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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD
BBC Manchester t.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.8. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thouoht for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Libby Purves
Unknown: R. T. Brooks
Read By: Christopher Slade

: TheWeekon4

with Edward Cole
8:45 John Ebdon continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusions


Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: John Ebdon

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Producer PETER ESTALL long wave only from 9.35


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

, long wave only,

: Daily Service

NEM P' 89; Give me the wings of faith: to rise (BBCm>t*9>;Psalm130; ActsljvvI5;26•~(n*b); 0 happy, band of pilgrims (BBC

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON (11) long wave only


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: News

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: Offshore Britons

The last programme in which Derek Cooper visits, just a few of the 1,000-plus inhabited islands that make up the British Isles. 6: Rathlin
It was in a cave in Rathlin that Robert the Bruce learned from a spider the lesson about perseverance. It's the same kind of,- determination. ffiat helps the hundred or so islanders to earn a living from fislivhg the stormy seas between Northern. Ireland and Scotland.,
Producer LOCK GALLAGHER - BBC Birmingham
long wave only


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Poetry Please!

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh
Readers Gary.Watson and Sheila Mitchell
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please.', BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR: long wave only


Unknown: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Coping with the cuts

A You and Yours Special
From ante-natal care to-nursery education. the very young may have to make do with less. How much less? And how can we help them Through those vital first years?
Sue Cook looks at the options around the country with Sir George Young
Under-Secretary of State at the DHSS, and Helene; Hayman.
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Unknown: Sir George Young
Producer: Angela Parsons

: Brain of Britain

ChairmanRobinson S- West of England (I)
Roy Coombs
- (Violet grower)
David Mam (Language schaol principal)
George Sampson (Retired hospitaladministrator)' Michael Venner.
(Chartered accountant). Including Beat the Brains Programme devised byipnSt.wynn.Question* set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
U.SSWeatheT;programigy; news: long-wave only


Unknown: Roy Coombs
Unknown: David Mam
Unknown: George Sampson
Unknown: Michael Venner.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake

: The Archers

(Broadcast Friday 3.5 pm)

1.55 Shipping forecast
(long wave only)

2.0 News
(long wave only)

2.2 Woman's Hour
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
She was Never a Screamer: Christabel King talks to Richard and Carol Hill about a slave girl, who married a Victorian explorer,
Talking Point
Make it Your Business: Ron Alldridge reports: 3
Mr. and Mrs Welsh's guest-house.
It Was Just Like a Bereavement: a mother talks about her son's haemophilia to Annie Allsebrook.
Stepsons (6)
(long wave only)


Unknown: Carol Hill
Unknown: Mrs Welsh
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story : Oh Henry! by BARBARA WILLIAMS


Unknown: Barbara Williams

: Afternoon Theatre: The Mark of the Warrior

by Paul Scott
(Broadcast Sat 8.30 pm)


Writer: Paul Scott

: Short Story: The End of Party

by Graham Greene
Read by Timothy Earle
(Postponed from 5 Feb)


Author: Graham Greene
Reader: Timothy Earle

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather, programme news


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. with the voices of; TONY HANCOCK


Presenter/Writer: Frank Muir
Reader: Alfred Marks
Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Geoffrey Frankins

: News

: The Archers

: Science Now

Presented by Geoff Watts Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play: The Barley Sugar Lollipop

by J.C.W. Brook
with Anna Cropper as Jill, Elizabeth Lindsay as Clare, Sean Barrett as Tom, Frances Jeater as Jenny, David Timson as John, Gordon Reid as Andrew

Oh a bitterly cold night Jenny turns up to visit Tom and Jill. Tom remembers college days, when he and Jenny were lovers; Jill remembers when she and Jenny were friends. The play tells the story of their relationships past and present - a story that ends in death.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30pm)


Writer: J.C.W. Brook
Director: Ian Cotterell
Jill: Anna Cropper
Clare: Elizabeth Lindsay
Tom: Sean Barrett
Jenny: Frances Jeater
John: David Timson
Andrew: Gordon Reid

: Three Women Gardeners

Gertrude Jekyll , V. Sackville-West, and Margery Fish: amateurs in the best sense, practitioners of the art of gardening, writers who revealed their strong idiosyncratic personalities in descriptions of the humblest plant.
A Good Eye for Flowers
In the first of three programmes, Roy Lancaster presents a portrait of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932). drawn mainly from her own books, with comment by GRAHAM STUART THOMAS and readings by BETTY HARDY. Producer
PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (3 March: V. Sackville-West)


Unknown: Gertrude Jekyll
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Graham Stuart
Unknown: Betty Hardy.

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presented by Paul Vaughan


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Rory MacPherson report ing, with voices and opin ions from around the world.


Unknown: Rory MacPherson
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

(Broadcast Sat 12.27 pm)
A book at Bedtime
Islands (6)

: The Financial -World Tonight

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

: Today liament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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