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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Christopher Slade

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Natalie Wood , the actress, chooses her eight records, and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Natalie Wood
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Down the Garden Path

long wave only

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; God is my strong salvation (BBC m 453); Psalm 118, vv 13-24; Jonah 4, w 1-11 (AV); Awake our souls, away, our fears. (BBC HB 300)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death (13): long wave only

: News

long wave only

: The Opiate of the Masses

long wave only

: Bird of the Week

The dove is the symbol of peace - and the purring coo of the turtle dove should soothe any troubled ear. Less so the monotonous call of the collared dove which seems intent on conquering the western world. Introduced by Jim Flegg. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jim Flegg.

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Another World, Another Time: the novels of George Eliot are among the best-loved classics of English literature. To commemorate the centenary of her death, ANN TENNANT looks back over her life and work.
The Singers and the Songs: HELEN LLOYD reports on the growth and appeal of barbershop singing.
On the Right Scent: do we take our sense of smell for granted? Does it influence our lives more than we think? MARGARET HORSFIELD finds some surprising answers. BBC Birmingham Greek Fire (7) long wave only


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Ann Tennant
Songs: Helen Lloyd
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Milkman Wouldn't Get Up by PETER HAWKINS
Written by GARY TAYLOR Producer DAVID BELL


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Gary Taylor
Written By: Gary Taylor
Producer: David Bell

: The Shaw Festival: Press Cuttings

by BERNARD SHAW adapted for radio by JACK WILLIS with Arthur Lowe
' The Suffragettes are a very small body; but they are numerous enough to be troublesome - even dangerous - when they are all concentrated in one place.... But by making a two-mile radius and pushing them beyond it, you scatter their attack over a circular line 12 miles long. Just what Wellington would have done.'
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY
(First broadcast in 1971)


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Jack Willis
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Directed By: David H. Godfrey
Gen Mitchener: Arthur Lowe
Orderly: Clifford Norgate
Mr Balsquith: Gerald Cross
Mrs Farrell: Sheila Manahan
MrsBanger: Joan Sanderson
Lady Corinthia Fanshawe: Sonia Fraser

: Mastermind of Gardening

Four finalists compete for the 1980 Garden News trophy.
Questions set by GROFF AMOS of Garden News Chairman
Professor Alan Genunell Producer TONY SHRYANE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Professor Alan Genunell
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Preview

: Short Story

Read by Ronald Baddiley 1 Every day of the holidays, Michael's mum gave him 50 pence with instructions not to come home before six. The money usually went on sweets and one-armed bandits - but today was going to be different. Michael had seen the jam pot.'
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kate Collins
Read By: Ronald Baddiley
Producer: Diana Stenson

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Richard Hudson-Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Jo Grimond , mp Professor Laurence Martin Russell Braddon Ann Taylor , mp tackle the issues raised by the audience at Durham University Union Society
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 3.30, to Any Answerst BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Jo Grimond
Unknown: Professor Laurence Martin
Unknown: Russell Braddon
Unknown: Ann Taylor
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)
Alistair Cooke 's America: hardback, £7.50, paperback, £5.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

with Sheridan Morley
Sheridan's Films: page 13


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover , Sheila Steafel and the DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WILSON , RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BETHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

Faithful Ruslan by GEORGI VLADIMOV abridged in nine episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by BOB PECK (9)
(Starting on Honday: The Lost Domain by Alain-Fournier, read by Michael Williams ) long wave only


Unknown: Georgi Vladimov
Read By: Bob Peck
Producer: Brian Wright
Read By: Michael Williams

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: JohnEbdon

: 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.

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