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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DR FRED MILSON
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25V 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 Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Dr Fred Milson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Raising Money for Charity
Good causes everywhere, national and local, are increasingly desperate for money. How do you set about launching an appeal? How can fund-raisers spend less and gain more? What are the secrets of a successful bazaar? Do events yield more than collections? Hilary Blume , director of the Charities Advisory Trust, and Michael Norton , Director of the Directory of Social Change, join
Sue MacGregor in the studio. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Hilary Blume
Unknown: Michael Norton
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Morning Story

The Wobbly Table written and read by Meredith Edwards
Producer herbeiit Williams BBC Wales long wave only

: Daily Service

nem p 118; Oft in danger, oft in woe (BBC 118 363); Psalm 46; John 12, vv
37-50 (AV); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Situation Wanted by CHRIS CURRY
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Unknown: Chris Curry

: Wildlife

including your letters, your favourite sounds and the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer melinda BARKER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Merely Melville

Three comedy plays by ALAN MELVILLE
2 Normal Service
All his life Charlie has been in service, but times change; the great families can no longer afford large staff. So when Mr Francis offers Charlie and his wife the job of running his home. they are delighted. Even though Mr and Mrs Francis are not ' top drawer ', they are capable of ' being trained ' - at least that Is what Charlie thinks.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Thurj 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Mr Francis
Unknown: Mrs Francis
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Charlie: Dave King
Maggie: Sheila Steafel
Harry Francis: George Baker
Mildred Francis: Madi Hedd
Reginald Kaufmann: Timothy Bate Son
Doreen: Jill SimcOx

: The World at One: News

Presenter Nick Ross


Presenter: Nick Ross

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Who Can I Turn lor: In the third of this series about agencies which help people with problems, JOCELYN RYDERsmith looks at how to deal with blackmail. Song at First Sight: cinoy selby learns to sight-sing using a new and easy teach-yourself guide.
SchoolforLove bV OLIVIA MANNING abridged in 14 parts by JANET HICKSON Read by SHEILA MITCHELL (14)
(Music: Howells' Sonata for clarinet and piano) long wave only


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A play for radio by DONALD CAMPBELL
1 Oh yes, the servants! Three honest, capable girls, dutiful and obedient to a fault. All from the same small place somewhere up North - I can never recall exactly where - trained to serve, to know their place. They had their place and I had mine. We didn't see anything wrong in that. didwe,mydear?'
In their fine Edinburgh house, Sylvia and Henry Wishart lead a life of ordered comfort, with a cook, a nanny and a housemaid. But it is
1936, and a war in Spain can upset many things, even as far away as Edinburgh.
Grace mary riggans
Nan ann-louise ROSS Christina ISABELLA JARRETT Charlie finlay welsh Fine radio a splendid cast (SUNDAY STANDARD) A subtle, atmospheric production (times
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Donald Campbell
Unknown: Henry Wishart
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Sylvia Wishart: Monica Gibb
The older Sylvia: Gwyneth Guthrie
Henry Wishart: Iain Agnew

: News

: Just After Four

Continuing his lifelong attempt to get Proust down to matchbox proportions, the poet Roy Fisher goes in search of a lost terrain.
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester

: How to be Welsh

A beginners' guide, answering such questions as: Which name should you adopt? Which famous ruRby players should you pretend to know? How many lines of the Welsh National Anthem should vou learn?
Patrick Hannan helps those in search of what Americans call ' ethniticity ', and novelist John Wain has some thoughts on the ' Anglo-Welsh '.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: John Wain
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Story Time

The Honorary Consul (7)

: 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

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


Unknown: Pauline Busiinf.

: 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

: 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 gp's surgery.
Producer DEBORAH Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: God Bless this Mess

Pendle Hill is a Quaker centre for study and contemplation in Pennsylvania where people come - often at a period of personal crisis such as retirement. redundancy or a marriage breakdown — to try to recycle their lives. June Rose spent the winter of 1982 teaching at Pendle Hill. With the help of her taped diary of conversations with staff and students, she assesses the extent to which this experimental community succeeds in helping people from all over the world who come to find a new way of living.
Producer THENA heshel

: 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


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 onOl-[number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of the 33rd Berlin Film Festival; and C'osi Fan Tutte, Opera 80's new touring production which is set In Japan.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: Home-ing In

Tony Wilkins Jack Widgcry and Colin Sheffield respond to questions from diy enthusiasts at the Ipswich Institute Library and Reading Room.
In the Chair Libby Purves


Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: Jack Widgcry
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: A Book at Bedtime

The Talented MrRlpley (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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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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