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Presenters Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday with John Timpson reporting from Jordan on HM The Queen's visit.
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45 Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: A Spangled Unicorn

Yesterday a plaque was unveiled to the memory of Noel Coward in Westminster Abbey.
In the 20s and early 30s, he stepped aside from his theatrical career to compile these parodies of the literary pretensions of the age.
In Spangled Unicorn,
Coward anthologises the work of a group of preposterously plausible poets, complete with introductory notes read by John Moffatt
Poems read by Elizabeth Proud and Sean Barrett Producer GLYN DEARMAN long wave only


Read By: John Moffatt
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Read By: Sean Barrett
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: The Living World

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: Prophets, Charlatans, Little Gurus and Peggy Duff

The last of four profiles by Ray Gosling Peggy Duff
Chain-smoking Sergeant-major of CND, she put her left foot forward and loud-hailed anti-
Armageddonists towards portable toilets and hot, sweet tea....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (Revised repeat) long wave only


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Peggy Duff
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Morning Story

Madge's Close Encounter by CAROL BRUGGEN
Read by Judith Barker Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Carol Bruggen
Read By: Judith Barker
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

Not Only Jews - Jesus Moves Outside Galilee NEM, p 114; We turn to you, 0 God of every nation (BP 96); From the rising of the sun (Gore-
Ousley); Mark 7, vv 24-37; All hail the power of Jesus' name (BBC HB 118) long wave only

: Analysis

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: Enquire Within

Neil Landor sorts out your queries, quibbles and quandaries
Producer JAN TAYLOR long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: You and Yours

News and advice for consumers with Paul Heiney and Les Cottington with his weekly shopping guide.


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Les Cottington

: The Grumbleweeds

Albert, Carl, Graham,
Maurice and Robin invite you to join them for another half hour of Grumbleweed fun.
This week, the film they said could never be made. The North of England's answer to E.T., which is - TA - T'alien!
Written by MIKE CRAIG and RON MCDONNELL Additional material
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(First broadcast on R2)


Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Unknown: Barry Faulkner
Producer: Mike Craig

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Gillian Reynolds Boast it, Drop it, Kill it:
CAROLYN HARTMAN looks at what has motivated nearly a million women in Britain to take up the game of squash.
The Birds Fall Down (11) long wave only


Unknown: Carolyn Hartman

: Afternoon Theatre

Four Legs, One at Each Corner
A new play for radio by ALLAN PRIOR with Julia McKenzie Stella Tanner John Hollis and Victor Spinetti
Jack and Tommy's losses on the horses are starting to worry their wives. So
Erna and Betty think of a way of brightening up their days at the races: stop betting and buy a horse.


Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Stella Tanner
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Tommy: John Hollis
Betty: Julia McKenzie
Erna: Stella Tanner
Jack: Victor Spinetti
Blarney O'Brien: Tony Doyle
Hooray Henry: Mark Rolston
Hooray Henry's mother: Jane Wenham
Tailor: Arnold Diamond
Race track commentator: Henry Stamper
Radio commentator: Peter Acre

: Just After Four

Operatic Encounters Edward Downes raises the curtain on some unexpected aspects of his work in the opera house. 3: Prompting
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Edward Downes

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Woman and Puppet (6)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with HARRIET CASS including
Financial Report


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Acante et Cephise

ou la Sympathie
Pastorale-heroique in three acts Libretto by JEAN FRANCOIS MARMONTEL Music by Rameau Sung in French
Acante and Cephise are crossed in love by a wicked Genie. A good fairy comes to the rescue and love triumphs over all.
(First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Jean Francois Marmontel
Leader: Simon Standage
Directed By: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Anthony Howard
Compiled by LAURIE MASON ProducerCAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: Acante et Cephise

Act 2

: Meeting Philip Larkin

Slowly light strengthens, and the room takes shape. It stands plain as a wardrobe, what we know, have always known, know that we can escape, yet can't accept. (Aubade) In a rare interview recorded at his home in Hull, the poet Philip Larkin discusses his work, his audience and literary prizes with the novelist A. N. Wilson. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD (Extended repeat of a Kaleidoscope production)


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: A. N. Wilson.
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Acante et Cephise

Act 3

: A Book at Bedtime

The Cone-gatherers (9)

: 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.

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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