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: News Briefing

: 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 DR FRED MILSON
6 55. 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7 15* 8.25' Sport
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45- Thought for the Day 8's5* Yesterday In Parliament


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

who interrupts your week for 55 minutes of convivial conversation.
Libby Purves says ' happy birthday ' to this week's special guest.


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford Invites
Bill Sowerbutts, Geoffrey Smith and Daphne Ledward to answer questions which listeners have sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, Woodhouse Lane , Leeds LS2 9PX
BBC Manchester
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Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane

: Morning Story

Far Horizon by JOHN G. MILLER
Read by John Westbrook long wave only


Unknown: John G. Miller
Read By: John Westbrook

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; 0 God of Bethel, by whose hand (BBC HB 495); Psalm 34. vv 1-10; John 13. vv 1-11 (AV); I'm not ashamed to own my Lord (BBC HB 494)

: 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

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: The Curious World of ...

3: Diaries
Sheridan Morley invites you to share his enjoyment in the entertaining, witty and sometimes provoking thoughts people have when talking to themselves in the privacy of their diary.
Reader JOHN samson Producer helbn fry
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: The World at One: News

with voices and topics In and behind the headlines Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including
Guest o/ the Week: the singer/songwriter Lynsey de Paul.
Women of the Fens: JULIA BROOKE follows a play about their lives.
Journey to the Cross (2): in the Holy Land,
BERNARD JACKSON Visits the Garden of Gethsemane. Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective by LESLIE THOMAS abridged in 11 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Bruce Lidington (1) ' He was called
Dangerous Davies because he was said to be harmless and was known in the London police as The Last
Detective ". since he was never dispatched on any assignment unless there was no one else to send.' But then he unearthed the Celia Norris case - a 25-year-old unsolved murder. long wave only


Songwriter: Lynsey De Paul.
Unknown: Julia Brooke
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Bruce Lidington
Unknown: Celia Norris

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

You Don't Feel a Thing by DAVID MARSHALL
ROB: I dunno, 58's no age at all. Most men of Dad's age are just starting to look forward to retirement.... sue: Retirement? Don't make me laugh. Your
Dad's been retired ever since I've known him.
He's always off work. If it isn't his chest, it's his back. He'll be better off out of it.
A son and daughter-in-law plot to gentle away Dad, in a futuristic black comedy - with a twist.
Directed by Richard WORTLEY


Unknown: David Marshall
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Mr Pike: John Hollii
Rob: John Bull
Sue: Sandra Clark
Todd: Andrew Branch
Nurse: Karen Archer

: Ad Hoc Cookery

Once upon a time, In search of inspiration for a public building scheme. an Austrian Emperor demanded eggs, flour and milk ... the unlikely beginning of a recipe re-created by Bob Symes for a traditional Viennese pudding.
Details of recipes can be obtained at the end of the series by sending a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Bob Symes
Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Just After Four

Continuing his lifelong attempt to get Proust down to matchbox proportions, the poet
roy FISHER goes in search of the Olden Days.


Unknown: Roy Fisher

: A World in Common

Eight programmes 5: Down in the City
By the end of the century, most of the world's biggest cities will be in the developing countries of the ' South '. London will lie about 28th.
Millions flock to the cities every year in search of work, but at a time of world recession, what prospects await them? Andcananythingbe done to redress the balance, in ' North ' and ' South ' alike, between town and country?
Written and presented byEmanueldeKadt and Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Daniel Snowman
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Story Time

The Honorary Consul (8)

: PM

Presenter Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave onlu
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Word!

(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: Worlds of Faith

Twelve programmes
6: Day by Day - Religion in Daily Life
Although the Muslim goes to the mosque on a Friday, he says his prayers five times a day at home. and while there are great celebrations for the Pesach and Hanukah, each domestic act in a Jewish household Is accompanied by a special prayer. Christians try 10 imitate Jesus in their lives at work or at home even if they only go to church on a Sunday. John Bowker considers the outward signs of an inward religious commitment and discovers that although each religion is marked by its own calendar of feasts and fasts, it is In the ' daily round, the common task ' that the believer fulfils his life of faith.
Producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: 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

(Details: Thurs 11.3 am)

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Ararat, a new novel set in Russia by the author of The White Hotel. D. M. Thomas ; and the film Enigma, a story of five highly trained assassins from the KGB. dispatched to the West to eliminate five Soviet dissidents, starring Martin Sheen and Derek Jacobi.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer


Unknown: D. M. Thomas
Unknown: Martin Sheen
Unknown: Derek Jacobi.
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Clare Seleriegrey

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Talented Mr Ripley (8) long wave only


Unknown: Mr Ripley

: TheFinancial World Tonight

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: Today In Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long tcave 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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