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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cotting
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
S.55 Weather; programme . news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer KEN POLLOCK BBC Birmingham


Producer: Ken Pollock

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 15
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces the programme that takes a different look at sport. Featuring the off-beat and the humorous as well as tha up-to-date news at home and abroad.
This week: a report from soccer-mad Manchester on this afternoon's 100th .derby match between UNITED and CITY.
A Radio Sport and 01 production


Introduces: 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: Paris in the spring - a weekend for two.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]long wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Elinor Goodman
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Unknown: Elinor Goodman
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 97; Father of mercies, in thv word (BBC HB 189); Psalm 119 pt 6; John 16, vv 22-23 (AV); Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371): long wave only

: 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

First Among Equals
' We Communists are like seeds and the people are like the soil.'
The BBC's East Europe Correspondent, Tim Seb astian, looks at the structure and membership of Communist parties in the Eastern Bloc, and compares them with Marxist parties in other parts of the world.
A Radio News production by BOB DORAN long wave only


Unknown: Tim Seb
Production By: Bob Doran

: News

: Money Box

with Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: 'Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to
Richard Ingrams John Pardoe John Wells and Bel Mooney
Compiled and produced by DANNY GREENSTONE and ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Pardoe
Unknown: John Wells
Produced By: Danny Greenstone
Produced By: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

Sir Roy Shaw Elaine Stritch Antony Jay and Derek Jameson
Chairman David Jacobs from Amersham, Bucks
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Sir Roy Shaw
Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

' How is it that furry mice and moles, slimy slugs and snails, and hard-coated beetles and millipedes, can all pop out of muddy ground perfectly clean? '
JOHN CLOUDSLEY-THOMPSON , MALCOLM COE and KEITH CORBETT dust off another heap of listeners' questions.
Introduced by DerekJones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: John Cloudsley-Thompson
Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Keith Corbett

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

A Life Here Between Us by JANE BEESON
, How much longer am I going on, standin' at the sink all day, no money to shop with, and buckets stood all round the house to catch the leaks? When's it coming to an end? '
Starved of any glamour in her life, Eve gets herself financially involved with a travelling salesman over the purchase of new clothes ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Jane Beeson
Directed By: Brian Miller
Eve: Allison Hancock
Joe: Tim Bentinck
Angy: Heather Bell
Tom: Danny Schiller
Hepjohn: Peter Wickham

: Best of Fritz

Fritz Spiegl keeps a keen eye and ear on what's written and said.
BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: 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 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


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

: News

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: Changing Places

The first of four programmes in which Robert Foxcroft , an Anglican priest, looks at the ways we mark moments of transition in life, from birth to death. He asks whether, with the decline of religious commitment, our modern society feels deprived at those points in life. those ' changing places '.
1: The Birth of a Child
Research TONY BRETHERTON Producer SUZAN DAVIES long wave only


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft
Producer: Suzan Davies

: Time for Verse

Coot Tombs
In the last of six programmes Desmond Haw-kins recalls some church-yards in poetry and some famous epitaphs.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
long wave only


Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach

: Choirs of Wales

Introduced by Tony Lewis featuring recordings made at the recent MASSED MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT at the Royal Albert Hall , Lon-
1 don, given by choirs from
South Wales, conducted by Alun John
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conducted By: Alun John
Conducted By: Research Elaine Williams
Producer: Dewi Smith

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news 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

with Frances Perry , the gardening writer
(Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Frances Perry

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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; 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

Go Down in Darkness
A thriller by ROD BEACHAM
' Just about the last time I saw Sue before she vanished, she said something very odd ... she said that when she was 25 something terrible was going to happen to her. I didn't really take her seriously .. -. but the night before last, this dream ... she was standing in front of me, staring at me and just repeating it over and over again: " Something terrible is going to happen. Something terrible is going to happen".'
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Unknown: Rod Beacham
Directed By: David Johnston
Matt: Steve Hodson
Maggie: Frances Jeater
Susan: Glynis Brooks
Aunt Ellen: Jill Balcon
The Rev John Franklyn: Nicholas Courtenay
Jamie: Peter Baldwin
Felix: Roger Hammond
Fraser: Michael McStay
Dave: Rod Beacham

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington re-plays 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

An evening meditation led by LESLIE MITCHELL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Love ... the Universal Migraine

A collage of poems, prose and music on the themes of love and hate, compiled by FRIDA DOWIE Readers and singers Michael Hordern Frida Dowie
Denys Hawthorne and Geoffrey Collins
Musicians: IAIN KENDALL (piano) TERRY BUSBY (clarinet) BRIAN BROCKLEHURST (double-bass) TONY MCVAY (drums)
Special effects created by IAIN KENDALL and STEUART ALLIN
Directed by ALEC REID


Readers: Frida Dowie
Singers: Michael Hordern
Singers: Frida Dowie
Singers: Denys Hawthorne
Singers: Geoffrey Collins
Piano: Iain Kendall
Clarinet: Terry Busby
Double-Bass: Brian Brocklehurst
Double-Bass: Tony McVay
Unknown: Iain Kendall
Unknown: Steuart Allin
Directed By: Alec Reid

: Signing On

The last in the series in which David Rider investigates the world of the signature tune, past and present. This week he includes themes that introduced some famous quiz shows.
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.

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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