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: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by ROY GREGOR
6.40 Prayer for the Day


Unknown: Roy Gregor

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Malcolm Billings
Including at 6.50 and 7.50 VHF Regional news and weather: at 6.55 and 7.55 Weather and programme news At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 7.27 and 8.27; Today's Papers at 7.35* and 8.35* and Thought for the Day 7.45-7.50 Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE
English Regions: see column 5


Introduced By: John Timpson
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.45 am)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and prepare to be highly amused, mildly shocked, but always stimulated as he, Sheridan Morley , Mavis Nicholson , Lance Percival , Esther Rantzen -, Kenneth Robinson , Fritz Splegl and their guests entertain you. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Splegl
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Wildlife

Can you tell me anything about a queer, shiny, black beetlef If touched, the rear end curls up like a scorpion, with two spikes protruding. Would it actually stino' It looks so formidable one hesitates to touch it.
Comments from the team today on this mini-monster, as well as other forms of wildlife. Introduced by DEREK JONES Producer DILYS BREESE


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, P 67; 0 dearest Lord, by all adored <BBC HB 266); Psalm 119, vv 17-24; Isaiah 26, vv 1-12 (av); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BBC HB 17)
New Every Morning, £ 1.00 (hardback), 50p (paperback), from bookshops

: Morning Story

Mr Mendax and Fate by DAVID PHILLIPS
Read by Frank Duncan
' Madam,' said Mr Mendax , rising resolutely to his feet, ' I have never seen you before in my life, let alone met you, or seduced you, or otherwise abused you, though I can see that those last fates might easily befall one as attractive and desirable as you ... ' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Mr Mendax
Unknown: David Phillips
Read By: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Mr Mendax
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: Any Questions?

(Details as Saturday 1.15 pm)
11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jeanine McMullen The World of Work
Where does the unemployment shoe pinch - and how hard? MARGARET KORVING finds Out and talks about some solutions. Editor DENNIS LOWER
Write to: You and Yours, BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Desert Island Discs

Margaret Price, soprano, with ROY PLOMLEY
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Jonathan Dimbleby Editor ANDREW BOYLE


Introduced By: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

(Friday's broadcast)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Answer and Comment.
An Outsider Looks In: PETER FORSTER visits a comprehensive school.
Season of Goodwill 3: KEITH ALLAN and a good neighbourhood scheme in the North-East. LAURENCE HARRINGTON reads Shake Hands Forever by RUTH RENDELL (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Forster
Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Laurence Harrington
Unknown: Ruth Rendell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Rainy Day by EMMA MILTON


Unknown: Emma Milton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre


: Story Time

Drawn from Memory by E. H. SHEPARD abridged in five parts and read by Aubrey Woods
A selection from the childhood memories of the artist who is best known for his illustration of children's books - especially Winnie the Pooh and The Wind in the Willows. Born in 1879. the stories tell of the period when he was seven to eight years old. 1: Septimus


Unknown: E. H. Shepard
Read By: Aubrey Woods
Producer: John Tydeman

: PM Reports

Jonathan Dimbleby with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Many a Slip

'twixt Eleanor Summerfield Katharine Whitehorn and David Nixon , Tim Rice
Tune-twisters from Steve Race In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN MESSITER


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
Twenty-five Years of The Archers, 60p, from bookshops


Written By: Brian Hayles

: News Desk

John Tidmarsh presenting world news and views Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: John Tidmarsh
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Child in the Forest

by WIKlFRED FOLEY abridged in eight parts by VIRGINIA BROWNE Read by June Barrie
6: The Wide Wide World Singer HEATHER MILES (BBC Bristol)
A Child in the Forest, £2.25 from bookshops


Unknown: Wiklfred Foley
Unknown: Virginia Browne
Read By: June Barrie
Singer: Heather Miles

: The Monday Play

Lion's Roar by PETER RUSSELL with Peter Woodthorpe Norman Shelley Carleton Hobbs Nigel Anthony and John Rye
The limit of the civilised world can be calculated. It extends, from this point, one thousand lengths of Old Careless, who is the oldest animal that ever lived, as old almost as the gods themselves, and as fine a horse as you will ever see. He has measured the ground Old Careless knows '
(Repeated: Sunday 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Peter Russell
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: John Rye
Producer: Betty Davies
'Goat: Peter Woodthorpe
Aries, an elderly ram: Norman Shelley
Henry Boar: Roger Hammond
Joanna Hen: Madi Hedd
Old Careless, a horse: Carleton Hobbs
Buster, a puppy: Judy Bennett
Superb, a pedigree bitch: Eva H Addon
Fido, a dog of uncertain origin: John Hollis
Clementine, a cat of great beauty.......: Christine Finn
Gillian, a sensible young goose: Rosalind Adams
Emma, her gosling: Deborah Paige
George, her husband: Clifford Norgate
Desmond Fox: John Rye
The humans: Terry: Anthony Smee
The humans: Mr Green: Garard Green
The humans: Mr Brown: Haydn Jones

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Peter France Producer JOHN POWELL Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting
With voices and opinions from around the world


Presenter: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Book at Bedtime

The Little Ottleys by ADA LEVERSON
Book 2: Tenterhooks abridged in 15 parts by ANN RF.ES-JONES Read by Geraldine McEwan (1)
It lias long been clear to Edith Ottley that her husband Bruce is emotionally immature and unstable. Out of pity for him and for the sake of their children she must make their marriage work. But she will need all her wit and good humour and the emergence of another man in her life is not going to help.


Read By: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Edith Ottley
Producer: John Cardy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends
Book, How Money Works, 40p from bookshops

: News

preceded by Weather

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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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