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: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Deaconess Shelagh Brown


Unknown: Deaconess Shelagh Brown

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis
Football returns with the FA
Charity Shield at Wembley. An all-Merseyside contest. Cup winners Everton versus League Champions Liverpool.
Plus overnight news of the US PGA Golf Championship being played on the Shoal Creek Golf Course in Birmingham,
Alabama, and some of the more off-beat stories.


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN MARLING. PATRICK STODDART and ROBIN DEWHURST taking a practical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene, including What's On with ERIC TOBITT.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at 9.0 News


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

: News Stand

Colin Semper reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Colin Semper
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Talking Politics

The Young Conservatives
In the first of three programmes on the youth sections of the main political parties, Dr Robert Waller , Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, meets YCs from the suburb to the safe seat, at branch, training day and barbecue disco.


Unknown: Dr Robert Waller
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week


: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen is back on the road in hot pursuit of all that's best in rural Britain.
Architecture, stock, shows, how to make it and where to buy it, who does what and how it's done - everything is covered in this programme which is essential listening for everyone who makes a small country living.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Just a Minute

This week's episode, the last in the present series, The English Language Red in Tooth, Claw and the Face with Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud , Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo giving it all they've got and Nicholas Parsons giving it all back.
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer PETER atkin


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Peter Atkin

: News

: With Great Pleasure

The Rt Hon
Norman St John-Stevas , MP, presents his choice of prose and poetry. Stereo


Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas

: Afternoon Theatre

A Special Occasion by BILL NAUGHTON with John Bott
Katherine Parr , Gabrielle Daye , George A. Cooper
Maudie and Joe have enjoyed a happy and fulfilled life but events have changed for the worse and forced them to reassess their values. Suddenly, just as things begin to pick up, they are involved in a calamity totally outside their control.


Unknown: Bill Naughton
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Gabrielle Daye
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Joe: John Bott
Maudie: Katherine Parr
Fred: George A Cooper
Thelma: Gabrielle Daye
Karen: Annette Robertson
Ruby: Shirley Dixon
Clifford: Stephen Thorne

: The Jason Explanation of Progress

with David Jason and Sheila Steafel , Malcolm Terris and Mike Grady Producer JIMMY MULVILLE Stereo


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Malcolm Terris
Unknown: Mike Grady
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: Return to Lotus Land

Written and presented by Hallam Tennyson
'Thirty-five years ago my wife and I lived and worked in a group of villages in Bengal - 60 miles east of Calcutta. During the two years we spent there we came to identify ourselves totally with village life. When we left in 1948 I was made to promise that I would return.' with comments by PROFESSOR BIPLOB DAS GUPTA and the voices of AJIT BANERJEA. NIGEL GRAHAM and the people of Pipha and Raghabpur Producer


Presented By: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Professor Biplob Das Gupta
Unknown: Ajit Banerjea.
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: John Theocharis

: Noel Streatfeild

Born into a vicarage family in 1895 Noel Streatfeild grew up to be an actress and a novelist. Her children's book Ballet
Shoes was an overnight success. In this programme, compiled by ANNE HARVEY and narrated by David Davis , friends and family talk about her.


Unknown: Noel Streatfeild
Unknown: Anne Harvey
Unknown: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld

: A Sideways Look at...

by Anthony Smith

: Wildlife


: Delve Special

: News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Desert Island Discs

Willie Rushton


Unknown: Willie Rushton

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the second of six interviews conducted by Dr Anthony Clare with 'high-achiever'
Americans from different walks of life, Helen Gurley Brown , founder and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, reflects on the way she has turned the American dream of having it all - love, success, sex, money - into a personal reality. Researcher JENNY RIVAROLA Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Conducted By: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Helen Gurley Brown
Unknown: Jenny Rivarola
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer JILL ANDERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jill Anderson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Eddie and Miss Simpson by ROGER DAVENPORT
Eddie, an ex-private eye now eeking out a living as a toy salesman, finds himself back in the old routine when an attractive lady comes asking him to trace her six-year-old daughter. What should be a reasonably straight, down-the-line case soon has Eddie deep in the world of double-cross, and it's his life which is on the line.
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Roger Davenport
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Eddie: With Anton Rodgers
and as Miss Simpson: Carole Boyd
Jacob Kricheffski: Cyril Shaps
Titch: Guy Holden
Terence: Colin Maitland
Insp Wilkins/Snooker player: Gareth Armstrong
Mr Stapleton/Martin Roberts: David Graham
Chalky: David Timson
Geoff Harrison: Sean Arnold
Eric Harrison: John Hollis
Alan/Sophie: Elizabeth Lindsay
Shirley: Helen Atkinson Wood

: News

: Echoes of the Great War

The last of three programmes with Leonard Maguire as The Rev Andrew Clark James Munson recently discovered the 92 volumes of the Great War diary of the Rector of the parish of Great
Leighs in Essex. Through them it can be learnt how the war affected this small village community which was a microcosm of Britain itself. with ROSALIND ADAMS
Singer DAVID TIMSON accompanied by SANDRA KERR Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Leonard Maguire
Unknown: Andrew Clark
Unknown: James Munson
Unknown: Rosalind Adams
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Singer: David Timson
Accompanied By: Sandra Kerr
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Evening Service

The day is past and over (A&MR 21); 0 Christ who art the light and day (Anthems for Choirs); Luke 12, v 54-13, v 9; Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go (A&MR 28) Stereo

: Brian Thompson's A-Z

Five talks in which playwright Brian Thompson attempt" to catalogue random memories as preparation for an autobiography. 3: France
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Torrington Rises by RICHARD O'KEEFFE
Torrington, mp, wakes up the day after he has made a controversial political speech putting his career in jeopardy. The press linger outside his house waiting for a statement.
As the day proceeds, Torrington has to face up to professional and personal problems.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Unknown: Richard O'Keeffe
as Torrington with: Timothy West
Hilda: And Gwen Watford
Katie: Glynis Brooks
Brian: Michael Goldie
Roy: Rod Beacham
Old lady: Grizelda Hervey
Ministry driver: Mary Elliot-Nelson

: 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.

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