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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTlMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day


Unknown: Donald Anderson.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Bill Frost
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Bill Frost
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Lake Wobegon Days

Written and read in ten episodes by Garrison Keillor (1)
A loving re-creation of small-town America by that country's 'tallest radio humorist'.
Afairly sensational radio coup....
Radio 4 should find a way of repeating these marvellous readings as soon as possible.... (THE LISTENER) (First broadcast as 'A Book at Bedtime')

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A lively matching of wit and wisdom between some of the personalities who will be in the news this week
Producer VICTOR LEWIS smith. Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: A Small Country Living

Presented by Jeanine McMullen


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

The Other Side of the Wall by EVE SANGSTER
Read by William Eedle
The site was still a green wilderness when the building contractors arrived. There was a violation to be done and the man wished he had no part in it. He wanted to tell the woman living beyond the wall that there was nothing personal in it.... but what about his own feelings towards her?


Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 118;
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove (BBC HB 150); Psalm 29; Acts 13, w 1-12; Come, 0 thou traveller unknown (BBC HB 4) Stereo

: Down Your Way

visits Newhaven in East Sussex. Behind the cranes and derricks of one of the south coast's busiest modern ferry ports, Brian Johnston explores a Victorian fortress and finds out why 'the pen is mightier than the sword'. He delves into the history of the local bonfire societies, and meets a man who every night for the past 50 years has gone to sleep in the middle of a cemetery.
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Mole Readers ANGELA DOWN and TIM PIGOTT SMITH
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Mole
Unknown: Tim Pigott
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles
Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 4 Peter Hollies
(retired history lecturer) Barbara Hall (housewife)
Sara Low (freelance journalist) Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Barbara Hall
Unknown: Sara Low
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

King Jolly at the Seaside by SARAH MORCOM Read by WILLIE RUSHTON Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo


Read By: Willie Rushton
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Sid, Nancy and the Others.... Just another decadent punk extravaganza - or a powerful statement about the horrors of drug abuse? Tessa Shaw goes to see Sid and Nancy and canvasses opinions about the film's real message. Serial:
The Custom of the Country by EDITH WHARTON , abridged in 15 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Gayle Hunnicutt (11) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Tessa Shaw
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Gayle Hunnicutt
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Missing Persons by DAVID HOPKINS. Stereo


Unknown: David Hopkins.

: Welsh Arts Week

The first often reports on the Welsh arts scene
'Trystan and Essyllt' The myths, music and traditional dance of two cultures meet in a unique theatre project. Theatr Taliesin Wales joins Cardiff Asian community to retell the Celtic love story of Trystan and Essyllt.
Compiled and presented by Jane Dauncey BBC Wales
0 INFO: page 71


Presented By: Jane Dauncey

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Sat at 7.15am)

: Science Now- In Passing

A series of six programmes. Good ideas, plus pencil and paper, j ars of chemicals or greenhouses of plants are no longer enough to make a scientist. To carry out research today, nearly all scientists, from theoretical physicists to experimental psychologists, need the support of an institute or university.
Colin Tudge passes through some of the leading laboratories, here and abroad, and discovers what makes them and their staff tick.
1: International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Nettle Beer by WILLIAM GRANT with Derek Newark as Philip Tessa Worsley as Ethel Elaine Claxton as Louise and Keith Drinkel as Martin Philip 's redundancy proves very trying to his family: a former skilled engineer, he finds it difficult to fill his time. But the strain on him and his family takes a darker turn when their middle-class values meet today's black economy.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: William Grant
Unknown: Derek Newark
Unknown: Philip Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Ethel Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Martin Philip
Directed By: Tim Suter.

: Welsh Arts Week

Shoestring Opera
Actors who can sing, singers who can mime, dancers who do all three. All this and a resident composer who believes traditional opera should be in a museum ...
Peter Stead investigates the ideas behind St Donat's Music Theatre, the burgeoning new composers from Wales, who tour the Principality and beyond preaching the gospel that music theatre is alive and well.


Unknown: Peter Stead
Producer: Elaine Williams

: A Book at Bedtime: Under a Monsoon Cloud: 6

by H.R.F. Keating, abridged in ten episodes by Andrew Simpson
Read by Sam Dastor


Author: H.R.F. Keating
Abridged by: Andrew Simpson
Reader: Sam Dastor

: The World Tonight


Presenter: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: A Touch of Midas?

The first in a series of five programmes on famous people who made it against all the odds This week, how Maurice Micklewhite , a porter at
Smithfield Market, became millionaire superstar Michael Caine
William Davis talks to Caine in his Californian home, a haven from British weather and tax collectors.
Producer HELEN ROBSON (R) revised


Unknown: Maurice Micklewhite
Unknown: Michael Caine
Talks: William Davis
Producer: Helen Robson

: Open University

11.30 'We War with Rude Nature'
11.50 A Portrait of Adam Smith


Unknown: Adam Smith

: * 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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