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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
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: John Johnston

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thbughts, Prayers, Reflections, a collection of short talks, £1.35. available from bookshops


Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Alec Cilmore
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The Week on4

A look ahead with Paul Leighton


Unknown: Paul Leighton

: Loosely Engaged

6: New York, New York

: News

: Start the Week with Desmond Wilcox

The live talk programme 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

: News

: Money Box

keeps you in touch with financial happenings
Presenter Louise Sotting Featuring: a new Unit Trust managers' portfolio - six leading groups pick their winners for the year ahead and comment on past successes, and mistakes.
There still time to match your investment skills against the professionals in the 1980/81 Unit Trust ' Investor of the Year competition.
Details from: Money box, BBC. Broadcasting House, London VIA 4WW
A Financial World Tonioht production
long wave only


Presenter: Louise Sotting

: Daily Service

NEM. p 122: 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251); Psalm 34, vv 11-22: Mark 14. v 66 to 15, v 5 (RSV); How bright these glorious spirits shine! (BBC HB 492) long wave only

: Story Time

The Pleasure Garden (3)

: News

long wave only

: Sibonga

On 21 May 1979 the British cargo ship Sibongo, on' a trading voyage between Bangkok and Hong Kong, answered distress calls from two small fishing boats crammed withsick,andhungry Vietnamese refugees. The hundreds of men, women and. children were taken on board, fed with the crew's rations and treated from the ship's small stock of medicines. The refugees became the centre of an international storm, as the Sibonga was detained outside Hong Kong and the boat people forbidden to leave the ship by the Hong Kong authorities without an undertaking from the British Government that they would be allowed into Britain.
Producer JENNYDE YONG long wave only


Producer: Jennyde Yong

: Poetry Please!

Presenter P. J. Kavanash Readers HUGH DICKSON and BRENDA KAYE
Requests... poetry Please!. BBC, Bristol B58 2LR long wave only


Unknown: J. Kavanash
Unknown: Readers Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Brenda Kaye
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Including a daily focus on unemployment in the Action Special week.
Today: Personal Expertence
Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: It Makes Me Laugh

Clement Freud invites you to share his enjoyment in recalling the words, music and people that have tickled his sense of humour.
. 12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Clement Freud
Producer: Brian Cook

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Menr Children's Books and Writers: HARRY SECOMBE talks about his lesser-known role as a otuldren book writer, plus a look at some new fiction.
The Morning After: MAUR-EENGALVIN looks at various methods of post-coital contraception.
Reading Your Letters.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON cow previews films on BBCtv.
Love for Lydia (8)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Menr
Talks: Harry Secombe
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

So What Do We Do About Henry?
A new play by CHARLOTTE HASTINGS especially written for Dame Flora. withand
None of Henry's immediate family wants to do anything about Henry because it will inconvenience their personal affairs.
But does Henry actually 'want anything done? Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Craham Gauld
Henry: Flora Robson
Dino: Graham Faulkner
Elsie: Jane Knowles
the Admiral: Timothy Eateson
Meredith: Sean Barrett
Emily: Margot Boyd
Sabrina: Carol Marsh
Wallace: Brian Haines
Charles: Martin Friend
Rupert: Kenneth Barrow
Delia: Paula Tinker

: Askey's Hall of Fame

Arthur Askey recalls some stars of a few years ago. Today: Jimmy Wheeler Producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Short Story

The Package by DAVID WALLACE
Read by Jon Glover
' One day a package arrived. There was no stamp, not even the address. It was a blank cardboard box tied up with string, quite unexceptional, you'd never give it a second look.' Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: David Wallace
Read By: Jon Glover
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

Presenters Garden Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Rumpole

and the Perils of the Sea (Details: Wed 10.30 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuei 1.40 pm)

: Quote.... Unquote

Peter Cook
Sue MacGregor Arthur Marshall and John Mortimer , QC are quizzed on sayings. funny and fatuous.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER. Devised - and presented by Nigel Recs Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS


Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: John Mortimer
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Presented By: Nigel Recs
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The Monday Play

The Adventures of -the. Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha by MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA '
Adapted for radio in two parts by JOHN ARDEN (2) with
Don Quixote , the Knight of the Rueful Countenance, having offered to fight a lion and having charged a field of giants disguised as windmills and withstood the temptations of many enchanters, is then challenged by the Knight. of the Mitrors who claims to have overthrown the boldest Knight in all the world. ;
Music composed by STEPHEN BOXER
Directed by ALFRED BRADLET BBC Manchester
(Repcated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: Don Quixote
Composed By: Stephen Boxer
Directed By: Alfred Bradlet
Don Quixote: Bob Grant
Sancho Panza: Bernard Cribbins
Cervantes: Ronald Baddiley
Duke: Russell Dixon
Samson: Stephen Boxer
Father Perez: Davld Summer
Barber-Surgeon: Peter Wheeler
Antonia: Kate Lee
Housekeeper: Kathleen Helme
Teresa Panza: Paula Tilbrook
Altisidora: Harriet Walter
Scholar,: Malcolm Hebden
Puppet Master: Ken Campbell
Duchess: Judith Arthy
Veiled Lady: Anne Reid
Steward: John McGregor

: Just the Job

Four programmes about people who are happy at their work. 2: Ronald Pennell, Engraver.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jane Marshall

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORS Editor ROSEMARY UART
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moors

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science?


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

Can You Forgive Her? (16) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today m Parliament

long wave only

: Music at Night

First of three programmes of Lieder in English
Schubert Six Songs from Th6 Fair Maid of the Mill
(English translation by CLARE CAMPBELL )
JENNIFER PARTRIDGE (piano) long wave only


Translation By: Clare Campbell
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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