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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 icave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day with PEGGY MAKINS
6.55, 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 Tlmpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peggy Makins
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Bees and Beekeeping * And is there honey still for tea? ' Honey conjures up the Image of rural life at its best, the bees plucking goodness from the flowers in the garden and turning it effortlessly into the best kind of sweetness. Yet did you know that it's possible to keep colonies of bees in the heart of big cities? How easy Is it for the amateur to invest In some hives? Will you make any money? What are the hidden problems? Cecil Tonsley , President of the British Beekeepers' Association, and beekeeper Mary Dartnell join Sue MacGregor In the studio.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Cecil Tonsley
Unknown: Mary Dartnell

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
(long wave only)

: Morning Story: A Present for Margaret

by Brian Thompson
Read by Paul Webster
'Stanley had met a few nuts in his time; in fact, he seemed to attract them - men who came up to him in parks in summertime, crazy people on the occasional train trip to London. But this one took the biscuit. The thing to do was to leave at once.'

BBC Manchester
(Paul Webster is a member of the RSC)
long wave only


Author: Brian Thompson
Reader: Paul Webster
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Psalm 11; John 11 vv 45-54 (av); Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC UB 352)
Prayerbook, New Every Morning, £2.00, from booksellers

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Grandma Goes West by MICHAEL MCSTAY
long wave only


Unknown: Michael McStay

: Wildlife

'Can you tell me about the Duke of Argyll's tea tree? ' 'What is known about the intelligence of spiders? ' Jim Flegg ,
John Cloudsley-Thompson and David Streeter tackle some more of your wildlife questions.
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: John Cloudsley-Thompson
Unknown: David Streeter
Presenter: Derek Jones

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presented by Jcnni Mills including
Divorce: what should you expect from your solicitor?


Presented By: Jcnni Mills

: Newseries Merely Melville

Three comedy plays by ALAN MELVILLE
1: Change of View
(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Kobin 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
The Brownies : CINDY SELBY joins a woodland ramble and a pack in the city centre.
Growing up in Northern Ireland: JOHN NICHOLSON looks at the psychological affects of civil unrest on children.
School for Love (9)
The Woman's Hour Book, an anthology of features and useful information, f6.50, from booksellers long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Cindy Selby
Unknown: John Nicholson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Gear Change by DAVE SIMPSON
Chris wants to be a car mechanic - not an unusual ambition. except that Chris happens to be a girl. However, she finds her ambition not easy to achieve.
Directed bv KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dave Simpson
Chris: Diane Whitley
Chris's mother: Meg Johnson
Gary: Adam Kotz
Kathy/Sandra: Janet Rawson
Uncle Jim/Solicitor: Geoffrey Banks
Don: Keith Clifford
Davis: Robert Keegan
Gus: Bkrnard Latham
Robbo: John Branwell
Tel: Cliff Howells
Bcv/Equal Opportunities woman.: Jane Cox

: News

: Just After Four

Musings from Middle
England: writer
Harry Thompson examines some facets of English provincial life.
Producer AI.ASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Thompson

: The Principal Private Secretary

In 1910 a young man left his home in Burton-on-Trent to seek his fortune in London. Within ten years he became a top-grade civil servant working in Whitehall. A. J. Sylvester tells his own unique story of the farm boy who rose to become Principal Private Secretary to one of this country's greatest leaders - David Lloyd -George.
Presenter John Darran Producer JAN TAYLOR (First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Leaders: David Lloyd
Presenter: John Darran
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Story Time

The Honorary Consul (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin , in conversation with a well-known guest, is fuelled by observations from three youngish people of an enquiring, non-nervous dispositon.
(Repeated. Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the cp's surgery.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Bid for Happiness

Glimpses from the colourful life of the Victorian poet, explorer, diplomat and romantic. Wilfred Scawen Blunt. (Details: Fri 11.3 am)

: In Business

Peter Hobday with the magazine which goes to the shop floors and board rooms across the country where work is done and decisions taken affecting the wealth of the nation. Producers JOHN SKRINE and ROSALIND BEW
(Repeated: Thurs 10.2 am)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producers: John Skrine
Producers: Rosalind Bew

: In Touch

News. views and information for people with a visual handicap-Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed],8.30-10.0 pm Handbook of aids and services, 12.95 from BBC Publications, PO Box 234, London SEI 3TH 0 HELP! page 75

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Theodore Zeldin 's book The French, an examination of French culture, politics. commerce, language, food, attitudes to love and. above all. humour; and an exhibition of the artist Claude Lorrain at the Grand Palais in Paris.
('hristopher Bigsby Producer


Unknown: Theodore Zeldin
Artist: Claude Lorrain

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Home-ing In

Tips and techniques to save time and money if you do-it-yourself from David Nye David Holloway and Colin Sheffield in response to questions from DIY enthusiasts at the Sports and Social
Club of Ideal Standard Bathrooms, and Steirad Group Ltd . in Hull. In the Chair Libhy Purves
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: David Nye
Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: Colin Sheffield
Unknown: Libhy Purves
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: A Book at Bedtime

The Talented MrRipley (2) long wave onlu

: 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.

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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