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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.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Peter Maybe and Brian Redhead
S.45* Prayer for the Day with LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7-30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Widower

Part 2

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Smoking and How to Stop it With 1982 justbegun now is the time to act on that New Year's resolution to stop smoking. But is it really as difficult as everyone says? What is the best way to kick the habit?
Are some cigarettes safer than others? Put your questions about smoking to David Simpson ,
Director of ASH; and Dr Godfrey Fowler , an Oxford (;P. Teresa
McGonagle is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am (So You Want to Stop Smoking continues on BBC1 next Sunday)


Unknown: David Simpson
Unknown: Dr Godfrey Fowler
Unknown: P. Teresa

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

NEM p 67; In the bleak mid-winter <BBC HB 51); Psalm 119. pt 3; Hebrews 4, vv 14 to 5. v 10 tRsv); A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Frances Tomelty ' She looked out to the yard, the dark sky hanging over frozen muck. the hens scurrying like big balls of crumpled paper in the wind. What a dreadful day it was. Perhaps she fancied a wander over the fields. What a silly thought.
Imagine living in a house this length of time and suddenly being afraid in it ...
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Frances Tomelty
Producer: Judith Elliott

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Diary of Nigel Mole Aged 13 ¾

The Diary of Nigel Mole. Aged 13¾ by SUE TOWNSEND with Nicholas Barnes as the Diarist
On the first day of the New Year, Nigel Mole begins to keep a diary for the first time. It will be no ordinary diary. Mole is no ordinary child - misunderstood schoolboy, undernourished son, unappreciated intellectual, unrecognised poet, rejected helper of the old, sometime friend of Adrian, spurned wooer of Pandora. Now he will become the detached observer and detailed recordist of the customs and carry-ons of the adult world around him.


Nigel Mole (the diarist): Nicholas Barnes
Music by: Pip Geeasley
Directed by: John Tydeman

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill BreckoD

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees invites Peter Jones Irma Kurtz
Julian Mitchell and Gay Search to share their favourite quotations and identify some others.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER Producer ALAN NIXON
(Rptd: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor. including Helping Hands: BRENDA KIDMAN visits a unique housing complex for the disabled and able-bodied. The O'Neill Family
Singers: the operatic talents of a Pontarddulais family. Could it be their traditional Welsh upbringing that has led to the current success of DENNIS, PATRICIA and DOREEN with three national opera companies?
A Start in Life (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Brenda Kidman

: News

: Tom Jones: 5: A Right Honourable Rape

by Henry Fielding.
Adapted for radio in six parts by Hallam Tennyson.
In which Lady Bellaston is hidden in a bedroom; Mr Nightingale is in love; Lord Fellamar behaves dishonourably; Sophia is to be married to Mr Blifil; and Tom Jones is committed to prison.
(Martin Jarvis is in "Caught in the Act" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Author: Henry Fielding
Adapted for radio by: Hallam Tennyson
Music comnposed by: Ilona Sekacz
Director: Martin Jenkins
Henry Fielding: Martin Jarvis
Tom Jones: Anton Lesser
Sophia Western: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mr Blifil: Andrew Secombe
Squire Western: Peter Jeffrey
Miss Western: Sarah Badel
Lady Bellaston: Jill Balron
Lord Fellamar: Charles Gray
Mr Nightingale: David McAlister
Mrs Miller: Eva Stuart
Mr Nightingale's Father: Robert Lang
Mr Edwards: Steve Hodson
Mr Fitzpatrick: Sean Barrett
Magistrate: Hugh Dickson
Nancy Miller: Patience Tomlinson
Mr Partridge: John Warner
Mrs Honour: Elizabeth Morgan

: Places ofPilgrimage

Six programmes in which
Bernard Jackson visits some of the centres of Christianity in Europe. 1: The Shrine of the Black Madonna in the Monastery of Jasna Gora in Czestochow*. in Poland. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Black Madonna
Unknown: Jasna Gora
Producer: Anne Howells

: The Bogart File

Since his death 25 years ago. Humphrey Bogart 's reputation and popularity have increased until he now means more to today's generation than he did to his own. In the first of two programmes,
Terence Pettigrew examines the life and career of the man who is so much more than ' just another movie star
Myth and Reality


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Terence Pettigrew
Producer: Wendy Clay

: Story Time

The Rover (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long tcare only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Never Too Late

Thora Hird , Avis Bunnage Megs Jenkins in The Hares and the Tortoise with Joe Gladwin , Kenneth Connor , John Livesey
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27pm)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: John Livesey
Written By: Terry Gregson
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pin)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Ballad ofBelle Isle

The working-men's clubs of West Yorkshire have half a million members.
Clubland is a tradition, a social service, a way of life. a business, and a bit of a joke.
To the entertainer, its the first rung of the ladder, and perhaps the last.
This documentary takes you into the Concert
Room of Belle Isle WMC, Leeds, to meet the members and committee, and to hear from
JOHNNY HAMMOND , LENA BURTON , HONEYPIE and DICKIE AND DOTTIE (' Our big number is the Miserere from Verdi's
11 Trovalore, which we do in the nude ... ')
Technical presentation by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS Producer PETER EVERETT
BBC Manchester i Repeat) This programme won the 1981 Pye Awurd for best radio feature


Unknown: Johnny Hammond
Unknown: Lena Burton
Producer: Peter Everett
Unknown: Pye Awurd

: Antony Hopkins

talking about music Each week, ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: In Touch

Why not try a wok?
Virginia Davies explains to Hannah Wright why she thinks a Chinese style of cooking may be suitable for b)ind people. Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Hannah Wright

: Kaleidoscope

on feature and documentary films. concentrating on a review of the bi-weekly season of Australian cinema on BBC2

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Peter Paterson


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Nashville

: A Book at Bedtime

Rogue Male (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Mozart

String Quartet in c
' Dissonance ' (K 465) OXFORD STRING QUARTET

: News

Weather report; forecast 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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