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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer tor the Day



Unknown: Michael Taylor

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With RICHARD QUEST
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: News

: Midweek withLibbyPurves

Not so much after dinner conversation as kitchen table chat
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expert knowledge of Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time- BBC,
POBox27, Manchester M60 ISJ Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefax page 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Goodbye Dolly byjOHNHALSTEAD
Read by Kathenne Pan -Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Kathenne Pan
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38; Happy are they they that love God (BBC HB 274);
Psalm 119, w 9-16; Matthew 19, w 16-26; All my hope on God is founded (BP 3). Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (16) Stereo (e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop Alfred, the King 2: Fighting Back byjOHNCOUTTS Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner
16: Ratbat and Tacooma s Tree Written and told by JAMES BERRY Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Upside Down by PETER FOZZARD (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Told By: James Berry
Unknown: Peter Fozzard

: The Year of Dreams

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968.
6: Innocence and Experience 'The young have grasped a Dionysian tradition of violence and irrationality and popularised it with all the electronic and chemical means at their disposal. They are forcing the species into orgy and excess....'
Jeff Nuttall , once described as 'the Dr Johnson of the Underground Movement', fulminates and ruminates on the turbulence caused in Britain when the ideas of William Blake and William Burroughs collided with the polished toe-cap of PC George Dixon ...
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Jeff Nuttall
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: William Burroughs
Unknown: George Dixon
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Loves of the Great Composers

Fritz Spiegl wonders how the Abbe Franz Liszt found the time for 1 000 musical compositions and heaven knows how many lady-friends.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Franz Liszt
Unknown: Anne Jameson
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family
Presented by John Buckley If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: John Buckley

: Fallen Arches


: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Crackers and the Duchess by VALERIE WILDING Stereo
2.05 WPFM Radical youth radio with a live mix of music, opinion, youth politics, innovative new courses and training schemes, new sounds and airtime for fresh new voices. Presented by GARRY CROWLEY Stereo (e) Call [number removed]/rom 2. 15-3. 15pm for more information on programme items


Presented By: Garry Crowley

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where men and women tell their own stories, Corinne Julius meets those shadows behind the stars: the understudies.
Serial: Smile and Other Stories by DEBORAH MOGGACH Five stories abridged by MEG CLARKE 1: Smile
Read by Susie Brann
'We had to wear these "smile" badges. It was one of the rules. It's American, the hotel. The first time I noticed the man he pointed to the badge. "Cheer up," he said. "It might never happen." I thought: it has.'


Unknown: Corinne Julius
Stories By: Deborah Moggach
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Read By: Susie Brann

: Just to Be with Dinah Lee

by HARRY BARTON based on the recollections of JOHN WILLIE BARKER 3: Dinah Afloat
VJ Day in the Pacific:
Lt Guy Lambert and PO Tim Straw sit on the hot steel roof of a battleship contemplating the years of peace that stretch ahead, when suddenly their ; vision of tranquillity literally explodes in front of them.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Harry Barton
Unknown: John Willie Barker
Unknown: Lt Guy Lambert
Unknown: Tim Straw
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Battleship Captain: Alan Dudley
Guy: Shaun Prendergast
MerV: Nigel Anthony
Dinah: Emily Richard
Tim: Peter Rumney
Stationmaster: Richard Tate
Movements Officer: Stephen Rashbrook
Liz: Sandra Clark
DOUG: John Keegan
Petty Officer: Paul Gregory
Pianist: Mary Nash

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to Fiona Pitt-Kethley about her life and poetry.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Unknown: Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Reader: Natasha Pyne
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Max Easterman Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Toni Morrison
For most of this century, the black experience of America has been defined and written about by men. Since the 1970s, though, the novelist
Toni Morrison has stood alongside Alice Walker as a major influence in the reshaping of the landscape of American literary life. Her most recent novel, Beloved, was judged a major literary event. In conversation with Christopher Bigsby ,
Toni Morrison discusses her work and the nature of being a black woman writer in America.


Unknown: Toni Morrison
Unknown: Toni Morrison
Unknown: Alice Walker
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Toni Morrison

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Fear on 4

A series of 12 horror and suspense plays introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black 8: The Face by E. F. BENSON dramatised by MICHAEL BAKEWELL In a lonely hotel a woman, terrified and praying for release from a mounting fear, is told all will be well - but it isn't, and she stands the prospect of coming face to face with the final terror.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: E. F. Benson
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Hester: Rosalind Ayres
Celia: Rosalind Thomas
Richard: David Goodland
Dr Baring: Norman Bird
Maid: Victoria Carling

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: Lenin of the Rovers

The thrilling story of Britain's first communist football club.
2: 'Frankly admitting a mistake, ascertaining the reasons for it, analysing the conditions which led to it, and thoroughly discussing the means of correcting it - that is the earmark of a serious party, that is the way it should perform its duties.' Starring
Written by MARCUS BERKMANN and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Written By: Marcus Berkmann
Producer: Harry Thompson
Ricky Lenin: Alexei Sayle
the Colonel: Ballard Berkeley
Frank Lee Brian: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Terry Trotsky: Keith Allen
Stevie Stalin: Andrew McClean
Des Frankly: With Tony Alias

: Medicine Now

: Who Owns Britain?

A six-part inquiry by Ray Gosling
5: A Foot in the Door
Commercial entrepreneurs reveal the principles behind their property portfolios.
They all trade in office blocks, hotels and shopping centres and what they own today may not be what they own tomorrow.


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer SALLY MARMION
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Sally Marmion

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (13)


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Flatness and Roundness
11.50 Lord Briggs on History
12.10am Music interlude

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Urdu Boliye! Spoken Urdu Episodes 9-12 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.

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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