the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR could BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long viave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Dealing with Daniels

A radio card game in which Patrick Moore Mlchele Dotrlce and Duggie Brown are dealt with by Paul Daniels
Cards devised, shuffled and scribbled on by IAN MESSITER
Produced and cut by RICHARD EDIS
12 55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Mlchele Dotrlce
Unknown: Duggie Brown
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics In and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Setting Up Business:
New Facest: andrea ADAMS reports on a new treatment for the removal of ' port wine birthmarks.
The Tenant of Wlldfell Hall (14)
The Woman's Hour Book, an anthology, £6.50, available from booksellers long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrea Adams

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: A Fool to Himself

by Alan England
Bernard, a young painter and decorator, feels quite safe painting his landlady's house. He has no fear of heights. But there are other dangers he hasn't even thought about.


Writer: Alan England
Directed by: Peur King
Bernard: Alex Jennings
Jean: Alex Marshall
Verina: Sara Sugarman
Peter: Ronald Baddiley

: News

: Just After Four

Ian Grimble reflects an Possessions
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Grimble

: To Corsica - with Prejudice

To be, or not to be ... French. Corsicans have only recently learnt to feel passionately about their Identity. Now they react angrily - some with bombs - to what they see as ' continental prejudice and French exploitation of their rugged but beautiful island home.


Producer: Julian Bale

: Story Time

1 he Beautiful Visit (12)

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.51 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin , in conversation with a well-known guest, is fuelled by observations from three youngish people of an enquiring, questioning and non-nervous disposition.
Series consultant ALISTAIR BEATON
Producer ian GAROHOUSE
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Alistair Beaton

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts report's on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the surgery.
Producer GEOFF deeuan
(Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Soper at 80

As Lord Soper celebrates his 80th birthday,
Ronald Eyre takes the opportunity to talk to him about his life and work, and they reflect on times past and the prospects for the future. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Letter From A Late Landscapist

' I don't know why the desire to paint should cling so tenaciously to a corner of one's soul.'
At the age of 50, Michael Viney has at last got down to painting - the wild, overpowering landscape of the Atlantic coast of Ireland.


Unknown: Michael Viney

: In Business

First of ten programmes Peter Hobday on businesses large and small, new and long-established. The magazine will report from the shop floors and boardrooms across the country, where work is done and decisions are taken.
( Repeated : Thurs 10.2 am)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producers: John Skrine

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer thena IIESIIEL


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Heat and Dust. Merchant Ivory's film of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 's Booker McConnell Prize-winning novel, starring Julie Christie as an Englishwoman who arrives in present-day India to delve Into a shrouded episode of family history; and Vox Pop, Paul Watson 's current series on BBC1.
Presenter Susannah Simons


Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Booker McConnell
Unknown: Julie Christie
Unknown: Paul Watson
Presenter: Susannah Simons
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

wiht Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Home-ing In

Tony Wilkins. Jack Widgery and Colin Sheffield respond to questions from DIY enthusiasts at the Ipswich Institute Library and Reading Room.
In the Chair Libby Purves Producer CATHY STEWART Editor JIM black
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Wilkins.
Unknown: Jack Widgery
Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny (7) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

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: 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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