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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Y Y Rubinstein.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Donald English.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: Sugar For The Horse

Last of five stories.
In Aunt Tibby we discover that just occasionally someone was able to get the better of Uncle Silas.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Writer J G Ballard talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo


Talks: J G Ballard

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Dear Diary

As the season changes, Simon Brett picks diary extracts for 4 September Vera Brittain finds courtship by correspondence difficult in 1915, Denton Welch tells how a cad is unmasked in 1943, and a post-war Mass-Observation diarist puts the case for having three husbands. Readers Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Vera Brittain
Unknown: Denton Welch
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Lin Sagovsky.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Daily Service

All My Hope on God is Founded (Michael, BP3); Matthew 6, vv 25-33; Search For The Lord (Inwood); A Gaelic
Blessing (Rutter). Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Music: Stephen Layton.

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 5.

: Woman's Hour

Anna Ford meets bestselling author and journalist Maeve Binchy. Serial: Fraud (4)


Unknown: Anna Ford

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Gardening Quiz

Questionmaster Stefan
Buczacki and team leaders
Norman Painting and Irene Thomas are joined by guests Jenny Seagrove , Glenda Jackson , Julian Pettifer and Pam Ferris.
Producer Diana Stenson. Stereo


Unknown: Questionmaster Stefan
Leaders: Norman Painting
Leaders: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Jenny Seagrove
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Pam Ferris.
Producer: Diana Stenson.

: The World at One

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial Miss Marjoribanks

3: Lucilla's Luck Stereo

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen with guests Anna Massey and Francis Wyndham.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Francis Wyndham.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits Bristol for an exhibition of the stone carvings and bronzes of sculptor Peter Randall -Page, and talks to Dick Francis about his latest thriller Driving Force.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Peter Randall
Unknown: Dick Francis
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: Short Story

Telling Stories by Maeve Binchy.
The evening before the wedding, Irene's husband-to-be turns up with a face as white as the dress that is to be worn the next day. Read by Joanna Myers.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Joanna Myers.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: A Hack Goes West

Dylan Winter approaches the end of his American adventure.
9: Road kill poetry, sandstorm and Oregon at last.
Producer Brian King. Stereo


Producer: Brian King.

: News

: The Archers

Pool-side fun for the Grundys.
Written by Graham Harvey. Stereo


Written By: Graham Harvey.
Phil: Norman Painting
JUl: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Allson Dowung
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Kate: Susie Riddell
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
William: Philip Molloy
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Nigel: Graham Seed
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Conn: Don Fellows

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Matt Thompson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Matt Thompson.

: Call to Account

British Rail
The last in the current series where Britain's leading utilities come in for a public grilling.
British Rail Chairman Sir
Bob Reid , Major General Lennox Napier , Chairman of the Central Transport Consultative Committee, and Jenny Kirkpatrick face a live audience in St
Mary's Church, Peterborough.
Donald MacCormick.
Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Bob Reid
Unknown: Lennox Napier
Unknown: Jenny Kirkpatrick
Unknown: Donald MacCormick.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: Stop Press

John Diamond presents a personal account of the week's press and the newspaper business. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

The Balancing Act
What happens when one actor lives with another, or when a composer's partner is a singer? Nick Baker investigates the stresses of being part of a couple within the arts.


Singer: Nick Baker

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Log of a Griffin Final part.
A Name on a Walnut Tree
"Simla has been in an uproar through the immense number of coolies collected to take our baggage down to the plains. Notwithstanding that we are to make a most imprudent change of climate from where the thermometer stands at sixty-two midday to where it ranges from ninety-six to a hundred, the Governor General has decided on leaving the hills before the rains set in."

: When Harry Met Ally

Last in the series.
Wedding bells ring for Harry Hill and Alistair McGowan. This week the boys fall in love with Hattie Hayridge.
Music by the Jonathan Gee Trio Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Unknown: Hattie Hayridge.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Great Political Speeches

2: Edward Pearce considers Aneurin Bevan 's rejection of unilateral disarmament in 1957. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Aneurin Bevan
Producer: David Perry

: 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.

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