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: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by JOHN GLYN-JONES BBC Wales

: Up to the Hour

with John Marsh
Headlines and weather, news for sports fans. Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV LESLIE STOKES , Tues-Thurs TONY ASHTON , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )


Unknown: John Marsh
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Unknown: Tues-Thurs Tony Ashton
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

with John Marsh
Weather, sport and Thought for the Day,


Unknown: John Marsh

: News

: Today

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


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: 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

Esther Rantzen. Bernard Falk and Kenneth Robinson , together with their guests in the studio, provide the incentive to face Monday morning once again as they discuss some of the forthcoming week's topical issues, and interview some of the personalities who will be making the news.


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

: News

: Wildlife

medium only
We recently came across a barn owl eating a mouse by the side of the road in broad daylight. Do owls often hunt by day or was this one afraid of the dark?
Just one of the questions to test the wisdom of our team of experts.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; To us in Bethlem city (BBC HB 315); Psalm 111; 1 Samuel 10, vv 17-25 (rsv); 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: Morning Story

medium only
Last Appearance by PADDY DASCOMBE Read by John Kidd
' The public doesn't care. Die In the gutter, they'd never notice. Look at Grock - and Grimaldi, the greatest clown there ever was: practically died on stage, and did anybody care? - not on your life, mate ... '


Read By: John Kidd

: News

medium only

: Nunaga

(My Country) medium only
The unusual story of Duncaa Pryde and the ten years he spent in the Canadian Arctic among the Eskimos.
Adapted for radio by GEOFFREY M. MATTHEWS with Robert Trotter
Duncan Pryde , an 18-year-old orphan, left Glasgow in 1955 to work at a Trading Post in the North-west Territories. He soon found himself a lonely white man in the Eskimo society of fur-trappersiand seal-catchers. There were executions, blood feuds, and Infanticide. Gradually he was accepted by the Eskimos, learnt their dialects, became linked to the community in the blood bond of wife-exchange, and was finally elected Deputy for the Western Arctic Constituency, stretching over several thousand miles of ice. Pryde has seen the Eskimos pass from the Stone to the Atomic Age in a single lifespan. Narrator Henry Knowles with the voices of KAREN ARCHER GAVIN CAMPBELL , ALARIC COTTER and GREGORY DE POLNAY


Unknown: Duncaa Pryde
Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Unknown: Robert Trotter
Unknown: Duncan Pryde
Narrator: Henry Knowles
Unknown: Karen Archer
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Alaric Cotter
Directed By: John Theocharis

: News

: You and Yours

Today - The World of Work With MARGARET KORVING. Presenters
Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: Margaret Korving.
Unknown: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson
9: Midlands and East Anglia (1) MICHAEL JONES (Nottingham), lecturer; DAVID MORRIS (Suffolk), civil servant; MARY MOTTERSUEAD (West Midlands), retired librarian; PETER TURTON (Birmingham), sales representative.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, With IAN GILLIES , sets the questions. Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Morris
Unknown: Peter Turton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Martin Fisher

: 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 Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two: discussion,
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Plastic Bag Bobsleighs and Gypsy Music with Meals: NICK HUGHES reports on a recent visit to Romania.
For Mother Read Teacher: jot PARDOE is educating her 12-year-old daughter at home. Emma and I (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Nick Hughes

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: David's Little House by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: John Farrington

: News

: ' Stereo Afternoon Theatre

The 3.30 Human Race

: Story Time

Mansfield Park (6)

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to Kenneth Ford about the week in his and your garden. Producer KENNETH FORD. BBC Manchester
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Kenneth Ford.

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan with DAPHNE HEARD, DTLII WIT-LING and DAVID FIELDER


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Lawrie Kinsley
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play: Willoughby's Phoney War

(Downhill from Munich) by William Fox
with Anna Massey, Jeremy Irons, Madeline Smith
The ludicrous frustrations of peace-time are nothing compared to the absurdities of the war itself when it begins in 1939...


Writer: William Fox
Director: John Tydeman
Charles Willoughby: Jeremy Irons
Charity Rainham: Anna Massey
Clarissa Grey: Madeline Smith
Commanding Officer: William Fox
Mona: Mary Wimbush
Peregrine: Charles Hodgson
Christopher: Jeffry Wickham
Adjutant: John Rye
Sergeant: Manning Wilson
Newsreader: Alvar Lidell
Other parts: Rod Beacham
Other parts: Kenneth Shanley
Other parts: Peter Wickham
Other parts: Jonathan Scott
Other parts: Malcolm Gerard
Other parts: Robert Trotter

: A Sideways Look at....

Anthony Smith on VAT


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Profile

Private portraits of people In the public mind. (Shortened version: Tuesday 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

Brighton Rock by GRAHAM GREENE abridged for radio in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL


Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Jeremy Kemp
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: 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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