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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV TONY BRETHERTON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Book: Thoughts, Prayers. Reflections, fl.35, available from bookshops


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Tony Bretherton
Read By: Christopher Slade

: News

: It's All the Fun of the Fair

Four programmes in which Tony Lewis looks at some spectacular acts which take place at the fair and showground, and talks to the men and women involved.
4: Things That Go On in the Sky!
Alan Goldsmith 's Vintage Air Display; Sidney the Gorilla and Hurtling Heather, free-fall parachutists; Don Lindbergh , high fire diver. Producer


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Alan Goldsmith
Unknown: Don Lindbergh
Unknown: David Rayvern Allen

: The Living World

Wildlife news from Britain and abroad
Presenter Peter France


Presenter: Peter France

: News

: Enterprise

6: School Concern Project In Salford, a two-year venture uniting the Education Department, the Social Services Department and the Community Service Volunteers is well under way.
Inspired by the work some schoolchildren had done in creating aids for the handicapped, the project is exploring the possibilities of making the work part of the school curriculum, and the mutual benefits to be derived by both handicapped and able-bodied alike.
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham


Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374); Psalm 98; Mark 1, vv 29-45 (RSV); Lord Christ, who on thy heart didst bear (BBC HB 380)

: Story Time

Greenmantle. 7: The Lady of the Mantilla

: News

: Analysis

: Smith On Survival

A dozen cautionary tales from Phil Smith , based on his own (usually disastrous) attempts to beat the economic crisis. 11: Holiday Snaps BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: You and Yours

News views and advice for consumers. Including
JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Quote ... Unquote

Bernard Bresslaw David Buck
Mary Malcolm and Ned Sherrin are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
He was a bold man that first eat an oyster (SWIFT)
Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
12 55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Mary Malcolm
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
A Mission in Industry: CELIA THOMSON meets an industrial chaplain.
Reading Your Letters.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Responses: the first of a series on language and understanding by PROFESSOR RANDOLPH QUIRK. A Portrait of Jane Austen (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jane Austen

: News

: Listen with Mother

Granny Week
Story: Grandma Jones 's Cake by MARGARET RYAN


Unknown: Grandma Jones
Unknown: Margaret Ryan

: Afternoon Theatre: Unman, Wittering and Zigo

by Giles Cooper
New young schoolmaster John Ebony starts his teaching career in rather trying circumstances. His predecessor as Lower 5B's form master - Mr Pelham - has been murdered. By Lower 5B.
Abridged and directed by Gordon House
A BBC World Service Drama production


Writer: Giles Cooper
Abridged and directed by: Gordon House
John Ebony: Gawn Grainger
The Headmaster: Benjamin Whitrow
Cary Farthingale: David March
Nadia: Alison Draper
Winstanley: Fred Bryant
Landlord/Porter: Eric Allan
Inspector: John Bull
Mrs Winstanley: Brenda Kaye
Terhew.: Adam Godley
Cloistermouth: Russell Lewis
Cuthbun: Matthew Ryan
Orris: Richard Porter
Writtering: Michael Sampson
Bungabine: Joey Clark
Unman: David Courti
Aggeridge: Laurence Wenlock
Lipstrob: Jeremy Stacey

: A Small Country Living

For people who live and work in the country - or would like to. Introduced by Jeanine McMullen
A series which looks at many aspects of country life, offers practical advice to smallholders, and hears from those who use their skills to make A Small Country Living a reality.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jeanine McMullen

: Short Story

Read by Mary Riggans Producer


Unknown: Ailie Scullion
Read By: Mary Riggans
Unknown: Patrick Rayner

: PM

Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme ! news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 26: South and West (Semi-final 2)
Dr John Perring (Physicist) Susan Lowe
George Sampson (Retired hospital administrator) Roy Coombs
(Violet grower)
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


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Dr John Perring
Unknown: Susan Lowe
Unknown: George Sampson
Unknown: Roy Coombs
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

Written by ALAN BOWER
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Alan Bower
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Nigel Carrivick
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Jack May: Nelson Gabriel
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Nell Carter: Brian Hewlett
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems presented by poet and novelist John Wain Readers DIANA BISHOP


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Readers Diana Bishop
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Unknown: Christopher Scott

: Proms 80

direct from the Royal Albert Hall , London
Jessye Norman (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader BELA DEKANY conducted by John Pritchard Part 1
Mahler Symphony No 4


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conducted By: John Pritchard

: * John Braine

In conversation with Frank Delaney the author considers how his career has developed since his first novel Room at the Top was published in 1957.


Unknown: Frank Delaney

: ' Stereo Proms 80

Part 2
Messiaen Poemes pour Mi Ravel Poeme choregraphique: La valse

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Colin Ford

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Summer Lightning (14)

: 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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