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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
James McAllister.


Unknown: James McAllister.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Down with Skooll

and How to Be Topp by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle.
The fifth of seven parts read by Griff Rhys Jones. Abridged by Wendy Cope Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Geoffrey Willans
Unknown: Ronald Searle.
Read By: Griff Rhys Jones.
Abridged By: Wendy Cope
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: The Summer Strand

The last of the series with Charles Kennedy. Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo


Unknown: Charles Kennedy.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Frumkins

A tale of two wine shops: the first in London's
Commercial Road in the heart of the Jewish East End, the second in Great Titchfield Street between the West End rag trade and the media.
Eighty-one-year-old Aaron Frumkin has presided over both and introduces his family, his customers and his friends.
Producers Piers Plowright and Adnan Quine. Stereo


Unknown: Aaron Frumkin
Producers: Piers Plowright
Producers: Adnan Quine.

: Morning Story

A Bekkersdal Marathon by Herman Charles Bosman. Read by Stratford Johns . Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Herman Charles Bosman.
Read By: Stratford Johns
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Daily Service

from St Martin 's Church, Ballymacarrett, Belfast. Hymns: Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat; 0 Lord, Increase My Faith; Psalm 143; Lord Teach Us How to Pray Aright.


Unknown: St Martin

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Pleasel

Simon Rae travels to the Isle of Man to meet listener Geoffrey Crellin and to hear some requested poems by the island's national poet T E Brown.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Geoffrey Crellin
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

The team from the west, Jack Jones and Elaine Morgan , challenges resident Londoners Irene
Thomas and Eric Korn.
Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Londoners Irene
Unknown: Eric Korn.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Reluctant Samaritan: Tales of Old Age by Winifred Beechey.
'As in Miss Austen's day it was universally accepted that a young unmarried man with a house and a fortune was in need of a wife, so Mrs Girdlestone might have been beguiled into accepting a somewhat similar assumption with me; that one elderly lady living alone is in need of an even more elderly lady to live with her.'
The first of five episodes read by Pauline Letts. Abridged by Janet Hickson Music:
Bozzas Fantaisie pastorale Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Winifred Beechey.
Unknown: Mrs Girdlestone
Read By: Pauline Letts.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Unknown: Bozzas Fantaisie
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Thin Boy

'Who is the sane one,' asked the philosopher Bertrand Russell , 'the man who cracks up because of Hiroshima or the rest of us who remain unaffected by it?' On 10 December 1957 Claude 'Buck' Eatherly, ex-509th Squadron USAF, stood trial for robbing post offices. He pleaded not guilty by virtue of insanity. Written by Colin Davis.
Director Andy Jordan. Stereo


Written By: Colin Davis
Director: Andy Jordan
Claude Eatherly: Peter Whitman
The Writer: Peter Marinker
Colonel Tibbeits: Bob Sherman
Woman: Serretta Wilson
Thornhill: David Crean
Dr Ross: Mark Caven
Dr McElroy: Bill Wallis
Dr Constantine: Nigel Anthony
Mantooth: John Cassady
Henry Floore: Tony Sibbald
Gowan: Garrick Hagon
Mrs Eatherly: Catherine Nix
Scarborough: William Dufris
Mike Bartlett: Tom Hunsinger
Editor: Cliff Lee Taylor
Vachule: Stephen Graf
Kenny Wey: Nigel Carrington
Baldasaro: David Bannerman
Deac Parsons: Mac McDonald
Grennan: Anthony Donovan

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen discusses the poems of W H Auden ; talks to author
Ruth Rendell about the darker side of the London
Underground; and meets pianist Joanna MacGregor. Producer James Clarke


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Talks: H Auden
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Pianist: Joanna MacGregor.
Producer: James Clarke

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC. London W I A I AA


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

There's no end to the work at Brookfield.

: I Saw Three Ships

The final programme in which Clive Langmead joins crews who are not necessarily seasoned sailors but, for extraordinary reasons, are all in the same boat.
Something in Reserve Members of the Royal
Naval Reserve put to sea aboard a minesweeper. Producer Penny Afzal


Unknown: Clive Langmead

: The Monday Play The Active Citizen

Michael Duke 's political comedy is set in an illegal organisation's 'safe house', where there may be a 'mole' in the bedroom.
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Duke
Director: Patrick Rayner.
Callaghan: Stuart McQuarrie
Carmel: Alison Peebles
Taylor: Finlay Welsh
Chief: Ralph Riach
Ross: Sandy Welch
Derek: Robert Paterson
Doreen: Barbara Rafferty
Norris: Jim Twaddale

: Life with Lederer

In the last of the present series, Helen Lederer improves her job interview technique.
With Amelia Bullmore , Malcolm Raeburn , James Quinn and Victoria Finney.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Victoria Finney.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Stephen Jessel. Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Presented By: Stephen Jessel.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Berlin Days 1946-47 by George Clare. Read in five parts by Andrew Sachs. .. 1: Beyond Hate or Pity Abridged by Brian Miller
Producer Sue Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: George Clare.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Abridged By: Brian Miller
Producer: Sue Wilson.

: Fourth Column Revisited

The third of six programmes in which Simon Hoggart casts a fresh eye over some old favourite columns from the past series.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Ulysses

by James Joyce.
The 13th of 16 episodes read by Norman Rodway. Adapted by John Scotney Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: James Joyce.
Read By: Norman Rodway.
Adapted By: John Scotney
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: 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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