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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by Joe Hull


Unknown: Joe Hull

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JUUAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Juuan Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Nigel Rees

puts his ear to the Sound
Archives and hears a nasty rumour.


Producer: Fran Acheson

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Famous faces and new voices meet for a not entirely serious talk about subjects that interest them and may surprise you. Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

A Dog Like Gable byjILLNORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon
He was a stray dog with funny, drooping ears. He reminded the mother of Clark Gable , but to the little girl he was the pet she had always dreamed of. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Clark Gable
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 54; Christ, whose glory (BBC HB 137); Psalm 119, vv 41-48;
Matthew ll,w 1-11; Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149) Stereo

: Down Your Way

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers The Lemmings (7) Act I by DAVID SELF and PATRICIA CORY
11.20 Let's Move!
7: Peter and the Wolf(Rehearsal) Written by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Science Games Precisely! Written and presented by FRED HARRIS
11.50 Poetry Comer 7: Creepy Crawlies


Unknown: Patricia Cory
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Fred Harris

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by John Mole Readers jill BALCON and MARTIN JARVIS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Mole
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell presents the only national radio programme for consumers. Editor KEN VASS


Editor: Ken Vass

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

The World of Nature
This week: Rivers and Lakes
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 STAN FREBERG. PETER COOK.
Beware! When this notice board is covered, the river is at danger level. (SIGN AT IRISH RIVERBANK) Written by SIMON BRETT Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Stan Freberg.
Unknown: Peter Cook.
Unknown: Tom Lehrer.
Unknown: Donald Swann.
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week SUSANNA DAWSON and Tim munro are thinking about the seaside and ANTHONY HYDE tells the story of Oscar Wildcat and Dorothy Barker Written by LEE PRESSMAN
2.5 Playtime
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 3/1: Next to Nothing
2.40 Astronomy Space Exploration Written and presented by TIMFURNISS


Unknown: Susanna Dawson
Unknown: Tim Munro
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Dorothy Barker
Written By: Lee Pressman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow Seventy-Five Guiding Years:
As Girl Guides celebrate their 75th anniversary JENNY NEMKO meets one group and one young guide who demonstrate the strength of the movement. Exit Lady Masham by LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS abridged in eight parts by MADGE HART


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Jenny Nemko
Read By: Patricia Hayes
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Miller of God by STEPHANIE MILLER


Unknown: Stephanie Miller

: What's in a Name

... like Manchester Treble Bar, Edinburgh Pug or Paignton Snout? Animals are often named after the place where they were first discovered, although the Bath white butterfly is a very rare visitor and the Arran brown only lives in Scandinavia!
Presented by Denis Owen Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Presented By: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair

: Story Time

Sea Views
A series of stories about the sea 1: Sunfish by JOHN MOORE
Read by Ronald Herdman
When Old Tom lands a sunfish he realises he has a potential source of income ...


Unknown: John Moore
Read By: Ronald Herdman
Read By: When Old Tom
Producer: Christopher Venning

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games Tim Brooke-Taylor
Willie Brooke-Rushton Bill Brooke-Tidy and Barry Brooke-Cryer join forces with Chairman
Humphrey Brooke-Lyttelton and pianist MATTHEW BROOKE. scott to increase Radio 3's listenership


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Brooke-Rushton
Unknown: Bill Brooke-Tidy
Unknown: Barry Brooke-Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Brooke-Lyttelton
Pianist: Matthew Brooke.
Producer: Paul Brooke-Mayhew

: News

: The Archers

: Strictly Instrumental

Evelyn Rothwell ,
Lady Barbirolli , talks to
Margaret Howard about her musical life and influences and plays some favourite records.


Unknown: Evelyn Rothwell
Talks: Lady Barbirolli
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Science Now

The wheat in biscuits, potatoes in chips and barley in beer are all likely to have begun life in fields alongside the Mil. In recent years the Agricultural and Food Research Council's Plant Breeding Institute near Cambridge has been very successful in developing new and popular varieties of the country's staple foods.
Colin Tudge explores what scientists and breeders are doing today to bring further improvements to crops. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Welcome to the Times by DAVK SHEASBY with and Fledge was a forge-hand - a skilled craftsman from one of the great steel cities of the North. But the times have changed and no one wants craftsmen any more. So Fledge must survive as best he can - even if it means working for a man like Dawlish.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Davk Sheasby
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Fledge: Malcolm Hebden
Dawlish: Nick Stringer
Slatterthwaite: Bert Parnaby
Celia DEBRA BURTON Joe: Graham Roberts
Barmaid/Girl in park: Carrie Davies
Kennedy: Colin Starkey
Mrs Slatterthwaite: Rosalie Williams
Mr Slatterthwaite: Roy Barraclough
Woman on the bus: Daphne Oxenford
Commissionaire: Randal Herley
Hilton: Peter Woodthorpe
Kramer: Brian Southwood
Baxter-French: Sean Barrett
Duggie: Fine Time Fontayne
Singer: Ray Ashcroft

: Kaleidoscope

Showing the Works
Richard Rogers , this year's winner of the Gold Medal for Architecture, established his reputation with the world's first inside-out building - the Beaubourg in Paris. Since then he has designed influential factories and houses, produced a controversial plan for the National Gallery extension and is just about to finish a E175 million headquarters for Lloyd's.
Michael Oliver presents a profile of one of Britain's most successful architects and reflects on his methods of giving modern architecture a future. Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor THOMAS SUTCUFFE


Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs
(Pulitzer Prize 1985) by ALISON LURIE abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN MAHON
Read by Helen Horton and Kerry Shale (1)
Vinnie and Fred, American academics and colleagues, are at a loose end in London, and, as sometimes happens, romance can and will develop. But in this case, not with each other. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Helen Horton
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

The Right to Roam This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ramblers Association. MIKE HARDING talks tO TOM STEPHENSON , the man who first conceived the idea of the Pennine Way. They trace the development of the Association and some notable campaigns and achievements. Producer JUDE HOWELLS


Talks: Mike Harding
Unknown: Tom Stephenson

: Open University

11.30 Religious Experience
11.50 The Lisbon Earthquake

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Urdu/Hindi Language Magazine Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS


Producer: Joan Griffiths

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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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