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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Tudor Lomas
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: Tudor Lomas
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Rollercoaster

Join Richard Baker and his guests
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 Peter Hobday
Regular Items:
The News on the hour
10.30 Morning Story
Read by Peter Adamson as freelance photographer Harry Kemp
6: Vanquishing the Video Nasties by DIANA CLIFF
10.45 An Act of Worship
... Can You Help by calling counsellor Sonya Hinton on [number removed]as she offers advice to troubled listeners.
... Pattie Coldwell ensures fair play
In the Lion's Den
... follow the progress of Able Seagull Herring
... link up with commentators throughout the country in Network UK
Produced by the Rollercoaster unit long wave only from 9.5 am


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Unknown: Diana Cliff
Unknown: Sonya Hinton
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Checkpoint

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C. Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife with Edward Kelsey
Book Four: Chapter Three: The Technology


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Gerald C. Potter
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor A Home for Every
Child ... : as more and more residential children's homes close and the campaign to find sufficient foster parents grows,
JENNY CUFFE investigates current attitudes in Britain towards children in care.
The Fatal Shadow (2) long wave only


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Afternoon Theatre

Time to Say Goodbye by OWEN HOLDER
Mabel is determined to spend the evening of her life in comfort. She is also determined to have a good time. But she moves to a home where life is staid and dull. But not for long....
Music composed and played by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT


Played By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Mabel: Joyce Carey
: Fabia Drake
Grace: Gladys Spencer
Edgar: Owen Holder
Rhoda: Margot Boyd
Celia: Kathleen Helme
Violet: Pauline Letts
Vera: Eva Stuart
Mr Finch: Michael Bilton
Adela: Sylvia Barter
Flora: Hilda Schroder
Dr Meadows: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Podmore: Roger Hammond

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Time After Time (11)

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: The Archers

: 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. 3: One Man's War Sjovald
Cunyngham-Brown escaped from the fall of Singapore and after bizarre adventures and grim sufferings preserved his life and sense of humour to welcome Lady Mountbatten into his PoW camp with a courtesy undaunted by the lack of even a loincloth. Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS
BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Compiled and presented by Charles Allen


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

: Landscapes of the Night

In the second of three programmes on dreams and dreaming Peter Evans introduces the scientific study of our bizarre nocturnal dramas and shows how these can be compared to the workings of the computer. Producers DANIEL SNOWMAN , CHRISTOPHER STONE


Introduces: Peter Evans
Producers: Daniel Snowman
Producers: Christopher Stone

: Actuality

The Vicar of Leigh
Come round the font with the babies, and remove all bonnets please ... Who was St Mary? -Jesus' mum that's right.... It's the Mogadon effect - everyone goes to sleep when the vicar arrives.
Jack Finney first came to Leigh in Lancashire more than 20 years ago, as a curate at the parish church. Last autumn, he returned as Vicar of St Mary's, next to the open-air market and the Town Hall.
This programme follows Jack Finney through a typical week - hospital visits, the Brownies, home Communions, the church coffee bar, a funeral ...
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jack Finney
Unknown: Jack Finney
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: The Archive Auction

David Parry-Jones selects his first 15 - a sporting collection in an imaginary auction of the BBC Sound Archives. Producer KATE FENTON


Unknown: David Parry-Jones
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Kaleidoscope

Florence: Musical May Paul Vaughan visits the 47th Maggio Musicale , Italy's oldest music festival, which opened on May Day with a city-wide series of musical and sonorous happenings involving bands, choirs, roller skaters, church bells and sirens composed by the Festival's director Luciano Berio.
The main operatic event is a production of Verdi's
Rigoletto directed by Yuri Lyubimov , whose production of Crime and Punishment was staged in London last year.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Maggio Musicale
Director: Luciano Berio.
Directed By: Yuri Lyubimov
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Against the Stream (4)

: The World Tonight

An hour of national, international and financial news, background comment and analysis
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.

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