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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottingtok
Unknown: Ken Pollock

: 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
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Yours Faithfully

(Broadcast at 6.50 am-

: It's a Bargain

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


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis welcomes in a New Year of the magazine programme that takes a different look at sport. Featuring the offbeat and the humorous as well as the up-to-date news at home and abroad. Including news from CHRISTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS in Sydney at the end of the second day's play in the Second Test between Australia and ENGLAND.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Paw-Paw and Porridge

Jane Finnis takes a look at the variations in breakfast habits around the world.


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Producer: Thena Heshel

: News

: Breakaway Goes Boating

with Barry Norman at the helm, and a host of assembled experts with ideas on how to spend your time and money on the water. Direct from the International Boat Show at London's Earls Court. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For information sheets send a large sae to [address removed]


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

: News Stand

Tom Vernon reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Talking Politics

Anthony King joins the Employment Secretary.
The Rt Hun James Prior, mp, on his Suffolk farm to talk about the things he enjoys doing when he can escape from the pressures of Westminster and Whitehall.


Unknown: Anthony King
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; In the bleak mid-winter (BBC HB 51); Psalm 138; Romans 8, vv 28-39 (RSV); Of the Father's love (BBC HB 57)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

The Monarchs
Shakespeare was, so right when he wrote 'uneasy lies the head that wears a crown '. Over the past two centuries, monarchy as a form of government has come under attack from a variety of ideologies, but some royal houses have survived to see 1980.
Geoffrey Wareham surveys the kings and queens who still have a throne.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN


Unknown: Geoffrey Wareham
Production By: John Allen

: 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. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren, Simon Hoggart, Jonathan King and Claire Rayner
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm) Stereo
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jonathan King
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Alan Fisher
Lord Mancroft Patricia Hayes and Anthony Rosen tackle the issues raised by the audience in Wrington, Bristol
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Alan Fisher
Unknown: Lord Mancroft Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Anthony Rosen
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

' Every winter we are invaded by flies. Has the widespread use of central heating in homes created a new generation of flies that appear in the autumn rather than the spring?'
Ornithologist John An drews , botanist Glyn Jones , and entomologist Paul Whalley confirm there arejio flies on them when answering another batch of listeners' questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: John An Drews
Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Paul Whalley
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Mother Says by D. J. HART with Phllomena McDonagli as Marianne
'I must tell you, Mrs Maunsell , if you are not aware of the fact already, !hat I could not myself ordain you to the priestly office. I appreciate that the expectation is now fashionable and I have nothing against you personally. In all conscience, however, I do not feel it is the proper path for the Church to take.'
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: D. J. Hart
Unknown: Phllomena McDonagli
Unknown: Mrs Maunsell
Directed By: Roger Pine
John: Gareth Armstrong
NesEie: Pauline Letts
Alison: Penelope Lee
The Bishop: Noël Johnson
The Vicar: Stephen Hancock
Maggie: Heather Barrftt
Jenny: Jill Meers
Simon: Jean Rogers
Clare: Hedli Niklaus
Donald Stephens: Nigel Lambert

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN Editor MARLENE PEASE
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed]. Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: News

: God in My Language

Jill Cochrane introduces six programmes in which she talks to teenage members of some of Britain's 'other religions'. 1: Islam


Introduces: Jill Cochrane

: Time for Verse

The Voyage Out
John Mole with six selections of poems which take us a little further out each week.
1: Homes. Readers
John Franklyn-Robbins and Frances Hnrovitz


Unknown: John Mole
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Readers: Frances Hnrovitz

: Come to the Opera

Things Bright and Beautiful
Records of some shining moments in grand opera Introduced by Peter Pratt


Introduced By: Peter Pratt
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel Chris Emmett and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Reginald Goodall. the conductor, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLFY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Reginald Goodall conducts: tomorrow 2.30 pm R3, and Mon 6.30 pm R3)


Unknown: Reginald Goodall.
Unknown: Roy Plomlfy.
Producer: Derek Drescher
Producer: Reginald Goodall

: With Great Pleasure

The Archbishop of York. The Most Rev Stuart Blanch , presents tis personal choice of poetry and prose. Readers
Producer BRIAN PATIEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Stuart Blanch
Readers: Paul Rogers

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record.
(Repeated: Wed. 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Maguire

by Bill Morrison

'The killer was a big, youngish, well-dressed fella who enjoyed his work. And one thing was clear - if I wanted to go on breathing nobody had better know I saw anything. I know Belfast, and I know the sort of woodentops in it. Walk away, I said; even better, run away.'
BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Writer: Bill Morrison
Director: Robert Cooper
Harry Maguire: John Hewitt
Shirley Maguire: Stella McCusker
Mrs Coyle: Trudy Kelly
Sergeant MacAuley: Sean Barrett
PC Todd: Mark Mulholland
Aunt Alice: Sheila McGibbon
Mrs Small: Gertrude Russell
Shafto: Desmond Macaleer
Mousey: Patrick Brannigan
Man at the graveyard: Joe McPartland
Taxi dispatcher: Derek Halligan
Cecil Quinn: Walter McMonagle
Singer: Tony McAuley
Maisie: Valerie Lilley
Mickey: Michael McKnight
Joe: Bill Morrison
Desmond: Alex McClay
Taxi owner: Michael Duffy
Desmond's father: Louis Rolston

: Weather

: News

: Encore

Sheridan Morley re-plays and reflects on items from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope.
Sheridan Morley 's Films: page 23


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

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditatiun led by STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester

: The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

presenting music on the lighter side of ilie Ensemble's repertoire from the 16th century to the present day. Special guest Hugh Bean (violin Introduced by Philip Jones


Violin: Hugh Bean
Introduced By: Philip Jones
Producer: Richard Willcox

: Shades of Night

The first in a series of five ghost stories. Nobody's House by A. M. BURRAGE adapted by MICHAEL ELDER Read by Anna Massey
' They say strange things happen in the library. You tell me you have heard footfalls. voices, the sound of a' shot. What happened in the library that evening 20 years ago is known only to God. The man who lives, remembers nothing ... I'll get the truth tonight if I have to summon the Devil himself.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: A. M. Burrage
Adapted By: Michael Elder
Read By: Anna Massey
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: 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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