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


Unknown: Robfn Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

: News

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


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Malcolm Billings Introduces Radio 4's 60-minute world-wide look at the weekend: includ. ing at 7.50 medium wave Keep Fit for All the Family, with EILEEN FOWLER , or VHF Regional news and weather: at 7.55 Weather and programme news
At 8.0
News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*


Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with DAVID WOOD
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
ANDREW SINCLAIR reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by SHEILA TRACY Narrator JOHN MARSH


Unknown: David Wood
Read By: Sheila Tracy
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1: The Lord doth reign, and clothed is he (BBC HB 476); Psalm 99; Acts 21, vv 15-26 (RSV); 0 God of earth and altar (BBC HB394)

: Pick of the Week



Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Dial-a-Scientist

Puzzled over questions that don' seem to have answers? Wonder what scientific research is up to? This is your opportunity to talk directly on the telephone to a panel of scientists and discuss your questions on any Topic from science, medicine and technology.
In the chair Professor John Taylor , Department of Mathematics, King's College, London This week's panel:
Professor Eric Laithwaite , electrical engineer
Professor Derek Blundell. &nvironmental geologist
Dr Martin Bax , psychologist Producer MICHAEL BHIGHT


Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Unknown: Professor Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Professor Derek Blundell.
Unknown: Dr Martin Bax
Producer: Michael Bhight

: News

: Release

as Radio 3
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

Malcolm Muggeridge
Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone Lord George-Brown
Countess of Longford


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

: Man of Action

as Radio 3

: Matinee Musicale

as Radio 3

: News

: 4th Dimension

Introduced by John Dunn Arthur Poskitt by BRIAN THOMPSON with John Franklyn-Robbins and Carole Hayman
6: The Giant Moth of Vienna Producer TONY CLIFF
4.5* Behind the Scenes
3: The Circus. PAT MITCHELL discovers just what goes on under the Big Top before they ' send out the clowns.'
4.25* Short Story Competition
KAYE WEBB , the Editor of Puffin Books, asks you to write a short story. Valuable prizes to be won! Entries to: 4th Dimension, BBC, London W1A 4WW
4.30* The 18th Emergency
The novel by BETSY BYARS abridged in six episodes by DEREK PARKER
Reader Miriam Margolyes (5) Producer GRAHAM GAULD
4.40* Forecast
The radio game devised by IAN MESSITER
Host Tony Blackburn Special Guest:
Nigel Lambert (Captain Radio) Producer IAN FENNER Editor GRAHAM GAULD


Introduced By: John Dunn
Introduced By: Arthur Poskitt
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Producer: Tony Cliff
Unknown: Pat Mitchell
Producer: Jock Gallagher
Unknown: Kaye Webb
Novel By: Betsy Byars
Reader: Derek Parker
Reader: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Nigel Lambert
Producer: Ian Fenner
Editor: Graham Gauld

: PM Reports

Nicholas Woolley with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Nicholas Woolley
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Stop the Week with Richard Mayne

A Icind of oonversational entertainment on the week's crop of the suWime and/or the ridiculous tracked down by Dennis Barker , Dr Edward de Bono , Benny Green. Ann Leslie and who knows who else
Musical notes on the week by the JOKANN SCOUSE BAND Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Unknown: Dennis Barker
Unknown: Dr Edward De Bono
Unknown: Benny Green.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jean Simmons , actress, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY who devised the programme. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Jean Simmons
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edn: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Night of the Wolf

A Horror Legend of Man and Beast specially written for radio by Victor Pemberton.
[Starring] Vincent Price and Coral Browne.
Time: around the end of the last century.
Place: Cambridge and the Fen Country.
'It came at me from nowhere... eyes glarin' out of the dark like emeralds. Teeth like rocks, tarnished with the blood of human flesh. And hair streamin' out of its neck and hands and feet... This isn't one of God's creatures, sir. It's the work of the Devil himself!'

Technical assistants Jock Parrell, Marsail MacCuish, David Bitchinson and Alister Wilson.
Producer John Tydeman. (Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Writer: Victor Pemberton
Technical Assistant: Jock Parrell
Technical Assistant: Marsail MacCuish
Technical Assistant: David Bitchinson
Technical Assistant: Alister Wilson
Producer: John Tydeman
Judge Mathew Deacon: Vincent Price
Robert Deacon, his son: Peter Whitman
Mrs Northcott: Coral Browne
Sybil, her daughter: Sheila Grant
Dorothy, Sybil's daughter: Elizabeth Proud
Nicholas, Sybil's son: John Rye
Griffin, an undergraduate: Michael Cochrane
Professor Forrester: Hugh Manning
Sir Richard Burnett: Haydn Jones
Morris: Paul Guwon
Jessie: Norma Ronald

: Weather

: News

: With Great Pleasure

James Cameron presents a personal choice of poetry and prose ranging from John Donne to E. B. White , and from Gerard Manley Hopkins to the anonymous plea of a ' bloody-minded yet God-fearing Highland fisherman annoyed at being forbidden to fish on the Sunday.' Readers JOHN SAMSON
Recorded before an invited audience in Broadcasting House, London.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: E. B. White
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Readers: John Samson
Readers: Clive Merkison
Readers: Margaret Robertson

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV R. . BROOKS


Unknown: R. . Brooks

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: 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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