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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
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: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Pigeon Fancying
Pigeons have been admired for hundreds of years, both for their beauty and for their homing instinct. How do you establish a loft? What do judges look for in show-birds? Do fancy breeds require more care than racing pigeons? How do you train birds to return to a new loft?
Albert Tarleton , racing pigeon keeper for over 30 years, and Rod Wright , Secretary of the National Pigeon Association, home in on your questions.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Albert Tarleton
Unknown: Rod Wright
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Morning Story The Maximum Break

Read by Tony Roper Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ian J. Rankin
Read By: Tony Roper
Producer: John Arnott

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; A gladsome hymn of praise we sing (BP 1); Psalm 34, w 1-10; I Corinthians 9, v 24-10, v 5, 11-13; Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (15) Pinocchio
11.20 Time to Move (15) Cartoons
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (5)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

In Between the Bedlam by DONALD CHAPMAN
You meet some odd people in parks, and they don't come much odder than old Jack.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Donald Chapman
Directed By: Peter King
Summers: George A Cooper
Milan: Ian Tyler
Woman: Alex Marshall

: Wildlife

'I was amazed and horrified when one of the pelicans in St James's Park suddenly swallowed a nearby pigeon, feathers, claws and all. Is this usual?'
Clive Catchpole ,
Michael Clegg and Denis Owen digest some more of your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Clive Catchpole
Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Denis Owen
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: My Wordl

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin

: 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 songs: Favourite Things
2.5 History: Long Ago The Canal Builders by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (15)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): A Walk in Wolf Wood 3: The Broken Chain


Unknown: Arthur Scholey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The New Women of Eritrea: JIM FISH reports on a recent visit to this famine-stricken land in the Horn of Africa, where women are playing a leading role in the struggle for independence.
Appointment with Venus (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

The Corsaint
A Tale of Miracles by ADRIAN MOURBY
It is 995. and Aldhun, exiled Bishop of Lindisfame, has been warned in a dream to flee Cunacaestir before it is destroyed by the Danes. He is to take with him the body of St Cuthbert, carried on a corsaint - a handcart stacked with treasure. But, for
Cuthbert to desert his own land is considered to be a bad omen....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham Stereo


Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Played By: Billy Fellows
Played By: Stephen Hancock
Played By: Anne Jameson
Played By: Alan Mason
Composed By: Stephen Hancock
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Uhtred Oslacsorum: Ian Hogg
Aldhun: John Woodvine
Eoderic: And Colin Douglas
Edric/Eadmer: Terry Molloy
Priest: Ronald Herdman
Haf Haraldson: Colin Meredith

: 'Learn to be Blind': The Story of St Dunstan's

Seventy years ago this month the first St Dunstan's Home was opened to look after men who had been blinded at the front. The home was the idea of the publisher Sir Arthur Pearson, founder of the Daily
Express, and a blind man himself. He wanted to train men to overcome their blindness and return to as normal lives as were possible in his words: 'to learn to be blind'.
St Dunstan's has continued to train men and women blinded during service to their country, in the First World War, Second World War, Northern Ireland, and the Falklands Campaign, as well as in peacetime.
Presented by John Hosken Producer HELEN GILL


Presented By: John Hosken
Producer: Helen Gill

: Story Time

From Russia with Love
5: The Mouth of Marilyn Monroe

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon Producer PAUL CAMPBELL Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Paul Campbell
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Reporter Geoff Watts Producer JULIAN BROWN


Reporter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Touch of Midas?

Frederick Forsyth used to be a reporter for the BBC. Like many reporters, he was always about to write 'the book'. But his book turned out to be The Day of the Jackal, and it set him on the path to becoming a millionaire. Just how rich is he? William Davis finds out. Producer HELEN ROBSON


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed](Send four large saes for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Good Books

In the last of the series,
The Rt Hon Michael Foot , mp, former Leader of the Labour
Party, explains his fascination with the letters and journals of the poet Lord Byron.
Presenter Frances Donnelly Producer MIRIAM NEWMAN
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Michael Foot
Presenter: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer DANIEL DODD


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doves of Venus (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

Staying in Business The last of six programmes presented by PETER HOBDAY Money for Growth Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Navigating the Earth

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch far die Oberstufe
12.30 13: Schreib doch mal! Ruf doch mal an! Die Deutsche Bundespost and at 12.50 14: Das Vermochtnis by HEINRICH BOLL adapted by MILO SPERBER


Unknown: Das Vermochtnis
Adapted By: Milo Sperber

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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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