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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

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6 45* Prayer for the Day with FR ALBAN MCCOY
'.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: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Fr Alban McCoy
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Midnight Fox

Part 4*
8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

From the shores of the Mediterranean to its
10,000-foot snowcapped mountains the Alpes
Maritimes has the richest variety of wild flowers in France with 50 species found in the area yet nowhere else in the world.
Frank Perring leads Derek Jones along a floral trail in SE France. Producer JOHN HARRISON
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Frank Perring
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: We Came, We Saw, We Stayed

The second of six programmes
Gerry Monte talks to six people who, though not Welsh, have chosen to make Wales their home. Naturalist John Barrett s interest in birds was fostered in a prisoner-of-war camp. It was this interest which brought him to live in the 1 naturalists' paradise of Dale on the Pembrokeshire coastline. Producer EIFION EVANS BBC Wales


Talks: Gerry Monte
Unknown: John Barrett

: Daily Service

nem, p 30; 0 sacred head, sore wounded
(BBC HB 86); Psalm 22; Acts 23, 12-24 (NEB); My song is love unknown (BBC HB 84) long wave only

: On Holiday

A holiday programme for children of all ages
4: Absolutely Nothing

: News

followed by travel

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always tie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Nell Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.


Unknown: Nell Landor

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Including JILL TODD with the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Jennl Mills Editor JOHN GETOOOD


Editor: John Getoood

: Brain of Britain 1982

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson Semi-final (1)
LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES Robert Willer (civil servant) Richard West (civil servant) Nell Crockford
(information officer)
Sqn Ldr George Nichols (RAF - retired) including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Robert Willer
Unknown: Nell Crockford
Unknown: Dr George Nichols
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Nick Ross with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Nick Ross

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Jenner and Co:
SONIA BEESLEY rediscovers the story of the early days of vaccination. An Episode of Sparrows (3)


Unknown: Sonia Beesley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Marche Militaire bV BRIAN MILLER
George is an ideas man and market researcher working for a toy manufacturer. He is currently working on a new line in toy soldiers; there's some still competition from
Germany and the toy weapons race is beginning to escalate.
George tries out the new soldiers and accessories on his son Jonathan who in his imagination, lives with his toy soldiers.


Unknown: Brian Miller
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
George: Christopher Ettridge
Mavis: Ingrid Hafner
J B: Norman Bowler
Jonathan: Jonathan Waterman
The Toys: Private Simple: Cornelius Garrett
The Toys: Sergeant Major: Trevor Martin
The Toys: General: Hedley Goodall
King: Alan Dudley
Queen: Susan Dowdall
Princess: Sarah Benfield
Allen: Andrew Hilton
Tankman: David Ponting
Old Soldier: Peter Tuddenham

: News

: Strange People and Experiences

recalled by Dr Lyall Watson
1 It is never convenient to be Immobilised by enteritis or dysentery for the first two weeks In a tropical country. I lived , in hope of finding some natural, biological way of inhibiting attacks of xenophobic microbes. Well. at last I think I have succeeded, with a little help from my friend Fred.'


Recalled By: Dr Lyall Watson

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Jennifer Curry and P. J. Kavanagh to choose some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Jennifer Curry
Unknown: J. Kavanagh

: Story Time

The Road I Travelled (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

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The Day Job

The second of six programmes in which Terry Wogan, mindful of his mother's warnings on the uncertainties of showbusiness, searches for a secure day job - preferably one with prospects, a pension and a late-morning start. Aware from his own experience of the perils of motoring, Terry tries his hand as AA patrolman.


Presenter: Terry Wogan
Research: Libby Spurrier
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Cast for the week: Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Cast for the week:Peggy: June Spencer
Cast for the week:Jennifer: Angela Piper
Cast for the week: Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Cast for the week:Tony: Colin Skipp
Cast for the week: Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Cast for the week: Jill: Patricia Greene
Cast for the week: ShUla: Judy Bennett
Cast for the week: David: Timothy Bentinck
Cast for the week: Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Cast for the week: Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Cast for the week:Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Cast for the week:Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Cast for the week: Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Cast for the week: Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Cast for the week: Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Cast for the week: Julie: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Concert Prelude

Andrew Keener looks forward to the music in tonight's concert.


Unknown: Andrew Keener

: Proms 82

direct from the Royal Albert Hall.
Part 1
Mozart Symphony No 39, in E flat major (x 543) Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor


Unknown: Albert Hall.

: * The Atkinson People'

The second in a series of satirical, wry and parodic investigations into the lives of imaginary great men: Sir Benjamin Fletcher 'Writer, statesman, soldier and academic: Cabinet Minister, philosopher, Nobel Prize winner, musician, mountaineer, Vice
Chancellor of Salford University, painter, farmer, merchant banker, angler, diplomat, oceanographer, historian, and television personality ... a great man indeed.'
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (First broadcast on R3)


Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Unknown: Sir Benjamin Fletcher
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson
Unknown: Hugh Thomas
Unknown: Peter Wilson
Unknown: Howard Goodall
Producer: Griff Rhys

: Proms 82

Part 2
Hindemjth Suite:
Nobilissima visione
Johann Strauss Tales from the Vienna Woods as Radio 3


Unknown: Johann Strauss

: Kaleidoscope

reviews a musical version of James Hilton 's novel Goodbye Afr Chips with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse starring John Mills as the legendary schoolmaster, Cheryl Kennedy and Nigel Stock at the Chichester Festival Theatre.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE
9.59 Weather


Unknown: James Hilton
Unknown: Leslie Bricusse
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Cheryl Kennedy
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Good Behaviour (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Strictly Instrumental

Yehudi Menuhin talks to Margaret Howard about his unusual life and plays records of some of the musicians who have influenced him. ' I had a violin in my hand when I was about five.... my first inspiration in sheer violinistics as it were was from records, in particular the recordings of Jascha Heifetz. '
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(First broadcast on World Service) long wave only


Talks: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz.
Producer: Brian Patten

: 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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