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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead
Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks
HOC Bristol


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Tudor Lomas
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Tudor Lomas
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Mother of all the Behans

The story of Kathleen Behan as told by BRIAN BEHAN abridged in five episodes DyjOHNSCOTNEY
Read by Marie Kean (1) Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Kathleen Behan
Told By: Brian Behan
Read By: Marie Kean
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of lively conversation between some of the personalities in this week's news
Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen in search of the parts of rural Britain which other programmes haven't heard of. Goats, fish, poultry, sheep, cattle and pigs all clamour for space in the magazine especially compiled by and for people with mud on their wellies.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
An information sheet for the series will be available, free, from October. Send an A5-sized sae to:[address removed]
(BroadcasT on Saturday at 12noon) c


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

Murphy t by BRIAN WATKINS T Read by John Westbrook
Murphy is out walking his dog when he sees the men. It's too late to avoid them - and the threat they hold over him. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Brian Watkins
Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 118; We come unto our fathers' God (BBC HB 255); Psalm 27, part 2;
Ruth 1, vv 1-7; Thy mercy, Lord, is in the heavens (BBC HB 482) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston goes Inter-City from Paddington to Bristol and joins in the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Great Western Railway
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers DIANA BISHOP and PATRICK ROMER
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, BristolBS82LR
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Readers Diana
Presented By: Patrick Romer
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

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


Editor: Ken Vass

: The Travelling Show

The quiz that takes you into the unpredictable reaches of how to get there - and back In the pilot's seat
Christopher Matthew
With feet firmly on the ground Clare Hollingworth Daniel Topolski and Brian Johnston
Departures from the script announced by Peter Donaldson Travel details
Tour organiser JENNIE CAMPBELL Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Clare Hollingworth
Unknown: Daniel Topolski
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Jennie Campbell

: The World at One News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Panos and Auntie by SUE LIMB Read by LOLA YOUNG Producer DAVID LYTTLE


Read By: Lola Young
Producer: David Lyttle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow Patten Street:
PHIL SMITH continues his
Lancashire journey and visits a street in a typical milltown. The houses may be run down, but the spirit of the people is not. Serial: Murder, Mr Mosley by JOHN GREENWOOD abridged in eight episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Stephen Thorne (1) 'You are not contemplating committing this case to Mosley? Have we ever let him loose within 30 miles of a murder before? At least give him a sergeant who's heard about fingerprints and things!
(Music: Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto)


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Mr Mosley
Unknown: John Greenwood
Read By: Stephen Thorne
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play


: Music Shop

Fritz Spiegl 's illustrated, anecdotal and random ramble through the minefield of musicians' jargon and shoptalk.
4: Schools and Styles Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Story Time The Age of Illusion

by RONALD BLYTHE abridged and read by PETER FRANCE
3: Sublimated Aladdin


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Read By: Peter France

: PM

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


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Quote....Unquote

More bon motley with Nigel Rees and guests.... Robin Bailey , Ian Hislop Godfrey Smith and Katharine Whitehorn Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Godfrey Smith
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

: Poet to Poet

Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present
1: A Shropshire Lad
Kingsley Amis looks at the poetry of A.E. Housman Reader HUGH DICKSON Producer ERASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Reader: Hugh Dickson

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

Claudius the God by ROBERT GRAVES radio version by ERIC EWENS adapted by GLYN DEARMAN with featuring
A new production, to celebrate the author's 90th birthday, of Robert Graves's classic novel on the life of the Emperor Claudius.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Adapted By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Claudius: Timothy West
Messalina: Mel Martin
Herod: Harold Kasket
Callistus: Colin Starkey
Pallas: Jamie Roberts
Engineer: Robln Summers
Xenophon: Brett Usher
PolybiUS: Alanthompson
Vinicius: Graham Blockey
Plautius: Ronald Herdman
Caractacus: Henry Stamper
Calpumia: Frances Jeater
Narcissus: Brian Smith
Agrippina: Narissa Knights

: Irish Arts Week

The Suzuki Method
Over the last 40 years the Suzuki Method of teaching music has attracted much attention, praise and criticism. Now thousands of children all over the world are taught by this method, devised by Dr Shinichi Suzuki , which is based on the processes of learning a spoken language. Tamsin Hargreaves investigates this controversial method of teaching music, and visits the Suzuki Centre in Cork to talk to some pupils, teachers and parents.
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Dr Shinichi Suzuki
Unknown: Tamsin Hargreaves
Producer: Judith Elliott

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Addle Remembers Being the Memoirs of The Lady Addle of Eigg edited by MARY DUNN abridged in eight parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Margot Boyd (1)
'Destiny - that strange wayward force that controls us all - has decreed that my way should lie in high places'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 14


Edited By: Mary Dunn
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Margot Boyd

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Marx, Engels and Manchester
11.50 Humour in Classical Music

: Music at Night

A series of programmes featuring today's leading pianists -
Mozart Sonata in B flat (K 570)
Chopin Waltz in c sharp minor, Op 64 No 2: records


Pianists: Claudio Arrau
Pianists: Mozart Sonata
Unknown: Chopin Waltz

: 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.

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.

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