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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers.


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

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent, Gerald Priestland
S.55 Weather; programme news: long toave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: 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 best value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

From the world of sport and leisure Tony Lewis presents a magazine programme that highlights the personalities in the news and the issues that matter.
Including today's Prudential World Cup final and a look ahead to Wimbledon which starts on Monday.
Plus up-to-the-minute coverage of the other events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and 0* production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Facing the Crisis
The heads of government of the leading industrial nations hold a Summit meeting in Tokyo this week. They confront sharp questions on energy, employment, prices, and the world distribution of wealth.
Presented by the BBC's Economic Editor, Dominick Harrod
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Editor: Dominick Harrod
Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: 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

NEM. p 118: 0 for a faith that will not shrinti (BBC HB 310); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Psalm 16, vv 1-11 (RSV); Soldiers, who are Christ's (BBC HB 337)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Time for Verse

First Impressions
The poet Patricia Beer presents the first of two selections of the poetry which fired her imagination in her formative years.
John Franklvn Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Patricia Beer
Readers: John Franklvn Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Wildlife

"Can you tell me why birds such as flamingos, ducks and waders, so often rest on only one leg?"
Our carefully balanced team of naturalists answers your wildlife 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

Sir Adrian Cadbury
' The trouble with moles is that you can't get at them ...'
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sir Adrian Cadbury

: News

: Away From It All

Joan Bakewell is your radio travel agent with advice on where to go and how to cut the cost.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]


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

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Slightly less than half-an-hour of wit, wisdom and panic from
Tim Brooke-Tavlor William Rushton Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton with the twiddly bits; of COLIN SELL at the piano
Producer GEOFFREY peukins (Repeal)
12.55 Weather; programme news: lonp wave only


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Tavlor
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Mancroft
Air Vice-Marshal Menaul Derek Robinson Sue Slipman
Chairman David Jacobs from British Forces Berlin, Germany, in co, operation with BFBS
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Menaul Derek Robinson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Bookshelf

Reading Without Eyes
Frank Delaney investigates recent developments in publishing, printing and recording books for the blind.
Producer DENYS GUEROULT (Rptd: Sun at 11.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

The Wild Horses by MICHAEL DAVIES
The setting of this play is on the North side of the Cower peninsula, South Wales. Upwards of 500 wild horses live their lives in freedom on these thousands of acres of marshland. With the Spring and Autumn tides, however, the horses take to the high ground - and it's there that the horse dealers are waiting.
Directed by GERRY JONES long wave only


Unknown: Michael Davies
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Steffan: Gareth Armstrong
Sonja: Elizabeth Proud
Harry Morgan: Gerald James
Megan: Heather Bell
Verner Sobieski: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Sobiesk: Elizabeth I Morgan
David Huxley: Martin Friend

: Does He Take Sugar?

This week the programme asks if Britain can learn anything new from the welfare of disabled and handicapped people in Sweden,
Presenter Kevin Mulhern Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed]. ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Animal Magnetism

Attach a small magnet to the side of a pigeon's head, and it cannot navigate on cloudy days. Demagnetise a bee, and it will fail to recognise its own hive. What is the source and function of these magnetic effects? Dr Jim Gould of the Department of Biology at Princeton University, in conversation with Peter Evans. explains the causes.
long wave only


Unknown: Dr Jim Gould
Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: 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

Best seller? Box-office success? Top of the charts? Top of the ratings? Tony Palmer introduces a selection from the books, films, plays, music and other arts reviewed during the past week.
Editor ROSEMARY HART long wave only


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

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

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Ed McBain , writer


Unknown: Ed McBain

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

in conversation with his guests.
Musical interlude by PETER CHRISTIE
Producer huch PURCELL


Unknown: Peter Christie

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.
(Rev rpt: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann with Angela Pleasence as Olivia and Simon Cadell as Rollo 'I was always thinking something awful would happen to Rollo, he'd be snatched away from me behind an official barricade of lawful friends and relations.. Because I loved him he was threatened - by life, by me - I don't know .'Part 2 and Fred Bryant, Brian Carroll, Eva Stuart, Gregory De Polnay and Roger Hammond
Music arranged and directed by Mike Steer
Directed by Jane Morgan (Repeated: Mon 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Fred Bryant
Unknown: Brian Carroll.
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Gregory de Polnay
Unknown: Roger Hammond
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Mrs Curtis: Monica Grey
Kate: Marian Diamond
Etty: Rosalind Ayres
Ivor Craig: Tom Wilkinson
Anna: Susan Engel
Simon: Jonathan Newth
Colin: Sylvester Morand
Lady Spencer: Maxine Audley
Mr Tredeaven: Peter Baldwin

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

The Very Rev Antony Bridge
Dipak Nandy and Bernice Rubens in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dipak Nandy
Unknown: Bernice Rubens
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by THE REV ELWYN JONES BBC Wales

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads extracts from his best-selling autobiography adapted in eight parts by JACK SINGLETON
1: 'I weighed nearly 12 pounds as a consequence of a reluctant and tardy birth. Once I had actually been cajoled to enter this world, I apparently behaved as though I had never hesitated and held up my head to look round, even when suspended by my feet like a bat.'


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: Just Before Midnight

I Grow Old, I Grow Old by BERNARD KOPS with Andiew Sachs as Paul PAUL : If you're destined to drown you'll drown in a tea-spoon.
Age is something we have to face. It may be something we dread. Paul goes to visit his father in a geriatric ward, but on this particular day he is filled with a strange fear and foreboding.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Andiew Sachs
Unknown: Paul Paul
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Claire: Marion Diamond
First nuise: Eva Stuart
Second nurse: Jenny Twigge
Mr Turner: Peter Baldwin

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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