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: News

: FarmingToday

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.


Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Hartlll
4.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Rosemary Hartlll

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer ALLAN wright BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

t.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis Meet the personalities In contention as the Embassy World
Professional Snooker
Championship reaches its climax this weekend.
Also overnight news of the WCT Tennis Finals in Dallas and a look at this afternoon's John Player Cup Rugby Union Final, LEICESTER V BRISTOL.
Plus the usual look at the issues and off-beat moments that make up the world of sport.


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Emily McMahon

: Yesterday In Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN dewhurst. taking a look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUPF


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst.
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Mike Chancy presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Mike Chancy
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week In Westminster

Hugo Young , Political Editor of the Sunday Times, views the past week.


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 79; Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth
(BBC bb 226); Psalm 148. vv 1-6, 7-12; Isaiah 40, w 12-17, 25-31
(cnb); Ye servant* of God. your Master proclaim (BBC hb 287)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

Editor paddy o'mrn

: News

: pmMoneyBox

wnn ionise Kottlug
A Financial World ToMaM production

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

The antidote to panel games
The Grand Final Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden lose yet again, as do
TimBrooke-Taylor and Willie Bmblon Giving Instructions Humphrey LyUeltOll
Giving musical assistance COLIN SELL Giving up
: I2.S5 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Bmblon

: News

: Any Questions?

Lady Platt Dafydd Wlgley , ur
Beata Brookes , met . oun Richards
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast Ions wave only


Unknown: Lady Platt Dafydd Wlgley
Unknown: Beata Brookes
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Video Man by BILL LTDHS , With
David's thought up a marvellous way to make money, and to satisfy his yearning to compete wtth Steven Spielberg, directing video weddings. The only snag is that the cast of his first wedding have ideas of their own.
Directed by JANE Morgan


Unknown: Bill Ltdhs
Directed By: Jane Morgan
David: Daniel Webb
Bon: Paul Angells
Jan: Sarah Neville
Mrs Randall: Miranda Forbes
Susan: Sarah Martin
Andy: Steve Bodson

: But, Chancellor

An Inquiry into the Treasury
Five programmes
4: The World Outside Is the power of the Treasury strengthened or curtailed by Its economic relations with the EEC. the IMF, the other
Western powers? Does
Britain have an economic role in the post-Imperial world?
Hugo Young explores these questions with, among others: senior Treasury officials including Geotf Littler. Second Permanent
Secretary in charge of Overseas Finance;
Donald Began , the US
Treasury Secretary; and Michel Camdessus , Head of the French Treasury Producer anne slomah


Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Geotf Littler.
Unknown: Donald Began
Unknown: Michel Camdessus

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Groundswell

Wendy Jones examines public concern about pollution, latest moves In the energy debate, attempts to revitalise inner cities and the increasing demand on the land.
In today's programme - attempts to save the Black Country's last working farm; and how mosquitoes are making life a misery for people - not in the tropics — buthereInBritain.
Producers gatnor sbuttz and hick webb


Unknown: Wendy Jones

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue.

: Does He Take Sugar?

Of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presenter John 11018 Editor MARLENE PEAS.
Correspondence address : BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW
Tel: [number removed]. Ext 7048 (Mon-Fri 10.0 am-S.O pm)

: So You Want to Be a Writer

First of six programmes for the would-be author written and introduced by Derek Parker I Can Do That
' Some people say to me. oh It must be lovely to sit down and scribble off a book. It isn't like that.' How easy is it to become a writer, what are your chances of success, and what makes people write anyway? derex farker considers these questions with help from Margaret Powell.
Malcolm Bradbury , Dick Francis. Penelope Lively and other authors. Series producer DENNIS SIMMONS


Introduced By: Derek Parker
Unknown: Margaret Powell.
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Dick Francis.
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Week Ending

An Irreverently critical look back at the week.
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; travel: programme news

: News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Bound-up


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Desert Island Discs: A. N. Wilson

Roy Plomley With A. N. Wilson


Castaway: A. N. Wilson
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

MUSiC by JEREMY NICHOLAS Producer Michael ember


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Richard Baker

with a selection of music on record.
Producer rat abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Captain of Heretics byANTHONYBEAD
William Tyndale. the 16th-century scholar and a leader of the English
Reformation, devoted bis life to the fervent belief that men should be able to read the scriptures in their native tongue.
Working under Immense hardship, in exile and in constant fear of his life, he translated the Bible into English. But the publication of his work made him many enemies and his adversaries were always only a step away.
Directed by CHERRY cooksoh


Unknown: William Tyndale.
William Tyndale: Cbarles Kay
Poyntx: Clifford Rose
Sir Thomas More: Hugh Dlekson
Margaret: Sheila Grant
William Roy/Procurator: Cyril Shafs
Ned: Stephen Garuck
Monmouth: John Church
Hebblethwalte/vaughan: Gordon Reid
Quentell/philips: Sean Arnold
Frith: Antdont Hyde
Miles Coverdale: Sion Frobert

: Weather

: News

: The Seaside in Spring

with Ken Blakeson
The seasonal awakening of holiday resorts —
Blackpool and Salcombe; bird-life on the coastline in north east Scotland and South Lincolnshire; smoked salmon from
Northumberland, and a glimpse of life on an island off Norfolk. Producer don moset BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Blakeson

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation with music, led by The Rev Jim Skelly.
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jim Skelly.

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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