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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by BRYAN PLATT
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today from Rhodesia

Rhodesia votes for its future. But what are the chances of peace after the general election? John Timpson reports direct from Salisbury on the latest news and its implications for Rhode, sians and the rest of us.
In London: Brian Redhead including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN 7 30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day (Panorama in Rhodesia: tonight 8.10 BBC1; Today from Rhodesia again tomorrow morning)


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: R. T. Brooks
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: The Week on 4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Miles Kington

in the BBC Sound Archives

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and his. regular team w4th personaiitiq in the -news this week
.Producer PETER ESTALL long wave only frpm 9.35


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

Presenter Louise Britting Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. A Financial World Tonight production.
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Presenter: Louise Britting

: Daily Service

NEM p 118; Awake our souls, away (BBC HB 300); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; John 11, vv 32-44 (av); Lead us heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307)

: Story Time: Wings Over Wales: 1

Adapted in ten parts by Neville Teller from the book by Gerald Summers
Read by Nigel Stock
Gerald Summers and his wife abandoned urban life for peace and tranquillity in the Black Mountains of Wales. But thanks to their ever-increasing family of birds and animals, their adventures were just beginning.
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(Nigel Stock is in "Stage Struck" at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Author: Gerald Summers
Adapted by: Neville Teller
Reader: Nigel Stock
Producer: Enyd Williams

: News

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: Genetic Revolution

In the past few years scientists have succeeded in making new kinds of microbes with unique characteristics to serve mankind. In the next few years new drugs to treat illnesses, from colds to cancer, new types of pesticides and fertilisers, and new energy sources will be coming out of the laboratory. But is Britain falling behind other countries?
The BBC's Science Correspondent, James Wilkinson , examines genetic engineering and Britain's progress in it.
Producer JOHN Williams
A Radio News production long wave only


Unknown: James Wilkinson
Producer: John Williams

: Poetry Please!

Poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by P. J. Kavanagh
Readers -Gary Watson .and Sheila Mitchell
BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please!, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR: long wave only


Readers: Gary Watson
Readers: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers; Including Job News and MOLLY PRICE-OWEN with World of Work: ideas on careers and training
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
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Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 4: West of England (2) David Pugh
(Advertising manager) Spencer Compton
(Farm seeds merchant) George Stace
(Retired civil servant) James Cocker (Civil servant)
Including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
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Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Pugh
Unknown: George Stace
Unknown: James Cocker
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

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: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by. '- ' Sue MacGregor
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reporting Reading Your Letters.
A Man's Life: KEITH SAGAR talks to JUNE KNOX-MAWER about his new biography of D. H. Lawrence.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER In the last of her series. Stepsons by ROBERT LIDDELL abridged in 11 parts by ANN REES-JONES
Read by NIGEL ANTHONY fll) (Music: Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Talks: Keith Sagar
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence.
Unknown: Robert Liddell
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Sooty and the Mouse by HELEN UACGRECOR


Unknown: Helen Uacgrecor

: Afternoon Theatre

Other Days Around Me by FREDERICK BRADNUM


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum

: Short Story: The Storyteller

by Fraser Kent


Author: Fraser Kent

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan BakeWell
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Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'clock News

including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes into ,..

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. with the voices of: MICHAEL BENTINE GERARD HOFFNUNG
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT : Producer.... .GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeat}:,


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann.
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DAVID PATERSON


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: David Paterson

: The Monday Play

The Mouse's Tail by GAIE HOUSTON , with DOCTOR: I wish all my patients were as cheerful and co-operative as you are. Look, a good way to use this time might be to think over all the events that have led to you coming to see me today. If you care to. mu: Thank you. Yes. Of course.
Muriel looks back over her life before her major confrontation with a woman doctor. It is a day that will affect her whole future.
MARTIN GOLDSTEIN - (piano) Directed by LIANE AUKfN


Unknown: Gaie Houston
Piano: Martin Goldstein
Directed By: Liane Aukfn
Mu: Alison Steadman
Dr Jamieson: Sonia Fraser
Gran: Margot Boyd
Receptinist: Lolly Cockerell
Mother: Jenny Lee
Father: Leonard Fenton
Len: Adrian Egan
Johnny: Jeremy Truelove
Sister: Elizabeth Rider
Mark a boy: Benjamin Midgley
Mark as man: Joiin Bull
Philip a boy: Roy Featherst0ne
Philip a man: Paul Chapman

: Three Women Gardeners: A Garden of Romantic Profusion

In the second of three programmes, Roy Lancaster presents a portrait of V. Sackville-West as a garden maker whose weekly articles in The Observer from 1947 to 1961 brought a touch of Sissinghurst to the humblest suburban plot; with comment by Alvilde Lees-Milne and readings by Rosalie Crutchley.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Roy Lancaster
Interviewee: Alvilde Lees-Milne
Reader: Rosalie Crutchley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

Profits slashed, giant takeovers new technology, vinyl shortages, discount sales - the record industry has been undergoing a major shake-up. Paul Vaughan discovers what the classical record-buying public can expect in the light of the changes, and, talks to those involved in the industry, from the manufacturers to the sales floor, including representatives from EMI and Decca, smaller independent record companies and leading retailers, as well as to Malcolm Walker of Gramophone magazine and Robert Ponsonby, BBC Controller of Music.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producers: John Boundy

: Weather ' '

: The World Tonight; News

Rory MacPherson reports

: The News Quiz

(Broadcast Sat 12.27 pm)

: A Book at Bedtime;

The Siege of Krishnapur byJ.G.FARRELL abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT (1)
Read by Jonathan Newth 1857 - a time of peace and tranquillity for the British at Krishnapur. Then suddenly the mutiny erupts and they find themselves fighting for their lives.
(1973 Booker Prizewinner) Producer


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Jonathan Newth
Unknown: Christopher Venning

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

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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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