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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Monday's ' Ten to Eight

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: TEN TO EIGHT

By Request
Listeners' choice in music and speech

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
Shortened and revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: EASTERN EUROPE

A series of four broadcasts
4: The role of nationalism today
Introduced by GEORGE SCHÖPFLIN of the Royal Institute of International Affairs with readings by DENIS GOACHER
Produced by Adrian Johnson
Broadcast on January 9 (Study)
A booklet Is available

Contributors

Introduced By: George Schöpflin
Produced By: Adrian Johnson

: SEARCHING FOR A MATE

At some time in life most of us start the serious pursuit of a partner in life
MALCOLM STUART FELLOWS examines the process with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Stuart Fellows

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 37
Behold, the mountain of the Lord (BBC H.B. 485)
Psalm 98
1 Peter 1, vv. 8-16 (N.E.B.)
Jesu, the very thought of thee
(BBC H.B. 322)

: OLD AND YOUNG

A series of plays on relations between the generations
2: What shall we do about
Mother? by Christina Laffeaty with Olga Undo
Old age brings many compensations to those who are loved and wanted: but to those who are not ...
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Christina Laffeaty
Produced By: Norman Wright
Stephen: Ian Thompson
Ann: Margaret Robertson
Laura: Noel Hood
Edward: Frank Henderson
The mother: Olga Lindo

: THIS IS BALLET

Its creators, its music, and its dancers
† CELIA IRVING interviews
Sir Frederick Ashton and plays records of music from
Les deux pigeons (Messager), Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky), and Daphnis and Chloe (Ravel)

: A COMEDY FOR TUESDAY

3: The Gardener by Heather Stevens
Cedric Trevis has a very unusual garden-bizarre even, as his wife complains to" a friend. And is he just concerned with growing plants?
Produced by JANE GRAHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Heather Stevens
Unknown: Cedric Trevis
Produced By: Jane Graham
Miriam Trevis: Noel Hood
Cedric Trevis: James Thomason
Mrs Boyce: Janet Burnell
Policeman: Brian Cant

: A MATTER OF FACT

A magazine of facts, figures, fancies, and frustrations with the help of experts, GORDON WATTS answers your questions
What's Your Grumbler spot
This week:
Public call-box vandalism
Quiz:
Secret agents of the screen Script by Tony Aspler
Produced by George Angell
Listeners' questions should be written on postcards only and addressed to: A Matter of Fact. BBC. Broadcasting House, London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Watts
Script By: Tony Aspler
Produced By: George Angell

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery voice and KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by Bobby Jaye
Last Wednesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by CHRISTOPHER CHATAWAY

Contributors

Introduced By: Christopher Chataway

: The Archers

Monday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' Benjamin Bear and Muffet the Kitten at the Flower Show ' by Ursula Hourihane

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Bear
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: LIGHT MUSIC

played by THE METROPOLE ORCHESTRA Conducted by DOLF VAN DER LINDEN
Recordings made available by courtesy of the Netherlands Radio Union

Contributors

Conducted By: Dolf van Der Linden

: NORTH AND SOUTH

from the book by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell adapted for radio in eight parts by BERTHA LONSDALE with Marjorie Rhodes , John Bennett and Judith Bradshaw
8: Pack Clouds Away
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Book By: Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell
Unknown: Bertha Lonsdale
Unknown: Marjorie Rhodes
Unknown: John Bennett
Unknown: Judith Bradshaw

: BUDGET DAY SPECIAL

Point by point, as the Chancellor of the Exchequer makes his Budget Speech, the special Home Service team in the News and Current Affairs studio bring listeners a continuous flow of news and explanatory comment, and reaction from up and down the country, including spokesmen for industry, finance, and the trade unions
Presenter. EDWARD RAYNER BBC Assistant
Political Correspondent
Economic analysis: WILLIAM M. CLARKE
Editorial Consultant to The Banker
Special interviews: REG ABBISS
BBC Assistant
Industrial Correspondent
Political reaction from Representative M.P.s and IAN WALLER
Political Correspondent of the

Contributors

Unknown: William M. Clarke
Unknown: Ian Waller

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS and RADIO NEWSREEL

Introduced by RICHARD WHITMORE and MICHAEL CLAYTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Whitmore
Introduced By: Michael Clayton

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news — The stories behind the headlines-Tonight's Name in the News-Scotland Yard Calling-South-East Sport
Introduced by TIM GUDGIN Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Anthony Cornish

: MARRIAGE LINES

A series based on the mutual love and mistrust of a young married couple Richard Briers as George Starling
Prunella Scales as Kate Starling with GEOFFREY SUMNER , DIANA KING PHILIP GUARD, CAROL MARSH
WILFRED BABBAGE , PEARL HACKNEY
Written by RICHARD WARING
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
Sunday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: George Starling
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Kate Starling
Unknown: Geoffrey Sumner
Unknown: Diana King
Unknown: Carol Marsh
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC SCOTTISH
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, Tom Rowlette
Conducted by WALTER SUSSKIND

Contributors

Leader: Tom Rowlette
Conducted By: Walter Susskind

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

Introduced by KENNETH ALLSOP BERNARD MALAMUD talks about his new novel The Fixer
ROBERT GITTINGS on three neighbouring poets in Sussex: Leslie Norris , Ted Walker , and Andrew Young
EDWARD BLISHEN on Ballantyne the Brave, Eric Quayle 's biography of the author of The Coral Island
ALAN GIBSON on Cornish stories and poems by A. L. Rowse
Produced by Jocelyn Ferguson

Contributors

Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop
Talks: Bernard Malamud
Unknown: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Leslie Norris
Unknown: Ted Walker
Unknown: Andrew Young
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Eric Quayle
Unknown: Alan Gibson
Unknown: A. L. Rowse
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's popular panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair.
JACK LONGLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: FOCUS

on THE MILLIONAIRES
On what is usually the grimmest financial day of the year, Focus takes a look at the people who can afford old masters, African safaris, private planes, pent-house apartments, and personal public relations officers. Who knows? It might happen to you!
Introduced by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Produced by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Introduced By: Edgar Lustgarten
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: TEN O'CLOCK

Part 1
The News

: THE BUDGET

The Chancellor of the Exchequer The Rt. Hon.
James Callaghan , m.p. answers questions from
COLIN JONES
Editor of The Statist

Contributors

Unknown: James Callaghan

: TEN O'CLOCK

Part 2
Special Budget discussion followed by LISTENING POST
† LESLIE SMITH introduces letters from today's postbag

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Silas Marner by GEORGE ELIOT
Read by ALEC MCCOWEN
Seventh of twenty instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Silas Marner
Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Alec McCowen

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Sequence
† IAN PARTRIDGE (tenor)
CHRISTOPHER HYDE-SMITH (flute)
CHARLES SPINKS (harpsichord) TERENCE WEIL (cello)

Contributors

Tenor: Ian Partridge
Flute: Christopher Hyde-Smith
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Cello: Terence Weil

: Closedown









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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.

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