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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

t.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45, Prayer for the Day ROSKMARY WAKELIN
7.0, 8.' Today's News Read by Harriet cass
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45- Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Roskmary Wakelin
Read By: Harriet Cass

: Love Among the Butterflies

4: Rapture

: News

: Checkpoint

with Roger Cook


Unknown: Roger Cook

: News

: A Good Read

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; Praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 280); Psalm 66 vv 1-11; Wisdom of Solomon 8, v 17 to 9, v (rsv); God is love, let heaven adore him (BBC HB 7): long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Howard Goorney Producer giilian HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Howard Goorney

: News

: File on 4

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library answer your questions. Producer SIMON ELMES
3.30 pm)


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: You and Yours

JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1981

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
I Can See it Now: ALAN
MELVILLE recalls the night he decided to make the theatre his profession. They Don't Just Run Hostels: JANE FINNIS discovers the variety of projects the YWCA undertake.
My Cold Clear Time:
South African novelist NADINE GORDIMER talks about her recent work. A Forgotten Season by KATHLMEN CONLON abridged in nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL. Read by Patricia Routledge (1)
When the child Veronica was growing up in a northern seaside town in the 50s, ' The Major ' was a regular visitor to the house. Then there were Aunt Dolly, and Aunt Mu, and the feckless Spencers next door. Unknown to them, . The Major ' had a son,
Charlie, who was to affect all their lives ...
(Music: Planel's Trumpet Concerto)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Talks: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Kathlmen Conlon
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Read By: Patricia Routledge

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Fringe Benefits by SHEILA HODGSON
All these years
Mrs MacKinnon has been a highly respectable
Edinburgh widow lady. Se what's she doing getting mixed up with the way-out Festival Fringe group the A to Z Vibes That's what her son,
James, would dearly like to know.


Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Unknown: Mrs MacKinnon
Directed By: David Johnston
Mrs MacKinnon: Gwyneth Guthrie
James: Jack McKenzie
Tim Hazel: Colin Starkey
Judianne: Jill Fenner
Morris: Martin Black
Sprog: Fiona Black
Mrs Logan: Mary Riggans
American poet: Lloyd Quinan
Boys: Wtlliam Elliot
Boys: Louis Write
Boys: Steven Whinnery
GirlS: Sybil Winthrop
GirlS: Dorothy Taylor
GirlS: Una McNab

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the 'other' news from around the UK. News, too, of where the jobs are being created and the firms behind them.

: A Change of Course

A series of nine programmes
5: Charles Tunbridge was a successful marketing executive on course for a powerful and lucrative career, when the textile mill in his village came up for sale. Five years later, he is mill-owner and local employer struggling to stay afloat in a business he has had to learn about from scratch.
Presented by Gill Pyrah Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Charles Tunbridge
Presented By: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 1880s (5)

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Robert Williams 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

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject ...
History is too serious to be left to historians '
IAIN MACLEOD ) with the voices of Michael Flanders
Carl Reiner , Mel Brooks and Peter Cook
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (First broadcast in 1979)


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Iain MacLeod
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Carl Reiner
Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Peter Cook
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

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmmolmm


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brtan: Charles Collingwood
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom FOrrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly: Alison Skilbeck
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington

: 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. 2: The Hills


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

: Proms 81

direct from the Royal Albert Hall,
London jonn Pritcnard conducts the BBC Symphony
Orchestra in Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Delius's Piano Concert. The soloist is Clifford Curzon : as Radio 3


Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Clifford Curzon

: On Rising Before Day

Sketches from an Italian Notebook
In the first of three programmes, Frank elaney makes a literary pilgrimage to Italy in search of the people and the places which captivated Hilaire Belloc , Elizabeth Bowen and Edward Lear.
1: BrotDn-Remembered Hills
(Repeated: 11 September)


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Edward Lear.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Proms 81

Brahms Symphony No 2 as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of John Barton 's mammoth double bill of Shakespeare's The Two
Gentlemen of Verona and Titus Andronicus , both to be performed in one evening with a cast that
Includes Patrick Stewart and Sheila Hancock , by the RSC at Stratford-upon-Avon;
Matthew Arnold : A Life, the first detailed biography for more than 30 years of this 19th-century poet and critic by Park Honan ; and People, a new novel by Nadine Gordimer. Presented by Paul Vaughan


Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Titus Andronicus
Unknown: Patrick Stewart
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: Park Honan
Novel By: Nadine Gordimer.
Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Black Mischief (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Excellency

The Queen's representative in the Channel Island of Jersey - the Lieutenant
Governor - is a traditional appointment that goes back to the time of William the Conqueror. Sean Maffett examines the role of the present Lieutenant Governor,
His Excellency General Sir Peter Whiteley , GCB, KCB, OBE, and discovers how important this historical post is in Jersey today.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Sean Maffett
Unknown: Sir Peter Whiteley

: 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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