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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Northern Ireland by John Johnston A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: John Johnston

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30
News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25*. Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: The Harpole Report

Part 6

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Witty, provocative, outrageous, unpredictable table talk from Richard BAKER 'S guests.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ian Strachan

: Morning Story

Barriers by ERYL RODERICK Read by John Westbrook Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM p 34; My God. my
King, thy various praise (BBC HB 13); Psalm 119, vv1-8: Genesis 6, vv 5-22; Jesus, Lord of life and glory (BBC HB 291) long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston is in Abergavcnny in Gwent. He visits the castle, learns about standing stones, meets Colonel Sir Harry Llewellyn of Foxhunter fame and goes down the Big Pit.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Sir Harry Llewellyn
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio listeners presented by Jenny Joseph
Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and HUGH BURDEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Jenny Joseph
Presented By: Readers Rosalind Shanks

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell presents the daily programme for consumers.


Presenter: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: John Getgood

: Frank Muir Goes Into...: Success

In the first of eight programmes Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of Jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from Peter Sellers, Joyce Grenfell, Peter Cook and Noel Coward
"Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure." (Earl Wilson)
Written by Frank Muir and Simon Brett
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Joyce Crenfell
Unknown: Peter Cook
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News


Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor will Include during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Quality on the Doorstep: HELEN PICKLES visits a unique dairy.
The House of Women by CHAIM BERMANT abridged in 13 parts by ELIZABETH BRADDURY
Read by Marilyn Finlay (1) ' Father wanted a small family, but he also wanted an heir, and he had four daughters and two wives before he eventually had a son.' (Music: Reigger's Movement for two trumpets, trombone and piano)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chaim Bermant
Unknown: Elizabeth Braddury
Read By: Marilyn Finlay
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre: Towards the End of the Morning

by Michael Frayn


Author: Michael Frayn

: Meant for Each Other

In the second of four programmes Maria and Ken tell the story of their remarkable courtship. Producer DUNA STENSON BBC Manchester

: Story Time

The Maker of Heavenly Trousers (6)

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: A Conversation with Sir Peter Parker

The ebullient Sir Peter Parker , British Rail Chairman for seven years. officially resigns this month. Now aged 57, he returns to the City where he has had a long career. Born in France. brought up in Shanghai, Shakespearian actor. historian. Japanese speaker - and jogger.
SIR PETER talks about his life to John Hosken , BBC Transport Correspondent.
Producer John WILLIAMS


Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Talks: Sir Peter
Unknown: John Hosken
Producer: John Williams

: The Monday Play

After Leaving Mr Mackenzie by JEAN RHYS dramatised for radio by DAVID MARSHALL
' Like a frightened bird, she fled Paris ... into the arms of yet another lover."
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Title: Mr MacKenzie
Author: Jean Rhys
Dramatist: David Marshall
Directed By: Derek Hoddinott
Julia: Dorothy Tulln
Norah: Isabel Dean
Horsfield: James Aubrey
Wyatt: Jill Meers
Uncle Griffiths/Albert: John Webb
Uncle Griffiths/Albert: Peter Tuddenham
Mother/Mrs Atherton: Madi Hedd
James/Waiter: James Bryce

: Bolshoi Tyshinsky No 26: 3

An occasional series of four programmes.
Scotsman Bill Campbell, alias Villi the Clown lived for 45 years in the Soviet Union, having gone to Leningrad at the age of 16. He worked in factories, discovered his vocation as an entertainer and married a Russian ballerina. In 1977 he returned with his wife to Britain, having experienced the war, the Stalin purges, the cold war.
In these talks he recalls life as experienced by his friends and neighbours in the Moscow apartment house 'Bolshoi Tyshinsky No 26' - and their ways of circumventing bureaucracy.
The tale of honest Andrei Petrovich, craftsman extraordinary.


Speaker: Bill Campbell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Kaleidoscope

'I saw that the political commitments one felt boiling up were going to be overwhelming and if I stayed I was going to get Into trouble. I thought "I'm too young to go to prison", also the other half of me was saying if I want to be an actor.
"this ain't the place to do it," I mean you know that London is the Mecca.'
Janet Suzman left her native South Africa in 1959 and has received great critical acclaim as an actress in roles as varied as Hedda Gabler, Clytemnestra and Helen in The Greeks, Masha In Chekhov's The Three Sisters and Shakespeare's Kate, Beatrice and Cleopatra.
She talks to Michael Billington about her approach to acting and her recent appointment as a visiting professor In Drama at London University.
(Revised repeat)


Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Hedda Gabler
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Milligan and voices and opinions from around the world. Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Stephen Milligan
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presenter Heather Couper What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments.


Presenter: Heather Couper
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: A Book at Bedtime

Stranger in the House by GEORGES SIMENON translated by ROBERT BALDICK abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TURNER
Read by Jim Norton (1) Late one night, Loursat, a small-town barrister, discovers the body of a young stranger in one of the bedrooms of his rambling house. The mystery of the corpse, and how it got there, forces Loursat out of a drunken decline and changes his life.
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Translated By: Robert Baldick
Unknown: Neville Turner
Read By: Jim Norton
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Travellers' Tales

Jeremy Slepmann recounts, with the help of letters, diaries and memoirs, the adventures and reflections of composers abroad. Gottschalk
' Life in the tropics, in the midst of a halfcivilised and voluptuous race, cannot be that of a London cockney, a Parisian idler, or an American Presbyterian. I can well understand why the deml-savages of the savanna prefer their own poetic barbarism to our barbarous progress.' with Greg Hicks as Gottschalk Producer
GRAHAM SHEFFIELD long wave only


Unknown: Jeremy Slepmann
Unknown: Greg Hicks
Unknown: Graham Sheffield

: News

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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.

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