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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers ALLAN WRIGHT and uz rigbey


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Robert McLeish

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]
Christmas Cookery
Turkey or goose, pudding or pie? All the excitement and worry of planning for
Christmas is at hand.
Mary Berry and Glyn Christian join
Judith Chalmers with hints, advice and new ideas for festive food.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Glyn Christian
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masam

: Morning Story

The Tomato Women by FIONA BARR
Read by Nuala Hayes
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Fiona Barr
Read By: Nuala Hayes
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

from St Paul 's Church, Birminghamon God
All my nope on God is founded (bp 3); Psalm 46 (BBC HB 454); Ephesians 1, w 15-23 (Jb); For the fruits of his creation (bp 18) BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: St Paul

: Law In Action

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (6)
11.20 Time to Move (6) The Haunted House: Ghostly Creatures
11.40 Introducing Science Extra: Juntor Electronics Let there be light

: Sounds Like Autumn

Syren of sullen moods and fading hues,
Yet haply no incapable of joy, Sweet Autumn, I thee hail...!
Roger McGough , Susan Jameson and Richard Derrington welcome Autumn-the season of ever-changing colours, moods and activities. Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Susan Jameson
Unknown: Richard Derrington
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: You and Yours

with Pattie Coldwell


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Yes Minister: A Question of Loyalty

by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Adapted for radio by the producer Pete Atkin


Writer: Antony Jay
Writer: Jonathan Lynn
Adapted for radio by/Producer: Pete Atkin
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Betty Oldham, MP: Judy Parfitt
Sir Mark Spencer: Nigel Stock
Peter: William Hope
Gillian: Helena Breck
Committee Chairman: Jon Strickland
MP: Arnold Diamond

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
Today's story The Bad-tempered Ladybird by ERIC CARLE

2.5 History: Long Ago: Pepys's London

2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (6)

2.40 Pictures in your Mind (Stories) The Long Dark of the Moon


Unknown: Eric Carle

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor 'Treble 20, double 18...':
KAREN DECO enters the world of darts, where women players are challenging for the same status as men.
Cluny Brown (5)


Presented By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Ashley by PHILIP LATHAM In the autumn of 1944 12-year-old Ashley is evacuated from Plymouth, where he has lost his family as a result of the bombing. But new terrors await him on the farm to which he has been sent....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Philip Latham
Directed By: Brian Miller
Miss Sims: Jane Wenham
Mrs Stubbs: Catherine Owen
Arthur: Nick Orchard
Ashley: James Humphreys
Stubbs: Brian Carroll
Sgt Black: Stephen Sylvester

: Now We Are 60

Sixty years ago Methuen published a children's book entitled When We Were Very Young. Together with its sequels, Winnie-the-Pooh, Now We Are Six, and The House at Pooh Corner, it proved a sensational success, bringing reluctant fame to its author, Alan Milne. For his son, whose childhood games provided the centrepiece of the stories, it brought an unwelcome immortality. Barry Norman talks to
Christopher Robin Milne and friends about the real world of Winnie-the-Pooh.
HEAR THIS! page 27


Unknown: Alan Milne.
Talks: Barry Norman
Unknown: Christopher Robin Milne
Producer: Roger MacDonald

: Story Time

Behaving Badly (7)

: PM

Presenters Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gfttins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Martin Lambert: Scott Cherry

: File on 4

Are the courts and the trade unions on collision course over the miners' strike? And where do the politicians stand?
Reporter Walter Merricks Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Walter Merricks
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Reporter Geoff Watts


Reporter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Auson Richards

: The Wind Doth Blow

Lyall Watson explores the natural history of the wind and makes something out of nothing.


Unknown: Lyall Watson

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL

: Gemmell's Gardens

Professor Alan Gemmell visits the gardens at Newstead Abbey, once the home of Lord Byron and now owned by Nottingham City Council. (Newstead Abbey is on the A60, nine miles north of Nottingham) Producer MURDOCH MCPHERSON BBC Scotland


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Producer: Murdoch McPherson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Quick Service (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by John Hosken on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presented By: John Hosken

: Study on 4

11.0 The Chip Shop Presented by Barry Norman What is happening in the world of computers and does it matter? Producer TREVOR TAYLOR Chipline London [number removed]Liverpool [number removed]Bristol [number removed] Birmingham [number removed] Stereo


Presented By: Barry Norman
Producer: Trevor Taylor Chipline

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

General Studies
12.30 The Government examined (1)
12.50 Peace Studies

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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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