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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by JOHN GLYN-JONES . BBC Wales


Unknown: John Glyn-Jones

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Donaldson
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 GORDON WAKE-FIELD; Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )
English Regions: see column 4 t.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Donaldson
Headlines, weather, sport and Papers, Thought for the Day.
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Ray Gosling

reflects on people, places and things, as they were, and how they are.
Today: Stratfordupon-Avon

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

medium only from 9.45
The programme that takes its own particular look at some of the issues and personalities of the forthcoming week.


Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

medium only

: Wildlife

medium only
How many feathers does a bird havef Do big birds have more feathers than small ones - or are their feathers just bigger? Whichever it. is, you can certainly count on the wildlife team for some lively answers, Introduced by Derek Jones Producer DILYS BREESE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Dilys Breese

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; 0 love, how deep (BBC HB 73); Psalm 119, part 4: Wisdom of Solomon 7. v 28 to 8. v 13 (rsv); Lift up your heads (BBC HB 178)

: Morning Story

medium only
The Drip by MEG SEATON
Read by Miriam Margolyes


Unknown: Meg Seaton
Read By: Miriam Margolyes

: News

medium only

: Shipwreck

medium only
Five features for radio, written by LEO KNOWLES and narrated by Duncan Carse
1: Battle Beneath the Waves 17 December 1927
The us submarine S4, with 40 men on board, is slowly surfacing off Provincetown, Massachusetts. The Coast Guard ship Paulding, making a steady 18 knots, is returning to her home port ... Provincetown, Massachusetts. Neither is aware of the other's presence. HARVI
Technical supervision by DAVID FLEMMING-WILLIAMS Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thursdau 7.45 pm)
11.50 medium only Announcements


Written By: Leo Knowles
Unknown: David Flemming-Williams
Producer: Robert Cooper
Admiral Brumbv: David Mahlowe
Walter Bishop/Eadie: Ronald Harvi
Ensign/Carr: Geoffrey Wheeler
Lieut Fitch: Russell Dixon
Roger Short: David Rodigan
George Pelnar: John Vustyn
Anthony Griffin: Ronald Herdman
Radio announcer: Peter Wheeler
King George V: Geoffrey Banks

: News

: You and Yours

Including today - The World of Work With MARGARET KORVING Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Top of the Form

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

: 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 Sylvia Horn
Talk till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern,
2.8-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Self-Sufficiency Can Be Fun: HELEN PALMER visits an enterprising Suffolk seed firm.
A Springboard for My Life: MARY STOTT talks about The Cause, a book which has had a lasting influence on her.
Favourite Plants 1: Globe Artichokes are GABRIEL WOOLF 'S choice.
Providence Place - Animals In a Landscape written and read by JACKY GILLOTT (6) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sylvia Horn
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Talks: Mary Stott
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Read By: Jacky Gillott
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Lullaby by MARGARET GORZ


Unknown: Margaret Gorz

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Stag at Bay

: Story Time

We Joined the Navy
6: The Maltese Disaster

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: Serendipity

Sunset at Standings
In the third of four programmes, Benny Green and Richard Usborne discuss their mutual love of the books of P. G. Wodehouse , whose last novel was published recently. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


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

: What Ho! Jeeves

(For details see Wed, 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play: Bethune

by Rod Langley
Who is the Canadian doctor whose face appears on a Communist Chinese postage stamp? The answer to this Mastermind question is: Dr Norman Bethune, the climax of whose career was his heroic service in Mao's medical corps during the war with the Japanese. Bethune is a true story about a dynamic surgeon and a perplexing man.
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: next Sunday 2.30 pm)


Writer: Rod Langley
Director: Brian Miller
Bethune: Keith Alexander
Frances: Joanna Van Gyseghem
Tung: Geoffrey Matthews
Scarlet: Liza Ross
Director: Bruce Beeby
Greely: Anthony Newlands
McKenna: Paul Meier
Mrs Penney: Patricia Gibson
Archibald: Rod Beacham
Dr Gimbal: John Gabriel
KOn: Neville Jason
Coleman: Nicholas Simons
Spanish Colonel: Geoffrey Matthews
Sorenson: Bruce Beeby
Ma Hall: Kathleen Helme
General Nieh: Anthony Newlands

: Figures in an Autumn Field

Jeremy Seabrook reflects on memories and legends from his own childhood.
1: The Last of the Gleaners
The first of three programmes. (Repeated: Thursday 11.45 am) (Neart week: The Aunts)


Unknown: Jeremy Seabrook

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: David Perry

: 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, Producer CAROLINE millington (Repeated: Tuesday 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary (6)

: 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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