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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day.

: 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 BRYAN MARTIN
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: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

with this week's collection of conversational curiosities. Producer VICTOR LEWIS-SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis-Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits London, where members of the Roehampton Garden Society put their questions to Geoffrey Smith , Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Les Cottington

: Morning Story The General's Weakness

by ALPHONSE DAUDET translated by HARRY BELL Read by Garard Green


Unknown: Alphonse Daudet
Translated By: Harry Bell
Read By: Garard Green

: Daily Service

nem, p 89; Be near us, Holy Trinity (BBC HB 165);
Psalm 150; I Peter 2, vv 9-17;
Come, ye people, rise and sing (BBC HB 270). Stereo

: Unhappy Disturber of Our Peace

with and
Sir Thomas Lawrence , the fashionable portrait painter, and Mrs Sarah Siddons , the great tragedienne, were two of the foremost personalities of the Georgian era.
Monty Haltrecht tells the story of their extraordinary relationship.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir Thomas Lawrence
Unknown: Mrs Sarah Siddons
Unknown: Monty Haltrecht
Producer: John Knight
Sarah Siddons: Dorothy Tutin
Sir Thomas Lawrence: Michael Pennington

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (14)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop Islacca Island: The Great Hill by GEOFF READMAN Presented by PAUL COPLEY
11.40 Contact Water by BOB DOCHERTY
11.55 Topic Songbook (4)


Unknown: Geoff Readman
Presented By: Paul Copley
Unknown: Bob Docherty

: Music Shop: 3: Bands, Bumping Up and Bum Fiddles

Fritz Spiegl's illustrated, anecdotal and random ramble through the minefield of musicians' jargon and shop-talk.
BBC Manchester


Speaker: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: The Great Impersonation

The first of five episodes. Old Friends Meet


Unknown: Phillips Oppenheim

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Lizard's Song by GEORGE SHANNON
2.5 Something to Think About The Long Day by AMTA HEWETT
2.15 Quest: Water
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Music) St Francis and the Wolf by PAMELA KENWAY
2.45 Nature The Bengal Tiger by BARRY CARMAN


Unknown: George Shannon
Unknown: Amta Hewett
Music: St Francis
Unknown: Pamela Kenway
Unknown: Barry Carman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Frederick Forsyth
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita by RUMER GODDEN abridged in 13 episodes by ANN REES-JONES
Read by FIONA mathieson (13) (Music: Torroba's Dialogos for Guitar and Orchestra)
(Starting tomorrow: Appointment with Venus by Jerrard Tickell )


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Unknown: Ann Rees-Jones
Read By: Fiona Mathieson
Unknown: Jerrard Tickell

: The Afternoon Play

Last Lesson by BEN RIGBY Gordon Hargreaves is a teacher facing a Disciplinary Board after a complaint from a parent. Many people might feel that his action was justified, but this is the second time he's been in this situation and he's a man of principle, which doesn't help.
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ben Rigby
Unknown: Gordon Hargreaves
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Jane Hargreaves: Judith Barker
Gordon Hargreaves: John Rowe
Cyril Prendergast: Russell Dixon
Chairman POllit: James Tomlinson
Mr Palmer: Geoffrey Banks
Mr Morrisey: Brian Southwood
Mrs Summerslea: Brlgit Forsyth

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes in which
Norman MacCaig presents his personal choice of poetry. 6: Wit and Humour Readers LAN AGNEW and DIANA OLSSON
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: File on 4

: Story Time

From Russia with Love by IAN FLEMING
Abridged in eight episodes by DOUGLAS YOUNG
Read by David Rintoul 1: The Moguls of Death
'It is agreed then, Comrades. An act of terrorism against the British Secret Service. And now for the target....' Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ian Fleming
Read By: David Rintoul
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

Without hesitation, the return of the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio.

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

Presented bv Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Unknown: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Rebels

Hugh Sykes concludes his examination of the lives of five people who rebelled against society's conventions.
Lenny Bruce helped to reshape the concept of comedy, forcing his audience to look critically at themselves. But he became an angry moralist, persecuted by the 'respectable' society he satirised.
Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Lenny Bruce
Unknown: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Two Years of My Life

Frances Donnelly visits L'Arche Community in Liverpool and talks to young people who have committed themselves to serving the mentally handicapped. They live and work together in family groups - a radical departure from the life and attitudes of the more traditional 'institution'.
* HELPLINES: page 77


Unknown: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Analysis

The Tanzanian Experiment President Nyerere's socialist road was meant to lead to prosperity and self-sufficiency. But, after 23 years, war, drought and mismanagement have led to an increasing reliance on international aid. How much will Tanzania be forced to change? Is its experience relevant to other developing countries?
Presented by David Wheeler Producer DAVID BROOKE


Presented By: David Wheeler
Producer: David Brooke

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

Six lighthearted talks in which David Moreau recollects his largely unsuccessful attempts to come to grips with life. 2: Remoteness of Damage
'Standing up, and fearful of fisticuffs, I made my move. "I'm a lawyer," I elocuted carefully, "and I can tell you that ex turpe causa non oritur actio. We have the secular authority of the Lawlords for this.'"


Unknown: David Moreau

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Second from Last in the Sack Race (13)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

A vous la France! The last of 15 programmes of French for beginners. Faisons le point (3) I SARA tomei presents a portrait I of La Rochelle, and YVES AUBERT and PHYLLIS ROOME look back over the course and introduce some final revision. With OLIVIER PIERRE .Written and produced by ALAN WILDING (A new second-level series, 'France Ertra', begins this autumn on Radio 4) Students' book, £5.25, two LP records, £4.75 each, or two cassettes, £3.74 each from retailers or BBC Publications


Unknown: Sara Tomei
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Phyllis Roome
Unknown: Olivier Pierre
Produced By: Alan Wilding

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France
12.30 French 5 La France des affaires (5) Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE Dramatic sketch by RICHARD APLIN and at 12.50 French 6 Les arts en France by PIERRICK PICOT


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Unknown: Richard Aplin

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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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