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Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day With PHOEBE HESKETH
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters:
John Timpson
Presenters:
Libby Purves
Unknown:
Phoebe Hesketh
Unknown:
Pauline Bushnell

Personal Finance
How should I invest the legacy I've just received? What's my tax situation now I'm out of work? With interest rates at their present level, what's the best way to raise money? Is it worthwhile saving at all? At a time of economic stringency, it's necessary to make the best use we can of what money we've got. Financial adviser and presenter of Money Box, Louise Botting and tax expert Mavis Moullin will be in the studio to help with matters of personal finance.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown:
Louise Botting
Unknown:
Mavis Moullin

The special edition with topics suggested by you, the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only

Contributors

Presented By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
John Harrison

A new series in which Nigel Rees invites Robert Lacey Naomi Lewis
Christopher Matthew and sir Huw Wheldon to share their favourite quotations and identify some others.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER Producer ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Unknown:
Nigel Rees
Unknown:
Robert Lacey
Unknown:
Naomi Lewis
Unknown:
Christopher Matthew
Unknown:
Sir Huw Wheldon
Read By:
Ronald Fletcher
Producer:
Alan Nixon

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including
International Friendship: BRIDGET OSBORNE celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the International Voluntary Service in this country with volunteers past and present.
Games People Play: 2: Backgammon
Enthusiasts explain its fascination and some of its secrets.
Journey to Amritsar by JUDY KING , abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Read by Brenda Bruce (1) In the early summer of 1945 an army nursing sister.
Judy King , was given the daunting assignment of transporting a dying Sikh officer across India from Poona to Amritsar in the Punjab. The train journey was 1500 miles, taking two nights and two days. (Music: Mathias's Vivat Regina ) long wave only

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sue MacGregor
Unknown:
Bridget Osborne
Unknown:
Judy King
Unknown:
Pat McLoughlin
Read By:
Brenda Bruce
Unknown:
Judy King
Unknown:
Vivat Regina

Recollections of a professional traveller. In a series of five talks,
KENNETH MATTHEWS recalls some people, places and happenings in a journalistic life that hasn't all been on duty. 1: An Old Photograph Series producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Matthews

Four hundred years ago today, Edmund Campion was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. As he died, devout men and women were pushed back as they jostled for relics of tire man whom they knew would one day be declared a saint. His was a life of extreme contrasts - son of a bookseller, brilliant Oxford scholar and speaker, patronised by Elizabeth I and her court, first Anglican deacon then Jesuit priest, a writer who died a martyr.
Edmund Campion 's last months were ones of intrigue, masses said in the night, pursuit. betrayal, torture and extreme physical and mental resilience. His story is told by Libby Purves.
Producer TED GORTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Edmund Campion
Unknown:
Edmund Campion
Told By:
Libby Purves.
Producer:
Ted Gorton

Second Round 12: West
WOOTTON BASSETT SCHOOL, Wootton Bassett v Wales
TASKER MILWARD SCHOOL, Haverfordwest Questionmasters
TIM GUDGIN and PADDY FEENY Questions set by PAUL LIVESEY , NIGEL RICHARDSON and PADDY FEENY Producer
PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown:
Wootton Bassett
Unknown:
Wootton Bassett
Unknown:
Tim Gudgin
Unknown:
Paddy Feeny
Unknown:
Paul Livesey
Unknown:
Nigel Richardson
Unknown:
Paddy Feeny
Producer:
Paul Mayhew-Archer

'We doe intend to erect an Hospital for the relief of such Land Souldiers as are or shall be old, lame, or infirme in ye service of the Crowne...'
Thus on 7 September 1681 King Charles II issued his Royal Warrant for the founding of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. Three hundred years on, David Ascoli tells the fascinating tale of Wren's magnificent building in the village of Chelsea, with the help of those
Pensioners who haunt its archives and those, hale and hearty, who live in its splendid wards today.

Contributors

Presenter:
David Ascoli
Producer:
Helen Fry

talking about music Each week, ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT

Contributors

Producer:
Patrick Lambert

Please Give for the Blind A number of charities ask the public to support their work for the blind, and the public invariably responds generously.
John Roberts looks at the situation of some of the major charities for the blind and reports on how their funds are used. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30 10.0 pm

Contributors

Unknown:
John Roberts

includes a review of The Art of Radio Times - The First Sixty Years.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Book: The Art of Radio Times, £15.95 from bookshops

Contributors

Presenter:
Natalie Wheen
Producer:
John Boundy

A scries of six programmes 4: Night and Day starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey with Ballard Berkeley as Winston David Ross as Mr Pettigrew
Gordon Salkilld as Arnold Nick Maloney as Lewis and special guest appearance of Candice Barker
Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown:
Tom Mennard
Unknown:
Anthea Askey
Unknown:
Ballard Berkeley
Unknown:
Winston David Ross
Unknown:
Mr Pettigrew
Unknown:
Gordon Salkilld
Unknown:
Arnold Nick Maloney
Written By:
Rob Grant
Written By:
Doug Naylor
Producer:
Mike Craig

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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