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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented by Ian Harvey BBC Northern Ireland


Presented By: Ian Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor in London and Peter Hobday at the Liberal Party Assembly in Dundee
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Andy Smith
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Marshall Corwin


Unknown: Marshall Corwin

: The Memoirs of Mipsie

Read by MARGOT BOYD (6)


Unknown: Mary Dunn
Read By: Margot Boyd

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who invites you to meet some of the names who are hitting the headlines this week.
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: A Small Country Living

The programme which tells you what to do when you find a bee in your ear. Jeanine McMullen reaps a rich harvest of rural folklore, reveals some of the secrets of animal husbandry which have been gleaned from experience and shares her store of tales from life on A Small Country Living. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
If you would like the full set of information sheets please send a stamped addressed AS envelope to
[address removed]


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

The Packhorse Path by RONALD BLYTHE
Read by Peter Tuddenham Tonight was a very special night. When I woke I would be 14. But I never slept. The darkness fluttered against my bare face like a black wing, and the straw sifted about me as I breathed.


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Read By: Peter Tuddenham
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St George 's Church Brandon Hill , Bristol with the choir of Cotham Grammar School
Truly the Lord is in this place (Hurford); Psalm 67,
Deus Miseratur (Graeme Middleton ); Sing Alleluia forth (Thiman);
Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10); Luke 15, w 11-24 (Rsv)
Musical director MARY EDWARDS BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Deus Miseratur
Unknown: Graeme Middleton
Director: Mary Edwards

: Down Your Way

During a visit to Aberystwyth in Dyfed Brian Johnston takes a trip on the Cliff Railway, goes to Borth Bog and to the town's two most important institutions, the University and the National Library of Wales.


Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

11.0 Jesus
1: Jesus Through the Ages (RV) and at 11.20
2: The World Jesus Knew (RV) Written and produced by GEOFF MARSHALL TAYLOR. Stereo
11.40 Dance Workshop 1: Action Workshop by KATE HARRISON. Stereo


Produced By: Geoff Marshall Taylor.
Unknown: Kate Harrison.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Dannie Abse Readers ELIZABETH BELL and HUGH DICKSON
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Elizabeth Bell
Presented By: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Clark Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Paul Clark
Editor: Ken Vass

: Top of the Form

The nationwide general knowledge contest for schools. First Round 2: South-
Oathall School
Haywards Heath v Durrington High School Worthing
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: 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 Meetings with Remarkable Cats (1) by JUDITH AND SIMON WARNER (R)
2.0 Salut les jeunes! French II - Le grenier and at 2.15
2: Le menuisier malgré lui by MADELEINE LE CUNFF Producer TONY STAPLES
2.30 Books. Plays, Poems Twelfth Night by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1) Producer PETER FOZZARD. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Warner
Unknown: Madeleine Le Cunff
Producer: Tony Staples
Producer: Peter Fozzard.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow
More children experience fiction today through TV than through a book. Shouldn't they therefore learn how it works as they would study how an author writes? JULIE JONES reports on a project which aims to teach TV literacy. Serial: Persuasion by JANE AUSTEN abridged in 12 episodes by MEG CLARKE Read by Janet Suzman (5) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Julie Jones
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Janet Suzman
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

A Pig for Victory by CHRISTOPHER DENYS


Unknown: Christopher Denys

: Through My Window

Naturalist Hugh Falkus views the ever-changing scene from his cottage at the foot of a crag in the Lake District - with wildlife particularly in mind. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Hugh Falkus

: Story Time

Just Williams
'I came into the world on 22 February 1926... '(1)
And Kenneth Williams has been carrying on ever since, as he tells in his autobiography. Abridged in ten parts by DAVID H.GODFREY
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 17


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: David H.Godfrey
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/F MS. 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Quote.... Unquote

Phrasebuster Nigel Rees goes eagerly on the track of quotations new and old with guests
Alan Brien , Denis Gifford Sue Townsend and Sir Huw Wheldon in tow Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES


Unknown: Phrasebuster Nigel Rees
Unknown: Alan Brien
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Unknown: Sue Townsend
Unknown: Sir Huw Wheldon
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Back in 25 Minutes

Four programmes presented by Dr Alan Maryon-Davis 3: Back Again
For many, back pain is a recurring problem - how can you best live with it?


Presented By: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Science Now - In Passing

'You wouldn't put a bag of frogs in the corner and expect them still to be happy and kicking at the end of a year. The same is true of seeds.'
As the wild areas of the world dwindle, plants are being destroyed before their usefulness can be known. But while saving whole forests may be impossible, saving their seeds is not. Colin Tudge visits Wakehurst Place in Sussex, where scientists of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, are seeking surer and subtler ways both of storing seed and of quickening them into life. Producer ALISON RICHARDS
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Monday Play

Floating Down The Nile on The Oxford English Dictionary by DOUGLAS KENNEDY
Jonathan Pringle , a young
Irishman, is determined to put his years of Arabic studies to good use by moving to Cairo. But his fellow teachers in the English language school where he has a job do not share his fascination with Arabism.
Things turn sour as Jonathan hilariously becomes more Arab than the Arabs.
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland
(Postponed from 11 February) Stereo


Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Jonathan Pringle
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Jonathan Pringle: Adrian Dunbar
Colin George: Nigel Anthony
Harry Hamilton: Blain Fairman
Julia Finchley: Ellen McIntosh
Gwen Watkins: Nicolette McKenzie
Hamdi Abu Thiekry: Ali Rafaie
Moussa/Det Mafouz/Policeman: Alton Kumalo
Det Idris/Yusef/Taxi driver: Abi Gouhad

: Men of Letters Remembered

Louis MacNeice
A portrait of the poet and radio producer who was 'always someone apart', compiled and presented by Denys Hawthorne , who acted in a number of MacNeice's productions. Producer STUART EVANS


Presented By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Stuart Evans

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer RICHARD DUNN Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

For Whom the Bell Tolls by ERNEST HEMINGWAY abridged in 15 parts by KEITH DARVILL
Read by William Roberts (1) The young American, Robert Jordan , despatched by the Republican government of Spain during the Civil War of the 1930s to blow up a strategic bridge, finds himself in charge of a small band of guerrilla peasants ...
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBCBristol


Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: William Roberts
Unknown: Robert Jordan
Producer: Brian Miller.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewellyn including a report from the Liberal Party Assembly in Dundee.


Presented By: Tim Llewellyn

: Music at Night

Daniel Barenboim (piano) Mendelssohn Four Songs without words: Op 19 No 1; Op 30 No 6 (Venetian Gondola Song); Op 38 No 6 (Duetto); Op 62 No 5 (Venetian Gondola Song) Liszt Liebestraume ; Three notturni: records


Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Song: Liszt Liebestraume

: Open University

11.30 Folk Song and the Composers
11.50 Les Liaisons Dangereuses

: *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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