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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
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: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Rollercoaster

Join Richard Baker and his guests for entertaining and provocative conversation.
... Phone the Thursday Exchange on [number removed]and cross-question the studio guests as they examine one of the week's major talking points with David Davies.
Regular Items:
The News on the hour from the BBC Newsdesk.
10.30 Morning Story
Read by Peter Adamson as Harry Kemp , a northern photographer. 4: All Together Now by DAVID CAMPTON
10.45 An Act of Worship
... in the Lions' Den Who should decide whether an under-age girl should take the Pill?
Victoria Gillock faces doctors and Family
Planners. Pattie Coldwell ensures fair play.
... follow the progress of Able Seagull Herring
... link up with commentators throughout the country for a local perspective in Network UK Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: David Davies.
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Unknown: David Campton
Unknown: Victoria Gillock

: Your Move Or Mine: [number removed]

Bill Breckon opens the door on the housing world with the help of financial expert Tom Tickell.
Producer HELEN ROBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD Telephone if you have questions you'd like answered in the follow-up programme this evening at 8.25
Lines open from 12.20-1.30


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Tom Tickell.
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C. Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife with MARGOT BOYD PALUNE LETTS and BRIAN HAINES Book 4, Chapter 1 The Present


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Gerald C. Potter
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Palune Letts
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Elgar

The second of three programmes
A portrait in words and music of the great English composer with Julian Glover as Edward Elgar
Narrator John Rowe
The Enigma Variations made Elgar's name. What was his own response? 'A country life,' he wrote from his new home in the Malvern Hills, 'I find absolutely essential.'
His creative spirit was as fulfilled as it was ever to be.
(Final prog: Fri 2.0 pm)


Unknown: Jerrold Northrop
Unknown: Julian Glover
Narrator: Edward Elgar
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: John Uvesey
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Afternoon Theatre

Big City Incident by BETTY PAUL
Karen arrives in London hoping for a new job and a new start in life. She gets her new start, but it's not quite what she had in mind.


Unknown: Betty Paul
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Karen: Moir Leslie
Tim: James Newall
Gloria: Patience Tomlinson
Debbie: Helen Atkinson Wood
Chris: Basil Otoin
Mrs Craig: Hilda Schroder
Bill: Colin Starkey
Train conductor/Doorman: Bernard Brown
Girl/Secretary: Katie Hebb
Landlord/Porter: Arnold Diamond
Receptionnist/Sandie: Vanessa Knox-Mawer
DHyS interviewer/Friendly woman: Teresa Collard

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC
Reference Library sort out your queries.


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Time after Time by MOLLY KEANE abridged and read in 12 parts by Sheila Mitchell (1)
In a mixture of elegance and squalor, Jasper Swift and his three sisters live in the decayed splendour of their family home in Ireland. They are growing old, but for the second time around, and in the guise of a blind woman, their youth is about to catch up with them. Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Molly Keane
Unknown: Sheila Mitchell
Unknown: Jasper Swift
Producer: John Cardy

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
VHF only 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including
Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by JAMES ROBSON Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barratt
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Any Answers?

with David Jacobs
Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: Last Tales From the South China Seas

Themes and variations from the lives of the British in South-East Asia, in the days of the Empire: in the words of some of those who were there. 1: Shanghai
'There were no less than 400 nightclubs in Shanghai ... It was a place where you could see anything, do anything, get anything ... I never felt it was a wicked city, it was an exciting city ... There was something about the air of Shanghai. You didn't need much sleep.'
Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS


Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Unknown: Charles Allen
Producer: Michael Mason

: Your Move Or Mine: [number removed]

Bill Breckon and Tom Tickell are joined by experts to answer your questions on mortgages. Producer HELEN ROBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD Lines open from 8.0 pm


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: Actuality

A series of nine montage documentaries
4: American Airwaves: Dallas to Sacramento
I've been recently divorced and I'm 17 ... I'm kinda shy ...
Be the envy of your local fallout shelter with the handy Heiney survival kit.... Uncle Gene's Baked Beans - they're the classiest cos they're the gassiest! The second part of a journey across the USA in the sound of some of her 9,698 radio stations.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Everett

: It Was a Dark and Stormy Night on Bookshelf ...

When Hunter Davies challenged Bookshelf listeners to produce a contemporary ghost story, hundreds of spine-chilling tales poured in. A selection of some of the, best is read in the second ' of two programmes.


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Kaleidoscope

Arthur Miller
The current Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman starring Dustin Hoffman in the role of Willy Loman , has received rave reviews from the critics.
Christopher Bigsby talks to Arthur Miller in New York, about the genesis of this play as well as his other dramas, including The Crucible and After the Fall; about growing up in New York, his marriage to Marilyn Monroe and why he chose to be a playwright rather than a novelist.


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Willy Loman
Talks: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Naples 44 (4)

: The World Tonight

An hour of national, international and financial news, background analysis and comments.
11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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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