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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by Ken Ford
BBC. Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead direct from the Trades Union Congress in Brighton
In London. John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The Week on 4

with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: The Call of the Wild


: News

: Startthe Week with Melvyn Bragg

from Carlisle
Cumbria reclaims its own son for this edition of the live talk show which takes its own unpredictable look at some of the predictable topics of the forthcoming week - helped, as always, by the personalities who'll be in the news. Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, 1; Father, in whom we live (BBC HB 166); Psalm 63; Mark 7, vv 14-30 (RSV); Lift up your hearts (BBC HB 326)

: Story Time

Missee Lee (12)

: News

: Peace Comes Dropping Slow

The story of the Peace .People of Northern Ireland
They arose on a tide of emotion four years ago, after three little children were killed in an awful accident of war. They marched in their thousands, clasping hands across the sectarian divide.
Then the tide of emotion receded. The marching stopped and gradually both money and members have faded away. This year the children's mother killed herself and co-founder Betty Williams left the Peace People.
Were they ever-are they still - a force for peace in Northern Ireland? Were they doomed to fail, or did thev - do they - bring failure on themselves?
Molly Price-Owen
Written and produced by HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Betty Williams
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Produced By: Hugh Purcell

: Weigh-in

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting. school Meals: do children have a balanced diet?
Fasting: is it beneficial?
Presenter Caroline Parsons Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Presenter: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: You and Yours PresenterJenoiMills



Editor: David Uakqing

: Brain of Brains 1980

A special challenge match Robert Robinson (Chairman)
30: Brain of Brains 1980
James Nesbitt (Civil Servant, County Antrim) Brain of Britain 1978
Arthur Gerard (Retired Civil Servant. Bromley.-Kent) Brain of Britain 1979 and the Brain of Britain 1980
Devised by JOHN P. WYNNE Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: James Nesbitt
Unknown: Arthur Gerard
Unknown: John P. Wynne
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

.Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Islam in Britain: ANNA PERRY on the Muslim annual conference.
Reading Your Letters.
Entertainment Round-up: TONY BARNFIELD reporting. Kidco: MIKE SHEILS finds out how four American children run a million-dollar company.
The Day of the Triffids by JOHN WYNDHAM abridged in 14 instalments by DOREEN ESTALL


Unknown: Anna Perry
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Mike Sheils
Unknown: John Wyndham
Read By: David Ashford
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Lippity-Loppity Rabbit with the Empty Basket by JUDITH DRAZIN


Unknown: Judith Drazin

: Afternoon Theatre

A Victim of the Aurora by THOMAS KENEALLY
A man is murdered during Sir Eugene Stewart 's South Polar Expedition of 1910. He is a journalist who had ferreted out unsavoury facts about the past lives of members of the- expedition. In the claustrophobic situation of mid-winter Antarctica fears and suspicions are easily aroused. Nearly everyone has' a motive for the murder and in the background lurk the ' ghosts ' of two missing members of an earlier expedition who could, just conceivably, still be alive.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Sir Eugene Stewart
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Barry Fields: Peter Dahlsen
The Rev Qyincy: Anthony Hydi
Dr Waldo Warwick: Christopher Good
Lt John Troy: Siôn Probert
Paul Gabriel: Andrew Branch
Victor Henneker: Martin Friend
AB Bernard Mulroy: Nigel Greaves
Forbes-Chalmers: Haydn Wood
PO Ernie Henson: Gordon Reid

: Short Story

Waiting by JAMES SOREL-CAMERON Read by Shirley Dixon


Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: PM

5.58 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Rumpole

and the Show Folk
(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presenter Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments front the world's leading laboratories.


Presenter: Peter Evans
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Monday Play: The Order of Merit

Robert Harris was 80 this year and began his broadcasting career in 1922, at the Gaiety Theatre - even before the Savoy Hill days of 2LO.
In this play he is heard as an octogenarian author who has been awarded the Order of Merit. He is featured in a television programme during the course of which he is forced, for the first time, to see himself as he really is.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Writer: Richard Austin
Director: Christopher Venning
David Harvey: Robert Harris
Juliet Harvey: Isabel Dean
Gerry Clements: Richard Kay
Bill Jenson: Martin Friend
Sarah Harvey: Cheryl Kennedy
Stella Herbison: Frances Jeater
Sir Colin Ffrench: Patrick Barr

: Open Channel

The Government is. in principle in favour of giving ordinary people access to the airwaves. Citizens' Band radio has been a mixed blessing in the United States. What can be learnt from it? Why do people risk imprisonment to use CB here? Will the Government's idea, open channel, work better?
Peter Barsby looks at what happens when the man in the street becomes a broadcaster.


Presenter: Peter Barsby
Producer: Julian Coles

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaushan Producer Richard DUNN Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presenter: Paul Vaushan
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Nick Ross to Alan Coren Linda Christmas Stan McMurtry
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Linda Christmas
Unknown: Stan McMurtry
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: A Book at Bedtime

The Goshawk (6)

: Music at Night

A sequence of music by Schubert. Brahms and Josef Foerster long wave only


Music By: Schubert. Brahms
Music By: Josef Foerster

: 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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