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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by David Butler BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast' long wave only ,


Unknown: David Butler

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR JOHN MCCULLAGH 7 0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thoughts, Prayers, Reflections: a collection of - short talks, £135, from bookshops


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on4

with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: Miles Kington

dusts off some more treasures from the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and team with antidotes for a Monday morning long wave only

: Gardeners' Sunday

Roy Hay talks about gardens open this summer in aid of the ;Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Society, and the Royal Gardeners' Orphan Fund.
Booklet: Gardens to Visit, 30p from bookstalls, or 40p by post from:[address removed]long wave only


Talks: Roy Hay

: News

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: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM. p 38; Jesu, guide our way (BBC HB 144);
Psalm 24; Hebrews: 7, W 4-19 (RSV); Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 126)

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth (10): long wave only

: News

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: Strangers on the Shore

The second of two programmes written and narrated by June Knox-Mawer.
2 Paradise Lost
In the 19th century the noble savage becomes the brute savage. A new kind of European arrives in the South Seas - the black-coated missionary and his family, followed by planters, slave traders and colonial administrators and artists and writers such as Gauguin and Stevenson.


Directed By: Christopher Venning
James Calvert: John Bott
Mrs Cargill: Amanda Murray
John Hunt: John Oxley
Mrs Wallis/Miss Gordon-Cumming: Sonia Fraser
W T Pritchard/Basil Thomson: David Timson
Capt Palmer/Sir Arthur Gordon: Patrick Barr
Henry Britton: Kevin Brennan
R L Stevenson: Leonard Fenton
Paul Gauguin: Andre Maranne
Rupert Brooke: Brooke Xkay

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Readers Gabriel Weolf and Elizabeth Havelock Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Readers: Charles Tomlinson
Readers: Gabriel Weolf
Readers: Elizabeth Havelock
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views, and advice for consumers. Including World of Work with ideas on careers and training.
Presenters Molly Price-Owen and George Luce Editor DAVID HARDING
HELP! page 21


Unknown: George Luce
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 11: Home Counties Ralph'Gordon
(Marketing manager) Anthony Robinson (Publisher's editor) Patricia Cook John Rook
The- programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their questions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Anthony Robinson
Editor: Patricia Cook
Editor: John Rook
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: 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

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
In the Can: but how long will tinned food last, and Is it safe? JILL COCHRANE investigates.
Talking Point - opinions and ideas.
Advance Australia Fair (1): JUDY GRAHAM visits a sheep station in New South Wales.
If at First You Don't Succeed ... : MARGARET RYAN , at the age of 76, seeks a publisher.
An Unlessoned Girl (6) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Judy Graham
Unknown: Margaret Ryan
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Sister Lizzie by JUDITH DRAZIN


Unknown: Judith Drazin

: Afternoon Theatre

In Praise of Love

: Short Story

Native Talent by JOHN ELLIS
Read by Elizabeth Proud
Jenny- you can't really be going in for a model contest. Think of the sort qf people you'll be meeting. Think of the atmosphere - 1 mean it'll be, well, provocative.'
' Mummy: it's nothing nowadays - I mean, all the -girls go in for them.'


Unknown: John Ellis
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports - from BBC Newsmen' around the world including Financial Report

: The 27-Year Itch: 1: the Family that Stays, Together, Lives Apart

Six further adventures of a marital black comedy starring Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden
Written by Barry Pilton


Writer: Barry Pilton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Edward: Hugh Paddick
Dorothy: Betty Marsden
Sebastian: Steven Pacey
Hillary: Tammy Ustinov

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Karl Sabbagh
What is happening In science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the worlds leading laboratories. Producer ALISON RICHARDS


Presented By: Karl Sabbagh
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Monday Play

The Last Dirty Man by ROD BEACHAM
In a society that is being cleansed both physically and morally, the Purifying Factor is all-important. The countryside is the unsafe Outer
Perimeter and the the only healthy place to live. A young girl dies mysteriously. Somewhere, in the Outer Perimeter, like a figure from mythology, a man exists, who is a cause of Death: The Last Dirty Man.


Directed By: David Spenser
Michael: John Rowe
Jane: Jane Knowles
Beth: Elizabeth Bell
The Minister: Jennifer Piercey
Mick: Jack Carr
Martin: Hugh Dickson
: Malcolm Seanarnold
Tefler: Brian Carroll
Sullivan: Leonard Fenton
Controller: Denys Hawthorne
Sheila: Rowena Roberts
Geoffrey: Roger Hammond
: Rainer Johnchurch
Nurse: Amanda Murray
Hamer: Christopher Scott
Tannoy: Lolly Cockerell

: American Dreams

A series of three talks 1 Amarillo, Texas
The British playwright-
David Edgar , recently spent 12 months living' and travelling in the United States.
In his first talk, he describes the way in. which America today is still twitching from the political and social convulsions of the late 1960


Unknown: David Edgar

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JANE STENNING
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jane Stenning

: The World tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: A Book at-Bedtime

The Death of the Heart by ELIZABETH BOWEN abridged for radio in 15 parts by ANGELA THOMAE Read by Jane Asher (6) Producer CHERRY COOKSON long wave only


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Angela Thomae
Read By: Jane Asher

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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: 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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