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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 Daybell
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 weekly review of the agricultural scene.
BBC Birmingham

7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Leslie Cottington

: 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

Live from Silverstone, scene of today's British
Grand Prix. Desmond Lynam presents this magazine programme that features both sport and leisure. ofmotor racing's big day In this country, the programme goes behind the scenes and talks to the sport's big names.
Plus up-to-the-minute coverage of other events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and on┊ production


Unknown: Desmond Lynam

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Haljway to the Promised Land
CUve Small reports on the Blacks of America among whom there is more confidence than ever before -also more money, more crime, more unem-. ployment, and a conviction held by some that if they don't reach the Promised Land they have mainly themselves - their own apathy - to blame. Producer PADDY 0'KEEFFE long wave only

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Peter Robin

: News Stand

Michael Watts reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICE long wave only


Unknown: Michael Watts
Producer: Walter Wallice

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 62: My Father, for another night (BBC HB 407); Psalm 36; 2 Corinthians 1. VV 1-7 and v 11 (RSV); God of eternity. Lord of the ages (BBC HB 390)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past week, Producer JOHN KNIGHT
long wave only from 11.11


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knight

: Time for Verse

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


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

: Wildlife

On Beinn an E6in (Mountain of the Bird) I came across heron footmarks in hardening snow at 2,800 ft. How high do herons fly?
The team answers your wildlife questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Moira Mann

: Sounding Off

Tony Bilbow
'Woody Allen said "There Is no Cod. And furthermore try getting a plumber on the weekend "
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Woody Allen

: 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


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

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Bernie Clifton Norman Collier and Tom Mennard
(First broadcast in 1977 on Radio 2)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Norman Collier
Pianist: Tom Mennard
Pianist: Brian Fitzgerald
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: Any Questions?

Teddy Taylor
Dennis Skinner , MP Erin Pizzey
Bernard Dineen
Chairman David Jacobs from South Elmsall, Pontefract, Yorkshire Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Teddy Taylor
Unknown: Dennis Skinner
Unknown: Erin Pizzey
Unknown: Bernard Dineen
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Origins

St Andrew in Wells
Malcolm Billings reports from Wells Cathedral, Somerset, with DR WAR-WICK RODWELL. whose excavation in the cathedral grounds is producing new evidence of Anglo-Saxon and medieval origins. Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Wick Rodwell.

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre: The Nonconforming Nonconformist

Geoffrey Parkinson's autobiographical comedy tells the story of his early religious life and the love affair that ended it.
With Geoffrey Beevers as Geoffrey Parkinson
Mr Booth: It was easier to go about doing good in Biblical days. Where would you find a leper in Epsom?
Mrs Armitage: There are still lepers about.
Mr Booth: Not enough to keep Christians going full-time.
(First broadcast in 1974)
(long wave only)


Writer: Geoffrey Parkinson
Harmonium: Anna Berenska
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Geoffrey Parkinson: Geoffrey Beevers
Young Geoffrey: Judy Bennett
Mother: Miriam Margolyes
Mr Armitage: Stephen Thorne
Minister: William Eedle
Sybil: Carole Boyd
Mr Booth: Timothy Bateson
Young John: Ian Sharrock
Joanne: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Armitage: Diana Olsson
Mr Tilley: David Timson
Father: Sean Arnold
Dick: Crispian Thorne

: My Delight

Gillian Reynolds describes one pleasure of life.
BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan 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
Producer JANE WOOD
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
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? Edward Greenfield explores one of his favourite pieces: Walton's Violin Concerto. gramophone records
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith
(Repeated: Tues 11.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Michael Billington Introduces a selection from the books, films, plays, music and other arts reviewed during the week. Editor ROSEMARY HART long wave only


Unknown: Michael Billington
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

C. Northcote Parkinson, writer and historian.
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) Preview: page 21


Castaway: C. Northcote Parkinson

: 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 offers a recipe of popular classics on records.
(Revised rpt: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

My Name is Linda a by BETTY PAUL
On the surface. Linda is a happily married young housewife. But there is a major problem in her life which she, most of all, refuses to come to terms with. She is a compulsive gambler - desperately scraping together enough money to bet with. And before long. she is in danger of losing more important things than money
Directed by CHERRY cookson (Repeated: Mon 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Betty Paul
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Linda: Sherrie Hewson
Brian: John Rowe
Mrs Bates: Margery Mason
Colin: Michael Spice
Sally: Diana Bishop
Bobby: Susan Sheridan
Sharon: Tammy Ustinov
Radio host/Croupier: John Bull
Moira Dean: Liza Flanagan
Miss Brewster: Josie Kidd
Mr Finch,: Danny Schiller
Jim ;: Philip Fox
Bank Manager/Lawyer: William Eedle
Pawnbroker/Dr Leighton: Michael McStat
ViC: Michael Coldie
Sheila: Cherry Gilliam
PC: Peter Baldwin

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Dr Glln Bennet
The Very Rev Alfred Jowett and Arthur Kaufman in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN nusa BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Glln Bennet
Unknown: Alfred Jowett
Unknown: Arthur Kaufman
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Nusa

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by RONALD FARROW

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads extracts from his best-selling autobiography, adapted In eight parts by JACK SINGLETON
4: We were supposed to be Germans. Our duty was to try and capture Maidstone from the Home Guard - that civilian task-force of veterans and the infirm who were supposed to harass the Germans In case of landing and hold vital positions until better armed units of the army could be deployed.'


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Just Before Midnight

In the Nick of Time by MICHAEL GILBERT
4 Do I take it one of your prisoners has escaped? '
' Yes indeed, Miss Lavender. and not just any prisoner. This one Is a murderer ... and worse.' Jim Selby JOHN in Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Miss Lavender: Frances Jeateb
Colonel Craddock: Valentine Dtall
Bouncer: Percy Edwards
Sgt Bailey/Radio announcer/Voice on telephone: Carl Forgione

: 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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