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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

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Agricultural scene review Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents his magazine programme.
This week featuring Rugby Union - the visit of the All Blacks to the National Stadium to face Wales, one of the highlights of the Welsh Centenary season. Hear from some of the personalities taking part in the match and the weekend's celebrations. Also expert assessments of the game. Plus news of last night's World Lightweight title fight in Glasgow, between JIM WATT and American SEAN O'GRADY.
In addition, the rest of the news at home and abroad. Producer JOANNE WATSON
A Radio Sport and ob production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Jim Watt
Unknown: Sean O'Grady.
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your free time. A critical look at the leisure industries and news of things to do and entertainment that simply shouldn't be missed.
Today RICHARD VAUGHAN surveys holidays for skiers in Austria and MIKE SHEILS looks at bargain weekend breaks in England. Producers JENNY MARSHALL and GEOFF DOBSON


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Unknown: Mike Sheils
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Producers: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Newseries The Week in Westminster

As mps return after the Summer Recess, Robert Carvel views the past week through the eyes of the backbenchers.


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 122; We come unto our fathers' God (BBC BB 255); Psalm 40: Ephesians 4, vv 1-13 (AV); For all the saints (BBC HB 227)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard .


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent


: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Bottingj With inflation still well into double figures, high interest rates, and new products being launched every week in the savings market, Money Box is on hand to unravel, explain and advise on what are often complex and confusing developments.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Bottingj

: The Burkiss Way: Lesson 45: Write extremely long titles... The Burkiss Way

The smash-hit TV series
Lesson 45: Write extremely long titles with lots and lots of words in, like this, so that the Radio Times will have to allot more space than the measly half a centimetre of billing space we usually get and at least it'll look a bit more prominent on the page, although still nowhere near the 50 column inches they give to The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Burkiss Way
starring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris
Written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Comedian: Jo Kendall
Comedian: Nigel Rees
Comedian: Chris Emmett
Comedian: Fred Harris
Writer: Andrew Marshall
Writer: David Renwick
Producer: David Hatch

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: What's in a name? 20 September 2015

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp, Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien. Sir John Junor , Ann Burdus from Chiswick Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
1.55 Programme news


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Dr Conor Cruise
Unknown: O'Brien. Sir John Junor
Unknown: Ann Burdus
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

The second of two Yorkshire programmes from the Clifton Hall.Rotherham Introduced by Derek Jones


Unknown: Clifton Hall.Rotherham
Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Middlemarch

by GEORGE ELIOT dramatised in 12 parts by HALLAM TENNYSON with Elizabeth Bell
David Collings , Steven Pacey , Russell Dixon and Jill Balcon as George Eliot Dorothea's engagement to Mr Casaubon startled most of those who knew her. Others however, such as Dr Lydgate, gave it little attention, he being preoccupied with avoiding Middlemarch politics andflirting with the beautiful Rosamond Vincy.
3: The Honeymoon
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBCManchester
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Steven Pacey
Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Mr Casaubon
Unknown: Rosamond Vincy.
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Celia: Sue Jenkins
Mr Brooke: Garard Green
Mrs Cadwallader: Rosalind Knight
Sir James Chettam: Anthony Gardner
Dr Wrench: James Tomlinson
Mr Vincy: Geoffrey Banks
Mr Bulstrode: Simon Molloy
Dr Lydgate: Russell Dixon
Dorothea: Elizabeth Bell
Mr Casaubon: David Collings
Will Ladislaw: Steven Pacey
Naumann/Italian waiter: Graham Faulkner
Tantripp: Pauline Jefferson

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: Folktales

Six programmes 2: Fairies
Were fairies the creation of drug-crazed minstrels? And could they really fly before they sprouted wings? What were their nastier habits? Fairies have been part of British culture since pre-Roman times and have often represented a reflection of people's unexpressed needs.
Presenter Toni Arthur
Scriptwriter DAVE ARTHUR Research by ROSY voss


Presenter: Toni Arthur
Unknown: Scriptwriter Dave
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Week Ending

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.50 Programme news
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs: Derek Tangye

Derek Tangye, writer, discusses with Roy Plomley, which discs he would take to a desert island. (Details: Friday 9.5 am)


Castaway: Derek Tangye
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Unpredictable table-talk Musical interlude by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

(Details: Wed 11.5 am)

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Gunpowder Treason and Plot

by A. J. Walton
From the book 'Guy Fawkes - The True Story of the Gunpowder Plot' by Francis Edwards.
Guy Fawkes is burnt in effigy every 5th of November to commemorate the deliverance of the King and Parliament from a dastardly Popish plot. But what if the legend is based on a deliberate plan to deceive the country and discredit the Catholics? What if Guy himself was a voluntary participant, only on condition that he would be reprieved on the scaffold?
Directed by Margaret Etall.
(Repeated: Monday 3.2 pm)
(John Moffatt is in 'Colette' at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Writer: A. J. Walton
Director: Margaret Etall
Guy Fawkes: Michael Spice
Thomas Wintour: Christopher Scott
Robert Cecil: John Moffatt
King James I: Fraser Kerr
Sir William Waad: John Bott
Christopher Wright: Alexander John
Francis Tresham: Haydn Wood
Walter Ralegh: Robert Lang
Northumberland: Harvey Ashby
Thomas Percy/Executioner: Gordon Reid
Robin Catesby: Anthony Hyde
Suffolk: Peter Robert Scott
Worcester: Graham Faulkner
Sir Edward Coke: Leslie Glazer
Gaoler: Sion Probert
Meg: Rowena Roberts
Flemish Landlord: Chris Jenkinson
Popham: John Church

: Weather

: News

: Sinbad the Sailor

Later this month a ship will sail out of Muscat Harbour in Oman and out of the 20th century back to the days of the Sinbad legends.
The Sohar, captained by Tim Severin , is a faithful reproduction of a medieval Arab dhow and to rediscover the sailing and navigational skills of the early Arab seamen, it will travel the 6.000 miles to Canton in China.
Libby Purves reports from Oman on this modern Sinbad and his vessel. Producer TED GORTON


Unknown: Tim Severin
Producer: Ted Gorton

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol

: Unglamorous Nights

A sort of radio lantern lecture by Alan Plater
For the past 15 years or so musical documentaries have been an important part of the repertoire of regional theatres.
Alan Plater introduces a selection of serious and funny songs from the shows which didn't attract glamorous first-night audiences.

With Gilly Brown, Bob Eaton, Alex Glasgow, Meg Johnson, Noreen Kershaw, Robert Powell, Victoria Wood, Bernard Wrigley.

BBC Manchester


Presenter: Alan Plater
Performer: Gilly Brown
Performer: Bob Eaton
Performer: Alex Glasgow
Performer: Meg Johnson
Performer: Noreen Kershaw
Performer: Robert Powell
Performer: Victoria Wood
Performer: Bernard Wrigley
Musical Director: Stephen Boxer
Director: Alfred Bradley

: 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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