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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Bill Frost
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Bill Frost
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Midweek with Ubby Purwes

Fifty-five minutes of verbal corybantics. Sometimes. Producer LAN STRACHAN Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, POBox27. Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

Red in the Morning by LEWIS HOSEGOOD
Read by Frank Duncan
In the holiday hotel, the elderly guest becomes intrigued by a trio of teenagers staying there. He's unaware of the drama about to unfold.


Read By: Frank Duncan
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Christ is our comer-stone (BBC HB 258);
Psalm 50, vv 6-16; Ephesians 2, w 11-19; 0 God of earth and altar (BBC HB 394). Stereo

: The Power of the Preachers

Dr Leslie Weatherhead , Dr William Sangster and Lord Soper, three Methodist ministers, drew large congregations in post-war
London by the power of their sermons. Using rare archive recordings, Enc Lord finds out why so many ordinary people flocked to hear them. Readers BRETT USHER and MARION MARSHAL
Producer STEPHEN Oliver. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Leslie Weatherhead
Unknown: Dr William Sangster
Producer: Stephen Oliver.

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Great Numbers Shenanigan (5) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 5: Headline 'Disaster' Flood Written by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo
11.45 Singing Along (5). Stereo


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Written By: John Taylor.

: 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 W1A 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Alistair Cooke's American Collection

The first of six programmes in which Alistair Cooke presents a selection of his favourite records from his private collection.
The first three programmes are devoted to
The American Musical: The Great Age.
Later programmes will look at 'Nothing but the Blues', 'Classic Jazz Solos' and an 'Album of Eccentrics and Oddities'.
Producer ALAN OWEN
(Alistair Cooke is in 'Bookshelf tomorrow at 4.5pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 37


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Alan Owen
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Cat Who Kept Her Name by J. C. YGLESIAS (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Hedge. Stereo
2.20 Discovery Lost and Found byBOBDOCHERTY Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Sea Creatures by ANITA HEWETT (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Sticks and Stones by ANITA HEWETT


Unknown: J. C. Yglesias
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Anita Hewett

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own.
Serial: Sisters by Rite by JOAN LINGARD abridged in 11 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Frances Tomelty (1) Christian Scientist
Cora Caldwell , Protestant Rosie
Meneely and Catholic Teresa Lavery grow up in a staunchly Protestant street in Belfast and, despite their religious differences, become firm friends.
(Music: Walton's 'Touch her soft lips and part')


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Joan Lingard
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Frances Tomelty
Unknown: Cora Caldwell
Unknown: Protestant Rosie

: The Afternoon Play

The Ring Around the Bath by MICHAEL JUDGE Mark Lambert
When Swedish radio comes to record a portrait of a typical
Irish family, the Darcys reveal rather too much....
Directed by CUVE BRILL
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Lambert
Directed By: Cuve Brill
Jack and Terry Darcy: Ingrid Craigie
Tord Svensson: David Gooderson
Pauline Darcy: Aine MacCartney
Ken Darcy: Peter Quigley
Jack Molloy: Roscoe Hogan

: English Now

'Nice one, Cyril. ' 'On your bike!' 'Lotta bottle. '
David Crystal looks at catch-phrases and slogans and talks to Nigel Rees , author of a book on the subject. Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Empty spaces can be crucial to the architecture of a novel or a play, even when they just end up as intervals or chapter-breaks. Robert Cushman talks to writers and directors about those moments when the action stops, including John Fowles , Terry Hands , Michael Frayn and H. R. F. Keating.


Talks: Robert Cushman
Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Terry Hands
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: H. R. F. Keating.
Producer: Thomas Sutcuffe

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Quote ... Unquote

Who said what? When did they say it? And why? The quotation game is back, with Nigel Rees posing thequestions to a panel of guests. This week: lyricist and frustrated cricketer Tim Rice ; journalist and quotation collector Frank Keating ; singer Dillie Keane of Fascinating Aida; and jockey and racing commentator par excellence Lord Oaksey
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Tim Rice
Singer: Frank Keating
Singer: Dillie Keane
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

This week Peter Smith steps into the world of retailing and franchising.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Margaret Budy

: 6roundswell

With so much skin-diving and over-fishing, the marine wildlife off British coasts is increasingly at risk. In some places it has been necessary to create, by law, a new sort of nature reserve underneath the waves.
Hugh Prysor-Jones dons his snorkel and wet-suit to investigate.
Presented by Hugh Sykes Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Analysis

Flying New Colours
The new, up-to-date Labour Party delivers its modem slogans in grey packages. How red are the policies inside the packaging - and will they be acceptable to Labour supporters?
John Eidinow reports. Producer ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am LW)


Unknown: John Eidinow
Producer: Anne Winder

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Getting Used to It by MARILYN MORRIS. Stereo


Unknown: Marilyn Morris.

: Coventry Sent to Coventry

The first of eight programmes. Coventry was one of the West
Midlands' boom cities of the 60s and 70s.... until the recession started biting. By last year
53,000 jobs had been lost - half of them in traditional industries. The seriousness of unemployment is underlined by the fact that nearly 45 per cent of those without jobs have been out of work for more than a year. Only 13 per cent of 16-year-old school-leavers have been able to find jobs in the last year.
Colin Semper talks to the city's leaders politicians, industrialists, union bosses and others - about how the city is coping with its problems. In the first programme he talks to the leader of the Labour-controlled city council, Councillor Peter Lister. Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Birmingham


Talks: Colin Semper
Unknown: Peter Lister.
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by David Roper Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: David Roper
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Under the Net (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Nuclear Weapons
11.50 Understanding Chemistry

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French VI
8: Vivre a Paris Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE


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.

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