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: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by BRYAN PLATT


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Shipping forecast

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: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with MJKE VESTEY Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with SISTER JUDITH ELLEN
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by SUSAN DENNY
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Judith Ellen
Read By: Susan Denny

: Granny's Village



Unknown: Roger Mason

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Holidays in 79 This year you might want to organise your own European tour or give a holiday to your children on their own. go camping. or on a walking holiday. or even a ' craft ' holiday. Or perhaps you are tempted by an easy and cheap package holiday. or two weeks in one of Britain's booming resorts. The brochures for 1979 seem more glossy and more tempting than ever and the choices even wider. This year perhaps our two guests, travel correspondents Elisabeth de Stroumlllo and John Carter , could help you with that difficult holiday decision.
In the Chair
Judith Chalmers Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Elisabeth de Stroumlllo
Unknown: John Carter
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: Local Time

Material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by David Lloyd.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: David Lloyd.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM, page 9: Behold, the great Creator makes (BBC HB 44); Psalm 65; Colossians 1, vv 3-14 (rsv); A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41)

: Morning Story

By a Frozen River by NORMAN LEVINE
Read by Jon Glover


Unknown: Norman Levine
Read By: Jon Glover

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

What Else Did Daddy Say? by BEN STEED with Matthew Ryan as Patrick Elizabeth Bell as Mum Peter Wickham as Dad and Sarah Steed as Emma
Ten-year old Patrick, it seems, understands more about the break-up of his parents' marriage than they do themselves.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Ben Steed
Unknown: Matthew Ryan
Unknown: Patrick Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: Mum Peter Wickham
Unknown: Sarah Steed
Directed By: Liane Aukin

: Into the Hills

In the first of three talks Hamish Maclnnes of Glencoe looks at avalanches and recalls his own survival in five of them in Scotland and the Himalayas. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Hamish MacLnnes

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Bad-Tempered Little Bridge by JUDITH DRAZIN


Unknown: Judith Drazin

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Desert Island Discs

Norman Parkinson , the photographer, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Parkinson
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

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: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Wlicn The Trolls Grant a Fiddler's Wish: TONY BARNFIELD with the young performers, producer and composer PETER MAXWELL DAVIES, as they rehearse his children's opera ' The Two Fiddlers '.
(The Two Fiddlers: Thursday 4.55 pm Radio 3)
A Plain Woman's Guide: today SHEILA BLACK explains the workings of the Price Commission.
Animal Relations: an occasional look at the world of animals with MOLLY PRICE-OWEN .
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Moon's Ottery (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Peter Maxwell
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen

: News

: Parliamentin Profile

Four programmes on how Parliament works. Presented by Anthony Howard with the help of recordings from the 1978 proceedings of the House of Commons.
1: Across the Dispatch Box
Question Time is perhaps the most publicised h iur of the parliamentary day, and twice a week it provides a stage for the ritual clash of Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition.


Presented By: Anthony Howard

: Afternoon Theatre

The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. LAWRENCE dramatised for radio by LIANE AUKIN , With Diana Bishop as Hester Carter
Moray Watson as Oscar Cresswell Adam Godley as Paul Carter
There is always the need for money. The house is haunted by the whispers. which the children hear. ' Is money luck? ' the boy wonders. The rocking horse holds the secret. and the boy rides it tn search of an answer.
4.30 Announcements


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Hester Carter
Unknown: Moray Watson
Unknown: Oscar Cresswell
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Paul Carter
Directed By: David Spenser
Bassett: Sean Barrett
Edward Carter: Rod Beacham
Miss Wilmot: Joan Matheson
Joan Carter: Atherine Hughes

: Story Time

1066 And All That by w. C. SELLAR and R. J. YEATMAN
* A Memorable History of England, comprising all the parts you can remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings, and 2 Genuine Dates.'
Abridged in four parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Arthur Marshall and Barry Justice (1) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: C. Sellar
Unknown: R. J. Yeatman
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Arthur Marshall
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The 27-Year Itch

A marital comedy starring Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick
4: Edward Seeks to Expand his Mind, with the Help of a Gentle Armlock from Dorothy featuring
Written by BARRY PILTON Producer
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: David Burke
Unknown: Lewis Fiander
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: All Life's a Miracle

Some illnesses are healed by orthodox medicine. some by more unusual methods, some. as it seems, by miracles. What role does religion play in helping the sick get well? Heather Formainl talks to doctors, clergy and others. Producer monica FURLONG (Ret; repeat)


Talks: Heather Formainl

: The Boy and the Shadow

The Story of J. M. Barrie and Peter Pan
Compiled and narrated by Brian Sibley
It is just 50 years since Sir James Barrie published the play of Peter pan and, in so doing, confessed that he had no recollection of ever having created Peter. We go in search of the Boy whj wouldn't grow up and the Man who didn't want to. with David Steuart as J. M. Barrie and HILARY GILMAN , ELIZABETH LINDSAY , JENNIFER PIERCEY , EVA STUART , FRED BRYANT. ROY SPENCER and Anthony Miall as Peter Pan


Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Sir James Barrie
Unknown: David Steuart
Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Unknown: Hilary Gilman
Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Jennifer Piercey
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Fred Bryant.
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Anthony Miall
Unknown: Peter Pan
Producer: Graham Gaulb

: Scientifically Speaking

Introduced by John Maddox
Where was the cradle of mankind - and when did the first hominoid walk on earth? Professor David Piibeam. of the Department of Anthropology at Yale University, believes some of the answers are becoming clearer. Our most likely ancestor was a tree-dwelling creature weighing roughly 40 pounds, with a stature like that of a medium-sized dog. This hominoid called Ramapithecus inhabited the land-masses between East Africa and China between 15 and eight million years ago.
JOHN MADDOX discusses how these inferences and others concerning the life-style of such creatures can be made on the basis of a few jaw fragments recovered from fossil deposits.


Introduced By: John Maddox
Unknown: David Piibeam.
Unknown: John Maddox
Producer: David Paterson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Richard Cork Producer ANNE WINDER
9.5S Weather


Presenter: Richard Cork
Producer: Anne Winder

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

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: The Financial World Tonight

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: Unforgettables

A selection of music for late-night listening.

: News

Weather report: forecast

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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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