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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.
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 Read by BRYAN martin
7.20 Your Letters
7.25 8.25. Sport
7.30. 8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35. Yesterday In Parliament


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Life Under Water
What's the real name of a miller's thumb? Where have all the salmon gone? What do you need if you want to go skin diving? These are some of the questions you might like to put to Dr Paul Cragg , marino biologist: and Dr Anne Powell , freshwater ecologist. Jill Burridge is In the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Dr Paul Cragg
Unknown: Dr Anne Powell
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent



Editor: Paddy O'Keeffc

: Morning Story

Road by Biigld Erin Batei ' Miss Morag Maffey had a passion for tigers.
Every summer she spent her two weeks statutory holiday in some town possessed of a zoo and there, having settled herself in some discreet boarding house - for a typist couldn't afford a starred hotel - she would proceed to locate the tiger compound and consecrate her leisure hours to the contemplation of those glorious beasts, splendour of the feline world.'
Producer kathryn PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Biigld Erin Batei
Unknown: Miss Morag Maffey
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

NEM. p 5: High in the heavens, eternal Cod (BBC IIB 9); Psalm 22; Matthew 13. vv 10-17
(Rsv); Alleluia, sing to Jesus (BBC hb 197)

: News

followed by travel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

On the Welding by DONALD MACKENZIE


Unknown: Donald MacKenzie

: Wildlife

Peter Ferns.
Malcolm Ogilvie and Denis Owen tackle question* put by an audience at the Wildfowl Trust, Slimbridge.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Ferns.
Unknown: Malcolm Ogilvie
Unknown: Denis Owen
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the daily consumer news.
Today some legal queries you've been raising over the past few weeks.


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1983

Chairman Robert Robinson 18: Home Counties - Second Round Rodney Salter
(printing process worker) Malcolm Davis (civil servant) Sam Mortimer (civil servant)
Clive Fairweather (schoolmaster) including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by ian gillies
Producer Richard EDIS
(Repeated: Tnurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Rodney Salter
Unknown: Malcolm Davis
Unknown: Sam Mortimer
Unknown: Clive Fairweather
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

(Broodcast Mon 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor. including What's a Nice Guy Like You Doing in a Job Like ThiSt: CHERYL ARMITAGE asks a series of men in jobs more traditionally held by women.
1: david wright: nursery school teacher.
Summer Psychology: JOHN NICHOLSON looks at our seasonal behaviour. Pastoral by viola
MEYNELL, abridged in four parts by MEG CLARKE. Read by EILEEN ATKINS (4) (Music: Baines' Twilight Woods)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: John Nicholson
Unknown: Meg Clarke.
Read By: Eileen Atkins

: News

: AfternoonTheatre

Short Madness by DAWN LOWE-WATSON with John Le Mesurler as Thomas, and Elizabeth Bell as Maggie The peace and quiet of a retired schoolmaster's life on the Isle of Wight is shattered when a noisy family moves in next door. Surprisingly, he finds himself growing quite attached to them and in particular to the wife. Their friendship leads to a mutual trust and respect and Thomas finds himself confiding in Maggie about something that has haunted him for years....
Directed by cherry COOKSON


Unknown: John Le Mesurler
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Freda: Jill Balcon
Martin: Christopher Godwin
Ltbby: Joanna MacKie
Philip: Nigel Greaves

: News

: Just After Four

In the week of the Open
Championship Peter Alllss addresses himself to some golfing memories. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham
See feature: page 11


Unknown: Peter Alllss
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Pitman's Poet

' Me Dad's Muse was a mug of beer. He was of all men the wittiest. 1 Durham miners will march their banners through the streets of Durham City on Saturday in celebration of their proud mining tradition.
•i-his will be the 100th Durham Miners' Gala.
Alun Armstrong looks at life in the colliery village of a century ago through the words and song of Tommy Armstrong - The pitman'spoet'.
George House reads the diary, with the voices of BILLY FANE. ERIC NICHOLSON and PEGGIE GOSSCHALK Producer LESLIE LOWES BBC Scotland
(Alun Armstrong is a member of the RSC1


Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Tommy Armstrong
Songs By: Tom Gilfellon
Unknown: Billy Fane.
Unknown: Eric Nicholson
Producer: Leslie Lowes
Unknown: Alun Armstrong

: Story Time

Judgement Day (7)

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

WMh PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report

: Radio Active

Britain's first National
Local Radio Station gets a great big Eurowelcome as it goes Eurowide to Germany. France and Italy for its first ever
Euroshow. Broadcasting to over 12 million Eurohomea in unforgettableEurosound with Helen Atkinson-Wood Angus Deayton
Geoffrey Perkins Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens Written by GEOFFREY Perkins and ANGUS deayton. with additional material by JON CANTER , MORAY HUNTER and JOHN DOCHERTY.
(Repeated: Wedl0.30pm)


Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton.
Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: John Docherty.
Music By: Philip Pope.
Music By: Steve Brown
Music By: Keith McCulloch
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Producer: Jamie Rix

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts
Producer deborah COHEN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Anatomy of a Retirement

Harry Soan continues his reflections on how he has used his life and how life has used him, since he gave up farming 18 years ago.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan
Producer: Jane Marshall

: File on 4

Reporter Eric Robson Producer PAUL Campbell Editor DAVID TAYLOR BBC Manchester


Reporter: Eric Robson
Producer: Paul Campbell
Editor: David Taylor

: Letters from a Cowboy

Rupert Davies-Cooke presents a view of the American West as recorded In the letters of his great-grandfather, Hugh Cooke, who worked for ten years as a cowboy in the territories of Wyoming and Colorado in the 1880s.


Writer and Presenter: Rupert Davies-Cooke
Reader: Simon Hewitt
Reader: Peter Tuddenham
Reader: James Bryce
Producer: Anne Howells

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer thena HESHEL


Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Little Lies a new comedy by Joseph George Caruso , adapted from Pinero's
The Magistrate, starring John Mills and Connie
Booth at the Wyndham's Theatre. London: and Smash Palace. a New
Zealand film directed by Roger Donaldson about the break-up of a marriage.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CARROLL moore


Comedy By: Joseph George Caruso
Unknown: John Mills
Directed By: Roger Donaldson
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Simon Winchester


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: A Book at Bedtime

The Pavilion on the Links (2) long wave only

: TheFinancial 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.

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