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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead. Presented from the North by Ken Ford BBC Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

The second round of the French elections has just ended. Has
President Giscard d'Estaing been returned or has the country veered to the left?
In Paris with the answer and an analysis of the result, the Today team and Libby Purves , with the BBC's Paris
Correspondent, Stephen Jessel. In London John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day CANON BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Stephen Jessel.
Unknown: Canon Barney Milligan
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

A look ahead witli Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A sometimes serious, sometimes hilarious, but always lively discussion with some of the personalities who will be in the news this week.
Jocular vein severed by Kenneth Robinson


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM.p 102: All praise to thee. who safe hast kept (EBC HB 401); Psalm 147, vv 1-12; Romans 5, vv
1-11 (rsv); Love of love, and light of light (BBC HB 521): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Gift of the Magi by o. HENRY
Read by Sally Mates Producer MITCH RAPER


Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Songs for the Times

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: Poetry Please!

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: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Bill Breekon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breekon
Editor: David Harding

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C. Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife with Edward Kelsey
Book Four , Chapter Three The Technology
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Gerald C. Potter
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Book Four
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour from Norway

Sue MacGregor presents a special edition from Oslo, the capital of the country which did not join the EEC when
Britain did; the country which has a woman Prime Minister; the country which, like Britain, has high oil revenues; the land of mountains and fjords. A country whose links with Britain go back to the Vikings - and whose friendship for us is seen every Christmas in Trafalgar Square.
Producers DOREEN FORSYTH and PAT TAYLOR Close to Home byDEBORAHMOGGACH abridged in 12 parts by ANN REES JONES. Read by FRANCES JEATER (5)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Producers: Doreen Forsyth
Producers: Pat Taylor
Unknown: Ann Rees Jones.
Read By: Frances Jeater
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Treadgold Conspiracy by MALCOLM STEWART


Unknown: Malcolm Stewart

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Naturalist Bobby Tulloch shares the pleasure of a favourite walk along the shore of his native island of Yell in North Shetland. Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Bobby Tulloch
Producer: John Arnott

: Story Time

Strange Meeting bySUSANHILL abridged in eight episodes by BRIAN GEAR Read by Gary Bond (1)
Shellshocked and at home in 1916, John Hilliard cannot break through his sense of isolation from his family, his sister. He has nightmares, yet he wants to return to France. Producer JENYTH WORSLEY


Read By: Gary Bond
Unknown: John Hilliard
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: PM

Presenters Joan Bakewell and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revise repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

The Echoing Grove by ROSAMOND LEHMANN dramatised by ELSPETH SANDYS with Janet Suzman Susan Engel
Christopher Casenove and Maureen O'Brien The two sisters met in order to be reconciled after 15 years. Various ghosts lay between them and not least the ghost of Rickie - husband of Madeleine and lover of Dinah.
Let us agree to give up
And root up the infernal grove;
Then we shall return and see
The worlds of happy
And throughout all
1 forgive you, you forgive me
Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Susan Engel
Unknown: Christopher Casenove
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Guitar: Dave Cook
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Dinah: Janet Suzman
Madeleine: Susan Engel
Corrigan/Singer: Diana Bishop
Rickie: Christopher Casenove
Mrs Burkett: Pauline Letts
Clara: Amanda Murray
Jack: David McAlister
Georgie: Maureen O'Brien
Selbig: Rex Robinson
ROb: William Nighy
Anthony: Patience Tomlinson
Jocelyn: Andrew Seear

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Cats, the new Andrew Lloyd
Webber musical; and the award-winning film Melvin and Howard, starring Jason Robards as Howard Hughes.
Presented by Colin Ford Producer JOHN POWELL Editor ROSEMARY BART


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd
Unknown: Jason Robards
Unknown: Howard Hughes.
Presented By: Colin Ford
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Bart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News



Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry
What is happening In science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Georgina Ferry
Producer: Alison Richards

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin by VLADIMIR VOINOVICH translated by RICHARD LOURIE abridged in 12 parts by MATTHEW WALTERS
Read by ANDREW SACHS (8) Producer
MARGARET WINDHAM long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin
Unknown: Vladimir Voinovich
Translated By: Richard Lourie
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Read By: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Margaret Windham

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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