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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
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR ALBAN MCCOY
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read bv HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Fr Alban McCoy

: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Written and read by JOHN LE CARRE abridged for radio in 14 parts by GAVIN CAMPBELL (14)
Producer MAURICE LEITCH (First broadcast in 1978)


Read By: John Le Carre
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Checkpoint

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79: The Lord doth reign (BBC HB 476); Psalm 104, vv 25-36; Acts 28, vv 11-22 (AV); 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC m 209) long wave only

: Morning Story

Looking After Baby by DOUG MORGAN Read bv
Christine Pritchard
' She quickly checked the other upstairs rooms. But there was no Vincent. Oh God. she thought, what if the little boy had wandered out of the house while she was asleep? '


Unknown: Christine Pritchard
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

: File on 4

: Enquire Within

: News

: You and Yours

including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket
Presenter Bill Breckon
HELP! page 59


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1981

12.55 Weather:
Programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

J-55 Shipping forecast long Wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

With Sue MacGregor Among today's items
High Arctic: MARGARET HORSFIELD describes life In an Eskimo settlement Talking Point: ten years ago Scotland abolished Us juvenile courts in favour of Children's
Does this system, with its emphasis on involving 'Parents, deal more successfully with young Offenders?
Kidnapped (6)


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: News

: 'Afternoon Theatre

Innocent Victim by R. D. WINGFIELD
A victim of threatening
Phone-calls seeks the help of a private investigator,
: who finds there are other victims in this case - and he is one of them.
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Directed By: Gerry Jones
bobbins: Lee Harrington
Tyrrell: Edward Judd
Wendy: Frances Jeater
Det-Insp Morrow: David Lodge
Mrs Furley: Peggy Paige
Ruth: Christine Absolom
Hilda: Diana Bishop
Barman: Ronald Herdman
Det-Sgt: Nicholas Courtney
Holy Joe: Derek Pollitt

: 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
3: Anita and Doug Lear
A few years ago the Lears were college lecturers and lived in a ' real
Coronation Street ' in the North. Today, home is a narrow-boat on Regent's
Park Canal in London, where they earn their living from a Victorian magic lantern show.
BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Story Time

Annerton Pit (4)

: PM

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


Presenters: Gill Pyrah
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.....
Science is always wrong: it never solves a problem without creating ten more
(GEORGE BERNARD SHAW ) with the voices of TOM LEHRER
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (First broadcast in 1979)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: It's a Bargain

Jill Todd with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Jill Todd

: News

: The Archers

written by ALAN BOWER
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Alan Bower
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David: Nigel Carrivick
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George: Graham Roberts
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: John Bott
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Anne-Louise Wakefield

: Time for Verse

Desmond Hawkins explores, in the last of six programmes, the ways in which some British poets have responded to the moods, legends and challenges of the sea.
A Life on the Ocean Wave Readers DOUGLAS LEACH and PAULINE WYNN
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Unknown: Pauline Wynn
Producer: Brian Patten

: /Binaural She Stoops to Conquer

or The Mistakes of a Night A comedy with an epilogue written by DR GOLDSMITHFirst performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 15 March 1773 In the Country and Strangers from London
At the Three Pigeons
MARK GOODING (bassoon) KEVIN PEEK (guitar) MICHAEL STEER (harpsichord)
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1978) The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones


Music By: Michael Steer
Music By: John Trusler
Music By: Stuart Deeks
Bassoon: Mark Gooding
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Mr Hardcastle: Leslie Sands
Mrs Hardcastle: Elizabeth Spriggs
Miss Hardcastle: Judi Dench
Miss Neville: Sarah Badel
Tony Lumpkin: Wayne Sleep
Diggory: Henry Knowles
Pimple: Karen Archer
Sir Charles Marlow: Anthony Newlands
Young Marlow: Michael Williams
Charles Hastings: Peter Wickham
Jeremy: Andrew Branch
Landlord Stingo: Fred Bryant
Several Shabby Fellow: Eric Alan
Several Shabby Fellow: Alaric Cotter
Several Shabby Fellow: Bill Monks

: Kaleidoscope

includes an interview with Michael Bentine , and reviews of his two new books The Door Marked Summer and Smith and Son Removers.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JANE STENNING


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis: the Story of a Boy (14) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Mary O'Hara Sings

Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Mary O'Hara
Piano: Josephine Stewart
Flute: John Franchi
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: News

Weather report; forecast 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.

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