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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producers ALLAN wright and TIM FINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV DR DONALD ENGLISH, Moderator of The Free Church Federal Council Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with David Symonds


Unknown: David Symonds

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but, once again, comes to no serious conclusion. Producer ANGELA HIND
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm) (John Ebdon celebrates 25 years in the 'Silver Archive'on Tuesday 23 December)


Unknown: John Ebdon

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The official start to the week. Richard Baker and guests talking, and talking, and talking, and talking....


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting with news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Silver Next to Your Skin by MARK BOURNE
Read by Robert Rietty
The old peasant hasn't long to live. So why this obsession with buying a piece of derelict land? And why does his wife oppose him?


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
Darkness and Light
New Every Morning, page 102; Thou. whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Lead me, Lord
(Wesley); Genesis 1, w 1-5, 14-18; 0 heavenly word, eternal light (BBC HB 37). Stereo

: Down Your Way

An award-winning museum, a textile factory, a public school, a canal, a wildlife garden and a farm making goat's milk cheese are the locations of Brian Johnston 's conversations when he visits Tiverton in Devon. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Plelsel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Readers Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae including Stars and Gripes, in which celebrities reveal their concerns.
Today Jilly Cooper bemoans the plight of puppies as Christmas presents.


Presented By: Susan Rae
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior

3: Crime and Punishment featuring Tom Watson as Mr Holliday (Deputy Head) Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd and Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis
A simple case of vandalism - and Eric Brown discovers that there is more to a teacher's life than standing in front of a class.


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Tom Watson
Unknown: Mr Holliday
Unknown: Vivienne Martin
Unknown: Mrs Rudd
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Unknown: Eric Brown
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Eric Brown: Peter Davison
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
Sam Simmons: Tristan McGuire
Susan Atkins: Jenny Hasler

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Stories by SARAH morcom Read by WILLIE RUSHTON Today's story: King Jolly Goes Christmas Shopping Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo


Stories By: Sarah Morcom
Read By: Willie Rushton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Teenage Parties: 120 are invited, 150 arrive. Does the thought of so many teenagers in your home leave you feeling weak at the knees? Karen Deco goes into battle with teenagers and their parents.
Eight Stories by Elizabeth Bowen abridged by JANET HICKSON Read by Patricia Hodge 1:
Maria Mrs Dosely came upon
Mr Hammond , the curate, rolling the cricket-pitch in the rectory field. 'We shall be one more now in the house,' Mrs Dosely said. 'Lady Rimlade's little niece Maria.' 'Jolly,' said Mr Hammond , sombrely. hatinggirls.
(Music: Langford's London Miniatures)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Karen Deco
Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Read By: Patricia Hodge
Read By: Maria Mrs Dosely
Unknown: Mr Hammond
Unknown: Mrs Dosely
Unknown: Mr Hammond
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

Blog post that mentions this programme:

70 years of Woman's Hour: the bouquets and brickbats 7 October 2016

: The Afternoon Play

Billy Bunter 's Christmas Party by FRANK RICHARDS


Unknown: Billy Bunter
Unknown: Frank Richards

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Phil Longman and Carole West Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Phil Longman
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Quote... Unquote


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15 am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer JENNY WALKER


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Jenny Walker

: The Monday Play

Henry and the Dogs
A bitter-sweet comedy by DAVID CAUTE
Henry is a professional complainer against dogs fowling the pavement, against bureaucracy, against the man who ran off with his wife. How can he be redeemed?


Comedy By: David Caute
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Henry/Quirk: Richard Kane
Gary: John McAndrew
Sally: Frances Jeater
Dr Jones/Councillor Blood: John Church
Sidney Silver: John Hollis
Salt: David Goodland
Dr Bradley: Rachel Gurney
Mike Maloney/Director of: Stephen Hattersley
Council Chairman/Gary's father: Paul Gregory
Wellington Watts: Frank Singuineau
Joe/Statistician/Ted: Kim Wall
Gerald: George Parsons
Rodney Lightfoot: Stuart Organ
Low Heals: Natasha Pyne
High Heals: Avril Clark
Sister/Gary's mother: Sheila Grant
Receptionist/Nurse/Women: Susie Brann

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan. Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Christmas with the Savages byMARYCLIVE abridged in five parts by DIANA TURNER
Read by Phyllida Nash (1)
Because Evelyn's parents have to be away from home over
Christmas, she is packed off to spend the festive season at an Edwardian house-party given by old Lady Tamerlane. Her grandchildren - the Savages - are to be present, too! Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Diana Turner
Read By: Phyllida Nash
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: * am 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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