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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Archdeacon George Austin
8.35 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Random Shots

The first in a five-part compilation of letters from the Shooting Times, 1870-1935.
Read by Michael Aldridge and Paul Eddington. Producer David Benedictus Stereo


Read By: Michael Aldridge
Read By: Paul Eddington.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Anna Massey , the distinguished actress, talks to Dr Anthony Clare. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Reading Aloud

Memories of Ralph Richardson
Michael Meyer describes the actor's rare qualities in a reading taken from his memoir Not Prince Hamlet.
Adapted by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Martin Jenkins Stereo (R)


Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Michael Meyer
Adapted By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Morning Story

At Brackus's
Read by William Roberts. Written by D J Taylor. Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo


Read By: William Roberts.
Unknown: J Taylor.
Producer: Adrian Bean.

: Daily Service

All Praise to Thee
(Engelberg, BBC HB
119); John 15, vv 9-20a; Jesus, My Lord, Let Me
Be Near You (Buriton); 0 Jesus, I Have Promised
(Wolvercote, BBC HB 360) Stereo

: Spinsters on the March

Peter Hawkins introduces the story of the National
Spinsters' Pensions Movement and its formidable founder, Florence White.
Readers Ann Aris , Ann Rye and Robert Whelan. Producer Gillian Hush


Introduces: Peter Hawkins
Readers: Florence White.
Readers: Ann Aris
Readers: Ann Rye
Readers: Robert Whelan.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: An Englishman in the Midi

Six programmes in which writer John P Harris talks about living in a village in the South of France.
5: La Télé
Producer Marilyn Harris


Talks: John P Harris
Producer: Marilyn Harris

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Out of Order

The political quiz.
Team captains are MPs Austin Mitchell and Julian Critchley. Their guests are political journalists Michael White and Andrew Rawnsley. In the chair
Patrick Hannan.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley.
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley.
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sarah and the New Baby Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

The Hollywood Code was introduced in 1930 to clean up the big screen. Kathleen Griffin finds out how Mae West came to be replaced by Shirley Temple - and why. Presenter Jenni Murray. Short story:
Come the Deep Water The first of four tales of the sea written by Elizabeth Batory.
Read by Sean Arnold.
'Slowly from the sea she rises clear as a moonstone....'
Music: Koechlin's Chant de /a Resurrection


Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Presenter: Jenni Murray.
Written By: Elizabeth Batory.
Read By: Sean Arnold.

: The House of Electric Power Production

As George waits to see a psychotherapist about his personal problems he talks to fellow patient Dennis. Into their chat drifts the voice of Viktor, a Czech pen-friend of George with a shared passion for jazz.
Written by David Luck.
Director Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Written By: David Luck.
Director: Dave Sheasby.
George: Chris Wilkinson
Dennis: Rod Arthur
Viktor: Christopher Kent

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which Matthew Sweeney is interviewed by Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader T P McKenna. Producer Alec Reid


Unknown: Matthew Sweeney
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Brother Sweeper, Sister Cleaner

'The Little Sisters of Jesus', a community of Roman Catholic nuns, together with the 'Little Brothers', follow the example of Charles de Foucauld , a French priest who lived and worked alongside the poorest people of North Africa. Bernard Jackson investigates the life of this modern religious order.
Producer Stephen Oliver Stereo (R)


Unknown: Charles De Foucauld
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Stephen Oliver

: Kaleidoscope Extra

From the Edinburgh
Festival. The first week's entertainers have left by now. Paul Allen looks at the week's new arrivals. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Tim Dee.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Niall Dickson


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Niall Dickson

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Quote, Unquote

The quotation game with this week's guests Sheridan Morley , Jean Boht ,
Humphrey Carpenter and Peter Porter.
Presenter Nigel Rees. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Jean Boht
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Peter Porter.
Presenter: Nigel Rees.

: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: The Teachers

: Talking about Music

Antony Hopkins explores a musical work or topic. Producer Christine Hardwick


Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Just Fancy

An edition of the popular comedy series which ran from 1951 to 1962, featuring Eric Barker. With Kenneth Connor
Deryck Guyler
Pearl Hackney and Denise Bryer. Music Peter Akister
Producer Charles Maxwell
(First broadcast on the Home Service)


Unknown: Eric Barker.
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Denise Bryer.
Music: Peter Akister
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: Kaleidoscope

Ray Bradbury writes about Hollywood in the 50s; Barnsley sculptor Graham Ibbeson captures Yorkshire characters in fibreglass. With Natalie Wheen.
Producer Lesley McAlpine. Stereo


Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Graham Ibbeson
Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Lesley McAlpine.

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Cloak without Dagger 3: The British at the Paris Ritz

: Tuning In

Three programmes in which Michael Bentine presents an in-depth historiographical analysis of the world of wireless.
2: In-Depth Questions, Shallow Answers
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bentine

: Open University

11.30 The New Curiosity Shop: Weightlessness
11.50 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450-1600

: Behind the Ritual

Ronald Eyre talks to young people about their faith.
Producer Merilyn Harris (R)


Talks: Ronald Eyre
Producer: Merilyn Harris

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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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