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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead presented from the North by Ken Ford
BBC Manchester

: Today

with John Timpson 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


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Thurs 9.30 pm)


Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of conversation between the personalities in this week's news.

: Money Box

A Question of Money At the invitation of the Morning Telegraph the Money Box team takes to the road to answer questions on personal finance put by listeners in Sheffield. The panel
Louise Botting
Vincent Duggleby
Christopher Gilchrist Philip Hardman


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman

: Morning Story

The Wrong Number by MARK BOURNE
Read by David March Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Mark Bourne
Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 54; 0 King enthroned on high (BBC HB 158); Come Holy Ghost, the Maker come (Anthems for Choirs, No 44); John 14, vv 15-27; Our Lord, his passion ended (BBC HB 161) long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Derby, England's newest city. It has grown from a market town into an industrial centre making, among other things, church clocks, jet engines and fine china.
Producer JOHN D. WILSON BBC Bristol
long wave only


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: John D. Wilson

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Alan Brownjohn
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Alan Brownjohn
Presented By: Readers Isabel
Presented By: Christopher Scott
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: It Makes Me Laugh

Sandy Boler , Editor of Brides magazine, proposes to John Dunn her personal jest-list.
(Repeated: Tues 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Sandy Boler
Unknown: John Dunn
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Party Election Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Including during the week some Talking Points, Your Letters and other topics. Today:
Gone are the days when school music meant the sound of the drums, tambourines and a triangle. School orchestras are not uncommon now, but in Hampshire they have big band jazz, as LYNN TEN KATE discovered at Farnborough Sixth Form College. Squeak (5)
Editor SANDRA CHALMERS long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

Dead Men's Shoes by SIMON MASTERS

: English Now

A look at the English language and at some of the things that are happening to it in the 80s. Presented by David Crystal


Presented By: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Story Time

Laughing Gas by P. G. WODEHOUSE abridged and read in 13 parts by DAVID MCAUSTER (6)


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: David McAuster
Producer: Graham Gauld

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Waterlines

Come and test the water with Cliff Michelmore in the last of seven programmes about events and sporting activities taking place in, on or under the water. Martin Muncaster reports on the latest news and Harriet Cass looks at events around the country for water-lovers.
For the fact sheet accompanying the programme, send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Harriet Cass
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: The Monday Play

Gisela failed in her bid to change an 'imperfect society' and fled to
England, but she can't escape from the consequences of her actions in Germany and from the effects of her imprisonment in the silent wing.
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz
Directed By: Jane Morgan
as Gisela/Monika with: Diana Quick
Kevin: Nick Conway
Rod: Philip Fox
Pam: Carrie Lee-Baker
Catherine: Elizabeth Rider
Prison guard: Peter Acre
Bar tender: Ellen McIntosh
Robyn/Masseuse: Cleo Sylvestre
Jane: Helen Atkinson Wood
Ulli: Wolf Kahler
Waitress: Jill Brooke
Doherty: Bernard Brown
Police officer: Michael Goldie
First interrogator: Paul Humpoletz
Second interrogator: Michael Jenner
Prison doctor: Jon Strickland
English interrogator: Brett Usher

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Frayling Producer BRIAN BARFIELD Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presented By: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Brian Barfield
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Far Away and Long Ago A History of My Early Life by W. H. HUDSON abridged in ten parts by JEREMY MORTIMER
Read by Ian Holm (1)
This account of an 1850s childhood on the Argentinian plains tells of a boy's love affair with nature. W. H. Hudson , later to become known as a field naturalist and novelist, writes of ostrich chases, wrestling matches with armadillos and rides across the flowering pampas.
1: Earliest Memories


Unknown: W. H. Hudson
Unknown: Jeremy Mortimer
Read By: Ian Holm
Unknown: W. H. Hudson
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: The World Tonight

News, background analysis and comment. with Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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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