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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by John Glyn-Jones BBC Wales

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans, Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV GEORGE. AUSTIN, Tues-Thurs CANON ROY MCKAY , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES ), music and something on the lighter side. English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF
Regional news and weather


Unknown: Roy McKay
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Derek Cooper in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester look at Britain and the world


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Up to the Hour

with Edward Cole
Headlines, weather, sport and papers, a spot of music and Thought for the Day.
7.52 VHF
Regional news and weather

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Derek Cooper in London
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: My Apprenticeships

by COLETTE translated by HELEN -BEAUCLERK, and abridged for radio in ten parts by JOAN HART
An autobiographical account of this famous French novelist's life in Paris at the turn of the century, and of her unhappy but eventful first marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars , whom she calls ' M Willy '.
Read by Rosemary Leach (1) Producer CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Joan Hart
Unknown: Henry Gauthier-Villars
Read By: Rosemary Leach

: News

: Start the Week with Esther Rantzen

A live and lively talk show with guests for whom the coming week promises to be a special one.


Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Wildlife

We regularly find the cast-off skin of our pet crab - shell, legs and all. Then a bigger crab emerges from under his rock. How does he manage to get the skin off complete in every detail?
The team answers a selection of your wildlife questions. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON
Series producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Come let us to the Lord our God (BBC HB 487); Psalm 130; Mark 4, vv 2b-20 (RSV); Fight the good fight with all thy might (BBC HB 302)

: Morning Story

Fred by SHEILA PAYNE Read by Julia Lang


Unknown: Sheila Payne
Read By: Julia Lang
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: The War Behind the Wire

11.50 Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Earning and Saving Edition Presenter George Luce including the World of Work with MARGAREff KORVING


Presenter: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1977

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two
2.0-2.2 News
A German Childhood: CHARLES HANNAM talks to VALERIE BETHELL about his upbringing in a Jewish family.
Don't Quote Me: says ANNE SUTER
John Bull 's Other Istandf BOB FRIEND looks into life in New Zealand.
The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by ELIZABETH, COUNTESS VON ARNIM, abridged in 15 parts by JOANNA SCOTT-MONCRIEFF
Read by Angela Down (1)
Her Grand Ducal Highness the Princess Priscilla of Lothen-Kunitz was, up to the age of 21, a most promising young lady. But then, influenced by the idealistic court librarian Fritzing, she decided they must run away and ' lead a simple life ' - in England!
(Music: Benjamin's Overture to an Italian Comedy) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Charles Hannam
Unknown: Valerie Bethell
Unknown: Anne Suter
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Istandf Bob
Unknown: Joanna Scott-Moncrieff
Read By: Angela Down
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Cradle for a Fairy by RUTH AINSWORTH


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Chief

: Story Time

Excellent Women (6)

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Serendipity

Tim Rice goes to the Archive Auction.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Tim Rice
Producer: Brian Cook

: The Six O'clock News

Including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play

The Praying Mantises by ARNOLD HINCHLIFFE based on the novel Les mantes religieuses by HUBERT MONTEILHET with Karin Fernald , Neville Jason Henry Knowles and Elizabeth Bell
' The mantis, an insect of delicate structure, lifts up spined forelegs in an attitude of prayer. The female eats the male.' A tale of murder, blackmail and vengeance among the academic staff of the Sorbonne, coolly dissected and reassembled by an investigator from the insurance company involved.
(Rptd: next Sunday 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Arnold Hinchliffe
Unknown: Hubert Monteilhet
Unknown: Karin Fernald
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Beatrice: Karin Fernald
Henri Minjaud: Neville Jason
Christian Magny: Henry Knowles
Professor Paul Canova: Edward Burnham
Mme Vera Canova: Elizabeth Bell
Bernard: Rod Beacham
Dr Claude Courant: Gavin Campbell
Suzanne: Penelope Reynolds
Secretary: Heather Bell
Defence Counsel/Kurt Richter: Derrick Gilbert

: Mosaics

5: The Wash
The novelist Derek Robinson criss-crosses Britain and builds up a picture of the country, place by place.
(Repeated: Thursday 11.45 am)


Unknown: Derek Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Tony Palmer
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Tony Palmer

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Profile

People in the public mind
(Revised repeat: Tues 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

Tender is the Night by F. SCOTT FITZGElRALD abridged for radio in 20 parts by KEITH DARVILL


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgelrald
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Kenneth Haigh
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Agnes Bernelle in Cabaret

Four programmes starring Agnes Bernelle , described by a reviewer as ' a magnificent artist with the voice and personality of the authentic cabaret singer, like Greco or Piaf '.
1: Berlin - recalling her upbringing in Nazi Berlin, she sings the songs of Ringelnatz andWedekindandremembers meeting Dietrich and Einstein. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Agnes Bernelle
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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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