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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN perkins
7.25*-8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Three Stories

3: A Happy Family (R)


Unknown: William Trevor

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Conversation's answer to 'A trip to the moon on gossamer wings' Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH. Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team are in Edinburgh as guests of the members of Colin ton Garden Club, who put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Geoffrey Smith and Sid Robertson Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

Beauty and the Beast by TERENCE HARDS
Read by Moir Leslie


Read By: Moir Leslie
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Lift up your hearts
(BBC HB 326); Psalm 19; Acts 10, vv 34-48; All for Jesus (bp 2) Stereo

: The Sound of Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle , the composer and arranger, died last month.
In an interview recorded in 1981, he talks to Robert Cushman about his work with FRANK SINATRA. NAT 'KING' COLE and ELLA FITZGERALD ; his early days as trombone player with TOMMY DORSEY ; and analyses the Nelson Riddle sound.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN A Kaleidoscope production (R)


Unknown: Nelson Riddle
Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Unknown: Nelson Riddle
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Sleeping Beauty (6) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 6: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 'The Coldblow Caverns' by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: John Taylor.

: The State Opening of Parliament

Live coverage from the Palace of Westminster of the traditional ceremony in which HM The Queen, Lords and Commons assemble for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for the next session of Parliament. John Hosken describes the arrival of the Royal Procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords, and the Summoning of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.The political implications of Her Majesty's speech are assessed by the BBC's Chief Political
Correspondent, Brian Curtois. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS * INFO: page 77


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Brian Curtois.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Landlord and Tenant

A weekly practical guide to tenants' rights
6: Buying Out Your Landlord
Council tenants have the right to buy their homes.
Leaseholders now enjoy a similar right. How can you take advantage? In the final programme John Howard explains with the help of experts in housing law and practice. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor LESLIE ROBINSON


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Graham Ellis
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Raffles

Six of the early Raffles stories dramatised for radio by DAVID BUCK with 3: A Costume Piece
Reuben Rosenthall has made his millions in the diamond fields of South Africa, and it seems only right and proper to Raffles that some of this wealth should be redistributed. But Raffles's attempts to seize the RosenthaU diamonds do not - you might say - quite go according to plan.
Other parts played by JABU MBALO . NATASHA PYNE
Raffles signature tune composed by JIM PARKER. Directed by GORDON HOUSE
(Radio 4/ World Service co-production) Stereo


Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Reuben Rosenthall
Played By: Jabu Mbalo
Played By: Natasha Pyne
Played By: Jane Leonard
Composed By: Jim Parker.
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
Reuben Rosenthall: Geoffrey Matthews
'Slammer' Purvis: John Hollis
Jala: Alton Kumalo

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Wind and the Tickly Vest
2.5 Looking at Nature Whose Harvest? How do animals prepare for the next season? Activities for children to try. Stereo
2.20 Discovery Friends by BOB DOCHERTY Producer FIONA STONE
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): This Old Stone (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Small Woman with So Many Children by PAT WILKINSON


Unknown: Bob Docherty
Producer: Fiona Stone
Unknown: Pat Wilkinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Guest of the Week: Luke Rittner , Director of the Arts Council Serial: The Bonsai Tree (10)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Luke Rittner

: The Afternoon Play

'The good news is I've a week's leave till I'm fully operational again, and I've an immodest proposal: would you, could you, care to spend a few days at a little pub I came across down Wateringbury way?' Pianist DAVID NEWTON
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Greig
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Pianist: David Newton
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Katie: Stella Forge
Len and: John Merryfield
the Narrator: Tony Bowers

: Time for Verse

Six programmes of sporting verse compiled and presented by Vernon Scannell 5: Boxing
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

To mark the International Year of Animation, Kaleidoscope talks to cartoonists gathered for the Cambridge Animation
Festival, including Britain's Raymond Briggs and Chuck Jones , the American creator of Bugs Bunny.
(A revised broadcast of yesterday 's programmeat 9.45pm)


Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Unknown: Chuck Jones
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continuedon VHF/FM5.5D-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: 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

Presented by Peter Smith
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35am)


Presented By: Peter Smith
Producer: Caroune Millington

: The Reith Lectures 1985

Innocence and Design
Six talks about the influence of economic ideas on policy by David Henderson. Head of the Economics and Statistics
Department in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
1: The Power of Do-it-Yourself Economics
'In so far as the world is indeed ruled by economic ideas, these are often the intuitive ideas of lay people, rather than the more elaborate systems of thought which occupy the minds of trained economists. The history of national economic policies down the years bears witness not only to the influence of economists, defunct or alive, but also to the power of what I call "do-it-yourself economics".'
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9.3Don R3) (Lecture next Wednesday on Radio (The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)


Unknown: David Henderson.

: The Voyage

An impression of the relationship between Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry based on their letters with Moir Leslie as Katherine Katherine Mansfield was born in New Zealand in 1888 and died tragically of TB in 1923. Her marriage to John Middleton
Murry was a strange one which seemed to work better when they were apart.
Directed by KAY PATRICK (R)


Unknown: Valerie Windsor
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: John Middleton Murry
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Katherine Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: John Middleton
Directed By: Kay Patrick
John Middleton Murry: William Hope
L M: Petra Markham
Gurdjieff/Katherine's father: Sean Barrett
Olga: Magdalena Buznea
Cook/Katherine's mother: Shirley Dixon
Doctor/Hotel manager: Peter Acre

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

This is the Age of the Train by JOHN SALTHOUSE
(Broadcastyesterdayat 11. 0 am)


Unknown: John Salthouse

: The Armada Revenged

Six talks on Spain by Ray Gosling
4: No Curry in Catalonia
'I've been popping down the Peninsular whenever I can and one great difference between over there and over here is that over there, there's none of them BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain or Ringlets?
3: Two Strings to her Beaux

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History 11-14 History Mysteries
12.30 The Parker Street Investigation by TIM WOOD and at 12.50 What Happened to the Romanov Family? Presented by TOM MANGOLD


Unknown: Tim Wood
Presented By: Tom Mangold

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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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