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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford. BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey
Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Farming Today



Producer: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer uz RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks to Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis brings you the best of the sporting news this weekend and chats to some of the people who have been making the headlines. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from ROBIN DEWHURST SUSAN MARLING , PATRICK STODDART Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD


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

: News Stand

Angela Gordon presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Angela Gordon
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Adam Raphael , Political
Columnist of The Observer, reviews the past week. Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Adam Raphael
Producer: Jim Gray

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting (Details on Monday at 10.0 am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Blandings: 4: Company for Gertrude

Short stories by P.G. Wodehouse.
Adapted for radio by Richard Usborne.
With Richard Vernon as Lord Emsworth and Lockwood West as Beach


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Dramatist: Richard Usborne
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Lord Emsworth: Richard Vernon
Beach: Lockwood West
The Hon Frederick Threepwood: Steve Hodson
Lady Marshall: Sheila Keith
The Rev Rupert (Beefy) Bingham: Nicholas Courtney
Gertrude: Wendy Murray

: News

: Any Questions?

Melvyn Bragg , Diana Warwick Lord Vinson and Joan Hall


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Diana Warwick
Unknown: Joan Hall

: The Afternoon Play

Broken Wings, Bright Stars by MIKE WALKER
Life in Tomas's village in Brazil hadn't changed for generations - the menfolk fished and the womenfolk cared for their families. Then developers moved in - with offers of jobs and money for all the young men. Tomas faces a dilemma when his grandfather asks for his help on a very special assignment.


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Dy Christopher Venning
Tomas: With Gary Cady
Jose: And Michael Spice
Froggy: Steve Hodson
Fr Mouzinho: Eric Lander
Maria: Pauline Letts
Torres/Man at cockfight: Martyn Read
Jorge: Anton Phillips
Juan/Javari: Crawford Logan
Caries/Workman: John Webb
Cop: Ronald Herdman
Indian girl: Patience Tomlinson

: Maharaj

The last programme in the series of themes and variations from the lives of the Indian princes in their own words, and those of some who knew them. 6: The Palaces of Twilight 'I had to tell them that all authority which had existed for so many years, that whole dynastic thing, would be coming to an end. I had said that what we had done was for their interest, and one old village head said in Gujarati, "That is all very well. Sir, but who will now wipe our tears?"' Compiled and presented by Charles Allen


Presented By: Charles Allen
Producer: Michael Mason

: A Good Idea, But....

In today's hi-tech world, when most developments are the product of costly research programmes, private inventors may seem to be a dying breed. Not so, according to
Wendy Jones who recently visited the Invention Showcase exhibition, organised by the Institute of Patentees and Inventors. But the small inventors do not have an easy run - in gaining acceptance, financial backing, or protection from piracy. Are their talents being wasted? Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With HARRIET CASS including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

ROY PLOMLEY with actor Anthony Hopkins
(Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo < FEATURE: page 8


Unknown: Anthony Hopkins

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music. Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Private Correspondence by NICHOLAS STARK
A series of brutal murders terrorises the City of Cardiff until Inspector Boyd decides to try a dangerous gamble. If Boyd is right, he may well catch the killer - if he's wrong he might have just set up the next murder himself.
Letters read by FIONA scott KATHRYN DIMERY , EIRY PALFREY Directed on locatiort in Cardiff by ADRIAN MOURBY. BBC Wales


Unknown: Nicholas Stark
Read By: Fiona Scott
Read By: Kathryn Dimery
Read By: Eiry Palfrey
Unknown: Adrian Mourby.
as Det Insp Boyd with: Robert Blythe
George Brook: Philip Rowlands
Susan Redding: Amanda Wright
Chief Supt Bailey: Glyn Houston
Caroline Stone: Susan Mansell
Dyson: Terry Jackson
Savarin: Franny O'Loughlin
Det Con Lewis: Dewi Savage
PC Turner: John McAvoy
PO Harris: Geoffrey Morgan
Dave Turnbull: Dilwyn Owen

: Up-Helly-Aa!

The Shetland Fire Festival
From grand old Viking centuries Up-Helly-Aa has come,
Then light the torch and form the march and sound the rolling drum.
Vikings set the Shetland town of Lerwick alight on the night of Up-Helly-Aa. Phil Smith investigates this colourful and rowdy spree.
Producer JOHN LEONARD BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: John Leonard

: News

: Evening Service

Conducted by David Craig Stereo


Conducted By: David Craig

: Soundings

A topical religious or moral matter of importance is investigated. This week's reporter is Bernard Jackson Producer and series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: In One Ear

'In One Ear' is performed live each week at The Paris Studio,
Lower Regent Street, London Wl. Doors open at 11.0 pm.
(Details on Friday at 6.30 pm) Stereo

: * am News

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.

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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