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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Night to Remember

8: It Reminds Me of Bloomin' Picnic

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Face to face with Dr Anthony Clare is Ray Honeyford , the former Bradford headmaster whose views on multiracial education have caused acrimonious debate.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ray Honeyford
Producer: Michael Ember

: Cat's Whiskers

Stories, music, quizzes and features Presented by Paul Nicholas Stereo


Presented By: Paul Nicholas

: Miss Dorothea's Artificial Soprano

Roy Johnston tells the story of the marriage between a well-bred Irish girl and the Italian singer Tenducci.
BBC Northern Ireland (R)


Unknown: Roy Johnston
Reader: Marcella Riordan
Producer: David Byers

: Picnics

4: In Tune With the Waves
Prussia Cove, Cornwall, is a place apart. There, wrapped around by rocks and sea, 60 musicians abandon themselves to their music and the elements. For one day Susan Marling immerses herself in the music and the place.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Morning Story

Carved Eagle by LESLIE HALWARD Read by Hugh Dickson
In a run-down back street near the pickle factory, Mr Prince works as an undertaker. To the young man who calls one day, he talks of his memories -and of his plans....


Read By: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Mr Prince
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; 0 for a faith that will not shrink (BBC HB 310); Psalm 122; Acts 20, vv 13-24; I'll praise my maker while I've breath (bp 36). Stereo

: Hopping Down in Kent

Memories of hop-picking between the wars.
The full binaural effect can be heard through stereo headphones

: Last Words

Clare Francis reveals to
Ron AUdridge the three 'secrets of life' she would feel compelled to pass on to her nearest and dearest, if she knew she had but ten minutes left on earth.


Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Ron Audridge

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

3: Sand and Sunshine

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize-winner, Professor
Dorothy Hodgkin Serial:
Indian Summer of a Forsyte by JOHN GALSWORTHY abridged in three episodes by ANN REES JONES
Read by John Bennett (1) Five years after
Philip Bosinney 's death, Irene Forsyte is living apart from her husband Soames. And old Jolyon, his son young Jolyon and young
Jolyon's family are all living at Robin Hill - the house Bosinney designed and built.
(Music: Hanson's Symphony No 1)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dorothy Hodgkin
Unknown: John Galsworthy
Unknown: Ann Rees
Read By: John Bennett
Unknown: Philip Bosinney
Unknown: Irene Forsyte

: The Afternoon Play

Southport Sunday by ROGER CRAWFORD
George's mother-in-law has come to take his family for an afternoon at the zoo. Appalled at the prospect, George believes the outing can contain no surprises, but he's wrong.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Roger Crawford
Directed By: Tony Cliff
George: Nigel Anthony
Penny: Eileen O'Brlen
Doris: Sheila Fay
Denzil: Ken Jones

: Letter from the Sticks

David Bean dispatches a personal report on rural life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: News

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. 4: On Tour
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Fanny Kemble.

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Mario Vargas Llosa
The Peruvian author of Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and The War of the End of the World is among the most respected writers of Latin America. The power of his literature is such that he was once offered the post of Prime Minister.
Michael Oliver talks to Llosa about the role he plays as a bridge between the extremes of Latin American politics. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Talks: Michael Oliver
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

continuedon VHFlFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

Umpire Brian Johnston Team Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton
Spinners Robin Bailey and Alfred Marks
Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow 12.27)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Robin Bailey
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Wiluamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Safe In Our Hands?

In the last of four programmes on the politics of health in Britain Clive Cookson attempts a prognosis for the NHS. How will it cope with the demands of a huge elderly population, and will policies to move patients out of hospital and into the community mean that hospitals become obsolete?
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Producer: Olivia Seugman

: Never the Same Again

Second of four programmes in which Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life
It's Like Having Another Baby in the House....
Valerie's mother-in-law lives with the family. She's 81 and mentally confused.


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: An Ear for a Good Tune

Eric Coates - The Man and The Music
A celebration of one of the most gifted composers of the century, born 100 years ago on 27 August 1886
The tunes of Eric Coates helped to ensure the success of many radio and television programmes and films, including In Town Tonight,
Music While You Work, Desert Island Discs, The Forsyte Saga and The Dam Busters. Bryan Crimp, with contributions from the composer's son Austin Coates and others, talks about the music and the man who wrote it. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow 11.0 am)


Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Austin Coates
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Maps

by Simon Persighetti


Writer: Simon Persighetti

: A Night Out

Phil Smith goes prowling.... 5: The Night of the Spangled G-string
Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer HANS PIETSCH
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

Academic Year (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Mischief Makers

4: Aleister Crowley
Crowley, poet, mountaineer and black magician, looms in some ways larger and more sinister today than at the time of his death nearly 40 years ago.
With help from Arthur Calder-Marshall, Robin Cecil , Francis King , Angela York - and the voice of the 'Master' himself, Frances Donnelly tries to disinter the facts from the fiction obscuring the life of 'the wickedest man in the world'. Producer GRAHAM TAYAR (R)


Unknown: Aleister Crowley
Unknown: Robin Cecil
Unknown: Francis King
Unknown: Angela York
Unknown: Frances Donnelly

: Open University

11.30 Nuclear Proliferation
11.50 Technology in the Past

: * am L W 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.

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