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: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
Yours Faithfully: a note from GERALD PRIESTLAND, ReligiOUS Affairs Correspondent.
VHF Regional news and weather
6.55 Today's listening; weather


Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Bryan Platt

: News

: On Your Farm

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


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

to 9.30
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 The Week in Westminster
Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with IAN WALLER.
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 COLIN DORAN


Unknown: Ian Waller.
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; 0 Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (BBC Hymn Book 157); Psalm 139; John 5, vv 16-30 (AV); Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (BBC HB 327)

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes during the past seven days. Producer PETER DE ROSA


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: 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 Graham Day, Lady Howe Tom Jackson and The Bishop of Liverpool Chairman David Jacobs from Merseyside
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lady Howe Tom Jackson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Weekend

with Jill Burridge and Peter Windows invites you to work out the identity of our studio guest as we fill in his silhouette, finds out what happens to a patient struck off a doctor's list and asks ' Do we want doctors or medicine-men; politicians or polymaths; democracy or demi-gods - and were there ever giants? '
And JOHN RYE reads from The World of Ukridge by P. G. WODEHOUSE abridged by JOAN yorke 3: First Aid for Dora Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Peter Windows
Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Elephant by RAINER ALANDER Translated from Swedish by DIANA WEBSTER
' You should consider yourself lucky, Benny lad.... You've got your own house, a wife and children and you'll never go to sea any more. Everything's come true. But just as it's all within reach, some demon comes and spoils it. Shatters everything to pieces.'
Produced and directed by ROBERT COOPER. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Rainer Alander
Unknown: Diana Webster
Directed By: Robert Cooper.
Narrator/Cabin Boy: Judy Bennett
Benny: James Garbutt
Captain: Peter John
Linda: Valerie Georgeson

: Music of the Masters

as Radio 3

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Week Ending ...

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

as he encourages his guests to speak lightly, perhaps with illumination, about some of the week's news they have made or observed.
Musical interludes by INSTANT SUNSHiNE


Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Barry Tuckwell , the horn player, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
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

The Governing Dark by WILLIAM FOX
We may work for your father here, as charcoal burners and suchlike, and humping slag to surface Roman roads, but all of us in the forest and up and down the Rother river, we hate the Christian God. All very well you sayin' you care nothing for our British Gods and Goddesses, Gail, but do you care for that Christian God like your family up there at the villa?
It is AD 410 and the last Roman Legions are leaving Britain and the remaining Roman aristocrats to fend for themselves. Music specially composed and directed by DAVID CAIN. Instrumentalists:
KATE WILSON (harp), NICHOLAS MCGEGAN (flute), TERENCE EMERY and ANNE COLLIS (percussion) Produced and directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Christian God
Directed By: David Cain.
Harp: Kate Wilson
Harp: Nicholas McGegan
Flute: Terence Emery
Flute: Anne Collis
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Pelagius: Hugh Burden
Gail: Rosalind Shanks
Quintus: Stephen Thorne
Caer: William Eedle
GaiuS: Denys Hawthorne
Petrus: Crispian Thorne
Sylvia: Jane Knowles
Magnus: Steve Hodson
Secundus: John Rowe
Griff: William Fox

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Alan Beith , mp Edward Patey and Valdo Pons in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Edward Patey
Unknown: Valdo Pons
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Christopher Graham

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by REV HUBERT HOSKINS


Unknown: Hubert Hoskins

: News

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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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