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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from East Anglia by DAVID RICHARDSON. A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Norwich


Unknown: David Richardson.

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES including at
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines See Letters


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Week on Four

Edgar Martin looks ahead


Unknown: Edgar Martin

: James Cameron

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

: News

: Start the Week with Desmond Wilcox

Dr Rob Buckman , Mavis Nicholson 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: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

: Wildlife

' While crossing the river, I saw a swan splash down into the water and then completely submerge! Can a bird as big as a swan really dive? '
The team dips into a selection of your questions.
Introduced by Derek Jonei Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
(Repeated: Thursday 3.35 pm medium only)


Introduced By: Derek Jonei
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251); Psalm 40; Luke 8, vv 22-25 (NEB); Light's abode, celestial Salem (BBC HB 250)

: Morning Story

At the Frontier by HOPE DUBE Read by John Weslbrook


Read By: John Weslbrook

: News

: Workers' Playtime

'Like the NATO base that proclaims "Peace is our Profession", the flag-poles flutter "Butlinland is Freedomland". The motto on the wall, "Our true intent is all for your delight" is a quote from Midsummer Night's Dream.' Ray Gosling
A thoughtful cruise around holidays and holiday camps conducted by Ray Gosling.
Billy Butlin was the man for the time. Billy Butlin - a comfortable name, a winner's name. Like Billy Bunter, he would open up the tuck shop and like Colonel Sanders of a later age, he would be clean and finger-lickin' good.'
Under the slogan 'a week's holiday for a week's wage' Billy Butlin opened his first holiday camp at Skegness in 1936. By 1939 there were over 100 similar camps. With the help of Harry Thompson and the BBC Sound Archives, Ray Gosling looks at life in holiday camps and the changes Billy Butlin wrought in British seaside life.

(Repeated: Wednesday 8.0 pm)

11.51 Announcements


Presenter: Ray Gosling
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson Second Round. 23: Scotland
ALAN HARPER (Edinburgh), research engineer; ELIZABETH MCLEOD (Glasgow), lecturer; ALWYN JAMES (Midlothian), freelance editor; NOREEN DRINK-WATER (Aberdeen), zoologist Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , set the questions. Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Thursday 6,30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Elizabeth McLeod
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Griff Rhys

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two.
2.1-2.2 News
Gentle Words for the Gentle Sex: GILLIAN STRICKLAND With her monthly review of newly published magazines.
A Volunteer Nurse in Papua: MARY CHERRY talks to SARAH DAY. Reading Your Letters.
Stand-by Careers: 4 - MARGARET KORVING suggests choices for school leavers who are good with people.
The Hall in the Field (I):


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gillian Strickland
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: Listen with Mother

Story:There Goes the Pigby HERBERT MCKAY


Unknown: Herbert McKay

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Vienna Connection

: Story Time: We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea: 1

by Arthur Ransome abridged and read in ten parts by Gabriel Woolf
'The Swallows' - John, Susan, Titty and Roger - sail alone across the North Sea in one of their most tremendous and thrilling adventures.
BBC Bristol


Author: Arthur Ransome
Abridged by/Reader: Gabriel Woolf
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: Serendipity

Louis Heren goes to the Archive Auction to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Producer: John Knight

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Share and Share Alike

with Michael Robbins as Jack and Hugh Paddick as Leslie Unless Jack and Leslie Burrows can suppress a codicil to their Mother's will extending their period of enforced house-sharing, the next three years are likely to be nothing short of a sentence of hard labour for them both. But first they must locate the missing witnesses ...
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.27)


Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Leslie Unless Jack
Unknown: Leslie Burrows
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown: Ron Pember
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 Merry Wives of Windsor by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE starring
Adapted and directed by DICKON REED . A World Service Drama production. (Repeated: Sunday
2.30 medium only)


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Directed By: Dickon Reed
Mistress Ford: Sheila Hancock
Sir John Falstaff: Brewster Mason
Mistress Page: Maxine Audley
Mistress Quickly: Patricia Hayes
Ford: Charles Kay
Page: Bill Fraser
Pistol: Peter Jeffrey
Justice Shallow: Carleton Hobbs
Slender: Geoffrey Beevers
EvanS: Richard Bebb
Nym: Kevin Flood
Bardolf: John Hollis
Anne Page: Susan Sheridan
CaiUS: David Horovitch
Fenton: Richard Derrington
Host/Simple: Edward Kelsey

: Near Myths

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


Unknown: John Ebdon

: Lambeth Conference Report

Once every ten years the bishops of the Anglican Communion gather for the Lambeth Conference, under the chairmanship of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Today they have been discussing the vexed question of the ordination of women. Gerald Priestland reports from Canterbury on the outcome.

: Kaleidoscope

Cloak and Dagger P. D. James tracks down the motives and methods of thriller writing with the help of other crime authors. Producer ANNE WINDER Preview: page 15
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Dagger P. D. James
Producer: Anne Winder

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Origins

A Future for Our Past
Many of the world's great monuments are facing erosion as a direct result of their popularity. Three million tourists trample over the Acropolis each year. Nearly as many visit Hadrian's Wall, Stonehenge and Canterbury Cathedral. In addition, air pollution and climatic conditions are adding to the deterioration of important monuments of the past.
Malcolm Billings examines the situation and visits the Acropolis at Athens with Professor
Richard Tomlinson to see how the famous temples there are being provided with a more secure future.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Rev repeat: Tuesday 11.35 am)


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Richard Tomlinson

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (C)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: 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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