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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Blackpool for the Trades Union Congress and LIBBY PURVES in London including at
6 45* Prayer for the Day with PEGGY MAKINS
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Peggy Makins
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Crock of Gold

Read by NIALL TOIBIN (2)


Read By: Niall Toibin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The Year of the Planets
During 1979 all the planets between Venus and Saturn will have been examined at close range by spacecraft from
Earth providing us with higher resolution pictures than ever before. What have the pictures told scientists so far? The first sputnik was launched in 1957 - now there are an estimated 5,000 satellites orbiting the Earth for communications, for navigation, for weather forecasting, and for intelli, gence purposes. How do these various satellites work? What developments can we expect in the next ten years?
In the studio to answer your questions on space exploration and current knowledge of the solar system is Dr Garry Hunt , who is at present working with NASA on the Viking mission to Mars and the Voyager mission to Jupiter and Saturn. In the chair
Barbara Myers
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Linesare open from 8.0 om


Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: Local Time

Material from local and regional broadcasting, serected and presented by Francis Matthews
Producer PAT TAYLON BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Francis Matthews
Producer: Pat Taylon

: Daily Service

new p 122: Ten thousand times (BBC HB 253); Psalm 40; Matthew 25, vv 14-30 (av); Jerusalem the golden (BBC HB 248)

: Morning Story

The Circus Breed by ALAN BURCHELL
Read by Barry Warren


Unknown: Alan Burchell
Read By: Barry Warren

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Tribute: a play for radio by JAMES GIBBINS
' understand your feelings, Mrs Ramsden , but he was a public figure. Just a few minutes of your time, that's all. I'd like to write a piece - a tribute - about your husband. With all respect, you owe it to him.'
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: James Gibbins
Unknown: Mrs Ramsden
Directed By: Cordon Emslie
Daisy Ramsden: Diana Olsson
McDonald: Leonard Maguire
Ellen: Eileen McCallum

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Shoobird the Scarecrow by HILDA ROSTRON


Unknown: Hilda Rostron

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Peter Barkworth , the actor, chooses the eight records he would take to n desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY
(Peter Barkworth is in ' Can You Hear Me at the Back?' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long weve only


Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Peter Barkworth

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
A Sort of Swedish Kibbutz: in Stockholm DOREEN TAYLOR visited a new-style family hotel - run by the tenants.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Cashing In: NICHOLAS GOODISON with some financial advice on buying your own home.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting. Sabrina (6)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen dispels the romantic myths of rural life with practical advice for smallholders, ideas on home food production, and tips from people, nationwide, who make ' a small country living' work.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: The Bostonians

Directed by KAY PATRICK
4.30 Announcements


Unknown: Henry James.
Unknown: Jenny Twigge
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Verena Tarrant: Maureen O'Brien
Olive Chancellor: Prunella Scales
Adeline Luna: Madi Hedd
Basil Ransom: Ed Bishop
Mrs Farrinder: Leueen Willoughby
Miss Birdseye: Bessie Love
Dr Prance: Pat Starr
Mrs Tarrant: Sheila Grant
Dr Tarrant: David March
Matthias Pardon: Garrick Hagon
Maid: Jos1e Kidd

: Story Time

Lucia's Progress 12)

: PM

Presented by Gavin Scott and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gavin Scott
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: Quote ... Unquote

Cella Haddon
Graeme Garden Peter Porter and Dick Vosburgh are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
'I imagine that we're going to find that this is full of quotations.'
Quotations read by TtONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by NIGEL REES


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Read By: Ttonald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Forty Years On

How World War II Looks to Young Europeans Now 1: Five Countries, Five Wars
Richard Mayne has been investigating the impressions of young people in Britain, Germany, France, Yugoslavia and Sweden. and listening to teachers, parents and others who may have helped to shape their views.
From contemporary schoolchildren we learn, among other things, that Hitler' burned Paris ', bombed America ', and lifted Germany out of the dustbins of Europe '. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

A fresh look at the musical. Presented by Denis Quilley
6: The Rock Musical or How the Age of Aquarius Dawned and Then Went Back to Bed Written by ALISTAIR BEATON
Producer MARTIN FISHER (Shortened repeat)


Presented By: Denis Quilley
Presented By: With Blain Fairman
Presented By: Alan Tilvern
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Another Man's Poison

In 1969 the Swann Committee on the use of drugs in farming recommended restrictions on the prescription of antibiotics. The aim was to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria from animals to men. Yet ten years later it has become clear that some bacteria - particularly the salmonellae, which are responsible for most food poisoning - can resist nearly all available drugs.
Geoff Watts examines the dangers British meat and milk pose for our health, and asks: what went wrong after Swann?


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Deborah Cohen
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver explores the Edinburgh Fringe with LOUIS ALLEN and TONY PALMER, who report on some of the 5,000 performances on offer in this, the largest arts festival in the world.
Producer chris SWANN
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Tony Pai.
Producer: Chris Swann

: The World Tonight: News

Alexander MacLeod with reports from the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool by PETER PATTERSON


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Patterson

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (12) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends long wave only

: Come to the Cabaret

A late-night entertainment on gramophone records. presented by Peter Clayton Producer


Presented By: Peter Clayton
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: 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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