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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by JOHN GLYN-JONES BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV R. T. BROOKS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News ReadbyColindoran
7.30, 8.0 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: R. T. Brooks

: TheWeekon4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Miles Kington

in the BBC Sound Archives

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Producer PETER ESTALL long wave only from 9.35


Producer: Peter Estall

: National Gardens Scheme

Charitable Trust
CAROLYN HARDY , Chairman, talks about gardens opened this yeat in aid of district nurses' benefit funds, and other charitable causes.
(Booklet: Gardens of England and Wales, SOp from bookstalls, or 75p from [address removed]) long wave only


Unknown: Carolyn Hardy

: News

long wave only

: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM. p 110; Help us to help each other. Lord (BBC RB 378); Psalm 138; John 17, vv 1-13 (AV); Love, unto thine own who earnest (BBC HB 523)

: Story Time

Once Upon an Ice Age
6: The Joys of Exogamy long wave only

: News

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: Impossible Facts

If something is Impossible - it cannot be a fact. Or can it?
Dr Lawrence Le Shan talks to Jocelyn Ryder-Smith about Is scientific aDDroach to a new view of reality.
Producer jock GALLAGHER . BBC Birmingham long wave only


Talks: Dr Lawrence Le Shan

: Poetry Please!

poetry requested, by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by t. J. Kavanagh
Readers Hugh Burden and Frances Horovitz Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests to: . Poetry
Please!. BBC, Bristol BS8 1LR: long wave only


Unknown: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers, including World of Work with ideas oncareersandtraining.
Presenters Molly Price-. Owen and George Luce Editor DAVID HARDING
HELP! page 15


Unknown: George Luce
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

ChairmanRobertRoblnson 7: Midlands (1)
Anthony Richmond (Schoolmaster) Charles Ludlow
(Photographic interpreter) Anne Lakin
(Record storekeeper) John Robinson
(Retired bookseller)
Including Beat the maim
Programme devised by JOHN r. WYNN. Questions
' set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather; programme, news: long wave only


Unknown: Anthony Richmond
Unknown: Charles Ludlow
Unknown: Anne Lakin
Unknown: John Robinson
Unknown: John R. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jennl Mills Make it Your Business: can a hobby, or a dream, become a successful small business? RON ALLDRIDGE reports.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
On Holiday in Britain (4): JILL COCHRANE takes a break in Essex and Suffolk.
Sense and Sensibility (11) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Jennl Mills
Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Spring by ARNOLD LOBEL


Unknown: Arnold Lobel

: Afternoon Theatre

Go Down in Darkness by ROD BEACHAM

: Short Story

Sylvester by JOHN UNSWORTH
Read by Gavin Campbell Producer FRANCES DONNELLY


Unknown: John Unsworth
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: PM

The news magazine with Gordon Clodeh . and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast . long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clodeh
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'clock News

including Financial Report andhalfanhourofreports from BBC Newsmen around the world

: Frank Muir Goes into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
'To learn English you-must begin by thrusting the jaw forward, almost clenching the teeth, and practically immobilising the lips '


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: John Fortune
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Victor Borge
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now'

Presented by KarlSabbagh What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Sean the Pride

The author of The Shadow of a Gunman was'born in the Dublin slums a hundred years ago and died In Torquay in 1964. Another Irish playwright Hugh Leonard , talks about Sean O'Casey 's explosive impact on the Irish theatre of his time.


Talks: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Sean O'Casey

: The Monday Play

The Shadow of a Gunman by SEAN O'CASEY
. A gunman on the run! Be careful, be careful Donal Davoren. But Minnie is attracted to the idea, and I am attracted to Minnie. And what danger can there be in being the shadow of a gunman? '
Sean O'Casey was born on 30 March 1880 and to mark the centenary Radio 4 is broadcasting this new production of his first Serformedplay.
Singer and musical direction TONY MCAULEY
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Sun 2.30-pm)


Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Unknown: Donal Davoren.
Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Unknown: Tony McAuley
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Donal Davoren: Bryan Murray
Seumas Shields: Alan Devlin
Maguire: Vincent McCabe-
Mr Mulligan: Alan Barry
Minnie Powell: Marcella O' Riordan
Tommy Owens: Niall Buggy
Mrs Henderson: Anna Manahan
Mr Gallagher: Sean Babrett
Mrs Grigson: Pauline Delany
Adolphus Grigson: Joe McPartland
Auxiliary: John Hollis

: Pennine Portraits

Phil Smith explores the relationship between the Pennine landscape and the people in it.
4: Tweeds and Tonsures
- the sporting gentry of Wensleydale and Nidder dale.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith
Unknown: Nidder Dale.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays and broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world. Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling by KINCSLEY AMIS adapted in 15 episodes by ANGELA THOMAE
Read by Victor Spinetti (1) ' " Can I help you? " asked. I tried, successfully
. think, to suggest how very unlikely this was .. She looked up at me with wjde dark eyes and checked whatever she'd been going to say. Her frown lifted. " Yes, I should think you probably can ".'
Producer ENYD Williams BBC Wales long wave only f


Unknown: Kincsley Amis
Read By: Victor Spinetti

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's 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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