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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: 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
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: Canon John Gunstone
Read By: Harriet Cass

: Stories by Saki

Two readings by David Markham 1: Sredni Vashtar


Unknown: David Markham

: News

: Checkpoint

(Broadcast: Wed 7.20 pm)

: News

: Enterprise

This week:
Deborah MacKillop
When she launched her own business four years ago. DEBORAH MACKILLOP had a 1400 overdraft and just one other woman to help. Today, her mail-order company has an annual turnover of £2-million and she employs nearly 100 people, including 30 at her own workshops in Oxfordshire.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Deborah MacKillop
Unknown: Deborah MacKillop

: Daily Service

NEM. p 17; Lift up your hearts! We lift them (BBC HB 326): Psalm 33. vv 13-21; Colossians 1, vv
15-23 (RSV); Lord. while for all mankind we pray (BBC HB 432) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Trees are Shrieking by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley ' The dead elm towered over all of us; its branches seemed to writhe in agony, like a nest of petrified vipers....'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: News

: File on 4

: Enquire Within

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 WIA 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

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Oh to be a Dragon: upon
St George's Day. a few words and some music on behalf of the Saint's famous adversary!
Living Faith (2):
PETER TIMMS , Governor of Maidstone jail, talks to JILL COCHRANE about his decision to enter the full-time ministry.
Science Simplified: PETER EVANS looks at some recent scientific developments. Up the Crossing
4: The Final Demand


Unknown: Peter Timms
Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Peter Evans

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Man Who Wrote ; Shakespeare by ANTON GILL with Roy Kinnear and Peter Woodthorpe
Anton Gill offers a new , solution to the vexed problem that has troubled-scholars over the centuries - who really wrote the works of Shakespeare.
Directed by JAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: Roy Kinnear
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Anton Gill
Directed By: Jan Cotterell
Inspector: Peter Wickham
Sergeant: Eric Allan
Eugene Cole: Roy Kinnear
ModtZ: Peter Woodthorpe
Philip Henslowe: Jonathan Scott
Landlord: Rod Beacham
OStler: Alaric Cotter
William Shakespeare: Henry Knowles
Ben Jonson: Gregory de Polnat

: The Laughtersingers

Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology introduced by Fritz Spiegl
This week a miscellany of phoney folk song, from FFTER USTINOV in Saville and BETOVE on the Steppes,. to RAMBLING SID RUMPOLE; and ROSIE THE REDSHINE.


Introduced By: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Ffter Ustinov
Unknown: Rosie The Redshine.

: Bookshelf

The Shakespeare Industry On the Bard s birthday Frank Delaney visits
Stratford.upon-Avon to search for the man who inspired the world's greatest literary industry. with Levi Fox
Anthony Burgess and A. L. Rowse Producers


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Levi Fox
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: A. L. Rowse
Unknown: Brian Cook
Unknown: Pat Pryor

: Story Time

Talking to Animals
5: Perception, Telepathy and Touch

: PM

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


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

Six Houses
D. M. Thomas explores the paradoxes in his third house, The House of Lore, through the poetry of Dante. Emily Dickinson , and Robert Frost. Readers
Producer PENNY LEICESTER (Gerard Murphy is a member of the RSC)


Unknown: D. M. Thomas
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Readers: Robert Frost.
Readers: David Collings
Readers: Sonia Fraser
Readers: Gerard Murphy
Unknown: Gerard Murphy

: Green on Locke

W. J. Locke was the highest-paid British author of the 20s, a status he achieved by writing vastly entertaining novels such as The Beloved
Vagabond and The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol. He spent his considerable wealth on projects like the conversion of his country house into a wartime military hospital.
With the help of Leslie Mitchell , who knew Locke well. Benny Green looks at the life and literature of this now neglected writer.
Producer JEREMV BIRCHALL (The Beloved Vagabond will be read in Story Time from next Thursday)


Unknown: W. J. Locke
Unknown: Aristide Pujol.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Benny Green
Producer: Jeremv Birchall

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

leader MALCOLM STEWART conductor David Atherton with liana Vered (piano) direct from Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Tchaikovsky, arr
Stravinsky Entr 'acte symphonique (Sleeping Beauty)
Tchaikovsky Piano
Concerto No 1, in B flat minor


Leader: Malcolm Stewart
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Stravinsky Entr

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Concert

Part 2
Stravinsky Ballet: The Firebird (complete) BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Ernestine Speaking
' Here at the telephone company, we handle 84 billion calls a year serving everyone from presidents and kings, to the scum of the earth.'
Lily Tomlin. the American comedienne, is best known for her creation of Ernestine, the tyrannical telephone operator on Rowan and Martin's
Laugh-in. She has also starred in Nashville, 9 to 5 and her latest film, The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
Michael Billington talks to her about her career and some of the characters who ' live in her body '.


Unknown: Lily Tomlin.
Talks: Michael Billington
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Not Just Dots on a Washing Line

When Todmorden piano teacher. Sylvia Forbes , introduces a new piece of music to a young pupil she sings, dances, tells stories, and. as a 12-year-old pupil says, ' she'll kind of paint a picture with it. so it's not just notes like dots on a washing line, because when you come out you have a picture in front of you. and you know that's the way the music's going to be.' SYLVIA FORBES ' gift for inspiring children with love of music is rare. Kate Fenton visits Todmorden and eavesdrops on one or two lessons. BBC Wales
long wave only


Introduces: Sylvia Forbes
Unknown: Sylvia Forbes
Unknown: Kate Fenton

: 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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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