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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence; the weather and what's new for farmers.
S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Peter Mayne
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV WILF WILKINSON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Peter Mayne
Unknown: Wilf Wilkinson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Giant Under the Snow

Part 3

: News

: Midweek: Noel Edmonds

and company in a ruminative revue of 1981. Producer BILL ROGERS


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, P 13; Behold, the great Creator makes
(BBC HB 44); Psalm 66, vv 1-3, 12-17; Hebrews 2, w 5-18 (rsv); Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Fraser Kerr
'"Yes. that is interesting," she said. " I've known of the strawberries and the shellfish and the cat's fur. And of course, I've heard of the egg, though I've never met it. Though I've heard of eggs disagreeing! " '


Unknown: Elspeth Davie
Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

A special programme examining the sensitive area of how a doctor tells a patient that they; are dying.
A recent survey in a British medical journal found that couples facing the prospect of separation by death endure considerable suffering because of poor communication with their doctors. Andy Price visits Michael Sobell House in Oxford, where the survey was conducted, and spoke to staff and patients who had taken part.


Producer: Jenny Ainge

: The Unrest Cure

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Ruff


Presenter: Peter Ruff

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Michael Bond , creator of Paddington Bear.
In Front of an Audience: last summer, a packed
Fairfield Hall heard some of the country's best junior music groups - and SO did BOB PRIZEMAN. A Start in Life by ANITA BROOKNER abridged in 11 parts by ANN REES-JONES
Read by Sarah Badel (1) ' Dr Weiss, at 40, though an authority on Balzac, nevertheless knew that her life had been ruined by literature, It had started in early infancy, when her nurse breathed the words, " Cinderella shall go to the ball." The ball had never materialised ...
(Music: Ravel's String Quartet)


Unknown: Michael Bond
Unknown: Bob Prizeman.
Read By: Sarah Badel

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Night Duty by CHRIS HAWES
' These things happen.
They are part of the life, and we have to try to learn from them.' But for student nurse Julie Brothers on her first night duty in a geriatric ward, the learning does not come easily.
Directed by DAVE SHEASBY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Chris Hawes
Unknown: Julie Brothers
Directed By: Dave Sheasby
Julie Brothers: Sylvia Brayshay
Mrs Freeman: Tessa Worsley
Sister Jennings: Maggie Uccahtht
Carrie Kennedy: Veronica Sufft
Radio presenter: Peter Wheeler

: Why Stand so Aghast?

0 stranger from England why stand so aghast?
May the Lord in His mercy be kind to Belfast
Leon Rubin , who has just moved from co-directing Nicholas Nickleby at the rsc to be artistic director of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast, recounts first impressions of his new home.
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Leon Rubin
Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby

: Elisabeth Soderstrom

The great Swedish soprano describes, with gramophone records. some of the occasions in opera when she is seen but not heard.
' The part of Melisande is the kind where on stage everybody talks about you ... but you don't say much. These passive parts are more difficult than the kind where you sing and sing and sing ... ' Producer
BBC Manchester

: Story Time

The Lamp-post Marauders (2)

: PM

5.56 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repealed on New Year's Day at 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

: Have a Cigarette?

Smoking - the myths and the reality.
In the New Year. BBC1 begins a new series to help people who want to Rive up smoking. But are the risks of smoking any greater than others to which we are daily exposed? Do we need a ' prop ' to cope with modern living? And what does it feel like to stop? Frank Ledwith looks at some of the facts.
Producer IRIS SPRANKLlNG (So You Want to Stop
Smoking? BBC1 3 January)


Unknown: Frank Ledwith

: Street Gospel

Street preaching - crying in the wilderness, shouting the word in the highways and byways - is the oldest tradition in the Christian world.
Libby Purves has been listening to those who continue to try to get passers-by to stop. listen and consider. Clowns, critics, preachers, priests, music-makers. Mister Men and even a hyperactive banana all appear in this conglomeration of Christians. But what is the message from the soapbox and what kinds of people do the preaching?


Unknown: Libby Purves

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Eric Robson Producer STUART SIMON BBC Manchester


Reporter: Eric Robson
Producer: Stuart Simon

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan invites Maeve Binchy
Victoria Glendinning and Peter Porter to make their choice of the best in paperback publishing in the past year.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Cab at the Door 3: Uncle Arthur and Aunt Lax
(Final episode on New Year's Day at 11.0 pin)

: Flight to Berlin

On the night of 3 September 1943, Wynford Vaughan Thomas flew in the Lancaster bomber ' F for Freddie ' on a raid over Berlin. In this programme he makes another flight and with the aid of recordings made 38 years ago recalls some of the impressions and experiences of one night during the last war. Producer TELERI BEVAN BBC Wales


Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: 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.

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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