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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a leader of the agricultural industry. followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With ROSEMARY WAKEUN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Ian Skidmore

explores the Sound Archives in search of the British breakfast. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Who or what is likely to cause a bit of a stir, amusement or annoyance this week? A host of relevant studio guests help to preview some of the forthcoming attractions. Producers ROD MACRAE and MARINA SALANDY-BROWN.Stereo

: Money Box

Presented by Vincent Duggleby The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings and focuses on the financial problems of everyday life.


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby

: Morning Story

Mr Anders and the Pygmies by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon
Mr Anders has brought his touring company to play Hamlet at the girls'school in Minnesota. The young narrator is thrilled - but this is a performance like none other!


Unknown: Mr Anders
Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Read By: Mr Anders
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St George's Parish Church, Belfast conducted by CANON EDGAR TURNER With ST GEORGE'S SINGERS
Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); God liveth still (Bach) Psalm 8: Creator of the world to thee (A&MR 83) BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Bradford in West Yorkshire. A city born of the Industrial Revolution, the home of Britain's biggest wool market and the birthplace of Delius and J. B. Priestley. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: J. B. Priestley.
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

This week schools programmes will be re-broadcast next weekfor the benefit of those schools on half-term.
11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN SPEIRS (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
5: The Runaway Pancake Presented by SHEELAGH GLLBEY Stereo (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Good Measure How long is a piece of string? by FRED HARRIS (R) (e)


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Presented By: Sheelagh Gllbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr.
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Dannie Abse Readers JILL BALCON and RONALD PICKUP
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Jill Balcon
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior

by JIM ELDRIDGE starring
7: Parents' Evening featuring
The arrival of a supply teacher provokes unexpected, and opposing reactions, in the staffroom at King Street.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)
(Vivienne Martin is in 'Cabaret'at the Strand Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
as Eric Brown: Peter Davison
as Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
as Mr Holliday Deputy Head: Tom Watson
as Mrs Stone School Secretary: Margaret John
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
as Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
as Miss Lewis and: Marlene Sidaway
Mr West: Peter Childs
Maria: Samantha Cahill
Sundeep: Robert Lynam

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Knock Knock Who's There? Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and BILL TORRANCE Today's story: Pete and Roland by BOB GRAHAM Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERLAN. Stereo (R) (e)
2.5 Playtime Starting School Presented by LOLA YOUNG and TONY AITKEN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
5: Getting Going. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) A Walk in Wolf Wood 3: The Broken Chain by MARY STEWART adapted by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Bob Graham
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerlan.
Presented By: Lola Young
Presented By: Tony Aitken.
Unknown: Wolf Wood
Unknown: Mary Stewart
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Body Hair: 'Just a few hairs - not really a moustache.' In the first of two reports,
Andrea Adams looks at why women want to be rid of excess facial and body hair and how it can be done.
Serial: The Diary of a Good Neighbour by DORIS LESSING abridged in 12 episodes by MEGCLARKE
Read by Janet Suzman (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Read By: Janet Suzman
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Event of the Season by PERRY PONTAC

: Kaleidoscope

Soul of Brazil
A hundred years ago the Brazilian composer
Heitor Villa-Lobos was born in Rio de Janeiro.
Michael Berkeley finds out about the man and his music.


Unknown: Rio de Janeiro.
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


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

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

Vital world news from the last seven days put in a trivial way with Barry Took in the Chair. Richard Ingrams is joined by the man who single-handedly created the Sistine Chapel, artist Bill Tidy while Alan Coren teams up with the thinking man's full English breakfast, Joan Bake well Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON with the Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Joan Bake
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Inside Job

In the second of six programmes offering an intimate view of working life in Lancashire Phil Smith listens to the experiences of the Teachers. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 4.5 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Georgina Ferry
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play

A world championship flute band from a run-down Ulster town make a concert tour to
Toronto. As the band prepares for their first Orange parade away from home, personalities and politics clash.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE BBC Northern Ireland
(Re-broadcast next Saturday) (Harry Towb is in 'Brighton Beach
Memoirs' at the Aldwych Theatre, London)


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Laurie Johnston.
Unknown: Sally Laughlin
Unknown: Billy Bell
Flutes: Derek Greer
Unknown: Laurie Johnston
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Ray: Derek Halligan
Bob Brownlees: Mark Mulholland
Chuckie: Peter Quigley
Hubert: Niall O’brien
Brenda: Clare Cathcart
Neville: Gerard O’hare
Sharon: Aine McCartney
Gerald Maxwell: Hugh Fraser
The Rev Harold Kells: Anthony Finigan
Spencer: Harry Towb
Spencer: Harry Towb

: Kaleidoscope

Presented Paul Vaughan
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Madame Bovary by GUSTAVE FLAUBERT abridged in 15 episodes by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Ian Holm (1)
A young country doctor's wife seeks escape from the boredom of her existence in love affairs and romantic yearnings, but is doomed by the nature of her society to disillusionment. When the novel was first published in 1856, Flaubert was put on trial for offending public morality. He was acquitted and the book became a succès de scandale.
More than a century later, it is recognised for the classic it is and as the first novel to establish the realistic tradition. Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)


Unknown: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Ian Holm
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Pope's Essay on Man
11.50 Before Jane Austen
12.10 am Music


Unknown: Jane Austen

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France French VI
1: La France des affaires (1) Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE Dramatic sketch by RICHARD APUN(R)(e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite

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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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