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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With JOSIE SMITH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Josie Smith
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Spring Gardening
In the studio with advice on any aspect of the garden - flowers, vegetables, fruit, herbs, greenhouses, machinery or chemicals - are Ann Bon ar, horticultural journalist and writer, and Peter Robinson , Principal of Capel Manor Institute of Horticulture in Enfield.
In the Chair Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Ann Bon
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

long wave only

: In Britain Now

Producer ELIZABETH SHEEHY long wave only


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

nem, p 17; The God whom earth and sea and sky (BBC HB 239); Canticle 10; Luke 1. vv 26-38 (AV); God of eternity, Lord of the ages (BBC BB 390)

: Story Time

Once Upon an Ice Age
7: Mother Invents Cooking long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Is it Something I Said? by RICHARD HARRIS
Arthur runs a seedy, third-rate hotel in Paddington. Nagged incessantly by his wife, his only hope is that one day something exciting will happen.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON (Richard Harris won a Giles Cooper Award for radio writing with this play in 1978, and was 1979 joint-winner of the Evening Standard Drama Award for the most promising playwright with Outside Edge)
long wave only


Unknown: Richard Harris
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Directed By: Richard Harris
Mr Wallace: Peter Jeffrey
Arthur: John Hollis
Stella: Hilda Kriseman

: Local Edition

Diane Harron listens in to some of the BBC's local and regional broadcasts. Producer JANS MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Diane Harron

: News

: You and Yours

Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Mills Practical Christianity: JILL BURRIDGE reports on the ministerial training scheme.
Reading Your Letters.
Salad Days: ... yergh! SaysANNE JONES
Sense and Sensibility (12) long wave only


Introduced By: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Anne Jones

: The Enthronement of The Archbishop of Canterbury

The service in Canterbury Cathedral inaugurating the ministry of The Most Reverend
Robert Alex
anaer Kennedy Runcie as Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England.
Robert Hudson long wave only until 3.0


Unknown: Robert Alex
Unknown: Anaer Kennedy Runcie
Organist: Allan Wicks
Unknown: David Flood
Unknown: Robert Hudson

: Bookshelf

: Short Story

Olympics in Paradise by ROBERT OVERTON
Read by Paul Eddington
(Paul Eddington is in ' Middle Age Spread at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Overton
Read By: Paul Eddington
Read By: Paul Eddington

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Cambridge Footlights Nightcap

A Cambridge Footlights Revue
One of the best revues on last year's Edinburgh Fringe. A fast-moving half-hour of sketches and songs.


Performer: Robert Bathurst
Performer: Martin Bergman
Performer: Hugh Laurie
Performer: Jan Ravens
Performer: Emma Thompson
Writer: Martin Bergman
Writer: Owen Brenman
Writer: Sean Cranitch
Writer: Hugh Laurie
Writer: Nick Symons
Additional Material: Karen Abler
Additional Material: Robert Bathurst
Additional Material: Antony Berendt
Additional Material: Andy Hamilton
Additional Material: Susan Imrold
Additional Material: Dave Jeffcock
Additional Material: Katie Kelly
Additional Material: Simon McBurney
Additional Material: Rory McGrath
Music: Paul Fincham
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Restless Years

Themes from the 70s. A series of ten programmes 10: Change in the Laager Southern Africa remains one of the flash points of the 80s, the area of the World where mutual incomprehension between black and white could lead to race war. At the heart of the situation is Pretoria which during the 70s has seen South Africa gradually stripped of its encircling buffer states - the Portuguese colonies, Rhodesia and Namibia.
In the 80s the peace of the region could depend on the capacity of the Afrikaner community in South Africa for change.
Stanley Uys has been looking at the shift in attitudes through the 70s south of the Limpopo.


Unknown: Stanley Uys
Producer: Rachel Attwell

: In Touch

Margaret Ford describes equipment which might be of value to visually handicapped musicians or typists, as well as to other people who need to hold reading material very close to their eyes.
Kevin Mulhern reports on ways in which pelican crossings could be improved to help blind pedestrians.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Presenter: Peter White

: Choirs of Wales

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ROB WHITE


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Hornblower Story

by C. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony, with Kate Binchy, Sorcha Cusack, Robert Lindsay and Michael Poole
Book 4: Lord Hornblower
Part 4: Out of the Past
Directed by TREVOR HILL
BBC Manchester


Unknown: C. S. Forester
Radio By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Michael Poole
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Horatio Hornblower: Nigel Anthony
Lady Barbara: Kate Binchy
Marie de Gracay: Sorcha Cusack
Brown: Robert Lindsay
Le Comte de Gracay: Michael Poole
Col Dobbs: Randal Herley
The Mayor of Rouen: Wilfred Harrison

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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