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: Farming Week

Presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Richardson

: Up to the Hour

with John Marsh
Headlines and weather, news for sports fans. Prayer for the Day (Mon THE REV DAVID CAINK, Tues.Thurs PETER STEPHENS , Fri THE REV RICHARD HARRIES )


Unknown: John Marsh
Unknown: Peter Stephens
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester John Sergeant in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

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


Unknown: John Marsh

: News

: Today

John Sergeant in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester Editor KEN GOUDIE
8.35 News headlines, weather papers and sport


Editor: Ken Goudie

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations 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, discuss some of the forthcoming weeks topical issues and interview some of the personalities who will be making the news. Producer IAN R. GARDHOUSE


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

: News

: Wildlife

medium only
The magazine edition which tries to sort out garden birds; looks out tor May-time butterflies; and seeks the wild ancestors of the domestic dog.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Revised repeat: Thursday
3.35 pm medium only)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; Lord of all being, throned afar (BBC HB 11); Psalm 146; II Samuel 2, vv 1-7 (RSV); Judge eternal, throned In splendour (BBC HB 393)

: Morning Story

medium only Playthings by NORMAN P. KAUFMAN Read by Hugh Burden Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Norman P. Kaufman
Read By: Hugh Burden
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

medium only

: The Welsh Jazz Festival

(medium only)
During the past fortnight jazz groups from South Wales have been playing 'in concert' with leading jazz musicians at the Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff. This programme reflects on the activities of the festival.
Presented by Chris Stuart
BBC Wales

11.50 (medium only) Announcements


Presenter: Chris Stuart
Producer: Eifion Evans
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: News

: You and Yours

Including today - The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


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

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson 11: North of England (1)
MARGARET CRANE (Durham), teacher; LESTER BOOKIN ( Cheshire), manufacturer's agent: ANDREW KENNEDY (Sheffield chartered accountant; COLIN LESLIE (Cheshire), chemical engineer 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: Margaret Crane
Unknown: Lester Bookin
Unknown: Andrew Kennedy
Unknown: Colin Leslie
Unknown: John P Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two
2.0-2.2 News
Choose a Chime: ELAINE WILLIAMS talks to ROBIN PALMER , inventor of a computerised doorbell.
Air Letter from New York: PAT ROWE with first impressions from ' downtown
Household Pests : replies to some questions received but not aired in a recent Tuesday Call programme
Quartet in Autumn by BARBARA PYM , read by BRENDA BRUCE (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Elaine Williams
Unknown: Robin Palmer
Unknown: Pat Rowe
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Read By: Brenda Bruce
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: The Seagull and the Flower by ADÈLE GERAS


Unknown: Adèle Geras

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Rough Justice

by Ian Cullen
with Michael Harbour as Brian Rough
When East End crime king George Pelham is 'sprung' things look bad for the man who put him away, Detective-Sergeant Brian Rough. But revenge turns out to be a double-edged sword and the hunter soon finds himself the hunted.
Directed by Piers Flowright


Writer: Ian Cullen
Director: Piers Plowright
Brian Rough: Michael Harbour
George Pelham: John Hollis
Barker: Peter Gordon
'Whitey' Solomons: Keith Smith
Foster: Fred Bryant
Voysey: Michael Goldie
Sarah Darling: Penelope Reynolds
Dr Whittaker: Joy Harrison
Nobby: Rod Beacham
Squirrel: Cyril Appleton
Mathews: Arthur English
Greenham: Kenneth Shanley
Cornish: Ian Cullen
Driver: Reuben Elvy

: Story Time

Adventures of Gerard
6: How the Brigadier Triumphed in England

: PM Reports

Introduced by Robert Williams


Introduced 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
Unknown: Kenneth Ford
Producer: Kenneth Ford

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

Presented by Patrick Fyffe and George Logan With DAPHNE HEARD and HERBERT SMITH
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Presented By: Patrick Fyffe
Presented By: George Logan
Unknown: With Daphne
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Mike Craig
Unknown: Lawrie Kinsley
Unknown: Ron McDonnell
Producer: James Casey

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Coli.Ingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Bill Robertson: Geoffrey Hutchings
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Stuart: Leon Tanner

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents report Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: The Monday Play

A Little Bit of Heaven by MAURICE LEITCH with Ian Hendry as Gerry Mahood and Jane Knowles as Linda
There s a Hitchcock film with this bit in it of a tennis crowd ... and all the heads in the crowd are following the play ... but smack in the middle of them there's this one guy who's staring straight ahead After 20 years Gerry Mahood comes home to Ulster to find he is an outsider and alone.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Sunday 230 pm medium only)


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Ian Hendry
Unknown: Gerry Mahood
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Gerry Mahood
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Charley j: G Devlin
Wilbur: Mark Mulholland
Georgie: Trudy Kelly
Mrs Mahood/Brenda: Doreen Hepburn
Receptionist/Girl: Stella McCusker
Barman/Bob: Maurice O'Callaghan
Tom/Radio Announcer: Desmond McAleer
Pub Woman: Catherine Gibson
Sid: Patrick Brannigan

: A Sideways Look at....

Anthony Smith takes a sideways look at Athletics


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Prespnter Paul Vaughan Producer CHRIS SWANN


Unknown: Prespnter Paul Vaughan
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Profile

Private portraits of people in the public mind, sketched out in their own words - and with detail from others. (Shortened version: Tuesday 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime: Twenty Years A-Growing: 1

by Maurice O'Sullivan
abridged in ten parts by Ann Rees-Jones
Read by P.G. Stephens

A classic account of a young boy's growth to early manhood on the great Blasket, "a small truly Gaelic island which lies north-west off the coast of Kerry"



Author: Maurice O'Sullivan
Abridger: Ann Rees-Jones
Reader: P.G. Stephens
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: 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.

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