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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by Charlie Allan BBC Scotland

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Ian Skidmore

meanders down some meaningful cul-de-sacs in the BBC Sound Archives. Producer KATE FENTON


Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Famous faces and new voices meet for a not entirely serious talk about subjects that interest them and may surprise you. Producer ian STRACHAN. Stereo

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The latest news from the world of personal finance, covering investment, tax, pensions and insurance, and a look at some particular money problems sent in by listeners. Write to: Money Bar
Room 4058, Broadcasting House London WlA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Homesickness by LEWIS HOSEGOOD
Read by John Westbrook Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1;
Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended (BBC HB 500); Psalm 90; Mark 6, w 14-29; Let thine example, holy John, remind us (EH 223). Stereo

: Down Your Way

from Chard, in Somerset

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (7) With IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN SPEIRS
11.20 Let's Move! 7: Explorers (2) Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY
11.40 Johnny Ball 's Maths Games 7: Weight a Minute! Written and presented by JOHNNY BALL
11.50 Poetry Comer 7: Pigs


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Johnny Ball
Presented By: Johnny Ball

: Poetry Please

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers ANDREW SACHS and JUNE BARRIE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

An Everyday Story of Towering Genius by SUE LIMB
A soap opera in four parts, set in and around the Lake
District at the turn of the 18th century.
2: Lord Biro arrives with his menagerie. He attempts the seduction of both Stinking Iris and Dorothy. His mysterious half-cousin is in labour.
William is afflicted by his ailment....


Music By: Stephen Oliver
Dorothy Wordsmith: Denise Coffey
William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead
Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow
Lord Biro: Tim Curry
Teresa Sanseveria: Helen Atkinson Wood
Stinking Iris: Mlriam Margolyes
Leechpedlar: Chris Emmett

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Favourite Colours Presented by LOUIS ROBINSON Storyteller GABRIELLE DRAKE Today's story: The Big Red Bubble by DES cox Script by ALAN LAMBERT Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Birmingham
2.5 Playtime Presented by TONI ARTHUR and DAVID MOSES with JUDY BENNETT
2.20 Introducing Science Look After Yourself. Unit 2:3
2.40 Noticeboard Secondary School Radio News With TONY BARNFIELD
2.45 Radio Club TOMMY BOYD and the Radio Club team bring you more items of interest to 8-12 year olds.


Presented By: Louis Robinson
Presented By: Storyteller Gabrielle Drake
Script By: Alan Lambert
Presented By: Toni Arthur
Presented By: David Moses
Unknown: Judy Bennett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall 'I'm just a member of the public....': the story of Roger, a schizophrenic, told by his mother Kathleen to JENNI MILLS. The Summer of the Barshinskeys by DIANE PEARSON abridged in ten episodes by DELIA PATON.
Read by PATTI HOLLOWAY (10) (Music: Alder's Wilderness Suite) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
Starting tomorrow: 'Shadows on Our Skin' by Sally Skrimshire


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Diane Pearson
Unknown: Delia Paton.
Read By: Patti Holloway
Editor: Sandra Chalmers
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire

: Afternoon Play

The Cross-Examiner
(Broodcast on Saturday at 8.30) Stereo

: Points of Departure

Christopher Matthew sets out on a collection of travellers' trails. Today he discovers the quintessence of suburbanity in Commuterland.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: Story Time

Miss Mole by E. H YOUNG abridged in ten parts by ANN REES-JONES
Read by June Barrie (1)
In a city remarkably similar to Bristol, Hannah Mole puts all her wit and imagination into transforming the unhappy Corder family - with results both funny and dramatic. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie
Unknown: Hannah Mole

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Blandings

: News

: The Archers

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown. 2: Betty Lockwood - Getting Equal
What has motivated this woman from a back-to-back in Yorkshire to a seat in the House of Lords?
Baroness Lockwood, former chairman of the Equal
Opportunities Commission, looks at what was lost and gained along the way. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Anne Brown.
Unknown: Betty Lockwood

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play These Animals are Dangerous

Peter Flack is in charge of the Primate House at Mountjoy Zoo. He is especially happy when listening to classical music with his close friend, George, the gorilla. But Flack's happiness is threatened when the zoo's finances demand a sacrifice.
Committee member....JOHN WEBB Directed by DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Unknown: Peter Flack
Unknown: John Webb
Directed By: David Spenser
Peter Flack: Nigel Anthony
Rangeworthy: George Baker
Mainwaring: Alan Dudley
George: Mark Straker
Tom Potter: Peter Acre
Ralph: William Hope
Beryl Sims: Gwen Cherrell
Cashier: Tessa Worsley
Jenny: Jenny Funnell
Verity: Melinda Walker
Schoolteacher: Helena Breck

: Kaleidoscope

V. S. Pritchett
I began to write short stories because they were short - 7 didn't think I had the breath to go on month after month in one long narrative.
For more than 50 years Sir
Victor Pritchett has found the breath to produce enough short stories, essays, travel writing and criticism to ensure a permanent place in the history of English
Literature. In conversation with Richard Mayne he talks about his life and work. Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE


Unknown: S. Pritchett
Unknown: Victor Pritchett
Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Green Man by KINGSLEY AMIS abridged in ten episodes by JOHN SCOTNEY
Read by Julian Glover (1)
One sultry August evening Maurice Allington , owner of the Green Man , sees the ghost of a silent, staring woman in the family's part of the house. At first he blames his drinking, but very soon it appears that an ancient and malevolent presence has reached out to him and his family from the grave. Producer MAURICE LErrcH
• HEAR THIS: page 15


Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Julian Glover
Unknown: Maurice Allington
Unknown: Green Man

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF/FM until 11.0


Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

Get By in Spanish Five programmes for travellers on business or holiday. 4: Getting the Time Asking when places are open or closed, and finding out about trains. With MARIA ANTONIA MARCOS and EDUARDO DELGADO. Study booklet £1.75; set of two cassettes, £7.48, available from [address removed] or local retailers


Unknown: Maria Antonia Marcos
Unknown: Eduardo Delgado.

: Open University

11.30 Handling Primary Sources
11.50 Irony and Tom Jones


Unknown: Tom Jones

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History (11-14)
12.30 America in the 19th Century (RV) by DR MARTINELL ASH , and at 12.50 The Immigrants by ROY APPS


Unknown: Dr Martinell Ash

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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