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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Week

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


Unknown: David Richardson

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: A High Wind in Jamaica

by RICHARD HUGHES abridged for radio in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT ReadbyJohnHollis
1: Emily's Earthquake
' One can by an effort of will and imagination think like a child at least in a partial degree.'
In this unsentimental and moving novel which explores the nature of childhood, Richard Hughes captures the obsessions and the adventures of a group of children taken by pirates on the high seas.


Unknown: Richard Hughes
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Unknown: Richard Hughes
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

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: Sally Thompson

: News

: Wildlife

The magazine edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds, and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Introduced by Derek Jonei Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jonei
Producer: Moira Mann

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; As pants the hart for cooling streams fBBC HB 451); Psalm 91. vv 1-13; Luke 14, vv 1-14 (NEB); Fight the good fight with all thy might (BBC HB 302)

: Morning Story

The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County byMARK TWAIN
Read by Jon Glover
' Well, this Smiley caught a frog one day, and took him home, to learn that frog to jump. And he did learn him, too! He'd give him a little tap' behind, and you'd see that frog whirling in the air like a doughnut.'


Unknown: Calaveras County
Unknown: Mark Twain
Read By: Jon Glover
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Married Daughter

(Full details: Thurs 7.45 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wist 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 Semi-final 4:
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland lance JAMES (Midlothian), freelance editor; ELIZABETH MCLEOD (Glasgow), lecturer; GARETH GRIFFITHS (mid-Glamorgan), teacher; JAMES NESBITT (County Antrim), civil servant 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
Editor: Elizabeth McLeod
Unknown: Gareth Griffiths
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Griff Rhys

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Barbara Myers Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Barbara Myers
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
2.0-2.2 News
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON GOW reporting.
' Live in a Granny-Annexer No Thanks! ': HELEN IRWIN Peers and Plebs (4) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Don Gow
Unknown: Helen Irwin
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Lion in the Meadow by MARGARET MAHY


Unknown: Margaret Mahy

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Dr Johnson Investigates

by Richard Brayshaw
[Starring] Leo McKern as Dr Samuel Johnson

London, 1776: Mayhem at Garrick's Drury Lane Theatre. An actor is killed during a production of Macbeth, and it requires all of Dr Johnson's formidable intelligence, powers of observation and detailed knowledge of Shakespeare to find the true murderer lurking within the production of this unluckiest of plays.
BBC Bristol


Writer: Richard Brayshaw
Music: Handel
Director: Brian Miller
Dr Samuel Johnson: Leo McKern
James Boswell: Edward de Souza
David Garrick: Laurence Payne
Call-boy: Simon Allen
Forbes: Paul Nicholson
Sarah Siddons: Linda Janiec
Binnie: Brenda Kaye
Warburton: Gavin Campbell
Barry: Allan McClelland
Meg Blount: Vanessa Millard
Tom Blount: Roy Spencer
Paine: Andrew Branch
Hester Thrale: Daphne Neville
Henry Thrale/Officer: Phillip Manikum

: Story Time

The Sword In the Stone by T. H. white, abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER Read by David Davis (1)
The first of the books by T. H. White about the life of King Arthur, tells how the boy ' Wart educated by the magician Merlin, became King by pulling the sword out of the stone.
Producer GRAHAM gauli


Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: David Davis
Unknown: T. H. White

: PM Reports

Presented by Barbara Myers Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Barbara Myers
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Serendipity

Cliff Morgan browses through the BBC Sound Archives. Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Share and Share Alike

When a documentary film unit visits the factory where both brothers work. Leslie sees himself as the star. But he reckons without brother Jack . , , With ELIZABETH MORGAN and DENIS BOND 7: The Film
Guest appearance by Frank Thornton as The Film Director with RON PEMBER


Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown: Denis Bond
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Ron Pember
Written By: Harold Snoad
Written By: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Jack: With Micbael Robbins
Leslie: And Hugh Paddick

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: The Monday Play

Flight Into a Wilderness by DON TAYLOR
Narrated by Conrad Phillips
1660: with the rout of the Puritans at the Restoration of the Stuarts, two former commanders in Cromwell's army find themselves fugitives and flee to New England to escape Royalist retribution. The story and characters are based on fact.
Music composed by DEREK BOURGEOIS
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Conrad Phillips
Composed By: Derek Bourgeois
Directed By: Brian Miller
William Goffe: Alan Moore
Edward Whalley: John Ablnerl
FranceS: Petra Davies
Mary: Jennifer Piercey
Capt Williams/Jones: Phillip Manikum
Gookin/Sperry: John Gabriel
Anne Bradstreet: Amanda Murray
Patience/Mistress Gookin: Eve Karpp
John Child/Scranton: Brian Jackson
Capt Pierce/Kirk: Barkliy Johnson
Edwards/Isalah/Davenport: Tim Bentinck
Endecott/Gilbert/Landlord: Peter Wickham
Crowne/Messenger/Lobdell: David Sinclair
Bellingham: Conrad Phillips
Danforth/Treat: Eric Allan
Norton/Leete: Philip Voss
Bradstreet/Bishop/Shoshoonas: Roy Spencer
Kellond/Manahassett: Robert Trotter

: Chapter and Verse

takes a look at Parson Woodforde, that leisurely 18th-century parish priest, as well as at more recent religious books and people.


Producer: Monica Furlong

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jim Hiley
Producer Richard BANNERMAN


Presenter: Jim Hiley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Origins

World authorities of Classical Archaeology will be attending the 11th International Congress, Greece and Italy in the Classical World, being held in London this week. Malcolm Billings hears from delegates about some of the latest discoveries that are to be presented there.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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