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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.45* Prayer for the Day with MICHAEL HENESY
6.55. 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
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: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Michael Henesy
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

An extraordinary 55 minutes with extra ordinary people, including Llbby Purvess interview with this week's birthday guest. Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Llbby Purvess
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Morning Story

Fear by H.E. BATES Read by Richard Hurndan long wave only


Unknown: H.E. Bates
Read By: Richard Hurndan

: Daily Service

for Ash Wednesday from St Andrew 's and St George's Church, Edinburgh
NEW, p 84; Turn to me
(Earthen Vessels); Psalm 50 (Gelineau); Joel 2, vv 12-14; Matthew 6. vv 16-18 (av); Approach my soul (CH3 667) BBC Scotland


Unknown: St Andrew

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

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

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: The Curious World of....

1: The Theatre
Benny Green invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the people. the wit and the humour that have entertained him in the world backstage.
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Benny Green
Producer: John Knight

: 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
Guest of the Week: the playwright
Claire Luckham. author of the West End hit Trafford Tanzi.
The Britishers of the Caribbean: IAN GALL draws a portrait of the Cayman Islands, which the Queen visits this week.
Sew York Report: HELENE HANFF.
School for Love (5)
The Woman's Hour Book. an anthology of features and useful information, £6.50, from booksellers long wave only


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Unknown: Trafford Tanzi.
Unknown: Helene Hanff.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

After 30 years, Government papers become available to the public. What has Gordon Mataka found out about Aubrey Wickham that proves so disconcerting? Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING (Hugh Quarshie is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Michael Kittermaster
Unknown: Gordon Mataka
Unknown: Aubrey Wickham
Directed By: Ciiristopher Venning
Directed By: Hugh Quarshie
Aubrey Wickham: John Carson
Gordon Mataka: Hugh Quarshle
Susan Wickham: Patience Tomlinson

: Ad Hoc Cookery

The second of six programmes
Take a pork chop ... and create canapes, soup and a main course. Bob Sjmes , in an ingenious economy drive, manages to extract all these from one chop per person.
(Details of recipes can be obtained at the end of the series by sending a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Bob Sjmes
Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Just After Four

Home and Abroad OLIVE SHAPLEY went overland to India.

: A World in Common

Eight documentary programmes examining the relationships between the richer and the poorer countries of the world.
3: Dying for a Good Meat In the rich ' North ' few go hungry though some suffer from eating and drinking too much. In the ' South '. although many eat perfectly well, millions suffer and die from diet-related and water-borne diseases. In both regions, health is often a direct consequence of what people eat and drink. How far can health problems be solved by doctors, drugs and hospitals and what is the role of ' primary health care '? Are there lessons for the ' North ' in the ways health problems are being tackled in the 1 South '?
Written and presented by Emanuel de Kadt and Daniel Snowman


Presented By: Emanuel de Kadt
Presented By: Daniel Snowman
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Story Time

Trouble for Lucia (10)

: 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!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dllys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Irene Thomas and Denis Norden In the Chair
Antonia Fraser
Questions compiled by I-ETER MOORE
'Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dllys 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: 4: God on a Bus - Experience of Religion

Twelve programmes.
For most people meeting God is not a blinding experience in any religious tradition, but some people do claim to have seen God in various ways, even on a bus in India. Professor John Bowker looks at the everyday experiences of ordinary people in the world's religious traditions, and at how they react.
BBC Manchester


Speaker: Professor John Bowker Producer: David Craig

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical work or topic.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

Eugene Rostow was until last month in charge of American policy on arms negotiation. Now he has returned to his old job of Professor of Law at
Yale University. He is in conversation tonight with Michael Charlton.
(Repeated: Thurs 11.3am)


Unknown: Eugene Rostow
Unknown: Michael Charlton.
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

includes an interview with the American novelist Kurt Vonnegut about his new book
Deadeye Dick ; and a review of a new adventure fantasy film The Dark Crystal directed by Jim Henson , creator of The Muppets. Presenter
Susannah Simons


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: Deadeye Dick
Directed By: Jim Henson
Unknown: Susannah Simons
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin , together with a well-known guest and three people of an enquiring and questioning disposition, tries to find the fun in a topical issue. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: A Book at Bedtime

Work Suspended (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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