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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

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


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTlMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

On Your Farm goes on safari to Somerset, where farming and wildlife park interests are being integrated by John Taylor at Cricket St Thomas.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: St Thomas.
Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: 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 (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis takes a look at the sporting world with an eye for the whimsical as well as the serious.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from robin DEWHURST ,


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Anne Sofer presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Anne Sofer
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Michael Elliott of The
Economist reviews the week. Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

with Simon Bates


Unknown: Simon Bates

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it is a mortgage or insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Free trial listening. If not completely satisfied with the quality of Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton
Humphrey Lyttelton and pianist COLIN SELL . please keep quiet about it.


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

: News

: Any Questions?

Dr Michael O'Donnell
Peter Marsh , Sue Slipman and John Palmer


Unknown: Dr Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Marsh
Unknown: Sue Slipman
Unknown: John Palmer

: The Afternoon Play Westmorland

Billy is a dreamer. Even as a child he found it easier to weave fantasies rather than face reality.
Rose grew up with him, but the qualities she loved in the boy she now finds destructive in the man.
Directed by KAY PATRICK
BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Robert Ferguson
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Billy: With Peter Faulkner
Rose: And Janet Rawson
Hester: Gilly Coman
Jimmy: Cliff Howells
DARREN SHAW: Billya Child
Lake attendant/Man in boat/ Jobcentre clerk .....: Stuart Organ

: Instant Sunshine.... Reasonably Together Again



Unknown: Gregory Carmichael

: Edinburgh's Golden Mile

Scotland's burgeoning financial sector now employs over 85,000 people. That's more than ship-building, coalmining and steelmaking combined. Total funds handled in Edinburgh's so-called 'Golden Mile' amount to more than E28 billion and the city is now staking a claim to be the European Community's largest financial centre outside the City of London.
BBC Scotland's Business Affairs Correspondent, Robin Aitken , has been examining the rise of the gnomes of Edinburgh. Producer iain MACWHIRTER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Robin Aitken

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists of Radio 4's competition for the most enterprising small business. 5:
Isoflex Jack Touzel and Douglas Todd run a company specialising in solving the problem of leaking roofs with a new solution for waterproofing.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
The judges for the Enterprise competition are Stuart Young ,
Chairman of the BBC: Alan Stote ,
Chairman of the CBI's Smaller Firms Council, and Georgina Von Etzdorf and John Nettleton (joint winners of the 1984 award)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Isoflex Jack Touzel
Unknown: Douglas Todd
Unknown: Stuart Young
Unknown: Alan Stote
Unknown: Georgina von Etzdorf
Unknown: John Nettleton

: Letter from a Pub

In the second of six talks about some of his people and places, John Morgan describes a country pub where gossip, comedy and mutual self-help go hand in hand.


Unknown: John Morgan
Producer: Julian Coles

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news Stereo

: News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Sports Round-up


Unknown: David Symonds

: Desert Island Discs

with actress Sheila Steafel
(Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Steafel

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: 75 Years of Desert Island Discs 29 January 2017

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Music by FASCINATING aida Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Music By: Fascinating Aida
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Who Wrote Horseback Hall?

with John Rye as Hector Munro John Westbrook as Col Flint Jill Balcon as Lady Cunningham and Patrick Troughton as Chief Insp Moncrieff
It is 1916. Sgt Munro, who in civilian life is the writer Saki, intends to discharge himself from a Base Camp Hospital and return to the Front Line. He looks back at the comfortable world he wrote so wittily about and. with the harsh reality of war around him, he re-creates that vanished world in the form of an anarchic detective story.


Unknown: Michael Robson
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Hector Munro
Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: Col Flint
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Sgt Munro
Directed By: David Spenser
Latimer Honiton: David March
Orderly/Lt Ansty: Peter Acre
Hugo Crefton, MP: Colin Starkey
Railway porter/First private: Graham Blockey
Winifred Hope: Anne Jameson
Strubble: Robert Eddison
Bobo Carew: Helena Breck
Lady Vanessa Hampton: Rosalind Shanks
Sir Randal Hampton: Christopher Douglas
Hospital matron: Ellen McIntosh
Major Donovan: Davld Sinclair
Spikesman: Simon Hewitt

: News

: Evening Service

recorded in the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral led by THE REV PETER ALLEN with the CHOIR OFTHE KING'S SCHOOL Love One Another
Immortal Love, for ever full (Bp 37); I Corinthians 13; Sing, my soul, his wondrous love
(Ned Rorem ); Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (bp 25)


Unknown: Peter Allen
Unknown: Ned Rorem

: The Great Peacemakers

Forty years after the end of the Second World War,
Richard Mayne reports on the men who helped bring Europe out of the ruins and into the peace. 4: Paul-Henri Spaak
A Belgian leader takes on Europe and the world. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Unknown: Paul-Henri Spaak
Producer: Julian Hale

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Cabaret Upstairs

New variety acts from London's thriving fringe circuit
Ronnie Golden is the host at the Hemingford Arms, Islington, in North London.
Researched by NICK SYMONS and the producer ALAN NIXON


Unknown: Ronnie Golden
Unknown: Nick Symons
Producer: Alan Nixon

: * 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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