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: News

: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington.
Unknown: Herbert Daybell
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religiuus Affairs Correspondent
Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

7.40 Today's Papers

: Yours Faithfully

(Broadcast at 6.50 ami

: It's a Bargain

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


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces this magazine programme that takes a different look at sport and leisure tvith news about today's Wembley football showpiece - the FA Charity Shield be. tween Arsenal and Liverpool.
A Radio Sport and as Production
8.45 Today's Papers (BpO


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: On the Pier

with Phil Smith
L (acton - the biggest fun Pier in Europe.
8.59 Continental Travel


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Susan Denny

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Don't Call Us, We'll Call Yo
BBC Arts Reporter. Gerry rorsey. examines the role of the actor around the world.
A Radio News production b.V RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only

: Talking Politics

This summer Anthonj King looks back on some issues of the past which held the headlines for days. weeks or months and then disappeared from the public arena. Were the arguments of the time borne out by events? Was anything learnt? Could the issue ever recur?
This week: The Sugar Shortage of 1974 Producer JOSHUA ROZENDENG long wave only


Producer: Joshua Rozendeng

: News Stand

Bill Grundy reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM, page 42; Jesus, good above all other (BBC HB 72); Psalm 122; Isaiah 9, v 2 and vv 5-7 (RSV); Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB27)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection.
Producer HELEN FRY
long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: Time for Verse

long wave only

: Wildlife

'I saw a bat flying around at midday and then a swallow began to chase it. Did it think the bat was a fly - and why was the bat out in daylight anyway? '
The team of naturalists pursues the answers to your 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 -

Michael Shanks
• The need to work by the sweat of one's brow was the curse imposed on Adam.... We have transformed this curse into one of the fundamental virtues.'
BBC MancheJtef


Unknown: Michael Shanks

: 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


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

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way bv Barry Took to Alan Coren
Richard Ingrams Claire Bayner Stan McMmtry
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON and DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Tucs 10.30 pm) Stereo
12.55Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Claire Bayner
Unknown: Stan McMmtry
Produced By: Alan Nixon
Produced By: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Britton on Britain

Tony Britton raises the cry of Hip Hip Hooray for ...
... Grapes, Hops and Hangovers!
A seriously lighthearted look at the drinking habits of the British and the mixture of happiness and havoc they have caused down the years, with Mary Wimbush ,
Devised and compiled by GERALD FROW
Producer JOHN DYAS
(Repeated: Wed 8.45 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: David Ryall
Songs By: Sheila Mathews
Songs By: Peter Reeves
Producer: John Dyas

: Origins

The Archaeology of Jerusalem
Malcolm Billings reports on current work going on in Jerusalem.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm) long wave only

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Random Moments in a May Garden by JAMES SAUNDERS , With
This elegant domestic study is set within the deceptively simple framework of a middle-aged married "couple giving a small dinner party for their friends. In the background. hauntingly, is an old photograph of another family group, taken in a Mav garden, raising the question of transience versus permanence. The also subtly explores
Sophie's doubts on the degree of her own fulfilment.
Beautiful to listen to, a meditation on growing up and the loss of hope, written in a kind of poetic naturalism ... and acted with feeling and with clarity. (THE TIMES) Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
(First broadcast on R3) long trace only


Garden By: James Saunders
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Sophie: Barbara Jefford
David: Peter Jeffrey
Anne: Julie Hallam
Katie: Helen Worth
Photographer: Anthony Hall
Surveyor: Vernon Joyner
Digby: Denys Hawthorne
Ann: Elizabeth Morgan
Mark: Hugh Dickson
Katherine: Ellen Sheean

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN 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

Taking the famous Wedding March as a starting-point, Robert Philip explores the rest of Mendelssohn's incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream. gramophone records
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: Robert Philip

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith
(Kptd: Tuesday 11.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope Encore

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


Introduces: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Bar for Nothing

Johnny Morris recalls, with records and happy memories, his days in a small amateur orchestra, when he was the librarian, and chose the repertoire on the night, to suit the available players. Producer
CHRISTINE RARDWICK long trace only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Christine Rardwick

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

The Countess of Longford (Repeated: 12.20 pm)

: Pen to Paper

Some lighthearted words and music originally heard in the new writing programme Just After Noon. Introduced by Brian Thompson with LAURENCE KENNY. DAVID MAH LOWE and FIONA MAHUESON
Five songs from Friday Afternoon by Benjamin Britten sung by ciietiiams SCUOOL OF MUSIC JUNIOR C[IOIR, Conducted by PETER HATFIELD Music producer ANN STANGAR
BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Laurence Kenny.
Unknown: David Mah
Unknown: Peter Hatfield
Producer: Ann Stangar
Producer: Kay Janiieson

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker with popular classics on records. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Rev rpl: Friday 9.5 atn)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Blockbuster

by STEPHEN BARLAY, based on the author's novel
A demand is addressed to the British Government: hand over a million pounds or the East End of London will be destroyed. In the Thames Estuary, the wreck of the Richard Montgomery still contains thousands of tons of fragmentation bombs in her hold. How serious is the blackmailer's threat to detonate them? And who can he be? Superintendent Bucken is asked to investigate, perhaps on account of his reputation for unorthodox methods, or perhaps for more sinister reasons.
(For cast see Mon 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Stephen Barlay
Directed By: Michael Iieffeiinan
Bucken: Brian Cox
Walsh: Malcolm Hayes
Cutter-Smith: Haydn Jones
Rattray: Peter Woodthorpe

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Michael Holroyd
Brian Thompson and Polly Toynbee with Brian Redhead Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Words and music for late evening led by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN BBC Scotland

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads the final episode from his bestselling autobiography, adapted in eight parts by JACK SINGLETON
' In 1968 I was elected Rector of Dundee University. I had to drink half a bottle of whisky out of a silver goblet as I was dragged round the city in a landau, pulled by the university football team in lieu of horses. Those were just the lighthearted japes of high-spirited medics - perhaps more fun for them than for me! '


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late. night listening.
Out In the Midday Sun by RICK FKRIIEIRA
'I will pay you £500 if you will do exactly as say.'
Mr Partridge, walking his dog on Hampstead Heath. met the one person who could carry out his plan, so he made his offer. But the young coloured man on the park bench was clever - and all didn't go according to plan. Directed by CHRISTOPHER YENNING


Unknown: Rick Fkriieira
Directed By: Christopher Yenning
Partridge: John Carson
Winston: Raul Newney
Peartree: Leonard Fenton

: 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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