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: News Briefing

News, weather, paper* and sport

: Farming Week

Presented this morning from the Royal Show Ground at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire by ALLAN WRIGHT
BBC Aberdeen
S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with WENDY JONES including at _
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.8, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Harriet Cass

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: Ray Gosling

reflects on people, places and things as they were. and how they are. with the help of BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

when he and the regulars, Mavis Nicholson, Dr Rob Buckman and Kenneth Robinson, will be among those helping to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling as they talk to some of the personalities who will be making the news in the forthcoming week - and sometimes make the news themselves - in Radio 4 s liveliest and most unpredictable talk show.

25 Years of BBC News: page 72


Presenter: Richard Baker
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson

: News

: Wildlife

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. P. 13 Jesus, Lord, we look to- thee (BBC HB 374); Psalm 116; Matthew q vv 27-38, (av); Love, unJthine Town (BBC HB 523)

: Morning Story

Killing Lizards by WILLIAM BOYD
Read by Barry Warren
'Gavin heard her laugh before he saw the van.
It was pulled up on the other side of the mud road She was sitting on the edge of the bunk laughing- A man without a shirt was struggling to zip up her dress.'


Unknown: William Boyd
Read By: Barry Warren

: Newseries Roger Cook Reports

Water, Water Everywhere water - ' free and for everyone '. That's an attitude which has taken a severe hammering lately. Water rates have doubled in some areas in the past year and the new separate bills have made the public aware, possibly for the hrst time, that water costs money - our money, and on a national scale, lots of it. Kielder Reservoir, for example, the largest scheme in Europe. will add at least £130-million to Northumbrian water bill; the proposed Roadford Reservoir in Devon, a mere £50-million. Both will drown a fast-declining asset In Britain, agricultural land. In this, the first of a weekly series of investigative documentaries, Roger Cook asks, do we really need all this water, and are the authorities accountable to us and to their critics who claim that economy and good management could dispense with the need for
20 Roadfords or two ' Kielders ' by the year 2000?
Research by DEBBIE CHRISTIE Producer RITCHIE COGAN long wave only


Unknown: Roger Cook
Unknown: Debbie Christie
Producer: Ritchie Cogan

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Box that Wanted a Name by OLIVE DOVE long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
News, views and advice for consumers.
InCluding'MARGARET KORV-ING'S World of Work with ideas on careers and training, and a selection of current 'Job' vacancies around the country. Editor JOHN TURTLE


Presenters: Sue Cook
Presenters: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 19: Second Round South of England
DAVID BLACKMAN, scientist (Berkshire); IVAN HERBt-SON, student (Oxford); ARTHUR GERARD , retired civil servant (Kent); ELIZABETH BOUCHER , bank official (Kent)
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES and JOAN CLARK Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Arthur Gerard
Unknown: Elizabeth Boucher
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Joan Clark
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World Lt One:News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Out of Context: DAVID HAWKSWORTH talks to actress Marjorie Westbury about her lesser-known activity - gardening.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON Gow reporting.
A New Chapter: Corrie Ten Boom, author of The Hiding Place, now lives in California 'in a house called Shalom; Her companion, PAM ROSEWELL , talks about the years since the-book ended. North and South (14) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only,


Talks: David Hawksworth
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Talks: Pam Rosewell
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Wind Cannot Read by RICHARD MASON
.adapted by MALCOLM HULKE with Martin Jarvis
Tsai Chin , Alan Wheatley and Anthony Valentine
A passionate love story set in India during the last war. Michael Quinn , an RAF officer, falls in love with his Japanese language instructress: but their brief happiness is interrupted when he is sent to the Japanese front and captured. He vescapes - but on his return finds only' sadness and grief.
Woman radio announcer/
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS (First broadcast in 1971)


Read By: Richard Mason
Adapted By: Malcolm Hulke
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Tsai Chin
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Anthony Valentine
Unknown: Michael Quinn
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Peter: Sean Barrett
Michael: Martin Jarvis
Wing Cmdr/Major Fother: Peter Tuddenham
Mervyn/Norris: Nigel Lambert
Fenwick: Anthony Valentine
Perry/Capt Manning: John Pullen
Brigadier: Alan Wheatley
Sabby: Tsai Chin
Rosie: Barbara Mitchell
Lamb/Japanese prisoner of war/Sgt Sakomitzu: Andrew Sachs
Sikh: David Spenser
Nakamura/Kono, the Japanese sentry: Kristopher Kum

: Story Time

The Blessing by NANCY MITFORD abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt (1)
' " Women I love," he said. " but also I am a great family man, and that will be your hold on me." '
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Nancy Mitford
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: I Like Spike: 1: The Poems and Puckoon

A personal choice of Milliganese by Roy Hudd
With Leslie Glazer, Marilyn Cutts, Graham Hamilton, Robert Bridges and Roy Hudd.


Presenter/Reader: Roy Hudd
Reader: Leslie Glazer
Reader: Marilyn Cutts
Reader: Graham Hamilton
Reader: Robert Bridges
Producer: John Browell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: The Monday Play

Alec McCowen in Hadrian VII by PETER LUKE ' Why, 0 God, have you made me-strange, uncommon, such a mystery to my fellow-creatures? ... You have made me denuded of the power of love - to love anybody or be loved.' -
Alec McCowen re-creates the role of Hadrian which won him universal acclaim in the West End.


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Peter Luke
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Fr William Rolfe: Alec McCowen
Mrs 'Crowe: Eva Stuart
First bailiff/Dr Talacryn, Bishop of Caerleon: Eric Allan
Second bailiff/Dr Court- leigh, Cardinal Archbishop of of Pimlico .: Cyril Luckham
Agnes: Margot Boyd
Jeremiah Sant: Patrick MacAlinney
Fr St Albans: Gerald Cross
Cardinal Berstein: John Gabriel
Cardinal Ragna: Harold Kasket
The Rector of St Andrew's College: Manning Wilson
George Arthur Rose: Henry Knowles

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer DAVID PERRY


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Conversation Piece

' A piece of iron should be knocked into shape. It should look strong and bold. That's what it is. It's rebellious stuff. Only when it's been punched around does it become beautiful.'
Sue MacGregor visits Padiham in Lancashire to talk to the artist-blacksmith Ronnie Carter about his life and work. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ronnie Carter
Producer: Gillian Hush

: A Book at Bedtime

I Can't Stay Long 6: Spain
' Show that you are in no hurry and the human encounter, which is Spain, will follow.'
BBC Birmingham
long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: 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.

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