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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from the South West by DAVID BUTLER Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Butler

: Today Live from India

Brian Redhead, with the BBC s Delhi correspondent Mart Tully , and reporter Mike Wooldridge , reports from the capital on the outcome of India's General Election - on the mood across this vast country as it shapes up to the 80s. Not just the political scene, but the health of India-its land, its agriculture, its industry, its multitude of problems and its many achievements. In London, LIBBY PURVES including at
*.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.0, 8.9 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.31, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Mart Tully
Reporter: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: R. T. Brooks
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Great Railway Bazaar

Five extracts from the abridgement by ANN REES-JONES Read by Blain Fairman (1)
Fired by a fascination with trains that stemmed from childhood, Paul Theroux set out one day from Victoria Station in London with the intention of travelling by as many different trains as possible to Tokyo Central; to journey through Europe, India and Asia, and to return on the Trans-Siberian Express.
' I sought trains; I found passengers.'
(First broadcast as 'A Book at Bedtime


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Read By: Blain Fairman
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who conducts his regular team as they help to find antidotes to that Monday morning feeling...

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC HB 67); Psalm 100; John 2, vv 12-22 (AV); As with gladness (BBC HB 62)
New Every Morning, 11.75 from bookshops

: Little Women

by LOUISA M. ALCOTT abridged in nine parts by CHRISTINE MEEK
Read by ANNA MASSEY 9; Pleasant Meadows Producer


Read By: Anna Massey
Unknown: Marilyn Ireland

: News

: Man's Cousin: the Gorilla

The first gorillas in European zoos were fed sausages, boiled potatoes and beer. They died. But now, research is revealing that (apart from eating habits!) gorillas are man's closest relatives in the animal kingdom. A symposium was recently held in the Gabon, homeland of the lowland gorilla, to assess current knowledge of these animals.
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Producer: Martin Goldman

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by D. M. Thomas Readers GABRIEL WOOLF and ELIZABETH BELL
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Send Hour requests to: Poetry Pteasel, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR Stereo


Presented By: D. M. Thomas
Presented By: Readers Gabriel Woolf
Presented By: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

including Job News and MOLLY PRICE-OWEN with World of Work: ideas on careers and training. Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six parts by CHRIS MILLER
5: At Lady Dormer's
Producer SIMON BRETT (Kpt)
18.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmlcbael
Robert Fentiman: Allan Cuthbertson
Inspector Parker: Gabriel Woolf
Sheila Fentiman: Frances Jeater
Ann Dorland: Amanda Reiss
Mrs Munns/Mrs Mitcham: Ysanne Churchman
Nellie: Judy Bridgland
Mr Munns: Clifford Norgate

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'... and bells on her toes ': TONI ARTHUR recently entertained some 70,000 West African children with British folk music and dance.
Once I Was a Member of Parliament, Now I Am a Best-selling Author: JEF-FREY ARCHER talks to DAVID SIMMONS.
It's a Rash of Blisters: FRANCES BERTHELSEN finds out about shingles and its treatment.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting. Uncle Charlie
Written and read by John Hollis


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Toni Arthur
Talks: Frey Archer
Unknown: David Simmons.
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen
Read By: John Hollis
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Sheep Who Didn't Count by IRENE HOLNESS


Unknown: Irene Holness

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Bill Morrison

: Short Story

The Silent Affair by JENNY STEBBINGS
Read by Elizabeth Proud Producer MITCH RAPER
(Elizabeth Proud is in The Monday Play: 7.45)


Unknown: Jenny Stebbings
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Give or Take

On-going problems of Pools punter by WALLY K. DALY also featuring with this week
Theme music jim PARKER Producer
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Unknown: Gordon Kaye
Unknown: Deirdre Costello
Unknown: Maurice Laine
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson
Sam Baker: David Roper
wife Annabel: Sharon Duce
Fred: Bill Owen
Rose: Patsy Rowlands

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pin)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans A weekly review of scientific discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

I Married You for Fun
Th< first performance in this country of the comedy hy NATALIA GINZ-BURG, translated from the Italian by HENRY REED
Giuliana may be an impossible girl, but Pietro finds her irresistible, it isn't exactly love at first sight, but he knows she must become his wife. They marry in haste. After one week of marriage can it be that they will come to repent at leisure?
Directed by John TYDEMAN
(Zoe Wanamaker is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: Henry Reed
Directed By: John Tydeman
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Giuliana: Zoe Wanamaker
Pietro's mother: Patricia Routledge
Pietro: Patrick Drury
Vittoria: Elizabeth Proud
Ginestra: Rowena Roberts

: Pennine Portraits

In a series of six programmes. Phil Smith explores the relationship between the Pennine landscape and the people in it. 1: Gateway - Industrial Lancashire meets Rural Yorkshire. Producer GIL-LIAN HUSH. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Yaughan Producer WAYNE DREW


Presenter: Paul Yaughan
Producer: Wayne Drew

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

(B'cast Sat 12.27 Stereo)

: A Book at Bedtime

Lord of the Flics (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

A musical entertainment with an Anglo-Viennese flavour performed hy VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by WILLI ÐOSKOVSKY
SANDRA DUGDALE (soprano) THOMAS ALLEN (baritone) DAVID HARPER (piano) gramophone records


Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Soprano: Sandra Dugdale
Piano: David Harper

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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