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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day
With Polly Haslam
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Bryan Martin
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Polly Haslam
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Yesterday in Parliament

J.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

with familiar and unfamiliar figures to enliven and enrich your Wednesday morning with live conversation and confrontations.


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cheshire, where members of the Brooklands Gardening Society put their questions to
Bill Sowerbutts
Professor Alan Gemmeu and Geoffrey Smith
Questionmaster Ken Fora BBC Manchester
Book, Down the Garden Path, £3.50 from booksellers


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmeu

: Daily Service

neu, p 84; 0 sacred head (BBC hb 5331; Canticle 4; John 19, vv 23-30 (BSV); When I survey the wondrous cross <BBC HB 97) long wave only

: The Stranger

For Holy Week RICHARD SYMS reads from the homilies of Fr Joseph Donders.
Tne stranger and the Poor


Unknown: Richard Syms
Unknown: Fr Joseph

: News

followed by travel

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Jenni IIW.


Presenter: Jenni Iiw.

: The Other Side of Silence

A new serial in eight partsadaptedbyted allbeury from his novel of the same name.
1: Moscow Encounter
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
Guest of the Week;
Tim Sebastian , the BBC's Eastern Europe
Correspondent, Television Journalist of the Year and winner of the Richard Dimbleby Prize for his reporting from Poland.
Crannies - Old Style and New: CINDY SELBY takes an affectionate look at them. Home Before Night by HUGH LEONARD abridged in four parts by DELIA PATON
Read by T. P. McKenna Hugh Leonard 's richly humorous autobiography tells of his growing up in the 30s, on the outskirts of Dublin, as an adopted child.
(Music: Dubois'
Saxophone Quartet)


Unknown: Tim Sebastian
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Cindy Selby
Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: T. P. McKenna
Read By: Hugh Leonard

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

The Serang by VINCENT MCINERNEY with andOn Merchant Navy steamers, the Serang was the man in charge of the Indian crew. It was the custom that any unofficial profits were shared between him and the European crew. If this did not happen there was bound to be trouble.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUCHLlN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Vincent McInerney
Directed By: Shaun MacLouchlln
Alex: Donald McBride
the Second: Henry Stamper
Tele-Wallah: Sam Dastor
Chief: Ronald Htrdman
Tony: Gary Cady
Tavish: Steve Hodson

: Time for Verse

In the last of six programmes. Charles Matz concludes his discussion of the nature of poetry as sound. Reader DON FELLOWS Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Charles Matz
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Sweet Spring

when Die Jones notes the changing life on the land.

: A Lady's Life In the Rocky Mountains

First of two programmes compiled by MAVIS WALKER with At a time when most women stayed safely in their homes, Isabelle Bird rode on horseback through landscape and mountainous terrain.
Through her informative and entertaining letters to her sister, Isabelle recounts her fascinating adventures.


Unknown: Mavis Walker
Unknown: Isabelle Bird
Narrator: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Spencer Banks
Producer: David Spenser
Isabelle Bird: Peggy Ashcroft

: Story Time

The Last Resort (11)

: 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

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report and continental travel

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from
1 There is so much nastiness in modern literature that I like to write stories which contain nothing worse than a little innocent murdering.'
Written by FRANK MUIR and simon BRETT


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Jack Benny.
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Stan Freberg
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Written By: Frank Muir

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: A Good Night Out

What makes a good night out?Inanattemptto discover, Laurie Taylor , Professor of Sociology at York University. nervously tries out some of the less usual ways in which people enjoy themselves. This week:
A Medieval Banquet
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: Poetry at Bath

Laurie Lee and P. J. Kavanagh
Extracts from a literary evening presented at the Theatre Royal during the 1981 Bath Festival.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Producer: Brian Patten

: Voices in Harmony

Six programmes in which Manan Foster presents the showcase for amateur choirs.
Merry madrigals and soulful spirituals are examples from the repertoire the choirs sing to the highest standards for their enjoyment and yours. This week:
Exeter University Singers conductor Donald James With CHRISTOPHER NORTHAM (piano)
Producer IAN CARSON BBC Bristol


Conductor: Donald James
Piano: With Christopher Northam
Producer: Ian Carson

: Townscape with Brits

Last year. Margaret Perey presented a radio portrait of Roslea, a border village in Northern
Ireland. She called It
Landscape with Bandits, and it won a Pye Radio, Award.
This programme is an urban counterpart: a radio portrait of the notorious
- Divis Flats in Belfast, a desolate and violent Republican enclave.


Unknown: Margaret Perey
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The Marvellous Boy. a new play by John Fletcher about the tragic romantic poet Thomas Chatterton , at the New Vic Theatre in Bristol; and Song and Dance, a concert for the theatre by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Variations and Tell Me on a Sunday, at the Palace Theatre, London. Presenter Chris Powling Producer


Play By: John Fletcher
Unknown: Thomas Chatterton
Unknown: Andrew Lloyd
Presenter: Chris Powling
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Detective

: A Book at Bedtime

Gorky Park (18) 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.

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