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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
Outlook: Reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern. VHF Regional news and weather
6.55 Today's listening; weather


Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Garth Cooper

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

with Paul Barnes
At 8.0 News and more of Today with at 8.25* VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Paul Barnes

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents through out the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
9.30 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with ROBERT CARVEL
10.0 News
10.2 Between the Lines
NIGEL REES invites journalists to confront their readers and the people they have written about in the press this week. Narrator JOHN MARSH


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 106; The God of love my shepherd is (BBC Hymn Book 474); Psalm 121; Matthew 22, vv 1-14 (rsv); How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142)

: Pickof the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes over the past seven days. Producer MADEAU STEWART


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Madeau Stewart

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad.


Presented By: Peter Evans

: News

: Robin Ray

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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Mancroft, Tom Jackson Esther Rantzen. Joe Henson Chairman David Jacobs from Gloucestershire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tom Jackson
Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Joe Henson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Weekend from the Whitehall Theatre

A Saturday ' laugh-in ' played by Judith Chalmers and Peter Windows starring Brian Rix , Elspet Gray and June Whitfield , Basil Boothroyd with a humorous tale or two and CORDON SNELL this week uncovering the English sense of humour. and JON ROLLASON reads A Drop too Much by RUTH RENDELL
Abridged by JANET HICKSON Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
(Brian Rix and Elspet Gray are in ' Fringe Benefits ' at the Whitehall Theatre; June Whitfield in ' A Bedful of Foreigners ' at the Duke of York's Theatre, London)


Played By: Judith Chalmers
Played By: Peter Windows
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Elspet Gray
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Unknown: Brian Rix

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Little Domestic Disaster by GORDON RlTTAN '
Jo Manning Wilson as Diana and Michael Harbour as Rob
When Mrs Vivian Carter-Browne has to go abroad, she asks her daughter, Diana, to bake a cake on her behalf to be auctioned at the local fete. Things fail to work out as planned. however.
Produced and directed by DAVID H. GODFREY
(Repeated: Wed 11.30 am)


Unknown: Gordon Rlttan
Vivian: Sylvia Coleridge
Diana, her daughter: Jo Manning Wilson
Diana's husband, Rob: Michael Harbour
Diana's friend, Carol: Shirley Dixon
Mrs Cunning-Sherrat: Margot Boyd
Mrs Bell: Joan Matheson
Michael: Michael Tudor Barnes
Virginia: Jane Knowles
Bill: Walter Hall

: PM

All the days current affairs, news and comment: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Unpredictable table-talk bounced off the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense with observers of, and contributors to, the current social, artistic and political scene. Musical intervals by INSTANT SUNSHINE Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lt-Col John Blashford-Snell , soldier-explorer, chooses the records he would take to a desert island, and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY who devised the programme. Producer DEREK DRESCHER
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: John Blashford-Snell
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: These You Have Loved

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


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

West End Winners

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies and Peter Barkworth in Crown Matrimonial by Royce Ryton with Martin Jarvis, Jane Wenham and Rachel Kempson.

The action of the play takes place in Queen Mary's private drawing-room at Marlborough House, London, in 1936. She is still Britain's only Queen, for her eldest son. King Edward VIII, has as yet no wife.

'It was strongly and skilfully cast. Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies had just the right touch of Imperial Germany in her sympathetic playing of Queen Mary, stiff-backed, compassionate, and with an over-riding sense of duty. Peter Barkworth and Martin Jarvis echoed believably the tones of Edward VIII and his brother who became George VI.' (Val Arnold-Forster, The Guardian)
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Writer: Royce Ryton
Queen Mary: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies
Mabell, Countess of Airlie: Rachel Kempson
The Hon Margaret Wyndham: Hilda Schroder
King Edward VIII, David: Peter Barkworth
The Princess Royal, Mary: Rosalind Shanks
The Duchess of Gloucester,: Alice Deborah Paige
Walter Monckton, KC: Peter Howell
The Duchess of York Elizabeth: Jane Wenham
The Duke of York Bertie: Martin Jarvis
Queen's Page: Anthony Smee
Narrator: Alvar Lidell
Produced/Director: Ian Cotterell

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Paul Barker. Patrick Nuttgeng Wyndham Thomas in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Paul Barker.
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgeng
Unknown: Wyndham Thomas
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Christopher Graham

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by PETER FIRTH


Unknown: Peter Firth

: News

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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