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: News

: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland. Religious Affairs Correspondent
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer Anthony PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for Your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis in Sydney and Ian Archer in London. A specially extended edition goes worldwide again to capture the atmosphere of the Australian scene where England are playing in the Fourth Test. Back home the programme reflects International Tennis at Olympia and the third round of the FA Cup. A Radio Sport and OB Production


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Presented By: Ian Archer

: News

: International Assignment

A Sovereign Liquor
The Scots have been celebrating Hogmanay with a wee dram' for centuries. Now most of the world does the same. John Allen takes a look at whisky the ' sovereign liquor', made in Scotland and drunk in five continents.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN


Unknown: John Allen
Production By: John Allen

: Talking Politics

What do politicians talk about when they're not talking politics? What are their interests, and how do they relax when they can escape from the pressures of Westminster and Whitehall?
Anthony King continues his occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics. with the Secretary of State for Transport. The Rt Hon William Rodgers , mp


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: William Rodgers
Producer: Anne Sloman

: News Stand

Tom Vernon. adjudged Radio Presenter of the Year by the Society of Authors. reviews the weekly magazines in his own highly idiosyncratic style.


Unknown: Tom Vernon.
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 151 and 103-105; Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (BBC HB 63); Psalm 147, vv 12-20: Matthew 2, vv 1-12 (AV); As wit'i gladness men of old (BBC HB 62)

: Pick of the Week

June Knox-Mawer presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.


Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The tenth of 13 programmes in which Kings-fey Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse. The poems in this programme are all by JOHN BETJEMAN : Westminster Abbey. Invasion Exercise on the Poultry Farm, How to Get On in Society and A Subaltern's Love Song. Readers HUGH DICKSON , DAVID BRIERLEY, HEATHER BELL and KINGSLEY AMIS Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: John Betjeman
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Heather Bell
Producer: Alec Reid

: 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 Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Spiegl on Saturday

with Fritz Spiegl BBC Manchester

: News

: Away From It All

with Joan Bakewell
This weekend many hundreds of people sail off to the sun on the holiday of a lifetime, but will their cruise live up to expectations?


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Tom Mennard
Bernie Clifton and Duggie Brown
KEN FRITH (piano)
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Duggie Brown
Piano: Ken Frith
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Robert Kee
Lord Chalfont Helene Hayman , HP Steve Race
Chairman David Jacobs from Ufflngton, Oxon
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Lord Chalfont Helene Hayman
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy. both new and old, from classics to comics.
Producer HELEN FRY


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Alfie Bass and Patricia Hayes in Pity the Poor Potters by ALLAN PRIOR
If the Potter family are : poor, and they certainly are, it's not for the want of trying to be otherwise ... by every means known to the wrong side of the law! And when simple Simon, a young sociologist, comes a-knocking at their door eager to know about their past, he learns more about life than he bargained for.


Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Directed By: David Johnston
Dad Potter: Alfie Bass
Ma Potter: Patricia Hayes
Carla: Diane Langton
Darren: Graham Chinn
Simon: Peter Wickham
Propositioner / Detective /: Harold Kasket

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves, Does He Take Sugart seeks to give practical advice to disabled listeners in all relevant fields: welfare, finance, mobility, and work and leisure. Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

A Fresh Look at the Musical
Presented by Dents Quilley Part 2. Programme 2 The Song or How to Sit Up All Night Trying to Find a Word that Rhymes with ' Orange'


Presented By: Dents Quilley
Unknown: Blain Fairman
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Enquire Within

We all have niggling little questions in the corners of our minds that we mean to follow up some day , . , when we have the time, Now you can unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on postcards, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London [Postcode removed]


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Best seller? Box office success? Top of the charts? Top of the ratings? Michael Billington introduces a selection from the books, films, plays, music and other arts reviewed during the past week. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Michael Billington
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Robert Powell. the actor Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: Robert Powell.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests in conversation inspired by amusing or bemusing episodes of the week.
Musical punctuations by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on records: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Investigation of a Murder by ERIC SAWARD
The methods of police investigation in a murder case are believed to be well-known. Routine enquiry, occasional inspiration. leading to conviction or frustration. But what is the effect of modern police work on those only casually or coincidentally involved in the case? What is the impact, in particular, on the relatives of the suspect; the man believed, but not yet known, to have committed the crime?
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Mon 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Eric Saward
Directed By: Roger Pine
Det-Sgt Burgess: Roger Hume
Det-Con Bailey: Terry Molloy
Det-Supt Armstrong: Geoffrey Matthews
Jenny: Elizabeth Cassidy
Malcolm: Sean Barrett
Mum: Ysanne Churchman
Mrs Marsden: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Meadows: Peggy Ashby
Raymond: Michael Irwin
Doctor: Leonard Dixon
Charlie: Earl Cameron
Len Woods: Arnold Peters
Desk Sgt: Ralph Lawton
Radio operator: Hedli Niklaus

: News

: With Great Pleasure

You may take my happiness to make you happier,
Even though you never know I gave it to you -
Only let me hear sometimes all alone,
The distant laughter of your joy.
Before an invited audience at the Waldegrave Hall in London, Bryan Forbes and Nanette New man present an anthology of their favourite poetry and prose. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
Bryan Forbes on Films: page 25


Unknown: Waldegrave Hall
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Nanette New
Producer: John Knight
Unknown: Bryan Forbes

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation on the Feast of the Epiphany, led by COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Colin Semper

: Singer's Choice

Nigel Douglas presents recordings of singers for whom he has particular affection and regard. 8: Enrico Caruso


Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Enrico Caruso

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening.
The Crack of Doom by FREDERICK BRADNUM
The problems of a family inheritance can sound ' The Crack of Doom ' for many.


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Jonathan: Andrew Branch
His mother: Margot Boyd
Edith Curve: Hilda Kriseman
Brother Jack: Manning Wilson
A lady: Brenda Kaye
Silence, a butler: John Gabriel
Mrs Grant/A girl: Jennifer Piercey
Solicitor: Harold Kasket

: 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.

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