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: News

: Farming Today

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


Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Herbert Daybeli.
Unknown: 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

A discussion between farmers, scientists and workers, recorded at last week's Royal Show - the major event in the farming year. Producer
7.40 Today's Papers


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

(Broadcast at 6.50 am

: 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

Tony Lewis presents the magazine programme that features sport and leisure, including interviews with the personalities who'll be at Wimbledon on the last day of the All England Championships for the Men's Final.
Plus up-to-the-minute coverage of the other events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and 0B Production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC Correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Hugo Young
Producer PETER ROBINS long wave only


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Peter Robins

: News Stand

Simon Jenkins reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM page 38; King of glory. King of peace (BBC fin 325); Canticle 12 Philippians 2. vv 1-11 (RSV); Rejoice! the Lord is King (BBC HB 128)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past Week. Producer NICK HUGHES
long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Time for Verse

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


Unknown: Cliff Ashby
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Wildlife

' Having had a fledgling blackbird brou;ht 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
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC Bristol, BSS 2LR
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Sounding Off

The Rev Don Cupilt
'It is not immediately obvious that the doctrines of the Catholic Church are more rational than those of the latest fringe sect.'
BBC Manchester

: News

: Away From It All

With Joan Bakewell testing her own advice on holiday. Maxwell Boyd takes over the radio travel agent's chair 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: [address removed]


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

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Every ounce of false suspense is squeezed out of this last contest between the favourites - Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton and this year's winners - Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden Humphrey Lyttelton sits in the Chair and COLIN SELL crouches under the piano stool
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Jill Knight , MP Alan Fisher
Peter Jenkins
Michael Winner
Chairman David Jacobs from Cranbrook, Kent Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Jill Knight
Unknown: Alan Fisher
Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Origins

The Deserted City of the Sun God
Malcolm Billings reports on this year's excavations at Tell el-Amarna in Upper Egypt.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm) long wave only


Producer: Roy Hayward

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Part of the View by GILES COOPER with Jumoke Debayo
' You and me's worth n few thousand nicker each right now - sitting here. Part of the view. see. That's what these rich geezers pay for. " Lovely rural prospect, unspoilt country ". Pay thousands to look at a lot of trees and that.'
Directed by BETTY DAVIES (First broadcast in 1975) long wave only


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Jumoke Debayo
Directed By: Betty Davies
Clarissa: Jumo Kedebayo
Jeremy: Earl Rhodes
Gregory: Geoffrey Matthews
Pauline: Kate Coleridge
Skid: John Rye

: My Delight

John Arden describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: John Arden

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Chris Mohr
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed]. ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW Producer JANE wood Editor MARLENE PEASE long u'arc 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? Jeremy Siepmann explores his favourite Beethoven Sonata: Appassionata '. gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope Encore

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


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

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Glen Tetley. the American choreographer
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm)


Unknown: Glen Tetley.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests
Musical punctuations by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker with popular classics on records. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Revised rpt: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Robert Culley and Peter Pacey as Richard Lee
In 1883 the National Union of the Working Classes held an illegal meeting at Cold Bath Fields to protest against the restricted franchise. However, some Union members were also taking the opportunity to challenge the power of the newly formed Metropolitan Police Force.
This play, which is based on fact. tells the story of a young constable caught up in the riot that erupted when the police tried to disperse the crowd.
Other parts played by members of the cast Directed by MICHAEL BARTLETT


Unknown: Christopher Russell
Directed By: Michael Bartlett
as Police Constable with: Michael Harbour
Ruth Culley: Lolly Cockerell
Jack Nesbit: Graham Faulkner
Col Rowan: Manning Wilson
Lord Melbourne: Michael Goldie
Tom Flack: Philip Fox
Sam A'Court: Malcolm Gerard
Supt Baker: John Bott
Sergeant: Gregory de Polnay
Sgt Parry: John Graham
Stilling: Gerald Cross
Stockton: ,jonathan Scott
Henry Mears: Edward Kelsey
Davis: William Russell
Mary/Sally: Allison Hancock

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Elizabeth Bower Michael Marland Chaim Raphael in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Elizabeth Bower
Unknown: Michael Marland
Unknown: Chaim Raphael
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillan Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by THE REV FRANK TOPPING

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads extracts from his best-selling autobiography. abridged in eight parts by JACK StNGLETON
3: In January 1942 I received my call-up papers. Asked if I had any preference as to the arm I wished to serve in, I told the officer I was interested in Tanks. "Why tanks? " he asked, keenly. I replied that I preferred to go into battle sitting down.'


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Stngleton

: Just Before Midnight: Thanks for Nothing

by Jan Needle
A series of plays for late night listening
with Brian Haines as Mr Kettlewell
and Alton Kumalo as M'lbengo (Molly)

Mr Kettlewell has lived in Africa for half his lifetime. Now with the approach of liberation-fighters he feels it's time to pull out.
His servant M'lbengo (whom he calls Molly) has stayed to help him pack his belongings - but some things are missing....


Writer: Jan Needle
Director: Christopher Venning
Mr Kettlewell: Brian Haines
M'lbengo (Molly): Alton Kumalo

: 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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