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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and an eclectic selection of conversationalists.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: In Tune with the Times

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which played at the Proms last Saturday night, was launched just four years ago. International, democratic,
Youthful and run on sponsored funding, it is a unique
Phenomenon in the orchestral world.
Sonia Beesley , with Sir Georg Solti , Julian Bream and members of the Orchestra tells the story.


Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Julian Bream
Producer: Anne Howells

: Morning Story

The Wrong Kitchen by AUDREY MORLEY
Read by Freda Dowie


Unknown: Audrey Morley
Read By: Freda Dowie
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; 0 for a thousand tongues to sing (BBC HB 278); Psalm 107, w 10-16; Acts 9, vv 1-9; Fight the good fight (BBC HB 302). Stereo

: The Face in the Mirror

To celebrate his 90th birthday today, a 'self-portrait' of Robert Graves
Reader John Hartley
Compiled from letters and poems by SUE LIMB producer ED THOMASON
(Life of the Poet Gnaeus Robertulus Gravesa: Radio 3 at 9.50pm) • HEAR THIS! page 16


Reader: John Hartley
Unknown: Gnaeus Robertulus

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan goes to Broadway in Worcestershire to learn the secrets of successful inn-keeping from
Douglas Barnngton of the Queen's Award-winning Lvgon Arms.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Douglas Barnngton

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell


by LEN DEIGHTON dramatised in eight parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL and 8 Expedient Demise
Stein and Colonel Pitman are making their getaway with the Hitler papers when Pitman has a heart attack. A Swiss agent picks them up and calls
Boyd Stuart who goes to Switzerland to collect them. But someone has got there before him.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Boyd Stuart
Directed By: Peter King
Boyd Stuart: Trevor Nichols
Charles Stein: Bruce Boa
Max Breslow: Bernard Hepton
Willi Kleiber: Clifford Rose
Shumuk: George Coulouris
Ivan: David Garth
Koch: Garard Green
Case officer: Alan Thompson
Mary Breslow: Helena Breck
Parker: Colin Starkey
Billy Stein: Ian Tyler
Kalkhoven: Stuart Milligan
Jennifer: Jenny Funnell

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Big and Little (3)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the new artistic director of London
Festival Ballet, international dance star, Peter Schaufuss. Serial: Joanna Godden (13)


Unknown: Peter Schaufuss.
Unknown: Joanna Godden

: The Afternoon Play

Cleaning the Attic by COLIN HAYDN EVANS with Penelope Lee as Jessie Jane Wenham as Ann and Maurice Denham as the Man Jessie is recently widowed. Before dying, her husband
Donald inexplicably destroyed his fleet of model boats. As
Jessie and her sister clear out the attic, they unearth more mysteries in Donald's life.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Unknown: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Jessie Jane Wenham
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Man Jessie
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Time for Verse

Greek Myths
A series of six programmes complied and presented by Alexis Lykiard
3: Sisters and Sirens


Presented By: Alexis Lykiard
Readers: Bernard Brown

: Operatic Encounters

Edward Downes raises the curtain on some unexpected aspects of his work in the opera house. 1: Beginnings
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Edward Downes

: Books of the Century

The first of six programmes in which Derek Parker asks a well-known personality to choose and discuss a book written this century that they consider of personal and general significance.
This week he talks to playwright and literary critic, John Spurling , about
Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's
One Hundred Years of Solitude. Reader GARARD GREEN


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: John Spurling
Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

Another Self by JAMES LEES-MILNE abridged in eight parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by PETER HOWELL 8: Crossed Line
(Starting tomorrow: The Age of Illusion by Ronald Blythe )


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Peter Howell
Producer: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Ronald Blythe

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONYSHRYANE and EDWARD MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
Stereo (My Music begins a new series on Friday at 9. Opm on BBC2)


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Edward Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Peking Parks

Summer dawn in the Chinese capital -and Sue Lake invites you to join her as she cycles down the wide boulevards of Peking in the direction of the city parks.
It's still too early for the cicadas, but the parks are full of human activity: Peking Opera, martial arts, tree-shouting....and an open-air surgery where doctors diagnose by reading your ear. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
• HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Sue Lake

: Forbidden Knowledge

Bob Couttie continues his explorations into the paranormal.
3: Divining the Truth Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bob Couttie

: Music from the People

'No nation has a richer store of traditional music than England and none is more prone to under-value its heritage.'
7: Folk Song and Ballad
For over a quarter of a century the Folksong and Ballad Club in Newcastle upon Tyne has reflected the traditional musical heritage of Northumbria and Tyneside.
Johnny Handle, one of the founder members, traces the development of this far from typical folk club.
Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: A Farewell to Arms Control?

Last week Soviet and American negotiators finished their latest round of talks aimed at controlling the East-West balance of nuclear weapons. Next month a major Geneva conference will review plans to stop any more countries getting 'The Bomb'. But is it all too late? Are the superpowers playing with the future of the world? Do they believe in arms control? Christopher Lee investigates, with the help of among others, former US Defense Secretary Harold Brown , Professor Anatoly Gromyko of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme ,
US Assistant Defense Secretary Richard Perle , and astronomer Carl Sagan.
A BBC Radio News production by MARTIN LEEBURN


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Harold Brown
Unknown: Anatoly Gromyko
Unknown: Olof Palme
Unknown: Richard Perle
Unknown: Carl Sagan.
Production By: Martin Leeburn

: The Cambridge Buskers

A musical diversion with Michael Copley , Dag Ingram and their busking guests The
Glenn Miller Recorder Quintet Additional material JOHN LANGDON Additional production DANNY GREENSTONE
(First broadcast on Radio 2) Stereo


Unknown: Michael Copley
Unknown: Dag Ingram
Unknown: Glenn Miller
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Danny Greenstone

: Scottish Arts Week

3: Weave and Print
Joanna Hickson looks at the work of two craft workshops which have established high reputations, one in tapestry in Edinburgh, the other in printmaking in Aberdeen. Both are developing new techniques in ancient art forms. Producer JOHN ARNOTT
('The New Tradition 'tomorrow at


Unknown: Joanna Hickson
Producer: John Arnott

: A Book at Bedtime


: The World Tonight

Presented by Philip Short
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Philip Short

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Breton and Trotsky
11.50 Literacy, Education and Society

: * 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.

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