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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN perkins
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Midweek: Llbby Purves

Coruscating conversation on the premise that the guests turnup


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones and his team of Geoffrey Smith ,
Dr Stefan Buczacki and Daphne Ledward answer listeners' queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC. PO Box 27. Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Secret Places by RICHARD PRICE
Read by James Aubrey
A Sunday morning on the common. A young couple are taking a walk. But in spite of the bright sunlight, there is an unexpected mystery ahead of them.


Read By: James Aubrey
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8);
Psalm 121; Genesis 39, w 7-23; Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Ol' Brer Rabbit Again! (4) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 4: The Oregon Trail The Rocky Mountains by ALAN LAMBERT
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Alan Lambert

: The Irish Cousins

On the Hunt ofSomerville and Ross

: Teach Yourself News-speak

William Davis offers you mastery of the media's messages by eliciting explanations from the erudite. Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Mystery of the Blue Train

by Agatha Christie, dramatised in six parts by Michael Bakewell.
With Maurice Denham as Hercule Poirot, Janet Maw as Katherine Grey and and Robert Beatty as Rufus Van Aldin.
5: A Dancer's Revenge
When Ruth Kettering is found murdered on the Blue Train and her priceless set of rubies gone, both her husband Derek and her former lover become suspects. And when Hercule Poirot finds the latter has recently acquired a set of rubies, the case would seem to be cut and dried ... or is it?


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: David Johnston
Hercule Poirot: Maurice Denham
Katherine Grey: Janet Maw
Rufus Van Aldin: Robert Beatty
Derek Kettering: Anthony Smee
Major Knighton: Michael Deacon
Mirelle: Judy Buxton
Monsieur Carrege: Gordon Reid
Comte de la Roche: Nigel Graham
Mason: Pauline Letts
Zia: Jane Leonard
Papopolous: Ronald Herdman
George: Edward de Souza
Waiter: Jamie Roberts

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Outside the Body. Stereo
2.20 Quest: Jesus 4: Galilee with PAUL COPLEY as Jesus Presented by ROSEMARY HARTILL Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Flying to India by LIBBY HOUSTON (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Prince Siddartha and the Swan by GRETA JAMES adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R)


Unknown: Paul Copley
Presented By: Rosemary Hartill
Written By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Greta James
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Dancer Anthony Dowell , soon to be director of the Royal Ballet
Serial: The Reason Why (10)


Unknown: Anthony Dowell

: The Afternoon Play

The Missing Links by JOHN ANTROBUS
Why is it that Maurice's future bride seems to be putting obstacles in his way - and why has a deep hole suddenly appeared in the cellar?
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Unknown: John Antrobus
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Maurice: Jim McMananus
Sebastian: John Antrobus

: Time for Verse

The fourth in a series in which Graham Webster presents poems about the theatre. Dramatic Fashions
Readers HUGH DICTON , JILL BALCON Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Graham Webster
Readers: Hugh Dicton
Readers: Jill Balcon

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The South African writer
Christopher Hope , winner of the 1984 Whitbread prize for his novel Kruger's Alp, is also the author of a long narrative poem, Englishmen, which recounts the inseparable facts and fictions of South African life and history. In conversation with Richard Mayne , he talks about his work and his relationship to his native country.


Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Carroll Moore

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.SSpm

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Transatlantic Quiz

Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich challenge a United States team of writer Shana Alexander and Brendan Gill , theatre critic of The New Yorker. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Influences

A series in which
Bernard Rutherford talks to two people with a common link about what's influenced their lives. Today he's in conversation with Patricia Hayes and Irene Handl. 'Every time things go wrong I think of something
G. K. Chesterton said: "A nuisance is only an adventure wrongly considered", and that's what keeps me happy in a way,
'cos life's a wonderful adventure Still.' (PATRICIA HAYES) Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35 am LW)


Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Irene Handl.
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton

: Other Times, Other Places

In this third programme,
George Scott recalls some of the people he's met in a long career m journalism and broadcasting, using the music of the day to jog his memory.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: George Scott

: Analysis: The Pace of Change

2: The People
It takes a certain foolhardy courage to set change in motion. whether you are changing the face of the world, the face of technology or the cutting face of a machine tool. It needs something between the tenacity of the tortoise, the agility of the hare and, at times, the ability to go nights without sleep. It is individuals that count, not business-school theory. In the second of four programmes about how industry copes with change, Mary Goldring describes the people and the way they make their decisions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11. 0am)


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Another Crack of the Whip by N. J. WARBURTON. Stereo


Unknown: N. J. Warburton.

: Wives of the Great Composers

Fourth often programmes in which Fritz Spiegl lifts the veil on musical matrimony Today: Mrs Berlioz
Producer PIERS BURTON-PAGE (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Mrs Berlioz

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Wind, Sand and Stars (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Photography The Science ofthe Lens (RV) and at 12.50 The Chemistry oftheFilm(RV)(R)

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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