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: News Briefmg

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Piayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES 7 0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sir John Gielgud , the actor, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROT
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments on the BBC.
Producer JOHN SKRINE Write to: Feedback,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: John Skrine

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents around the world cast their collective eye on a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by KEVIN RUANE
(Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm) long wave only


Production By: Kevin Ruane

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; Enthrone thy God within thy heart i BBC HB 320); Psalm 27, part 1; Romans 10. vv 5-15 (RSV); Son of God, eternal Saviour BBC HB 377): long wave only

: Morning Story

Shuggie Buehan , Student by FRED URQUHART
Head by Fraser Kerr The telly? The tellyl D'ye never think of anythin' else but the telly? Ye watch it all night. Don't tell me you're goin' to start watching it all day, from the very crack o' dawn? You'll soon have no eyes left.'


Unknown: Shuggie Buehan
Unknown: Fred Urquhart
Unknown: Fraser Kerr

: News

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: The Countryside in May

Presented by Wvnford Vaughan Thomas
Why is one of our most endearing mammals being deprived of its natural habitat? Martin Muncaster goes to the Otter Trust in Suffolk to find out what is being done to protect them.
Pat Callaghan investigates the changing tree population of Staffordshire, and Mollie Harris visits the Eynsham Morris dancers at the start of their season.
Eric Simms takes a May stroll through the Lincolnshire Wolds. Keith Allan visits a Northumberland blacksmith, and Iris Bryce goes dandelion-picking.
BBC Manchester
(long wave only)


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Pat Callaghan
Unknown: Mollie Harris
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Keith Allan
Producer: Ron Gubba

: Bird of the Week

The swift is our most aerial bird. It eats, sleeps and even mates on the wing and leaves the sky only to nest. Jim Flegg looks at the swift and the similar but unrelated house martin.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
Amazing Voice: RICHARD CRANE sings, and talks to BRIAN GEAR.
Horribly Bored by a Bee: CHERYL ARMITAGE tackles the human bore.
Gritting our Teeth: LESLEY BYRNE drills the dentists. BBC Bristol
The Sidmouth Letters 2: The Tribute long wave only


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Brian Gear.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Lesley Byrne

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

0ffcuts by JOHN WILKIE
Neville works for a timber merchant. He has been stealing offcuts.
JOE: You risk terrible trouble with this ply-pinching operation. You carry it through with the desperate singlemindedness of a drug addict raiding a pharmacy. And now you'd rather he sacked than tell me what you're doing with it! What can it be?


Unknown: John Wilkie
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Joe: Lain Culhbertsoa
Neville: Sean Barrett
Karen: Jo Anderson
Pete: Mark Buffery

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to
Ken Ford about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Drama Up to Now

John Russell Brown presents the sixth of eight programmes on drama in Britain sinct the war.
The Dramatist as Collaborator
A play seen by the public is never the sole product of the dramatist; director, designer, actors can all influence its development in the process of rehearsal.
JOHN RUSSELL BROWN illustrates the particular role of the director by rehearsing a speech from Harold Pinter's The Homecoming with actress GEMMA JONES.
For notes on this series, please send sae 9in x 6in to: Drama Up to Now [address removed]


Unknown: John Russell Brown
Unknown: John Russell Brown
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Gemma Jones.
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

Bahama Crisis (2)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.51 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs
Stories from the world of travel and transport, including Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer SIMON ELMES


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Profile

TERRY DACTYL AND THE DINOSAURS, even ERNIE BLIMP AND THE BLIMPSOULESThey have been called ' the eternal pub rockers '. In 13 years they have had more stage names than hit records. Yet every week this band play the pubs, lucky to cover their expenses. Why do they, and hundreds of other pub bands, bother?
Presenter Pete Drummond Producer PAUL GIBBS


Unknown: Brett Marvin
Unknown: Terry Dactyl
Unknown: Ernie Blimp
Presenter: Pete Drummond
Producer: Paul Gibbs

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon David Steel , mp, Sir Monty Finniston Janey Buchan , MEP Lionel Daiches , QC from Troon, Ayrshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, on Thursday at 6.30, to: Any Answersf,
BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston
Unknown: Janey Buchan
Unknown: Lionel Daiches
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes a report from the Cannes Film Festival; and. from the Chichester Festival, Peter Coe 's new play trusting with Panthers. Presented by Michael Billington
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Peter Coe
Presented By: Michael Billington
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Milligan


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason Bill Wallis , David Tate Sheila Steafel and the music of David Firman Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANCDON , RICHARD QUICK, JEREMY BROWNE.


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Lancdon
Unknown: Jeremy Browne.
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peti Hickey.
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural 3: Violence
' The same old thoughts bored their way into his mind like hurning wires, tracing the same unanswerable questions. From this torture, waking or sleeping, there was no escape.': long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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: JohnEbdon

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: 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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