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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer /or the Day with THE VERY REV ALAN WEBSTER 7-0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7-30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Alan Webster
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Household Pests
Mites, beetles, moths. grubs - how can we Protect our homes, wardrobes and larders from these and other unwelcome residentsT Put your questions to Peter Bateman , author of the book An A-Z of Household Pests,
Published by the British Pest Control Association. In the Chair
Judith Chalmers Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Bateman
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
EditorPADDYO'KEEFPE

: Daily Service

NEMp110: Beloved, let us love (BBC HB 373);
Psalm 16: Acts 21 v 37, to 22 v 15 (AV); My God, accept my heart (BBC HB 356) : long wave only

: Morning Story

A Girl in Her Dreaming by REARDON CONNER
Read by Margaret D'Arcy ' The girl poured the fresh tea into the cups for her mother and herself.
" There's something I want to tell you. Mother," she said, " I'll never be married to Jack Harrington ".
" Never married to
Jack Harrington ! " her mother exclaimed, " Don't tell me that your wild talk has made him turn his back on you? " '
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Reardon Conner
Read By: Margaret D'Arcy
Unknown: Jack Harrington
Unknown: Jack Harrington

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Beverley Brooch by FRANK MARCUS

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Marcus

: Wildlife

Storks nest in belfries on the continent, so why not here? Is it because busy churchwardens wouldn't t stand the mess? The team of naturalists answers your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills

Contributors

Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Miles of London

A series in six parts
A merry progress through London, prying into its secrets, its mysteries ana its many surprises, in the company of Bernard Miles. Illustrations unearthed and performed by the BARROW POETS. 4: Crime being revelations of murderers. rogues, footpads and villains of every description!
Research bv SYBIL HARPER Compiled and written by BARRY PILTON
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE
12.55 Weather: programme news

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Miles.
Unknown: Sybil Harper
Written By: Barry Pilton
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: commentator on royal events, Godfrey Talbot. Editorial: a personal viewpoint from GEOFFREY OWEN. Editor of The Financial Times.
Pick of the Paperbacks: JUNE KNOX-MAWER and JOHN JULIUS NORWICH discuss their choice.
Reading Your Letters.
Tolstoy Remembered (5)

Contributors

Unknown: Godfrey Talbot.
Unknown: Geoffrey Owen.
Unknown: John Julius Norwich

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Family Matter

by Patrick Riddell

Once upon a time, a magician, through the practice of his art, restored to his daughter the handsome young man she had so nearly lost, and she became betrothed to him and was very happy.
(Stereo)

Contributors

Writer: Patrick Riddell
Director: Ian Cotterell
Jennifer: Wendy Murray
Her parents - Richard Lomax: Michael Aldridge
Her parents - Mollie Lomax: Pauline Letts
Her grandparents - Jonathan Laird: Leslie Sands
Her grandparents - Eunice Laird: Marjorie Westbury
David Earnshaw, a friend: Andrew Secombe

: Island Fling

Ian Skidmore was born in Manchester and spent his early career in Journalism working on some of the leading national newspapers in London. Now he lives in North Wales and in this, the last of three programmes, he introduces the listener to his island home of Anglesey.
Producer DEWI smith BBC Wales

: Take a Letter Miss Witty, Please

* Cropped. knee-flaunting, enjoyment-mad, non-maiden: obsessed by sex, whacking every kind of ball when not swilling every kind of cocktail... , God forbid I should employ such females in my office!
A Victorian gentleman's view of the emancipated breed of 1930s secretary. The secretarial role seemed the gateway to women's liberation 100 years ago. now the feminists argue it's the most effective barrier.
Kate Fenton explores the changing role of the secretary over the years. Producer KATE FENTON BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Fenton
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Story Time

Five Short Stories by ANTON CHEKHOV 2: The Boys
Translated by JESSIE COULSON
Read by Simon Cadell Even in Russia. little boys feet the call of the Wild West.

Contributors

Translated By: Jessie Coulson
Read By: Simon Cadell

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

Halfan-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world. including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Chairman
Robert Robinson Second Round 24: Wales and Northern Ireland
Barry Jones (fitter)
Meirlys Lloyd-Hewitt (librarian)
Anthony Weir (painter) Blair Brown (clerk)
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Barry Jones
Unknown: Meirlys Lloyd-Hewitt
Unknown: Anthony Weir
Unknown: Blair Brown
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 2.0 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How weil are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the cp's surgery.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Analysis

The Survivors
The big fish are In trouble, but how are the small fry managing in the murky waters of the recession? Is the secret of modern business success to stay small and work all hours? What do you do to survive, indeed succeed?
Presenter Mary Goldring Producer
JOSHUA ROZENBERG (Postponed from 8 July)

Contributors

Presenter: Mary Goldring
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical wort or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.

: In Touch

The Royal Wedding Souvenir Book is the latest production from the Scottish Braille Press, which publishes 33,000 volumes a year.
Peter White reports on his visit to its Edinburgh headquarters.
Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10,0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA

Contributors

Unknown: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

includes a preview of Radio 3's three-part musical feature to celebrate The Royal
Wedding, Botarian Royal Wedding of 1568, starting tomorrow at 9.5 am; and the DANCE THEATRE Or HARLEM'S Visit tO the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Presenter Natalie WheeB Producer Richard DUNN

Contributors

Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

and voices and opinions from around the world

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (12) 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








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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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