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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with KATE COMPSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Compston.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead in London with Peter Hobday in Blackpool for the SLD conference
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7,00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.20*, 8.20* Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and CHARLES COLVILE in London
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: Today Letters BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Leaving Home

3: A Glass of Wendy

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

3: Growltiger's Last Stand
Read by Roger Daltrey. Stereo


Read By: Roger Daltrey.

: News

: Midweek

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Morning Story

Ex-Vice President Dixie Loon by HILDEGARDE WRIGHT
Read by Tim Reynolds Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Dixie Loon
Unknown: Hildegarde Wright
Read By: Tim Reynolds
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

nem, p 34; The head that once was crowned with thorns
(BBC HB 132); Psalm 16; John 20, w 19-23; Forgive our sins (bp 20) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (2) Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Sherlock Holmes and the Screaming Tower
2: Dr Elinvar's Elizir with CRAWFORD LOGAN as Holmes and MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES as Watson by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listening and Reading The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids from Grimms' Fairy Tales Read by DEREK GRIFFITHS (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Paddling in the Puddles by BERLIE DOHERTY. Stereo (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: John Taylor.
Read By: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Berlie Doherty.

: The Wednesday Feature

The Countryside in Autumn Mollie Harris introduces a selection of seasonal stories about the countryside. There's a demonstration in Somerset of ancient and modern ploughing methods and a visit to the New Forest, where the owls are now being released. Also, reflections on the life of the miners who worked Stonesfield slate. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Introduces: Mollie Harris
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Enquire Within

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Rumpole

The Age for Retirement
The last in a series of seven plays by JOHN MORTIMER.
Neither Old Bailey hacks nor south London villains grow any younger, and Rumpole receives a reward for long service in the Courts of Crime. With and The signature tune arranged by PETER HOWELL from Trial by Jury by SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Mortimer.
Arranged By: Peter Howell
Unknown: Sir Arthur Sullivan
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Hilda: Margot Boyd
Percy Timson: Alfie Bass
Noreen Timson: Peggy Paige
Det Insp Broome: Alexander John
Erskine-Brown: Brian Carroll
Mr Rowland: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Justice Vosper: Robert Harris
Vi Timson: Josie Kidd
PhillidaTrant: Amanda Murray
Bertie Timson: Michael Elphick
Fred Timson: John Church
Guthrie: Michael Spice
Judge George Frobisher: Denys Hawthorne
Uncle Tom: Patrickbarr
Henry: Haydn Wood

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake with James Naughtie at the SLD Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Down the Clyde Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM The weekly live radio magazine fortheunder-20s. Presented by jo WHILEY Stereo (e) Use the helpline to access database information on all available courses and training options throughout the UK. Phone in free on [number removed] Lines open from 2. 15-3. 15pm


Unknown: Clyde Stereo
Presented By: Jo Whiley

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the most powerful woman in British television: Liz Forgan - Director of Programmes at Channel Four. Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist (3)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Liz Forgan

: All Done in a Squeaky Voice

Joyce has been directed by the women's committee of the local council to explain to Ralph, the Punch and Judy man, that
Punch is too sexist and not a suitable learning experience for today's children. The trouble is that while Ralph understands children he doesn't understand committees.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Joyce: Liz Goulding
Ralph: Norman Bird
Tim: Christian Rodska
Mr Punch: Rod Burnett

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth continues his conversation with the poet
Gavin Ewart in the fourth of five programmes.
Reader GARARD GREEN Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Gavin Ewart

: News

: The Fire Detectives

Tuesday 9 August, 20.00.
A warehouse has erupted into flames. While the fire-crews fight to control the blaze, an investigation has already begun. In the middle of the smoke, flames and noise, 'the fire detectives' are trying to discover what, or who, might be responsible. Moments later the evidence may be destroyed for ever.
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill

: Kaleidoscope Extra

North Side Story
Opera North reaches its tenth anniversary this year, and Malcolm Singer reports on the progress of the Leeds-based company whose work has ranged from the opera classics to a huge community production of West Side Story. Included in the programme are artistic director David Lloyd -Jones, administrator Nicholas Payne and Richard Jones , producer of their latest venture The Love for Three Oranges. Producer LIS EDWARDS


Unknown: Malcolm Singer
Director: David Lloyd
Unknown: Nicholas Payne
Unknown: Richard Jones

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5,30 News Summary
5.20 Olympic Report
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Just a Minute!

Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Derek Nimmo , and Kenneth Williams try to stop each other talkingfor just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons.
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo (R)


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Callimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
KentonArcher: Graeme Kirk
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am)

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club: 4: The Prunestone

by Ian Brown and James Hendrie.
Starring Dorothy Tutin as Miss Walcott, Peggy Mount as Mrs Pidgeon, and Hugh Paddick as Sir Courtney Massingbird.

The two lady detectives visit Massingbird Hall, where they are surrounded by a sequence of queer events.
(Broadcast on Saturday at 11.00pm)


Writer: Ian Brown
Writer: James Hendrie
Music: Max Harris
Producer: Paul Spencer
Miss Walcott: Dorothy Tutin
Mrs Pidgeon: Peggy Mount
Sir Courtney Massingbird: Hugh Paddick
Stranger: Peter Howell
Horace: Jonathan Cecil
Mr Taylor: John Savident
Inspector: Norman Bird
Felch: Peter Howell
Barman: Anthony Jackson

: America - the Movie

A history in seven reels
Reel 1: The Birth of a Nation With the opinions of Kevin Brownlow and John Kobal and the voices OfDW. GRIFFITH,
LILLIAN GISH. CECIL B. DE MILLE and ROBERT ALTMAN Narrated by Christopher Frayling with Research and compilation by PAUL WELLS.
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: John Kobal
Unknown: Tom Mix
Unknown: William S. Hart
Unknown: Lillian Gish.
Unknown: Cecil B. de Mille
Unknown: Robert Altman
Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Paul Wells.
Script By: Christopher Frayling
Directed By: John Powell.
Frederick Jackson Turner: Peter Marinker

: From Sea to Shining Sea

From Boston to San Diego,
Sally Hardcastle travels across the USA talking to Americans about the last 25 years of their lives.
In this six-part series, they focus on the effect of the six men who occupied the White
House during the last quarter of a century.
1: A Time to Be Young
The final Kennedy months when the long summer of 63 was ended by a bullet. Producer DAVID POWELL
0 HEAR THIS! page 41


Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: David Powell

: Kaleidoscope

previews the American box-office hit Good Morning
Vietnam and reports on the Prix Italia radio and television festival.
Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer NOAH RICHLER


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Noah Richler

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase (8)

: The World Tonight

PresenterAlexander MacLeod with Peter Hill at the SLD Conference


Unknown: Presenteralexander MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Hill

: Open University

11.30 Rights and Wrongs of Modern Art
11.50 Arts Foundation Course: Revision

: A Taste of ...

3: Yiddish
Ray Gosling meets Tamara Held and Chris Hutton (R)


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Tamara Held
Unknown: Chris Hutton

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems Futures (3). Afterwards. 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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