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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers TM


Unknown: Finney Rebecca

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr John McCullagh

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6 30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7 20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns. Nick directs your questions and comments to the experts and policy-makers on everything from drugs to disarmament, justice to journalism, maternity to eternity.
Producer JENNY DANKS Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

The Killing of George Boot by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Rex Holdsworth
'I became really worried after the third threatening letter, and that's when I purchased the false moustache.' producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: George Boot
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Rex Holdsworth

: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; Rejoice, the Lord is king (BBC HB 128); Psalm 85;
Luke 15, w 1-10; Spirit of mercy, truth and love (BBC HB 163) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune
11: Jungle Book. Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move 11: Listening Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON Producer sheila fraser Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Radio Club Competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools Producer ELERI JONES (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes.
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Producer: Eleri Jones

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Parish Magazine: Third Edition by JOAN BAKEWELL with As The Rev Arthur Culprit addresses himself to the task of writing the latest edition of the parish magazine, he is all too aware that the storm clouds of feminism are gathering over his seemingly simple parishioners.
< HEAR THIS! page 10


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Arthur Culprit
Directed By: David Johnston
The Rev Arthur Culprit: Michael Aldridge
Mrs Culprit: Miranda Forbes
David Goodfellow: Stuart Organ
Amy Trevithick: Katherine Parr
Lucy Moffatt: Jill Lidstone

: The Living World

The Green Isle
Each winter thousands of geese and other northern birds find refuge on the Scottish island of Islay. It also has Britain's most thriving colony of choughs.
Michael Scott tries to find out why Islay attracts more than its fair share of birds.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears adapted by ANGELA GARNER. Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago Chinese Civilisation (RV) Narrated by DAVID YIP Producer JANET WHITAKER (e)
2.25 Contact The Newcomer (rv) Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Narrated by BARNABY GRIFFIN (R) (e)
2.40 Listening to Music 1: 11-13 Rossini's Overture: William Tell (1) With TERESA FINZI and DAVID HOCKINGS Presented by ROBERT PRIZEMAN and HELEN SPEIRS Producer BARRY GIBSON Stereo (R) (e)


Adapted By: Angela Garner.
Unknown: David Yip
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Written By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Barnaby Griffin
Unknown: Teresa Finzi
Presented By: Robert Prizeman
Presented By: Helen Speirs
Producer: Barry Gibson

: Woman's Hour

The Cost of Equality:
If you wish to take a case of sex discrimination to court, who pays the legal fees? Sometimes the Equal Opportunities
Commission can help. More often, it falls to the trade unions to bear the costs. But for most people there is no provision at all - and that means many cases are simply not brought. Sue
MacGregor chairs a discussion. Five Tales of Suspense 2: Business Lunch
Read by David McAlister


Read By: David McAlister

: The Afternoon Play

On the Yankee Station by WILLIAM BOYD with and The grim world of American pilots on bombing raids in Vietnam. Also grim are the bullying tactics of one of the officers towards Lydecker, a member of his ground crew. It is a situation which calls for revenge....
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo (R)


Unknown: William Boyd
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Lydecker: Peter Whitman
Pfitz: Keith Edwards
Cooper: William Hope
Pasquale: Arturo Venegas
Vietnamese girl: Mia Soteriou
Vietnamese barkeeper: Brian Smith

: News

: Britain Revisited

Anthony Burton sets out on a journey into the past in the footsteps of five literary travellers whose inquiring spirit found excitement in what to 20th-century eyes seems everyday.
3: Through Snowstorms to the Scaffold
Across the north of England in the 1720s with Daniel Defoe. 'This one trading, manufacturing part of the country supports all the countries round it, and the numbers of people settle here as bees about a hive.'
With Edward de Souza as Daniel Defoe
Producer SIMON ELMES. Stereo


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Daniel Defoe.
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am LW)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Tuesday Feature

The Making of a Quartet
Last year the members of the Medici Quartet performed the world premiere of a new work by William Mathias , his Quartet No 3. The BBC eavesdropped on the rehearsals, from the first rough read-through to the moment, weeks later, when
Mathias and the Medici wished each other luck. The programme provides a record of how four dedicated musicians came to grips with a new work that nobody had played before. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (e)
(Re-broadcast Friday 11. am L W) (The Medici Quartet play Mathias's Quartet No 3 next Sunday at 9.30pm on Radio 3)


Unknown: William Mathias

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Linesopenfrom 8.30 to 10.0pm
The 'In Touch Handbook; £4.95, is now available from [address removed], in print, tape, moon. Braille edition available from late February.


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer MARY SHARP


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Mary Sharp

: A Book at Bedtime

The Hottentot Room by CHRISTOPHER HOPE abridged in12 episodes by JOHNS COTNEY
Read by Jack Klaff (12) Producer A. J. QUINN


Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Johns Cotney
Read By: Jack Klaff
Producer: A. J. Quinn

: 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: Dr Faustus 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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