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: News

: Farming Week

Presented from the South Weil by DAVID BUTLER
Producer DAVID MORTON BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Butler
Producer: David Morton

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
Headlines and weather, a look at the papers, news for sports fans. Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV VERNON SPROXTON ; Tues-Thurs THE rev ALEC gil-MORE; Fri THE rev RICHARD HARRIES )
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Derek Cooper in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
Headlines, weather, sport and Thought for the Day.
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Today

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


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: James Cameron

reflects on life in and out of the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Thursday 8.30 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

medium only from 9.45
Esther Rantzen. Bernard Falk and Kenneth Robinson.
Producer ian R. gardhousi


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson.
Producer: Ian R. Gardhousi

: News

medium only

: Wildlife

medium only
The team answers another 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
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

mem, p 17; 0 Jesu so meek (BBC bb 528); Psalm 33, vv U-21: Wisdom of Solomon 2, v 23 to 3, v 9 (rsv); Son of God (BBC hb 377)

: Morning Story

medium only The Estuary by IRIS MACFARLANE
Read by Freda Dowie
-' She watched the estuary with brooding melancholy. Its filling and emptying timed her days, Something symbolic seemed to emerge from it, but her bemused mind could not, or would not, grasp the symbol*'


Unknown: Iris MacFarlane
Read By: Freda Dowie

: News

medium only

: The Countryside in Winter

medium only until 11.40
A mid-winter look at Britain, from the SheUands to the Isles of Scilly.
(Full details: see Thurs 7.45 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live.
Including today - The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING Presenters George Luce and Sue Cook


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Presenters: George Luce
Presenters: Sue Cook
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Top of the Form

14: West of England
BISHOP'S HATFIELD GIRLS' SCHOOL Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny
Questions set by ROY smith Producer GEOFFREY Perkins
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by June Knox -Mawer Talk till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
1.0-2.2 News
Animal Relations: an occasional look at the world of animals with MOLLY price-owen.
Learn to Sing to Learn to Read with Dr Audrey Wisbey - 5: fast and slow and the train game.
Providence Place - Animals in a Landscape abridged in 12 parts by ANN REES JONES ; written and read by Jacky Gillott (1) In the Northern seaside town where she grew up, Jacky Gillott lived in a make-believe world where she owned a horse of her own. Providence Place made this dream a reality.
(Music: Rodrigo's Madrigal Concerto) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: June Knox
Unknown: Dr Audrey Wisbey
Unknown: Ann Rees Jones
Read By: Jacky Gillott
Unknown: Jacky Gillott
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: The Babu Dragon by OLIVE dove

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Sun Stood Still

: Story Time: We Joined The Navy: 1: The Interview Board

by John Winton, abridged in ten parts by Donald Bancroft
Read by George Baker
The hilarious adventures of a group of cadets at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and aboard the Cadet Training Cruiser HMS Barsetshire. Producer GLYN DEARMAN


Author: John Winton
Abridged by: Donald Bancroft
Reader: George Baker
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: Serendipity

Sunset at Blandings
In the second of four programmes. Benny Green and Richard Usborne discuss their mutual love of the books of P. G. Wodehouse.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Richard Usborne
Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse.
Producer: John Knight

: What Ho! Jeeves: Joy in the Morning: 6: Fancy Dress

by P.G. Wodehouse
starring Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
Adapted by Chris Miller


Author: P. G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Jeeves: Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster: Richard Briers
Percy, Lord Worplesdon: Peter Woodthorpe
Boko Fittleworth: Jonathan Cecil
Nobby Hopwood: Rosalind Adams
Stilton Cheesewright: Michael Kilgarriff

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play

The Duck and The Kangaroo by ALLAN BERRIE
In his first play for radio Allan Berrie explores a double crisis in the life of his central character. an Irish sculptor called Robby. There is the question of faith in himself as an artist and the question of understanding the vulnerable needs of his young adolescent daughter. Ruth. who has ' practically an idolatrous obsession' for him.


Unknown: Allan Berrie
Unknown: Allan Berrie
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Ruth Hennessay: Elizabeth Lindsay
Hazel Hennessay: Kate Binchy
Francis Graham: Kevin Flood
Geoff: Jean England
Paddy Callaghan: Alan Barry
Kay Sullivan: Heather Bell
Waiter: Henry Knowles

: Festivals of Europe

2: The Bill Parade
Roger Williams looks at the pre-Lent carnivals being held throughout Europe at this time of year.


Unknown: Roger Williams
Producer: Brian Cook

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Powling Producer ARNOLD MILLER


Presenter: Chris Powling
Producer: Arnold Miller

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Through African Eyes

From southern Africa Bridget Bloom, Africa Correspondent of the Financial Times, talks to black and white Africans, leading politicians and ordinary people.

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary by RUSSELL hobah abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT (1)
The parallel diaries of a man and a woman tell how each becomes obsessed with the captivity of three sea-turtles in the zoo, and how separately they resolve and jointly plot to release the creatures into the sea. A funny and gently ironic tale of two lonely people whose untypical adventure helps them to come to terms with their own lives. with Peter Jeffrey as William G, and Ann Morrish as Neaera H. Producer MARGARET ETALL


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Ann Morrish
Producer: Margaret Etall

: 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.

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