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: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers. Producers
6.40 Prayer for the Day JOSIE SMITH


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Bryan Platt
Unknown: Josie Smith

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester and Nigel Rees in London
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Michael Cooke
Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Sleep is something we tend to take for granted until we find we can't, and then we worry. Why do we sleep at all, and how much do we really need? Is it possible to have too much and can we train ourselves to need less? Is sleep before midnight more valuable than after? Why do we sometimes wake feeling tired? Are catnaps useful? Do we all dream and what are dreams for? Are there certain cures for insomnia? Some of the questions you might like to put to Dr Ian Oswald of the Sleep Research Laboratory at Edinburgh University.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Call [number removed]from 8.0 a.m Review: page 74


Unknown: Dr Ian Oswald

: News

: Daily Service

nem, p 93; 0 dearest Lord, by all adored (BBC HB 266); Psalm 11; John 14, vv 22-31 (AV); 0 thou not made (BBC HB 180)

: Morning Story

Royal Precedent by JOHN GLOAG
Read by Richard Hurndall
' It wasn't the sort of thing that happened often in England; not in those days, though it could and sometimes did happen to visiting foreigners. and it was rubbed into all of us young chaps that foreigners often brought trouble.


Unknown: John Gloag
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: News

: Down Your Way

BRIAN JOHNSTON recently visited Tutbury in Staffordshire Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: John Fortune

: News

: You and Yours

Home and Family Edition Presenter Mari Prichard with your letters


Presenter: Mari Prichard

: Brain of Britain 1977

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 4: Home Counties II
MARGARET ASKEW (Kent), writer; FREDERICK BRYAN-BROWN (Herts), schoolmaster; PAMELA MORGAN (Bucks); ALEX SCOTT (Herts), engineering buyer
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN , who With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions.
(Repeated: Thursday 6.15 pm)
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Margaret Askew
Unknown: Frederick Bryan-Brown
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor A Host of Golden Daffodils: HELEN PALMER has visited Dove Cottage, one-time home of William Wordsworth.
2.0-2.2 News
Playing the Pans: nick HUGHES reports on the upsurge of steel band music in our schools. Reading Your Letters.
My Arms Wanted to Hold Something: CAROLINE BORRETT talks about the kind of understanding the parents of a still-born baby need.
GORDONGARDNERreads A Quiet Life (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: William Wordsworth.
Unknown: Nick Hughes
Talks: Caroline Borrett

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bad-Tempered Little Bridge by JUDITH DRAZIN


Unknown: Judith Drazin

: News

: Vivat Rex

6: King of Snow

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Staffordshire where members of the Mid-Staffordshire Horticultural Society put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Story Time

The Diary of Anne Frank (2)


Unknown: Anne Frank

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake
5.50 Financial Report
VHF Regional news, weather
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: News

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The World in Focus

In the studio Erik de Mauny

: The Poet Laureate and Mr Pooter

Sir John Betjeman talks to PAUL VAUGHAN about one of his favourite books, The Diary of a Nobody by GEORGE and WEEDON GROSSMITH.
A Kaleidoscope production


Talks: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Part 1 as Radio 3

: * Rebecca's Story

as Radio 3

: Concert

Part 2 as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

Joseph and the Goths (5)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: 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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