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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Direct from the Royal
Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet in Somerset


Unknown: Allan Wright

: 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Winnie-the-Pooh

4: In which Eeyore has a Birthday and gets Two Presents

: Rollercoaster

Frank Delaney and Pattie Coldwell take you through the morning
... Laurie Taylor and Vic Lewis Smith look at
Modern Manners, and answer queries about problems with etiquette, both real and imaginary.
... One of a team of reporters covers another aspect of life On the Fringes
Regular Items:
The News on the hour from BRIAN PERKINS
10.30 Morning Story
Read by Peter Adamson , as Harry Kemp a northern photographer
9: Gone Fishing by H. R. LANGLEY
10.45 An Act of Worship conducted by Pauline Webb
... Regular psychologist Sonya Hinton talks to someone in the studio who asks her and the listeners at home Can You Help?
... Able Seagull Herring gives an idiosyncratic bird's eye view of current events.
... A more down to earth look at what is concerning people in different parts of the country in Network UK Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Vic Lewis Smith
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Unknown: H. R. Langley
Conducted By: Pauline Webb
Talks: Sonya Hinton

: Checkpoint

: Good Timing

Special guest appearance by Peter Jones
Have you achieved your
Magic Hour yet? No? Well this week Roger Black points to one of the major obstacles in your way. 'The Foni Voices', evil little voices which live in our heads to prevent us from doing things we really want to do. Tune in and discover how to destroy them today! Sketches performed by ANGUS DEAYTON and RORY MCGRATH


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Roger Black
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Written By: Roger Black
Written By: Rory McGrath
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Make Yourself at Home: JEREMY HAYES reports on an organisation in Birmingham which offers a friendly hand to overseas students - The International Family Service.
Vanished with the Rose 7: Nora Grigorovic


Unknown: Jeremy Hayes
Unknown: Nora Grigorovic

: Afternoon Theatre

Rimer in Residence by JOHN KIRKMORRlS with Robert and Nell live with her young daughter in a beautiful spot in Norfolk. The isolation of their existence is ideal for
Robert's work as a poet, but Nell has become restless, and an old name is hot in pursuit.


Unknown: John Kirkmorrls
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Robert: David Collings
Nell: Sarah Badel
Julian: Brett Usher
Sophy: Melissa Katsoulis
Charley: Peter Tuddenham

: Holy Communion on Ascension Day

All Souls Church,
Langham Place, London Celebrant
THE REV NOEL VINCENT assisted by members of the Religious Broadcasting Department Preacher
THE RT REV PETER FIRTH , Bishop of Malmesbury
Readings: Acts 1, vv 1-11; Matthew 28, w 16-20
Hymns: (BBC HB): The head that once was crowned with thorns (132); May the grace of Christ our
Saviour (375); At the name of Jesus (120); Lord enthroned in heavenly splendour (206)
The service is sung to Darke in E


Unknown: Noel Vincent
Unknown: Peter Firth
Directed By: Geoffrey Mitchell
Organist: Barry Rose

: Story Time

Lois the Witch (2)

: 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: Friday 1.40 pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galljmore
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: 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. 6: Mopping Up, Handing Over, Staying On
'I suppose I am in my way perhaps the very last surviving type of the old-fashioned East Indian Company trader, exporting spices from the island of Penang ... This must have been going on for at least 300 years. It's one of those old, scented, perfumed trades....'
Compiled and presented by Charles Allen Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS , BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP


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

: Mail on the Rails

In 1883 the parcel post was introduced and greatly increased the volume of the mail. In consequence it became necessary to send letters on special overnight trains from Euston to Carlisle - the wooden coaches of the railways carrying the iron men of the Post Office, sorting through the night. In 1983 the 42 Travelling Post Offices covered more than five million miles and carried 330 million first-class letters and two-and-a-half million Datapost bags.
Nigel Holmes travelled on the night mail trains from Whitehaven to Preston and back to Carlisle.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Cumbria)


Unknown: Nigel Holmes

: Actuality

A series of montage documentaries
Sacred Heart Surgery ... I've more faith in the Lord than in doctors ...
... doctor, somebody choked me dog last night ... ... I've written you a prescription - it says 'no more babies'...
The land between the Anglican Cathedral and the River Mersey houses the remnants of Liverpool's Chinatown. It also houses a doctors' surgery where three GPs, caretakers and receptionists cope with the problems of an area in physical decline ...
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON (Postponed from 5 April) BBC Manchester


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Recollections of a Royal Milliner

Aage Thaarup ,
Danish-born hat-maker for decades to High Society, recalls some heady moments.
Introduced by David Willmott


Unknown: Aage Thaarup
Introduced By: David Willmott

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: A Book at Bedtime

Falls the Shadow (9)

: The World Tonight

Richard Kershaw
National and international news, background analysis and comment
11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Surgeon Memsahlb

In 1938
Margaret Shepherd , newly married and highly qualified as a surgeon, went to India to work with her husband, also a surgeon. Her parents in Westmorland, preserved the letters she wrote home every week, and her niece Elisabeth Bond has drawn on them to construct a picture of her aunt's unusual career. with Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester (Revised repeat) long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Shepherd
Unknown: Elisabeth Bond
Margaret Shepherd: Rosemary Leach

: News

long wave only

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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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