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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Gerald Pricstland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 16
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Introduced by Jim Rosenthal
This week: news and personalities involved in the third round of matches in the Rugby Union International Championship-WALES v SCOTLAND and FRANCE V IRELAND. PlUS the rest of the news at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduced By: Jim Rosenthal

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barry Norman , Intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas and advice on ways and means of spending your leisure hours, including this week: caravan holidays in Wales, ski-ing in Spain and insurance advice for DIY enthusiasts. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]long wave only


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

: News Stand

Tom Vernon reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer JOHN SMITHSON long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
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

New Every Morning, page 114; Christ for the world we sing (BBC HB 172); Psalm 82; 2 Timothy 4, vv 1-8 (RSV); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140) long wave only

: Pick of the Week

with June Knox-Mawer long wave only

: Coping with the cuts [number removed]

With a Roof Over Your Head
A You and Yours Special Mortgage interest rates are sky-high, council house rents rising and house building cut back. Where can you get a loan? Or a rebate? Are we heading for a new housing crisis?
Nancy Wise discusses the possibilities with Tony Durant ,mp,and Nick Raynsford , Director of SHAC. Ring in with your views and comments.
Producers WALTER WALLICH andMAGGIE REDFERN Lines open from
10.0 am
(Final prog: Sun 11.15 am) long wave only / until 12.0


Unknown: Nancy Wise
Unknown: Tony Durant
Unknown: Nick Raynsford
Producers: Walter Wallich
Producers: Maggie Redfern

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Hunter Davies Nigel Dempster and Valerie Grove
Compiled and produced by ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Nigel Dempster
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Dame Judith Hart , MP
David English
Dr Magnus Pyke and Graham Dowson from Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford Chairman David Jacobs
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thurs
4.15, to: Any Answersf, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Dame Judith Hart
Unknown: David English
Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: Graham Dowson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

From the drawbacks of deep-sea diving, to the sound of kamikaze ants-another magazine edition prompted by listeners' comments.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol long wave only
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

' You're as touchy as be-damned. So you're an undischarged bankrupt? At least it's taken that awful responsibility off your shoulders. It's not the end of the world.'
' Isn't it - in our world?
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only
(Harry Towb is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Dorothy Gharbaoui
Unknown: Richard Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Robert Cooper
Unknown: Harry Towb
Braffney/Kilpatrick: Mark Mulholland
Veronica: Kate Flynn
M'Ateer: Patrick McAlinney
Parks: Sean Barrett
Savage/headmaster: Barry Towb
bardley/O'neil: Desmond MacAleer
Sue: Maggie Shevlin
Graham/Bankruptcy master: Allan McClelland
Jessie: Susie Kelly

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners. Presented by Marilyn Alan
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Mon 2.0-4.0 pm [number removed], Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presented By: 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
2: The Hard Way Home
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 LINDA GARDNER , CHRISTOPHER RAVENSCROFT , DAVID SCASE , HERBERT SMITH and PETER WHEELER
Directed by MAURICE LEITCH BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Michael Foss
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Linda Gardner
Unknown: Christopher Ravenscroft
Unknown: David Scase
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Directed By: Maurice Leitch
Primo Levi: Kenneth Cranham
Cesare: David Troughton
The Greek: Wolfe Morris

: Time for Verse

Most subtle of lures
Desmond Hawkins introduces poetry which takes up the theme of the dance.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
long wave only


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

: Choirs of Wales

Tony Lewis introduces a new series reflecting choral music in Wales.
This first programme visits Newtown in Mid Wales to listen to and talk about the Newtown High School Girls Group, conducted by JAYNE DAVIES Research by ELAINE WILLIAMS
Producer DEWI t. SMITH BBC Wales
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm) long wave only
(St David's Day Concert:
8.40 pm BBC2)


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Conducted By: Jayne Davies
Unknown: Elaine Williams
Producer: Dewi T. Smith

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave 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

Susannah York , the actress (Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Susannah York

: Stop the Week with Desmond Wilcox

Unpredictable and often animated table-talk that is meant to arouse or to amuse and yet it occasionally manages only to annoy.


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Other Days Around Me by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Cheryl Campbell William Fox and Pauline Letts
What's it like to lose your memory? You block out things you don't want to remember and letting things back into your mind is a painful process. But Frankie knows she's got to go through with it - however nasty the discoveries are, it's better than not being a real person.
Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Cheryl Campbeu
Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Lady Jobson: Pauline Letts
Sir Kenneth Jobson: William Fox
Frankie Whelan: Cheryl Campbell
Mrs Kempson: Eva Stuart
Police sergeant: Michael McStat
Gerald Thorne: John Bott
Thomas Thewles: Brian Carroll
Mrs Thewles: Carole Boyd

: 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's Films: page 19


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness



Unknown: Ralph Smith

: 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 4: Crime
- being revelations of murderers, rogues, footpads and villains of every description!
Research by SYBIL HARPER Compiled and written by BARRY PILTON. Producer DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Sybil Harper
Written By: Barry Pilton.
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: Signing On

In the fourth of seven programmes, David Rider considers the mystique of the signature tune. 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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