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: News

: Farming Today

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Prieslland
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: News

: On Your Farm



Producer: Leslie Cottingtoh

: It's a Bargain

7.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
Golf: the Dixcel Tissues European Open from Hoylake.
Cricket: the NatWest Final from Lord's.
Athletics: the World Cup from Rome. Plus European Cup swimming; football; racing; tennis and the off-beat stories of the week. A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk , with help from IAN LYON and SUSAN MARLING , takes a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Including Continental
Travel Information at 8.59 and News at 9.0


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News Stand

Melanie Phillips looks at the weekly magazines. Producer MIKE GILLIAM


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Mike Gilliam

: Talking Politics

The Fixers
With the party conference season about to begin. Anthony King talks to three of the party officials whose job is to try to ensure that they run smoothly.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 21 Songs of praise
; Canticle 9; Matthew 25, vv 31-40 (rsv); Christ U the world's light

: From Our Own Correspondent



Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: Instant Sunshine and....

a second chance to delight in these selected entertainments for a summer weekend.
Featuring David Barlow , Peter Christie ,
Miles Kington , Alan Maryom Davis and, this week, Johnny Parker. Producer


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryom
Unknown: Johnny Parker.
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

A game without winners Graeme Garden Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton Tim Brooke-Taylor all lose out to Chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton Pianist COLIN SELL
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Rptd: Monday 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news.


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Pianist: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Christmas Humphreys, qc
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Wildlife

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Double-Page Spread by CAROLE BOYER with Becky is an 11-year-old schoolgirl going to a girls' boarding school, who is desperately fighting the system as she tries to discover the sources of her own creativity.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)


Unknown: Carole Boyer
Directed By: Brian Miller
Becky: Sasha Mitchell
Susie: Jane Knowles
Teresa: Barbara Peak
Miss Smythe: Amanda Murray
Prefect: Hilary Newcombe
Matron: Thea Gregsom
Miss Meade: Margaret Robertson
Jill: Jane Writing
Angie: Caroline Nelson

: Medicine Now

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
(Rptd: Thurs 11.50 am)


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Novels up to Now

The last of eight programmes
Seasons in Hell
Anthony Curtis looks at some of the many fine historical novels, for example by J. G. Farrell and Paul Scott. He also looks at the contemporary world of fiction with two established young writers, Ian McEwan and Martin Amis. Extracts read by ELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL. Producer FRANCES DONNELLY long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: J. G. Farrell
Unknown: Paul Scott.
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Martin Amis.
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Gavin Campbell.
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Profile

Alan Bloom
long wave only


Unknown: Alan Bloom

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners, with news and views on all matters of concern to them and their families.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Sporrans on the Behind

' In the original production of Macbeth, they wore their sporrans on their behinds. Does this mean that to produce Macbeth as originally intended, I have to do the same?'
Elijah Moshinsky , whose controversial production of Verdi's Macbeth opened in March, talks to Rodney Milnes about his previous productions which include Peter Grimes , The Rake's
Progress and Lohengrin, as well as his involvement with the Shakespeare plays on BBCtv. Producer JOHN BOUNDY. A Kaleidoscope production long wave only


Unknown: Elijah Moshinsky
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Producer: John Boundy.

: Injury Time

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

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Racing driver Alan Jones (Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Alan Jones

: Stop the Week Again with Robert Robinson

The sixth of nine repeats Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Technicolor Time Machine adapted for radio by CHRIS BOCCHER from the novel by HARRY HARRISON
Another play in the occasional series tracing the writing of science fiction from the turn of the century to the present day.
Climactic Studios in Hollywood is about to go bankrupt and is in need of a big-budget epic to restore its fortunes. In desperation,
L. M. Greenspan agrees to use a time machine to transport the company's director and stars back to the period of the Viking crossing to
America in the year 1005. Real Vikings can be paid in whisky and the entire film made, edited and delivered within a week - our time. At least - that is the idea ... with Lee Montague as Barney Hendrikson (a film director)
Richard Pearson as Professor Hewett (an inventor)
John Bay as L. M. Greenspan (the head of Climactic Studios)
David March as Dr Jens Lyn (a philologist)
Michael Kilgarriff as Ottar (a Viking)
Karen Archer as Slithey Tove (a film star)
Alexander John as Ruf
Hawk (another film star) Barry Dennen as Charley Chang (a scriptwriter) William Roberts as Tex (a stuntman)
Crawford Logan as Dallas (another stuntman)
Don Fellows as Amory (a technical advisor) Sean Barrett as Gino (a cameraman)
Andrew Secombe as Doody (a musician)
Patience Tomlinson as Betty (a secretary) and John Livesey as Saa (an accountant)
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm) S.58 Weather


Unknown: Chris Boccher
Novel By: Harry Harrison
Unknown: L. M. Greenspan
Unknown: Lee Montague
Director: Richard Pearson
Unknown: John Bay
Unknown: L. M. Greenspan
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Dr Jens Lyn
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Unknown: Karen Archer
Unknown: Slithey Tove
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Barry Dennen
Unknown: Charley Chang
Scriptwriter: William Roberts
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Don Fellows
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Andrew Secombe
Unknown: John Livesey
Directed By: Glyn Dearman

: News

: When Morning Gilds the Skies

(Details: Wed 4.0 pm)

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by Hugh Faupel BBC Manchester

: New Voices

The last of six programmes
Change - What and Howf with James Ashbey Caroline Baum
Alexandra Jones and John Munford In the Chair
Barbara Myers


Unknown: James Ashbey
Unknown: Caroline Baum
Unknown: Alexandra Jones
Unknown: John Munford
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Julian Hale

: Ray Gosling

visits Prestbury in Cheshire

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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