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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD
A regional view of farming in the week ahead BBC Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson With HUGH SYKES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: 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. This week: The Upper Crust


Producer: David Epps

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

when he and the regulars. Esther Rantzen , 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 m the forthcoming week.
Producer un R. GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

: Daily Service

NEM, P 97; Lord, thy word abideth (HBC HB 190);
Psalm 33, vv 1-12; MattheW 14. vv 13-23a (Av); 0 Word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191)

: Morning Story

The Cop and the Anthem by 0 HENRY
Read by Marvin Kane
' On his bench in Madison Square Soapy moved uneasily. When wild geese honk high of nights, and when Soapy moves uneasily on his bench in the park you may know that winter is near at hand.'


Read By: Marvin Kane
Producer: Mitch Raper

: A Question of Standards

Are educational standards rising or falling? it's a question frequently asked by parents and employers and just as frequently criticised by members of the teaching profession who feel that the arguments used to support both sides are often based on inadequate and inaccurate information.
Barry Turner examines some of the current methods of assessing standards and asks whether our de. mands for ' proof ' of good teaching are likely to lead to satisfactory conclusions or to the sort of testing mania that has swept the United States, leaving in its wake strikes, lawsuits and confusion about the aims of education.
Research by MARY LEWISOHN Producer JENNY de YONG


Unknown: Barry Turner
Unknown: Mary Lewisohn
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Conceited Red Balloon by ANGELA PICKERING
Listen with Mother Stories, £3.25, from bookshops

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
News, views and advice for consumers.
Including MARGARET KOR-VING'S World of Work with ideas on careers and training and a selection of current job vacancies around the country. Editor JOHN TURTLE


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson 22: Second Round North of England
JANET BARKER (Liverpool); RODNEY SMITH , lecturer (Lancashire); ELLA THOMPSON (Tyne and Wear); DAVID CALDWELL , writer (Cumbria) 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 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Rodney Smith
Unknown: Ella Thompson
Unknown: David Caldwell
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Joan Clark
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Million Dollar Woman: SONIA BEESLEY in conversation with BARBARA WALTERS of ABC News in New York.
Cashing In: JEREMY HANLEY advises how students can look after their money. Gentlemen's Clubs: HENRY KELLY investigates this discreet domain of boon companions, and deep-buttoned Chesterfields.
Frogs for Breakfast and Water Buffalo for Dinner: LIZ DANIELS has been talking to ANDREW AND ROSEMARY DAVIES about their recent ' holiday in Thailand.
Fish on the Cheap: MARIKA HANBURY-TENISON with some thoughts on fish dishes.
Bel Ria (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Barbara Wal
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Liz Daniels
Unknown: Rosemary Davies
Unknown: Marika Hanbury-Tenison
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Greenhill Pals by BRIAN THOMPSON
(Leslie Sands is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Leslie Sands
Charlie Carter: Leslie Sandi
Frank Bennett: Graham Roberts
Austin Wilkinson: Cyril Shaps
Freddy Ryedale: Ronald Baddiley
Jenkins: George A Cooper
Hoskins: Herbert Smith
Nokes: James Tomlihson
Colin/PA on ship: David Troughton
May: June Barry
Denis: Malcolm Hebden
Marie: Brenda Kaye
Pierre: Tim Bentinck
Cauvet: John McGregor

: Story Time

Augustus Carp Esq (6) BBC Bristol

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The show that Is to panel games what Red Indians were to the buffaloes.
Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton single-handedly take on Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden
Fair play is guaranteed by Humphrey Lyttelton Musical moments from Colin Sell Producer


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: The Monday Play: Destiny

by David Edgar
David Edgar's award-winning play, specially adapted for radio by the author. With Terence Rigby as Dennis Turner
The death of a Conservative MP results in a by-election in a West Midlands town. The election campaign, between the major parties, at first follows a familiar pattern. But the intervention of an extreme right-wing racialist party, and a strike by Asian foundry-workers, which becomes an election issue, drives the campaign towards a bitter and violent climax.
BBC Birmingham


Writer/Adapted for radio by: David Edgar
Director: Michael Rolfe
Dennis Turner: Terence Rigby
Gurjeet Singh Khera: Saeed Jaffrey
Colonel Chandler: Frederick Treves
Lewis Rolfe: Geoffrey Matthews
Tony Perrins: Stephen Bent
Paul McShane: Paul Copley
Monty Goodman/Priest/Inspector/Secretary: Laurence Harrington
Peter Crosby: David Robb
Jim Platt: John Baddeley
Mrs Chandler/Mayoress of Taddley: Patricia Gallimore
Frank Kershaw: Geoffrey Palmer
Sandy Clifton: Gabrielle Lloyd
Robert Clifton: Eric Allan
David Maxwell: Anthony Jackson
Liz: Elizabeth Revill
Mrs Howard: Kathleen Helme
Attwood: Douglas Blackwell
Richard Cleaver: Peter Woodthorpe
Prakash Patel/Broadcaster: Sam Dastor
Don Matthews/PC: Terry Molloy
Carol: Kate Coleridge

: Kilvert in Season

A selection from the diaries of The Rev Francis Kilvert who died 100 years ago this year, reflecting the seasonal variations of his beloved countryside.
Compiled and introduced by II. Colin Davis , with readings by David Davis 2: Summer
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Kilvert's Diary on Friday BBC2 at 9.50 pm)


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: David Davis
Producer: Brian Miller

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ROB WHITE
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Rob White

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Thank God it's Monday

In one of his Letters to Julia Dean Swift wrote ' Monday is Parson Holiday', but have the parsons' attitudes changed towards leisure and the right to time off? A priest, a parson and a nonconformist minister give their views on this ever topical subject.
Compiled by BRIAN EVANS (First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Julia Dean Swift
Unknown: Brian Evans

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Norris Changes Trains (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends 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.

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