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long wave only

: News

: Light Music Society Orchestra

conducted by SIR VIVIAN DUNN
Ernest Tomlinson Suite of English Folk Dances gramophone record


Conducted By: Sir Vivian Dunn
Conducted By: Ernest Tomlinson Suite

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs reporter
Rosemary Hartill
6.55 Weather; programme news


Reporter: Rosemary Hartill

: News

: On Your Farm

David Lloyd and Mary Cherry have breakfast at Pebble Mill with a team from The Archers.
BBC Birmingham


Presenter: David Lloyd
Presenter: Mary Cherry
Producer: Peter Windows

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
This week - the final programme of 1980 - features a personal look back at some of the different events and personalities of the year. and ahead to the next 12 months.
Including a cricket report from HENRY BLOFELD on the second day of the third Test between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne. A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Henry Blofeld

: Breakaway

with Clive Jacobs
Including NIGEL COOMBS with travel and holiday news, ERIC TOBITT With leisure ideas and a look at what's worth watching on I the box
Editor ROGER MACDONALD Including 9.0-9.5 News


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producers: Geoff Dobson
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Ann Leslie


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: John Skrine

: At the Third Stroke.... 100 Years of GMT

Although by 1855 98 per cent of the public clocks in Great Britain were set to Greenwich Mean Time, GMT did not become the legal time in this country until 1880. John Parkinson traces the development of standard time and the stormy debate leading to the Act of 1880.


Unknown: John Parkinson
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 97; All poor men and humble (Oxford Book of Carols. 34); Psalm 119. pt 6; John 1, vv 1-14 (AV); A great and mighty wonder (BBC iib 41)

: Pick of the Year

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent


: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting A Financial World Tonight production


Presenter: Louise Botting

: News Quiz of the Year

Part 1
An irreverent look back at the news events of 1980, in which Alan Coren. Simon Hoggart and Valerie Grove challenge
Richard Ingrams , John Wells and Gillian Reynolds Chairman Barry Took Producer ALAN NIXON
(Repeated: Mon 7.20 pm) (Part 2 next Saturday)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Wells
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Wildlife

: Midd!emarch

by GEORGE ELIOT dramatised in 12 parts by HALLAM TENNYSON with and The Lydgates are now in serious debt and there is gossip about the circumstances surrounding Rames' death. Ladislaw has learnt about the secret codicil to Casaubon's will and determines to leave Middlemarch. 11: Sunset
Directed byKAY PATRICK BBC Manchester ,
(Repeated: Tues 3.2 pm)


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Directed By: Kay Patrick
George Eliot: Elizabeth Bell
George Eliot: Steven Pacey
George Eliot: Russell Dixon
George Eliot: Judith Arthy
George Eliot: Jill Balcon
Dorothea: Elizabeth Bell
Mrs Farebrother: Betty Hardy
Mrs Cadwallader: Rosalind Knight
Tantripp: Pauline Jefferson
Will Ladislaw: Steven Pacey
Dr Wrench: James Tomlinson
Mr Hawley: Stuart Richman
Mrs Dollop: Nona Williams
Mr Bulstrode: Simon Molloy
Mr Vincy: Geoffrey Banks
Dr Lydgate: Russell Dixon
Mrs Bulstrode: Marlene Sidaway
Celia: Sue Jenkins
Mr Brooke: Garard Green
Mr Farebrother: Andy Rashleigh
Rosamond: Judith Arthy
Mrs Vincy: Kathleen Helme

: The Greatest Englishman

A portrait of St Boniface of Crediton. Apostle to Germany (680-754)
'A man of piety and energy about whom a surprising amount is known, mostly because as a missionary administrator, he wrote many letters and many of these letters have survived. The portrait was illumined, as in a medieval manuscript. by a melodious production and by the comment of Dame Felicitas Corrigan. Appropriate that St Boniface, who in his lifetime was venerated by many nuns, should be appraised by this wise and beautifully spoken religious.' (THE GUARDIAN) with contributions by Professor E. W. F. Tomlin, CBE, and Peter Cousins Narrator NEIL STACY Musical research and direction by CHRISTOPHER WALKER with members of SS Peter and Paul Cath edral Choir, Clifton
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN . BBC Bristol


Unknown: Paul Hyland
Narrator: Neil Stacy
Unknown: Christopher Walker
Unknown: Paul Cath
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
St Boniface: John Franklyn-Robbins
Willibald: Bill Wallis
Eadburga: Constance Chapman
Gregory II: Sean Barrett
Aldebert: Sean Barrett
Daniel: Eric Allan
Ethelbert: Eric Allan
Willibroad: Steve Hodson
Gregory III: Steve Hodson
Milret: Steve Hodson
Charles Martel: Tim Bentinck
Zacharias: Tim Bentinck
Leoba: Heather Moray

: Profile

: A Prophet at the Microphone

H.G. Wells and the BBC
Script by Barry Carman
'The future of broadcasting is like the future of crossword puzzles and Oxford trousers, a very trivial future indeed.' (H.G. Wells writing in 1927)
In its early years, the BBC persuaded many of the most famous men and women of the time to speak at the microphone. H.G. Wells was the conspicuous exception. For the BBC and its programmes, he had nothing but contempt, but in 1929, his attitude changed and for the next ten years, he was a regular and stimulating broadcaster. with Cyril Shaps as H.G. Wells

5.50 Shipping forecast (long wave only)
5.55 Weather; programme news


Script By: Barry Carman
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: David Timson
H.G. Wells: Cyril Shaps
Narrator: David Graham
Producer: Alan Haydock

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Placido Domingo , the Spanish tenor
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Placido Domingo

: Sporting Reflections

Tony O'Reilly is Chief Executive of Heinz International. At 18 he was the glamour boy of Irish international rugby and seven years later he was appointed Chairman of the Irish Dairy Board. In a conversation with Cliff Morgan he recalls his sporting achievements and gives an insight into the world of big business in America and Ireland.
BBC Wales (Revised rpt)


Presenter: Cliff Morgan
Subject: Tony O'Reilly
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on records, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Shaughraun by DION BOUCICAULT
(Details on Mon at 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Dion Boucicault

: Weather

: News

: Lighten Our Darkness

An exploration of the rainbow in music and poetry with Margaret Stanfield
Reader MICHAEL BAGULEY BBC Northern Ireland


Reader: Margaret Stanfield

: 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
(Jeanine McMullen is in Legend in Landscape on Tuesday at 10.30 pm)


Introduced By: Jeanine McMullen
Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: The Armchair Traveller

Folk music of the world with Jeremy Siepmann gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: News

Weather report; forecast 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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