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: Farming Today

6-26 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton
Brian Redhead in London
6.46* Prayer for the Day with DOM ROBERT GIBBONS
7.0 8.0 Today's News
7.30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Dom Robert Gibbons
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Loosely Engaged

7: Pain

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Action Special
There are 450.000 young People out of work and the situation is likely to get worse. If you or your son or daughter cannot find a job. why not ring us and we'll try and offer some help and advice, or Perhaps you can help others with your experience.
Margaret Korving , the careers journalist, and Ray Hurst , Principal Careers Officer for Cleveland, are in the studio with Judith Chalmers waiting for your calls.
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Ray Hurst
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, P 1: How lovely are thy dwellings fair! (BBC H" 458); Psalm 3; Mark 15. vv 6-20 (hsv); Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313) long wave only

: Story Time

The Pleasure Garden (4)

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

'I'm 38 years old and I m going to ring off now because there's someone else intruding.'
English teacher Janet has a morning off school following a row over a pupil protest movement. She uses the time to take stock of her life and just what her job really amounts to in the educational climate of 1980. Directed by DAVID SHEASBY BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Rony Robinson
Directed By: David Sheasby
Janet: Maggie McCarthy
Keith: Will Tacey
Richard: John Wheatley
Dad: John Jardine

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat at 2.5 pm) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Including an Action Special focus on unemployment. Today:
The Worst-Hit Areas Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston in Hereford
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Trarels on an Elephant <7): CHRISTINA DODWELL works in a forestry camp near the Burmese border CSE in Babies: BARBARA MYERS on a new course in child development.
Wear and Care (3): MUR-IELCLARKE on looking after furniture.
Love for Lydia (9) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: Goodbye Mr Chips



Unknown: James Hilton

: Genoa and the Italian Riviera

Robert Fox discovers the coast of North West Italy to be visited by HM The Queen next week.


Unknown: Robert Fox

: Our Wild

In 1773 Dr Johnson, accompanied by his faithful biographer James Bos well, embarked on a 'wild peregrination' to the Inner Hebrides.
If I should tell a tea-table in London that I have crossed the Atlantick in an open boat, how they'd shudder and what a fool they'd think me to expose myself to such danger.
Alan Hamilton , in conversation with the inhabitants of Coll, Iona, Raasay and Skye. discovers some of the changing-and eternal - aspects of life in the islands. with Anthony Newlands as Dr Johnson and Bill Paterson as James Boswell


Unknown: James Bos
Unknown: Alan Hamilton
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: James Boswell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Short Story

The Snake by ANNA SHORE Bead by William Eedle Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Geoff Watts reports
Producer Richard ELLIS


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Richard Ellis

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry of pianist Arthur Rubinstein


Unknown: Robin Ray
Pianist: Arthur Rubinstein

: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Word?

Three major prosecutions have been brought under the 1959 Obscene Publications Act against Lady Chatterley's Lover, Hubert Selby's Last Exit to Brooklyn and Inside Linda Lovelace. All three were acquitted.
Geoffrey Robertson reviews the change of attitudes - in and outside the courts - to ' obscene ' literature, and asks whether further legislation is needed.
Producer RICHARD ELLIS (Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Linda Lovelace.
Unknown: Geoffrey Robertson
Producer: Richard Ellis

: In Touch

Aprogrammeofspecial interest to the visually handicapped.
Hannah Wright has some advice for blind cooks on methods of boiling; and Peter White looks at what is available on tape for people who enjoy romantic fiction.
Presented by David Scott Blackball Producer THENA HESHEL
To check information pioen, or comment on issues raised, phone [number removed]after the broadcast until 10.30 pm Handbook: In Touch. £1.50, by post, page 3 has details


Unknown: Hannah Wright
Unknown: Peter White
Presented By: David Scott Blackball
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Speaking for Ourselves

The last programme
6: Jehovah's Witnesses
Jill Cochrane gives members of the Jehovah's Witnesses the chance to ' speak for themselves '. Research RICHARD PEARSON Producer DAVID WINTER


Unknown: Jill Cochrane

: A Book at Bedtime

Can You Forgive Her? (17) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Maurizio Pollini

(piano) plays music by Chopin: records 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.

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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