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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV ALEC GILMORE
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25«, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Make Westing

a story by Jack London, abridged by Vivien Creegor
Read by Alan Dobie

8.57 Weather; travel


Author: Jack London
Abridged by: Vivien Creegor
Reader: Alan Dobie

: News

: Midweek: Russell Harty's People

Including Libby Purves birthday guest.


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lancashire where members of the Caton and District Floral and Horticultural Society put their questions to Bill Sowcrbutts
ProfessoT Alan Gemmell and Geoffrey Smith
Questlonmaster Ken Ford
long vfave only


Unknown: Bill Sowcrbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Morning Story

The Wild Cherry Tree by H. E. BATES
Read by Elizabeth Proud long wave only


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Elizabeth Proud

: Daily Service

nem, p 75; Stand up, and bless the Lord (BBC hb
268); Psalm 119; Luke 13, vv 22-35 (NEB); Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC us 140)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker with entertainment on record. Producer \RAY abbott hevisedrptof Sat 7.35 pin) long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The State Opening of Parliament

The traditional ceremony in which The Queen. Lords and Commons come together for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for the next session of Parliament.
Peter Jones describes the arrival of the Royal Procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the House of Commons bv the Black Rod.
The Speech from the Throne by HM The Queen is followed by an assessment of Its political Implications by BrianCurtols long wave only


Unknown: Peter Jones

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Transatlantic Quiz 1982

Six contests between teams in London and in \New York. Round 5 LONDON
Louis Allen (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich NEW YORK
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Brendan Gill , author and theatre critic of The New Yorker and Shana Alexander , journalist and author Question researcher JULIE BARTLE
ProducerTREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Julie Bartle
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: The outgoing General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, Sidney Weighell.
Reading Your Letters
The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G. B. EDWARDS Part Three
Abridged in eight parts by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Roy Dotrice
(Music: Planel's Trumpet Concerto) long wave only


Unknown: Sidney Weighcll.
Unknown: G. B. Edwards
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Roy Dotrice

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Admission by MELISSA MURRAY
Lynn is recovering In hospital from a nervous breakdown. An Intelligent and highly articulate woman, she finds being Institutionalised a nightmare and deeply resents the daily routine of sessions with an analyst, drugs, treatment.


Unknown: Melissa Murray
Unknown: John Warner
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Jill Lidstone
Director: Cherry Cookson
Lynn: Christine Edmonds
Lever: Michael Spice
Bill: Simon Coady
Jen: Frances Jeater
Nurse: Theresa Streatfeild
Mrs Abelman: Katherine Parr

: Time for Verse

Six All presented by H. Colin Davis
1: All My Eye and Betty Martin
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Presented By: H. Colin Davis
Presented By: Betty Martin
Unknown: Readers David Davis
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Smith on the Abyss

2: A Nation of Hucksters

: File on 4

: Story Time.

Landscape With Dead Dons (3)

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SIIRYANE
JohnAmis and Frank Mulr challenge Ian Wallace and Dents Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Siiryane
Unknown: Frank Mulr
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: The Reith Lecturer

' There were no books in my house. My father was a police sergeant in a little village called
Warren Point in the north of Ireland. We did have an upright piano but that seems an aberration. I recall only one book - called Guide to Careers.' Denis Donoghue , the HenryJames Professor of Letters at New York/ University, talks to Paul Vaughan. Producer /.
(The Arts Without Mystery, Professor
Donoghue's first 1982 Reith Lecture, next Wed 7.45 pm, and in THE LISTENER next week)


Unknown: Warren Point
Unknown: Denis Donoghue
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.
Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe

: Travellers' Tales

First of 13 programmes with Jeremy Siepmann 1: Berlioz in Italy * I loaded a pair of double-barrelled pistols, examined and replaced in my pocket two bottles of those Invaluable cordials, laudanum and strychnine and, reassured as to my arsenal, went out Into the streets of Florence ... ' with John Woodvine as Berlioz


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: John Woodvine

: People of the Pacific Century

1: Seeds of Change
The world is split from north to south by two great oceans, the Atlantic and the Pacific. We, and the rest of the Atlantic communities, are in recession economically, some even talk about spiritual malaise, while those living around the Pacific are going from strength to strength.
Some of them are as rich as we are and becoming richer by the day.
Mary Goldring has spent this year travelling through the region to discover why. In the first of six programmes she describes the mixture of fear, greed and pride behind their success. Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

Poetry is so much in the centre of man and his words, that those who slip into writing poems are liable sooner or later to indulge themselves in formulating thoughts about the character and role of poetry.
Christopher Bigsby reviews the poetry and note books of Geoffrey Grigson which are published this week.


Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: In the Air

Anthony Holden and Anne Gregg present entertainment to put the steam back into radio.
A run around the Inside track of showbiz, the media, money, books, music, fashion and politics. Producers JULIAN HALE and DICK GILBERT


Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producers: Julian Hale
Producers: Dick Gilbert

: A Book at Bedtime

1 Like it Here by KINGSLEY AMIS adapted in eight parts bV JOHN SCOTNEY Read by EDWARD WOODWARD (8) long wave only


Read By: Edward Woodward

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast 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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