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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25 Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves



Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits St Andrews , Fife
The hosts are the Friends of the University Botanic Garden who put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Geoffrey Smith and Sid Robertson
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: St Andrews
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Miles from Anywhere by FRANCES WILSON
Read by Heather Bell
Mrs Standish did not like that sort of person.... but the boy Was disarming, not really insolent. And he spoke with a kind of wisdom.


Unknown: Frances Wilson
Read By: Heather Bell
Read By: Mrs Standish
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286); Psalm 1; Isaiah 53, vv 6-12; Rejoice today with one accord (BBC HB 281). Stereo

: The Oldest Profession

Three 'ladies of the night' take time off the job to guide you through a humorous and haunting survey of their trade from ancient Greece to modem times. With MADGE RYAN
MAGGIE MCCARTHY and MOIR LESLIE Songs arranged and conducted by MARK WING DAVEY
Directed by ED THOMASON


Unknown: Jo Anderson
Unknown: Madge Ryan
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Conducted By: Mark Wing Davey
Directed By: Ed Thomason

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Sleeping Beauty (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 5: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 'Puzzle at Pickford Pump' by JOHN TAYLOR starring MARTIN JARVIS and WILLIE RUSHTON. Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Willie Rushton.

: People and Pets

Johnny Morris with a philosophical perspective on pet subjects.
4: Creature Comforts BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Landlord and Tenant

A weekly practical guide to tenants' rights.
4: Housing Benefit
Millions of tenants and householders are entitled to help with housing costs. But the state's housing benefit has proved to be ajungle of rules and regulations.
With the help of experts in housing practice John Howard explains what you're entitled to and how to claim.
Producer GRAHAM ELUS Editor LESLIE ROBINSON (Phone-in tonight at 8.15)


Unknown: John Howard
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Raffles

Six of the early Raffles stories dramatised for radio by DAVID BUCK with and 1: The Ides of March
Bunny is desperately in need of some ready cash to repay a gambling debt. His old schoolfellow, the celebrated
English cricketer A. J. Raffles, knows just the person to help a fellow out. He's a jeweller in Bond Street - and funnily enough, Raffles had planned to pay him a surprise visit that very night....
The Raffles signature tune was specially composed by JIM PARKER Directed by GORDON HOUSE
(Radio 4/ World Service co-production) Stereo


Unknown: E. W. Hornung
Unknown: David Buck
Composed By: Jim Parker
Directed By: Gordon House
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
Young Bunny: James Dykes
Lord Upton: Graham Blockey
Constable: John Church
Cronies: George Parsons
Cronies: Shaun Prendergast

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Miserable Mouse by DOROTHY EDWARDS (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Nature at Night (RV) KEN BLAKESON offers hints and tips to young investigators exploring their back garden in the early evening.
2.20 Quest Hannukah by MARIANNE COOK
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry). The Cave of Making by LESLIE NORRIS (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Son who Went Away by GEOFFREY CURTIS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Unknown: Ken Blakeson
Unknown: Marianne Cook
Unknown: Leslie Norris
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Councillor Lady Porter, Leader of Westminster City Council Serial: The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans (3)

: The Afternoon Play

Lucia in London
A five-part comedy series based on the novel by E. F. BENSON dramatised and narrated by Aubrey Woods
4: Lucia Takes a 'Lover' with Barbara Jefford as Lucia Margaret Robertson as Lady Adele Brixton
John Rye as Stephen Merriall and Jonathan Cecil as Georgie Pillson
Lucia is going great guns in the Metropolis until just a whiff of delicious and most desirable scandal boomerangs.
Directed by JOHN CARDY. Stereo


Novel By: E. F. Benson
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Lucia Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Lady Adele Brixton
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Stephen Merriall
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Georgie Pillson
Pianist: John Owen Edwards
Directed By: John Cardy.
PeppinO: Michael Bilton
Aggie Sandemen: Anne Jameson
Lord Limpsfield: Christopher Good
Marcia, Duchess of Whitby: Mary Wimbush
Daisy Quantock: Jane Wenham
Robert Quantock: Anthony Newlands
Grosvenor: Narissa Knights
Foljambe: Helena Breck
MrGreatorex: Bernard Brown

: Time for Verse

Six programmes of sporting verse compiled and presented by Vernon Scannell 3: Football
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Readers: Stephen Thorne
Readers: Trevor Nichols
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Cover Art
Most people do judge books by their covers, at least until they've opened them, so publishers take great care in choosing a design which carries the right message.
Margaret Walters reflects on the process, attending planning meetings and talking to designers, authors and editors. (Rev broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)


Unknown: Margaret Walters

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) Stereo


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

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

business (bizn-) n. Task, duty; thing that is one's concern; habitual occupation; serious work; thing(s) needing dealing with; buying and selling, trade; commercial house, firm; trading, (fig.) able to begin operations....
Peter Smith , BBC Radio's
Business Correspondent, begins operations with the first of a new series of the programme which brings you topical views and stories from shopfloors and boardrooms across the country. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35 am)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Caroline Millington

: Antony Hopkins Talking about Music

The last in a series in which Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT. Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: Landlord and Tenant Phone-in: [number removed]

Following up today's programme on Housing Benefit John Howard is joined oy Nick Raynesford of SHAC;
Jane Laurant , Welfare Benefits Consultant; and Barry Clarke of Manchester City Council to explain how the system works and how to get the money you're entitled to.
Lines open at 7.0 pm


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Nick Raynesford
Unknown: Jane Laurant
Unknown: Barry Clarke

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Sound Explosion by MICHAEL WALL with and She met him on a train. He said he sold juke-boxes. She fell for him and because he seemed keen she asked no further questions. If she had, would it have made any difference?
Michaels only happen once in a lifetime.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER (R) Stereo


Unknown: Michael Wall
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Annie Weaver: Tessa Peake-Jones
Michael: Christopher Fairbank
Steph: Amanda Kirby

: The Armada Revenged

Six talks on Spain by Ray Gosling
2: Here We Go, Here We Go....
'In the 1950s, pundits predicted we'd be as poor as Spain if we couldn't pull our socks up. Well we didn't....'
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, films, plays, music, broadcasting and exhibitions. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schoools Night-time Broadcasting

Horizons de France
12.30 3a: Marseille/Fas (RV) Presented by MARC CHÉMALI Written by TONY STAPLES and at 12.50
3b: Vivre en Bretagne


Presented By: Marc Chémali
Written By: Tony Staples

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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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