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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With WILLIAM DRUMMONB
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: William Drummonb
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Crime and Society
In the fight against the rising level of crime, the balance between the rights of the individual and the protection of society is a very delicate one. Join in the public debate about the criminal law and its administration; the increase in juvenile crime; police powers and the efficiency of the Force; and the ways individual* can do more to protect themselves and help in the prevention of crime. In the studio Lord Elwyn-Jones, Lord Chancellor in the last Government, 1974-79, and John C. Alderson , Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall. In the Chair
Teresa McGonagle Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(Repeated: Wed 7.45 pm) long wave only


Unknown: John C. Alderson
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; God's law is perfect (BBC HB 456);
Psalm 119, pt 1; Matthew 12, w 1-13 (AV); Put thou thy trust in God (BBC
HB313): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Lallans Prize by MARGARET LIVINGSTONE Read by Eileen McCallum Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Margaret Livingstone
Read By: Eileen McCallum
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Spare Room by BOB LENG
Billy and Tiny have just Pulled a job and Billy knows the ideal piace where the stuff can be stashed: his kindly old father's spare room. But is it really the safest Place?
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Bob Leng
Unknown: Chas Bryer
Unknown: Barkley Johnson
Directed By: Brian Miller
Billy: John McAndrew
Tiny: Nigex Lambert
Pop: Larry Noble
Bertie: Barkley Johnson

: Wildlife

'Why is it that some birds of prey can digest bones, whilst others must regurgitate bones in their pellets?'
Tony Soper ,
Mike Stoddart and John Cooke chew over more of your wildlife questions
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat !.5 pm) Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR. long wave only


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: John Cooke
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One:News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast Ions wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr Talking Point.
Persona! View: CLARE
TOMALlN speaks her mind. Reading Your Letters.
Happiness Is ... : Playing with other children's toys: getting your first mortgage: sitting in the sun - some definitions given to ANNE SUTER. An Open Book (5) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Anne Suter.

: News

: The Good Soldier Svejk



Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek

: Elkins on Jerusalem

Michael Elkins , the BBC's Correspondent in Israel and winner of last year's Pye Award for the best radio talk, reflects upon where he lives and works. Producer JOHN ALLEN


Unknown: Michael Elkins
Producer: John Allen

: What's That in Greek

- or in Danish, Dutch,
English, French, German and Italian? With so many official Common Market languages, communication is a major headache for the Eurocrats. It's a major cost too - one third of the staff and nearly half the total administrative expenditure are absorbed in overcoming the language barrier. It's a barrier that is getting bigger too, as more countries join the Market. How do the Eurocrats cope? And isn't there an easier, and cheaper, wayT Bill Breckon reports. A World Service production


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Story Time

The Towers of Trebizond 10: Return to England

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gordon Clough
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 1: London
Patrick Burke-Scott (retired chartered accountant)
Ray Sopher (housewife) Julian Baughan (lawyer) Patricia Erridge (civil servant)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Julian Baughan
Unknown: Patricia Erridge
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

On 16 October 1846, in the amphitheatre of the Bullfinch Building of the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr John Warren performed the first operation to be carried out under anaesthetic.
The hospital now admits nearly 30,000 patients a year and is one of the most intensive users of medical technology in the United States.
Geoff Watts recently visited Massachusetts General Hospital and reports on some medical discoveries and developments, and the problems facing American health care.
Producer GEOFF DEEHAN (Repeated: Sat 3.25 pm)


Unknown: Dr John Warren
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Buying a Dream

For young couples, buving their first home should be one of the most exciting times of their lives. But, with rising property prices and the complications of getting to grips with solicitors, estate agents and mortgages, it can turn Into a bewildering nightmare.
Anne Brown negotiates the hurdles with two young couples, ROBERT and DEIRDRE. OWEN and DONNA, both eager to buy a home of their own. Researched by PAM RELTON Producer
BBC Birmingham .
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Jane Marshall

: Voices in Harmony

Marian Foster introduces a choir. This week:
Chetham's School of Music Chamber Choir conductor MICHAEL BREWER BBC Bristol


Introduces: Marian Foster

: In Touch

A for Apple; B is for
Basic: blind people can learn the same computer languages as their colleagues, but how do their job and career prospects compare with sighted programmers? Jane Finnis reports.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA BESHEL


Unknown: Jane Finnis
Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Earthsearch: 7: New Blood

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by James Follett
Telson and Sharna, two of the crew of Challenger, have entered the floating hulk of the sister ship and discovered it houses a population that has no knowledge of anything outside their own small world. To them Earth is eternity and a request to be directed there is speedily agreed to.
Directed by Glyn Dearman
(At the time of recording, the cast were members of the BBC Radio Drama Company)


Writer: James Follett
Directed by: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Fagor: Siôn Probert
Lenart: Jane Knowles
Tandor: Pauline Letts
Forty One: John Church

: A Book at Bedtime

The Harpole Report (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: 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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