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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With .JOHN MATTHEWS
7.0,8.0 Today's News by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead

: News

: The Way of the World of Peter Simple

For over 25 years, this column of satire and opinion has adorned the Daily Telegraph. Scourge of lefties, trendies, and the muddled well-meaning, it has always been in the avant-garde of truth - however painful or hilarious that may be. Kingsley Amis pays tribute to 'a sparkling wit, graceful stylist, and formidable moralist' with illustrations read by Nigel Hawthorne.

BBC Bristol


Read By: Nigel Hawthorne
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Living World

To the Woods ...
A Radio Nature Trail among the springtime flowers and awakening trees of an ancient woodland in Lincolnshire. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: Enterprise

This week: The House that Jeff Built
An old church pew, a horse trough, and some broken cartwheels all enjoy a new lease of life with Jeff May when he applies his inventive mind to home decorating.
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham


Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5: 0 come, let us sing to the Lord (BBC HB 465): Psalm 47; Matthew 26, vv 45-56 (AV);All glory to God in the sky (BBC HB 29): long wave only

: Morning Story

A Scent of Lilac by MAIR MCLELLAN
Read by Dilys Price


Read By: Dilys Price
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

: File on 4

: 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, to: Enquire
Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Jenni Mills


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Brain of Britain 1981

Listeners compete to become this year Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 8: Midlands and East Anglia
Christopher Wardle (planner)
David Jones (teacher) Marion McClellan
(part-time lecturer) Arthur Howden
(retired Anglican priest) Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Christopher Wardle
Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: Marion McClellan
Unknown: Arthur Howden
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Kay Alexander
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
A Living Faith (1):
ANDREW FRANKS tells JILL COCHRANE why he gave up his job to run a bookshop. Now Up to Five Miles:
Trainee marathon runner, JACKIE SUMMERS on her first race.
The Night the Moonflotrcr Bloomed: HOPE HUMPHRIES recalls one special party in Hong Kong.
The River by RUMER GODDEN , abridged in six parts by MONICA GREY
Read by Anne Harvey (1) ' The river was in Bengal, but for the purpose of this story it might as easily have been anywhere in the world ... The children Bea, Harriet,
Bogey and Victoria lived in a house beside the river. They'd not been sent away out of the tropics because of the war ... '


Unknown: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Andrew Franks
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Jackie Summers
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Read By: Anne Harvey

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

In Victorian times the domineering Alan Holmes would be an accepted head of the family. But times have changed, and the arrival of the wayward son will show this all too clearly.
I Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Robert Davis
Unknown: Alan Holmes
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Alan Holmes: Geoffrey Matthews
Brenda Holmes: Elizabeth Morgan
Charlie: Haydn Wood
Mike: David Bradshawe
Lizzie: Jane Knowles
Jane: Katrryn Hurlbutt
, Jenny Lord: Jenny Lee
Brannock: John Livesey

: The Laughtersingers

Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology of ten programmes introduced by Fritz Spiegl
This week features the appropriately named COMEDY HARMONISTS together with SPIKE JONES AND HIS CITY SLICKERS.
Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD Gramophone records


Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Spike Jones
Producer: Graham Sheffield

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

3: The Secret

: PM

Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: 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
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Nigel Carrivick
Terry Barford: Jonathan Owen
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Time for Verse

Six Houses
In the first of six programmes presented by the poet and novelist
D. M. Thomas , we hear his selection of poems from The House of Childhood.
' We are built by the houses we live in. My six houses are distinct: but also, thanks to love and memory. blend into each other. So do the six houses of my spirit.' Readers GERARD MURPHY and SONIA FRASER


Unknown: D. M. Thomas
Readers: Gerard Murphy
Readers: Sonia Fraser

: Thursday Concert

Mozart Piano Concerto in a (K 488) (mono) SOLOMON (piano)
Pergolesi Stabat Mater


Conducted By: Herbert Menges
Conducted By: Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Soprano: Ileana Cotrubas
Mezzo-Soprano: Lucia Valentini Terrani
Conducted By: Claudio Scimone

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Thursday Concert

Part 2:
Vaughan Williams
ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT (records)


Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents reviews of Elizabeth Alone by William Trevor on BBC2; The Seagull by Chekhov at the Royal Court Theatre; and Robert Altman's film version of Popeye.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Robert Altman
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Five stories by GRAHAM GREENE
4: A Little Place off the Edgware Road
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Stories By: Graham Greene

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; inshore forecast

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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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