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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottingtopt
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

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
HELP! page 25
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis Featuring the off-beat and the humorous with a special eye today on the sixth round of the FA Cup. Plus all the other news at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: 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:
Has Spain costed itself out of the holiday market? Mike Shells investigates on a holiday in Ibiza.
Tony Wilkins looks at how to do your own home plumbing.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed] long wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Mike Shells
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacOonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Matthew Coady.
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only
Book, The BBC Guide to Parliament, £4.50, from bookshops


Unknown: Matthew Coady.
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 21: 0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279); Canticle 9; Matthew 16. vv 13-20 (RSV); To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284): long wave only
Prayer book, New Every Morning, 11.75, from bookshops

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

Iran has seen many changes since the return of Ayatollah Khomeini just over a year ago. Stephen Jessel , who travelled with the Avatol. lah from Paris to Tehran, examines what those changes have meant to the ordinary Iranian.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini
Unknown: Stephen Jessel
Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: Money Box

Louise Batting presents the 100th edition of the programme designed to help you get the best from your money. To mark the occasion Money Box has produced a free guide to savings so listen in for details of how to obtain your copy.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 25

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Richard Ingrams Stan McMurtry and Valerie Singleton
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: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Stan McMurtry
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jimmy Reid
Ludovic Kennedy Claire Rayner and Bernard Dineen from Daltonin-Furness, Cumbria
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Bernard Dineen
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

' I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a blue tit drop into, my garden pond, swim around in circles, climb out, shake itself, then fly off! '
Just one of the wildlife observations for our naturalists to explain.: Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol long wave only
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
Book, Bird Sounds and Their Meaning, 14.95, from bookshops


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Brother, Brother by FRANCES MCNEIL
Colin and Linda are brother and sister. The story of their lives from 3 to 30 is the story of their continuing relationship.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Frances McNeil
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Colin child/Andrew: Michael Gibbons
Linda child/ Barbara: Wendy Jane Walker
Mother: Judith Barker
Colin: Christopher Godwin
Linda: Sally Gibson
Teacher / YUP 1 / Creche lady: Sue Jenkins
Prompter/Head of Dept/ YUP 3: David Mallinson
Swot/YUP 2/Student/Vice-Principal.: Sean Flannagan
Melvin: Brian Miller
Doreen: Marian Kemmer

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presented By: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: News

long wave only

: The Zabaleen

You can smell the refuse dumps of Cairo from miles around - piles of rags, bones, tins, and paper await collection, while the rotting foodstuff is gorged by thousands of pigs, who rootle around the dumps. In the middle of all this live the Zabaleen, the refuse collectors of Cairo. Their homes arc built from the very rubbish they collect. Mike Hopwood reports on the dehumanising effect of life on the rubbish heaps and asks what can be done.
Producer DAVID WINTER long wave only


Unknown: Mike Hopwood

: Time for Verse

Whose dog are youf
Desmond Hawkins considers the subject of dogs in poetry. Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
long wave only


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

: Choirs of Wales

Introduced by Tony Lewis featuring choral music in Wales. This week. the Rhos Male Voice Choir from Clwyd in North Wales, under their conductor COLIN JONES
(Repeated: Tucs 8.30 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
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: Kiri Te Kanawa

Kirl Te Kanawa, the Soprano.
(Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Castaway: Kiri Te Kanawa
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Producer: 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.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Vivien the Blockbuster by OLWEN WYMARK , With
Roddy is a highly successful young author suffering from a bad attack of writer's block. His bizarre agent, Vivien, has devised a scheme to cure him - Roddy is sent to live with the Madison family in the vain hope that a background of domestic harmony will have the desired effect, but ... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON (Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm) (Harold Innocent is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Sidney: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Jack: Anthony Bate
Vivien: Harold Innocent
Roddy: Peter Whitman
Howard: William Fox

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

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

: Lighten Our Darkness

A Lenten meditation led by FR CR1SPIAN HOLLIS


Unknown: Fr Cr1spian Hollis

: 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 5: Entertainment
- being a collection of rope-dancers, sword-swallowers, fire-eaters, jugglers, dancing bears and ordinary people!
Research by sybil harper Compiled and written by BARRY PILTON Producer


Unknown: Bernard Miles.
Written By: Barry Pilton
Unknown: Danny Greenstone

: Signing On

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)


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.

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.

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