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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

A visit to the pioneering 'Farms for City Children' project in Devon, followed by a five-day weather forecast. producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV TREVOR HUBBARD BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Trevor Hubbard

: Prelude

Seasonal music. Stereo

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Brian Redhead , John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday recall the past year, and look forward to 1988, with some of the people who have become familiar voices on Today. Producer ROD POUNSETT including at 8.00 News and at 8.10 Today's Papers


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: The Week on 4

Peter Jefferson look ahead


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Life's Rich Pageant

Written and read by Arthur Marshall (2)
'In my last winter term at Stirling Court something happened that was profoundly to influence my life. I made everybody laugh....'
(First broadcast in 'Woman's Hour')


Read By: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: After Henry

Wedding Bells Stereo (R)

: Andrew [text removed]'s First Birthday

Andrew is 14 years old, but was officially adopted only one year ago. So now he celebrates his first birthday with his new parents, Mr and Mrs [text removed]. Jenny Cuffe tells the story of Andrew from the time he was abandoned by his mother at the age of 2 1/2 through his experience of fostering, to the advertising process which led to his adoption.


Unknown: Mrs [text removed]
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Susan Denny

: A Tradition of Sympathy

Five programmes eavesdropping on the wards, clinics and corridors of London's Middlesex Hospital. 1: A Family Affair
Children with growth disorders come from all over the country to be seen as outpatients.
Meanwhile, among the children up on the ward are those with cancer. Both situations make very special demands on the staff and families concerned. Producer ALISON RICHARDS Stereo (R) revised


Producer: Alison Richards

: Uncle Mort's North Country

The first of five parts
Carter was given a week off work. So he decided he would spend the time taking day trips in his car. Uncle Mort went with him. This is what happened. 1: Par for the Course
Narrator Christian Rodska Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Peter Skellern

: Daily Service

from the Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire, introduced by The Rev Andrew McLellan.
Angels from the realms of glory; Unto us is born a Son; See in yonder manger low BBC Scotland


Unknown: Andrew McLellan.

: Viva Verdi!

An operatic life in three acts
Act 1: The Life of a Galley Slave with Geoffrey Matthews
Crawford Logan , John Rye Manning Wilson and Rosalind Shanks
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Directed By: John Powell.
Giuseppe Verdi: Daniel Massey

: Nation of Shopkeepers

Supermarkets and chain stores may dominate the high street, but some small businesses still survive. Throughout this week John Waite reports on the personality and perspicacity which enable five particular shops to thrive in a highly competitive marketplace. 1: A Pet Shop in Stockport Wings and Fins run by Alan and Wendy Towe Producer SHARON BANOFF
● HEAR THIS! page 20


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Wendy Towe
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Hancock's Half Hour

starring Tony Hancock with Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams in The Threatening Letters
WALLY STOTT AND HIS ORCHESTRA (First broadcast May 1958)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Wally Stott

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Snow Queen by HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN adapted by GUY HUTCHINGS Storyteller Hannah Gordon 1: Kai Sees the Snow Queen Stereo (R)


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen
Adapted By: Guy Hutchings
Unknown: Hannah Gordon

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that's topical and timeless, practical, personal and political, find out how to get your money back on unwanted presents and broken toys - and discover what items are most frequently returned.

: The Pickwick Papers

4: Perambulations and Proposals

: The Burkiss Way

The smash-hit TV series from the 70s now in five seasonal bits. Starring the Intermission and, from the four corners of Croydon, Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris Lesson 42:
The Man from the Burkiss Way Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK Producer


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick

: A Coiled Spoke

Kaleidoscope shakes itself up and takes a lighthearted look at the arts with special commissions, reviews from listeners and a quiz.
Each afternoon this week Paul Allen talks to artists on the way up and to people in the arts who are never interviewed, and David Roper follows up news stories of the year. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Talks: Paul Allen
Talks: David Roper
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Profile

A series of daily personal portraits in conversation, recollection and anecdote. Today, the star
Lulu talks with John Parry. Producer HOWARD ROGERS


Unknown: John Parry.
Producer: Howard Rogers

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Simon Vance

: The Hundred and One Dalmatians

3: Cross Country

: Murder at the Red October

Episode 2

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Inside Job

In the third of six programmes Phil Smith listens to the policemen and -women.


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Crime at Christmas: Smallbone Deceased

by Michael Gilbert, dramatised by Nesta Pain
With Hywel Bennett as Inspector Hazelrigg, Dominic Guard as Henry Bohun, John Rye as John Cove and Jill Simcox as Miss Cornel

At first, Marcus Smallbone's disappearance causes irritation in that eminent firm of solicitors, Horniman, Birley and Craine. But when his body is found in one of their deed-boxes, irritation turns to fear as the staff come under suspicion....
("Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy" by Freeman Wills Crofts, tomorrow at 7.45pm)


Author: Michael Gilbert
Dramatised by: Nesta Pain
Director: Glyn Dearman
Inspector Hazlerigg: Hywel Bennett
Henry Bohun: Dominic Guard
John Cove: John Rye
Miss Cornel: Jill Simcox
Anne Mildmay: Jenny Funnell
Bob Horniman: Andrew Branch
Mr Birley: Peter Howell
Miss Bellbas: Susie Brann
Miss Chittering: Elaine Claxton
Sgt Plumptree: Andrew Alston
Miss Tasker/Mrs Mullett: Pauline Letts
Sgt Cockerill: Manning Wilson
Assistant Commissioner: Edward De Souza
Miss Magoli/Manageress: Sheila Grant
Gissel/Hayman: Brian Hewlett
Dr Bland: Kim Wall
Mr Mason/Manifold: Alan Dudley
Hoffman: Richard Durden

: Singer's Choice

The first of four programmes in which Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers. Today: Elisabeth Schumann Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (R)


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Kaleidoscope

A Funny Thing Happened.... David Roper talks to Frankie Howerd , his writers and his fellow performers.


Talks: David Roper
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of My Life by AUGUSTUS HARE (1834-1903) arranged in five parts by JAMES ROOSE EVANS
Read by Richard Vernon
A dapper little man, a snob, a confirmed bachelor, an excellent travel-writer, a witty storyteller. His autobiography has been described as 'the best of bedside books'.


Unknown: James Roose Evans
Read By: Richard Vernon
Producer: John Theocharis

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Funny You Should Sing That

examines some of the more peculiar comic songs of the past 100 years or so. Programme written and presented by Jeremy Nicholas Producer LAN GARDHOUSE


Presented By: Jeremy Nicholas

: Little Horrors

3: A Coward's Way Out
In which Griffiths, aged 13, persecutes Smail, aged 13, and the chapel tower becomes the solution.


Griffiths: Oliver Dimsdale
Smail: Charles Murray
First boy: Ian Warner
Second boy: Fergus Graham
Third boy: Jonathan Whittington
Schoolmaster: Peter Howell
Headmaster: Rlchard Durden

: eam 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.

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