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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 THE REV GEORGE MULRAIN preceded by Hail the day that sees him rise
7.0, 8.0 Today's News ReadbyHarrietcass
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: George Mulrain

: News

: Checkpoint

(Broadcast: Wed 7.20 pm)

: News

: Policing the 80s

A nine-part series in which William Woollard investigates the style and quality of law enforcement in Britain today.
4:The Detective
' I often think of myself as a bit of a King
Canute ... trying to stem the flow of crime. It doesn't stop, it just keeps coming all the time.' (DC FRED PARR ) Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Fred Parr
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Daily Service

NEM, p 152 and 39; Come let us join (BBC HB 122);
Canticle 12; Philippians 2, will (av); The head that once was crowned (BBC HB 132): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Last Great Eccentric by NEIL MC.IENNETT
Read by Dillwyn Owen


Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

: Analysis

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer simon ELMES Questions to: Enquire
Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor

: 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

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas....
Reading Your Letters. We Being Desirest of Climbing begins the application form for Mount Everest.
ANNE CATCHPOLE found out more about the background to Everest expeditions on recent visit to Nepal.
A Living Faith: BEN ALLAN was born a Jew, and talks to JILL COCHRANE about his conversion to Roman Catholicism.
A Death Out of Season (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Unknown: Ben Allan
Unknown: Jill Cochrane

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Dragon in Heaven by MIKE WALKER With
Jack is a deserter from Cromwell's army. He arrives at a lonely farmstead, where the farmer has also gone away to fight. The farmer's wife lets him help on the farm - but then the farmer returns unexpectedly . with music directed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT and played by PAUL JAMES and CLIFF STAPLETON Directed by CHRISTOPHER YENNING


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: Terence Allbright
Played By: Paul James
Directed By: Christopher Yenning
Kate: Elizabeth Bell
Jack: Crawford Logan
Gerard: Michael Spice
PerS: Jill Lidstone
PrU: Patience Tomlinson
Soldier: John Wheatley

: Holy Communion on Ascension Day

(Series 2) from All Souls' Church, Langham Place, London
Celebrant THE REV CANON COLIN SEMPER , Head of Religious Programmes, Radio, assisted by other members of the Department
Preacher FR j. SKELLY, Head of Religious
Programmes, Northern Ireland
Old Testament Lesson: Daniel 7, vv 13-14 (rsv) For the Epistle: Acts 1, vv 1-11 (rsv)
Gospel: Luke 24, vy 44-53 (RSV)
Hymns: (Anglican Hymn Book): Hail the day that sees him rise (203); Jesus, our hope, our heart's desire (200);
Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious! (206) Psalm: 24, vv 7-10
Anthem: Psallite Domino (BYRD). The service sung to Jackson in G BBC SINGERS directed by JOHN POOLE


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper
Directed By: John Poole
Organist: Barry Rose

: Story Time

Bahama Crisis (6)

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: 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

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

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Jackie Woodstock: Anne-Louise Wakefield

: Time for Verse

An exploration of the poetry of his native country by the young
Welsh poet, Siôn Eirian Readers ARTRO MORRIS and SIÔN PROBERT

: Karajan at Oxford

with Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) and the Berlin
Philharmonic Orchestra direct from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2, in r
Mozart Violin Concerto No 3, in G (K 216)
Strauss Metamorphosen BBC Birmingham

: Gemmell's Gardens

Alan Gemmell visits
Brodick Castle Gardens on the Isle of Arran in the first of a new series in which he visits eight of his favourite gardens in Britain. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: Kaleidoscope

It's Cutlasses Now, Men! Jeffrey Richards , film critic and historian, takes a look at the world of the swashbucklers - those sabre-wielding paladins of film, fiction and theatre - from
Douglas Fairbanks Sr's Robin Hood to
Errol Flynn 's Sea Hawk, from Edmund Rostand 's
Cyrano de Bergerac , to Gene Kelly 's Musketeer and Stewart Granger 's Scaramouche.
With contributions from ALISTAIR COOKE ,
(Extended rpt of Easter Monday's broadcast)


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Edmund Rostand
Unknown: Cyrano de Bergerac
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Kevin Brownlow.
Unknown: John Baxter
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: William Hobbs
Unknown: Derek Ware
Unknown: Christopher Palmer
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Ralph Faulkner
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

The Sea Wolf (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Musical Speech

Madam Lilian Stiles Allen began as an oratorio and concert singer. With
Teleri Bevan she recalls aspects of her work. BBC Wales long wave only


Unknown: Madam Lilian Stiles Allen
Unknown: Teleri Bevan

: 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.

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