Programme Index

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Introduced by John Timpson and Desmond Lynam
Including at S.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at S.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news. At 7.0 and 8.* News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35*; and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 by CANON RICHARD BUCK.
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Desmond Lynam
Unknown:
Canon Richard Buck.

from 9.20
Indoor Plants - in the house and greenhouse
What do you do with that expensive indoor azalea once it finishes bloomingr And how do you keep those feathery heathers, so popular as Christmas presents, alive and wellt How do you get an African violet to flower? What causes bud-drop on a Christmas cactusf Or that precious rubber plant to droop and go yellowf In these hard times, how can the greenhouse be put to its best use, for flowers or for foodf William ' Jock ' Davidson, display manager of an internationally famous nursery, is ready with free advice on your individual problems.
In the chair Jill Burridge. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown:
Jill Burridge.

Operation Brogues by HADRIAN ROGERS
Read by Preston Lockwood
... he left the parcel on the table and made a cup of coffee. Then he lit his pipe. and, in pleasurable anticipation, opened up. But what was this? Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Read By:
Preston Lockwood
Producer:
Barbara Crowther

Presenter George Luce
Going Home to University: with the current crisis in finding living accommodation for students, MIKE HARTLEY-BREWER looks into what is involved in going on to further study while living at home.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind? Write to You and Yours, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA

Contributors

Presenter:
George Luce
Unknown:
Mike Hartley-Brewer

based on the original TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn
Enlisting the additional services of a bird warbler, a scarecrow and a flock of sheep. Captain Mainwaring and his men mount a river attack on Captain Square's HQ. featuring John Laurie, Arnold Ridley, Ian Lavender
with Edward Sinclair, Geoffrey Lumsden, Norman Ettlinger and John Snagge
Adapted for radio by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles
Producer John Dyas
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
12.55
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

Contributors

Writer:
Jimmy Perry Writer: David Croft
Captain Mainwaring:
Arthur Lowe
Sergeant Wilson:
John le Mesurier
Lance Corporal Jones:
Clive Dunn
Private Fraser:
John Laurie
Private Pike:
Ian Lavender
The Verger:
Edward Sinclair
Captain Square:
Geoffrey Lumsden
[Actor]:
Norman Ettlinger
Announcer:
John Snagge
Adapted for radio by:
Harold Snoad
Adapted for radio by:
Michael Knowles
Producer:
John Dyas

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Critic's Choice: MARGHANITA LASKI talking to CHARLES CHILTON about his radio features.
2.0-2.2 News
They're a Very Fascinating Breed: PHILIP CLARKE talking about small businesses.
Having a Baby Bedouin Style: PAMELA DONALD had her first child in a tiny clinic in the Arabian Gulf. Cookery Club: ideas for meatless dishes from JEAN NORRIS and MARGARET ROBERTSON. MICHAELKITCHEN reads Billy Liar (7)

Contributors

Unknown:
Charles Chilton
Unknown:
Philip Clarke
Unknown:
Pamela Donald
Unknown:
Jean Norris
Unknown:
Margaret Robertson.
Unknown:
Billy Liar

visits Rossendale, Lancashire
Members of the Rawtenstall, Edgeside and District Amateur Gardeners' Society put their questions to
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Questionmaster MICHAEL BARRATT Producer KENNETH FORD

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown:
Alan Gemmell
Unknown:
Questionmaster Michael Barratt
Producer:
Kenneth Ford

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race who also compiled the questions
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Edward J. Mason
Unknown:
Tony Shryane
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
Ian Wallace
Unknown:
Denis Norden
Unknown:
Steve Race

The motor industry is Britain's biggest exporter and a major employer of labour. The car is a blessing for millions, but it also creates problems and hazards in our environment with which we find it hard to cope. Ring Alan Watson to put your questions and points on the motor car - its benefits and its drawbacks - to Dame Evelyn Denington , chairman of the Greater London Council's Transport Committee and the Council's chairman-elect, and David Gent , deputy director of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
To promote a maximum flow of questions, [number removed](16 lines) will take them from 6.0 pm

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Watson
Unknown:
Dame Evelyn Denington
Unknown:
David Gent

1918-1939
In a series of 13 programmes James Cameron reflects two decades which are both history and living memory. 4: Happiness Time
This was the golden age, wasn'it, with a stable Conservative government set for five reasonable years. This was supposed to be happiness time. So a lot of people thought when the first Socialist government was soundly beaten at the polls with the help of the ' Red Letter.' But was it?
JAMES CAMERON finds some of the answers from the people who ruled the Empire and marvelled at the Empire Exhibition: who agonised over the problem of to bob or shingle their hair: who mourned the passing of the hansom cab and rode in the first Austin Sevens; who gaped at the experimental ' talkies.' and who believed that a vote for the Socialists meant a vote for Moscow.
Producers GWYNETH HENDERSON ELIZABETH BLUNT
Executive producer HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown:
James Cameron
Unknown:
Henderson Elizabeth
Producer:
Helen Fry

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More