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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by bryan MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Lively and unpredictable conversation with people from all walks of life. Tim Brooke-Taylor interviews this week's birthday personality.
(Tim Brooke-Taylor is in 'Run for Your Wife' at the Criterion Theatre, London)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Morning Story

Destiny by jill norris
Read by Elizabeth Proud


Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: Daily Service

The Kingdom of God
NEM, p 71; Thou art the way (BBC HB 338); Psalm 84;
Mark 4. vv 21-34; Take my life and let it be (EH 582) long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

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: Through My Window

The first of six programmes in which we ask busy people to pause awhile and consider the views from their windows. Leslie Crowther opens his window to be reminded of both Switzerland and Canada as he looks across the valley of the Avon near Bath.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol long wave only
Woddis On: page 81


Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney reports on topical issues


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: The Bird of Dawning



Unknown: John Masefield

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day
1.35 Party Political Broadcast by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Gillian Reynolds Guest of the Week: writer and celebrated Hollywood gossip columnist, Sheilah Graham
The Birds Fall Down (5) long wave only


Unknown: Sheilah Graham

: Afternoon Theatre

Principles of Flight by BOB COUTTIE
When Clare disappears on her wedding night everyone fears the worst. Except Mum. She knows where Clare has gone and is determined to follow her. The trail takes her along the route of her past life to the aerodrome where she was stationed during the war.


Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Mum: Jean Trend
Dad: Hugh Dickson
Del: Ray Burdis
Shirl: Kim Clifford
fireman/Coroner: William Eedle
Bookman: Timothy Bateson
Doctor/Clare: Rosalind Adams

: Time for Verse

Authorised Versions
John Mole presents some poetic variations on Biblical stories.
5: Marked with the Cross Readers JILL BALCON and GARY WATSON
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Gary Watson
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Just After Four

Children Talking
GYN FREEMAN canvasses the views of youngsters in Oxford.
BBC Manchester

: File on 4

Reporter Roger Finnigan Producer JOHN DRURY Editor DAVID TAYLOR


Reporter: Roger Finnigan
Producer: John Drury
Editor: David Taylor

: Story Time

The Marsh Lions by BRIAN JACKMAN and JONATHAN SCOTT abridged in seven parts by BRIAN JACKMAN Read by VIRGINIA MCKENNA (7)
Producer VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Brian Jackman
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Unknown: Brian Jackman
Read By: Virginia McKenna
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including
Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Music

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


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud.
Presenter Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Fat Man on a Roman Road

A series of eight programmes in which
Tom Vernon rides his bicycle from Exeter to Edinburgh; with an eye for the countryside and an ear for the people. 2: Dark Gods and Travelling Light: Montacute to Bath


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

A Licence to Grow Money? Britain's farmers are often accused of being feather-bedded; they're seen as a privileged and protected group receiving massive subsidies which encourage large-scale production of some crops at the expense of others.
Is this a fair picture? If so, should famers be forced to face the same chill economic wind that's swept through manufacturing industry?
David Wheeler reports on the state of British agriculture.


Unknown: David Wheeler
Producer: Anne Winder

: High Street Africa Revisited

In the last of 12 talks,
Anthony Smith continues the story of his motorcycle journey from Cairo to Cape Town last year - retracing with his son Adam the path he first rode nearly three decades ago.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

with Paul Allen


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

The Cone-gatherers (3)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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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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