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: News

: Farming Today

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Jill Todd
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Jill Todd

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Adamson introduces this magazine programme that takes a different look at sport. Featuring
Racing: one of the highlights of the year - the final Classic - the St Leger at Doncaster. News and prospects for this fl 00,000 event.
Tennis: GERALD WILLIAMS reports from Flushing
Meadow as the US Open draws to a close.
Plus the rest of the new* at home and abroad, including a report on the Third Rugby Union Test between NEW ZEALAND and SOUTH AFRICA. Also the offbeat and the humorous. A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduces: Tony Adamson
Unknown: Gerald Williams

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk , with help from IAN LYON and SUSAN MARLING , takes a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene. including Continental
Travel Information at 8.59 and News at 9.0


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News Stand

Melanie Phillips takes a look at the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Mike Gilliam

: ConferenceSpecial

What did the Trades Union Congress at
Blackpool look like from the Conference floor? A working miner from the num and a nursery nurse from NALGO - both attending the TUC for the first time - have been sharing their experiences with Nicholas Jones , the BBC Labour
Correspondent. Producer


Unknown: Nicholas Jones

: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148); Psalm 139;
2 Corinthians 3, vv 1-11 (RSV); Holy Spirit, ever dwelling (Bp 31)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent



Editor: Paddy Okeeffe

: News

: Instant Sunshine and....

a second chance to delight in these selected entertainments for a summer weekend. Featuring
David Barlow Peter Christie Miles Kington
Alan Maryon-Davls and this week
Bob Kerr 's Whoopee Band Producer
DANNY GREENSTONE (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon-Davls
Unknown: Bob Kerr
Unknown: Danny Greenstone

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games -more lighthearted nastiness from
Graeme Garden and Barry Crycr and Willie Rushton and Denise Coffey
Accompanied by COLIN SELL Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Rptd: Monday 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Crycr
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Norman St John-Stevas , mp Ann Mallalieu
The Rev John Bach
Chief Constable John Alderson tackle the issues raised by the audience at Tiverton, Devon.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: John Bach
Unknown: John Alderson
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: Wildlife

John Cookc ,
Bob Stebbings and Bill Condry answer more of your wildlife questions on spiders, plants, birds, reptiles and bats.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Cookc
Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Bill Condry
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Give the Clown his Supper

by Gerry Jones
with Julian Glover as Stuart Pendleton and Jennifer Piercey as Pat
Failure to win in a television family quiz show proves too much for the Pendletons.
(Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)


Writer: Gerry Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
Stuart Pendleton: Julian Glover
Pat Pendleton: Jennifer Piercey

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Enquire Within

We all have queries. quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
(Rptd: Thurs 11.50 am) Questions on a postcard to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: A Man of Pleasure

James Boswell 's London Journal 1762-1763 abridged in three parts by CLARE LAWSON DICK with Gary Bond as Boswell (1)
Producer JOHN TYDEMAN (First broadcast on R3) long wave only


Unknown: James Boswell
Unknown: Clare Lawson Dick
Unknown: Gary Bond
Producer: John Tydeman

: Profile

Battle of Britain hero and writer, Peter Townsend.
long wave only


Unknown: Peter Townsend.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLKNE PEASE
Correspondence address : BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlkne Pease

: Going Solo

Six programmes about running your own business.
1: Setting up Shop
What have you got to offer? This is the first and vital question for anyone starting a small business - but not the only one. How do you raise money, attract clients, and make realistic plans?
Gwyn Richards discusses these and other problems with Derek Jones and Bill Perry of the Small Business Centre.
University of Aston. Series producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (Revised repeat)
Book, Going Solo, El.95, from bookshops, or by post long wave only
See Tuesday Call 9.5 am


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Bill Perry
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news.
long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

The soprano
Jessye Norman
(Details: Friday 9.5 am)


Soprano: Jessye Norman

: Stop the Week Again with Robert Robinson

Seventh of nine repeats Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Frame of Deference by ROD BEACHAM with Stuart Milligan as Billy
A strange object discovered from outer space contains a message from a lost astronaut. He is alive and well and has just won the Great Quest on the planet Nede.
Directed by PETER KtNG (Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Rod Beacham
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Directed By: Peter Ktng
Narrator: Rod Beacham
Momma: Katherine Parr
Libida: Alex Marshall
MachO: Andrew Secombe
Sebro: Stephen Garlick
Mini: Patience Tomlinson
RObec: Alexander John
MomUS: Ellis Dale
Ortho/Commentator: Stanley Page
Rolli: David McAlister
Mary Ellen: Rosalind Adams
Mission Control: Alan Dudley
Mission Control: Crawford Logan

: Weather

: News

: Key Questions

(Details: Wed 4.0 pm)

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by Roger Hutchings BBC Manchester


Unknown: Roger Hutchings

: The Honourable Bob Marley

BOB MARLEY died on 11 May this year, aged 36. His funeral in Jamaica was more like that of a national leader than a pop star of international fame. Born of a West Indian mother and a British naval officer, he bridged the gap between black and white by more than his blood. He was mainly responsible for popularising reggae music outside his native
Jamaica and his influence helped make reggae part of the contemporary
British music scene. But his influence went beyond the world of music.
David Simmons assesses the man, his music, and his legacy.


Unknown: Bob Marley
Unknown: David Simmons

: News

Weather report: forecast 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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