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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson with the Labour Party in Brighton, Brian Redhead in London.
8.45* Prayer for the Day PIERS PLOWRIGHT
7.0, 8 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Ray Gosling - In the House of ...

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: The Living World

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: News

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: A Chapter of Adventures

Ion Trewin presents the third of five portraits of writers who thrilled the nation with tales of derring-do.
Rider Haggard
Readers GARARD GREEN and MICHAEL MCCLAIN Producer JOHN KNIGHT long wave only


Unknown: Michael McClain
Producer: John Knight

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; There is no sorrow, Lord (BP 87);
Psalm 23; 1 Peter 1, vv 8-16 (RSV); Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (BBC HB 348) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Vigil by EVAN GWYN WILLIAMS Read by John Darran


Read By: John Darran
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

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: File on 4

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: Enquire Within

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: News

: You and Yours

with JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Top of the Form

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

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


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Among today's items Parents' Postbag:
DR PENELOPE LEACH answers listeners' problems about their children.
Barton in Autumn:
GORDON BENINGFIELD and other friends and residents, help ROBIN PAGE paint a picture of his
Cambridgeshire village at the turn of the season. Blood and Judgment (11) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr Penelope Leach
Unknown: Gordon Beningfield

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Something Surprising by RACHEL WYATT
Beattie has always looked forward to her husband s retirement when the two of them can spend more time together and enjoy a peaceful existence away from the pressures of working life. But when the time comes,
Fred has a few surprises in store for her ... with John Livcsey and Haydn Wood Directed by CHERRY COOKSON
(Robin Bailey is in ' Quartermaine's Terms ' at the Queens Theatre, London)


Unknown: Rachel Wyatt
Unknown: John Livcsey
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Directed By: Robin Bailey
Fred: With Robin Bailey
Beattie: Katherine Parr
Elvie: Josie Kidd

: 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 about people who have made a dramatic change in their lives.
9: Dr Craig Sharp
One-time veterinary pathologist. CRAIG SHARP tired of dealing with dead animals and diseased tissues and turned his attention to the fittest human beings. Now he advises Olympic athletes on the most efficient ways to train their bodies to excel at their particular sports.
Presenter Stacey Adams Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presenter: Stacey Adams
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

The House in Dormer Forest
4; A Wedding

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: 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

Seven programmes chosen and presented by the East Anglian poet Edward Storey. 6: Cities


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

: Kaleidoscope

includes an interview with Brian Moore and a review of his latest novel The Temptation of Eileen Hughes ; The Beatitudes of Balthazar B by J. P. Donleavy , starring Patrick Ryecart and Simon Callow at the Duke of York Theatre, London: and a new recording by Colin Bradbury and Oliver Davies , The Drawing Room Clarinettist.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JANE STENNING


Unknown: Brian Moore
Unknown: Eileen Hughes
Unknown: J. P. Donleavy
Unknown: Patrick Ryecart
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Colin Bradbury
Unknown: Oliver Davies
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Bach and Brahms

Benny Goodman (clarinet)
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Cleveland String Quartet and the Amadeus String Quartet at the 1981 Benson and Hedges Music Festival direct from the Snape Maltings, Suffolk
Part 1
Bach Cello Suite No 5, in C minor (BWV 1011)
Brahms String Quintet No 2, in G, Op. 111



Clarinettist: Benny Goodman
Cellist: Pierre Fournier
Musicians: Cleveland String Quartet
Musicians: Amadeus String Quartet

: * On Rising Before Day ...

Sketches from an Italian notebook
Frank Delaney makes a literary pilgrimage to Italy in search of the people and the places which captivated Hilaire Belloc , Elizabeth Bowen , Edward Lear and others. Walking With Your Eyes Open
(Repeated: Fri 11.30 pm)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Edward Lear
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Concert

Part 2 Brahms
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
BBC Birmingham
10.4 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (14) long wave only


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: The Prospectors of Penzance

' The divers that used to be in this neck of the woods ten years ago came from all parts of the country ... It was almost like the California Gold Rush.'
Blain Fairman spends a day with three of the men who stayed on, goes out with them gathering sea-urchins and collects some divers' tales of friendly dolphins and embarrassed sharks.
Producer PETER FOZZARD 'Repeat) long wave only


Unknown: Blain Fairman
Producer: Peter Fozzard

: 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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