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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent herald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: On Your Farm



Producer: Leslie Cottington

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

A different look at the world of sport in this magazine programme introduced by Jim Rosen -that. Featuring the offbeat and the humorous. All the news at home and abroad including a report from GERALD WILLIAMS as the Winter Olympics draw to a close at Lake Placid. A Radio Sport and ot production


Unknown: Jim Rosen
Unknown: Gerald Williams

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman and* intrepid reporters andenthusiastswithideas and advice on ways and means of spending your leisure hours.
Richard Vaughan consumer tests orienteering as a hobby, and Bill Breikon examines travel pills- a cure or a men
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Unknown: Bill Breikon
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines. Producer JOHN SMITHSON long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: John Smithson

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Hugo Young
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (BBC HB 278); Psalm 93; Isaiah 6, vv 1-8 (RSV); Stand up. stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 3681; long wave only

: Pick of the Week

with June Knox-Mawer long wave only

: International Assignment

With Rhodesia gaining legal independence from Britain, Angus McDcrmid reviews the progress of other African nations to have made the break.
A Radio News production long wave only


Unknown: Angus McDcrmid

: News

: Money Bex

Presenter Louise Botting Radio's key to the ever-present problem of getting the best from your money. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated; Mon 10.5 ant)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Barry Took questions Alan ('oren. Simon Hoggart Richard Ingrams and Gillian Reynolds
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Barbara Woodhouse Austin Mitchell, MP Woodrnw Wyalt and Russell Profitt
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Woodrnw Wyalt
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

Between the snow and frost, recently there have been some half-sunny days. On these, without fail, midges come from somewhere to dance above my lawn. Could you please tell me where they come from and are they always the same ones?
CHRIS MEAD , DICK VANE -WRIGHT and MIKE STODDART answer some mid-winter queries.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol long waveonly


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Dick Vane
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Luxury Weekend by ALEC KARON
' What do you plan to do on this special weekend leave then. Corporal? '
' Birds and grub. In that order.'
' But when you get a bird. how are you going to talk to her? '
'French money speaks French. So I'm very fluent.'
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Alec Karon
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Frank Lush: George Layton
Barney Weinberg: Christian Rodska
Sgt Mace/Albert/MP: Paul Webster
It Morton / Sergeant/major/porter: Peter Wheeler
Taffy/Colonel/M Desvalliers: Peter John
Charlie waiter: David Threlfall
Mme Desvalliers: Valerie Georgeson
. Christienne: Stephanie Fayerman
Murielle: Athene Fielding

: Smith Again

Phil Smith looks at life. BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Phil Smith

: 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 2351
Correspondence address:: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


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

: News

long wave only

: If This is a Man

adapted in two parts by MICHAEL Foss from The Truce and If This is a Man by PRIMO LEVI with Kenneth Cranham as Primo Levi
David Troughton as Cesare and Wolfe Morris as The Greek
1: The Journey Begins
Early in 1944 Primo Levi , an Italian chemist, a Jew, was deported to Auschwitz. Almost one year later the first Russian patrol came in sight of the camp, signalling a liberation which for Levi would take eight arduous months to realise. With PETER BALDWIN JOHN CHURCH
Directed bv MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Michael Foss
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: David Troughton
Unknown: Wolfe Morris
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: John Church
Unknown: Leonard Fentotf
Unknown: Sonia Fraser
Unknown: Josie Kidd
Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Maurice Leitch

: Time for Verse

Faint and sickly winds for ever hou'l around
Desmond Hawkins explores ways in which poets have written about the desert.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
long wave only


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach

: Submarine

Nuclear Stand-Off
The last of five programmes about these remarkable craft. Over four centuries the submarine has developed from a crude submersible shell to its pre-eminent position among the fighting ships of modern nuclear navies. Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGooch, former NATO Commander, Submarines, Eastern Atlantic, introduces an assessment of the submarine in an age of near-confrontation and deterrence between East and West. with Ed Bishop , Garard Green, John Baddeley, David Buck, Geoffrey Matthews, David Graham and Admiral Ike Kidd. US Navy Captain John Moore, Editor Jane's Fighting Ships Lieut-Cmdr Peter Kemp
Written and produced by JOHN BRIDGES long wave only


Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Admiral Ike Kidd
Unknown: Captain John Moore
Produced By: John Bridges

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Firman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Fay Weldon. the novelist and playwright
(Repeated. Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Fay Weldon.

: Stop the Week with Desmond Wilcox



Unknown: 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. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Mark of the Warrior

A radio version of Paul Scott's novel
'Three things are to be considered. A man's estimate of himself, the face he presents to the world, the estimate of that man made by others. Combined, they form an aspect of the truth.'
India: during the 1939-45 war


Adapter: Donald McWhinnie
Director: John Tydeman
Major Craig: Patrick Barr
Esther, his wife: Eva Stuart
Bob Ramsay: Michael Cochrane
Lawson: Michael McStay
Sergeant-Major Thompson: Brian Haines
Martin: Trevor Cooper
Everett: Gordon Reid
Dyson: Graham Faulkner
Colonel Manville: Godfrey Kenton
Lieutenant Blake: Brian Carroll
Havildar Baksh: Danny Schiller
A voice: John Church

: Weather

: News

: Encore

Michael Billington replays and reflects on the movies. music, books, television, radio, plays and personalities from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope .


Unknown: Michael Billington
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation led by JOHN NEWBURY

: Miles of London

A six-part series, which takes you on a merry progress through London - prying into its secrets, its mysteries and its many surprises, in the company of Bernard Miles. Illustrations unearthed and performed by The Barrow Poets
3: Disasters, Food and Drink - being a ' tale of frost fairs, wine fountains and beer drownings!
Compiled and written by BARRY PILTON


Unknown: Bernard Miles.
Unknown: Sybil Harper
Unknown: Patrick Beaver
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Signing On

In the third of seven programmes David Rider considers the mystique of the signature tune, the musical key which so often opens the door on radio and television, as well as in the cinema and the theatre.
Producer RAY ABBOTT (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Rider
Producer: Ray Abbott

: 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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