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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Brian Hannon

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters
Write to: Today Letters BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Kent, where members of the River Gardeners' Association put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant list and topical tips from Gardeners' Question Time are displayed on Ceefaxpage 188
0 INFO: page 100


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Hungry Ones by JO JEMET
Read by Harriet Walter Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Jo Jemet
Read By: Harriet Walter
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 71: God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391); The
Magnificat; II Corinthians 4, vv 11-18; 0 Jesu, King most wonderful (Bp 68) Stereo

: For Schools

H.OOSingingTogether Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (8) Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop An Adventure in Ancient Egypt 3: The Boy King by FIZ COLEMAN Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Listening and Reading The Bharunda Bird A traditional Indian story retold by BEULAH CANDAPPA (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer A Pig in a Wig byMARYHAYDON Stereo (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: Fiz Coleman
Told By: Beulah Candappa

: The Savage Wars of Peace

Tales of the British soldier sent abroad to keep the peace in the years after the Second World
War. Fighting insurgent and terrorist, he learnt to defeat them on their own ground in jungle, desert and city. JungleWarfare
'You could spend the entire morning getting to the first tree that you could see, slashing through the undergrowth. In the first of three programmes, tales from the campaigns in Malaya and Borneo are presented by Major General Sir Jeremy Moore.
Interviews recorded and compiled by CHARLES ALLEN Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Sir Jeremy Moore.
Unknown: Charles Allen
Producer: Helen Fry

: Three Tales

3: The Widow's Tale
Three women whose husbands have been murdered in Northern Ireland talk about their pain.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Crown House

A serial in eight episodes by PETER LING and JULIET ACE starring Jane Asher
Gayle Hunnicutt Barbara Leigh-Hunt Margaret Rawlings Dinah Sheridan
Martin Jarvis , Richard Pasco and Dominic Rickhards 3: it has been a time of celebration: Alice's brother Charles has got married, and her son Nicholas has joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman. The village fete at Ebony was held in the grounds of Crown House, and that night Richard discovered Jenny was in love with him.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Ling
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Gaylehunnicutt Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Unknown: Margaret Rawlings
Unknown: Dinah Sheridan
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Dominic Rickhards
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
Jenny: Jane Asher
Minster Family: Old Bea: Margaret Rawlings
William: Richard Pasco
Alice: Dinah Sheridan
Richard: Martin Jarvis
Nicholas: Dominic Rickhards
Caroline: Cara Kelly
Edith: Barbara Atkinson
Gina: Gayle Hunnicutt
Grace: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Sir Charles Bowyer: Geoffrey Matthews
Mrs Webster: Eva Stuart
Scott Hanson: Ian Michie
Louie: Simon Cuff
Nursemaid: Diana Olsson
Hawkins: John Samson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Tilly Mint Tales - Tilly Mint Makes a Frog-Faced Friend. Stereo
2.05 WPFM The weekly live radio magazine for the under-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 [number removed] (free) Lines open from 2.15-3.15pm


Presented By: Jo Whiley

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
Louise Aitken-Walker , Britain's top woman rally driver, as she gears herself up for next week's Lombard RAC Rally. Serial: Memory (6)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Louise Aitken-Walker

: A New Way of Living

A comedy by MARTYN WADE withand
Amelia and Des's marriage is one of friendly companionship although Des has long since decamped to the spare room. He is forced to come out of it when some rather dreary friends come to stay. The other couple behave so badly that Des and Amelia begin to see their own relationship in a new light. Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Martyn Wade
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Des: Ray Brooks
Amelia: Alison Steadman
Robert: Colin Starkey
Jane: Jennifer Piercey

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth visits the Janneau Poetry Festival in King's Lynn and presents poems read by ALAN BROWNJOHN. VERNON SCANNELL and CAROL ANN DUFFY. Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Read By: Alan Brownjohn.
Read By: Vernon Scannell
Read By: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Reporter David Levy


Reporter: David Levy
Producer: Stephen Sackur
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Actor Kerry Shale has adapted John O'Toole 's Pulitzer prize-winning novel
A Confederacy of Dunces and acts all the parts himself. He talks to Christopher Cook about the characters created by O'Toole in the setting of New Orleans.


Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: John O'Toole
Unknown: Christopher Cook

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
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

Half an hour of reports from BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Just a Minute!

Last programme of the series Clement Freud , Peter Jones Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams try to stop each other talking for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons.
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 Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: Face the Facts

: Up the Garden Path

An eight-part sequel to her novel starring
5: On the Side of the Angels


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Izzy: Imelda Staunton
Charles: David Robb
Maria: Martycrulckshank
Gwyn: Dafydd Hywel
Michael: Nicholas Le Prevost
Louise: Phyllida Nash
Bill: Neil McCaul
Mrs Armstrong: Phyllida Law
Mr Armstrong: Peter Howell
Daisy: June Ellis

: Medicine Now

: Blockade

In the early hours of 24 June 1948, the Russians stopped all road and rail traffic into the western sections of Berlin. They also cut the supply of electricity from eastern power stations to the west. The blockade of Berlin, which was to last for
11 terrible months, had begun. John and Ann Tusa tell the epic story of the blockade and of how the western powers transformed a pitifully makeshift airlift into a relief column of a size and scale never before imagined, but which for months stood on the brink of failure. Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBCBristol
0 FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Ann Tusa
Producer: John Knight

: Kaleidoscope

The creator of 'Bunter',
Frank Richards , is the subject of a new biography; and knitter of the year, Kaffe Fassett, has an exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE


Unknown: Frank Richards
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: A Book at Bedtime

A Far Cry from Kensington 3: An Anonymous Letter

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report, market trends.

: News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

12.30 French B Branchez-vous! (5) Stereo (e)
1.00 French E Horizons de France 2: En vacances Presented by MARC CHEMAU Stereo (e)


Presented By: Marc Chemau

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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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