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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.45* Prayer for the Day With CANON BILL SARGENT
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.251, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thousht for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Canon Bill Sargent
Read By: Paullne Bushnell

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly



Producer: Peter Estall

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cornwall, where members of the Carnon Downs Gardeners'
Association question Geoffrey Smith
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Don Hoyle
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester
long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Don Hoyle
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken

: Morning Story

The Young Husband by LESLIE HALWARD
Read by David March long wave only


Read By: David March

: Daily Service

from Wales
NEM, p 67; Immortal. invisible, God only wise (BBC HB 10); Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318); I Thessalonians 2. vv 1-12 (GNB); King of glory, King of peace (BBC HB 325)

: News

followed bv travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

in Wales
The Consumer Road Show comes live from Aberafan. Bill Breckon joins Noreen Bray of BBC Radio Wales.
Shoppers can question
You and Yours gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh , Sharon Mainwaring of the Lllw Valley Citizens
Advice Bureau; and Dr Beverley Littlepage. community health doctor for West Glamorgan.


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Sharon Mainwaring
Unknown: Dr Beverley Littlepage.
Producer: John Watkins

: The Price of Silence

A new serial in nine parts by STEPHEN BARLAY
1: The Alert
A disc jockey plays a golden oldie from the bigbandera:
Glenn Miller 's ' In the mood
Everything is easy. Then out of a clear blue sky comes the warning of death. Universal death. America's new Early Warning System announces an approaching nuclear missile from outer space.
Music composed and played by ED WELCH (piano) with RON ASPERY (sax) Directed by PETER KING
(Stuart Milligan is in Mnrilun.' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Stephen Barlay
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Piano: Ed Welch
Unknown: Ron Aspery
Directed By: Peter King
Directed By: Stuart Milligan
Maxon: Ian Hendry
Jacqueline: Toby Robins
Ellsberg: George Coulourls
Nachalnik: Paul Hardwick
Locke: Alan Tilvern
Disc Jockey: Ntgel Graham
Interviewer: Madi Hedd
Captain: Stuart Milligan
Guard: Ian Tyler
Nurse: Zhivila Roche
Reporter: Alex Marshall
Beryov: Peter Gale
Petrushka: Richard Marne

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

Ions, wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue Macgregor Guest of the Week: the new Chairman of the Equal Opportunities
Commission. Baroness Platt of Writtle.
Toothless Terrors: it's no joke losing your teeth. MARGARET HORSFIELD reports.
The London Embassy 2: Charlie Hogle 's
Earring: long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Charlie Hogle

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Sailor's Return by JUDY ALLEN
When the Carton's take over the pub The Sailor's s Return they are determined to observe the old traditions. But are they wise to do so? Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Judy Allen
Directed By: Christopher Venning
David Garton: Tony McEwan
Linda Garton: Judy Parkin
Nigel Brent: Nigel Graham
Harry Wade: Edward Cast
John Meacham: Richard Huw
Mr Mowbray: Henry Stamper

: Time for Verse

Last of Six programmes about work with Martin Booth
Readers RONALD PICKUP and ROSALIND SHANKS ye sons of earth prepare the plough,
Break up your fallow ground! (WILLIAM COWPER) .


Unknown: Rosalind Shanks

: News

: Just After Four

with Vincent Kane


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: File on 4

: The Way the Normans Rode

with wynford Vaughan-Thomas Day 3:
The Castles of Gower

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis 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
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Laughter Before Nightfall

I am a Welsh aristocrat. In a good light I can trace my ancestry all the way back to my father. In the big strikes of the 1920s I went to an inferior soup kitchen and emerged with superior rickets. An entertainment culled from the wit and wisdom of GWYN THOMAS with Ray Smith and Gerald James. Devised and scripted by JOHN ORMOND and performed at Bethesda
Community Arts Centre, Merthyr Tydfil. Research


Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Gerald James.
Unknown: John Ormond
Unknown: Jeffrey Robinson
Unknown: Herbert Williams

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's interview with Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson , from his highly acclaimed series first broadcast last year.
Remarkable listening
Producer MICHAEL EMBER followed by an interlude


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of a major retrospective exhibition at the Grand
Palais, Paris, of Edouard Manet the French
Impressionist painter who died 100 years ago this week; and The
Philosopher's Pupil, a new novel by Iris Murdoch set in an imaginary English spa.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Novel By: Iris Murdoch
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: In the Air

with Anthony Holden Producers JULIAN HALE am! ROSEMARY ATKINS


Unknown: Anthony Holden
Producers: Julian Hale
Unknown: Rosemary Atkins

: A Book at Bedtime

The Road to Oxiana (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.

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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