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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD
A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Manchester

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced hy Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES Including at
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: With Libby Purves
Read By: Harriet Cass

: The Week on Four

Moira Stuart looks ahead to the highlights of the next seven days.


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Ray Gosling

reflects on people. places and things, as they were. and how they are, with the help of the BBC Sound Archives.
This week: What's Cooking
(Repeated: Thursday 8.30 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Desmond Wilcox

The programme that takes its own particular look at some of the issues and personalities of the forthcoming week.
Studio guests join the regular team for 55 minutes of live interviews, argument, music and mild irreverence.


Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

' The other night I heard a grasshopper warbler singing well after midnight. Why does It - and the nightingale - need to assert its territorial rights in the dark? Or is it singing for pleasure? '
The team takes pleasure in answering your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
( Repeated: Thursday 3.35 pm medium only)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Almighty God, thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Luke 7, vv 24-35 (NEB); My God, accept my heart this day (BBC HB 356)


Unknown: Almighty God
Unknown: Mv God

: Morning Story

Mother of the Bride Written and read by Angela Huth
' Of course, this is her daughter's big day. All the same, Mrs Hetherington has views of her own - about her clothes, about Alice, and most certainly about her son-in-law to be.'


Read By: Angela Huth
Unknown: Mrs Hetherington
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: The Art of Auntie Bea

An affectionate tribute to Beatrice Lillie paid by RICHARD A. BAKER
Producer ALAN OWEN
11.50 Announcements


Unknown: Beatrice Lillie
Unknown: Richard A. Baker
Producer: Alan Owen

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live.
Including today - The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Brain of Britain 1978

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson Second Round
22: North of England
MARGARET CRANE (Durham), teacher; PAUL MILLETT (Blackburn), test pilot; SHEILA MORTON (Leeds); ANDREW KENNEDY (Sheffield), chartered accountant
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , Who, with IAN GILLIES , set the questions Producer (;RIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Paul Millett
Unknown: Sheila Morton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor Talk till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
2.0-2.2 News
Stand-by Careers: 3 - MARGARET KORVING suggests second, third, and even fourth choices for school-leavers who are good with figures.
Cool Drinks for Warm Days: 3 - More thirst-quenching suggestions from PAMELA VANDYKE PRICE.
Promises, Promises; ANDY PRICE meets some of the past winners of RADA'S 'Most Promising Actor ' award.
I Was A Stranger (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGrcgor
Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Pamela Vandyke
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Mumpkiti 's Move by RAINE BAMRAH


Unknown: Mr Mumpkiti
Unknown: Raine Bamrah

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Nearly Dead by PETER WHALLEY


Unknown: Peter Whalley

: Story Time

A Week of H. G. Wells
Five tales by one of the masters of scientific romance, adapted by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Timothy Klghlley
1: The Truth about Pyecraft Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Adapted By: Neville Teller
Read By: Timothy Klghlley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Serendipity

Patrick Moore goes to the Archive Auction. An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts PATRICK MOORE to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Share and Share Alike

with Michael Robbins as Jack and Hugh Paddick as Leslie Two brothers, Jack and Leslie Burrows , dissimilar in character in every respect, are left an unexpected inheritance of £50.000 by their late mother. But before they can share the money they must first satisfy the only condition she imposed - that they live together in harmony for a set period. Instead of deriving benefit from this experience, the brothers clash head-on, both at home and at work. with Elizabeth Morgan and Denis Bond 1: The Will with a guest appearance by Deryck Guvler as the solicitor Written by HAROLD SNOAD and MICHAEL KNOWLES Producer JOHN DYAS
(Repealed: Wednesday 12.27)


Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Leslie Two
Unknown: Leslie Burrows
Unknown: Denis Bond
Unknown: Deryck Guvler
Written By: Harold Snoad
Written By: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent


: The Monday Play

The Cost of Living Like This by JAMES KENNAWAY , dramatised for radio by A. P. LEE with Martin Jarvis as Julian Diana Olsson as Christabel and James Cairncross as the Narrator
The bizarre final chapter in the life of a dying economist. Its whirlwind of events, and tug of loyalties and passions, is depicted with insight and sympathy in James Kenna way's novel, posthumously published in 1969, and thought by many to be his finest. Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland. (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)
Repeated: Sunday
2.30 pm)


Unknown: James Kennaway
Unknown: A. P. Lee
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Julian Diana Olsson
Unknown: James Cairncross
Unknown: James Kenna
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Sally: Jill Fenner
Mozart: Ronnie Letham
Barman/Doctor: Tom Cotcher
Nurse: Barbara Bryan

: Near Myths

John Ebdon reveals some not immediately obvious aspects of Greece both Ancient and Modern. (Repeated: Thursday 11.45 am)


Unknown: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

Warwick Castle
Perched on a. rocky bluff above the Avon with its formal gardens and strutting peacocks, Warwick Castle is one of the most picturesque sites in England. But the upkeep of these superb and extensive fortifications is costly. A number of the Castles art treasures are being sold off, including two Canaletto pictures, the subject of a recent appeal.
Patrick Nuttgens visits the castle and considers the increasing financial strain of maintaining such a huge structure. Producer DAVID PERRY
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Producer: David Perry

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Origins

The natural expansion of the city of modern Tunis threatens to "obliterate the ancient remains of Carthage beneath the concrete of new buildings. For five years a concentrated programme of excavation has been undertaken- by archaeologists from nine nations. This summer is the last phase of this international effort in which a team of British archaeologists has been involved.
Malcolm Billings visits Carthage with Professor Barry Cun liffe to examine the results of this large-scale project and to find out what has been learnt about the early history of this once great Mediterranean city Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Rer repeat: Tuesday 11.35 am)


Unknown: Professor Barry Cun

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas by V. S. NAIPAUL , abridged in 15 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by Garard Green (1)
For Mohun Biswas , success means the wonder and audacity of having a house and portion of the earth all his own. But the odds seem all against him and as he moves from job to job. as he acquires a wife and four children. as he struggles to escape from the household of his in-laws. Mr Biswas 's ambition becomes ever more remote ... Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Mr Biswas
Unknown: V. S. Naipaul
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: Garard Green
Unknown: Mohun Biswas
Unknown: Mr Biswas
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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