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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

David Addis listens to farming records. Followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers.


Unknown: David Addis

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day with KATHLEEN RICHARDSCON , Chairman of the West Yorkshire District of the Methodist Church.
Readings from Psalms. BBC North East. Stereo


Unknown: Kathleen Richardscon

: Prelude

A selection of music. Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jennie Bond
7.30,8.30 News Summary 7 00, 8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with JOHN RAWUNG
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jennie Bond
Unknown: John Rawung

: The Week on 4

with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Christmas with the Savages

by MARY CLIVE abridged in five parts by DIANA TURNER
Read by Phyllida Nash (1)
Because Evelyn's parents have to be away from home over
Christmas, she is packed off to spend the festive season at an Edwardian house party, given by old Lady Tamerlane, whose grandchildren - the Savages - are to be present, too!


Unknown: Mary Clive
Unknown: Diana Turner
Read By: Phyllida Nash
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

: Hullo Children... Everywhere: Part 2

Jeremy Nicholas continues his celebration of the early years of children's record request programmes by looking at the period from 1956-62.
With contributions from Derek McCulloch ('Uncle Mac') and his family, Mandy Miller,
Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, as well as artists like the Playmates, Eve Boswell, Michael Holliday, Ping Ping and Al Verlane, Brian Hyland, Tommy Steele,
Reginald Gardiner, Alma Cogan and Danny Kaye.


Presenter: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Money Box

A Question of Money
More questions on personal finance sent in by listeners. (For panel see New Year s Eve at 12 noon)

: Morning Story

The Writer and Her Public by ELIZABETH RUSSELL TAYLOR. Read by Ann Morrish Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Elizabeth Russell Taylor.
Read By: Ann Morrish
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

God of Gods, we sound his praises; Isaiah 49, vv 1-13; Let all mortal flesh keep silence; Wele cawsom y Meseia. BBC Wales

: Down Your Way

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall - you've read the book, now meet the characters. Spike Milligan musters the ageing troops of D-Battery for a nostalgic return to war-weary Bexhill-on-Sea, birthplace of the Goons.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Spike Milligan
Producer: John Holmes.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Spike Milligan 15 January 2017

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Norman MacCaig. Readers HENRY STAMPER and DIANA OLSSON.
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Norman MacCaig.
Readers: Henry Stamper
Readers: Diana Olsson.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS
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 1AA


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen - linked by the miracle which is wireless - preside over a further programme of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the frontal lobes ...
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Brian Thompson and Michael Schmidt. Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Michael Schmidt.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

John Dowie reads It Is Cold by JILL TOMLINSON Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Dowie
Unknown: Jill Tomlinson

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests invite you to start the New Year with the programme that puts a female perspective on politics, places and people.
Serial: The Skin Chairs by BARBARA COMYNS abridged in ten episodes by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE.
Read by Susie Brann (1)
In the 1920s, 10-year-old Frances is sent to stay with horsey relations in Leicestershire - the Lawrences. While she is there, her father dies, which is to have considerable impact on the family's life-style.
(Music: Richardson's Roundelay) Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire.
Read By: Susie Brann
Editor: Clare Selerie

: The Moon of Gomrath

The sequel to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by ALAN GARNER , dramatised by DAVID WADE A weird and marvellously evocative tale of Celtic mysteries, elves, spirits and strange presences....
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Garner
Dramatised By: David Wade
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Colin: Steven Rendall
Susan: Jenny Luckraft
Cadellin: Neville Barber
Uthecar: Cliff Howells
Albanac: Tom Mannion
Atlendor: Ronald Herdman
Gowther: Russell Dixon
Bess: Judith Barker
Angharad: Joan Walker

: Kaleidoscope

Night Beat
It's early evening and the A and R night shift is about to begin. The men and women whose job is to find the pop stars of the future - the Artists and Repertoire - set off on their journey to clubland.
David Roper goes with them. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (R)


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Rory MacLean
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
As a special Bank Holiday service, you can phone in your views between
9.30and11.00amon[number removed].
5.31 Sports Round-Up Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Rory MacLean

: The Announcers' Challenge


: News

: The Archers

: J. Kingston Platt....

recalls yet more intriguing and revealing episodes from his lifetime in show business. The Rich Brothers
Written and told by Peter Jones Producer PETE ATKIN (R)


Told By: Peter Jones
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Science Now

: All Free Now

by Tony Bilbow, based on the novel Girl, 20 by Kingsley Amis.
With Robert Stephens as Sir Roy Vandervane and Christopher Timothy as Douglas Yandell
with Michael Dean as himself

'As you get older you'll find that absolutely straight-down-the-middle sex doesn't strike you in quite the way it did.'
Sir Roy's pursuit of something more stimulating wreaks havoc in his own and everyone else's life in this comic observation of the late 1960s.


Writer: Tony Bilbow
Based on "Girl, 20" by: Kingsley Amis
Director: Matthew Walters
Sir Roy Vandervane: Robert Stephens
Douglas Yandell: Christopher Timothy
Lady Kitty: Eva Stuart
Penny: Kim Thomson
Gilbert: Okon Jones
Meers: Geoffrey Whitehead
Coates: Michael Graham Cox
Vivienne: Joan Walker
Chris/Jimmy: Richard Pearce
Sylvia: Anna Mazzotti
TV/Radio broadcasters: Adrian Egan
Himself: Michael Dean

: Kaleidoscope

Shock Horror
'Disturbing' is a mild description of David Cronenberg 's films; mutant births in The Brood were followed by exploding heads in Scanners and the transformation of man into insect in The Fly.
Nigel Andrews finds out what's in the mind of the mild-mannered
Cronenberg as his latest film, Dead Ringers starring Jeremy Irons , is about to be launched on the British public - certificate 18.


Unknown: David Cronenberg
Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Producer: Anthony Denselow
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by THOMAS HARDY abridged in 20 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT.
Read by Kenneth Haig (11) Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Donald Bancroft.
Read By: Kenneth Haig
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor MARGARET BUDY


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Playing from the Heart

A family celebration in the words and music of the Goossens and Laurence families. Stereo

: 'am News

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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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