Programme Index

Discover 10,246,989 listings and 242,815 playable programmes from the BBC

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By:
John Timpson
Presented By:
Brian Redhead
Unknown:
Roger Parry
Read By:
Peter Donaldson

Sailing
Can you learn to sail at any age? What sort of a boat should you buy if you've got a young family? How dangerous a sport is it? What doyoudoifthe boat capsizes?
Sue Richards, sailing instructor at the National Sailing Centre, Cowes, and John Driscoll ,
National Sailing Coach for the Royal Yachting Association, Join Jenni Mills to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

Contributors

Unknown:
John Driscoll
Unknown:
Join Jenni Mills

by R. A. FRENCH
"The happiest times of my life were spent here on winter afternoons. The fire bright in the grate. Unlimited tea and cake. We'd read plays, discuss novels.' ... But Major Hayes's friendly visit to his old English teacher isn t quite what it seems.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
R. A.
Directed By:
Matthew Walters
Mr Henty:
John Horsley
Major Hayes:
Adrian Egan
Grace:
Barbara Atkinson

Jim Flegg , David Streeter and Keith Corbett tackle questions put by an audience in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown:
Jim Flegg
Unknown:
David Streeter
Unknown:
Keith Corbett
Presented By:
Derek Jones
Producer:
John Harrison

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Second Round: North
Chairman Robert Robinson Kenneth Burton
(assistant travel manager)
Patrick Rye (British Telecom accounts clerk)
DrWeland Stone
(consultant physician) Eric Hookway
(local government officer) The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILUES Producer RICHARD EDIS
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Robinson
Unknown:
Kenneth Burton
Unknown:
Eric Hookway
Unknown:
John P. Wynn
Producer:
Richard Edis

Introduced by Sue MacGregor SinglenessWhich best
Selfish or sensible? Which best describes those who live alone? jenny DANKS investigates the single state, with those who have chosen it and those who have had it thrust upon them. Joanna Godden (2)

Contributors

Unknown:
MacGregor Singlenesswhich
Unknown:
Joanna Godden

To Mine Own Self by PAM TICKELL
Constance idolises her husband and dreams of a perfect marriage, but one evening she witnesses an event which is to change her whole life.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown:
Pam Tickell
Directed By:
Martin Jenkins.
Constance:
Helena Breck
Edward:
Christopher Scott
Ellen:
Helen Worth
Mama:
Tessa Worsley
James:
Simon Hewitt
Emily:
Lucinda Smith
Clarence:
David Learner
Mary-Jane:
Karen Archer

More and more young people are being tempted to experiment with heroin. Some become firm addicts and for them the consequences are severe. But how can they be helped, and what kind of experience are they likely to go through?
Frances Donnelly talks to former addicts and to people who work in treatment centres about the process of breaking the habit. For anyone caught up in heroin the real problem is not so much to cleanse the body as to commit the mind - to face reality and take charge.
As one man puts it: 'I liked being not myself.
Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS ● HELPLINES: page 77

Contributors

Talks:
Frances Donnelly

In 1956 Gordon Cooper was among the youngsters at Ellison Street Junior School photographed after passing their 11-plus exam.
This year they will be 40, having lived their lives in the welfare state introduced by the 1945 Labour Government.
Brought up on free milk and orange juice, they were the promise of post-war Britain - but what kind of people did that promise produce? What effects did the social, cultural and economic changes of the 60s and 70s have on their attitudes, actions and beliefs? In the second of four programmes Gordon talks to his class-mates about their education, and asks a former teacher from Ellison Street, Neville West, how typical their experiences have been.

Contributors

Presenter:
Gordon Cooper
Interviewee:
Neville West
Producer:
Sarah Rowlands

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]tines open 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large SAEsfor a year's supply)

Contributors

Presented By:
Peter White

Foreign Affairs by ALISON LURIE abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN MAHON
Read by HELEN HORTON and KERRY SHALE (12)
Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(Starting tomorrow: Young Gemini by Alec McCowen )

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Lurie
Unknown:
Doreen Mahon
Read By:
Helen Horton
Producer:
Maurice Leitch
Unknown:
Alec McCowen

BBC Radio 4 FM

About BBC Radio 4

Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio.

Appears in

About this data

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