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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers. Producers
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With CAI EATON
7 t, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Knitting and Wool in this year of the handmade look. style can up grade and transform simple, basic knitting or crochet beyond Lord Cardigan's warmest dreams. ram Dawson and James Walters , consultant knitting and crochet designers have many practical tips to help you get it right; even to doing your own wool spinning and dyeing, if you are not satisfied with today s wide range of textures, thicknesses and colours.
Stitching the programme together Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 9 0 am


Unknown: James Walters
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: In Britain Now

The BBC home correspondents and reporters talk about the stories and the people behind the news.


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning page 93; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC Hymn Book 318); Psalm 90, vv 1-6. 12-17; Isaiah 10, v 33 to 11, V 9 (AV); Rejoice, 0 people, in the mounting years (BBC HB 181)

: The Bandsman's Daughter


: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Rinnl Bootsie. Tutti Frutti by JONATHAN GEMS with STUART: Didn't you see him? He was sitting right there. In that seat. Listening to every word we said. That's why I changed the subject. Siddown, please. I've gotta talk to you. He might come back.
BILL: But there wasn't anyone sitting there.
Can there really be aliens living amongst us and indistinguishable from human beings? An evening in the pub at Midhurst reveals the truth. Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Tutti Frutti
Unknown: Jonathan Gems
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Bill: Eric Allan
Stuart: Stuart Milligan
Susan: Lesley Manville

: Still Small Voices

Khrushchev once said that if the Russians had shot six prominent writers there would have been no Hungarian revolt. These six programmes. introduced by John Har riott, show how writers have responded to harsh treatment and imprisonment by governments who fear the power of the pen 3: Faiz Ahmad Falz. the people's poet of Pakistan, who was imprisoned in the 50s and now lives in self-imposed exile.
' don't know a worthwhile poet without a .social message.'
Reader Tariq Yunls Research SUE HARRIS


Introduced By: John Har
Unknown: Faiz Ahmad Falz.
Reader: Tariq Yunls
Unknown: Sue Harris
Producer: Shirley du Boulay

: Sounding Off

Edward de Bono
' Being negative is highly enjoyable. Much more so than being positive.'
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Edward de Bono

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wist and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

Cbepstow, Gwent
A Down Your Way calendar for 1980 with pictures of places to be visited next year is available from bookshops, or from BBC Publications, PO Box 234.LondonSE13TH. £2.15 inc postage and packing
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour in Japan

with Sue MacGregor
The Industrial Chrysanthemum squeezed between three world powers. China, the usa, and the USSR. What is the future forecast for Japan?
The Land of the Rising Yen: a report from Honshu by PETER ESTALL and LIZ MARDALL.
And also a Talking Point discussion and other items made in Britain. The Ginger Tree 9)


Unknown: Peter Estall
Unknown: Liz Mardall.

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Brother Humphrey ... is Silly by KEITH CHATFIELD


Unknown: Keith Chatfield

: Men at Arms



Unknown: Evelyn Waugh.

: Bookshelf

: Preview

: Short Story

Read by Freda Dowie (Rpf)


Unknown: Zorina Ishmail-Bibby
Read By: Freda Dowie

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Peter Cook endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Solar System 70s

Recent revelations about the satellites of Jupiter are comparable with the discoveries of Columbus and Captain Cook. But has planetary exploration brought us any nearer to solving the celestial conundrums? How was the Solar System formed? Is the Earth unique in harbouring life?
Dr Garry Hunt of University College, London, puts these questions to the space pioneers who have made the 1970s the Decade of the Planets.


Unknown: Dr Garry Hunt
Producer: Neil Pemberton

: In Touch

A programme of special interest to the visually handicapped. Presented by Jane Finnis and Peter White
This edition includes a report on the training facilities and job opportunities for blind people wanting to work as audio-typists.
Producer THENA HESHEL to check on information. ur comment on issues raised, telephone [number removed]after the broadcast, from 8.30 lu 9.30


Presented By: Jane Finnis
Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: A Sideways Look at ...

tustmauishingFeatures by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presented by Michael Oliver
Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Hornblower Story

by C. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Terence Skelton
Book 2: Lieutenant Hornblower
Part 3: The Landing
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR HILL
BBC Manchester


Unknown: C. S. Forester
Dramatised for radio by: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Terence Skelton
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Lord Hornblower, the Narrator, and as a young man: Nigel Anthony
Bush: Terence Skelton
Wellard, the young volunteer: Mark Hudson
Mr Buckland, First Lieutenant: David Peart
Captain Whiting of the Marines: Randal Herley
Mr Midshipman Abbott: Keith Ladd
Woolton, a gunner: Herbert Smith
Colonel Ortego, the Spanish Commandant at Ferrol: Graham Tennant

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door
7: Literary Skirmishes long trarc only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends: long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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