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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 Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV NICOLAS JOWETT
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
Unknown: Nicolas Jowett
Read By: Harriet Cass

: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold



Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: Checkpoint

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; 0 Holy Spirit. Lord of grace (BBC HB 157); Psalm 48; Acts 26, vv 19-32 (AV); Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149) long wave only

: Morning Story

Gran by BERLIE DOHERTY Read bv Sue Jenkins Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: Jenkins Producer Gillian

: News

: File on 4

: Enquire Within

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers. including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Brain of Britain 1981

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday Voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

With Sue MacGregor Among today's items:
To Flauour and Savour: ELIZABETH PEPLOW tells
ANN MACNAMARA how herbs and spices can help both slimmer and gourmet, The Romance of Abbotsford: HELEN PICKLES Visits the home of Sir Walter Scott.
Kidnapped by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON , abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY in 12 parts
Read by John Samson (1)
... being Memoirs
Of the Adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751. How he was Kidnapped and Cast away....'
'Music Arnold Tarn O'Shanter Overture)


Unknown: Walter Scott.
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: John Samson
Unknown: David Balfour

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Tell Me When the Feeling Stops by COLIN HAYDN EVANS with Jane Knowles as Judy ' The " cause " of my disability, Mum, was a ear rolling over my back, leaving me - as I am. If, just if, your Mr Soper could actually bring back the sensation in my legs, do you know what the result would be? '
' You'd walk, Judy. You'd walk again.'
I'd scream blue murder.'


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Mr Soper
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Dr Balkin: Gabriel Woolf
Chris/Disc jockey: Christian Rodska
Liz/Ward sister: Diana Bishop
Mrs Shelley: Margot Boyd
Cathy: Angela Phillips
Mr Fellows/Clive Standish: Tim Bentinck

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the ' other ' news from around the United Kingdom. News, too. of where the jobs are being created and the firms behind them.

: A Change of Course

A nine-part series 2: Dorothy and Martin Swan
Until two years ago
Martin Swan was a civil servant in London and his wife Dorothy kept herself busy looking after two teenage children and a large town house. Now they have escaped from London to run an amusement arcade in Swanage.
Presented by Margaret Horsfield
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Martin Swan
Presented By: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

Biggles Flies North
7: Ginger Acts Alone!

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Peter Ruff

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject 'How are you at mathematics?
'I speak it like a native ' (SPIKE MILLIGAN) With the voices of Woody
Allen Bob Newhart, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (First broadcast in 1979)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Written By: Frank Muir
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for vour hard-earned cash.
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil: Norman Painting
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Darren: Toby Daniels

: Time for Verse

Desmond Hawkins explores,insix programmes, the way in which some British poets have responded to the sea's moods, its legends and its challenges.
5: In Peril on the Sea Readers DOUGLAS LEACH and PAULINE WYNN
Producer BRIAN PATTEN -BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Readers: Douglas Leach
Producer: Brian Patten

: Miss Havisham's Wedding Day

by CAROLYN SALLY JONES with Elizabeth Proud and Michael Williams
' Miss Hav-i-sham. Call me that now. For that's what I have and that's what I am. And it's enough. The house and the feast and the bridal night without end. Oh but I wanted ... I wanted to turn to the light ... and find it. I wanted the sun.'
The clay opens in Bengal in 1777 when
Ester Havisham is 13 years old. It explores the enigma of Miss
Havisham. the desolate and veneeful figure who haunts Dickens's Great Expectations.
Directed by RONALD MASON


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Unknown: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Ester Havisham
Directed By: Ronald Mason
Ester: Elizabeth Proud
Mr Havisham: Michael Williams
Mrs Havisham: Maxine Audley
Mrs Chumley: Margery Mason
Mr Wadsworth: David March
Dr Beck: Peter Baldwin
Aunt Pocket: Georgine Anderson
Jack Gill: Leonard Fenton
Annie: Joan Matheson
Harry as a child: Neil Nisbet
Harry, a young man: Brian Carroll
Meg Arthur: Diana Payan
Stephen Compeyson: Kenneth Fortescue
Matthew Pocket: Gordon Dulleu
Seaman/servant: John Church

: Kaleidoscope

On the 20th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall, a report on the effect this division of a city has had on its writers and its artists.
Presenter Gordon Bowker Producer CLARE SELERIE


Presenter: Gordon Bowker
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis: The Story of a Boy (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: A Singer Remembers

With the aid of records, Gwen Catley , the English coloratura soprano, looks back over her career. Introduced by Ian Partridge. Producer RONALD COOK long wave only


Unknown: Gwen Catley
Introduced By: Ian Partridge.
Producer: Ronald Cook

: 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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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.

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