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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


Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Widower

Part 3

: News

: Midweek:Henry Kelly

Plays host to guests famous and infamous, ordinary and extraordinary.


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 151 and 103-105; Brightest and best of the sons (BBC HB 63); Psalm 119 pt 5; Matthew 2. vv 1-12 (Rsv); Earth has many a noble city (BBC HB 64) long wave only

: Morning Story

Little Whiskery Woman by BRIAN GLANVILLE
Read by Sean Barrett
'The phone calls began at night, and having the baby made it even worse. Or she'd ring in the day and talk to Pauline.
" Tell your husband he won't be in the team much longer." And then, later on, " It would be a pity if anything happened to your baby." '


Unknown: Brian Glanville
Read By: Sean Barrett
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. Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Weather;

programme news

: The World at One: News

presenter Bobin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor. including Guest of the Week:
Tina Brown , editor of The Tatler.
Anyone for ...
Superkarting? PAT THORNTON goes to
Silverstone to meet the speedkings, andqueens, of the race tracks. A Start in Life (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tina Brown
Unknown: Pat Thornton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Lynn was no worse off than hundreds of thousands of women.
Her job was unrewarding. her husband pleasant but ineffectual, her two sons both at trying stages, but lots of women coped with running a home in those circumstances. What preoccupied her, her special problem, was Mr Chubb next door and the way he stared at her.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Elizabeth North
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Lynn: Brigit Forsyte
Sally: Judith Barker
Pete: Alan Rothwell
Mike: Peter Biddle
Will: Susan Sheridan
Mrs Chubb: Marlene Sidaway

: Zoo Talks

A collection of stories from the zoo. In the first of the new series Michael Boorer of London Zoo enters the world of parrots and macaws- and gets a very nasty shock from a lovebird.


Unknown: Michael Boorer
Producer: Anne Blair

: ElisabethSoderstrom

presents her choice of music on the theme of spring.
1 On the evening of the last day of April we celebrate a sort of Rite of Spring. We rake all the old leaves and branches together, make a big fire, and sing traditional songs.... Producer
BBC Manchester

: Story Time

The Rover (3)

: 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

: My Word!

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
(Repeated: Friday 12.27)


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

Written by ALAN BOWER Script editor
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)


Written By: Alan Bower
Editor: Diane Culverhousi
Produced By: William Smethurst
Dan: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrle Grundy: Heather Bill
Jethro Larkin: George Bart
Mary Pound: Ysanni Churchman
Nell Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakemeld
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy
Fraser: Peter Wickham

: Aspectsof the Fringe

A selection of comedy, poetry and song from revues at the 1981 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, featuring Ivor Cutler
Cambridge Footlights Roger McGough and Brian Patten Sheila Steafel and many more.


Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Cambridge Footlights
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The Two-Edged Sword-A Question of Security

The Reith
Lectures 1981 on armed force in the modern world raised important questions of defence and nuclear strategy. The lecturer. Professor
Laurence Martin , Vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and former professor of War Studies at King's College, London, discusses these issues of war and peace with authoritative figures who take different and opposing views. Chairman
Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Laurence Martin
Unknown: Michael Charlton
Producer: Tom Read

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Paul Allen Producer


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Peter Paterson


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: A Book at Bedtime

Rogue Male (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents musical nostalgia.

: 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.

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