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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Dr John Newton

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Myth, Legend and Romance Who was Robin Hood ? Where was Camelot? What had Old King Cole to be merry about?
All you ever wanted to know about the myths and legends of our forefathers but didn't know who to ask. Who makes myths? Why is a legend a lie? Why do these stories live through the ages? The experts are folklonst Jennifer Westwood and Dr Ray Barron , President of the International Arthurian Society. In the Chair Judith Chalmers
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open 8.0am
(Postponed from 1 7 December


Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Jennifer Westwood
Unknown: Dr Ray Barron
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad.


Producer: Olivia Seugman

: Morning Story

The Mardy Grass
Written and read by Jude Collins
'Pancake Tuesday, I'm certain, would have gone on being a winner, if my sister Anne hadn't t interfered. Certainly the day before Lent had two great advantages over ordinary days: it was able to satisfy our longing for pleasure, and, at the same time, our longing for virtue. Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Jude Collins
Producer: Chris Spurr

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Psalm 16; Luke 19, vv 1-10;
0 Jesus, King most wonderful (BP 68). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Standing on Ceremony by STEPHEN SHORTT with and '1 only called in at the Town Hall to get some cheap photocopying done. I ran into Sarah, but I never thought I'd run into all this.'
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)


Unknown: Stephen Shortt
Directed By: Tony Cuff
the woman: Pam Ferris
the man: David Troughton

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (16) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Carnival Time! (2) Presented by tim MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (16) Presented by DOUGLAS coombes Stereo


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: The Living World

The Living Landscape
The Chilgrove Valley is scarred with humps and ridges, ledges and dykes, which show how farming practices have changed over the centuries. But, closer inspection reveals plants that help to tell the story of the evolving Sussex countryside. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
P. D. James and Denis Norden In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: P. D. James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines.


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

Listening Comer Goes to Scotland Today: Greta Shetland Shawl by MOIRA MILLER
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Early Days of Radio by JO MANTON (R)
2.25 Contact Honesty by DAVID SELF Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) White Horse on a Hill by KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND <R)


Unknown: Greta Shetland Shawl
Unknown: Moira Miller
Unknown: Jo Manton
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor TESSA SHAW talks to some of the Sudanese people whose projects will be put into motion as a result of your donations to the 40th Anniversary Appeal. Serial: Enquiry by DICK FRANCIS abridged in 12 episodes by JACK SINGLETON
Read by Hywel Bennett (1) 'Yesterday I lost my licence.
To a professional steeplechase jockey, it's like being chucked off the medical register, only more so.' (Music: Leighton's Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Timpani)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Tessa Shaw
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Hywel Bennett

: The Afternoon Play

A Photograph of Lindsay Mowat by ELLEN DRYDEN with and In this atmospheric ghost story, Vanessa is employed as the personal assistant to Peter Mailing at his Tudor manor house. She thinks she has found the ideal job. but then things begin to go wrong.


Unknown: Lindsay Mowat
Unknown: Ellen Dryden
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Vanessa: Angela Pleasence
Peter Mailing: Alan Rowe
Eleanor: Isabel Dean
Mrs Pritchard: Norma Ronald
Cat: Olwen Griffiths

: News

: The Food Programme

Foodfor Thought
Derek Cooper considers the link between philosophy and food, and, with Barbara Myers , follows the macrobiotic past towards contemplative eating.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook


Presented By: Christopher Cook

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Oh, Yes It Isl

A History of Pantomime in seven parts
3: Burlesque and Breeches Stereo

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40 pm) Written by JULIAN SPILSBURY Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Julian Spilsbury
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Mrs Antrobus: Margotboyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: File on 4

The New Breadwinners
Roisin McAuley reports on a crucial fight, by working mothers in Birmingham, against exploitation and the black economy.
Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Tuesday Feature

Public Eye
The police now say they cannot cope alone with the rising tide of crime. They are urging the public to play a more positive role in the battle against the burglar, the car thief and the vandal. Communities all over the country are now actively helping to combat crime, and already nearly 8,000
Neighbourhood Watch schemes have been formed.
Anne Brown takes a look at how some of these groups are operating.
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Anne Brown

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
Room 816. Broadcasting House,
London W1A IAA (Send four large SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Persona Grata

Dr Stefan Buczacki talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction. Stereo


Talks: Dr Stefan Buczacki

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music, and exhibitions.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Hinds

: A Book at Bedtime

But For Bunter (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students'Magazine
11.50 Why Study the State?

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French VI 2: La France des affaires (1) Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE Dramatic sketch by RICHARD APUN


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite

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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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