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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Fifty-five minutes of verbal corybantics. Sometimes.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners' queries.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time. BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Read by Robert Rietty
Summertime: the Second World War. Mr Fish is an American schoolteacher, but. in his classroom, keeping the peace has problems of its own. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Delmore Schwartz
Read By: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Mr Fish
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316);
Psalm 121; Luke 11, vv 14-23; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258). Stereo

: Brits Abroad

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Ol ' Brer Rabbit Again! (6) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 6: The Triangular Trade The African connection by Fiz COLEMAN. Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Fiz Coleman.

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers to your queries.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Enquire Within, BBC,
Broadcasting House. London WIA IAA Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

John Howard reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.
Jenny Lacey presents the second of a fortnightly series of reports which look at current teaching methods, and provides parents with an education checklist. Today: Infant Schools


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Jenny Lacey

: Lord of Misrule

A serial in nine episodes by GARETH JONES with Madlen and Meg Wynn Owen
2: The Conjurer's Women
Having saved Rhiannon's baby, Gruffydd has been hailed as the new conjurer of Cwmystwyth. Ffowlke has arrested Hywel Bevan in an attempt to curry favour with the Jacobite rebels.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Gareth Jones
Unknown: Meg Wynn Owen
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Gruffydd: Philip Madoc
Sir John Ffowlke: Peter Halliday
Rhiannon Bevan: Lisabeth Miles
Hywel Bevan: Robert Blythe
Iolo: John Davies
Mihangel: Mark Durbin
TalbOt: Graham Blockey
Thomas Jenkins: Gareth Armstrong
Jailer: David Charles
Thomas Powell: Gerald James
Morgan Brewer: Maurice Elliott

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Goes to Northern Ireland The Three Bears
2.5 Looking at Nature Inside the Body. Stereo
2.20 Quest: Jesus
6: The Entry into Jerusalem with PAUL COPLEY as Jesus PATRICK TROUGHTON as Caiaphas Presented by ROSEMARY HARTILL Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY. Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Boy Who Drove the Sun by GARETH OWEN (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Baby Who Couldn't Cry by ILLONA LINTHWAITE


Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Presented By: Rosemary Hartill
Written By: Arthur Scholey.
Unknown: Gareth Owen

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the Spanish harpist Marisa Robles Serial: Enquiry (7)


Harpist: Marisa Robles

: The Afternoon Play

Marie by BRIAN MCAVERA with Marie's decision might seem easy but it is 1968 and the place is Belfast. She is 29, she has a good job and neither of the men in her life really feels right. But is independence possible or even what she wants?
Directed by PENNY GOLD (R)


Unknown: Brian McAvera
Directed By: Penny Gold
Marie: Maggie Shevlin
James: Desmond McAleer
Eddie: Derek Halllgan
Mum: Trudy Kelly
Mr Prentice: Ian McElhinney
JOSie: Libby Smith
Bill/Announcer: Niall Cusack
Sam/Commentator: George Shane
Frank: Paul Harden
Jim: Neil Irwin

: Time for Verse

With a Poet's Eye
The Tate Gallery in London recently held a competition for poems inspired by the paintings there. Kevin Crossley-Holland, in a series of seven programmes, takes a stroll round the Gallery, discusses the pictures and presents some of the prize-winning poems from the anthology along with the work of poets who were included by invitation.
1: At First Sight
Readers liane AUKIN


Unknown: Brian Smith
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Film Star

In the second often programmes Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Katharine Hepburn whose assessment of her own first screen test was typically forthright: 'My God, I never saw any girl who looked more desperate to win fame in the movies.'
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Women - Equal Sex?

Four programmes in which
Bel Mooney discusses women's attitudes towards equality 2: A Woman at Home
Pam Evans has opted to stay at home and find fulfilment through her children.
Feminism, she feels, is a doctrine of unhappy women who seek success in a man's world while ignoring the values of home and children. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 9.35am)

: The Mind in Focus

A series of five programmes exploring current thinking in psychology
2: Public Opinion
How accurate are opinion polls and what influence do they have? Why are they sometimes wide of the mark? Is there a better way of discovering public opinion?
Peter Evans introduces the topic, and chairs a discussion between:
David Butler , Fellow of Nuffield College,
Oxford Barbara Mostyn. psychologist and market researcher and Robert Worcester , Chairman of MORI
* INFO: page 7718


Introduces: Peter Evans
Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: Oxford Barbara Mostyn.
Unknown: Robert Worcester
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Analysis

The first of five programmes When East Meets East
In 1997 the British colony of Hong Kong returns to China under an agreement that there will be one country but two systems. But can the five million people of Hong Kong really expect to maintain their freewheeling capitalist ways alongside the thousand million Chinese living under communism? David Wheeler reports on the political issues. Producer ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1 1.0am)


Producer: Anne Winder

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Listening to Sean by PHILIP Marriott. Stereo


Unknown: Philip Marriott.

: Wives of the Great Composers

'Wagner's first wife was Minna, not to be confused with Mina. who was Elgar's last dog.
Whereas Elgar cherished Mina as only an Englishman can,
Wagner gave Minna a dog's life ... Fritz Spiegl explains.
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer RICHARD DUNN
(Revised re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Lake Wobegon Days (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Introduction to Calculus
11.50 Technology: Dome Sweet Home

: *am News

followed by an interlude VHFIFM joins at 12.10 am

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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.

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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