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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news. market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Hazel Addy.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Dunkley in London with John Timpson at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth News Summary
6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN Today's News Read by david SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: David Symonds

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Another chance to lie back and think of England
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, POBox27, Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

A Story of a Good Dog by JAMES STEPHENS
Read by Robert Rietty
The story of one man's love for a stray dog and how the man faces the loss of his friend with courage - and compassion. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149); Psalm 103, w 1-10; Luke 10, w 25-37; 0 brother man (BBC HB 376). Stereo

: The Last Crusade

Recollections of the Jarrow March
In October 1936, 200 men marched to London from Jarrow on Tyneside as a protest against the devastation of their town by unemployment. With them on the 280-mile journey they carried a petition for work - and the hopes of everyone they knew for some relief from the continuing misery of the Depression.
The Jarrow March became a symbol of desperation and of the determination to overcome it.
The marchers still remember: the sunshine as they left the Town Hall; the blisters they developed as they travelled south; the songs they sang; and the food they were given - better than many of them had tasted for months before.
Today, the marchers, their wives and neighbours relive the legendary march, and their sons and grandsons describe the spirit of Jarrow half a century later.
Compiled and produced by JENNY DEYONG


Produced By: Jenny Deyong

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (3) Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Unsolved Mysteries 2: The Sighting Written by cecily and HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 3: The Tooth Fairy by TONY FOSS Storyteller PAUL copLEY Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner
3: Ride Away, Ride Away by CYNTHIA MITCHELL (E)


Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers to your queries, quibbles and quandaries.
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within,
BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family

: Father Brown Stories

1: The Perishing of the Pendragons


Unknown: G. K. Chesterton

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's Story: Fishfingers and Custard by JANE HOLIDAY (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Morning Dew Calling all natural investigators. Bring your spider-hunting kit and don't forget the 'lookerunderer'. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story!
3: The Clown Who Lost His Smile Storyteller PETER cutts Written by LIZ PINDAR Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind Music from Hoist's The Planets Script compiled by PAMELA KENWAY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers 3: Free and Available (R) (E) Tutors' Notes available. Send sae to: [address removed]


Written By: Liz Pindar
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
HRH Princess Michael of Kent Serial: Under the Red Robe (3)

: The Afternoon Play: There's Rosemary, That's for Remembrance

by Helen Walker

Tamara comes to England with a touring theatre company from Zimbabwe. Her arrival forces
' Lydia to ask some hard questions about herself and her past.
Directed by TIM SUTTER. Stereo


Unknown: Helen Walker
Directed By: Tim Sutter.
Lydia: Avril Clark
Tamara: Deborah Joel
Khetha: Lionel Ngakane
John: Stuart Organ
Alexander: Andrew Walker
Young Lydia: Astra Sheridan

: One Man and His Log

'Somewhere, someone opened a port-hole. A breeze stirred the curtains. And 10,000 mosquitoes dropped in for a night-cap of blood.'
The last of five talks charting Barry Pilton's misadventures on a barge trip in Burgundy. Read by David Roper


Writer: Barry Pilton
Reader: David Roper
Producer: Sam Collyns

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Cheltenham Festival of Literature
The theme of this year's festival is the relationship between literature and drama. The novelists, poets and performers taking part talk about the event, now in its 38th year. Producer MARY SHARP

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Fred Nicholls and Jack Jones.
Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Fred Nicholls
Unknown: Jack Jones.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith returns to the world of business to report on the latest initiatives being taken and the problems being faced in all areas of activity across the country.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Producer PATRICK LAMBERT. Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: Analysis

A Giant Leap for Europe
At a time when America's space programme has highlighted the risks as well as the rewards of space, Europe will soon be taking major decisions about its own plans. There are plenty of ambitious projects, but is
Europe ready and willing to join the really big league in space - and how big a part will Britain play?
David Wheeler examines the issues that will dominate
European policy for the next two decades.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11.0 0 am LW)


Unknown: David Wheeler

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Before the Roses by STEPHEN SHORTT

: Further up the Tyne in a Flummox

In the first of four programmes Leonard Barras reads two of his fairly likely stories:
Last Night, Ah Yesternight and Not the Food of Love 'If you've loved so many women,' said Herbert Mangle , 'how can you be a misogynist?' 'That's how,' said Seppy Elphinstook.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.45 am)


Unknown: Leonard Barras
Unknown: Herbert Mangle
Unknown: Seppy Elphinstook.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

Hangover Square (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod including a report from the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Music At Night

Paul Crossley plays piano music by Poulenc. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Paul Crossley

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch fur die Oberstufe Compiled and produced by AL WOLFF
12.30 5: Husum - eine graue Stadt am grauen Meer? (R) (E)
12.50 6: Ich steh auf Freiaurg (R) (E)


Produced By: Al Wolff

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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.

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