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: News

6.32 Farming Today
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern
6.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

: News

7.10 On Your Farm: a weekly review of the agricultural scene Producer ANTHONY PARKIN (Birmingham)
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Malcolm Billings Introduces R4's 70-minute world-wide look at the weekend: including at
7.50 Travel news and What's On: Weather and programme news at 7.55.
At 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*

: News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad.
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
9.30 Talking Politics
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
GERARD EVANS reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by EDWARD cols Narrator SHEILA TRACY


Presenter: Anthony King
Unknown: Gerard Evans
Read By: Edward Cols
Narrator: Sheila Tracy
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 5; The star of morn has risen (BBC HB 410); Psalm 47: Ephesians 6, vv 1-13 (NEB): Christ for the world we sing! (BBC HB 172)
New Every Morning, £1.00 (cloth), 50p (paper), from bookshops

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD makes a personal selection of items from BBC Radio and Television.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Science Now

Presenter Brian J. Ford
A weekly review of new ideas and discoveries in science, medicine and technology.


Presenter: Brian J. Ford
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook
Food Column: DEREK COOPER with his monthly look at what's new in the world of food.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland.
Questionmasters TIM GUDGIN and BOB HOLNESS
First Round. 5: Midlands
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Friday, 6.15 pm)

12.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Brack Ley
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Jacky Gillott
Rt Hon Richard Marsh
Ted Moult. Michael Clayton Chairman David Jacobs from Devon
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday at 7.30 pm) to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: Richard Marsh
Unknown: Ted Moult.
Unknown: Michael Clayton
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend Woman's Hour from the North of England

Introduced from Manchester by Judith Chalmers
The week in Woman's Hour.
A Peculiar Privilege: OWEN WYNNE celebrates 21 years as a lay clerk.
Step-relationships: a happy stepmother looks at why they sometimes go wrong.
The Cost of Food: discussed by a housewife, a butcher and a farmer's wife.
What the European papers say. Sitting Duck by BRYCE FRASER read by KERRY FRANCIS (7)


Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Owen Wynne
Unknown: Bryce Fraser
Read By: Kerry Francis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Barricade by LESTER POWELL with Nigel Anthony and Mary Wimbush
' The more one submits to injustice, Mrs Maryon , the more injustice flourishes.'


Unknown: Lester Powell
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Mrs Maryon
Producer: John Scotney
George: Nigel Anthony
Mrs Maryon: Mary Wimbush
Inspector Dell: Inigo Jackson
Karen: Kate Binchy
Mr Jellis/Mr Hooper: John Ruddock

: News

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN with NIGEL LAMBERT , JO MANNING WILSON and GARARD GREEN Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5* FOCUS: SARAH FORBES looks at MGM's all-star anniversary musical That's Entertainment. calls in at the rehearsals for Ralph Reader's Gang Show, and introduces for the younger ones the Playtime Storytellers. Producer BOBBY JAYE
4.25* Competition Results
MICHAEL RICHMOND gives the names of the winners of his 30p competition.
4.30* Flying Doctor In Africa
A series of six adventure plays by MICHAEL NOONAN about the hazardous work of the Flying Doctor Service in East Africa. 4: The Silent Research Station


Introduces: John Dunn
Unknown: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Jo Manning
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Unknown: Sarah Forbes
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Unknown: Michael Noonan
Producer: Peggy Bacon
Editor: Graham Gaulb
Dr James Lane: Ronald Baddiley
Karl Wegner: Michael McClain
Sue Jenning: Norma Ronald
Mary Donald: Kate Coleridge
Son: Nigel Anthony
Dr Scholl: Gabriel Woolf
Mrs Scholl: Pauline Letts

: PM Reports

The daily news magazine, now extended to Saturdays.
All the day's current affairs, news and comment: presented by Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Weather, programme news


Presented By: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

assisted by Dennis Barker Dr Edward de Bono
Benny Green , Anna Raeburn and who knows who else
The Radio Personality of the Year takes a quizzical look at the week and talks to people who have contributed to its yield of the sublime and/or the ridiculous.
Musical comments by the NOTTINGHAM FESTIVAL
It's a great pleasure for me to hear your new programme Stop the Week (Norfolk).
This sort of thing won' do at
6.15 pm (North Moreton).
What a good programme your Stop the Week is ....greatly enjoyable (St Leonards on Sea). Stop the Week - my God, I would suggest you stop the programme (Plymouth).


Assisted By: Dennis Barker
Assisted By: Dr Edward de Bono
Assisted By: Benny Green
Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Dr Magnus Pyke. scientist. discusses with ROY PLOMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by his) the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.


Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Trevuzza's Land by ROY BOLITHO
A strong drama of murder and revenge set in Cornwall in the 1880s.
Producer BRIA MInER (Bristol) (Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Roy Bolitho
Narrator: Trader Faulkner
Long John Trevuzza: Stephen Sylvester
Mert Trevuzza: Alan Moore
Helen Trevuzza: Kate Coleridge
Richard Blight: John Forrest
Joe Gryllis: Donald Sumpter
Tommy Polmennor: David Sinclair

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Sir Frederick Dainton Dr Patrick Nuttgens
Professor John Vaizey in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer MICHAEL GREEN (Manchester)


Unknown: Sir Frederick Dainton
Unknown: Dr Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: Professor John Vaizey

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers led by JOHN STUART ROBERTS


Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: 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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