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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent GeraldPriestland
6.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

with Tonv Lewis
Now is the time when summer joins with winter in providing a pot-pourri ofactionTheFootball League Championship approaches its climax; CARDIFF play BRIDGEND in thefinalofthe
Schweppes Welsh Rugby Cup;andSandownPark stages the last major National Hunt race of the season, The Whitbread Gold Cup. In
Bournemouth meanwhile, the State Express Classic is the first major outdoor tennis event in this country this year. Producer DAVE GORDON Editor DEREK MITCHELL


Unknown: Tonv Lewis
Producer: Dave Gordon
Editor: Derek Mitchell

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather: travel

: News

: Breakaway

A bonnie edition from
Glasgow. Bernard Falk is in his element In a whisky distillery. and out and about round Glasgow, the team discovers the secrets of Loch Lomond and catches up with the spirit of romance in Gretna Green.
Producer JENNY Marshall Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Loch Lomond
Unknown: Gretna Green.
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Geoffrey Cannon
Producer michael gilliam


Unknown: Geoffrey Cannon
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: The Week in Westminster

with Robert Carvel
ProducerELLIE updali


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Ellie Updali

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 106: Be thou my guardian (BBC 110 135); Psalm 23; John 10, vv 1-15 (rsv); I'll praise my Maker (bp 36)

: From Our Own Correspondent



Editor: Paddy Okeepfe

: News

: Money Box

(Repeated: Man 10.2 am)

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

On the panel Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer
In the Chair Humphrey Lyttelton
At the piano COLIN SELL
Under the table PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)

12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt lion Dame Judith Hart , mp, Sir Monty Flnnlston , Professor Laurie Taylor and Marcus Fox , mp
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Dame Judith Hart
Unknown: Sir Monty Flnnlston
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Marcus Fox

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

No Joke by BERNARD MACLAVCRTY with It is Mr Stringer's 83rd birthday. As usual he spends the day at a day centre for old people. They give him a party. Mr Stringer was once a schoolmaster and today he meets an ex-pupil; the master is armed with a hip-flask, the pupil with resentment.
Directed by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland


Unknown: Bernard MacLavcrty
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
Mr Stringer: Patrick Magee
Violet/Bella: Eileen McCallum
Heather/ Agnes/Tealady: Sheila Donald
Sister Herd: Jan Wilson
Mr Scott/John/Taxi driver: James Cairncross

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

: The British Seafarer

A history In 26 parts 15: Eng.neroom and Stokehold
In the great steamer the bridge was a gold-braided Olympus: the lengineroom a kind of underworld; and the stokehold Hades itself. Yet engineers could regard their huge machines with almost religious devotion; and the subhuman stoker of legend, in fact plied a skilled trade. Readers anthony NEWLANDS.
DAVID CASEY. ANTHONY HALL. DAVID ASHFORD , JOE DUNLOP Consultant and presenter Campbell MacMurray. Assistant Keeper. Dept of MSS and Printed
Books. National Maritime Museum
Special sound by DICK mills, BBC Radiophonlc Workshop
Series composed and directed by michael MASON


Unknown: Robert Trotter
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell.
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley.
Unknown: David Casey.
Unknown: David Ashford
Presenter: Campbell MacMurray.
Directed By: Michael Mason

: The Dragon and the Bear

After seven-and-a-half years as the BBC's
Correspondent in Peking and Moscow,
Philip Short contrasts life in China and the Soviet Union - and its likely development during the 1980s, after Mao and Brezhnev - in a series of five talks, based on his forthcoming book. 4: Stalin and Mao
The legacy of terror
Producer PADDY o'KicrrE


Unknown: Philip Short

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabledd listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presenter Kevin Mulhern
Correspondence address: BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Peter as Pilgrim

A Ring for the Favela
John Paul 11 has brought an actor's skill in handling crowds to the Vatican.
In A Ring for the Faveta, Brian Redhead looks at the policies which lie behind his populist style of papacy.


Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Week Ending

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

: News

including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

The Scottish novelist, Dorothy Dunnett


Unknown: Dorothy Dunnett

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and arivate preoccupations.


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer ANDREW mussett


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Murder in a Nice. Neighbourhood by JACK GERSON with and ' I couldn't tell you what I'd done. You see, people like me don't do things like this. Not here. Not in this neighbourhood. Can you be sure even now, I did it? '
Directed by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jack Gerson
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
Edith Fennell: Brlglt Forsyth
Alan McKinlay: David Llayman
Margaret Fennell: Gudrun Ure
Aiec Lomond: Tom Watson
First policeman/Wallace: John McGlynn
Harry Peat: Tony Roper
Willie Murdoch: Gregor Fisher
Mrs Chisnell/Mald: Ann Scott Jones
George Clelland: Martin Black
Louise Clelland: June Andrews
Miss Malcolm: Jennifer Angui
Hugh Chisnell: Carey Wilson
Edith a child: Jane Reilly

: Weather

: News

: Something to Declare

The last of seven travellers' tales
A Cradle of Culture
Over a thousand years ago. when Arab merchants set sail in their dhows across the Indian Ocean, they reached land at the Lamu Archipelago off the east'coast of Africa. The Arabs mixed with the Bantus and the culture and language of Swahili was born.
Bernard Jackson visits Lamu
Island to discover what remains of the ancient way of life and to meet some of the unlikely people who have chosen to live there.
Producer BRIAN cook


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Lighten Our Darkness

with The Rev Douglas Aitken
BBC Scotland

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

followed by an Interlude

: 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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