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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by David Butler
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Butler
Producer: Louis Robinson

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Paul Burden
S.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


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Paul Burden
Unknown: Fr John McCullagh
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: 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 that looks at topics and personalities of the week. Producer PETER ESTALL long wave only


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

long wave only

: Money Box

(Broadcast Sat 12.2 pm; long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Canticle 1, vv 1-15; Acts 3, v 16 to 4. v 4 (AV); All people (BBC HB 450)

: Story Time

Village Diary. 8: August long wave only

: News

long wave only

: To the Far Corners of the Earth

1830 is the official date of the founding of the Royal Geographical Society. Next Monday the society celebrates its 150th anniversary - greatly changed from its early dining-club image. Expeditions still set off to the ' far corners of the earth ' backed by the RGS, but their aims are rigorous, scientific investigations often with a potential economic spin-off, rather than the somewhat dilettante affairs of 150 years ago.
Written by Barry Carman. Presented by Duncan Carse with Edward Kelsey, Bruce Bennett and Douglas Blackwell. Producer Geoffrey Sherlock. (Repeated: Sat 10.15 pm) long wave only


Writer: Barry Carman
Presenter: Duncan Carse
Contributor: Edward Kelsey
Contributor: Bruce Bennett
Contributor: Douglas Blackwell.
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock

: Poetry Please

Presenter D. M. Thomas Readers Hugh Burden and Frances Horovitz Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presenter: D. M. Thomas
Presenter: Readers Hugh Burden
Presenter: Frances Horovitz
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
HELP! page 6


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 17: London
Nicholas Hooton
(Arts Administrator)
Andrew Turek (Solicitor) Roger Luther (Evangelist) David Shenkin (Civil Servant)
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: Nicholas Hooton
Unknown: Andrew Turek
Unknown: Roger Luther
Unknown: David Shenkin
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: 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

with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (3): MARY BERRY demonstrates how to make better Victoria sponges and cakes.
Professional Ethics: HER-BERT LLOYD discusses the moral standpoint of a Public Relations man.
Forty Million Working Days Lost a Year ....' Cause? Arthritis. JILL COCHRANE finds out about the disease and its treatment.
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reports. A Small Country by SIAN JAMES
Read by SIÂN PHILLIPS (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Bert Lloyd
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: From the Cabbage Patch to Australia by MARY HIGSON.


Unknown: Mary Higson.

: Afternoon Theatre

The Blithedalc Romance by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE


Unknown: Nathaniel Hawthorne

: Short Story

Donkey Business by ANGELA RUTH
Read by Norma Ronald Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Read By: Norma Ronald
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

The news magazine with Gordon Ciough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


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

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Home Again

A comedy serial in six parts
1: The Family Gathering
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (Doreen Mantle and Robin Bailey are National Theatre players)


Producer: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Doreen Mantle
Producer: Robin Bailey
Fulton Jones: Robin Bailey
Mother: Doreen Mantle
Rosie: Liz Goulding
Martin: David Troughton
ERNEST: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presenter David Simmonds Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presenter: David Simmonds
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Fathers and Sons

by IVAN TURGENEV dramatised for radio by ATHENE FIELDING starring
Bazarov, a nihilist, is deeply wedded to his belief in a new Russia where all will be equal. Yet he antagonises almost everyone he meets, despises his own parents for their dependence on him, causes great unhappiness in the household of his friend Arkady, and suddenly falls victim to his own emotions when he meets a beautiful, wealthy widow. with GORDON REID NIGEL GREAVES and CHRISTOPHER SCOTT LIONEL BENTLEY (violin)


Radio By: Athene Fielding
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Unknown: Nigel Greaves
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Violin: Lionel Bentley
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Yevgeny Bazarov: John Castle
Arkady Kirsanov: Michael Cochrane
Madame Odintsova: Ann Bell
Nikolai: Maurice Denham
Pavel: John Carson
Vassily: Patrick Troughton
Arina: Mary Wimbush
Katya: Emily Richard
Princess Marintsova /Mavra: Anna Wing
Fenetchka: Amanda Murray
Timotheitch: Brian Haines
sitnikov/fedka: Brian Carroll
Kolyazin: John Bott
dunyasha/senya: Josie Kidd.
Narrator/Governor: Alexander John
Bazarov (as a child): Jill Lidstone

: Kaleidoscope

Tom Lehrer 's music and lyrics, which either delighted or disgusted the British in the 50s and 60s, are revived in a new show called Tomfoolery. Michael Billington talks to him, Producer


Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Richard Bannerniam
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reports


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost Domain (11) long wave only

: TheFinancial 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.

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