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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Dan THE REV BARRIE ALLCOTT
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIER CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Read By: Harrier Cass

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

It wind-filled sails, the rush of the water and the cool of the open sea, appeal to you, then Sue Brown , sailing instructor with the National Sailing School, and John Driscoll , National Sailing Coach with the Royal Yachting Association, join Teresa McGonagle to answer your questions. Ring in and navigate a steady course. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.30


Unknown: Sue Brown
Unknown: John Driscoll
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 106; Father of Heaven (BBC HB 290); Psalm 23; Romans 5, vv 12-21 (rsv); The Lord's my Shepherd (BBC HB 480) long ware only

: Morning Story

A Gentle Witching by JANETTE MCEWAN TERRY Read by Edwin Richfield Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Janette McEwan Terry
Read By: Edwin Richfield
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Angel, Islington bv JO GILL
long wavc onl«

: Wildlife

' In the bitter cold of a winter's night, some birds huddle together on a bare branch for warmth. Why don't they use their nests? '
A heated discussion prompted by your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering
(2): MARY BERRY 'S custard tart and caramel custard. Personal View: DINAH
BROOK speaks her mind. Reading Your Letters.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON cow previews films on BBCtv.
Unwanted Pets: JANE FINNIS reports on an urgent problem.
Close to Home (6) long wave only


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Jane Finnis

: News

: Precious Bane

by MARY WEBB , dramatised for radio in three parts by MIClIELENE WANDOR. With Miriam Margolyes as Pru Terry Molloy as Gideon Peter Davidson as Kester Penelope Lee as Mrs Sarn 3: Harvest Home
The reaping of the hard-won corn begins and everyone turns out to help. Kester takes the opportunity of wooing
Pru, but Wizard Beguildy is far from happy about the approaching wedding of Jancis and Gideon.
Traditional folk music sung and played by SUE HARRIS, JOHN KIRKPATRICK and ANN WELLER. Directed bv VANESSA WHITBVRN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Miclielene Wandor.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Pru Terry Molloy
Unknown: Gideon Peter Davidson
Unknown: Kester Penelope Lee
Unknown: Mrs Sarn
Unknown: John Kirkpatrick
Unknown: Ann Weller.
Jancis Beguildy: Elspeth Charlton
Mrs Beguildy: Jill Meers
Wizard Beguildy: Robert Vahey
Tivvy: Cecrly Hoebs
Felena: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Sukey: Deirdre Lee
Moll: Hedli Niklaus
Grandfather Callard: Gordon Reid
Mrs Callard: Ysanne Churchman
Huglet: Malcolm Gerard
Sexton: Roger Snowdon
Mrs Sexton: Carol Snape
Sexton's Sammy: David Landberg
Squire Campcrdine: David Vann
Dorabella: Patricia Gallimore
Miller'sTim: Peter O'Dwyer
Doctor: Denys Hawthorne

: Begged, Borrowed or Stolen?

Tom Vernon investigates cases of petty pilfering in popular music. Producer ANDREW MUSSETT


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Stella Gibbons

in conversation with Libby Purves , remembers a lifetime of writing. Stella Gibbons wrote stories as a child, became a reporter on the London Evening Standard and achieved international fame 50 years ago with her novel Cold Comfort Farm, Since then she has published many novels and almost 400 poems, but rarely talks of her work and avoids a public life.
Producer HELEN FRY (Cold Comfort Farm begins on Sunday 9.3 pm)


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Stella Gibbons
Producer: Helen Fry

: Story Time

Strange Meeting (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

Chairman Robert Robinson 13: Scotland James Traill
(retired lecturer)
Sheila Woods (housewife) Peter Symms (lecturer) Struan Case Robertson (retired engineer)
The programme includes Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer Richard EDIS
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Scotland James Traill
Unknown: Sheila Woods
Unknown: Peter Symms
Unknown: Struan Case Robertson
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Fit the Sixth

An epic adventure in 12 parts in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day.

Will the Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything (to which the answer is 42) be discovered? Will our heroes be able to control their newly stolen space-ship and the enormous fleet of black battle cruisers that is following them? Will all end happily or in the certain death that has threatened them so persistently?

Starring Peter Jones as the Book, with David Jason as Captain of the 'B' Ark and Jonathan Cecil as his Number One and management consultant
with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent, Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect, Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Susan Sheridan as Trillian, Stephen Moore as Marvin, Aubrey Woods as Number Two and hairdresser, Beth Porter as Marketing girl
(Stereo) (Repeat)


Writer: Douglas Adams
Writer: John Lloyd
Special effects: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Captain of the 'B' Ark: David Jason
Number One/Management consultant: Jonathan Cecil
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Number Two/Hairdresser: Aubrey Woods
Marketing girl: Beth Porter

: Dartmoor: An Illusion of Wilderness?

Eight million visitors each year ' trespass ' upon it. Hundreds of farmers are making a living out of it. ' The Army's knocking the stuffing out of it.'
' It's the greatest living museum in North West Europe.'
The Dartmoor National Park Authority has the task of reconciling many conflicting interests.
Rene Wyndham finds out how they manage to do this while maintaining ' an illusion of wilderness
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Rene Wyndham
Producers: Cliff Kitney
Producers: Mick Webb

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievement of some of the world's greatest musicians.
This week: the soprano Maria Callas


Unknown: Robin Ray
Soprano: Maria Callas

: In Touch

In the hope that the coming weeks will bring some sunshine, this edition looks at glasses that will shield eyes sensitive to glare; and MARGARET FORD advises on tableware that might be particularly easy for elderly blind people to handle.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Margaret Ford
Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Private Schutz by the late Jack Pulman. starring
Ian Richardson and Billie Whitelaw , Wednesdays on BBC2; and John Carey 's book JohnDonne: Life, Mind and Art.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer


Unknown: Jack Pulman.
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: John Carey
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

and voices and opinions from around the world

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (7) long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wavc only followed by an interlude

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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