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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and good company 55 minutes of conversation with people from all walks of life.
Tim Brooke-Taylor says
'Happy Birthday' to this week's special guest.
Producer PIPPA burston


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Morning Story

Westchester Town written and read by BRIAN GLENVILLE
2: The Striker's Tale
(Final tale: Fri 10.30 am)


Read By: Brian Glenville

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; All praise to thee (BBC HB 119); Psalm 119, vv 9-16; John 17, vv 6-19; The church's one foundation (BBC HB 184) long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: Near Myths

In the second of four programmes, John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek islands. long wave only


Unknown: John Ebdon

: The Killing Season



Unknown: Arthur Jefferson

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week:
Barbara Switzer , Deputy General Secretary of TASS.
Earthly Possessions (3) long wave only


Unknown: Barbara Switzer

: Afternoon Theatre

Happy Jack by JOHN GODBER
This play, about the life story of a Yorkshire miner and his wife, won the National Student Drama Festival Outstanding
Production Award in 1982 and subsequently won a 'Fringe First' at the Edinburgh Festival.


Unknown: John Godber
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Jack: Andrew Livingstone
Liz: Jane Clifford

: Time for Verse

Travellers and Settlers A series of seven programmes presented by the poet Fleur Adcock
3:The Northern ContinentReaders CHRISTOPHER SCOTT.
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Fleur Adcock
Readers: Christopher Scott.
Producer: Alec Reid

: Just After Four

Journey of a Lifetime LYNN TEN KATE'S diary of an overland drive to Sri Lanka with her husband andllyear-otd daughter. 2: Iraq -Ninevah and Baghdad

: Agenda 84

: Story Time

The Leopard (3)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Funny Peculiar

Did you know that Joss Ackland was a tea planter?
Find out more about the famous with Chairman Gyles Brandreth
Panellists Roy Kinnear June Whitfield and Brian Johnston
Guests Tony Blackburn Anne Diamond and Magnus Pike
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Unknown: Panellists Roy Kinnear
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tony Blackburn
Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Magnus Pike
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Ray Gosling In the House of....

George Walker
FIEORGE WALKER was a Billingsgate porter, an East End boy who became a champion boxer and made money. Now he is the guv'nor of a vast leisure empire.
Which is why Ray Gosling chose the story because it's an old-fashioned rags to riches tale - with luck, hard work and the backing of a close-knit family. Series producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: George Walker
Unknown: Fieorge Walker
Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Four Romantic Heroes

Lewis Dodd meets Tessa Sanger in The Constant Nymph with Martin Jarvis and Janet Maw
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lewis Dodd
Unknown: Tessa Sanger
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Janet Maw
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Children Singing

Pure Angelic Trebles The second of two programmes in which
Boris Ford investigates the differences between boys' and girls' voices, and examines differences between Anglican and Catholic Church traditions. Producer JILLIAN M. WHITE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Boris Ford
Producer: Jillian M. White

: The Adventures of Arthur Ransome

with Mine has not been a life of consistent efforts towards a single end. It seems to me that I have been like a shuttlecock bandied to and fro by lunatics.
Arthur Ransome was 46 when he published
Swallows and Amazons. He'd lived the Bohemian life of a struggling writer in Chelsea and to escape an unhappy first marriage fled to Russia, where he became embroiled in the Revolution.
But his abiding passion was the Lake District and in his effortless prose he opened up for children the world he himself loved best - fishing, sailing and camping.
Ion Trewin presents a portrait of Arthur Ransome who was born 100 years ago today. Producer JOHN KMGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Arthur Ransome: Cyril Luckham

: High Street Africa Revisited

Of course there had been changes while my back was turned. The old port of Shellal had been shifted. And as plain as rust and smoke and dirt can be, the vessels were not the same. Or rather they were precisely the same, but decayed, battered, antique remnants of their former selves ... If this was the Sudan, the Sudan was plainly in a bad way.
Anthony Smith continues the story of his motorcycle journey from Cairo to
Cape Town last year.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four (13)

: The World Tonight

10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight long wave only from 11.0

: News

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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