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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

visits Charles Matts in Northamptonshire


Unknown: Charles Matts

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with BISHOP TREVOR HUDDLESTON. Stereo


Unknown: Trevor Huddleston.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Michael Stewart
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Michael Stewart
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

with Kate Moon


Unknown: Kate Moon

: European Entries - The Common Market Papers of W. Morgan Petty

edited in five parts by BRIAN BETHELL
Read by Timothy Bateson (1)
Last year W. Morgan Petty declared his house and garden a nuclear-free zone. Now he takes the independence of 3 Cherry Drive a stage further and applies to join the Common Market. As always, he isn't frightened to ask for help.
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Bethell
Read By: Timothy Bateson
Producer: Tony Cliff

: News

: Funny You Should Sing That

Mozart, Cole Porter, Rachmaninov, Gilbert and Sullivan, Lennon and McCartney -just some of those who never imagined what the likes of Noel Coward, Alan Sherman, Spike Jones, Richard Stilgoe, The Barron Knights, Flotsam and Jetsam, Paddy Roberts, and Flanders and Swann would do with - or to - their work.
Jeremy Nicholas takes an affectionate look at song parodies, burlesques, lampoons, pastiches and simple send-ups in a special holiday edition of this popular series.


Presenter: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Money Box

(Broadcaston Saturdayat 12 noon)

: Morning Story Annie and Ralph

Read by Shirley Dixon
Annie and Ralph are the new neighbours. But why does
Annie take such a deep interest in her brother.... and why does the young narrator feel suspicious of Ralph's little visits?


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 46;
Child in the manger (BBC HB 45); Te Deum ; Philippians 2, vv 1-13; Of the Father's love (BBC HB 57) Stereo


Unknown: Te Deum

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers JILL BALCON and RONALD PICKUP
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, BristolBS82LR


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Consumer Quiz
If you're faced with a sharp second-hand car dealer, an autocratic landlord or a belligerent bull in a field, how well can you stand up for your rights? Join celebrity teams from the four home countries as they challenge one another in an affable battle of consumer wits.
Today the scots take on the ENGLISH in the first semi-final. Questionmaster John Howard Producer BILL MORRIS


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Bill Morris

: Brogue Male: 1: The Further Adventures of Sir Digby Spode

Four stirring tales in which Sir Digby Spode and the trusty Hubert Carstairs thwart the forces of swarthy skulduggery.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)
Hear This! page 22


Writer: Paul Bassett Davies
Writer: John Gerald Collee
Producer: Seymour J. Turveydrop
Director: Alan Nixon
Sir Digby Spode: Richard Johnson
Hubert Carstairs: Royce Mills
Baroness von Tutenberg: Alison Steadman
Bruno Kransky: Philip Voss
Mycroft Spode: Patrick Troughton
the littlest pygmy: P Bassett Davies
Kirmudgeon: Geoffrey Bayldon
Snell: Lockwood West
Count Laszlo Stroganoff: Stephen Greif

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

BRIAN CANT reads Simon and the Ringmaster's Hat by KATE WILKINSON Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

looks back....
Your chance to hear again some of the highlights of the past year's programmes. Including contributions from HRH The Prince Andrew, Winnie Mandela , Helen Shapiro , Victoria Wood ,
Maureen Lipman and Rankin' Anne
Introduced by Sue MacGregor


Unknown: Winnie Mandela
Unknown: Helen Shapiro
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Season's Greetings by ALAN AYCKBOURN
Stereo 0 HEAR THIS! page 22


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Carole West continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Just a Minute


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: An Apple for the Teacher

10 June 1938: Went to Bot Lab for prep - horrible stink there - Mair said afterwards she wouldn't come near me because I stank so much. Told her she stank before going in to Bot Lab! Did crossword puzzle after tea. Started diary - wonder how far I'll get....
That diary, written by a South Wales schoolgirl, ended in December 1939. It was the year that war broke out - and it was also the year that Mary Bevan didn't make the hockey team, became Head Girl and fell in love. This is a portrait - in her own words - of that year in her brief life.
Compiled and produced by SIAN LLOYD BBC Wales
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.33 am)


Produced By: Sian Lloyd

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer MILES BARTON
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Miles Barton

: The Monday Play

Nymphs and Satyrs Come Away by PETER LUKE
'In Bloomsbury all the couples are triangles and everyone lives in Squares.'
Virginia Woolf observes a most curious, and tumultuous, relationship.
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Peter Luke
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Lytton Strachey: Jack Shepherd
Dora Carrington: Melinda Walker
Ralph Partridge: Dominic Jephcott
Virginia Woolf: Tessa Worsley
Lady Ottoline Morell: June Tobin
Mark Gertler: Trevor Nichols
Chairman of Tribunal: Alan Thompson
Members of Tribunal: Richard Durden
Members of Tribunal: Pauline Letts
Nurse: Elaine Claxton

: Travelling Bass

In the first of two programmes Rodney Slatford reflects on the delights and difficulties of being a guest professor at the Kusatsu Summer Academy in Japan. Producer GILUAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)
(Programme 2: tomorrow at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Giluan Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting music and exhibitions. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Vice Versa or A Lesson to the Fathers by F. ANSTEY abridged in 12 parts by ANDREW SIMPSON
Read by David Davis (1)
Late in January 1881, Paul Bultitude , Esq was near the hour of deliverance when his son, Dick, would return to Dr
Grimstone's school leaving his father anything but inconsolable.


Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: Paul Bultitude
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: In Search of a Mega Tick

There are ordinary bird-watchers and there are
'twitchers'. Each autumn this strange breed descends on the Isles of Scilly in search of its quarry. Sue Hicks joined last year's migration and discovered that twitchers have their own language and plumage, and are driven by an instinct to 'tick' as many species as possible, for the longer the tick-list the more important you are.
Producer ANDREW VIVIAN BBC Bristol (R)


Producer: Andrew Vivian

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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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