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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

t25 ShipPing forecast

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
7-4- 8-8 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.4 Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Partridge
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Starting School
In the next few weeks, thousands of small children will be starting school for the first time, and thousands more transferring from primary to middle or secondary schools. What do parents and children need to know before school
Begins? How can we ensure that every child has a happy start at the new school? And what kind of help can both
Children and parents eXpect from the school?
JUlia Knight, teacher and mother of four, and Bernard Ashley, junior school headmaster, will be in the studio to answer Your questions. Barbara
"yers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Daily Service

nem, p 93; How glorious Sion's courts appear
(BBC HB 493); Psalm 34 vv 1-10; Wisdom of Solomon 1, vv 1-2. 12-15 (rsv); Happy are they (BBC hb 274) long wave only

: Morning Story

Just in Time by BERTHA SKUDDEH Read by Maggie McCarthy Why was she so miserable? Hadn't she everything she could possibly want: a good husband who provided well for her, two lovely healthy children, the use of the car and many other mechanical aids to make her daily tasks more easy.


Read By: Maggie McCarthy
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Backlog by TIM PERRY

: Wildlife

■ Can bats pollinate flowers? '
Bob Stebbings ,
John Cooke and Bill Condry answer your questions on bats, reptiles, spiders, birds and plants. Presented by Derek Jones Producer
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)


Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: John Cooke
Unknown: Bill Condry
Presented By: Derek Jones
Unknown: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Larger Lunacy of Stephen Leacock

' The best of Leacock exists somewhere between the amiable nonsense of characteristic English humour (eg Wodehouse) and the hard-hitting and almost vindictive satire of much American humour.*
A dramatisation of some of his best pieces featuring Freddie Jones with Geoffrey Matthew
Sheila Steafel. Bill Wallis Jingles by philip POPE
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthew
Unknown: Sheila Steafel.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Ruff


Presenter: Peter Ruff

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Have Job, Will Traeel:
SONIA BEESLEY meets some of the people who have decided to live and work abroad. 1: An Eye to the Greener Grass.
National Youth Theatre: TONY BARNFIELD meets founder director MICHAEL CROFT , playwright PETER TERSON , and some of the 600 youngsters involved in the company's 25th anniversary season. Kidnapped (9)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Director: Michael Croft
Unknown: Peter Terson

: News

: The Red and the Black


: A Sideways Look At ...

... by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Home Ground

A Profile of Barry Hines
"...a lot of English novels are very tepid - the minor emotional crises of the middle classes. I think there are far more important things to write about..."
Best-known as the author of Kes, Barry Hines has been writing for nearly 20 years. Recently June Knox-Mawer visited him in Chapeltown near Sheffield to discuss his work past and present.


Interviewee: Barry Hines
INterviewer: June Knox-Mawer
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Story Time

Annerton Pit (7)

: 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

: Brain of Britain 1981

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Chairman
Robert Robinson Fourth semi-final
28: Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Peter Symms (lecturer) Hugh Stewart (scientific information officer) Barry Jones (fitter)
Meirlys Lloyd-Hewitt (librarian)
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
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Symms
Unknown: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: Barry Jones
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated; Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Louise Purslow

: The Missionaries

Anne Macnamara looks at the work of today's missionaries, especially in the emerging countries. Who are the missionaries today? And what is their role in the countries in which they are working? The programme tries to answer these questions. as well as investigating some of the dangers and problems which the missionary faces.


Unknown: Anne MacNamara
Producer: Paul Cobley

: Stervo Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

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

: In Touch

Talking newspapers exist in many areas to give the local news on tape to blind people - but are they selecting the right news? Should blind people get more or less specially recorded material? What are the chances of a national daily or weekly being recorded onto tape? These issues will be discussed by Jo Deaper , Chairman of Talking
Newspapers Association, with David Scott and Brian Reinecke , who are both involved in the production of talking newspapers, and Enid Dance , who conducted her own survey to find out what the blind readers thought about it all.
Presenter Peter White 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 W1A 1AA


Unknown: Jo Deaper
Unknown: David Scott
Unknown: Brian Reinecke
Unknown: Enid Dance

: Kaleidoscope

includes the British premiere of Chapter Two by NEIL SIMON , starring MAUREEN LIPMAN at the Lyric Theatre,
Hammersmith; and a report from
Michael Oliver at" the Edinburgh International Festival on the National Theatre of Romania and the Conference on Television and the Arts.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producers BRIAN BARFIELD and JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producers: Brian Barfield
Producers: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Schubert

Symphony No 3, in D


Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: 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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