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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Anne Knighton. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Knighton.

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Bert Massie , Director of RADAR, the Royal
Association for Disability and Rehabilitation. Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Bert Massie
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe.
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Richard Harries


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: People Who Say Goodbye

by P Y Betts. Part 2. Stereo

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: Let It Be Sardinia!

The last of four talks in which David Bean traverses the island following the route marked out 70 years earlier by D H Lawrence. On to the Top
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: H Lawrence.

: Smash of the Day Beyond Our Ken

Starring Kenneth Horne , Kenneth Williams , Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee.
With Jill Day, and the Fraser Hayes Four.
Announcer Douglas Smith. Conductor Paul Fenoulhet Producer Jacques Brown (First broadcast in 1962)


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee.
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Announcer: Douglas Smith.
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Producer: Jacques Brown

: Morning Story

The Seventh Egg by Robert Dodds.
Read by Harriet Buchan. Producer Pam Warden


Unknown: Robert Dodds.
Read By: Harriet Buchan.
Producer: Pam Warden

: Daily Service

Unto Us Is Born
A Son (arr WiUcocks); Matthew 2, w 13-18; Lullay, Lulla (Leighton); What Child Is This?
(arr Willcocks).
Director of Music
Stephen Layton. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Layton.

: Far from the Madding Crowd

5: Autumn
'This woman is more to me, dead as she is, than ever you were or can be ... I should have married her.'

: Something to Celebrate

The last of five programmes.
A reunion for Oswestry boys and girls of 1965.

: The Food Programme

The programme casts an eye back to what our ancestors may have been imbibing over yuletide. Producers Mane Helly and Sheila Dillon


Producers: Mane Helly
Producers: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with John Harrison


Unknown: John Harrison

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
It was the age of bakelite and wireless, semi-detached homes and Hollywood musicals. The 1930s began in Depression and ended in War. The programme takes a look back at life 60 years ago. Short story from the 30s: The Standard of Living by Dorothy Parker.
Read by Connie Booth . Producer Emma Selby


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Dorothy Parker.
Read By: Connie Booth
Producer: Emma Selby

: The Ring

Is the traditional circus dead? A day with five people who don't think so, led by world-famous ringmaster Norman Barrett and recorded among the sounds and thrills of the Tower Circus, Blackpool.
Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Barrett
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: Ad Lib

In the last of four programmes,
Robert Robinson is in conversation with a group of taxi-drivers.


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: PM

with Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: Reading Aloud

In the last of three programmes, Angela Pleasence reads from A Diary without Dates by Enid Bagnold.
Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Enid Bagnold.
Producer: Sue Wilson.

: The Village

The last of five programmes presented by Nigel Farrell. It's a busy day for the doctor, and sad news as the hop-pickers celebrate their last night in Bentley. Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Chris Paling

: And Now, In Colour Xmas Special

Party time: you bring the bottle and Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck provide the songs and sketches. Precision comedy returns to the airwaves. Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Firth
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Michael Rutger
Unknown: William Vandyck
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: News

: The Archers

Written by Brendan Martin and Simon Frith


Written By: Brendan Martin
Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Skula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tom: Bob Arnold
jack: Arnold Peters
Nelson: Jack May
Sid: Alan Devereux
Katky: Hedli Niklaus
Martha: Mollie Harris
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Caroline: Sara Coward
Cameron: Delaval Astley
Lynda: Carole Boyd
John: Sam Barriscale
Kate: Susie Riddell
Bishop: Peter Howell
Lillian: Elizabeth Marlowe

: Pick of the Week

A selection of Christmas week's BBC Radio and Television.
Producer Tim Suter. Stereo


Producer: Tim Suter.

: The Moral Maze

A special seasonal edition. Michael Buerk chairs an investigation into the moral dilemmas behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes.

: No Son of Ours Will Be an Usherette

Stephen Wichhusen has a passion for the cinema - his mission is to whirr picture palaces back to life. The programme takes a journey to
Rotherham with him in search of a vanished
Producers Carole Rosen and Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Wichhusen
Producers: Carole Rosen
Producers: Piers Plowright.

: Kaleidoscope

For many years Britain has been a new home for writers, artists and musicians who have been forced to leave their mother country.
At a time of great upheaval in Eastern
Europe and elsewhere, the South African novelist
Christopher Hope meets cultural exiles as they face difficult decisions about returning to their native land.
Producer Tim Dee. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Hope
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by Leslie Thomas. The final part.


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.

: Year Ending

Join Maggie and Denis Thatcher round a Christmas fireside as they look back at an eventful year's news. With Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Thatcher
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: The Biz Quiz

Business journalists and city economists battle over the stories that rocked the markets in 1990. Questionmaster Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: Under the Weather

The second of three programmes in which climatologist Mick Kelly reassesses sound archive recordings on the British and their weather.
Today: the drought of 1976. Producer Beaty Rubens (R)


Unknown: Mick Kelly
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: 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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