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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
4.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

KEN FORD with a weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ken roRD BBC Manchester
7.48 Today's Papers

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get hest value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Presenter: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

presented by Tony Lewis A magazine programme that looks at the world of sport and leisure.
Today highlighting the stories and personalities at Wimbledon on the sixth day of the championships, plus full coverage of other events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

The Billion Dollar Search With increasing pressure on oil supplies, the BBC's Science Correspondent, James Wilkinson , reports on the Americans' desperate search for new sources of energy.
A Radio News production by JOHN WILLIAMS long wave only


Unknown: James Wilkinson
Production By: John Williams

: 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 9; All things bright and beautiful (BBC hb 3); Canticle 6, pt 1: Psalm 8, vv 1-9 (rsv); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BBC HB 17)

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Time for Verse

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


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

: Wildlife

' Having had a fledgling blackbird brought to me, I slipped it into the blackbird's nest in my garden and the mother bird accepted it without question. Is it usual for birds to accept foster chicks? '
Our team broods over 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

Dr Hugh Mellor on Nationalism. ' A cancerous growth in the body of decent patriotism." BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Hugh Mellor

: 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
For information sheets, send a large sae to: Away From It All, BBC, Portland Place, London [Postcode removed]


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

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games in which the ad libs of Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton are not worth the paper they are written on.

12.55 Weather; programme news (long wave only)


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: William Rushton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by The Rt Hon Dame Judith Hart , mp Dr A. L. Rowse Charles Causley Chris Patten , mp
Chairman David Jacobs from Davidstow. Cornwall Producer caroi.e STONE
BBC Bristol
Listeners' uieus for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 10.30, to Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol [Postcode removed]
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Dame Judith Hart
Unknown: Dr A. L. Rowse
Unknown: Charles Causley
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Origins

Archaeology in Israel
Malcolm Billings visits archaeological sites in Israel and reports on new discoveries found recently from the Golan to the southern deserts. Producer ROY hayward BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm) long wave only

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

A Slight Ache by HAROLD PINTER with Vivien Merchant and Michael Hordern
A perfect summer day. The whole garden in Sower. But Edward has a slight ache in his eyes and there is a match-seller at the garden gate.
Directed by GUYVAESEN
(First broadcast in 1970) long wave only


Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Flora: Vivien Merchant
Edward: Michael Hordern

: Does He Take Sugar?

Does He Take Sugar? - a practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Chris Mohr
Reporter Kevin MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.9-4.0 pm [number removed], ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW Producer JANE wood Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Chris Mohr
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Magic of Music

What Is your favourite music? Why does it move you and how did it sound to the listeners of its day? In the first of 13 programmes. John Amis explores one of his favourite pieces, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. gramophone records
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: John Amis

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith
(Repeated: Tues 11.30 am)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Best seller? Box-office success? Top of the charts? Top of the ratings?
Sheridan Morley introduces a selection from the books, films, plays, music and other arts reviewed during the past week.
Sheridan Morky 's Films: page 10


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart
Unknown: Sheridan Morky

: Week Ending

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

followed bv Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Tito Gobbi , the great Italian baritone
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm)


Unknown: Tito Gobbi

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

in conversation with his guests.
Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Hugh Purcell

: 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.
(Rev rpt: Friday 9.5 am)
25 years of BBC News: page 72


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Present Laughter A light comedy by NOEL COWARD with Paul Scofield and Fenella Fielding Patricia Routledge Joy Parker and David Timson
' Every play you appear In Is exactly the same. You have a great followIng and a strong personality, and all you do with your talent is wear dressing-gowns and make witty remarks! .
A skilful cast, headed, surprisingly and very successfully by Paul Scofield , zipped along in elegant Style ... (THE GUARDIAN) Directed by IAN COTTERELL
(First broadcast in 1974) (The Life and Times of Sir Noël Coward. Radio 2 on Wednesday at 9.2 pm)


Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Joy Parker
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Daphne Stillington: Miriam Margolyes
Miss Erikson: Diana Olsson
Fred: Timothy Bateson
Monica Reed: Patricia Routledg
Garry Essendine: Paul Scofield
Liz Essendine: Joy Parker
Roland Maule: David Timson
Henry Lyppiatt: Alan Rowe
Morris Dixon: Vernon Joyner
Joanna Lyppiatt: Fenella Fielding
Lady Saltburn: Betty Huntley-Wright

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Professor Graham Ash -worth. Kenneth Roberts and Kathleen J. Smith in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN RUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor Graham Ash
Unknown: Kenneth Roberts
Unknown: Kathleen J. Smith
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Rush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening thoughts and music, led by THE REV STEWART LAMONT BBC Scotland

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads extracts from his best-selling autobiography. Adapted in eight parts by JACK SINGLETON
2: I had a choice, said my parents, who couldn't afford either, between St Paul 's and Westminster Schools. The former wore straw hats, like Harold Lloyd : the latter, top hats like Fred Astaire. I opted for Westminster and Fred Astaire. '
Producer ROSEMARY hart


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Harold Lloyd
Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Unknown: Fred Astaire.

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening
Squatter's Rights by JUDY ALLEN with and Phil returns from an evening's do-gooding. with some unexpected squatters. Her husband is prepared to be very magnanimous about the whole thing, until he finds how inconvenient life can be. Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Judy Allen
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Tom: Peter Wlckham
Phil: Nicolette McKenzie

: 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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