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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers. Producers


Unknown: Leslie Cottingtom
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 14
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces this programme which takes a different look at sport, featuring the offbeat and the humorous as well as up-to-date news from home and abroad. Today highlighting the State Express Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at Wembley - HULL against local rivals HULL KINGSTON ROVERS.
A Radio Sport and OB production See page 3


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk, intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your leisure hours. A critical look at the leisure industries and news of things to do and entertainment that simply shouldn't be missed over the May Day holiday weekend, including this week:
A stamp collection can be a f J-million investment - is there still scope for the amateur?
Producer DEBORAH CHRISTIE Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only
For information sheets send a large sae to: [address removed]


Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

George Luce reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer JENNY DE YONG long wave only


Unknown: George Luce
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Robert Carvel.
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only
Book, The BBC Guide to Parliament, f4.50, from bookshops


Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 71; The Lord is King; lift up thy voice (BBC HB 26); Psalm 97; St Matthew 6, vv 25-33 (AV): Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (BBC HB 460)
Prayer book. New Every Morning, El.75, /rom bookshops


Unknown: St Matthew

: 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 from 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC Correspondents around the world. long wave only

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it concerns a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble, Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 14


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to Merseyside to talk to Bill Shankly , former manager of Liverpool, about his life and work in football. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bill Shankly

: News

: Any Questions?

Dr Una Kroll
The Rt Hon Edward du Cann, mp
Clive Jenkins
Antony Hopkins tackle the issues raised by the audience at Southsea, Hampshire.
Chairman David Jacobs
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? Thursday
4.15, to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Dr Una Kroll
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

' ... the bright, white flashes were continuous and when they flew away their path could be followed like the on-off lights of aeroplanes about to land. How can such small creatures generate such a bright light? '
More illuminating comments from this week's team: PETER CRANSTON , ROGER LOVEGROVE and PAT MORRIS. Introduced by Derek Jones
long wave only


Unknown: Peter Cranston
Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: Pat Morris.
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES starring Angela Pleasence as Little Dorrit Daniel Massey as Arthur Clennam and Peter Vaughan as Mr Dorrit
1: The Father of the Marshalsea
(Full details: Tues 3.15) long wave only


Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Little Dorrit
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Arthur Clennam
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Mr Dorrit

: Play It Again

join Radio 3 long wave only

: You are What You Eat

Eight programmes about sensible eating. Introduced by Bill Breckon 1: One Man's Meat
Although in general man tends to confine himself to a rather narrow range of all the plants and animals theoretically available for consumption, there is still an enormous world-wide variety in what we eat. Series producer MICHAEL TOTTON (First broadcast on R3) long wave only
Book, same title, 12.75 from bookshops


Duced By: Bill Breckon
Producer: Michael Totton

: 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
(Hear The Jason Explana tion: Thursday 12.27 pm)
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
Unknown: Jason Explana

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lindsay Anderson , the film and theatre director.


Unknown: Lindsay Anderson

: 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.
Musical interlude by JEREMY NICHOLAS
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: The Making of M*A*S*H

'The best weekly programme in television history,' says one American critic.
From Hollywood, John Williams reports on what makes M'A'S'H a smash. Producer JAMES WILKINSON A Radio News production (Revised repeat)


Unknown: John Williams
Producer: James Wilkinson

: The Shaw Festival: Major Barbara

The first of an occasional series of plays by BERNARD SHAW with Anna Massey John Phillips Gwen Watford and Jeremy Clyde
This play, written in 1905, is a moral confrontation between two generations: the old who made the best of opportunities in an immoral world, and the young who want to atone for this by the misguided idealism of individual sacrifice. It is an exposition of Shaw's doctrine that one ' must either share the world's guilt or go to another planet '.
Directed by RONALD MASON


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: John Phillips
Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Directed By: Ronald Mason
Lady Britomart Undershaft: Gwen Watford
Stephen, her son: Christopher Guard
Morrison, her butler: Michael McStay
Barbara, her elder daughter: Anna Massey
Sarah, her younger daughter.: Josie Kidd
Adolphus Cusins, Bar bara's fiancé: Jeremy Clyde
Charles Lomax, Sarah's fiance: Christopher Good
Andrew Undershaft: John Phillips
Rummy Mitchens: Peggy Paige
Snobby Price: Brian Carroll
Jenny Hill: Judy Harris
Peter Shirley: Leonard Fenton
Bill Walker: John Hollis
Mrs Baines: Joan Matheson

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Colin Ford re-plays and reflects on the items and personalities from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope...


Unknown: Colin Ford
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening meditation with music led by PR JIM SKELLY BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jim Skelly

: The Countryside in Spring

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas After ten years and one-and-a-half-million visitors, the Lake District National Park looks forward to a new decade, PAT CALLAGHAN talks to JOHN NETTLETON. ERIC SIMMS looks at the bird life of the Cambridgeshire Fen-land and ROBERT POWELL visits fens of a different kind - in Somerset's Sedgemoor. MARTIN MUNCASTER investigates a one-woman spinning industry in Sussex. KEITH ALLAN looks for mad March hares in Northumberland; and HELEN MADDEN visits Rathlin Island in the North Channel. Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Talks: Pat Callaghan
Unknown: John Nettleton.
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Helen Madden

: 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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