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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

visits Yvonne Randall in Gloucestershire


Unknown: Yvonne Randall

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Trevor Huddleston

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CUVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Cuve Roslin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: News

: The Secret Life of the Romanza

'The experience of a lifetime' is promised the passengers of the cruise ship Romanza.
From an early morning climb to the Acropolis on Rhodes, to the Greek dancing class after lunch; while 'Tea for two' echoes through the Corinth Canal, an astrologer predicts in the ballroom. Should it be Crete this afternoon, the treasure hunt or preparing for the Wild West night? By the time a new 'Mr Romanza' is elected each week, the passengers have lost count of the days (let alone the meals) and the crew stopped trying long ago.
Nigel Farrell goes aboard to see how they all cope with the rough and tumble of a calm Mediterranean cruise - and each other.


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Morning Story

The First Day by OSWALD STACEY
Read by Sean Barrett
It's a very important day for the young boy who sets off for the coalmine at dawn. Everything is new and everything is strange. But the end of the day brings its own reward.


Unknown: Oswald Stacey
Read By: Sean Barrett
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; New every morning (BBC HB 408); Psalm 23;
Revelation 21, w 1-7; Lead us heavenly Father (BBC HB 307) Stereo

: The Year Ahead

Once a year, BBC News correspondents get together to peer into a collective crystal ball. Linked together from their bases around the world, they try to predict the main issues of the year ahead.


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Enquire Within

In the last of the present series Neil Landor. with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sorts out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London WL4 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT


Unknown: Neil Landor.
Producer: Andy Parfitt

: You and Yours

Consumer Quiz
The final: Last year a celebrity team from Wales became
'Consumer Champions', but will they repeat their success this year? The other three home countries sharpen their wits for a lighthearted test of consumer rights and wrongs.
Questionmaster John Howard Producer BILL MORRIS


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Bill Morris

: The Mystery of the Blue Train



Unknown: Agatha Christie

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

BRIAN CANT reads Molly Joins the Circus Jugglers by KATE WILKINSON


Unknown: Brian Cant
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Ray Cooney - actor, manager and playwright
Serial: Crampton Hodnet (2)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Ray Cooney

: The Afternoon Play

A Woman of No Importance by ALAN BENNETT
Margaret Schofield , middle-aged spinster, may be unwell, but she reminisces cheerfully about her world of office work and canteen gossip. As she says, 'we did laugh'...
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo (R)


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Margaret Schofield
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Margaret Schofield: Patricia Routledge

: Time for Verse

The Sting of Comfort
The last in a series of six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson For the Love of Man and in Praise of God
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Readers: John Church
Readers: Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: Christmas Under Capricorn


: Kaleidoscope

Oblique Strategies
Brian Eno , former rock star turned composer, producer and video painter, talks to Michael Oliver about Obscure Records, Discreet Music, Frippertronics, and his latest product for video and compact disc, 'Thursday Afternoon'.


Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Transatlantic Quiz

A further series of high kicks and pirouettes by the Brains
Trust Formation Display team, in the persons of Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich , who challenge a United States team, writer Shana Alexander and Brendan Gill , theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough , Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Rebroadcasttomorrowat 12.27pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Bernice Coupe
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Hans Christian Andersen

One hundred and fifty years after his first fairy tales were written, Denmark celebrates
Hans Christian Andersen year. Born the son of a shoemaker, he left home at the age of 14 to try to become a dancer, convinced that God planned a great destiny for him. As we now know, his destiny lay elsewhere. He was a complex and interesting character: overanxious for praise, despondent when criticised; writing about the poor while courting the rich and aristocratic; a traveller
(who always carried a stout rope for escape in the event of fire).
Lynn ten Kate looks at the life of the author of some of the best-known tales for children. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Producer: Susan Snailum

: Choices for Voices

1: Getting There
'Singing is an addiction'
(the late ALFRED ALEXANDER , throat specialist)
In the first of two programmes on the career structure of the singer, operatic bass Robert Lloyd talks to some of his colleagues and asks what got them started, what they hoped to get out of singing, and how they adjusted to changing perspectives as their respective careers began to unfold - or to fold.
Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Alfred Alexander
Bass: Robert Lloyd
Producer: Daniel Snowman.

: You'll Never Be 16 Again

The last of seven programmes in a history of the British teenager Don't You Want Me?
'Young people have decided that if there's no future for them, they've got to live for today.' 'It's about being different and having a laugh. That's all it's ever been about.'
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Producer: Peter Everett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Blues in Thirds by DAVID LUCK
Stereo (Broadcastyesterdayatll.Oam)


Unknown: David Luck

: The Enthusiasts

Allan Smith visits the last of five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. The Mighty Wurlitzers
Meet the folks who lovingly rescue, restore and play again the once great cinema organs, even if it means building their house around one.


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Kaleidoscope

The Art of the Computer
The computer has become an increasingly versatile tool for the arts - theatre design, architectural drawings, television graphics and animation have all been affected, while in music, the synthesizer can imitate a hundred-voice choir or a bank of violins. But the applications go deeper - Pierre Boulez has just marked up ten years of the experimental music centre IRCAM in Paris; and David Hockney has recently met up with the computerised 'paintbox'.
Lisa Appignanesi reports on the state of the art.
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: David Hockney
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Vice Versa (3)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Orca: A Whale Called Killer

Killer whales are the most powerful of the dolphin family and the only whales to take warm-blooded prey. Baby seals are plucked from beaches, penguins are tipped off icebergs in the Antarctic, turtles, squid and sharks are taken in tropical seas, and one orca, lost up a Scottish river, developed a penchant for ducks.

: * 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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