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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

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


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Today

Presenters Wendy Jones and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day with FR ALBAN MCCOY
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25', 8.25' Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: Wendy Jones
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Fr Alban McCoy
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Midnight Fox

Part 2
8.57 Weather, travel

: News

: Tuesday Call[number removed]

Psychology Now
The two main questions that psychologists are trying to answer are..Why do we do what we do? and What makes us the people that we are? Any facet of human nature is grist to the psychologist's mill, says psychologist Dr John Nicholson. Of course, behind everything we do and are lies the brain - so neurophysiologist
Professor Noel Dilly will be joining him to answer your questions on all aspects of human behaviour.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr John Nicholson.
Unknown: Professor Noel Dilly

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Jesu, our hope, (BBC HB 126); Canticle
3, vv 1-8, 12 and 13; Acts 22, vv 17-29 (NEB);
Rejoice! the Lord is King (BBC HB 128) long wave only

: On Holiday

A holiday programme for children of all ages. 2: Sea and Sand

: News

followed by travel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Flight of the Swan by JEAN MACVEAN


Unknown: Jean MacVean

: Wildlife

Can birds change sex? Jim Flegg , Michael Chinery and Keith Corbett answer more mail from the postbag on birds, frogs, insects and salamanders.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: Michael Chinery
Unknown: Keith Corbett
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: England, Their England

(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clough


Presenter: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Into the 21st Century: PAMELA CALLAGHAN reports on the way some Arabs feel we see their culture and its tensions.
This Little Pig Went to Market - the Modern Way: ANDREA ADAMS Visits an Up-to-the-minute pig farm.
An Episode of Sparrows by RUMER GODDEN abridged in 12 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by Margaret Tyzack (1)
'The Garden Committee had met to discuss the earrti, the bit of earth that had been stolen from the Gardens in the Square. "It's the street children," said Angela.
She meant the street that ran behind the Square, Catford Street.'
(Music: Arnold's Serenade for small orchestra)


Unknown: Pamela Callaghan
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Read By: Margaret Tyzack

: News

: News

: Strange People and Experiences

recalled by Dr Lyall Watson in the first of four programmes. Mac was 78, with the complexion of a healthy baby. ' Dirt,' said Mac,
' isn't evil. Cleanliness is the real problem. Too much of it makes you sick.' DR LYALL WATSON put Mac's ideas to the test.


Recalled By: Dr Lyall Watson
Unknown: Dr Lyall Watson

: The Lost Battlefield

Five kings died at the Battle of Brunanburh in 937, the bloodiest and most important victory of the English over the Vikings. A thousand years later nobody knows precisely where the encounter took place: was it Lancashire or Scotland, Yorkshire or the Midlands? Phil Smith has been examining the puzzle and the passions it still arouses with historians, both professional and amateur. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Story Time

The Road I Travelled (5)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Brain of Britain 1982

(Details: Thurs 12.27 pm)

: 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 on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP'S surgery.
(Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deeiian

: File on 4

(Details: Wed 4.10 pm)

: The Seaside in Summer

Introduced by Ken Blakeson
Marina Dennis pays a nocturnal visit to a storm petrel colony off the west coast of Scotland, while David Taviner looks at a day in the life of a ' Yorkshire fisherman on Flamborough Head.
Martin Muncaster reveals what you can and can't see from the pier at Brighton and, in Southampton. Bob Danvers Walker investigates a substance that promises oil-free waters round our coastline.
Producer DON MOSEY
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Fri 11.3 am)


Introduced By: Ken Blakeson
Introduced By: Marina Dennis
Unknown: David Taviner
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: Don Mosey

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Many elderly blind people also have difficulties with their hearing. Margaret Ford and Brian Grover describe some of the ways radios, talking books and other equipment can be modified to cope with the dual handicap.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm Handbook of aids and services, £2.95 from [address removed]


Unknown: Brian Grover

: Kaleidoscope

includes a new production and translation of Chekhov's last play The Cherry Orchard, performed by the Oxford Playhouse Company at the Round House,
London; and thriller, Open Secret, by James Leasor , a tale of corruption, ambition and the secret service set in Moscow after the death of Stalin.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JANE STENNING


Unknown: James Leasor
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Injury Time

One last dollop of raucous fun, with Robert Bathurst Rory McGrath
Jimmy Mulville
Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
JON CANTER and others


Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Written By: Rory McGrath
Written By: Jimmy Mulville
Written By: Jon Canter
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

Good Behaviour (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

featuring records of Spanish music including Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez played by JOHN WILLIAMS long wave only


Played By: John Williams

: 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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