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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers TIM FINNEY , REBECCA POW


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

: On Your Farm

Eight years ago, Graham and Joan Hall moved the Christian work they were doing in Belfast out to Glassdrumman House with its seven acres in County Down.
The move turned out to be the first step in a food and farming development which now covers food production, processing, retailing, catering, tourism.... and making people happy. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Unknown: Joan Hall
Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Gerald Priestland


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks with Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Fresh from his attempts on the all-comers record for the Royal Mile dash (he overslept this morning), Tony Adamson presents the programme from Edinburgh on the final day of the XIII Commonwealth Games.
Plus a look forward to Cowes Week and the British
Motorcycling Grand Prix at Silverstone.


Unknown: Tony Adamson

: News

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue II

The sequel to last week's programme with John Junkin, Graeme Garden, Willie Rushton but Tim Brooke-Taylor. In the Chair, Humphrey Lyttelton. In the piano, Colin Sell. In the doghouse, Paul Mayhew-Archer. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday at 12.27pm)


Panellist: John Junkin
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News Stand

Martin Wainwright presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer JENNY DANKS


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Jenny Danks

: The Week in Westminster

With the House of Commons in recess, Robert Carvel of the London Standard concentrates on a week in the House of Lords which is still in session. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry.
Plus Nigel Farrell , who continues his Great Bus
Journeys of Our Time and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents.
(Nextedition on Tuesday at 10.0am)

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen returns with the programme for everyone who is, or ever dreamed of being, a country dweller. Over the past months she has journeyed from Cornwall to the Borders in search of the people, the crafts, the animals and the stories that are all part of life in A Small Country Living.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol A free information sheet can be obtained attheendoftheseriesby sending an sae (9Jx 61) to:
A Small Country Living, [address removed]
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10.0am)
0 INFO: page 71


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: The News Quiz

A sally into the news of the past week led by Barry Took
On the one hand, Richard Ingrams of Private Eye and Cosmopolitan's Irma Kurtz ; on the other, Valerie Singleton and Punch's editor Alan Coren
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Monday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Devon Journeys

Tom Salmon begins his journey this week on the island of Lundy. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Salmon

: The Afternoon Play: Conflict of Doves

Fifty years ago the black American athlete Jesse Owens dominated the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, conceived by Hitler as a public display of Aryan superiority to be captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl. The emergence of the black athletes threw the Nazi leadership into confusion as they tried to lessen the impact and to undermine the true sporting spirit of the Games.


Writer: David Buck
Director: Martin Jenkins
Adolf Hitler: John Castle
Leni Riefenstahl: Cheryl Campbell
Joseph Goebbels: Nigel Anthony
Avery Brundage: Don Fellows
Richard Strauss: Michael Gough

: The Saturday Feature

'Civilisation, Intelligent, Seeks Similar....
... for cosmic companionship. Age: 3 million years.
Interests: origin of the universe, meaning of life.
Own transport (limited).
Send radio signal to: SETI, c/o NASA, USA, Earth, near Sun.' Must we remain galactic lonely hearts for the rest of time, or can we find someone to talk to in another solar system?
Peter Evans reports on the science behind SETI, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
(Re-broadcast Wednesday 11.0am)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Options

4.0 Ray Gosling Gets A Taste of.... 3: Yiddish A language without a country (Israel chose Hebrew), Yiddish is spoken by 16-year-old TAMARA HELD and her parents in North London. Ray Gosling also meets CHRIS HUTTON who is doing research in Yiddish at Oxford and Columbia, New York - but is not Jewish. Producer JENNY LO (R) For free information leaflet send sae (8tx 12) to: A Taste of...., [address removed]4.30 Not Another Diet Programme DR ALAN MARYON davis presents a practical guide to getting the best out of your food. 2: Breakfast's Ready! After breakfast at 100 mph courtesy of British Rail, Alan is joined by JACKIE APPLEBEE, to investigate how to get more fibre into our diet as well as snap, crackle and pop! Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Birmingham (R) For free information pack, send sae (8 1/2 x 12; 22p stamp) to: Not Another Diet Programme, [address removed]
5.0 Modern European Authors 4: Robert Musil OSMAN DURRANI considers the works of this satirist of Austrian life before the First World War. Reader GEORGE PARSONS Producer MICHAEL LAWTON (R)
5.30 Back on Course AH over Britain mature people of all ages are 'going back to school' to pick up new skills and improve job prospects. In the third of six programmes MARGARET KORVING meets some of them.


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Chris Hutton
Producer: Jenny Lo
Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Robert Musil
Unknown: Osman Durrani
Reader: George Parsons
Producer: Michael Lawton
Unknown: Margaret Korving

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan visits Ann Dunn , a level-crossing keeper in Northumberland.


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Ann Dunn

: The Living World

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

A lighthearted pot-pourri of skits and spoofs

: News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

And for the last of the present series, Robert Robinson looks back at some of the highlights of the past six months.


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Mike Hollingworth.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Missing Persons by DAVID HOPKINS
When Michael Brennan returns to England things seem to have changed. He feels he is being watched - then people go missing and the grip of fear tightens.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0pm)


Unknown: David Hopkins
Unknown: Michael Brennan
Directed By: Peter King.
Michael Brennan: Shaun Prendergast
Sgt Major Baker: Gordon Reid
Major Morgan: Garard Green
Skilton: Francis Middleditch
John Gallagher: George Parsons
Clive Johnson: Tim Reynolds
Peter Brennan: Jonathan Tafler
Maureen Brennan: Avril Clark
Rosamund Morgan: Pauline Letts
Bryan Geer: Peter Howell
Smithson: Richard Durden
Abby: Alex Marshall
Arthur Benson: Edward de Souza
Police sergeant: Manning Wilson
TV announcer: Deborah Makepeace

: 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.

: Thriller!

A Very Private Enterprise by ELIZABETH IRONSIDE , abridged in seven parts by BRIAN GEAR Read by Lewis Fiander 6: Panic in the Temple
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Elizabeth Ironside
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Children of the heavenly King (EH 373); I am thine, 0 save me (S. S. Wesley); I John 5, vv 1-12; 0 love how deep, how broad, how high (BBC HB 73). Stereo

: The Good Book

Brian Redhead continues his investigation of the world's most misquoted book. A Tent Made of Gold
In the fifth of this 13-part series, he explores Solomon's greatest glory - the house of gold and cedar whose songs are still sung throughout the world today.
What was the point of sacrifice, and why does the Chief Rabbi believe the Temple was like a radio receiver?
(Re-broadcast Thursday 10.0am LW)


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Readers: David Coomes
Readers: Mark Hammond
Unknown: Researcher Michael
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Don't Stop Now - It's Fundation

Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * 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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