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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves
S.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Getting Married
The wedding of the year should be your wedding, or perhaps your daughter's (in spite of the competition!). Are you worried about who pays for what? How many bridesmaids to have? What sort of reception you can afford? Or any of the formalities connected with what should be the happiest day of your life. In the studio to help you sort things out: Mary Batchelor , author of Getting Married in Church; and Sandra Boler of Brides magazine. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.30


Unknown: Mary Batchelor
Unknown: Sandra Boler

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

Ions wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 75; All as God wills, who wisely heeds (BBC HB 1); Psalm 119, pt 1; Romans 14, vv 19 to 15, v 7 (RSV); Awake, our souls, away (BBC HB 300): longwave only

: Morning Story

Mr Burningbright by MARGARET DANKS
Read by Patricia Hayes Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Mr Burningbright
Read By: Patricia Hayes
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Chrissle by JOHN HALL
long wave only


Unknown: John Hall

: Wildlife

Topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: 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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (5): MARY BERRY demonstrates her raised chicken and ham pie, Paris Report: from HELENE VERET.
Laziness Is ... ? throwing a cushion at the door instead of getting up to close it; having five children so that they can wait on you; leaving the publisher to correct your spelling mistakes. Among the definitions given to ANNE SUTER.
The Legacy of Cricy. this week, the freemen of Llantrisant celebrate a living tradition that goes back to this famous battle of 1346. TIM RICHARDS reports.
A Death Out of Season (5) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Helene Veret.
Unknown: Anne Suter.
Unknown: Tim Richards

: News

: Cold Comfort Farm


: Begged, Borrowed or Stolen?

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


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Andrew Musserr

: The Other Walk of Life

Curly Burnett chooses to live on the streets of London. His bed is his
' skipper ' and when he's completely without money, Curly traipses from one food handout to another. He's an expert at survival in the London jungle and has developed a philosophy to match his way of life. Ted Harrison joined him on his daily London round and Curly talked to him openly about himself, his environment and the tricks of his trade.


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Story Time

Bahama Crisis (9)

: PM

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


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

Chairman Robert Robinson 16: Northern Ireland Patrick Hanna
(laboratory technician) John O'Neill
(civil servant)
Anthony Weir (painter) Blair Brown (clerk) including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Patrick Hanna
Unknown: John O'Neill
Unknown: Anthony Weir
Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

An epic adventure In 12 parts in time and space. Fit the ninth: in which our heroes have the chance to chew the fat with some old enemies and Arthur Dent has an unpleasant cup of tea. EDDIE: Man and machines share in the stimulating exchange of ... aaargh. starring
Peter Jones as The Book with Simon Jones as Arthur Dent
Geoffrey McGivern as Ford Prefect
Mark Wing-Davey as Zaphod Beeblebrox
Stephen Moore as Marvin and Gag Halfrunt
David Tate as Eddie Bill Wallis as the Voeon Captain Leueen Willoughby as the Nutrimat Machine and Richard Goolden as Zaphod Beeblebrox IV Radiophonic sound and music by PADDY KINGSLAND Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Simon Jones
Unknown: Arthur Dent
Unknown: Geoffrey McGivern
Unknown: Mark Wing-Davey
Unknown: Zaphod Beeblebrox
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Gag Halfrunt
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Eddie Bill Wallis
Unknown: Leueen Willoughby
Unknown: Richard Goolden
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Stephen Moore

: Fortune and the Fishmonger

bv DAVID BENEDICTUS with Bill Owen as William Crockford The founder of one of London's most famous gaming houses, hurries to watch his horse, Ratan, race in The Derby of 1844. Never fully accepted by the aristocracy - he ruined too many of them -
Crockford hopes once more to grind their faces in the dust and to defeat his arch rival,
' Gentleman' John Gully. Directed by ALEC REID
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Bill Owen
Unknown: William Crockford
Unknown: John Gully.
Directed By: Alec Reid
Gronow: Manning Wilson
Sarah Crockford: Olwen Griffiths
John Gully: John Rye
Young girl: Christine Absalom
Lord Lennox: Spencer Banks
Lord Glasgow: Alan Dudley
Landlord: Christopher Scott
Footman: Stephen Garlick
John: Haydn Wood
Crockford as boy: Patience Tomlinson
Mrs Crockford: Margaret Robertson
First customer: Amanda Murray
Second customer: Diana Bishop
Third customer: Theresa Streatfeild
Butcher: Siôn Probert
Loser: Malcolm Hayes
Doctor: Nicholas Courtney
Ude: David McAlister
Neale: John Livesey,
Gye: Cyril Shaps
Ashgrove: Alexander John
Page: David Timson

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry of some of the world's greatest musicians.
This week: Russian cellist Mstlslav Rostropovich


Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Mstlslav Rostropovich

: In Touch

Later this week, HRH The Prince of Wales visits Worcester College,
Britain's only grammar school for blind boys.
Among its distinguished old boys is In Touch presenter Peter White , who has been revisiting the school to report on his impressions.
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]
8.30-10.0 pm


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

The largest exhibition of the works of the artist and sculptor
Henry Moore , which opened in Madrid last week, is the first exhibition of his work ever held in Spain. Michael Oliver goes to the exhibition, talks to the man many consider the greatest living sculptor, and also to Spanish critics and creative artists about the changes in the arts in the five years since Franco's death.


Unknown: Henry Moore
Producer: Carroll. Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with David Lay

: A Book at Bedtime

The Sea Wolf (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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.

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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