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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a leader of the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers. "OducerTIMFINNEY

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with FR JOHN MCCULLAGH
BBC Northern Ireland

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport yith GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Rosanne Macmillan


Unknown: Rosanne MacMillan

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit gfhindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

"ho or what is likely to cause a bit of a stir, amusement or annoyance this week? A host of relevant studio guests help to preview some of the forthcoming attractions.


Unknown: Marina Salandy Brown
Editor: Michael Ember.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Every week Money Box reports on the latest developments in the fields of investment, insurance, mortgages, social security and tax, and takes a look at the financial problems that crop up in everyone's lives.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

On the Wide Road by MICHAEL BAILEY
Read by Fraser Kerr
The story of a fiddler, a storm in the Highlands of Scotland - and a curious aftermath. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Michael Bailey
Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 114; Bright the vision that delighted (BBC HB 269); Psalm 67; Mark 11, w 15-19; Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Slough. A small country town at the beginning of the century, it now has a population of 100,000 and is Berkshire s main industrial town.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers I: A Midsummer Nightmare
with Ian Humphris and Helen Speirs. (R) (e)

11.20 Let's Move!: 1: Footprints
Presented by Sheelagh Gilbey. (Stereo) (R) (e)

11.40 The Music Box: (1)
Written and presented by Sandra Kerr. (Stereo) (e)

11.50 See for Yourself: Sum Words
by Edward Kelsey. (R) (e)


Presenter (Music Makers): Ian Humphris
Presenter (Music Makers): Helen Speirs
Producer (Music Makers): Peter Hutchings
Presenter (Let's Move!): Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer (Let's Move!): Brian Scott-Hughes
Writer/presenter (The Music Box): Sandra Kerr
Presenter (See for Yourself): Edward Kelsey
Producer (See for Yourself): Colin Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


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

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior

by JIM ELDRIDGE starring and 3: Barn Dance featuring and When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, King Street discovers a new and exciting spectator-sport.


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
Mr Holliday, Deputy Head: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone, School Secretary: Margaret John
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Wix: Marcia Warren
Mrs Keeffe: Carol Hawkins
Mr Singh: Renu Setna
Tommy: Desmond Askew
Mandy: Julie Newell
Sundeep: Robert Lynam
Danny: Leon Hamilton

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Old Favourites Presented by HEDLI NIKLAUS Storyteller JACK MAY Today's story: The Elves and the Shoemaker adapted by GRANT CATHRO Script by LEE PRESSMAN Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo
2.5 Playtime This is Me Presented by LIZ WATTS and TONY AITKEN Producer SARAH STRANGE Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20 am)
2.20 Sciencescope 1: Moving Muscles Producer JULIAN COLEMAN Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Last Wolf by ALAN JENKINS Series producer PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)


Presented By: Hedli Niklaus
Unknown: Jack May
Adapted By: Grant Cathro
Script By: Lee Pressman
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Liz Watts
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Producer: Sarah Strange
Producer: Julian Coleman
Unknown: Alan Jenkins
Producer: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray This Englishman 's Home is a Castle: buying a historic castle is the stuff that dreams are made of, but Leslie and Yvonne Millner have made it a reality. Ann Morris visited them in Belgium.
Five Tales of Suspense by CELLA DALE abridged by JACK SINGLETON 1: Moon Daisy
Read by David McAlister
'Pale in the starlight I saw a girl standing on the edge of the reeds. My heart gave a thump, for she looked like a ghost standing there....'
(Music: Hindemith's Kleine Kammermusik)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Yvonne Millner
Unknown: Ann Morris
Unknown: Cella Dale
Abridged By: Jack Singleton
Read By: David McAlister
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Village Fete by PETER TINNISWOOD. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Phil Longman Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Phil Longman
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Quote.... Unquote

Cannot come, lie follows.
The last in the present series of questions about quotations. Chairman Nigel Rees is joined by Eric Anderson , Headmaster of Eton
Steve Race, musical expert
Ann Mallalieu , campaigning lawyer, and Michael Aspel , broadcaster and TV presenter
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: Michael Aspel
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

: Kipling and the Sea

Selections from the poetry and prose Of RUDYARD KIPLING (Details on Friday at 4.5pm) 0 HEAR THIS! page 10

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

Exit Miss Potter by CAROLYN SALLY JONES with
Beatrice Potter , Mrs Sydney Webb as she is better known, was a leading figure in the Fabian Society. Bom in the 1850s, surrounded by some of the greatest intellectual eccentrics of her time, she emerged as a great beauty and a charismatic leader.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 10


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Unknown: Beatrice Potter
Unknown: Mrs Sydney Webb
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Beatrice Potter: Moir Leslie
Beatrice (as a child): Bonnie Andrews
Mr Potter: Alan Rowe
Laurencina Potter: Romy Baskerville
Maggie Potter: Joanna MacKie
Kate Potter: Linda Gardner
Martha: Ann Rye
Sydney Webb: Brian Hewlett
George Bernard Shaw: Sean Barrett
Joseph Chamberlain: Stuart Organ
Sir Herbert Spencer: Ronald Herdman
IZZy: Valerie Windsor

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Hottentot Room by CHRISTOPHER HOPE abridged in 12 episodes byjACKSCOTNEY

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod including a special report from West Germany on the run-up to the Parliamentary elections next Sunday.


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Advanced-level English Marlowe and the Devil Stereo (e)

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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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