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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
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: John Timpson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

And good company - 55 minutes of conversation with people from all walks of life.
Mary Whitehouse is the birthday guest.


Unknown: Mary Whitehouse

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Northamptonshire where members of the Moulton and District Gardeners Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki Questionm aster Ken Ford
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki

: Morning Story

The Sisterhood by AUSON WEAVER Read by Patricia Gallimore
Nobody, but nobody, could affect such a deliberately dopey look, such a cross-eyed, cretinous gaze, such a sickening simper. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Auson Weaver
Read By: Patricia Gallimore

: Daily Service

NEM p 34; Fairest Lord
Jesus (BBC HB 138); Psalm 57; Acts 11, vv 22-30; New every morning is the love (BBC HB 408) long wave only

: You The Jury

long wave only

: Just Like You and Me

Ten programmes
6: A Nice Quiet Meal
Johnny Morris calls on 25 years of dealing with animals - and their dealings with him. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: You and Yours

Presenter Pattie Coldwell Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.

: Deep Six

A serial in six parts by JOHN FLETCHER
4: Wrongfully framed for a murder, Terry Prince is trying to find out who really did it. His suspicions fall equally on the government's Internal Security Department and on gangsters of the London underworld....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Terry Prince
Directed By: Brian Miller
as Terry with: Freddie Lees
Thompson: John Abineri
Sir James Simpson: Conrad Phillips
Hobson: David Sinclair
Chris: Elwyn Johnson
Fortescue: Hubert Rees
Linda Taylor: Madeleine Cemm

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week:
Jessica Mitford Little Sister by MARGARET GAAN abridged in ten parts by MADGE HART Read by Rosalind Shanks Patience Tomlinson and Crawford Logan (1) In 1925, while Little Sister is staying with her Chinese-American relatives in Shanghai, revolutionary events, both political and emotional, occur!
(Music: Ireland's The Almond Tree) long wave only


Unknown: Jessica Mitford
Unknown: Margaret Gaan
Unknown: Madge Hart
Read By: Rosalind Shanks

: Afternoon Theatre

The Plays of Giles Cooper A series selected from the work of one of radio's leading dramatists
The Disagreeable Oyster A highly stylised handling of an apparently real situation, as rich as a cartoon film in outrageous comic invention, and as sober as a Chekhov play in its concern for human beings. with TIMOTHY BATESON , DIANA BISHOP, MALCOLM HAYES , KATHLEEN HELME ,


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Diana Bishop,
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Vernon Joyner
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: William Sleigh
Directed By: Charles Lefeaux
Directed By: Desmond Briscoe
Bundy: William Eedle
Bundy Minor: John Graham

: In the Family

Three programmes in which a notable ancestor is recalled by a notable descendant.
2: Lord David Cecil on Lady Gwendoline Cecil (1860-1945)
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lord David Cecil
Unknown: Lady Gwendoline Cecil
Producer: Brian Patten

: File on 4

: Story Time

Laughing Gas (8)

: 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

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 STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly investigations 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
(Repeated: Thurs 12. noon)


Presenter: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: In Business

goes to Italy.
We eat their ice-cream, we wear their shoes, we admire their design and buy their knitwear.
In Business joins a Trade Mission to persuade
British companies to sell to the Italians as vigorously as they do to us. Producer ROSAUND BEW


Producer: Rosaund Bew

: Pride of the Pariour

A ten-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann casts a generally benign but occasionally cynical eye on the history of music-making in the home. 5: A Most Practical Art In which Bach gives a lesson, music brings about a cure and a lawyer's singing condemns his client.


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Analysis

The Spending Trap
Hard though she has tried over the past five years. Mrs Thatcher has not managed to meet her pledge to cut government spending. She's been beaten by such basics as birth, death and old age.
How the spending trap has tightened around successive governments, how it might be sprung and the mayhem that could cause, are explained by Mary Goldring.
Producer DAVID MORTON (Repeated: Fri 11.0 am)


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Mary Goldring.
Producer: David Morton

: Brian Thompson's A-Z

"... my physical faculties may diminish - but up there, at the back of my eyes, I'm convinced the undiminished A-Z of my life is there - from what I had for breakfast on my fourth birthday, to the thoughts and feelings on first seeing the Indian Ocean.'
In the first of five talks, playwright
Brian Thompson sifts this mass of autobiography to emerge with 'boots, barrack, butler, bull and boxing'. BBC Manchester
©FEATURE; page 13


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: Kaleidoscope

with Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Far Away and Long Ago 3: Aspects of the Plain

: The World Tonight

Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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.

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