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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what new for farmers.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John TImpson and Brian Redhead 6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DAVID PARTRIDGE
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8 SO News headlines
7.45- Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Partridge
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Checkpoint

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; Come, let us to the Lord our God (BBC HB 487); Psalm 119, pt 5; Wisdom of Solomon 3, vv 1-9 (RSV): Lead, kindly light (BBC HB 306) long wave only

: Morning Story

Lorenzo's Oracle by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley ' You promise never to bring your fortune-telling book into school again, or read palms ever again, especially girls. . . '
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley
Producer: Pamela Howe

: 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 Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
I Can See it Now: ALAN
MELVILLE finds his memory plays tricks.
Believe it or Not: astrologer RUSSELL GRANT discusses the Virgo personality and looks at the future of the actress JUDY GEESON.
Kidnapped (11)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Judy Geeson.

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Hallelujah! by RAY JENKINS with Derek Martin as Bill Ford Deidre Costello as Mirry Ford and Keith Emin as Jo Bill Ford hasn't had much success as a villain. He hasn't had much success as a father and husband. He returns home to find his son is deeply disturbed and his wife very unhappy. But Bill Is determined to put things right. Except he's pulled a job and there are people looking for him.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Ray Jenkins
Unknown: Derek Martin
Unknown: Bill Ford
Unknown: Deidre Costello
Unknown: Keith Emin
Unknown: Jo Bill Ford
Directed By: Peter King
David Barham: Haydn Wood
Pat Waller: Anne Raitt
Mathur: Dalawar Chaudhry
Brooks: Darren McGrath
Tom: George Parsons
Villain: Siôn Probert

: 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 series of nine programmes about people who have made a dramatic change in their lives.
4: Colin Neason
From the age of 10. Colin Neason had only one ambition in life - to be a sailor. By the age of 26, he was well on the way to being a Captain in the Merchant Navy, but disillusionment set in and he abandoned his lifelong dream in order to become a Probation Officer.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Colin Neason
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

Annerton Pit by PETER DICKINSON abridged in nine parts by PENELOPE FARMER Read by BERNARD CRIBBINS (9) Producer BRIAN DEAN
(Tomorrow: ' A London Girl of the 1880s ' by M. V. Hughes )


Unknown: Peter Dickinson
Read By: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: M. V. Hughes

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject. To learn English you must begin by thrusting the jaw forward, almost clenching the teeth, and practically immobilising the lips '
(JOSE ORTEGO Y GASSET) with the voices of Tony Hancock , John Bird and John
Fortune Woody Allen , Dick Bentley and June Whitfield and Victor Borge
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (First broadcast in 1979)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Fortune Woody Allen
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Victor Borge
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: It's a Bargain

with Jill Todd
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Jill Todd

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

' Boundaries ' both of landscape and of the mind are the subject of seven programmes chosen and presented by the East Anglian poet
Edward Storey. The first is devoted to the area he himself knows so well. 1: Lowlands


Unknown: Edward Storey.
Readers: Ciiristopher Scott
Readers: George Parsons
Producer: Margaret Etall

: Proms 81

direct from the Royal Albert Hall,
GeneralRozhdestvensky conducts the BBC
Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's Pastoral
Symphony: as Radio 3


Unknown: Royal Albert

: * To Fly Where the Sun Never Sets

The life story of an Arctic Tern by PAUL THOMAS , narrated by Andrew Sachs.
Arctic Terns migrate from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back each year, a round trip of 25,000 miles. Why do they fly so far, and how do they find their way?
Zoologists Robin Baker , Euan Dunn and Chris Mead follow the fortunes of one individual, recognised by the numbered ring on its leg - 74/B. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT. BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Paul Thomas
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Unknown: Robin Baker
Unknown: Euan Dunn
Unknown: Chris Mead

: The Archive Auction

Russell Harty browses through the BBC Sound Archive catalogue and chooses the recordings he would most like to own. Producer


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington discusses a selection of new books, including
The Hollywood Musical by CLIVE HIRSCHHORN ,
Adrift by TRISTAN JONES , The Road to Oxiana by ROBERT BYRON and Shadow Man - The Life of Dashiell Hammett by RICHARD LAYMAN, with Alexander Walker , Esmond Wright and Liz Cowley Producer JANE STENNING
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Clive Hirschhorn
Unknown: Tristan Jones
Unknown: Robert Byron
Unknown: Dashiell Hammett
Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Esmond Wright
Unknown: Liz Cowley
Producer: Jane Stenning

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Cancer and the Environment

What causes cancer? This remains a mystery, despite decades of effort by scientists. The reason may well be that cancer does not have a single cause, but instead there has to be a sequence of causes, a series of breakdowns in the normal working of the body before cancer finally results.
Regions of high cancer incidence - such as Shanghai, where liver tumours are very common, and the Scottish
Highlands, where cows suffer from an ' epidemic ' of cancer, give a handle to study how various factors in the environment can interact to produce cancer.
Presenter Michael Scott
Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN long wave only


Presenter: Michael Scott
Producer: Martin Goldman

: 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.

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.

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