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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The River Torridge in Devon was filthy - now the local water authority and farmers are helping to clean it. A report on the return of the fish. Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Trevor Hubbard

: Prelude

A selection of seasonal music Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Life's Rich Pageant

Part 5

: News

: After Henry

The End of a Chapter
'The status quo does suit me rather well.'
Stereo (R)


Julian: Jasper Jacob

: Epitaph for Elvin

In 1970, adventurer
John Ridgway set out to explore the Apurimac river in Peru. His pilot was Elvin Berg , a young Norwegian.
Some years later. Elvin was murdered by Maoist guerrillas, and his 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, was left an orphan without hope.
Anne Brown tells how John and Marie-Christine Ridgway set out to adopt Elizabeth. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised


Unknown: John Ridgway
Unknown: Elvin Berg
Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Marie-Christine Ridgway

: A Tradition of Sympathy

5: Outside Looking In
A patient with a suspected liver problem is investigated swiftly and painlessly by ultrasound. Does the future look more comfortable for patients and more efficient for the NHS? Stereo (R) revised

: Uncle Mort's North Country

Last of five episodes Beside the Seaside.

: Daily Service

What cheer (Walton); New Year Carol (Britten); Revelation 21, vv 1-7; Joy to the world (Rutter) Stereo

: Viva Verdi!

with Daniel Massey as Verdi Act 3: The Maestro with Clifford Norgate ,
Crawford Logan. Manning Wilson and Nigel Graham Technical presentation by ROBIN CHERRY with MARTIN HOLLISTER and ANNE-MARIE WARMINGTON Stereo


Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Crawford Logan.
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Martin Hollister

: Nation of Shopkeepers

5: A Wine Merchant's in Shipston-on-Stour run by Tom Abel


Unknown: Tom Abel
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Starring Leslie Willey

4: The Rehearsals

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Snow Queen Storyteller HANNAH GORDON 5: Gerda Saves Kai Stereo


Unknown: Storyteller Hannah Gordon

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Belfast
Celebrate New Year's Day with an Irish blend of good humour and good music.
Story: Mr Bostock 's Backsliding by ARTHUR MORRISON abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Robert Lang
'Mr Bostock was a person of that peculiar stainlessness which is only to be observed in a London suburb of the highest respectability. Every admirer of the female sex will at once perceive that there was a Mrs Bostock to whom much of this perfection was due....' BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Mr Bostock
Unknown: Arthur Morrison
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Robert Lang
Read By: Mr Bostock
Unknown: Mrs Bostock

: The Pickwick Papers

A Matter of Principle
Last of eight episodes. Stereo

: The Burkiss Way

Lesson 39: Repeat Yourself the Burkiss Way... the Burkiss Way... the Burkiss Way... Stereo (R)

: Look, I Escaped

Kaleidoscope shakes itself up and takes a lighthearted look at the arts with Paul Allen. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Paul Allen.
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Profile

From Favela to Farm Street A portrait of the Jesuit,
Fr Michael A. E. Campbell -Johnston, SJ
Presented by Julie Loyd Producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Fr Michael A. E. Campbell
Presented By: Julie Loyd

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Last of seven episodes
The Hundred and Oneth Dalmatian. Stereo


Unknown: Oneth Dalmatian.

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you, the customer. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer ANNE HOWELLS. Sterpe


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells.

: Any Questions?

Esther Rantzen Jeffrey Archer Lady Phillips and Arthur Marshall answer questions raised by an audience in Pangbourne, Berkshire
Chairman Sue MacGregor
BBC Bristol


Panellist: Esther Rantzen
Panellist: Jeffrey Archer
Panellist: Lady Phillips
Panellist: Arthur Marshall
Chairman: Sue McGregor
Producer: Carole Stone

: Can You Hear Me, Mother?

An appreciation of Sandy Powell by Peter Tinniswood
Sandy Powell can rightly claim a unique place in broadcasting history with the creation of the first radio catchphrase. It was coined in the days before the Great War when the 16-year-old Rotherham lad formed a music-hall duo with his mother Lillian. For writer Peter Tinniswood , Sandy Powell was a particular inspiration. He was one of the great northern comedians who married the broad weft and warp of working-class comedy with the subtle, refined, surrealistic comic insights of Pirandello. lonesco and Stoppard.


Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Love it or loathe it, Ravel's Bolero is one of the most performed pieces in the concert repertoire.
For conductor Bramwell Tovey it's full of great moments; Jack Brymer thinks it's like being hit behind the ear with a sock full of wet sand.
Stereo (R)


Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
Unknown: Jack Brymer

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of My Life (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Woman's Touch

Mitsuko Uchida plays piano music by Mozart. Stereo records (R)


Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida

: The Teeth of Abbot Thomas

by Stephen Sheridan.
Settle down by the fire and prepare yourself for this rib-tickling, toe-curling tale of orthodontic outrage. Learn of the ghastly secret that lies behind a set of wooden false teeth.
Also featuring Phil Nice, John Baddeley, Caroline Gruber and Stephen Tompkinson.
Producer Don Patterson. Stereo


Writer: Stephen Sheridan
Unknown: Phil Nice
Unknown: John Baddeley.
Unknown: Caroline Gruber
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson
Producer: Don Patterson.
Abbot: Alfred Marks
Dr Bonteen: Robert Bathurst
Uncle Montague: Jonathan Adams
Mrs Halliday: Denlse Coffey
Stump: Bill Wallis

: '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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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