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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

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


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45*Prayer for the Day THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON 7 0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Dr John Newton
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Wodehouse

Bring on the Girls (6)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of lively conversation between the personalities in this week s news. Warning: this programme contains Kenneth Robinson


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Child in the manger (BBC HB 45); Psalm 33, vv 13-21; 1
Peter 4, vv 12-19 (RSV);
The holy son of God most high (BP 85) long irare only

: Morning Story

Home for Christmas by PETER ROBINS
Read by Sean Barrett Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Peter Robins
Read By: Sean Barrett
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

long wave only

: Down Your Way

I Broadcast Sun 5.5 pm) long wave only

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by p. J. Kavanagh
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm) long wave only


Readers: J. Kavanagh
Readers: Dame Celia Johnson
Readers: John Carson
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Joke by Joke...

(Details; Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, your letters and other topics.
Among these today Insurance Hows and Whys: DAVID SCOTT talks about insuring your life. Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON GOW previews films on BBCtv during the next fortnight.
A Childhood in Scotland by CHRISTIAN MILLER
The last of six episodes abridged by MONICA GREY Read by ANNETTE CROSBIE Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Talks: David Scott
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Christian Miller
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Read By: Annette Crosbie
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

From James to Alice by PATRICE CHAPLIN


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin

: What a Job!

What is it like to be disliked for a living?
An occasional series of programmes about people whose jobs bring them, directly or indirectly, into confrontation with the world at large. 1: Elizabeth Billot , traffic warden
Producer JOHN STANLEY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Elizabeth Billot
Producer: John Stanley

: Story Time

King Charles II by ANTONIA FRASER abridged for radio in ten parts and read by Edward de Souza (1)
The reign of King Charles II is one of the most fascinating periods of English history. Charles was a true romantic hero, but he was also a considerable statesman. This much-acclaimed biography tells his story from childhood, through his troubled time of exile, to the subsequent reign of this remarkable man. Producer CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Antonia Fraser

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

1 (Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

The Prague Trial 79
Prepared for the stage by PATRICE CHEREAU and ARIANE MNOUCHKINE
Translated and adapted for radio by CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON. Introduced by John Mortimer
Readings in English by Flora Robson and in Czech by Julius Tomin
In October 1979 the Czech playwright Vaclav Havel and five other dissidents, all of whom were signatories of Charter 77 and members of VONS (the Committee for the Defence of the Unjustly Prosecuted', were sentenced to a total of 19½years imprisonment for ' criminal subversion against the state '. This programme is a dramatic reconstruction of their trial based upon the memories of the handful of relatives allowed into the courtroom. The Accused:
Appeal summary by (;Ienda Jackson Also taking part
Chilly true story of the rigging of justice
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS (First broadcast on R3)


Unknown: Patrice Chereau
Unknown: Christopher Hampton.
Introduced By: John Mortimer
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Julius Tomin
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Unknown: Ienda Jackson
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Dana Nemcova: Gwen Watford
Jin Dienstbier, a Journalist: Peter Jeffrey
Otta Bednarova: Mary Wimbush
Dr Vaclav Benda: Clifford Rose
Petr Uhl an engineer: Robert Lang
Vaclav Havel: George Cole
Counsel for the Defence:Lindner: David Hare
Counsel for the Defence:Penka: Bruce Stewart
Counsel for the Defence:Tichy: Ronald Harwood
Counsel for the Defence:Lzicar: Peter Barnes
Counsel for the Defence:Klouza: Christopher Scott
The Prosecutor: Brian Haines
The Tribunal:Judge Kaspar: Ian Richardson
The Tribunal:Female member: Jenny Lee
Relative:Onclrej Dienstbier: Robert Powell
Relative:Anna Sabatova: Angela Pleasence
Relative:Marketa Nemcova: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Witness:Albert Cerny: Alec McCowen
Witness:Irma Hrabalova: Pauline Letts
Witness:Anna Kastakova: Lolly Cockerell
Witness:Mrs Valova: Eve Karpf
Witness:Doctor: Jane Knowles

: Kaleidoscope

Vivat Humbert !
A portrait of the Ballet
Rambert - Britain's oldest dance company - whose birth may be said to date from June 1926 when Frederick Ashton produced his first work A Tragedy of Fashion, under the direction of Marie Rambert in the revue Riverside Nights at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. With members of the company past and present. Stephen Phillips goes behind the scenes to trace the company's remarkable story. With the voices and opinions of TAMARA KARSAVINA , DIANA GOULD MENUHIN, ANTONY TUDOR, AGNES DE MILLE.
Producer john POWELL Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Vivat Humbert
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Marie Rambert
Unknown: Stephen Phillips
Unknown: Tamara Karsavina
Unknown: Diana Gould
Unknown: Peggy Van Pragh
Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton.
Unknown: Norman Morricl.
Unknown: Christopher Bruce
Unknown: Richard Alston
Unknown: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: Dame Marie Rambert
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

David Lay reporting


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

The Edible Woman by MARGARET ATWOOD abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN MAHON
Read by BETH PORTER (5) long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Beth Porter

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: Music at Night

Look Back at Summer
Second of two programmes with APRIL CANTELO (sop) GEORGE MALCOLM i harpsichord)
(First broadcast on R3) long wave only

: 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.

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