Programme Index

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on BBC Radio 4 FM

Introduced by John Timpson and Paul Barnes including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather; at
6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.0 and 8.0 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 Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Timpson
Introduced By:
Paul Barnes
Editor:
Mike Chaney

Radio 4's open line gives you the opportunity to voice your opinions on political issues.
Ring Birmingham [number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners.
Producer Jenny DE YONG
BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown:
George Scott

investigates. Fair? Is it worth it? Are you well-protected? Points at issue for consumers. Presented by Roger Cook Producer ISABEL JAMES

Contributors

Presented By:
Roger Cook
Producer:
Isabel James

NEM, p 97; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Luke 19, v 41 to 20, v 8 (RSV); 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191) New Every Morning, £1.25 (hardback), 50p (paperback), from bookshops .

O'Fuzz
Written and read by John Morrow
Jimmy Gurney had met Lizzie one wet night in 1923. She had guided his X on a proposal form for a shilling policy naming her as a beneficiary. Which was where I came in, 40 years later, as an insurance agent collecting that weekly shilling. Producer PAUL MULDOON BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Read By:
John Morrow
Read By:
Jimmy Gurney
Producer:
Paul Muldoon

Recalled by Ian Carmichael Porgy and Bess
The words and music of GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN and DUBOSE HEYWARD are featured in extracts from this hit show that has won the triple crown of acclaim in New York, London, and on screen.
Written by MARJORIE BILBOW Producer BOBBY JAYE
(The Sunday evening serial will be repeated at this time next week instead of Tuesday afternoon)

Contributors

Recalled By:
Ian Carmichael
Unknown:
Dubose Heyward
Written By:
Marjorie Bilbow
Producer:
Bobby Jaye

Bryan Forbes , who is best known to the public as a film director, spends his spare time in a bookshop. He explains to DILYS MORGAN how he changed from being the shop's best customer into its owner. Producer THENA HESHEL

Contributors

Unknown:
Bryan Forbes
Unknown:
Dilys Morgan
Producer:
Thena Heshel

Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
Mysteries of Indian Cuisine: KAILASH puri reveals all.
2.0-2.2 News
Room to Spare: IAN BRADLEY reports on a new collaboration between schools and play-groups.
Picture Palaces: PHILIP WALKLEY mourns the passing of the golden age of cinema building. BBC Manchester
SHELAGH FRASER reads
The Secret Orchard of Roger Ackerleu by DIANA PETRE (2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Ian Bradley
Unknown:
Philip Walkley
Unknown:
Roger Ackerleu
Unknown:
Diana Petre

Story: Black Beetle and the Tins of Paint by JOYCE WILLIAMS Presenters AURIOL SMITH and SEAN BARRETT
Written by RACHAEL BIRLEY Producer JENYTH WORSLEY

Contributors

Unknown:
Black Beetle
Unknown:
Joyce Williams
Presenters:
Auriol Smith
Unknown:
Sean Barrett
Written By:
Rachael Birley
Producer:
Jenyth Worsley

The King Who Made a Magic Carpet
A play for radio by DAVID WADE , based on an old legend.
I have just set eyes upon the most perfect creature in my city! More than that. in my whole kingdom. I shall not be satisfied until this lily, this celestial rose is brought to me.'
Producer GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown:
David Wade
Producer:
Graham Gauld
King Hasan:
John Pullen
Zora:
Elizabeth Proud
Ahmed:
Douglas Blackwell
Goldsmith:
Lewis Stringer
His Wife:
Anne Jameson
Iqbal:
Peter Pratt
Abdul:
Fraser Kerr
Merchant:
John Gabriel

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by DAVID JACOBS Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol

Contributors

Introduced By:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Roy Hayward

Five stories by PENELOPE MORTIMER
Read by JUNE BARRIE :
5: Second Honeymoon
! They faced each other, both trembling. People glanced at them, noticing only a red-faced man and a well-dressed woman staring into each other's eyes .. .'

Contributors

Stories By:
Penelope Mortimer
Read By:
June Barrie
on BBC Radio 4 FM

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough
With PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news

Contributors

Presented By:
Gordon Clough
Editor:
Derek Lewis

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Soper Patrick Hutber
Sally Oppenheim , mp Dr Magnus Pyke
Chairman David Jacobs from Bedfordshire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
(Rptd: Sat, 1.15; Mon, 11.5 am) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at
7.30 pm) to: Any Answersf, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown:
Lord Soper Patrick Hutber
Unknown:
Sally Oppenheim
Unknown:
Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Producer:
Michael Bowen

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Ford boosts defence spending

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

President Ford mixes campaigning with governing as he backs increased defence spending. Show more

Bill Wallis , Nigel Rees Bob Kingdom and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH ANDREW MARSHALL and others Producer MARTIN FISHER

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Wallis
Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Bob Kingdom
Unknown:
Bill McGuffie
Script By:
Colin Bostock-Smith
Script By:
Andrew Marshall
Producer:
Martin Fisher

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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