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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from Northern Ireland by John Johnston A regional view of farming in the week ahead BBC Northern Ireland
8.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: John Johnston

: Today

at the EEC Summit
Mrs Thatcher and her fellow Community leaders meet again today to face some of the unresolved questions of Europe.
Libby Purves is in Luxembourg for the meeting. In London Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.9. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: Patrick Moore

reflects on life in and out of the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Fri 11 45 pm)

: 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.

: News

: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; 0 King enthroned on high (BBC HB 158); Psalm 86; Hebrews 9, vv 13-26 (RSV); Eternal ruler of the ceaselest round (BBC HB 321)

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth by WILLIAM TREVOR abridged in 15 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by JOHNNY MORRIS (15) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Johnny Morris
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

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: The Countryside in Spring

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan -Thomas After ten years and one-and-a half-million visitors. the Lalse District Rational Part looks forward to a new decade. PAT CALLAGHAN talks tO JOHN NETTLETON. ERIC SIMMS looks at the-bird. life of the" CambridgesliifB^rehland and ROBERT POWELL visits fens of a different. kind - in Somerset's Sedgemoor. MARTIN MUNCASTER investigates a one-woman spinning industry in Sus-sex. KEITH ALLAN looks for mad March hares in Northumberland and HELEN MADDEN visits Rathlin Island in the North Channel... Producer DON MOSEY
BBC Manchester , (Repeated: Sat 11.15 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan
Talks: Pat Callaghan
Unknown: John Nettleton.
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Helen Madden

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by listeners Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Readers Elizabeth Bell and Douglas Leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
Requests: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Unknown: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advfee for consumers. Including World of Work with ideas on careers and training. Presenters Nancy Wise, and Bill Breckon
HELP: page 11


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 12: Home Counties (2) * Anthony Kerron
(Chemical Engineer) Joan Townsend Tim Roberts
(Civil Servant) Ann Wheeler
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)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Anthony Kerron
Unknown: Joan Townsend
Unknown: Tim Roberts
Unknown: Ann Wheeler
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

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


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Make it Your Business: can a hobby, of a dream, become a successful smaTl business? RON ALLDRIDGE reports.
Reading Your Letters.
Professional Ethics: ROBIN GOURLAY , Public Affairs Manager for BP, discusses his personal moral standpoint.
Entertaining at. Home: EVELYN ROSE offers advice to aspiring hostesses. 1: Getting into the Right Gear.
The Long Dark Day: DOREEN TAYLOR investigates the effects of the 24-liour night in Norway.
Never Cry Wolf (4)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Robin Gourlay
Unknown: Doreen Taylor
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

story Little Pig Perkins. . Looks for a Good Ho?ne by ELIZABETH ROBINSON


Unknown: Elizabeth Robinson

: Stereo Afternoon Theatre

A Resistance to Pressure by STEVE GALLAGHER


Unknown: Steve Gallagher

: Short Story

Olympics in Paradise by ROBERT OVERTON
Read by Paul Eddington
' The South Sea Friendly Island Games has just been through something of a crisis. It all started with an unfortunate confrontatton between me and the Governor on the verandah of Government House.
' " It's hard luck Overton". said his Excellency, but your court-house will have to be demolished! "
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY (Postponed /rom 25 March) (Paul Eddington is in 'Middle Age Spread' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Overton
Read By: Paul Eddington
Producer: Frances Donnelly
Unknown: Paul Eddington

: PM

The news magazine ' with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
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

A marital black comedostarring Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick


Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Tammy Ustinov
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science?, A weekly review of discoveries opments From i^laaiifTig iabo;ai ; leading laboratory


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Monday Play

A Very Nuclear Family by JENNIFER PHILLIPS with Prunella Scales as Nora James Warwick as Harry Glynis Brooks as Jill Rod Beacham as Joe
For a newly married couple still living in her parents' home, an obsession with wedding presents In a consumer society is normal enough, but the fact that Joe poisons a rabbit, Jill threatens to kill herself and Nora is over-fond of her son-in-law, suggests that beneath the good humour and chat over the morning papers, someone hides a very private soft of weapon for destruction.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN
(Repeated: Sun 11 May)
. (Prunella Scales is in Make and Break ' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jennifer Phillips
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Nora James Warwick
Unknown: Harry Glynis Brooks
Unknown: Jill Rod Beacham
Directed By: Liane Aukin

: American Dreams

A series of three talks 2: Arlington, Virginia
Since the late 1960s, two distinct strands of American right-wing opinion have emerged, with similar ambitions but separate methods and mem-f bership. In his second talk, the British play-wright David 'Edgar re- veals what he learnt of both during his recent years travel in the United States
(Next12 May)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vauffhan Producer JANE STENNING


Presenter: Paul Vauffhan
Producer: Jane Stenning

: 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

: Conversation Piece

It's a gruelling business, but the more you do the better training you're in. I still exercise and work every morning at home. It should be part and parcel of one's life, as common as getting up. washing your face and doing your teeth.'
Beryl Grey talks about her life and work in ballet to Sue MacGregor. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Talks: Beryl Grey

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

long wave only
Book. The BBC Guide to i. Parliament, £4.50, jrom bookshops

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave onty followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am
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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.

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