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: Shipping forecast

(long wave only)

: News

: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottingtoii

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
S.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

7.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sport on 4

Introduced by Tony Lewis Rugby Union: a preview Of AUSTRALIA'S third international in five weeks, against SCOTLAND at Murrayfield.
Cricket: DON MOSEY in India looks ahead to tomorrow's one-day international at Jullundur. Show Jumping:
PETER CHURCHILL reports on the third day of the Olympia International
A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduced By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Peter Churchill

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk , with SUSAN MARLING and IAN LYON , looks at the holiday travel and leisure scene. Including Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Melanie Phillips looks at the weekly magazines. Producer HUGH PURCELL


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: The Week in Westminster

viewed by Matthew Coady Producer


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Unknown: Caroline Millington.

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 9; Lord of all good. our gifts we bring (Bp 56);
Canticle 6 pt 1; Isaiah 35, vv 1-10 (AV); The spacious firmament on high (BBC HB 21)

: From Our Own Correspondent


: News

: Money Box

The key to getting the most from your money
Presenter Louise Bolting A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Bolting

: The News Quiz

(Details: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

Esther Rantzen Terry Wogan
Sir Monty Finniston Lord Sopor in Braishtield, Hants
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston

: News

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Chosen by GERRY KNIGHT
Science in the 24th century means world figures can be frozen after death and revived in times of emergency. The girl chosen to cope with a neurosis epidemic seems a very odd choice.
(Repeated: Tues 11.5 am) (David Waller is a member of the Royal
Shakespeare Company)


Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Unknown: David Waller
Dr Zacarius: Peter Woodthorpe
the Minister: David Waller
Matthews: Stephen Garlick
Computer/Strassman: Alan Dudlet
Carla/Girl In shop: Theresa Streatfeild
Neil/Delegate: David McAlistek

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Profile

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Lnndor answer your queries.


Unknown: Neil Lnndor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Gemmell's Garden: Winter Special

Today Professor Alan Gemmell visits Inverewe Garden, which lies in a remote corner of the rocky and often stormy west coast of Scotland.
Although it's on the same latitude as Labrador and Leningrad, this garden, now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, is home for a large number of the world's most exciting plants, shrubs and trees. And, even in the depths of winter, it is a dramatic place to visit.
BBC Scotland


Presenter: Professor Alan Gemmell
Producer: Murdoch M. McPherson

: Does He Take Sugar?

Guest presenter
Monty Modlyn visits the Royal National
Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore to find out what Christmas will be like for the handicapped children. Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address : BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Tel: [number removed]Ext: 7048


Unknown: Monty Modlyn
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Along the Silk Road

A four-part journey along the trade route which has connected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.
Jessica Rawson , Deputy Keeper of Oriental Antiquities, British
Museum, explains the historical background and Philip Short , recently the BBC's Peking
Correspondent, looks at the modern face of China at the places they stop at along the route. 3: Dunhuang
The Caves of a Thousand Buddhas: a tiny oasis, chosen by Buddhist monks as a sanctuary nearly 2.000 years ago, where hundreds of painted cave temples, hand-carved into the cliff face, are a major centre of Buddhist studies in China.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jessica Rawson
Unknown: Philip Short

: Week Ending

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Helene Hanff sprang to fame when her correspondence with a secondhand bookseller was published in the book 84 Charing Cross Road. Since then, she has written several more books and sends a monthly letter from New York to Woman's Hour. In conversation with Roy Plomley , she chooses her eight records.


Unknown: Helene Hanff
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: A Celebration of Christmas Trees

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Thy leaves are green for ever
Arthur Scholey explores the history of the Christmas tree from pagan times to the present day. He discusses the various forms of decoration, debates the advantages of the artificial tree, talks to some people gathered in Trafalgar Square for the ' lighting up ' ceremony and seeks the source of mystery and magic.
Producer NICHOLAS WHINES Note for the technically minded: This programme can be heard to best advantage in a darkened room with an illuminated Christmas tree placed next to your radio.


Unknown: Arthur Scholey

: Baker's Dozen

(Details: Wed 11.5 am)

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Sherlock Holmes v Dracula

A play for radio by Glyn Dearman from the writings of John H. Watson, MD, as edited by Loren D. Estleman
'I feel it my duty to set the record straight regarding a number of erroneous statements made recently concerning the events I am about to describe. I refer in particular to a spurious monograph by one Bram Stoker, entitled Dracula, which completely ignores the part which Sherlock Holmes played in bringing that affair to its successful conclusion.'
(From a posthumously published memoir of Dr John Watson)
Directed by Glyn Dearman (Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Writer/Director: Glyn Dearman
Editor: Loren D. Estleman
Sherlock Holmes: John Moffatt
Dr Watson: Timothy West
Count Dracula: David March
Professor Van Helsing: Aubrey Woods
Thomas Parker: Michael Maloney
Mr Caffyn: Noel Howlett
Mary Watson: Theresa Streatfeild
Vampire: Frances Jeater
Inspector Lestrade: Nicholas Courtney
Mrs Barton: Katherine Parr
Ned Bridger: John Hollis

: Weather

: News

: Take a Message to the Moon

The Navajo Reservation in the south-west of the United States is a place of contradictions. In a land of spectacular scenery, the Navajos, the largest Indian tribe in the USA, worship the moon and the sun and tend their flocks of sheep alongside oil rigs and vast open-cast coal and uranium mines. They are poor, but their country is rich. Peter Paterson reports Producer DAVID POWELL


Unknown: Peter Paterson
Producer: David Powell

: Lighten Our Darkness

conducted by The Rev Elwyn Jones


Unknown: Elwyn Jones

: Aspects of the Fringe

A selection of comedy, poetry and song from reviews at the 1981 Edinburgh Festival Fringe including Ivor Cutler, Cambridge Footlights, Roger McGough and Brian Patten, Sheila Steafel


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

Weather report; forecast 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.

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