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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Michael Stewart
6.30. 7.30, 8.30
News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS 7.J5', 8.25' Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Michael Stewart
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

and good company with 55 minutes of lively conversation. Libby Purves says ' Happy
Birthday ' to this week's special guest.


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Essex where members of the Colchester Rose and Horticultural Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and DrStefanBuczackl
Questionmaster Ken Ford BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones

: Morning Story

The Time of Testing by JOHN G. MILLER
Read by Sean Barrett


Unknown: John G. Miller
Read By: Sean Barrett

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; 0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC HB 334); Psalm 42, vv
1-5. 8-12; Matthew 4. vv 12-25; How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142) long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

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: Zoo Talk

Walla the Walrus - and Others
According to his wife, David Taylor , the International zoo vet, looks a little like a walrus, which could explain his fondness for Wally and all the other walruses whose tusks and tummies he's had to look after.
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: David Taylor
Producer: Anne Blair

: YouandYours

with Paul Helney
Ring [number removed]after 11.0


Unknown: Paul Helney

: A Story - with Pictures

A six-part thriller for radio by Colin Shaw
5: Crossman - and Friends
Sir Marcus's search for his stolen Goyas has brought him to Amsterdam. How long will it be before he meets his neighbour, Steven? Or will Steven's blackmailer get to him first?


Writer: Colin Shaw
Director: Michael Heffernan
Sir Marcus Marten: Freddie Jones
Helen Summers: Kate Blnchy
Tim Lloyd: James Bryce
Steven Emmett: Nigel Anthony
Jane Fleming: Amanda Murray
George Crossman: David Healy
Leo Roeters: Geoffrey Collins
Van Helder: Nigel Graham
Inspector Koeffels: Steve Ubels
Edith Baumann: Maxine Howe
Hotel manager: Peter Tuddenham

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor , including Guest of the Week: high-flyer Ann Welch , who started her career as a ferry pilot during the war and has since become internationally acclaimed in the world of sporting aviation. I Start Counting by AUDREY ERSKINE LINDOP adapted in 13 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by CAROLE HAYMAN (13) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGrcgor
Unknown: Ann Welch
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Carole Hayman

: Afternoon Theatre

The Investigators
A series of six plays 3: Novice by COLIN HAYDN EVANS
Andrew is a very intelligent and dedicated young novice who has worked in a leper colony and lectured in botany at Edinburgh. Now he has decided to try his vocation as a monk. But what do the Abbot and his ex-girl friend discover? What does Andrew find out about himself? Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlih
the Abbot: Hugh Burden
Andrew: Gabriel Woolf
Pat: Meg Davies
Brother Hugh: Timothy Bateson

: Time for Verse

The Song of Hiawatha Six extracts from the epic poem by HENRY
WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, chosen and read by Johnny Morris
I: Hiawatha's Childhood with MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hiawatha Six
Read By: Johnny Morris

: Just After Four

My Kind of Folk (2)
Today Ursula Vaughan
Williams, Vice-President of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.


Unknown: Ursula Vaughan

: File on 4

: Story Time

How Green Was My Valley (3)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Top of the Form

Second Round 11: North 1
Boston High School v South Colchester County High School for Girls Questionmasters TIM
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Paul Livesey.
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Paddy Feeny.
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Presenter Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: The Reith Lectures 1983

Government and the Governed
Six talks by Sir Douglas Wass, GCB, Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury and Joint Head of the Home Civil Service until his retirement in spring this year.
2: Cabinet: Directorate or Directory
The Cabinet is the heart of the British system of government, yet it rarely if ever reviews the general thrust of the government's policy. Nor does it have adequate safeguards against the individual biases of strong departmental ministers. What reforms and innovations do we need to ensure that the Cabinet collectively takes its decisions with a full knowledge of the consequences and alternatives and with a sense of strategic perspective?
The transcript of this lecture is in the LISTENER published tomorrow


Lecturer: Sir Douglas Wass
Producer: David Morton

: In Business

This week looks at the state of the computer market and finds out how you choose the right system for your business. Peter Hobday reports from COMPEC 83 at Olympia. Producer ROSALIND BEW
(Repeated: Thurs 10.0 am)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: Return to Lotus Land

Written and presented by Hallam Tennyson
' Thirty-five years ago my wife and I lived and worked in a group of villages in Bengal - 60 miles east of Calcutta.
During the two years we spenttherewecameto
Identify ourselves totally with village life. and were treated with unforgettable generosity and affection. When we left at the beginning of 1948 I was made to promise that one day I would return.' with comments bv
Professor Blplob bas Gupta, and the voices of AJIT BANERJEA ,
NIGEL GRAHAM and the people of Pipha and Raghabpur Producer


Presented By: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Ajit Banerjea
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: John Theocharis

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition which includes reviews of Dancin', Bob Fosse 's award-winning Broadway musical with an all-
American cast, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; and Gotta Sing
Gotta Dance, John Kobal 's lavishly illustrated history of movie musicals. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Bob Fosse
Unknown: John Kobal
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Busman's Honeymoon by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON with special guest
5: Crossed in Love


Unknown: Dorothy L. Savers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Lady Peter Wimsey: Sarah Badel
Superintendent Kirk: Peter Vaughan
Mrs Ruddle.: Pearl Hackney
Miss Twitterton: Rosemary Leach
Frank Crutchley: Kenneth Cranham
MacBride: Roger Lloyd Pack
Mr Solomons: Bernard Spear
Voice from wireless: Michael Bilton
Narrator: John Westbrook

: A Book at Bedtime

Sour Sweet (3) long wave onlu

: The Financial World Tonight

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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.

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