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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV
7.0. 8. Today's News
7.30, 8 0 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: The Living World

Zephyrs. Breezes and Rarely is the air still. when the winds blow fiercely, they can damage plants and cause problems for animals, but many organisms can take advantage of more moderate winds. Presenter
Caroline Parsons
Producer JOHN Harrison BBCBristol


Unknown: Caroline Parsons
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: Town Hall Rules OK?

Nigel Rees continues his investigation into the workings of local government. He asks what local councils do and how well they're doing it and, by talking to councillors, officials and ratepayers, discovers there's more to democracy than emptying dustbins. This week: What About the Worker sr
Reporter Kevin Mulhern Producer MAGGIE REDFERN


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; 0 thou in all thy might (BBC HB 312); Psalm85; John 18, vv 1-11 (rsv); Jesu, thou jov of loving hearts (BBCHi323) long wave only

: A Missing Masterpiece?

Written and narrated by Michell Raper
The 'masterpiece' in question is one of the greatest films made in the 'silent' era. Michell Raper describes the extraordinary events which occurred when its director, Sergei Eisenstein, visited London in the 1930s... events which to this day, remain unexplained.


Writer/Narrator: Michell Raper

: News

followed by travel

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
BBC Manchester

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer simon ELMES
Questions on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1982

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: 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 Signposts: divorce is increasingly common and can throw up a host of financial problems. LORNA BOURKE describes the main pitfalls.
Speeding the Seed:
PETER BLACKBL 'RNE-MAZE explains to JANE FINNIS the pros and cons of fluid sowing of seeds. The Upas Tree (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lorna Bourke
Unknown: Peter Blackbl
Unknown: Jane Finnis

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

The Other Side of the Coin by J. C. W. BROOK
They say ' It takes two to tango this play presents two sides of a passing love affair which develops in unexpected directions ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Directed By: Brian Miller
Jean: Deborah Paige
Basil: Ian Thompson
Avis: Alison Draper
Tony: Gregory de Polnay
Harold: Geoffrey Serle
Mrs Morris: Mollie Petrie
Mandy: Tracey Miller
Bus conductor/Mr Baldock: Jack Holloway
Mrs Lowndes: Daphne Neville
TV commentator: Pavel Douglas

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the people and places that don't alwavs make the national headlines.

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy, both new and old, from classic to comics.


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Story Time

The Last Resort (7)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

Your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel,: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield

: An American Concert

direct from the Barbican Centre, City of London London Symphony Orchestra leader michael DAVIS conducted by Mark Elder Part 1
Roy Harris Symphony No 3
Bernstein Symphonic
Dances (from West Side Story)


Leader: Michael Davis
Conducted By: Mark Elder

: * Separated by theSameLanguage

Fritz Spiegl tests G.B.S.'s comment on England and America, and examines some of the curious consequences of America's linguistic mixture.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Concert

Part 2
Ives Two movements from the Holiday Symphony
Gershwin An American in Paris

: The Book of the Axe

Written and narrated by Michell Raper
The River Axe flows through West Country hills to the sea. George Pulman , a 19th-century newspaper-founder and fisherman, made it the theme of his book The
Book of the Axe: a book of legends, local history and, above all, a hymn of praise to the sport of ' angling.


Unknown: Michell Raper
Unknown: George Pulman

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of a new rsc production of Macbeth at Stratford-upon-Avon, with Bob Peck and Sarah Kestelman ; and John Cranko 's ballet Romeo and Juliet performed by Scottish Ballet at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Sarah Kestelman
Unknown: John Cranko
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: A Book at Bedtime

Gorky Park (14) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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.

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