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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Blood. BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Blood.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday in London. As Mrs Thatcher visits Japan, Brian Redhead reports from Tokyo on the Japanese way of life and its economic success.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: The Week on 4

: The Return of Hyman Kaplan

by LEO ROSTEN abridged in eight parts by NEVILLE TELLER.
Read by Kerry Shale (6) Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Leo Rosten
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg
. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Researcher Jayne Morgan
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: A Small Country Living

with Jeanine McMullen


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

Read by Anna Massey. Producer DUNCAN MINSHULL


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Introduced by Rosemary Watts from the Chapel of Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire.
O worship the Lord (BBC HB 267); Amazing Grace; Luke 14, vv 7-14;
All the ends of the world (Boyce); 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360)
Director of Music LINDSAY GRAY
BBC Pebble Mill


Introduced By: Rosemary Watts

: For Schools

FMonly See panel page 82

: Down the River Trent

(Details as Sunday 5.00pm L W)

: Poetry Please!

LWonly with Simon Rae.
Guest Anthony Thwaite. Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol


Readers: Simon Rae.
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard Editor KEN VASS


Presenter: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Chair Ned Sherrin. First Round: Heat 4 with Stephen Whitaker , Jonathan Ormond , and David Whalan
Devised by EDWARD COLE
Questions set by IAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Stephen Whitaker
Unknown: Jonathan Ormond
Unknown: David Whalan
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie Editor ROGER MOSEY


Presenter: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

FM only Friends with Shireen Shah and Oliver. Today's story: The Cat Who Kept Her Name by J. R. C. YGLESIAS. Written and produced by DAVID IAN NEVILLE. Stereo


Unknown: Shireen Shah
Unknown: J. R. C. Yglesias.
Produced By: David Ian Neville.

: Woman's Hour

LWonly from Spain.
Jenni Murray explores how women's lives have changed since Franco. Producers JANE STIMPSON and SUZANNE LEVY


Producers: Jane Stimpson
Producers: Suzanne Levy
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: For Schools

FM only Seepanelpage 82

: Peradventure/Misadventure

A play by T D. WEBSTER
Stereo (Details as Sat 7.45pm)


Play By: T D. Webster

: Kaleidoscope

Kershaw in Cajun Country (Part 1)
Andy Kershaw explores Cajun and Zydeco music. With D. L. Menard , Eddie LeJeune , and Marc and Anne Savoy. Stereo.
(R) (Part 2: Friday 9.45pm)


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: D. L. Menard
Unknown: Eddie Lejeune
Unknown: Anne Savoy.

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton Editor KEVIN MARSH


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

with Financial Report

: The House

Stereo (Details as Sat 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

Written by PAUL BURNS
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Paul Burns
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Peggy: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Ruth: Fellcity Finch
Elizabeth: Auson Dowung
Tom: Bob Arnold
Nelson: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Martha: Mollie Harris
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Caroline: Sara Coward
Nigel: Nigel Carrington
Bert: Roger Hume
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Jerry: Michael Deacon

: The Food Programme

Taste of the East with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Science Now

(Details Saturday 4.30pm LW)

: The Monday Play

Monkeys from Madagascar or The Mexican Cardinal's Hat by ROBERT ELUSON. With and For Godfrey Gately , MP, a new ministerial position means diplomacy and initiative ...
Directed by EOIN o'CALLAGHAN BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Eluson.
Unknown: Godfrey Gately
Directed By: Eoin O'Callaghan
Godfrey Gately: Michael Tudor Barnes
Sir Roger Bampton: Dinsdale Landen
Sarah: Brigid Erin Bates
Senior Mistress: Margaret D'Arcy
Headmaster: John Hewitt
Jean's father: Wesley Murphy
Sir Thomas: Garard Green
O'Grady: Michael Duffy
Spooly: Bernard Brown
Bishop Flannery: Kevin Flood
Official: Niall Cusack
Jill: Alison Dowling
Candice: Diana Hoddinott
Jean: Aine McCartney

: Kaleidoscope

Byron's memoirs were burnt after his death but Robert Nye has written his own version; and Anne Theroux has been to see Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams 's new film. Producer NOAH RICHLER


Unknown: Robert Nye
Unknown: Anne Theroux
Unknown: Robin Williams

: A Book at Bedtime

A Nose by Any Other Name (4)
Written and read in five episodes by Peter Ustinov Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Producer: Alec Reid

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Litmus Test

LWonly with Michael Scott
Producer LOUISE DALZIEL (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Open University

FM only
11.30 Open Forum
11.50 The Enlightenment: 'The Key'

: News

LW only until 12.10

: Night School

FMonly See panel page 82

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.

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