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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming In the week ahead.
Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Hobday
8.30. 7.30. 8.30
News Summary
8.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7*251, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Kate Moon


Unknown: Kate Moon

: Close Encounters of the Worst Kind

Read by Leonard Rossiter The first of five science fiction short stories.


Read By: Leonard Rossiter
Producer: Janet Whitaker

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of this coming week. producer JENNY DANKS
(Rev repeat at 7.20 pm)


Producer: Jenny Danks

: Morning Story

A Dying Man and The Breadwinner
Two short stories by LESLIE HALWARD
Read by David March Producer MITCH RAPER


Stories By: Leslie Halward
Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Creator of the starry height (BBC HB 31); Psalm 8; Matthew 15 vv 1-9; 0 Lord. how happy (BBC HB 311)

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston delves into the history of Chatham when he meets Mr Pickwick , climbs a Napoleonic fort. tours the dockyard. Is arrested by the Sheriff of Rochester (usa) and learns to be a one-man band.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Mr Pickwick

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners presented by Norman MacCalg
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Presented By: Norman MacCalg
Presented By: Readers Fulton MacKay
Presented By: Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Brian Patten

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news for consumers. Family finance, health, education, housing and all the other matters that concern us in our everyday lives are the concerns of this daily magazine programme. The telephone lines are open for your comments from 11.0 am on [number removed]


Presenter: Paul Heiney
Editor: John Getcood

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls some of the people. places and happenings In a quarter of a century of taunting.
This week: France
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Brian Patten

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with views and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor will include during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today: Rhyme and Reading:
MOYRA BREMNER looks at how rhyme can help In learning to read.
The Third MissSymons (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Moyra Bremner
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

The Gortys Triangle by ROD BEACHAM

: Piano Portrait

Patricia Carroll introduces and plays music from her Victorian collection of pieces composed bv famous pianists of the day. This week:
Sigismund Thalberg


Introduces: Patricia Carroll

: Story Time

Pudd'nhead Wilson by MARK TWAIN
Abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELI.ER Read by Michael J. Shannon (1) 1830: Dawson's Landing on the Missouri side of the Mississippi river. David Wilson arrives seeking his fortune. Producer BRIAN DEAN


Read By: Michael J. Shannon
Unknown: David Wilson

: PM

Presenter Liz Donnelly Editor DEREK LEWIS VHF only 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised rpt of 9,0 am)

: The Monday Play

Somewhere Else by GILLY FRASER with How will society develop? Many writers have looked into the future. George Orwell among them.
Somewhere Else is the dream of Jo. aged 124. but old for her years. She wants to escape to
'somewhereelsefroma country that is now fragmented and filled withhateandfear.Then she meets Alma and discovers that the future has to be faced, not run away from -the future must rest with her.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Gilly Fraser
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Alma: Kathy Staff
Jo: And Pauline Quirke
Grace: Karen Archer
Max: John Drummond
Poppy: Diane Whitley
Man: Brian Southwood
Boy: Francis Middleditch

: People and Places

Douglas Stuart recalls some of the people he admired, and whose friendships he valued, during 16 years livting abroad as a BBC foreign correspondent.
(Postponed from 22 June)


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Kaleidoscope

Mary Renault
Radio 4's classic serial The King Must Die Is based on two of Mary Renault's novels set In ancient Greece. At her home in Capetown. Mary Renault talks to Sue MacGregor about her lifetong fascination with the world of Socrates,
Pericles and Alexander the Great. Reader


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Reader: Michael Pennington
Producer: Brian Barfield
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans What is happening in science?


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

Abridged In five parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Bernard Hepton (1)
One wet April afternoon Police Inspector MatthU is called out on a case of murder. The place - a remote village, the victim a young schoolgirl. It is the Inspector's last day. before an overseas posting, but instead of boardinghisplane
Matthal sacrifices his career in an obsessive hunt for the killer.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Read By: Bernard Hepton
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: Travellers' Tales

Nine programmes in which Jeremy Slepmann recounts, with the help of letters, diaries and memoirs, the adventures and reflections of composers abroad. 1: Berlioz in Italy 'I loaded a pair of double-barrelled pistole, examined and replaced in my pocket two bottles of those Invaluable cordials. laudanum and strychnine - and, reassured as to my arsenal. went out Into the streets of Florence.' with John Woodvlne as Berlioz
Producer CATHY WEARING long wave only


Unknown: Jeremy Slepmann
Unknown: John Woodvlne

: News

including weather long wave only

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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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