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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Living World

Cuckoldry among the reedbeds is one of the discoveries that Peter France makes when he probes the private life of the reedwarbler. He also finds that the saddest Christmas carols should be sung for our migrating robins, and he recounts the third episode of the more cheerful adventures of badger 1360.


Unknown: Peter France

: In Business

: Medicine Now

Danger: Men at Work!
How safe is work? Despite strong pressure to provide more occupational health services in Britain, we still lag behind the rest of the developed world in attending to the well-being of our workers. Geoff Watts assesses the state of occupational health care by talking to the doctors who deal with everything from the hazards of working on production lines to the problems of burnt-out executives. Producer JULIAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Morning Story

False Alarm byNESTATUOMEY Read by Margaret D'Arcy
'When Miss Simpson's house was burgled and she only a few yards away down the garden building a bonfire, she was badly shaken. Living alone as she did she had always thought she would be protected by her terrier Judy whom she rated a good watchdog. But Judy hadn't even barked. Miss Simpson couldn't get over it.' Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Margaret D'Arcy
Producer: Chris Spurr

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day, introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Listening to Music 1 (11-13) Part 1 and at 11.20 Part 2 Saint-Saens Symphonic Poem: Danse Macabre Stereo
11.40 Encore une etape French Graded Objectives (Level 3) 4: Buying Things

: No Laughing Matter!

Five areas of life to which most people never give much thought. But if you don't fall within the norm in these areas, life can be fraught with difficulties.
2: Margaret Horsfield shares the thoughts of the un-rhythmic. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Susan Snailum

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 50, write to: You and Yours, BBC, Room 726 Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner RICHARD BRIERS reads The King Who Wanted to Make his Own Music by DIANA STOW
2.0 Deutsches Magazin 7: Was ich mit meinem Geld mache Compiled by WOLFGANG KEINHORST and at 2.15 8: Essen Compiled by ROB quirk
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Late Night on Watling Street by BILL NAUGHTON and Indian Camp by ERNEST HEMINGWAY


Unknown: Wolfgang Keinhorst
Unknown: Bill Naughton
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Not a paradise of equality?: why do boys denigrate their girl school-mates? JENNY LACEY has been looking at the sometimes strained relationships in school. Serial: Six Ghost Stories by H. G. WELLS
2: The Story of the Late MrElvesham


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Lacey
Stories By: H. G. Wells

: The Afternoon Play

The Nuremberg Egg by Roger Davenport.

A casual photograph taken outside a London theatre leads reporter Patrick Weaver towards a possible scoop. To his surprise, his investigations take him back 40 years and threaten the career of a famous actress and the future of her relatives.



Writr: Roger Davenport
Reporter: Patrick Weaver
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Elizabeth Fisher: Googie Withers
Patrick Weaver: Martin Jarvis
Jim: Sean Barrett
Miss Lucky: Pauline Letts
Joseph Schwartz: Cyril Shaps
Henry Fairlie: Garard Green
Stage doorkeeper: Brian Smith
Oswald/Stranger at fair: Trevor Nichols
Steve: Shaun Prendergast

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies in company with the writer Gilbert Adair , goes underground with the original Alice at the British Musuem; ventures among the lost tribes of John Boorman 's Emerald
Forest with Robert Holdstock ; and on the way, discusses some strong points with Sir Roy Strong.


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Gilbert Adair
Unknown: John Boorman
Unknown: Robert Holdstock
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong.
Producer: John Powell

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised version of yesterday 's broadcast at 9.45 pm) including The Obituary Episode 4 by BERYL BAINBRIDGE

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Books that Changed the World

Ian Fleming 's collection of first editions.
In this week's programme,
Dr Bill Bynum and The Rt Hon Sir Patrick Nairne join Heather Brigstocke , High Mistress of St Paul 's Girls' School. London, to discuss Edwin Chadwick 's Report on the Sanitary
Conditions of the Labouring Population of Great Britain
Senes devised by HOWARD THOMAS Producer MAGGIE REDFERN


Unknown: Ian Fleming
Unknown: Dr Bill Bynum
Unknown: Sir Patrick Nairne
Unknown: Heather Brigstocke
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Edwin Chadwick
Unknown: Howard Thomas
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Spain - Ten Years On

A series of six programmes on modern Spain presented by Robert Graham.
5: The Cultural Revolution The material benefits of Franco's economic boom were never matched by relaxation of social controls. But with democracy came an explosion of cultural freedom, and Spaniards became more aware of the outside world. Robert Graham analyses the transition and explains how change was inevitable as a free press began to form public opinion, censorship was relaxed and the role of the Church, the traditional guardian of values, became eroded.


Presented By: Robert Graham.
Unknown: Robert Graham
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Profile

Much to his surprise - and to the surprise of everyone else in the arts world - Richard Luce was appointed Minister for the Arts in the last government reshuffle. The BBC Arts
Correspondent, John Parry , talks to the former Minister of State at the Foreign Office, about the new direction his career has taken.


Unknown: Richard Luce
Talks: John Parry
Producer: David Powell

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House London W1A 4WW


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby Producer ANNE HINDS
(Re-broadcast in a revised version tomorrow at 4.30pm)
Plus The Obituary. Episode 4 by BERYL BAINBRIDGE
(First broadcast this afternoon at 4.35pm)


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Anne Hinds
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aloe (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Horizons de France
4a: Restonsfrancais -si I 'onpeut! and at 12.50
4b: Les Tsiganes et leur musique (R)

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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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