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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day with CANON DAVID ISITT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30, 8.31 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon David Isitt
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Checkpoint

long mate only

: The Living World

long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Parent Power

The fourth programme in an eight-part series on matters of interest and Importance to everyone concerned with the education of their children.
Barry Turner and Maureen O'Connor purvey news and opinion about educational issues, respond to points raised in listeners' letters, and explore some of the ways of getting the best out Of the education system. This week in particular they look at the right of Parents, confirmed by both major political parses, to select their children's schools, and ask ls parental choice a myth Or a reality?
Correspondence to: Parent Power, [address removed]
long wave only


Producer: Sally Thompson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; Father, 0 hear "s (BBC nB 260); Psalm 36; John 8. vv 37-45 (AV); God liveth (BBC HB 513)

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON (4) long wave only


Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: News

long wave only

: Analysis

Towards Two Million
Unemployment in Britain is edging upwards: some forecasters say it will reach two million next year, yet it is not a hotly debated political issue. Does the number of jobless matter now that be"ig unemployed no longer means hunger and destitution? Are the unemployed the casualties of progress, or those of a slack economy? What solutions can be offered?
Presented bv John Eidinow Producer CAROLINE THOMSON long wave only


Unknown: John Eidinow
Producer: Caroline Thomson

: Through My Window

The first of a series of seven programmes in which busy people admit' to a spot of window-Today, Dr David Bellamy looks out over his medieval mill pond ia County Durham.
BBC Bristol long wave onlf


Unknown: Dr David Bellamy

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenters: Sue Cook
Presenters: George Luce

: Detective

Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes Written by ROBERT BARR with and 7:The Birthday Party (1)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Written By: Robert Barr
Det-Sgt Brook: Ray Brooks
Det-Con Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief Inspector Roach: David Baker
Judie: Jacqueline Tong
Tommy: Johnny Wade
Thorn: Alan Lake
Neale: Tony Anholt
Butler: Danny Schiller
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
A Teacher's Lot....: LUCY PARKER gathers further views from the classroom floor.
Talking Point: what is this thing called love?... A Visit to the Viking Exhibition: with GYN FREEMAN
The Lost Stradivarius (7) long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: David and tltc Saucy Mouse by DORRITH M. SIM


Unknown: Dorrith M. Sim

: Afternoon Theatre

Korsakoff's Psychosis A comedy by GEOFFREY PARKINSON with Margot Boyd as Auntie
Mabel John Rye as Dr Fowler Michael Harbeur as Frank Cocker and Steve Hodson as Gregory Blow
When Auntie Mabel decides to leave her not inconsiderable fortune to Dr Fowler's Clinic for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Korsakoff's Psychosis, Frank and Gregory, who had hoped to be her beneficiaries, are curious to find out what Korsakoff's Psychosis is. The dictionary, they discover, defines it as ' a mental disorder, often producing a proneness to exaggerated boasting and deception'. Auntie Mabel considers that her late husband died of this condition.
BBC Bristol


Comedy By: Geoffrey Parkinson
Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Mabel John Rye
Unknown: Dr Fowler Michael Harbeur
Unknown: Frank Cocker
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Virginia Fowler: June Barrie
Miles Whipple: Cornelius Garrett
Elizabeth Whipple/Matron: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Moot: Audrey Noble
Doctor: Nicholas Grace
First medical student: Andrew Hilton
Second medical student: Julia Swift
Student nurse: Jo Anderson

: Smith Again

Phil Smith takes a whimsical look at life.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions' Introduced by Michael Bowen
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Michael Bowen
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

A Day at the End of the Season by Nora Windridge.
BBC Bristol


Read By: Kathleen Helme
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1980

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson
1: London (1) David Shenkin Civil servant; Michael Seltser , Solicitor; Mary Hodgkinson , Poet; Nicholas Heoton, Arts administrator
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN.
Questions set by IAN GILLIES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Shenkin
Unknown: Michael Seltser
Unknown: Mary Hodgklnson
Unknown: Nicholas Heoton
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Written By: Dan Archer.
Written By: Edgar Harrison
Unknown: Peggy Archer.
Unknown: June Spencer
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greens
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Tim Coverdale: Leon Tanner

: Time for Verse

0 tell me the truth about love
Desmand Hawkins reflects on St Valentine and the poets.
Readers Pauline Wynn and Douglas Leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Readers: Pauline Wynn
Readers: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Rob White

: Philharmonia Orchestra

leader and solo violin Carl Pini conductor Riccardo Muti A concert direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1 Vivaldi
The Seasons, Op 8 Nos 1-4


Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: * Odds on Favourites

Peter White presents some of his favourite references to racing, in prose and poetry.
Readers Alison Draper and Kenneth Shanley Producer THENA HESHEL


Readers: Alison Draper
Readers: Kenneth Shanley
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Philharmonia Orchestra

Part 2 Beethoven
Symphony No 6, in r major (Pastoral)
(Given in association with NCR Ltd)

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Book at Bedtime

Mrs Reinhardt (4) long wove only


Unknown: Mrs Reinhardt

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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.

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.

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