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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2. 00pm)

: Morning Story

Into the Unknown by DAVID MARSHALL. Read by Stephen Thome.


Unknown: David Marshall.
Read By: Stephen Thome.
Producer: Richard Wortley

: Daily Service

Introit: Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us (Grayston Ives )
Thine arm in days of old (BBC HB 382) John 5, w 1-18
God so loved the world (Stainer)
My song is love unknown (AMNS 63)
BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE . Stereo


Unknown: Grayston Ives
Directed By: Barry Rose

: The Wednesday Feature

Chasing Dragons Since his famous experiment with a kite and a thunderstorm, few have rivalled Benjamin Franklin for such madcap devotion to science. But the desire to understand natural electricity is still alive and triggering hair-raising research.
Alun Lewis joins today's thunderstorm experts in their pursuit of lightning.


Unknown: Benjamin Franklin
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Jackie Lunn

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together 2: Gasoline Alley Presenters John Asquith and Verity Ann Meldrum Stereo
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Wimbula's Stone
2: Betsy Goes Missing by ALAN RUSSELL. Stereo (R)
11.40 Talk to Me Why, What, Where, Who? The Doofernoui Goes to School by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R)
11.50-12.00 Poetry Corner
2: Cats and Kittens (R)


Presenters: John Asquith
Unknown: Alan Russell.
Unknown: Anita Hewett.

: One Night at the Opera

The artist, writer and cartoonist Mel Caiman talks to Monty Haltrecht about his opera-going experiences.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Talks: Mel Caiman
Unknown: Monty Haltrecht

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz The two teams are captained by Austin Mitchell, MP and Julian Critchley , MP in this light-hearted test of political knowledge. Patrick Hannan is in the chair.
Written and compiled by MICHAEL DINES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Harry Thompson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Bus That Was Too Big Stereo

: For Schools

2.05 WPFM 2: Politics Presenter Jo Whiley Stereo
2.35-3.00 SATIS Topics 14-16
6: Teachers' Programme Presenter John Gribbin Stereo
2.00pm LWonty Woman's Hour Jenni Murray meets Helen McGrath , General Secretary of the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers. Serial: Indemnity Only (8)


Presenter: Jo Whiley
Presenter: John Gribbin
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Helen McGrath

: Loose Ends

The Traverse Theatre's acclaimed play from last year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A runaway finds friendship of a kind in the Big City.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Stuart Hepburn.
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Callum: Forbes Masson
Spud: Stuart McQuarrie
Disc jockey: Stuart Hepburn

: Time for Verse

The fourth of five programmes recorded at the Salisbury Festival in which George MacBeth interviews the poet Peter Porter.
Reader PETER JEFFREY. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Peter Porter.
Reader: Peter Jeffrey.

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Dance of the Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess 's story A Clockwork Orange became a tough vision of the future in the film directed by Stanley Kubrick with a knife-wielding Malcolm McDowell ...
Now the Royal
Shakespeare Company is about to turn it into a musical.
Larry Sullivan reports. Producer JULIAN MAY Stereo


Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick
Unknown: Malcolm McDowell
Unknown: Larry Sullivan

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show with Dick Vosburgh Wendy Richard
Nanette Newman and Robin Ray.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN
Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.


Unknown: John Waite

: Medicine Now

: Classes Apart

: Shakespeare attheRSC

Four programmes. 3: King Lear
Compiled and presented by Linda Cookson with the voices of Cicely Berry , Richard Haddon
Haines, Desmond Barrit , James Purefoy and Amanda Root.
The director and actors talk about the recent highly successful RSC production seen at the Other Place and the Almeida Theatre. Producer COLIN SMITH


Presented By: Linda Cookson
Unknown: Cicely Berry
Unknown: Richard Haddon
Unknown: Desmond Barrit
Unknown: James Purefoy
Unknown: Amanda Root.
Producer: Colin Smith

: Kaleidoscope

The poetic guru of the 60s Beat Generation,
Allen Ginsberg , has his life told in a new biography; and London's Tate Gallery has a facelift.
Presenter Tony Palmer. Producer LESLEY MCALPINE Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Presenter: Tony Palmer.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Remains of the Day 3: Early Days

: Sweet and Low-Down

A six-part series in which Robert Cushman gives a personal view of New York cabaret and American popular song. 4: Some Cats Know With singers Louis Armstrong,
Ella Fitzgerald , Sheila Jordan , Peggy Lee , Carmen McCrea and Annie Ross.
Producer TIM STURGEON Stereo


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Sheila Jordan
Unknown: Peggy Lee
Unknown: Carmen McCrea
Unknown: Annie Ross.
Producer: Tim Sturgeon

: News

: Night School

Music: GCSE Assignments 5: Songwriting How to get started. Stereo (R)
6: Soundstyles Feedback programme. Stereo (R)

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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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