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: News

: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester

: It's a Bargain

Jill Todd with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Jill Todd

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis Featuring:
Golf: former US President Gerald Ford and film stars Clint Eastwood , David Soul and Telly
Savalas head the celebrity list at Moor Park for the fIO0,000 Bob Hope British Classic. Meet the big names.
Racing: two feature events at Ascot today - the Queen Elizabeth it Stakes and the Royal Lodge Stakes. Lord
Oaksey gives a run-down on the form.
A Radio Sport and 08 production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Gerald Ford
Unknown: Clint Eastwood
Unknown: David Soul

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk. with help from UN LYON and SUSAN marling, takes a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene. including News at 9.0
For information sheets send a large sac to: Breakaway, BBC,
Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Bernard Falk.
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News Stand

with Michael Watts , of the Sunday Express


Unknown: Michael Watts
Producer: Maggy Redfern

: Talking Politics

Anthony King reviews the autumn crop of political books


Unknown: Anthony King
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

nem. p 89; Come, dearest Lord (bp 11): Psalm 118. vv 1-14; Ephesians 6. vv
1-9 (hsv); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC nil 481)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Editor: Paddy Okeeffe

: 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 Maryon-Davis and this week the Camerata of London Producer
DANNY GREKNSTONI (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davis
Unknown: Danny Greknstoni

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

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton take the antidote to panel games and turn into Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden accompanied by COLIN SELL Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Rptd: Monday 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


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

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Roy Hattersley , mp Ann Leslie
Nicholas Winterton , mp and Paul Foot
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Nicholas Winterton
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

Questions about insects, birds and plants, are answered by Denis Owen. Jim Flegg and Glyn Jones. Presenter Derek Jones


Unknown: Denis Owen.
Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: Glyn Jones.
Presenter: Derek Jones

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Side-Effects by CONNIE BENSLEY with and Anna. an efficient young doctor in a thriving group practice, is having trouble at home - her neurotic lodger, Liz, is behaving more like a patient than a flatmate.
But when Anna. professional and self-possessed. gives Liz notice to leave, she fails to foresee the possible side-effects.
Directed by CLARE TAYLOR (Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)


Unknown: Connie Bensley
Directed By: Clare Taylor
Tom: John Carson
Anna: Frances Jeater
Pam: Patience Tomlinson
Liz: Theresa Streatfeild
Simon: Spencer Banks
Janet: Diana Bishop
Frank: George Parson

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts, sort out your queries. Producer simon elmes
(Rptd: Thurs 11.50 am) Questions on a postcard to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor

: A Man of Pleasure

James Boswell 's London Journal 1762-1763 ahridged in three parts by CLARE LAWSON DICK (3) with Gary Bond as Boswell Producer JOHN TYDEMAN (First broadcast on R3) long M'arc only


Unknown: James Boswell
Unknown: Clare Lawson Dick
Unknown: Gary Bond

: Profile

long wave only

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Marilyn Alas Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long leave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alas
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Going Solo

Third of six programmes about running your own business.
Gwyn Richards puts the questions to Derek Jones and Bill Perry. Profit and Loss
How to collect and monitor information about costs, in order to set prices and plan for profit. Producer
CORDON HUTCHINS long wave only


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Bill Perry.

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news
long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: Desert Island Discs

James Mason , the actor
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: James Mason

: Stop the Week Again with Robert Robinson

The last of nine repeats during the programme's usual summer break.
Producer Michael ember

: Baker's Dozen

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

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Weekend with Willie

by Richard Huggett
The Maitlands are an unsophisticated couple who are flattered to be invited to dinner at the Villa Mauresque by Somerset Maugham, the famous author. But if they had known that the other guests were to be Willie's brother Freddie, his ex-wife Syrie, and his American friend, Gerald, they might have treated the invitation with slightly more caution.
(Rptd: Mon 3.2 pm)
(Prunella Scales is in "Quartermaine's Terms" at the Queens Theatre, London)

9.58 Weather


Writer: Richard Huggett
Director: David Johnston
W. Somerset Maugham: David March
Syrie Maugham: Prunella Scales
Sir Frederick Maugham: Richard Huggett
Gerald Haxton: Barry Dennen
Martin Johnson: Michael Cochrane
John D. Hackerman: Robert Beatty
Pierre: Andrew Secombe
John Maitland: Haydn Wood
Daphne Maitland: Shirley Cooklin

: News

: Beautiful for Ever

In the months of August and September 1868 a very remarkable case was tried at the Old Bailey. It concerned
Sarah Rachel Leverson - known to the world as Madame Rachel. A purveyor of diverse varieties of cosmetics. enamels, face powders and rouges, she proclaimed that she had the power of making women Beautiful for Ever. Narrator MICHAEL MCCLAIN
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Sarah Rachel Leverson
Unknown: Madame Rachel.
Narrator: Michael McClain
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Madame Rachel: Joyce Redman
Mary Borradaile: Patricia Gallimore
Sgt Ballantine: Terry Mollot
Mr Digby Seymour: William Gaultt
Mr Montague Williams: David Buck
Mr Straight: Hugh Ross
Recorder: Stephen Hancock
Clerk: Tim Brierlet
Foreman of the Jury: Jack Holloway
Lord Ranelagh: David Vann
Mr Haynes: Michael Spice
Miss Leverson: Hedli Mklaus
Sarah Sutton/Sabina: Pilley Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Lighten Our Darkness

with The Rev Ernest Rea BBC Northern Ireland

: Not The Hills of Home

by John and Julia Keay
First of five programmes on Scottish explorers
A Real Tartar: The story of Alexander Burnes
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alexander Burnes
Unknown: Patrick Rayner
Narrator: Patrick Malahidk
Burnes: Finlay Welsh
Mohan Lal: Arthur Boland

: News

Weather reports: 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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