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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside. news, market trends and weather

: Today

with Brain Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

A Summer Among Henna, Frankincense and Myrrh For three months this summer, the lions and crocodiles, tilapia fish and white-bellied turacos have had to share Kora National Reserve in Central Kenya with Malcolm Coe and a team of ecologists who, sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society and National Museums of Kenya, have made a thorough survey by satellite, aircraft and on their hands and knees of all the plants and animals in the area ...


Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Producer: Anne Blair

: Conversation piece

If you want to keep your family united, you have to give in to whattheyoungergeneration accepts and I am very hopeful that Asian parents are learning— and learning very well indeed.
Sue MacGregor talks to
Kailash Puri. whose advice on personal problems is read all over the Punjabi-speaking world.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kailash Puri.

: Morning Story

Seeing Things by MAGGIE TAYLOR
Read by Rosalie Williams 'Her mind had filled with sudden brilliance, unsought, uncontrollable and she'd "seen" him climbing the gangway of a ship. Then it had faded. Fone like a fragment of dream.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Maggie Taylor
Read By: Rosalie Williams

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: Daniel in the Lion's den
NEM p 89; Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell (BP 11); He that shall endure to the end
1628; The race that long in darkness pined (BBC HB 496)

: Analysis

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out yourqueries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire
Within Broadcasting
House. London WIA 4WW Producer ANGELA HIND


Unknown: Neil Landor

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with more consumer information and Les Cottington with his guide to food prices.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

A Christmas chapter in the chronicle of our optimistic author
Producer BOBBY JAYE (Repeal)


Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Gerald C Potter: Ian Carmlchael
his Wife: Charlotte Mitchell

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including Neball:
For many netball is a game played at school, but 33,000 women in Britain continue to play in their apare time.
FRANCES RATCHFORD has been out talking to netball players, theircoachesandfamilies about the state of the game
in this country and abroad. the Ladies of Lyndon (12) The Woman's Hour Book, £6.50 hardback,
£4.50 paperback, from booksellers


Unknown: Frances Ratchford

: Afternoon Theatre

Hey Presto! byROBIN TAV1.OR and Bernard Cribbins as Bunny Bannister. As a child, Roland Prince was taken by his mother to the music-hall and there, he saw a conjuror. From that moment on, to become a conjuror himself was the burning passion of his life.
ButRolandfindsthepathto fame a very difficult one until he discovers a trick called 'Madame Guillotine'.


Unknown: Robin Tav1.Or
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Bunny Bannister.
Unknown: Roland Prince
Directed By: David Spenser
Roland Prince: Nigel Anthony
Mother: Sheila Grant
Jean: Rosalind Adams
Andy Frazer: Crawford Logan
Young Roland: Alasdair Cameron
Young Andy: Elizabeth Linsay
Young Andy: Robert McLaughlin
Nat Golding: Edward Kelsey
Freda Frazer: Monica Grey
Children: James Trelfar
Children: Paul Kember
Compère: Henry Stamper

: Just After Four


: Bookshelf

: Story Time

A Kind of Treason (11)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with Clive Roslin including Financial Report


Newsreader: Clive Roslin

: My Word!

: News

: The Archers

Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
{Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer...........: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge.......: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collincwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauune Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig

: Shall We Join the Ladies?

Carole Rosen opens the door of the Edwardian drawing-room with its obligatory piano andpileofpopularballadsto discover that, though nice women of the time rarely worked outside their homes, women composers were unexpectedly successful. with musical illustrations from DEUA FLETCHER GORDON PULLIN and KEITH SWALLOW


Unknown: Carole Rosen
Unknown: Deua Fletcher
Unknown: Gordon Pullin

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

leader MALCOLM STEWART conducted by David Atherton with Martin Roscoe (piano) direct from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Elgar Overture:
Cockaigne (In London Town)
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 5, in E flat (Emperor)


Leader: Malcolm Stewart
Conducted By: David Atherton
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: * Any Answers?

Achancetoairyour subjects raised in last week'sAnyQuestions? Introduced, by David Jacobs


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Mary Price

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Part 2
Hoist Egdon Heath Britten The Young
Person's Guide to the Orchestra
BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan visits the new Roman Britain Room at the British Museum in which the Hilden Hall treasureandtheLullington Christian paintings are redisplayed, together with major discoveries of recent years, including the Thetford
Treasure,acollectionoflate Roman gold and silver, some oftheVindolandatablets, the oldest group of historical documents so far known in Britain, and the Augustan silver cups from Hockwold, Norfolk.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Ask Mamma
9: A Hunting Morning long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

The BBC Guide to
Parliament, £7.25, from booksellers

: 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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