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: Farming Today



Producers: Les Cottington
Producers: Herbert Daybell
Producers: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
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 Including the Home International Championship match between England and Scotland at Wembley. the Monaco Grand Prix and the Italian Tennis Championships. Plus up-to-the-minute coverage of the other events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Europe At
2: What are the Issues
In just over a fortnight from now it will be known whom the voters of Europe have chosen to represent them in their new Parliament in the first direct elections to that body ever held.
Ian McDougall and BBC Correspondents examine the issues uppermost in the minds of the electorate.
Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE long wave only


Unknown: Ian McDougall
Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Victor Knight
Producer PETER ROBINS long wave only


Unknown: Victor Knight
Producer: Peter Robins

: News Stand

Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 13; Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC HB 484); Psalm 116: 1 John 4, v 16 to 5, v 5 (NEB); God is love: let heaven adore him (BBC HB 7)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's choice Producer NICK HUGHES
long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Time for Verse

First Impressions
The poet Jenny Joseph presents the second of two selections of the poetry which fired her imagination in her formative years. Readers
John Franklyn-Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester
long wave only


Unknown: Jenny Joseph
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Wildlife

' Is it possible that primitive life evolved in several areas on earth. producing more than one " tree of life "? '
The Wildlife team question their origins.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am) long wave only
(A new series of Wildlife on One starts on Thursday on BBC1: sec page 4)


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Smith on Saturday

Phil Smith takes a whimsical look at life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Away From It All

Joan Bakewell is your radio travel agent with advice on where to go and how to cut the cost. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren Clive James
Clement Freud. MP Angela Rippon
Newsreader JOHN MARSH
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON and DANNY GREENSTONE
(Rptd: Tues at 10.35 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long ware only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Newsreader John
Produced By: Alan Nixon
Produced By: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

Sir William Barlow Marghanita Laski Clive Jenkins
Ronald Harwood
Chairman David Jacobs from Ewell, Surrey
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol i Broadcast on Fri at 8.30)
1.55 Shipping forecast lung wave only


Unknown: Sir William Barlow
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Ronald Harwood
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 DENYS GUEROULT (Repeated: Sun 11.25 pm) long wave only


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

The Walls Came Tumbling Down by MICHAEL JUDGE
MATT: We're buried, Gerry, Buried alive.
GERRY: I can crawl about six feet, and then there's nothing but a solid wall of rubble ... Oh God, the irony of it. Gerry Gleeson buried in a churchy
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Unknown: Michael Judge
Unknown: Gerry Gleeson
Directed By: Robert Cooper
John Delargy: Kevin Flood
Ann Delargy: Roisin Donaghy
Gerry Gleeson: John Hewitt
Matt Kinsella: Louis Rolston
Neighbour: Joe McPartland
superintendant/reporter: George Shane
sergent/O'shea: Patrick Brannigan
Fr Golden: Harold Goldblatt
Garda: John Keegan
Announcer / Cornelius O'Sullivan.: Aiden Grennell
William McGinley: Michael Duffy
Mary McGinley: Sheila McGibbon
Hotel manager: Jack McQuoid
Sean O'Kelly: Desmond MacAleer
Frank Hanley: Mark Mulholland
Other parishioners: Sheila McGibbon
Other parishioners: Jack McQuoid
Other parishioners: Mark Mulholland

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for and with the disabled.
Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves. Does He Take Sugar? seeks to give practical advice to disabled listeners in all relevant fields: welfare, finance, mobility and work and leisure. Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: God and Caesar

3: Religion and Apartheid Canon Trevor Beeson examines the relationship between the Calvinist Dutch Reformed Church and the government of South Africa.
Series producer
JOHN WILKINS long wave only


Unknown: Canon Trevor Beeson
Unknown: John Wilkins

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to Ken Ford about the week in his and your garden.
Manchester long wave only


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Sheridan Morley introduces a selection from last week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART long wave only
Sheridan's Films: p 21


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jack Brymer. clarinettist


Clarinettist: Jack Brymer.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests in conversation inspired by amusing or bemusing episodes of the week.
Musical interlude by PETER SKELLERN
(Robert Robinson returns with Word for Word 8.40 pm on BBC2)


Unknown: Peter Skellern
Producer: Hugh Purcell
Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker with popular classics on records. Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Richard of Bordeaux by GORDON DAVIOT with Martin Jarvis Maurice Denham David Buck
Maureen O'Brien John Rowe
' They always compare me in their minds with my father. " If the Black Prince had lived, there would be none of this pacifist nonsense." War, war, war! It is all they ever think of.' Directed by MARTIN JENKINS
(First broadcast in 1975) 9.58 Weather


Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: John Rowe
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Maudelyn: David Timson
Second page/Henry's page: Anthony Smee
Richard: Martin Jarvis
Anne of Bohemia: Maureen O'Brien
Thomas of Woodstock,Duke of Gloucester: Maurice Denham
John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster: Alan Rowe
Edmund, Duke of York: Manning Wilson
Michael De La Pole: Alan Dudley
Earl of Arundel: Allan Cuthbertson
Robert De Vere: Geoffrey Collins
Sir Simon Burley/Doctor: Denis McCarthy
Sir Thomas Mowbray: David Buck
Sir John Montague: Roger Gartland
Rutland/page: Peter Whitman
Henry Bolingbroke: John Rowe
Thomas Arundel, Arch bishop of Canterbury: Trader Faulkner

: News

: Offshore Britons

Derek Cooper visits just a few of the 1.000-plus inhabited islands that make up the British Isles. 5: Lundy and St George 's Lundy, off Ilfracombe, and St Georges, off Looe, are islands of dreams. The Landmark Trust is well into a development programme to make Lundy commercially self-sufficient: BABS AND ATTY ATKINS are content to enjoy retirement on the tiny island they bought 15 years ago.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: St George

: Lighten Our Darkness

A Saturday evening reflection led by David Winter


Unknown: David Winter

: The Life and Times of the Orchestra

A nine-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann follows the changing fortunes of the orchestra and the society whose tastes it has always mirrored.
6: The Arranger, or the Poacher's Paradise
It may be that it's what you are that counts, but a change of clothing never hurts. Or does it? This week's programme casts an eye on the questionablebusinessoftranscription.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening.
An Unbroken Chain by JEREMY SEABROOK
A duologue between grandmother and difficult grandson, in which various family frailties emerge ...


Unknown: Jeremy Seabrook
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Grandmother: Betty Hardy
Victor: Ian Hoare

: 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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