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: News Briefing

News; weather, papers and sport

: Johann Strauss

Spanish March
Waltz: The Blue Dunube
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Willi Boskovsky
(gramophone records)

6.25 Shipping forecast
(long wave only)

: Today

Presenters Paul Burden and Hugh Sykes
including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With The Rev R.T. Brooks
7.t, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Colin Doran
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day.

Thoughts, Prayers, Reflections: a collection of short talks, £1.35, from bookshops


Presenter: Paul Burden
Presenter: Hugh Sykes
Speaker (Prayer for the Day): The Rev R.T. Brooks
Newsreader: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Double Bill

Alee McCowen. the actor, reads five excerpts from his newly published autobiography. The stories are chiefly about the production of the play Hadrian VII and his solo performance of St Mark s Gospel,
1: Dreams Can Come True
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Alee McCowen.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities' of the coming week. Producer PETER ESTALL

: British Red Cross Society

Jimmy Young on Red Cross work in Britain.

: News

: Money Box

Radio's key to the problem of how to get the best from your money

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; Good Christian men, rejoice and sing (BBC HB 103); Canticle 8; John 20. vv 1-9 (Av); Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (BBC HB 102)

: Spring in the Air

Francis Matthews brings you an Eastertide selection of quickfire quips. quotes and quavers from recent radio broadcasts you might have missed or would certainly like to hear again, including: Victor Borge Tony Britton Robert Hardy
Frankie Howerd
Grumbleweeds Albert Medley and others Continuity by GERALD FROW Producer JOHN DYAS


Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Victor Borge
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Grumbleweeds Albert Medley
Unknown: Gerald Frow
Producer: John Dyas

: The Seaside in Springtime

Introduced by Norman Goddard
A seasonal look at the changing face of Britain's coastlines and the people who live and work around them ... marine biology in The Wash, a Hebridean beachcomber, a seal hospital in Cornwall, the geological fascination of Portrush, a north-eastern coble fisherman and the shifting sands df Morecambe Bay. Producer DON MOSEY
BBC Manchester
(Repealed : Sat 11.15 pm) Preview: page 27


Introduced By: Norman Goddard
Producer: Don Mosey

: Brain of Britain 1980: 9: North of England: 1

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson

Barbara Hall
Dr John Garret (Hospital doctor)
Doreen Werwie (Local government clerk)
Geoff Jackson (Payroll officer)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their questions to the contestants.
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)

12.55 Weather; programme news
(long wave only)


Chairman: Robert Robinson
Contestant: Barbara Hall
Contestant: Dr John Garret
Contestant: Doreen Werwie
Contestant: Geoff Jackson
Programme devised by: John P. Wynn.
Questions set by: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake and voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
On Holiday in Britain (5): DOREEN TAYLOR indulges her sensibilities in Victorian Scotland. Tricks of the Trade:
SALLY DIPLOCK seeks advice from the professionals. 1: TONY WILKINS on painting.
Entertainment Round-up : TONY BARNFIELD reporting. A Shanty Town in Ecuador: was where CAROLINE MOSER lived with her family and got on with her neighbours.
Hands to Dance and Skylark
5: Bungy's Medal


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Doreen Taylor
Unknown: Sally Diplock
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Caroline Moser
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly Worm's Holiday by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD


Unknown: Eugenie Summerfield

: Afternoon Theatre

The Chiltern Hundreds by WILLIAM DOUGLAS-HOME
' My father had 18 gardeners, ten footmen and six keepers here.... Now, after three damn wars, I've got no gardener, one gamekeeper who is an ex-conscientious objector and faints when he sees a rabbit in a snare.'
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: William Douglas-Home
Directed By: Brian Miller
Lord Lister: Roland Culver
Lady Lister: Peggy Ann Wood
Beecham: Laurence Payne
Cleghorn: Jack Watson
Tony Lister: Tim Fearon
Caroline: Heather Chasen
June: Pauline Kelly
Bessie: Sue Withers

: Short Story

Fat 'n' Spectacles. by BOB NEWTON
Read by David March
' I've always been fat. Even when I was kid, I was pretty grotesque. If I -have a bath I only' need a pint of water in it, and it's up to the overflow; At any time, night or day, my vest is half way up my back like a roller blind." Well, I'm fed up with it! '


Read By: David March
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: PM

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


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

: The Six O'Clock News

6.29 Continental Travel Information

: Frank-Muir Goes into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
' When I was a boy I was told that anyone could become President. I'm beginning to believe it.'
Written by FRANK MUIR and SIMON BRETT Producer


Unknown: Clarence Darrow
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Donald Swann
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

Angela Pleasence in A Life by JOAN O'CONNOR based on the novel Une Vie by GUY DE MAUPASSANT
with David Buck Harold Kasket Valerie Lilley David March and Elizabeth Spriggs

' When I first saw you, some voice deemed to say to me that you were the husband I'd half seen a hundred times in my dreams ... We'll be happy for ever like the princes and princesses in the fairy tales.'
Music composed and conducted by MIKE STEER Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI


Unknown: Angela Pleaserice
Unknown: Joan O'Connor
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Valerie Lilley
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Mike Steer
Directed By: Bernard Krichefski
Jeanne de Lamares: Angela Pleasence
Viscount de Lamares: David Bock
Baroness de Perthuis: Elizabeth Spriggs
Baron Jacques de Perthuis: Harold Kasket
Rosalie: Valerie Lilley
Abbe Picot: David March
Countess de Fourville: Carole Hayman
Count de Fourville: Philip Voss
Abbé Tolbiac: Kenneth Shanley
Aunt Lison: Margot Boyd
Simon GREGORY: De Polnay
M Fernel: John Gabriel
Mme Dupuis: Brenda Kaye
Marcel/Dr Couillard: Bill Monks
Paul: Heffie Moraes

: Kaleidoscope

Mrs Weber 's Diarist
Paul Vaughan examines the strip cartoons of Posy Simmonds whose work in the Guardian and the Sun satirises middle-class attitudes and male/ female relationships in the post-liberation era. Sheila Steafel and Bill Wallis help bring to life cartoon cult figures, such as Edmund Heep (' hallo squire, draw up a bollard ... a little something to grease the gills '): and George and Wendy, the stars of Mrs Weber 's Diary.


Unknown: Mrs Weber
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Posy Simmonds
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Edmund Heep
Unknown: Mrs Weber
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

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


Presenter: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

(Broackast Sat 12.27 pm)

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling(ll)

: Holiday Joys

from the Placers' Theatre A bouncing holiday edition of Victorian Music-Hall from Underneath the Arches at Charing
Cross. -
Chairman Barry Cryer introduces
Bernard Cribbins Denis Martin 'Stella Soray Julia Sutton Clifton Tottd
Stephanie Voss and Jan Hunt as Marie Lloyd in a special tribute to the great music-hall star. Musical dijrector
Special material DENIS MARTIN Producer


Introduces: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Stella Soray
Unknown: Julia Sutton
Unknown: Clifton Tottd
Unknown: Stephanie Voss
Unknown: Jan Hunt
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Trafford Whitelock

: 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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