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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by David BUTLER
A regional view of farming in the week ahead Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Butler

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead in London, with Libby Purves in Bristol including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With The Rev Wilfred Wilkinson
7.0, 8.0 Today's News read by Laurie MacMillan
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: Libby Purves
Prayer for the Day: Wilfred Wilkinson
Newsreader: Laurie MacMillan

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: James Cameron

reflects on life in and out of the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

When he and the regulars. Mavis Nicholson , Bernard Falk and Kenneth Robinson are among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling as they talk to some of the personalities who will be making the news in the forthcoming week - and sometimes make the news themselves - in Radio 4s liveliest and most unpredictable talk show.


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

'When cutting logs, the woodlice which thrived in the bark calmly walked into the noisy chain saw instead of away. Can woodlice hear? '
The team answers your wildlife questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Moira Mann

: Daily Service

NEM. page 67; What tongue can tell thy greatness. Lord (BBC HB 541); Psalm 119, part 3: Genesis 22, w 1-13 (RSV); Holy, holy, holy. Lord God Almighty! (BBC HB 169)

: Morning Story

In Quebec City by NORMAN LEVINE
Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: Quebec City
Unknown: Norman Levine
Read By: Jon Glover
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Black Rhythm and Roots

David Simmons, using his own and rare commercial recordings from Africa, Cuba, Haiti, the Caribbean and the United States, follows a musical and personal trail across three continents. It's a trail of detection, unravelling a tangled knot of styles and influences of cultural and political backgrounds, to discover the rhythmic threads that led to the Latin 'craze' in America and recrossed the Atlantic to become in Britain, both staple diet for such innocuous entertainment as Come Dancing and later a driving force for the restless dynamics of today's disco scene.
(Repeated: Tues 8.0 pm)


Presenter: David Simmons
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

including today The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING. Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price Editor DENNIS LOWER


Unknown: Margaret Korving.

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news:

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Wldlake
Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Wldlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
2.6-2.2 News
Emergency!: You're not trained-and you're faced with an emergency. What should you do? 4: Burns and Scalds.
Future Perfect: ANNE SUTER looks for the good things in life.
Inside Mongolia: MIKE SHIELS has been visiting the land of Ghengis Khan and the most inaccessible country on Earth.
The Tiger in the Smoke by MARGERY AI.LINGHAM abridged in 12 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN. Read by Gavin Campbell (1)
It is a few years after the war. Meg Elginbrodde , a young war widow, is planning to remarry until a series of photographs. sent through the post. suggest her first husband is still alive. The consequences of a wartime raid on the French coast cast a long shadow not only across Meg but also across a cold-blooded killer and a grotesque collection of men who form a street band - all of them adrift in a pea-souper of a London fog.
(Music: Jolivet's Narcisse) Editor WYN KNOWLES
from 2.0


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anne Suter
Unknown: Mike Shiels
Unknown: Ghengis Khan
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Meg Elginbrodde
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Six Thin Brothers by joy TUCKER

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Blacker Meridian by JOHN ASHE


Unknown: John Ashe

: Story Time

The Master of Ballantrae by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON adapted for radio in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by lain Cuthbertson (1)
From the Ayrshire coast to the American wilderness, this 19th-century classic of jealousy and intrigue uncoils like an exotic serpent - with a sting in the tail!
Producer Tom KINNINMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Producer: Tom Kinninmont

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS
5.55 Weather; programme news:


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

(Details Wednesday 12.27)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.30 pm)

: Under Milk Wood

A Play for Voices by DYLAN THOMAS
Llareggub Hill, that mystic tumulus, the memorial of peoples that dwelt in the region of Liareggub before the Celts left the land of summer and where the old wizards made themselves a wife out of flowers.'


Voices By: Dylan Thomas
First Voice: Glyn Houston
Second Voice: Petra Davies
Reverend: Aubrey Richards
Captain Cat: Eli Jenkins
Captain Cat: Gerald James
Polly: Nerys Hughes

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Red-Haired Priest

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was born in 1678, but it was not until this century that the full range of over 700 compositions was discovered. In Kaleidoscope, Michael Oliver discusses the composer-priest with his new biographers and a leading exoonent of his work, Vittorio Negri , who conducts the first recording of Vivaldi's onera Tito Manlio. Producer


Unknown: Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Vittorio Negri
Unknown: Tito Manlio.
Unknown: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The Sacred Grove

2: Measureless to Man Water and wells
(Binaural - the full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)


Talks: Leonard Pearcey
Unknown: Dr Hilda David
Unknown: Eric Fisher

: A Book at Bedtime

The Price of Love 16)

: News

Weather report; 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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