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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers TIM FINNEY


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Michael Harding.

: 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 BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to get advice, information and insight into vour current concerns. Producer JENNY DANKS Lines open from 8. 0am

: Morning Story

Family by ERIC BEAN
Read by Malcolm Hebden
'I'll do my best, of course, but daddies are better at throwing little girls in the air and carrying them on their shoulders and pushing their bicycles and tucking them into bed.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Malcolm Hebden

: Daily Service

nem, pll9; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176)
Psalm 89; Luke 1, w 46-56; Forth in thy name (BBC HB 406) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Child of Her Time by ROY KELLY
'I can guess what you re thinking. The old story. I can imagine your knowing smile.
An adolescent female body ... It was nothing to do with mini-skirts or buttocks or breasts. It was Lucy herself.
A teenage girl has a devastating effect on the lives of a married couple.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBCManchester


Unknown: Roy Kelly
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Gillian: With Lynn Farleigh
Ian: Christopher Ravenscroft
Lucy: And Helena Breck

: For Schools

ll.OTime and Tune 12: Jungle Book Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
12: Robots and Machines Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Radio Club For junior schools (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison

: The Living World

Through the Night
4 0 pm Bewicks arrive
6.0 Floodlight feeding at Swan Lake
8 0 Huge flocks of white-fronted geese, wigeon, curlew and teal feed at night on the Dumbles. 9 0 Bewicks roost on islands. In the company of curator Mike Ounsted and duck/radio-tracker David Bell , Derek Jones spends a night at the Wildfowl Trust at
Slimbridge and reveals the nocturnal comings and goings of ducks, geese, foxes, rabbits, and maybe poachers! Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Mike Ounsted
Unknown: David Bell
Unknown: Derek Jones

: 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
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30pm) ('The Two Worlds of Joseph Race at


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

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mrs Mopple's Washing Line by ANITA HEWETT (R)
2.5 History Long Ago The Poet of Chu byBERLIEDOHERTY China in the third century BC (e)
2.25 Contact The Birthday of Guru Nanak (e)
2.40 Listening to Music 1(11-13) Rossini's Overture William Tell (2) Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Anita Hewett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor But is it Art?
A one-woman Shakespeare play, a fire-eating feminist and a woman who plays tunes on her nose.... three examples of the new wave of novelty performers who are baffling the late-night cabaret circuit.
Steve James meets them. Serial:
The Beiderbecke Affair (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

A fairy tale for our time by JULIET ACE
Alison is so pretty, so pert, so industrious, so witty and caring and loving; Andrew is so successful, so fit, so gregarious, so witty and caring and loving; and David and Jonathan are cleverer, more sporting and more interested and interesting then anybody else's children. But have the Goods become a little smug and what do the neighbours think?
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBCBristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Juliet Ace
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Andrew Good: Stephen Thorne
Alison Good: Elizabeth Proud
David Good: Graham Blockey
Jonathan Good: Julian Firth
The Whisperers: June Barrie
The Whisperers: Juliet Ace
The Whisperers: Trevor Nichols
The Whisperers: Paul Nicholson

: News

: Britain Revisited

Anthony Burton journeys in the footsteps of five literary travellers whose inquiring spirit found excitement in what to 20th-century eyes seems everyday.
4: Cliff-paths and Copper Mines Foot-slogging through Cornwall in 1850 with Wilkie Collins. 'You, who in these days of vehement bustle can still find time to travel for pleasure alone, patronise, I exhort you, the first and oldest established of all conveyances, your own legs...!'
With Anthony Hyde as Wilkie Collins
Producer SIMON ELMES. Stereo


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Wilkie Collins.
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40 pm)

: File on 4 Reporter Stuart Simon



Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory to the operating theatre.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Tuesday Feature

The Two Worlds of Joseph Race with Christian Rodska and Elizabeth Proud
'In England I began 1873 by kissing four young ladies. Now, in very different case, I begin my first whole year in the country of my choice.'
The country Joseph Race had chosen was China. At the age of 12, working from 5.30 in the morning till late at night at a lead mine in Weardale, County
Durham, he was one day in chapel when his heart was 'strangely warmed' by the ringing words of the preacher. Then and there he decided to become a Methodist minister himself. The musician, writer and broadcaster Steve Race tells the dramatic story of his grandfather, based on his diaries and letters.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo (Re-broadcast Friday 11. 0 am LW)
0 HEAR THIS! page 17


Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Joseph Race
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: In Touch

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]Lines open from 8.30 to 10.15pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London W1A 4WW (Sendfoursaes, 81 x 12, for a year's supply)
The 'In Touch Handbook' is available (mail order only) from: [address removed]. £4.95 including p andp, available in print, tape, moon. Braille edition available from late February.


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Tony Palmer presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Quarry (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography: Our Changing World Written and presented by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (e) Slide resource pack available
12.30 Xian Producer JANET WHITAKER and at
12.50 Yichang Gorges Producer LAMBROS ATTESHLIS


Presented By: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Producer: Lambros Atteshlis

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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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