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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by Bryan Platt
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6,45. Prayer for the Day with SISTER MARTINA
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN martin
7 30, 8.30 News headlines 7,45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Week on 4

with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Tales from a Long Room

by PETER TINNISWOOD Five stories read by Robin Bailey
1: Our Own Dear Queen Producer TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Robin Bailey is in I ‚Ė†Quartermame's Terms at the Queen's Theatre, London)


Read By: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Robin Bailey

: News

: Start the Week with Desmond Wilcox

Unpredictable conversation from the personalities who will be making this week's news. Kenneth Robinson sometimes mentioned. Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. d 114; For all thy saints (BBC HB 228): Psalm 42; Mark 3, vv
7-19 (rsv); Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass (BBC HB 178) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Bull by ANGELA HUTH Read by Shirley Dixon Producer mitch rapeb


Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Rapeb

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Andover in Hampshire


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Weigh-in

Presenter David Panting Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated; Friday 4.5 pm)

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Editor: David Harding

: The Jason Explanation

of Saturday Night
' How did you spend last Saturday night? How will you be spending this morning? y Listening to this programme ... OK?
(Sir Ian Trethowan ,
Director-General, BBC) starring David Jason Sheila Steafel and, Jon Glover
Lyrics by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather;' programme news


Unknown: Sir Ian Trethowan
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Script By: Laurie Rowley
Script By: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jenkin Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: Rory McGrath.
Unknown: Charlie Adams
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Music By: Nick Bicat
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: The World at One: News

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


Presenter: Peter Ruff

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letter* and other items.
Among those today
Collecting: advice and anecdotes from DAVID BENEDICTCSa
Give a Dog a Bad Name!: RON ALLDRIDGE reassesses some animal reputations. 1: The Bat
Kidnapped (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Goodbye to an Old Friend by BRIAN FREEMANTLE


Unknown: Brian Freemantle

: Fritz on Monday

Fritz Spiegl keeps his customary keen eye and ear on what's written and said.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Story Time

Annerton Pit (6)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

A new series of the antidote to panel games. The long-awaited rematch between
Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton and Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer for the 1981 Golden Dustbin Award. Accompanied by COLIN SELL
Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Desmond Wilcox

(Revised repeat o/ 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

A Man in the Garden by RACHEL WYATT with Who is the man who comes to the bottom of the garden and stares up at the cottage? Inside,
Caroline remembers her father: did he really kill her mother? When
Rosemary and Michael come for their comfortable weekend, they too are uneasy, their routine disturbed by Caroline's obsession.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Garden By: Rachel Wyatt
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Rosemary: Maureen O'Brien
Caro: Rosalind Ayres
Michael: James Laurenson
Geoff: Liam Neeson
Man in the garden: Allan McClelland
Maggs: Elizabeth Proud
Joe: David Timson
Prison official: Spencer Banks
Women in the bar: Katherine Parr
Women in the bar: Patience Tomlinson

: Going Round

or ' Darling, you were marvellous'
Alan Bennett reflects on one of the hazards of theatre-going.
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sun 3.45 pm)


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Kaleidoscope

includes Outland, a new film starring
SEAN CONNERY , which has been described as ' High Noon in outer space '! ; and Patrick Caulfield ,
Paintings 1963-1981, selected by the artist himself, at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Presenter Chris Powllng Producer RICHARD DUNN Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Sean Connery
Unknown: Patrick Caulfield
Presenter: Chris Powllng
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNI


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborni

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening tn science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.
Producer Deborah cohen


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief by EVELYN WAUGH abridged in ten parts by BARRY CAMPBELL Read by Nigel Hawthorne (1)
Seth, Emperor of Azania, BA (Oxon), hires Basil Seal as Minister of Modernisation; and into the melting-pot of this ancient, independent African kingdom
Basil stirs his own, outrageous ingredients. Producer
BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Pamela Howe

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings: FRANZ LISZT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA leader ,JANOS ROLLA long wave only


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Leader: Janos Rolla

: 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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