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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
Michael Lawson.


Unknown: Michael Lawson.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. 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: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Playback

The last of three programmes recalling great radio shows. Beyond Our
Ken Bill Pertwee remembers his role in the comedy show that was a forerunner to Round the Horne.
Producer Tim Suter


Unknown: Ken Bill Pertwee
Producer: Tim Suter

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown
0 ●WRITE to: Start the Week, BBC.
London W 1 A 1 AA, with your requests for extracts from this year's programmes, for a special end-of-year edition on 30 December


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

from Clifton College
Chapel, Bristol, with the Clifton College Chamber
Choir. Led by Alison Bogle. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Stainer); A Tender Shoot (Goldschmidt);
Lord of All Hopefulness
(Archer); All My Hope on God Is Founded (Howells). Conductor Malcolm Archer.
Organist Anthony Pinel.


Unknown: Alison Bogle.
Conductor: Malcolm Archer.
Organist: Anthony Pinel.

: The Litmus Test

The caustic Blue team challenge the acidic Pink team to a light-hearted test of science. Nigel Henbest asks what sky-divers share with dandelion seeds, and what honey, strychnine and ginseng have in common. (Stereo)


Presenter: Nigel Henbest
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Bible

The first of five episodes read from the Authorised
Version by Robert Powell. Introduced by the Rev Dr Trevor Dennis.
Abridged by Gareth Gwyn Jones Director Niall Fraser


Unknown: Robert Powell.
Unknown: Dr Trevor Dennis.
Abridged By: Gareth Gwyn Jones
Director: Niall Fraser

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray .
Karen Deco talks to couples who have had a final baby after a very long gap.
Serial: The Sixth Heaven, Book two of L P Hartley's Eustace and Hilda.
The sixth of 11 episodes read by Alan Bennett. Abridged by Anne Rees Jones Editors Clare Selene and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Talks: Karen Deco
Read By: Alan Bennett.
Abridged By: Anne Rees Jones
Editors: Clare Selene
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby.
Lines Open from 10.00am


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: My Music

The return of the musical panel game. John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden. In the chair Steve Race.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Steve Race.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: 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
Writer: Peter Marinker
Colonel Tibbetts: 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

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Janey Buchan , Member of the European Parliament for Glasgow, to talk about her life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Janey Buchan
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen meets the authors and illustrators of the ecologically-minded children's book Ronnie the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, and looks forward to other children's reading for Christmas; and there's a roundup of recent record releases.
Producer Anthony Denselow
Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

Monsieur Oufle
A Victorian translation of a 17th-century story byL'AbbeBourdelot.
The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed Monsieur Oufle who believes he has been bewitched and turned into a werewolf.
Read by Timothy Bateson. Translated by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Monsieur Oufle
Unknown: Monsieur Oufle
Read By: Timothy Bateson.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh
●WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: News

: The Archers

There's news from the hospital for Phil.

: The Food Programme

So you think you might like to own a pub? Is it all olde worlde bonhomie - or a hard slog, with marital troubles guaranteed?
John Roberts investigates. With Derek Cooper.


Unknown: John Roberts
Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Oates after His Fingers

Following on from his Giles Cooper Award-winner The Pope's Brother, Steve Walker's play shows Captain "Titus" Oates in the year 2065, alive and thawing out in the Antarctic. What will the old-fashioned explorer think of an England laid waste by drought and famine, where everyone speaks with an American accent?


Writer: Steve Walker
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Oates: Stephen Dillane
Archie: Vincent Marzello
Europa: Lorelei King
Hendrix: David Graham
Edward VII: David Graham
Ma: Pauline Letts
Lloyd George: Sam Dastor
Dr Coombs: Charles Millham
Scott/Manfred: Nigel Carrington
Dr Fitch: Peter Penry-Jones
Strangler: Norman Jones
Jailer: Tom Watt
Parrot: David Bannerman
Hungry Fred: Colin McFarlane
Snooty woman: Irene Sutcliffe

: Never the Same Again

Four programmes in which Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis. 2: Mike and Margaret have been married for 30 years. Last summer, Margaret discovered that for the past six years Mike had been having an affair with her best friend.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat ' of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did byJL Carr .
/ Meet My Mother Again The ninth often episodes read by Hetty Baynes . Abridged by Neville Teller
Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Hetty Did
Unknown: Jl Carr
Read By: Hetty Baynes
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Radio Active

The Radio Activeteam with another selection of their past triumphs. Stereo

: 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.

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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