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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 including
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
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook (Broadcast: Wed 7.20 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Roger Cook

: News

long wave only

: Policing the 80s

An eight-part series in which William Woollard investigates the style and quality of law enforcement in Britain today.
2: Watching a City
' It's so unpredictable ... anything from an old woman who's collapsed through drinking too much. to a gang of yobboes on the rampage. You just can't tell. I suppose I'm a sort of fireman who just dashes in where I'm needed.'
(PC DICK THORPE of Leeds Police)
BBC Birmingham
long wave only


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Dick Thorpe
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Daily Service

NEM. p 118; Father, we praise thee (BBC HB 405); Psalm 91. vv 1-13;
Romans 6, vv 15-23 (rsv); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186) long wave only
Book, New Every
Morning. £1.75 hardback and fl.25 paperback, from bookshops

: Morning Story

Possession by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by June Barrie
" A witch lives there,"
Beatrice told him ... ' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

long wave only

: Analysis

long wave only

: 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 our your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to:
Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1981

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: Politics for People? - THE RT HON
SHIRLEY WILLIAMS discusses her own political philosophy with JULIA LANGDON of The Guardian. Quick as a Flash: ANNE JONES has invested in a piece of technological wizardry.
Reading Your Letters. My Mum Has Epilepsy and It's Nothing to Fuss About: PAT ROWE talks to the Usiskin family about how they look after each other.
Close to Home (8) long wave only


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: Anne Jones
Talks: Pat Rowe

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Marginal Seat by DAVID SELF
A General Election is called. The wives of the leading candidates react to the mounting pressures in different ways.
Directed by PETER KING


Directed By: Peter King
Richard Wardle: Terrence Hardiman
Jean Wardle: Patricia England
Keith Riley: Christopher Godwin
Helen Riley: Theresa Streatfeild
Tony Wardle: Jams Robinson
Harry Bradley: Harold Goodwin
Peter Jenkinson: Ellis Dale
Andrew Sutcliffe: Spencer Banks

: The Laughtersingers

Comedy Harmony and Parody Melody
An anthology introduced byFritzSpiegl
This week SYD HOWARD gives a village concert and some non-singers sing their heart out.
Producer GRAHAM SHEFFIELD gramophone records


Unknown: Syd Howard
Producer: Graham Sheffield

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Strange Meeting (4)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: 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

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated: Sot 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
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy: June Spencer
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Jenny Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian CHARLES: Colling Wood
Lilian Bellamy: Elizabeth Marlow
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Raydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Jackie Woodstock: Anne-Louise Wakefield
Bobin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Time for Verse

D. M. Thomas , poet and novelist, presents this the last of his programmes that he has called his Six Houses: Childhood,
Changes, Love, Mourning, Mysteries - and now.
Celebration. They are all one house in which we all live, and if the walls crumble, the poet still strives to shore them up in his House of Celebration. Reader DAVID COLLINGS


Unknown: M. Thomas
Reader: David Collings

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Funny Man on ITV; and Turner and the Sublime, the latest exhibition at the British Museum.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: Mahler

Symphony No 3 direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Yvonne Mintoni mezzo-sop) London Symphony Chorus director RICHARD HICKOX Southend Boys Choir London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS conductor Claudio Abbado


Director: Richard Hickox
Leader: Michael Davis
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Senses of Occasion

Three Loaves of Bread The smell of freshly-baked bread has a particular significance for Archie Hill.
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Archie Hill.

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chunkin (9) long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chunkin

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave 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.

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