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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 THfc REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.31, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Fay Weldon , the novelist and playwright, who was responsible for the recent BBC2 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, chooses her eight records and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer to your query. Producer SIMON ELMKS long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmks

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110: Happy are they. they that love God (BBC HB 274); Psalm 16; John 11, w 14-32 (AV); God is love (BBC HB 7)

: Four Frightened People

by E. ARNOT ROBERTSON abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT. Read by Sheila Mitchell (15) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Donald Bancroft.
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

long wave only

: Minds Held Hostage

Imagine you are held hostage. You are tied up, blindfolded. denied food and drink. What happens to your mind under those conditions? What effects linger after your release? Geoff Watts examines the psychological effects of captivity, and assesses the value of psychiatric advice in siege-breaking. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Bird of the Week

Jim Flegg today turns to the ' bird watcher's barometer ' - the lapwing, or maybe you know it as the peewit or green plover, whose appearance in large flocks often portends severe weather. BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: In Sickness

A You and Yours Special Prescription charges are going up, hospitals face closure, staff" cuts seem unavoidable. How will we cope? Should we put more emphasis on prevention of sickness? Is more ' Community Care ' the answer - and if so, who will do the caring?
Bill Breckon tries to find some of the answers
Producer ROBERT ROWS
HELP! page 15

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather: programme news: Ions wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse The Herd of the Tankervilles: LADY TANKERVILLE talks to KEITH ALLAN about her special charges, the unique herd of cattle that has roamed the parkland of Chillingham Castle for 700 years.
Queen of the Road: WENDY LLOYD puts the brakes on a theory that it's a simple matter to drive a 26-ton lorry and load.
Without These Walls: JOE WHITTY , recently appointed as first male Governor of Askham Grange , talks to LIZ AMBLER about his new post at this women's open prison with its own mother and baby unit. BBC Manchester Stepsons (10) long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Wendy Lloyd
Unknown: Joe Whitty
Talks: Askham Grange
Unknown: Liz Ambler

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Tuaga Lugga the Tractor and the Snow by ANNE WELLINGTON
Presenters JEAN ROGERS and GARY TAYLOR
Written by RACHAEL BIRLEY Producer MARY HAYDON

Contributors

Unknown: Tuaga Lugga
Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: Gary Taylor
Written By: Rachael Birley
Producer: Mary Haydon

: Afternoon Theatre

Running Down by MIKE WALKKR
When Chris's mother dies be finds himself facing a new life. Should he act on advice from his Spiritualist friend, or do what Graham suggests? A serious comedy in which two men finally come to terms with life and, perhaps, themselves.
MARY NASH (piano) Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown: Mike Walkkr
Piano: Mary Nash
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Graham: Henry Knowles
Chris: Nigel Lambert
Chris: Nigel Lambert
Graham: Henry Knowles
Father Bob: James Bayes
Naomi David: Margot Boyd
African/Man in the street: Hugh Quarshie

: Who is the Dreamer?

Jocelyn Ryder-Smith talks to a young Englishwoman who left her comfortable Home Counties background to live in a Tibetan community in India, and eventually to become a Buddhist Nun with the name Shen Pen . ' of service to others.'
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Talks: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Unknown: Shen Pen

: Preview

: Short Story

The Llewellyn System by LEO ARTHURS
Read by John Darran
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales

Contributors

Read By: John Darran
Producer: Herbert Williams

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Going Places

with Richard Hudson-Evans
This year the major ferry operators have abandoned their policy of uniform fares and are undercutting each other in an effort to attract more customers. Going Places plots a path through the fares jungle and tries out the P & o Jetfoil from London to Ostend.
Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD
For information sheet on cross-Channel bookings tend an III x 81 inches stamped, addressed envelope to: [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

June Knox-Mawer with extracts from seven days of BBC programmes. Producer JOHN KNIGHT
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)

: Profile

Vladimir Bukovsky has spent a third of his life in Soviet prisons and mental institutions. His crime - not conforming with the system. Eventually. in December 1976, the Soviet authorities bowed to Western pressure and agreed to release him in exchange for the Chilean Communist. Luis Corvalan. Now a student in Cambridge, Bukovsky continues to fight the Soviet regime and manages to keep in touch with the dissident groups in Russia. Erik de Manny profiles Vladimir Bukovsky , a dissident in exile.
Producer MARIFI CRICOTE

Contributors

Unknown: Vladimir Bukovsky
Unknown: Luis Corvalan.
Unknown: Vladimir Bukovsky

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Dame Judith Hart , mp
David English
Dr Magnus Pyke and Graham Dowson tackle the issues raised by the audience in Cranfield Institute of Technology, Bedford
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15, to: Any Answersf BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Judith Hart
Unknown: David English
Unknown: Dr Magnus Pyke
Unknown: Graham Dowson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Billington Producer
RICHARD BANNERMAN

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Billington
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Steno Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON JEREMYER OWNE , ANDY WILSON RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELI ,
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremyer Owne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Brian Betheli
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aran Islands by J. M. SYNGE abridged in ten parts by SAM BANNA BELL Read by ROBERT URQUHART (10)
Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Synge
Read By: Robert Urquhart
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight

Crucial Division A comedy by LAURENCE MCDERMOTT with Richard Briers as an MP
A vote of no-confidence - the House divides at ten o'clock - the ayes and noes seem equal - the government could fall - every member's presence is vital ... Certain individuals are suddenly aware of the power they hold.
Another MP.PETER BALDWIN Directed by TYDEMAN JOHN
(Richard Briers is in ' Middle Age Spread ' at the Lyric Theatre, London)

Contributors

Comedy By: Laurence McDermott
Unknown: Richard Briers
Directed By: Tydeman John
Directed By: Richard Briers
Diane: Jenny Twigge
Cabbie: John Bott
Maisie: Maggie Shevlin
Chairman: Leonard Fenton
Dissident: Adrian Egan
Police sergeant: Michael McStat
Police constable: David Timson
Gypsy: Peggy Paige

: News

Weather report; forecast 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.

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.

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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.

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