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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

with Radio 4 In Wales, Gerry Monte looks at items of interest to farmers In the Principality.
Producer WYRE THOMAS BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Gerry Monte

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Peter Hobday
6.45* Prayer for the Day
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Pauline BUSHNELL
7.25 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Congdon
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives
(Rptd: Friday 11.45 pm)


Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

In Wales
Mavis Nicholson and some of Wales's wittiest personalities, including actor Victor Spinettl and author Leslie Thomas, live from the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.


Presenter: Richard Baker
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

long wave only

: Money Box

A Question of Money Second of two programmes
The Money Box team answers questions on personal finance put by listeners in Swansea.
(Full details Sat 12.2 pm) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Sldn Probert Producer mitch raper long wave only


Unknown: Graham Edwards
Read By: Sldn Probert
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

nem, p 58: Sanctaidd, sanctaidd (Emynau a Thonnau 1); Father of heaven (mhb 38); 11
Timothy 4, 1-11 (cnb);
We give tmmortal praise (mhb 40)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

long wave only

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Dannie Abse
Readers RAY SMITH and ROSALIND SHANKS Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Ray Smith
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breekon Editor joiin GETGOOD


Presenter: Bill Breekon

: Just a Minute

Kenneth Williams , Derek Nimmo. Peter Jones and Jan Ravens submit themselves to the discipline of Nicholas Parsons (or not).
Devised by ian MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor direct from a Rhondda factory. Nowadays there are only two working pits left in the South Wales valley - one of those is to close soon - and more women are in work than men.
Woman's Hour finds out what life is like in the Rhondda today.
Guests Glyn Houston and members of the Cory Band
MEGAN EMERY, MARK OWEN long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Glyn Houston
Unknown: Mark Owen

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Light of Heart by EMLYN WILLIAMS with William Squire and Sharon Morgan Maddoe Thomas , a distinguished actor in his time, has seen better days. But his daughter Catrin is determined that through her strength he will gain his entitled revival.
Adapted for radio and directed byENYD WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: William Squire
Unknown: Sharon Morgan
Unknown: Maddoe Thomas
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Maddoc: William Squire
Catrin: Sharon Morgan
Mrs Banner: Peggy Aitchison
Fan: June Barry
Mrs Lothian: Claire Nielson
Barty: Roger Hammond
Robert: Peter Penry-Jones
Bevan: Clive Roberts

: Fool's Gold

Gold has been mined in Wales since pre-Roman times but more fortunes were probably lost than were made in the process. Now prospectors are again at work in the old mines and Rob Orchard investigates their chances of striking it rich.
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Rob Orchard

: The Way the Normans Rode

Wynford Vaughan-Thomas follows one of the routes by which the Normans penetrated and held
South Wales. He journeys on horseback from
Crickhowell to Pembroke visiting castles and recalling some of the historic events.
Day 1: Crickhowell to Brecon
Research johnathan DAVIES Producer TELERI BEVAN BBC Wales


Unknown: Johnathan Davies
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: PM

Presenters Chris Lowe and Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS on VHF until 5 55
5,50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Chris Lowe
Presenters: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

with i.At;niE macmillan including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: /Binaural The Monday Play

The Fine Tuning of Ivor Gurney by TIM ROSE PRICE with Michael N. Harbour and Jonathan Owen An impressionistic dramatisation of the tragic life of the Gloucestershire poet and composer Ivor Gurney , who spent his last years believing himself to be persecuted by wireless waves and electrical interference.
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm) (The /nit effect of this programme can be heard by listening on stereo headphones)


Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Unknown: Michael N. Harbour
Unknown: Jonathan Owen
Unknown: Ivor Gurney
Pianist: Harold Rich
Directed By: Roger Pine
a manIvor Gurney,: Michael N. Harbour
Ivor Gurney as a boy: Jonathan Owen
Mrs Gurney: Patricia Gibson
Tutor: Stephen Hancock
Recruiting sergeant: Sean Arnold
Officer: Tim Brierley
Nurse: Patricia Gallimore
Platoon sergeant: Roger Hume
Policeman: Edward Cast
Staff nurse: David Vann
Clerk: Ray Llewellyn

: Letter from a Late Landscape

' I don't know why the desire to paint should cling so tenaciously to a corner of one's soul.'
At the age of 50. Michael Vincy has at last got down to painting - the wild, overpowering landscape of the Atlantic coas;t of Ireland.


Unknown: Michael Vincy

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Twelfth Night, John Ca'ird's new RSC production starring Zoe Wannamaker , Gemma Jones , John Thaw and Daniel Massey at
Stpatford-upon-Avon: and Tootsie, a comedy film starring Dustin Hoffman as an out-of-work actor who auditions for a female role in a television soap opera.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN powell Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Zoe Wannamaker
Unknown: Gemma Jones
Unknown: John Thaw
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Science Now

Presenter Colin Tudge Producer DEBORAH coiien


Presenter: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Coiien

: A Book at Bedtime

The Road to Oxiana (6) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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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