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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: 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 SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: In Business

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools A Play for Christmas (1) Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Add Verse. Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama Further adventures of the Keyhole Club Star Street Starship
3: A Happy Christmas Narrated by VAL MCLANE Written by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (e)
10.15 Something to Think About The Boy with a Secret by PAMELA KENWAY (e)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star A phone link with primary schools, presented by BOB WILSON This week: Ice Skating Guest: NICKY SLATER Stereo (R)(e)


Written By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Val McLane
Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Presented By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Nicky Slater

: The Natural History Programme

Cheap, uicy and highly nutritious, the earthworm has never commended itself as a foodstuff. Fergus Keeling finds out why, and discovers that the natural foods which our ancestors chose to develop were picked more by fancy than by logic.
Lionel Kelleway puts his eye to the sky and considers the chances of 'anything coming from Mars'.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: George Monbiot

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

The Honourable Member by DAVID J. BLACK
Read by Stella Forge
'Trivia! I get a telephone call telling me you've been unfaithful, and you call that trivia?'
Producer BRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: David J. Black
Read By: Stella Forge

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard NICK BAKER with news of School Radio's secondary programmes Ie)
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. London WIA 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Ha! Ha! Ha! A programme about humour - written, spoken and drawn Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Stereo (e)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian

: Lines of Communication

The second of five programmes 'It's a well-known and incontrovertible fact that
MPs are never drunk in the Commons.'
Patrick Hannan looks at the way that words, in politics, . don't mean quite the same as they usually do.
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 47 to: [address removed]Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Round Britain Quiz

Last programme in the series

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Bopper and the Roadworks (R)
2.5 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (9) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language London Snow (1) byPAULTHEROUX adapted by TERRY JAMES (e)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by \LIBBY FAWBERT (e)


Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson
Adapted By: Terry James
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Black Businesswomen: Hope Sealy looks at three successful black businesswomen with very different stories and backgrounds.
Serial: Circles in a Forest (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Hope Sealy

: The Afternoon Play

A Pebble's Rattle by JANE BEESON
A study of the friendship between two women in their 40s. Min's husband lives in London, while she has stayed on at their isolated home in Devon, currently shared by her friend Julia, who is having an affair with a married man.
The intense emotional state of both women brings their much-valued relationship to a crisis point.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Unknown: Jane Beeson
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Min: Ann Bell
Julia: Rosemary Martin
Gabe: George Roth
Anna: Eva Haddon
Simon: Daved Goodland
Voices: Susie Brann
Voices: Tim Reynolds
: Stephen Hattersley

: News

: Bookshelf

with Susan Hill
This week Richard Mabey and Christopher Somerville visit Selborne to follow in the footsteps of the 18th century naturalist, Gilbert White. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Richard Mabey
Unknown: Gilbert White.
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

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

: The Six O'clock News

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


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: My Music


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow atl. 40pm) Written by FRANCES MCNEIL Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Frances McNeil
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Chris Barford: Lesley Saweard
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Marjorie Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Patience Talt: Pat Starr

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Musical Evening in America

The first of three programmes, recorded in New York, in which Teleri Bevan talks to three very different American opera singers.
In tonight's programme, mezzo-soprano turned soprano Grace Bumbry. one of the first black artists to win international recognition, talks about her career, from childhood days in the Midwest to her triumphs in the great opera houses of the world. Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wales


Talks: Teleri Bevan
Soprano: Grace Bumbry.

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0am to 5.0pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (12)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Working in an Office (1) Written and presented by JOHN HALKIN (R) (e)


Presented By: John Halkin

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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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