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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: 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 SIMON ROSE
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


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Three Stories

2: The Paradise Lounge (R)


Unknown: William Trevor

: News

: Tuesday Call

Racial Tension
The recent riots in Handsworth, Toxteth, Brixton and Tottenham have brought to the surface yet again the frustrations felt by many of those living in Britain's inner cities. Is race prejudice the primary cause or are unemployment, bad housing and crime equal factors? What future is there for youths who feel angry and alienated? In the studio to explore your views are lawyer Paul Boateng, Chairman of the GLC Police Committee, and The Rt Hon Merlyn Rees MP, former Home Secretary. Jenni Murray is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit. Lines open from 8.00 am. [number removed]


Guest: Paul Boateng
Guest: Merlyn Rees
Chair: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's team of foreign correspondents

: Morning Story

The Loser by doug MORGAN Read by Ray Handy
'Purcell knew the way to win was to be on the inside - to own a racehorse rather than back it. But how was he to achieve that?' Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Read By: Ray Handy
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; In Christ there is no east or west (bp 38); Psalm 33;
Acts 5, v 42 to 6, v 7; Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 329) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

This Is the Age of the Train by JOHN SALTHOUSE
Frank (The Captain), in charge of catering, is proud of his little team, but Arthur is having a funny turn. Then there's Punch-hole Pickard, the guard, to deal with, not to mention a party of Japanese businessmen dismayed by the porridge....
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: John Salthouse
Directed By: Richard Wortley
'The Captain': John Hollis
Arthur: Brian Smith
Mitch: James Bryce
Willie: James MacPherson
Bingley: Stephen Garlick
Mr Pickard: John Church
Japanese interpreter: Togoigawa
Man: Richard Durden
Woman: Gwen Cherrell

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune
6: The Tailor of Gloucester Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Time to Move: Meg's Eggs Based on the story by HELEN NICOLL and JAN PIENKOWSKI Presented by tim MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship Early Stages (6) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES (R)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Story By: Helen Nicoll
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Solomon Grundy

Born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday Married on Wednesday Took ill on Thursday Worse on Friday Died on Saturday Buried on Sunday This is the end
Of Solomon Grundy
In the first of six programmes reflecting life from cradle to grave in the mill towns of north-east Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Round Britain Quiz

The final programme
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn indulge in cerebral callisthenics with a team from the Midlands represented by John Julius Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer
Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Karen Ostle
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner What a Surprise
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Great War by DEREK FARMER (RV) (R)
2.25 Contact The Naming of the Years by JOHN COUTTS Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Coyote Steals a Blanket by DOUGLAS HILL and gail ROBINSON (R)


Unknown: John Coutts
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Gail Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Take lib of red-headed caterpillars... : the opening instructions from one African recipe! Termites, snails, caterpillars, crickets -even chocolate-coated bees - are popular foods in various parts of the world, as MARGARET HORSFIELD has been discovering.
Serial: The Bonsai Tree (9) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Passing of a Humorist
Reflections upon the life and passing of Jerome K. Jerome by ANTHONY LALLY
In June 1927, Jerome K. Jerome , author of Three Men in a Boat, suffered a stroke and spent two weeks, speechless and semi-paralysed, in Northampton General Hospital. This play is an attempt to give an impression of his life, thoughts and ideas. =
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (R) Stereo / Binaural
The full binaural effect can only be received with stereo headphones


Unknown: Jerome K. Jerome
Unknown: Anthony Lally
Unknown: Jerome K. Jerome
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Old Jerome: Maurice Denham
Young Jerome: Peter Settelen
the Recording Angel: Michael Tudor Barnes
Ettie: Pauline Letts
Young Ettie: Jill SimcOx
Rowena: Elizabeth Proud
Brigadier: Ronald Baddiley
Bishop: Timothy Bateson
Brown: Basil Moss
George: Stuart Organ
Harris: James Bryce
Uncle John: Peter Tuddenham
Hospital doctor: Michael Bilton
Stage manager: Steve Hodson
Nurse: Miranda Forbes

: News

: To Fetle a Running Post

In 1635 Charles I opened the Royal Mail to the public. His postboys rode five routes from London to Dover, Edinburgh, Falmouth, Milford Haven and Holyhead. Today 28,000 vehicles carry letters to 23 million addresses nationwide.
The modern Post Office also operates Datapost, a same-day courier service; a parcel service delivering two million packages a year; postbuses which carry mail and passengers along country roads; and trains that sort letters automatically.
John Hosken reports on 350 years of Royal Mail.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL (R)


Unknown: John Hosken
Production By: Adam Raphael

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4 Reporter Stuart Simon

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5 pm)


Producer: Gudrun Dalibor
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Tuesday Feature

'A Priest at the Altar of Literature' (OSCAR WILDE) The story of Leonard Smithers , a publisher of the 1890s.
Some of the most beautiful books ever produced in this country are the work of this little-known publisher. He was the only man who would publish Oscar Wilde after his release from Reading Gaol and he gave hope and work to
Aubrey Beardsley and Ernest Dowson. At the time, Smithers was described as being 'the cleverest publisher in London', yet he died alone and penniless. Robert Booth tells his story. Producer ANGELA HIND
0 HEAR THIS! page 14


Unknown: Leonard Smithers
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Aubrey Beardsley
Unknown: Ernest Dowson.
Unknown: Robert Booth

: In Touch

News. views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from [address removed] (send four large SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: The Music of Work

Kevin Crossley-Holland examines the way in which work is expressed in song. 4: Spinners and Weavers Producer IAN GARDHOUSE
(Broadcaston Saturday at 4.45pm)


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain or Ringlets? 2: The Picnic

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Consoling Blue

by MICHELENE WANDOR based on the letters of Jean Rhys edited by FRANCIS WYNDHAM and DIANA MELLY
The novelist Jean Rhys 's obsession with the character of the first Mrs Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre led her to write one of her finest books, Wide Sargasso Sea. Producer CHERRY COOKSON
(R) Stereo


Unknown: Jean Rhys
Edited By: Francis Wyndham
Edited By: Diana Melly
Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Mrs Rochester
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Jean Rhys: With Brenda Bruce
Antoinette: Mia Soteriou
Jane Eyre: Janet Maw
Mr Rochester: John Church

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History 11-14 History Mysteries
12.30 Witchcraft by MURDOCH RODGERS and at 12.50 The Legend of Robin Hood Presented by BOB HOLNESS


Unknown: Murdoch Rodgers
Presented By: Bob Holness

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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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