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: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers Producers KEN POLLOCK and LESLIE COTTINGTON


Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: 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.
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis preserts his magazine programme of sport, taking a personal look at the people and the stories that make the news.
This week:
Olympic Games - a look ahead to the last day's action and a look back with the headline makers. Racing - LORD OAKSEY with a preview of today s action at Glorious Goodwood.
Together with the rest of the sports news at home andabroad.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Yesterday in Parliament

8 59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts. including this week:
Boston: the oldest gateway to Northern America. now celebrating its 350th anniversary. GYN FREEMAN reports on what's on offer for the tourist.
Hints on how to write a novel in your spare time. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed] long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: 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


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 34; That Easter-tide with joy was bright (BBC HB 111); Psalm 57: 1 Corinthians 15, vv 44b-58 (AV); All praise to thee (BBC in 119)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts. long wave only front 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
long wave only


Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: Keeping Track

The art, science and business of sound recording. Presented by Peter Clayton Stereo in 1931: PHILIP VAN DER LYN talks about its inventor Alan Blumlein. Acoustic Records (2): by PETER ADAMSON.
Tape Types in Cassette: by ADRIAN HOPE
Record of the Week: by ALAN BLYTH Devised by LAURENCE STAPLEY


Presented By: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Philip Van
Unknown: Alan Blumlein.
Unknown: Peter Adamson.
Unknown: Alan Blyth

: The News Quiz

(Details: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: News

: Newseries Something to Declare

Six programmes in which writers and travellers consider the pleasures and perils of their journeys.
1: The Nile Canoe Expedition
' Not ever having seen anything like it, there was no way of appreciating emotionally the large volume of water which poured down that river. It was very large and very fast. On an English river which flows fairly fast. there are often little breakouts and places where you can nose your way to the bank and rest. But for long stretches here there was no respite.'
On 3 October 1978 eight young men set out on one of the longest canoe journeys ever made. Their aim was to canoe 3,000 miles from Nimule on the Ugandan border to Rosetta on the Mediterranean. It took four months and they succeeded against terrific odds.
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Producer: John Knight

: News

: Wildlife

The team of naturalists answers your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: A Dance to the Music of Time

A six-part dramatisation by FREDERICK BRADNUM Of books four. five and six Of ANTHONY POWELL 'S Sequence of 12 novels.
4- Casanova's Chinese Restaurant (2)
Title music composed by ANTONY MI ALL
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD long wave only


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Composed By: Antony Miall
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Nicholas Jenkins: Noel Johnson
Younger Nicholas: Gareth Johnson
Widmeroool: Brian Hewlett
Lady Isobel: Elizabeth Proud
Moreland: Sion Probert
Charles Stringham: Simon Cadell
J G Quiggin: Gordon Dulieu
Chips Lovell: John Levitt
Lady Frederica: Phyllida Nash
Mark Members: Paul Lowtrer
Tuffy Weedon: Margaret Ford
Macllntick: Leonard Fenton
Audrey Maclintick: Jenny Lee
Norman Chandler: Andrew Branch
Cossage: Christopher Scott
St John Clarke: Martin Friend
Robert Tolland: Anthony Hyde
Priscilla Tolland: Penny Brownjonn
Veronica Tolland: Paddy Turner
Matilda Moreland: Liza Flanagan
Mrs Foxe: Monica Grey
Buster Foxe: John Pullen

: Alfred Brendel

join R3: long wave only

: Offenbach Operettas

as Radio 3 long wave only

: You Said It

Six programmes about spoken English.
6: English Varieties
Is there really one ' best ' kind of English suitable for all occasions? Derek Davy shows how the language consists of a whole network of varieties.
(First broadcast on R3) long wave only

: Injury Time

A comedy series with Robert Bathurst Martin Bergman Rory McGrath
Jimmy Mulville and Emma Thompson
long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Martin Bergman
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Emma Thompson

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Gregory Peck , the actor (Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Gregory Peck

: A Word in Edgeways

Patricia Beer
John Julius Norwich and Professor Philip Thody in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Professor Philip Thody
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Peter Barkworth

(Details: H'cd 11.5 am)

: Saturday-Night Theatre

South Sea Bubble by NOËL COWARD with Moira Lister Michael Denison Hugh Burden
Margaretta Scott Bryan Pringle Tony Osoba


Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Margaretta Scott
Unknown: Bryan Pringle
Unknown: Tony Osoba

: Weather

: News

: Moonshine on Birds

Moonshine is an unreliable, non-committal, un-sentimental and inconsistent light, such as is shed by this inconclusive and distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and archival oddments on birds.
Presented by Judi Dench with additional readings by Joss Ackland Music from
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN and RUSSELL DAVIES. Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE
(Judi Dench is a member oj the RSC)


Presented By: Judi Dench
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Dave Skitani
Unknown: Pete Atkin
Unknown: Russell Davies.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Judi Dench

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by CHRISTOPHER MANN BBC Bristol

: The Magic of Music

Kenyon Emrys-Roberts talks about Brahms's First Symphony
Producer PATRICK LAMRERT gramophone records


Producer: Patrick Lamrert

: 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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