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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With FR DESMOND WILSON
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25', 8.25" Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35' Yesterday In Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Fr Desmond Wilson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Learning and Memory What's the best way to revise for exams? Does memory fade with age? Can you teach yourself to concentrate better? Why are exams so nerve-wracking? Why is learning sometimes so hard? Two experts join
Barbara Myers to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Morning Story

Charlotte by RICHARD MACSWEEN Read by Avril Elgar
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester long wave only


Read By: Avril Elgar
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

from Leeds Parish Church led by MGR PETER MCGUIRE with students from
Come. my way, my truth, my life (BP 13); Holy
Spirit, truth divine (BBC HB 155); John 16. vv 12-22 (AV): Psalm 42 BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mgr Peter McGuire

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Corridor by RIB DAVIS
long wave only

: Wildlife

Why were many of the dinosaurs so big? Do flowers and trees feel pain? Do gulls have a good sense of smell?
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: YouandYours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1983

First of a new series
(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: 'News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Chris Mohr including
Going Jt Alone: in spite of the high failure rate of small businesses, more and more people are deciding to set up on their own. Its a great adventure, a great risk, and very much a sign of the times. To start off this new series SONIA BEESLEY meets some enterprising shoemakers in Norwich.
A Room of My Own:
MARGRIT JEFFRIES had one built for her with fish-scale windows in the Philippines.
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (10) long wave only


Introduced By: Chris Mohr
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Margrit Jeffries

: News

: End of the Line

Heather Bell as Mary SiOn Probert as Keith and Philip Sully as the Young Man
Mary arrives back from
America and is more than delighted by the flat her brother has found for her. Then the telephone rings....
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Heather Bell
Unknown: Mary Sion Probert
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Young Man
Directed By: John Tydeman

: PM Budget Special

Presented by Gordon Clough
Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
The Chancellor's speech direct from the House of Commons with expert comment throughout the afternoon.
3.30* pm The
Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe , mp
In the House of Commons the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent Brian Curtols and Vincent Duggleby of The Financial World Tonight.
In the PM Budget studio The Rt Hon Edward du Cann , MP
The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , mp
The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , MP
George Turnball
Chairman of Talbot UK
Terence Duffy, President of the AUEW
Roger Nightingale of the stockbrokers Hoare Govett. With reaction from the public and from those most affected 4
(The full speech can be heard on VHF)
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Brian Curtols
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Edward Du Cann
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: George Turnball
Unknown: Roger Nightingale
Unknown: Hoare Govett.

: The Six O'Clock News: PM Budget Special

followed by further discussion of the Budget proposals, the impact on the economy and on our pockets, and a special report from the City.
6.30* A roundup of the rest of the day's news. Editors JENNY ABRAMSKY martin cox and IAN MITCHELL
A PM and BBC Radio News production


Editors: Jenny Abramsky
Editors: Ian Mitchell

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Dan Archer: Frank Middlemass
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Joe Grundy: ,haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Tucker: Alexander Wilson
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Auctioneer: James Kerry

: 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 cp's surgery.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Home-ing In

Chairman Bill Breckon and his team of experts are at the Daily Mail Ideal Home
Exhibition at Earls Court in London, to investigate the ways a do-it-yourselfer can bring his living environment up to the latest standards.
David Holloway , David Nye , Colin Sheffield and Tony Wilkins look around and respond to questions from DIY enthusiasts at the exhibition.
(Repeated: Fri 11.3 am)


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: David Nye
Unknown: Tony Wilkins
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: In Business

Peter Hobday with the magazine that goes to the shop floors and board rooms across the country where work is done and decisions taken that affect the wealth of the nation.
(Repeated: Thurs 10.2 am)


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Rosalind Bew

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual 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]

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Beethoven's Tenth, the British premiere in Birmingham of Peter Ustinov 's play, in which Beethoven is conjured into the present-day; and the first publication of the war diaries of Siegfried Sassoon.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUNDY
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon.
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News-The Budget

After the News.The
Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe. mp, for the Government.
10.15* with John Morgan


Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe.
Unknown: John Morgan

: Just a Minute

: A Book at Bedtime

Christ Stopped at Eboli (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: 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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