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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Market, prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With HEATHER HARRISON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7-30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Heather Harrison
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife from around the world.
Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Presented By: Peter France

: Enterprise

This week:
The Rev Victor Lamont
Under the slogan Trade Not Aid ', VICTOR LAMONT set up Global Village Crafts. He sells craft products from Third
World countries and uses the profits to help poorer communities to help themselves.
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith visits him at his headquarters in Somerset.
Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Victor Lamont
Unknown: Victor Lamont
Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Daily Service

nem, p 97; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC hb 188); Psalm 119, pt 6;
Matthew 24, vv 29-44 (AV); Thou, whose almighty word (BBC hb 185) long wave only


Unknown: Almighty God

: Morning Story

Young Tarquin by DAVID BEAN
Read by Keith Clifford ' I wondered sometimes what the Emperor
Diocletian would have made of my father, an old man retired from the wilds of Bethnal Green who'd never been further north than Luton and never out of the country, except on a day trip from Margate.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Keith Clifford

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events.
Reporter Eric Robson Producer BRIAN PHELAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
long wave only


Reporter: Eric Robson
Producer: Brian Phelan
Editor: Colin Adams

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, t6: Enquire
Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1981

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 7: Midlands and East Anglia
Christopher Carter (parish priest) Peter Daniels
(library assistant) Rosemary Morris (linguist)
Nigel Cannan (teacher)
Including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Christopher Carter
Unknown: Peter Daniels
Unknown: Rosemary Morris
Unknown: Nigel Cannan
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Kay Alexander
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters. Getting the Message:
BOB prizeman investigates the whacky world of telephone answering machines.
Applause, Applause: the play is Quite definitely not the thing, as far as KATE OSBORNE is concerned. A Friend of Mary Rose (4) long wave only


Introduced By: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Kate Osborne
Unknown: Mary Rose

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Fair Exchange by GRANT C. EUSTACE with Martin Jarvis as Scott Mortimer
A car is found apparently abandoned on the Forth
Bridge road and a fishing boat finds a young naval officers body washed up on Inchkeith. Was his death an accident, suicide, or something more sinister?


Unknown: Grant C. Eustace
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Scott Mortimer
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Lt-Cdr Tony Waterman: Jonathan Kent
Lt John Palmer: John Wheatley
Ronnie MeLevy: Alexander John
Fiona Campbell: Ciaran Madden
Mrs Duncan: Eva Stuart
Bruce Taggart: Frank Ellis
Edward Cawton: Christopher Scoulah
Sir Spencer Beamish: Richard Burndall
Beriosov: John Livesey
Janet: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Young fisherman/Bateman: Graham Faulkner
Semeonova: Mary Zuckerman
Russian conductor: Peter Forest

: Fritz Spiegl's Musical Alphabet

This week ' Z ' is for
Zuck, Zinck and German magic gramophone records

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classics to comics.


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: John Knight

: Story Time

A Study in Scarlet (4)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions. Introduced by David Jacobs
BBC Bristol


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Nigel Carrivick
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Terry Barford: Jonathan Owen
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Time for Verse

In this final programme in the series devoted to women poets,
Jeni Couzyn presents the work of a Russian who ten years ago was virtually unknown in Britain, Marina Tsvetayeva.


Unknown: Jeni Couzyn
Readers: Marina Tsvetayeva.
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Producer: Alec Reid

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

conductor Simon Rattle leader Felix Kox: direct from the Town Hall, Birmingham
Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich (piano) Part 1
Faure Suite: Pelléas et Melisande
Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor (K 491)


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Leader: Felix Kox
Pianist: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich

: * A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Concert

Part 2
Schumann Symphony No 2, in c
BBC Birmingham
(In association with Pernod)

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Anna of the Five Towns (14) 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.

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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