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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

with special reports from the Royal Ulster Show
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson pnd Peter Hobday
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55. 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.251, 8.25. Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35. Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters
8.57 Weather: travel


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Desert Island Discs

long wave only

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

(Repeated: Sat 4.2 pm) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Good Corn by it. E. BATES. Read Mary Wimbush long wave only


Unknown: E. Bates.
Unknown: Mary Wimbush

: Daily Service

neh, p 25: Thou art the way; by thee alone (BBC HG 338); Psalm 9; Judges 7, vv 9-18 (rsv): Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Man-made Plants

The wheat in bread, the potatoes in chips, and the corn in breakfast cereal are all the results of many years interbreeding different varieties of plants. But some characteristics useful to growers, such as pest resistance, still elude the efforts of the plant breeders. Now genetic engineering offers a time-saving method of overcoming the limitations of traditional plant-breeding.
Colin Tudge explores the prospects that, in the future, man-made plants will be the source of our daily bread.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN long wave only


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Bird of the Week

Jim Flegg looks at the swift our most aerial bird: and the similar but unrelated house martin. Producer JOHN HARRISON UBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney and Pattie Coldwell
Today It's a Bargain - Norman Tozer investigates buying sleeping-bags.


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: My Music

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

i.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long, wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from
Bristol by Sandi Marshall Twins: double trouble or twice the Joy?
DIANE SHELLEY Investigates the dilemma. ,
Trucktn' Together: travel tales from international transporters JOAN AND DON WILMOT.
Producer MARY PRICE BDC Bristol
The King's General (12) long wave only


Unknown: Sandi Marshall
Unknown: Diane Shelley
Unknown: Don Wilmot.
Producer: Mary Price

: News

: The Moonstone: 4

by Wilkie Collins, dramatised for radio in six parts by Brian Gear
With music composed by Sidney Sager
With John Sharp as Gabriel Betteredge, Geoffrey Beevers as Godfrey Ablewhite, John Telfer as Franklin Blake, Sally Baxter as Rachel Verinder

Still under suspicion by public opinion for having stolen her own jewel, the moonstone, Rachel turns for consolation to the arms of Godfrey Ablewhite , and has just accepted a proposal of marriage from him....
BBC Bristol


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised for radio by: Brian Gear
Music composed by: Sidney Sager
Director: Brian Miller
Gabriel Betteredge: John Sharp
Godfrey Ablewhite: Geoffrey Beevers
Franklin Blake: John Telfer
Rachel Verinder: Sally Baxter
Miss Clack: June Barrie
Aunt Ablewhite: Margot Boyd
Mr Bruff: Nat Brenner
Ablewhite: Godfrey Kenton
Indian: Geoffrey Serle
Luker: Adrian Egan
Murthwaite: Gordon Dulieu
Lucy: Liza Flanagan
Duffy: Debby Cumming

: News

: Just After Four

Painting by Radio 4. The End

: We Can Do That

Employment in the 80s Six programmes
2: Will the Jobs Come Back!
The impact of microelectronics has scmetimes been blamed for the rapid decline of jobs but new technology fias also created opportunities - though of a different sort.
Brian Bedhead , with the help of John Atkinson , of the institute of Manpower Studies assesses the pros and cons and asks when will traditional employers begin large. scale recruitment again - if ever?
Consultant JOHN ATKINSON Producer


Unknown: Brian Bedhead
Unknown: John Atkinson
Unknown: John Atkinson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Story Time

Stories from the RaJ Karma by KHUSHWANT SINGH Read by Sam Dastor
Sir Mohan Lai , barrister, once of Oxford
University, with Savile Row suit, carnation in buttonhole, travels first class on the railway. His uneducated wife, chewing betel leaves, travels pecond. But pride, for
Sir Mohan. comes literally before a fall.


Unknown: Raj Karma
Unknown: Khushwant Singh
Read By: Sam Dastor
Read By: Sir Mohan Lai

: PM

presenters Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Going Places


Presenter: Chris Serle
Presenter: Erie Tobitt
Presenter: Alanah Martin
Presenter: Tom Boswell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Sut 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

tonlpht comes from Twickenham. An audience puts questions to a panel of four distinguished people.
The programme is chaired bv David Jacobs.
Producer GEOFFREY JAMES (Repeated.' Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: David Jacobs.
Producer: Geoffrey James

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated. Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Beethoven's Tenth at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, a new play written by and starring Peter Ustinov as Ludwig van Beethoven who returns to visit a modern music critic in his home; and The Eastern Carpet in the Western World, a major exhibition of oriental carpets at the Hayward Gallery, London. Presenter
Michael Billington


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Nicky Henson and Sally Grace
Written by JAMES hendrie IAN BROWN , NICK REVELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: Sally Grace
Written By: James Hendrie
Written By: Ian Brown
Written By: Nick Revell
Unknown: Andrea Solomons
Unknown: Roy Apps
Unknown: Richard Quick,
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: John Collee
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Peter Atkin

: A Book at Bedtime

The Hooligan Nights (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

lonfl wave only

: Today.in Parliament

long wave only

: Glyn Worsnip

(Bioadcast Mon 8.43 am) long wave only

: 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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