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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day ROSEMARY WAKKLIN
7 t 8.9 Today's News
Read by pauline BUSHNELL
7.3t. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Rosemary Wakklin
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Love Among the Butterflies

2: Infatuation
8.59 Continental
Travel Information

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Horse Sense
Thinking of learning to ride and wondering how to start; of buying and what to choose; of caring for and what to do; of trainingandhowto begin; of a riding holiday and how to prepare? Then call [number removed]when Michael Clayton , Editor of Horse and Hound, and Colin Vogel , equine vet. are in the saddle to answer your questions, with Sue MacGregor holding the reins.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Michael Clayton
Unknown: Colin Vogel
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
Book, same title, £6.50 from bookshops

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; My Father, for another night (BBC HE
407); Psalm 47; Wisdom of Solomon 7, vv 15-28 (RSV); At thy feet. 0
Christ we lay (BBC HB 402) long wave only

: Morning Story

Royal Flush by DOUGLAS YOUNG
Read by Paul Young
In which Gerald decides to make a home fit for
Americans to live in He will enlist the help of Petrov. the lodger. Petrov is addicted to tea and deeply influenced by Dostoevski.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Read By: Paul Young
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Sleak and Microchips by GEOFFREY BEEVERS


Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds and puzzle you- with the mystery sound competition. Presented by Derek Jones Producer
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Unknown: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers. presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Aspects of the Fringe

A variety show specially recorded in Edinburgh, featuring the best of comedy and music and a few oddities from the Fringe of the 1980 Festival. Producers
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

4 Broadcast on August
Bank Holiday Monday at
7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Have Job, Will Travel:
SONIA BEESLEY meets some of the people who have decided to live and work abroad.
2: New Pastures for Old. You've Only to Ask:
OR DAVID MENDEL reflects on patient/doctor communication. Three stories by SEAN O'FAOLAIN read by T. P. mckenna 2: Angels and Minister* of Grace


Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: David Mendel
Stories By: Sean O'Faolain
Read By: T. P. McKenna

: News

: The Red and the Black


: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: High-Seas Adventure

Founded in 1960, the Ocean Youth Club runs a fleet of nine 72-foot ketches, in which members - aged between 15 and 21 - sail to many parts of the world from the Azores to Iceland.
Maureen Staffer joins the crews of the Sir Thomas Sopwilh and the Samuel
Whitbread - some of whom have never set foot on a ship before - for a taste of life on the high seas under sail.
Producer JOCK CALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Sir Thomas Sopwilh

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 1880s (3)

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

From the original 64 contestants who set out on the road to the title Brain of Britain 1981 back in February, the four survivors are now just one step away from their goal.
Chairman - Robert Robinson
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by UN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
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 Countryside in September

(Details: Wed 4.0 pm)

: 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

How do you remember telephone numbers when you can't see print and don't know Braille?
Hannah Wright suggests ways for memorising numbers.
Presented by David Scott Blackhall Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Hannah Wright
Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Dances of Love and Death, the world premiere of a new full-length work by the London Contemporary Dance Theatre at the Edinburgh International Festival; and Escape to Victory, a Second World War adventure story set against a back drop of soccer, starring Bobby Moore , Pele, Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone , directed by John Huston. Presented by Chris Powling


Unknown: Bobby Moore
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Sylvester Stallone
Directed By: John Huston.
Presented By: Chris Powling
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Jason Explanation

of Fads and Fashions After this programme you'll never buy another Jacuzzi ... starring David Jason Sheila Steafel and Jon Glover
Lyrics by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer jimmy MULVILLE


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

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Berlioz

Love Scene: Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet). SOUTH WEST GERMAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by BRUNO MADERNA long wave only


Conducted By: Bruno Maderna

: 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.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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