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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
'.45' Prayer for the Day with RABBI Jl'LIA NKUBERCEK i.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by peter DONALDSON
7.25-. 8.25* Sport
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day S.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

and good companv - 55 minutesofconversation with guests from all walks of life.

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

Gloucestershire where guests of the Tewkesbury Town Council put their questions to Bill Sowerbutts Geoffrey Smith and Clay Jones
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
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Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Morning Story

The Apricot Man b" JOHN G. MILLER
Read by John Westbrook (Kcpeai)
(' The Sponge ': Fri 10.30) long wave only


Unknown: John G. Miller
Read By: John Westbrook

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Jesus, good above all other (BBC HB 72); Psalm 48, vv 1-7; Luke 2, vv 22-35 (RSV); The Son of God his glory hides (BBC HB 68)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker'sDozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.
Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Bretkon


Presenter: Bill Bretkon

: Second Holmes: 5: The Case of the Neglected Farm

A series of six lighthearted adventures starring Peter Egan as Stamford Holmes and Jeremy Nicholas as Watson with Fiona Walker as Sarah Callington
(Broadcast Sunday 7.02 pm)

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Writer: Grant Eustace
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Stamford Holmes: Peter Egan
Watson: Jeremy Nicholas
Sarah Callington: Fiona Walker
Tom Wigley: Steve Hodson
Bob Swannock: Ronald Baddiley
Vicar: Hugh Dickson
Kate Wigley: Alexandra Mathie

: The World at One: News

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

: The Archers

i Broadcast Tues 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: historical novelist and children's author Rosemary SuUIlff from Full-Bottomed to
Thin on Top: CINDY sfxby looks at wigs past and present.
The Tenant of Wlldfell Hall (15) long toot'f only


Unknown: Rosemary Suuilff

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Watch This Space by FAUt. ALLEN
When railway worker Eddie Thorpe gets his early retirement notice along with his long-service award he doesn't fail to see the irony. But the shock goes deeper than perhaps those who know him could have foreseen.
Directed by DAVE sheasbv BBC MandleSler


Unknown: Eddie Thorpe
Directed By: Dave Sheasbv
News editor/Union official: D. Geoff Tomlinson
Michael: Chris Wilkinson
Eddie Thorpe: James Tomlinson
joy Thorpe: Maggie Lane
Mother: Sandra Voe
Frank Little: Peter Bell

: Time for Verse

The last of six programmes in which Desmond Hawkins has reflected the inspiration poets have found in the sky. Outer Space
Readers DOUGLAS leach and PAULINE wvnn
ProduceroniAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Douglas Leach
Readers: Pauline Wvnn
Producer: Onian Patten

: News

: Just After Four

ian crimble reflects on Encounters

: A World in Common

Kight documentary programmes examining the relationships between the richer and the poorer countries of the world. 1: Is Your End o/ the Moat Sinking?
Although it sometimes doesn't feel like it, Britain is one of the rich and developed countries of the ' north As a nation we earn more, eat better and live far longer than two-thirds of humanity. Are we and the other countries of the ' north ' really in the same boat as Bolivia, Botswana or Bangladesh? What should the north ' do to help the ' south ' - and how far is the ' south' in a position to help itself?
Written and presented by Emanuel de Kadt and Daniel Snowman Scries consultant WILLIAM CLARK
Producer Daniel snowman


Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Unknown: William Clark

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit by ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD abridged in 13 parts by MYRA BEATON Read by PATRICIA GALLIMORE (1.3)
Producer Vanessa WIIITDUR. 4 BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Unknown: Myra Beaton
Read By: Patricia Gallimore
Producer: Vanessa Wiiitdur.

: PM

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


Presenter: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: My Word!

(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Worlds of Faith

12 programmes
2: 1 Live By faith -
The Religions Described Professor John Bowker looks at the different paths followed by Hindus, Muslims. Sikhs,
Buddhists, Jews or Christians in their search for religious truth. Sometimes the path divides and a religious tradition expresses itself in very different ways; in Buddhism there arc two distinct schools; in Judaism there are Reform and Orthodox
Synagogues; Islam is interpreted by the Sunni and the Shi'a; while
Christianity's divisions Into Catholic and Protestant are well known. Producer david craiu BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor John Bowker

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

The first of 11 programmes
Each week ANTONY iiopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and Illustrating them with records.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

The Lost Generation Tom. Dick and Harry were made redundant a year ago. Tom found another job within a couple of months. So too. after a longer and more anxious wait. did Dick. Harry did not. After a year. he is beginning to feel he is on the ' scrap heap ' and will never work again. He is probably right.
Why did it have to be Harry? Mary Goldring looks at the lost generation of workers with skills that nobody wants and sets out the alternatives to joining
Harry on the scrapheap. Producer TOM read
(Rptd. Thurs 11.3 am)


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The
Incredible Music Machine, the history of recorded sound from the invention of the phonograph to the current record industry, based on the archives of EMI; and Young at Art, an exhibition celebrating 20 years of the Nicholas Treadwell Gallery. Presented by Paul Allen
Producer joim towell


Unknown: Nicholas Treadwell
Presented By: Paul Allen

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin in conversation


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny (8) long ware onlu

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends 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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