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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45' Prayer for the Day
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
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: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Konstant
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An important cricket season starts next week with the third Prudential World Cup, a test series in June between England and New Zealand, and a great deal of debate about the future structure of County cricket. Fred Trueman and Christopher Martin -Jenkins, editor of the Cricketer International magazine, join
Sue MacGregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Christopher Martin
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Morning Story

Read by Dilys Price Producer


Unknown: Cynthia Thomas
Unknown: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; 0 Jesu. King most wonderful (Bp 68); Canticle 8; I Timothy 1. vv 12-19 (GNB); His cheering message from the grave (BBC RB 104)

: News

followed by travel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Sort of Farewell by EMILY BRIDGES

: Wildlife

Why does my cat fly into the air every time I use the television remote control unit?
Jim Flegg , Peter Moore and GUI Sales leap Into action with more of your wildlife questions.
Presenter Derek Jonet


Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: Peter Moore
Presenter: Derek Jonet
Producer: Milinda Barker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jennl Mills


Presenter: Jennl Mills

: Brain of Britain 1983

A nationwide general knowledge contest. Chairman
Robert Robinson
6: South of England Ann Hudson (historian)
Peter Hollies
(former history lecturer) Charles Freyer
(company director)
Christopher Stacy Waddy (banker)
The programme Includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer richard EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30pm)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ann Hudson
Unknown: Peter Hollies
Unknown: Charles Freyer
Unknown: Christopher Stacy Waddy
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Ooo-Aah: BOB PRIZEMAN investigates the anonymous lives of backing groups.
Your Place or Minet: at home, at work. even travelling on the bus. we are always staking out little areas of space for ourselves. Psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON explores this sense of territory. The Watcher Bee (10)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Prizeman
Unknown: John Nicholson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: A Fair Exchange

by Grant Eustace
with Martin Jarvis as Scott Mortimer

A car is found apparently abandoned on the Forth Bridge Road and a fishing boat finds a young naval officer's body washed up on Inchkeith. Was his death an accident, suicide, or something more sinister?


Writer: Grant Eustace
Director: Christopher Venning
Scott Mortimer: Martin Jarvis
Lt-Cdr Tony Waterman: Jonathan Kent
Lt John Palmer: John Wheatley
Ronnie McLevy: Alexander John
Fiona Campbell: Ciaran Madden
Mrs Duncan: Eva Stuart
Bruce Taggart: Frank Ellis
Edward Cawton: Christopher Scoular
Sir Spencer Beamish: Richard Hurndall
Berlosov: John Livesey
]Janet: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Young flsherman/Bateman: Graham Faulkner
Semeonova: Mary Zuckerman
Russian conductor: Peter Forest

: News

: Just After Four

Suspended in Contentment Columbus called the island " The Madonna of the West ", The rainbows over the central mountains reminded him of haloes
Andrew Joynes talks about life in the Windward Islands before tourism changed the Caribbean forever.


Talks: Andrew Joynes
Producer: Julian Coles

: Mastermind of Gardening 1983

Four contestants compete in the semi-final for the 1983 title, arranged by Garden News . Chairman
John Tlmpson
Questions set by ALAN DUROSE
Producer TONY SHRYANE BBC Birmingham


Arranged By: Garden News
Unknown: John Tlmpson
Unknown: Alan Durose
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Story Time

Goodbye to All That (7)

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

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


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: In the Air

(Details: Wed 10.30 pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Groundswell

: Feedback

Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Producer MAGGIE REDFERN Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television to: Feedback, BBC,
Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor DAVID TAYLOR BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Drury
Editor: David Taylor

: David Watson - A Case for Healing?

In January, Britain's leading evangelist was told that he had cancer. Canon David Watson , a leader in' Britain's charismatic movement, has been deeply involved also in a ministry of healing. Last month,
Nick Page talked to him about his own reaction to his illness and his understanding of a divine purpose in it.


Unknown: Canon David Watson
Unknown: Nick Page
Unknown: Alison Burnett
Producer: Chris Rees

: 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 a review of The Carmelites by Poulenc, a production revived for the first time in 20 years at the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden; and The Other Man, conversations with Graham Greene by Marie-Franjoise Allain. Presenter
Richard Mayne


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Marie-Franjoise Allain.
Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Philip Jordan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Just a Minute

: A Book at Bedtime

The Road to Oxlana (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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.

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.

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