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: News

: Farming Today

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


Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Prieslland
6.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis direct from Perth where ENGLAND and the reshaped AUSTRALIAN team are well into the second day of the first full Test.
The very latest news of the match: a look at the tour so far and interviews with the personalities behind the headlines. Plus all the rest of the news at home and abroad. A Radio Sport and OB production


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman and an assembled multitude of personalities, experts and intrepid reporters who suggest ways and means of spending your leisure hours: with advice on where to go, things to do and news of entertainment that simply shouldn't be missed.
Including this week TOM BOSWELL on car maintenance, and Morocco for a winter sun holiday.
For information sheets send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; Come, my soul, thou must be waking (BBC HB 404); Psalm 119, pt 5; 1 John 1, v 5 to 2,
3 (RSV): My God, my King (BBC HB 13) long wave only

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: lnternational Assignment

In Strasbourg this week the European Parliament has been looking closely at the outcome of the EEC Summit in Dublin and what was decided there about Britain's contribution to the Community budget.
John Sergeant reports from Strasbourg on what the European mps have had to say.
A Radio News production by BOB DORAN


Unknown: John Sergeant
Production By: Bob Doran

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it concerns a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble-Money Box gets the answers.
A Financial World Tonight productton
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Comedy First

A show scripted by new writers for
Peter Wheeler David Casey
Carole Hayman Geoffrey Banks and Marlene Sidaway Producers JAMES CASEY and RON MCDONNELL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave- only


Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: David Casey
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Producers: James Casey
Unknown: Ron McDonnell

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Denis Healey , mp Clive Jenkins The Rt Hon
Edward Du Cann , mp and Detta O'Cathain tackle the issues raised by the audience in Corby, Northants.
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Edward du Cann
Unknown: Detta O'Cathain
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

' It was soft and orange, with a black stripe down the back. It changed colour and suddenly its head blew off. What was it, and why did it exploder'
DAVID GEORGE , HUMPHREY GREENWOOD and TONY SOPER ward off another salvo of listeners' questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol [Postcode removed].


Unknown: David George
Unknown: Humphrey Greenwood
Unknown: Tony Soper
Duced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Winter Elegy by susan HILL with Pauline Letts and Lewis Stringer
' When Maurice dies we shall both be free.' ' Free? Don't we have all we want here? I don't want to go anywhere.'
'I wasn talking of going.' I I have never wanted more than this. You. This place. The work I. do. There's nothing more I could possibly want. '
Bernard LEWIS STRINGER MOlly PAULINE LETTS Directed by GUY VAESEN (First broadcast in 1973) (Susan Hill regularly writes the RADIO TIMES Preview column)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Bernard Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Molly Pauline Letts
Directed By: Guy Vaesen
Unknown: Susan Hill

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed], Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene Pease

: News

: There Were Giants in Those Days

The last of this series on some major religious thinkers of the mid-20th century. Introduced by Vernon Sproxton , with Dr Leslie Paul 6:Simone Weil
Producer PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Dr Leslie Paul

: Time for Verse

with Peter Porter
The day's grown old
The fourth of six programmes which take their theme from a line of poetry.


Unknown: Peter Porter

: The Magic of Music

John Amis talks about Debussy's Three Symphonic Sketches: La mer Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm)


Talks: John Amis
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis. David Tate Sheila Steafel Chris Emmett and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Chris Emmett

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Norman Mailer , the American writer, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY. who devised the programme. Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Repeated: Fri at 9.5 am) (Mailer contributes to Kaleidoscope: Thurs 9.30)


Unknown: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests in conversation inspired by amusing and bemusing episodes of the week.
(Robinson's Travels: Wednesday 9.25 pm, BBC1)


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record; the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Burglar's Bargains

A comedy for radio by Wally K. Daly
with Peter Jones, Lockwood West. John Pullen, Bernard Bresslaw, Charles Hawtrey and Donald Hewlett.
Trouble abounds when two elderly members of a Prisoners' Aid Society decide to use their unique knowledge to pull off 'the robbery of the century'! They rapidly find themselves involved with rival gangs, the Mafia and nude shop assistants.
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)
(Give or Take by Wally K. Daly starts Mon 6.30 pm)


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Charles Forbes: Peter Jones
Governor Smith: Donald Hewlett
George Evans: Lockwood West
Bullet Head: Bernard Bresslaw
First/Second twin: David Timson
Brian Thompson: John Pullen
Perkins: Adrian Egan
Delia: Elizabeth Rider
Simpson: John Rye
Lift man/Tommy: Gordon Dulieu
Adams: Philip Voss
Bella Thompson: Diana Bishop
Angelo Callont: Gordon Reid
Sanjo Patel: Danny Schiller
Doreen/Dolly: Josie Kidd
Eric: Brian Haines
Barry: Trevor Cooper
Nick the Greek: Roger Hammond
Fingers: Charles Hawtrey
Billy: John Bull
Ex-Lance Corporal: Fraser Kerr

: Weather

: News

: Encore

Sheridan Morley re-plays and reflects on the movies, music, books, television, radio, plays and personalities from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope.
Sheridan Morley 's Films: page 25


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation for late evening led by PAULINE WEBB


Unknown: Pauline Webb

: The Spinners

Tony Davis. Mick Groves Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones with John McCormick (bass) sing some songs and tell the odd story - in the company of a few friends.


Unknown: Tony Davis.
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Bass: John McCormick
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson

: Just Before Midnight

Top of the Heap by PETER GIBBS
John Hollis as Baines and Lee Harrington as Topley Mr Baines has returned to his old school. It's not nostalgia that has brought him back. however - quite the opposite.
Directed.by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Lee Harrington
Unknown: Topley Mr Baines
Directed By: Gerry Jones

: 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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