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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Outlook reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.50 Weather; programme news
6.55 South-East News

: The News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook
7.50 Weather; programme news
7.55 South-East News


Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: Today The News

Radio 4's breakfast-time look at what Britain is getting up to this weekend - and what's happening abroad: presented by GEOFFREY WHEELER
Today's Papers at 8.45
8.59 Weather


Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents talk about the news. its background, and the people who make it
(Revised edition: Tues, 9.5 am)

: The Weekly World

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by WALTER JAMES


Reviewed By: Walter James

: ' The Pot is the Man '

Bernard Leach , one of England's foremost craftsmen in one of the world's oldest crafts, talks to PEGGY ARCHER about his life as a potter.


Unknown: Bernard Leach
Unknown: Peggy Archer

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 90: Dear Shepherd of thy people (BBC Hymn Book 259): Psalm 23; Acts 12, vv 1-10; Father of peace (BBC HB 488)

: Study on 4 Deux enquetes du commissaire Maigret

Stories by Georges Simenon for those who already know some French
Le chien jaune: part 5


Stories By: Georges Simenon

: Wiedersehen in Ansburg

19: Barbara muss einen Artikel schreiben
(Rptd: Wed, 6.30 pm R3)

: Reading to Learn

An approach to critical reading 17: A Divided Culture
Presented by FRED FLOWER
(For publications and associated NEC correspondence courses see page 58)


Presented By: Fred Flower

: Sports Parade

Introduced by JACOB DE VRIES
News and prospects of all the day's big events including:
Cricket: scores and flashes from the Test Match
Racing from Royal Ascot
Tennis: Rothmans London Grass Court Championships at Queen's Club
Athletics: Women's AAA Championships from the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Golf: Carrolls International Tournament from Woodbrook Golf Club. Co Wicklow, Eire Produced by JOHN HASLAM (Sport on 2: 2.30-5.45 pm)


Introduced By: Jacob de Vries
Produced By: John Haslam

: Brain of Britain 1970

A nation-wide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for this title
Chairman FRANKLIN ENGELMANN Semi-Final (ii)
BARRY DAVIES , Nottingham policeman
ROGER HAWORTH , Westmorland automation engineer
IAIN MATHESON , Ross and Cromarty, retired surgeon
Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants Devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Produced by JOAN CLARK (Repeated: Friday. 6.15 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Barry Davies
Unknown: Roger Haworth
Unknown: Iain Matheson
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: The News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by BARONESS STOCKS RUSSELL BRADDON
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from Henbury School, Bristol
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers* should be addressed to the BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR, marked Any Answers?


Unknown: Baroness Stocks
Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Campbell Adamson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre The Square Ring

by RALPH PETERSON adapted for radio by JOY HOLI.YER
An Australian play about boxing and boxers -their hopes, successes, disasters, and defeats. with DAN CROSBY , MAX OSBISTON and JOHN GRAY
Produced by FRANK ZEPPLE
An ABC production


Unknown: Ralph Peterson
Unknown: Dan Crosby
Unknown: Max Osbiston
Unknown: John Gray
Produced By: Frank Zepple
Danny Felton: Edward Heppell
Frank Ford: John Armstrong
Eddie Burke: Robert MacDara
Happy Coombs: Alastair Duncan
Rick Martell: Richard Meikle
Sailor Johnson: Ben Gabriel
Docker Starkie: James Congdon

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Marrbrie Anderson Guest: Joss Ackland The great snail race: PEARL JABRI
Bookshelf: JOAN YORKE and KELLOW CHESNEY on his book The Victorian Underworld
Press Conference:
IAN TRETHOWAN , BBC Managing Director, Radio, talks to ANNE ALLEN and PAUL FERRIS
DUNCAN CARSE reads Myself a Mandarin by AUSTIN COATES (Fourth of 10 instalments)


Introduced By: Marrbrie Anderson
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: Kellow Chesney
Unknown: Ian Trethowan
Unknown: Anne Allen
Unknown: Paul Ferris

: Down Your Way Kirkby in Ashfield

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Produced by PHYLLIS ROBINSON (Shortened edition. Wed. 12.0)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Film Time

TONY BILBOWdiscusses the new film categories with JOHN TREVELYAN and talks to film actors aod directors about censorship in general.
Written by LYN FAIRHURST Produced by BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Wed, 7.30 pm)


Unknown: John Trevelyan
Written By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: Listening Post

MALCOLM BILLINGS introduces 25 minutes devoted to listeners' own views on current issues
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The News

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday. 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

Introduced by JOHN MOTSON Produced by GODFREY DIXEY


Introduced By: John Motson
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: Desert Island Discs

Ida Haendel , violinist, discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island.
Produced by RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.25 pm)


Violinist: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: The Clever Stupid Game

Chairman ROBIN RAY who devised the game Questions supplied by PETER MOORE


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Peter Moore
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: The Al Read Show

A look at life on the funnier side, as observed by Al Read Guest singing star ROSEMARY SQUIRES
Produced by JOHN BROWELL


Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: George Bradley
Script By: Ronnie Taylor
Produced By: John Browell

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Days That Are Gone A memoir of the Busson-du Maurier family based on the books of DAPHNE DU MAURIER and adapted as two plays for radio by PHILIP LEAVER
1: The Blowing of the Glass with David Buck and Jane Wenham From their 18th-century French ancestors, the Busson-du Mauriers were to inherit talents far removed from the ancient craft of glass-blowing, practised by generations of the family.
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL (Jane Wenham is a National Theatre Player)
(Repeated: Monday. 3.0 pm. The second play, ' The Fire in the Glass Saturday 11 July)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Radio By: Philip Leaver
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Jane Wenham
Unknown: Jonty Miller.
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: James Thomason
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Narrator: Barbara Bliss
Mathurin Busson: Frederick Treves
Madeleine, his wife: Cecile Chevreau
Robert, their eldest son: David Buck
Pierre and Michel, their younger Sons: Alan Barry
Pierre and Michel, their younger Sons: John Rye
Michela as boy: Imon Sturner
Sophie, their daughter: Jane Wenham
Sophie, a child: Audrey Murray
Cathie: Patricia Gallimore
Edmi: Deborah Dallas
Louis XV: John Gabriel
Marie- Francoise: Margaret Wolfit
Madame de Luart: Mary Allen
Francois Duval: John Bentley

: The News

: A Word in Edgeways

A late-evening conversation in which CHARLES F. CARTER
WILLIAM W. ALLEN and DIGBY JACKS freely exchange thoughts, opinions, ideas, and prejudices With BRIAN REDHEAD
Produced by BRIAN BLAKE


Unknown: Charles F. Carter
Unknown: William W. Allen
Unknown: Digby Jacks
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Produced By: Brian Blake

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: The News

preceded by Weather

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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