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: News

: Farming Today



Producers: Les Cottington
Producers: Hfrbert Daybell
Producers: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Aberdeen
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Allan Wright

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get 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 opening day of the Prudential World Cup cricket competition and the fillies classic, The Oaks at Epsom.
Plus up-to-the-minute coverage of the other events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and OB production
8.45 Today's Papers
I Broadcast at 7.40 am)


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: Beamed from Europe

John Skrine. with the help of Roy Plomley , looks at an early radio rival of the BBC.


Unknown: John Skrine.
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

A Special Edition
' All activities - eating, sleeping, toilet, working-are carried on in a ten square metre cell in which two or three prisoners live and work for years on end.'
Ian McDougall presents the most recent - and graphic - account of life in a Soviet labour camp, based on documents written in one of them and smuggled out to the BBC in London.
Producer BLAIR THOMSON long wave only


Unknown: Ian McDougall
Producer: Blair Thomson

: Talking Politics

The verdict of the electorate in Britain. Denmark, Holland and Ireland lies sealed in the ballot boxes waiting for the electors of Belgium,
France. Germany, Italy and Luxembourg to cast their votes this weekend before counting begins tomorrow night.
Anthony King compares notes with election commentators in Europe about the way in which the results of this first international election should be interpreted. Producer ANNE SLOMAN long wave only


Unknown: Anthony King
Producer: Anne Sloman

: 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 67; 0 praise ve the Lord! (BBC HB 279); Psalm 146; 1 Peter 1, vv 13-21 (rsv); Come, ye people, rise and sing (BBC HB 270)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer JOHN KNICHT
long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knicht

: Time for Verse

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


Unknown: P. J. Kavanagh
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Wildlife

' How can donkeys relish eating thistles, holly and even gorse merely by curling their lips out of the way? Don't they have any nerves in their gums and tongues?'
Our team of naturalists chew over some more of your prickly questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Sounding Off

with Dr John Rae
' A man was travelling from Pimlico to Battersea when he fell among muggers ... '
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr John Rae

: News

: Away From It All

Joan Bakewell is your radio travel agent.


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

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor are invited to behave churlishly to their guest Jonathan Lynn , who will also have points deducted by Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair and musical jokes played on him by DAVID FIRMAN at the piano.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: David Firman
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Ludovic Kennedy Germaine Greer Iain Sproat. mp Jimmy Reid
Chairman David Jacobs from
Aviemore. Inverness-shire Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Iain Sproat.
Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney in Los Angeles investigates the American Booksellers Convention to discover who writes, publishes and reads the books on the American bookshelf. Producer HELEN FRY long wave only


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Helen Fry

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

The Last Tenant by MICHAEL GILBERT
When a large cache of valuables and money is discovered during the demolition of an old office block, many people come forward as claimants.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD long wave only


Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Det-Insp Petrella: Peter Gilmore
Fred: Anthony McEvoy
Johnny: Gordon Dulieu
Augie: Gregory De Polnay
Sheilagh: Liza Flanagan
MiCk: Kevin Moore
Liam: Michael Deacon
Mrs Sullivan: Pauline Delany
Supt Watterson: Fraser Kerr
Sgt Blencowe: Peter Craze
Sgt Cove: John Bull
MullinS: Fred Bryant
Tasker: James Thomason
Lempard: Harold Kasket
Mrs Hinn: Eva Stuart

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Mary Craig
Reporter KEVIN MULHERN Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in Monday 2 0 4.0 pm
[number removed]. ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Mary Craig
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: ZbigniewBrezinski

adviser on National Security at the White House, answers questions in this special programme shortly before SALT 11 is signed in Vienna from Brian Beedham. Foreign Editor of The Economist. Producer
(Repeated: Thursday 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Moncrieff

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to Ken Fofd about the week in hisand your garden.
Manchester long wave only


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Ken Ford

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Sheridan Morley introduces a selection from last week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART long ware only


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

i Broadcast Fri 10.30 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Ian Carmichael, actor.
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm)


Castaway: Ian Carmichael

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical interlude by PETER CHRISTIE


Unknown: Peter Christie
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on records.
(Rey rpt: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Priest's Hat by JOAN O'CONNOR translated and adapted from the novel by EMILIO DE MARCHI with Philip Voss and Nigel Stock
Fr Cirillo was known as a materialist and as a sorcerer - man who could foretell the winning numbers in the lottery. He purchased a splendid new hat in exchange for some numbers and it turned out to be a very unimportant transaction, with terrible results, for others as well as for himself.
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Mon 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Novel By: Emilio de Marchi
Unknown: Philip Voss
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Fr Cirillo
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Fr Cirillo: Nigel Stock
Baron Coriolano de Santafusca..: Philip Voss
Signor Jervolino: John Gabriel
Maddalena: Pauline Letts
Salvatore: John Ruddock
GennaiO: Andrew Branch
Filippo Mantica: Adrian Egan
Fr Antonio: Lewis Stringer
Martino: Alan Dudley
Usilli: Philip Sully
Di Spiano: Stephen Thorne
Marinella: Valerie Sarruf
Monsignor the Vicar: Roger Hammond
Granella: David Sinclair
Giorgio: Michael Goldie
Lellina: Josie Kidd
Cesare: Michael McStay
Martinelli: Jonathan Newth

: Weather

: News

: Offshore Britons

with Derek Cooper 7: Rathlin
It was in a cave in Rathlin that Robert the Bruce learned from a spider the lesson about perseverance. It's the same kind of determination that helps the hundred or so islanders to earn a living from fishing the stormy seas between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Lighten Our Darkness

Words and music by DON.ALD MACDONALD BBC Scotland

: 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.
8: Close Encounters, or The Man Who Came to Dinner
The orchestra plays host to an assortment of individualists in the hallowed halls of the Concerto. In tonight's programme we discover that two heads are not always better than one.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening.
Going to See Auntie Ada by PHILIP HONEYWELL
After more than 60 years, Nell still reminisces over her favourite aunt, and decides finally to visit her ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Philip Honeywell
Directed By: Brian Miller
Nell: Margot Boyd
Bert: John Gabriel
Ada: June Barrie
Bus driver: Hubert Tucker

: 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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