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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 t 45' Prayer for the Day with WILF WILKINSON
6.55,7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.25.,8.25. Sport
730 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: Wilf Wilkinson
Unknown: 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

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Buckinghamshire where members of the Haddenham Village Society put their questions to
Bill Sowerbutts
Geoffrey Smith and Dr Stefan Buczackl Questionmaster Ken Ford
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczackl
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: New Wine in Old Bottles

Each day this week
Robert Foxcroft visits a place of Christian significance. Today: the Sea of Galilee
(Neitprog: Thurs 10.2 am)


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; O sacred head. sore wounded
(BBC HB 533); Canticle 4; John 19, vv 23-30 (av); The Saviour's precious blood (BP 86)

: News

followed by travel

: 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.


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 ...

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

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

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week:
Peter Porter , Australian 5oet
Journey to the Croto (6): In the Holy Land,BERNARD JACKSON visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christ was crucified and burled. The Consul's File (3)
The Butterfly of the Laruts


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Who's a Pretty Boy Then?

A student finds himself some 'digs' in an old house slightly out of town. There's nothing unusual in that. But these 'digs' are different ... and so is the landlady. Is It a student she's looking for? Or Is it a 'pretty boy'?

BBC Manchester


Writer: Neil Shenton
Director: Caroline Smith
Mrs Prosser: Kathleen Helme
Bertie: Roy Barraclough
John: Steven Mann
Martin: Colin Meredith
Sergeant: James Tomlinson

: Time for Verse

The second of six programmes about work with Martin Booth
Work is the grand cure of all the maladies and miseries that ever beset mankind.


Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Shaun MacLoughmn

: News

: Just After Four

Cherry Stones
CHERYL ARMITAGE brings the old nursery chant
' Tinker. tailor, soldier, sailor ' ... up to date 6: Poor Man
Fr Peter Ball , Bishop of Lewes, a poor man on earth, with a reward in heaven?


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Fr Peter Ball

: Atishoo!

Where do people willingly spend ten days in isolation, give themselves regular nasal washes and receive visitors only if they're gowned and masked? At the Common Cold Unit in Salisbury, where thousands of volunteers over the last 30 years have helped doctors to discover the causes of the cold and to assess methods of preventing or curing the Illness.
Peter Evans finds out what it's like to be a volunteer at the unit and what current research Is revealing about treatment and the complex relationship between colds and the mind.
0 Woddis On ... page 85


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Coren

: Story Time

Looks and Smiles by BARRY BINES abridged for radio in eight parts by ANN REES JONES
Read by Peter Firth (1) Mick Walsh leaves comprehensive school and registers with the Careers Office. He'd like a craft apprenticeship, but there are ' no vacancies
His best friend, Alan, joins the Army - but when Mick decides to do the same. his father refuses his consent. Producer BRIAN DEAN


Unknown: Ann Rees
Read By: Peter Firth
Read By: Mick Walsh
Producer: Brian Dean

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Liz Donnelly

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Dents Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Invaders

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: Worlds of Faith

A series of 12 programmes 10: Women and Children - First
Women are the transmitters of culture and Hindu tradition.'
Traditionally women are seen as subordinate to men. but because the family is the ' cradle of faith their responsibility is In some ways greater than that of their husbands.
John Bowker listens as Muslim. Hindu and Sikh women describe their responsibilities to the community and to their families and discovers the strength and Influence they exert over both family and community. 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

The Prime Minister
The Rt lion Margaret Thatcher , mp, In conversation with Michael Charlton
(Repeated: Thurs 12.2 pm)


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Julius Caesar a new production by Ron Daniels starring Joseph O'Conor. Gemma Jones and Peter McEnery at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon; and the first volume of Maurice Cranston 's biography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau , which covers his life and work from 1712 to 1754. Presenter Paul Allen
J.59 Weather


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Production By: Ron Daniels
Unknown: Joseph O'Conor.
Unknown: Gemma Jones
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Maurice Cranston
Unknown: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: The World Tonight: News

with John Morgan


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rover (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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