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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast
(long wave only)

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45 Prayer for the Day
With Polly Haslam
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Peter Donaldson
7,30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45 Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: John Timpson
Speaker (Prayer for the Day): Polly Haslam
Newsreader: Peter Donaldson

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel; continental travel

: News

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of what happening to wildlife and the countryside.
Presented by Peter France
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: The Stranger

For Holy Week
Richard Syms reads from the homilies of Fr Joseph Donders The Stranger and his friends
(Next programme on Good Friday at 10.45 am)


Reader: Richard Syms
Author: Fr Joseph Donders

: Town Hall Rules OK?

Nigel Hees concludes his investigation into the workings of local government and puts some of the questions raised in earlier programmes to the Secretary of State for the Environment, The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine MP
Reporter Kevin Mulhern


Presenter: Nigel Hees
Guest: Michael Heseltine
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: HM The Queen Distributes The Royal Maundy

at the service in St David's Cathedral, South Wales
Order of Service
Hymn: Praise, my soul. the King of Heaven Psalm 138
Anthem: Lord. for thy tender mercies' sake (Hilton)
Lesson: John 13, vv 1-16
First Distribution of Maundy Gifts, during which the following anthems are sung: Like as the hart desireth the water brooks (Howells); Wash me throughly (S.S. Wesley)
Lesson: Matthew 25, vv 31-45
Read by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Second Distribution, during which the following anthems are sung: Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purcell): Zadok the priest (Handel)
Hymn: Ye that know the Lord is gracious
The National Anthem
The Blessing
Service conducted by The Dean, the VERY REV LAWRENCE BOWEN and members of the Chapter Choirs of Her Majesty's Chapel Royal, St James's Palace and St David's Cathedral
Scene described by PETER JONES


Unknown: Lawrence Bowen

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor, together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.


Presenter: Neil Landor
Producer: Peter Hoare

: News

: You and Yours

Including Jill Todd with the BBC Shopping Basket
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Reporter: Jill Todd

: Brain of Britain 1982

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Including Catch-a-Craft (5): Sally Tarrant-Willis suggests decorative pincushions.
Physicians Against Nuclear War: Sara Jones reports on the speakers and speeches at an international conference held in Cambridge.
Home Before Night (2)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Speaker: Sally Tarrant-Willis
Reporter: Sara Jones

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre: Alice's Friend

by Owen Holder
with Jocye Carey as Alice and Harold Goodwin and Pauline Letts as Len and Enid

When 84-year-old Alice employs Len as her chauffeur, a genuine friendship gradually develops between them. But this does not meet with the approval of Alice's son and daughter who think that Len is after the old woman's money, and even Len's wife and family begin to resent the amount of time he gives her.


Writer: Owen Holder
Piano: Neil Rhoden
Director: Ian Cotterell
Alice: Joyce Carey
Len: Harold Goodwin
Enid: Pauline Letts
Hampton: Owen Holder
Charles: David Gooderson
Muriel: Jean Trend
Donald: Spencer Banks
Robert: Stephen Garlick
Phyllis: Theresa Streatfeild

: News

: Sweet Spring

When Dr W. Straiten Russell recalls the rituals and ceremonies of the season


Speaker: Dr W. Straiten Russell

: Bookshelf

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


Introduces: Frank Delancy
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Story Time

The Last Resort (12)

: 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 and continental travel

: Any Answers?

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 JAMES ROBSON < Repeated on Good Friday at 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy: June Spencer
Phil: ,norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
ShUla: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Terry Barford: Jonathan Owen
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barratt
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield

: Not That it Matters

A centenary portrait of A. A. Milne by BRIAN SIBLEY
This programme is based on A. A. Milne 's autobiographical reminiscences. While it traces his career in publishing- and the theatre, it also highlights those famous fictional characters that came to haunt his reputation, with and MICHAEL TUDOR BARNES PAULINE LETTS , JOHN LIVESEY ANTONY MIALL , BRIAN SIBLEY and PATIENCE TOMLINSON Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: A. A. Milne
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: John Livesey
Unknown: Antony Miall
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Graham Gauld
Milne: Hugh Dickson

: Concert Prelude

Michael Oliver looks forward to the music in tonight's concert.


Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Celibidache and Michelangeli

direct from the Royal Festival Hall, London
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
Marie McLaughlin (soprano)
Gwynne Howell (bass)
London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS
conducted by Sergiu Celibidache
London Symphony Chorus Part 1
Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major for piano and orchestra op. 83


Soprano: Marie McLaughlin
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Leader: Michael Davis

: * A Pleasing Memorial

Like many of his contemporaries, Joseph Bulman , a Victorian railway clerk, amused himself writing verse about everyday life in the North East.
Adrian Mourby tells the story of his sadly short life and chooses some of his verse. Reader CHRISTIAN RODSKA Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Joseph Bulman
Unknown: Adrian Mourby

: Celibidache and Michelangeli

Part 2
Faure Requiem

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of The Big Knife by Clifford Odets , starring
Ian McShanc at the Watford Palace Theatre.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE winder


Unknown: Clifford Odets
Unknown: Ian McShanc
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Gorky Park (19) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: 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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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.

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