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: News

: Farming Today

Reports on the Smithfield Show plus other news and prices.
6.40 Prayer for the Day REV RICHARD HARRIES


Unknown: Richard Harries

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London
At 7.0 and 8.4 News and more of Today, including Sports News and Today's Papers; at 7.25* and 8.25' VHF Regional News and weather; and Thought for the Day at 7.45* Editor MIKE CHANEY
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Editor: Mike Chaney

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Ring Birmingham [number removed] and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners.
BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: Checkpoint

The programme that investigates your consumer problems, Presented by Roger Cook Producer ELIZABETH SMITH


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: Elizabeth Smith

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Hark, the glad sound, the Saviour comes (BBC HB 490); Psalm 46; Matthew 22, vv 34-40 (NEB); Eternal God, whose power upholds (BBC HB 23)

: Morning Story

The Holly Bears a Berry by PATTIE HALLAM
Read by Olive Pendleton
'Cherished. A wry smile pulled at Miss Pritchett's lips. She was about as cherished as those poor mites up at the Children's Home. About as cherished as Lovelace Jolland who had nothing and nobodv. Unless you counted one ageing ex-schoolmistress. Herself.' Producer HERBERT SMITH BBC Manchester


Read By: Olive Pendleton
Unknown: Lovelace Jolland
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: Over the Farm Gate

Questions on food, farming and the environment are discussed by the experts.
Produced and presented by Anthony Parkin
BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Anthony Parkin

: News

: You and Yours

Mind and Bodii Edition Presenter Bill Breckon with your letters
Bill Breckon 's book: You Are What You Eat, £1.90, from bookshops


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Just a Minute

12.55 medium wave onlu
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Cardiff by Sue MacGregor
Welsh Guest: Max Boyce
2.0-2.2 News
Falling Apart: ELAINE MORGAN talks about the theme of her recent book.
Diary of a Disaster: ANITA MORGAN describes what happened in the 11 weeks since 24 September when tip slurry demolished the house of Roger and Denise Davies in Trehafod, Rhondda.
Producer TELER) BEVAN BBC Wales richard LEECH reads The Way of All Flesh by SAMUEL BUTLER (12)


Unknown: Max Boyce
Talks: Elaine Morgan
Unknown: Denise Davies
Unknown: Samuel Butler

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Very Busy Week by ANNE WELLINGTON
Presenters MICHAEL RICHMOND and special guest Nerys Hughes Written by MICHAEL RICHMOND Producer JENYTH WORSLEY


Written By: Michael Richmond
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Handsome Hubert by RITA Z1MMER translated by JANE BRENTON with Carole Boyd and Annabelle Lanyon
This play, from East Germany, is a gentle comedy about a young woman and a child and two men, one real and one imaginary.
Produced and directed by MARTIN ESSLIN


Translated By: Jane Brenton
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Annabelle Lanyon
Directed By: Martin Esslin
Katherina: Carole Boyd
Kurt: John Pullen
Susanna: Annabelle Lanyon
Old Man: Timothy Bateson

: News

: Any Answers?

: Story Time

A Kiss Before Dying by IRA LEVIN
Read by WILLIAM ROBERTS 5: Detection


Read By: William Roberts

: PM

The news magazine: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news and weather
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Harry Worth

in Things Could be Worse

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus



Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Party Political Broadcast

on behalf of the Liberal Party Speaker: David Steel , sip. Leader of the Liberal Party


Unknown: David Steel

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes during the past seven days. Producer MICHAEL MURRAY
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Michael Murray

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Arianna Stassinopoulos Dr Magnus Pyke
The Archbishop of York Arthur Scargill
Chairman David Jacobs from South Yorkshire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
(Rptd: Sat 1.15pm; Moil 11.5 am) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? (Thursday 7.30 pni) to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LK


Unknown: Arianna Stassinopoulos
Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)
Alistair Cooke 's America, £6.50 from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Billington


Presenter: Michael Billington

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around- the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Book at Bedtime



Read By: Nigel Anthony

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: Week Ending....

David Jason , Bill Wallis David Tate and Bill McGuffie at the piano take a late-night look back over the week's news and illustrate the funny side.
Script by COLIN BOSTOCK-SMITH and others


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Script By: Colin Bostock-Smith
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: 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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