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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45' Prayer for the Day With THE VEN ANTHONY BALMFORTH
6 55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Anthony Balmforth
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Small Businesses
To start in business on your own Is a very big step to take; it's not only a challenge, It's a considerable risk. Some 70 per cent of new businesses don't last even one year, so what are the pitfalls and who can help? To answer questions, Derek Craven of the Durham Business School and Vicky Sargent from the London Enterprise Agency, join Teresa McGonagle in the studio. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Derek Craven
Unknown: Vicky Sargent
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Dilys Price
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales long wave only


Read By: Dilys Price
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, P 9: Hast thou not known (BBC HB 491);
Canticle 6, Pt 1; Matthew 5, vv 1-12 (AV); Praise. 0 praise our God and King (BBC HB 441)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Harriet's Weekend bV GEORGE HUGHES
long wave only


Unknown: George Hughes

: Wildlife

What is the difference between instinct in animals and the working and thinking of the human brain?
Mike Stoddart , Chris Mead and Peter Moore ponder more wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Peter Moore
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jennl Mills


Presenter: Jennl Mills

: Brain of Britain 1983

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Chris Mohr
Who Can 1 Turn Tot: In the fourth in this series on where people with problems can go for help, JOHN WATKINS examines the advice and support available for schizophrenics and their families.
He Tarzan, She Jane:
JOHN NICHOLSON questions the value of trying to assess the intellectual and psychological difference between males and females.
For Freedom to be Equal (4): long wave only


Unknown: Chris Mohr
Unknown: John Watkins
Unknown: John Nicholson

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Is That Lady Still Sitting There? by DAVID BARTLETT Bessie's eccentric behaviour has made her a social outcast. But she is about to turn the tables on the morals that are responsible for what she has become.
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: David Bartlett
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Bessie: Miriam Margolyes
Libby: Annette Robertson
Ruth: Elizabeth Bell
Steve: David Buck
Madge: Petra Davies
Dave: Eric Allan
Professor: Preston Lockwood
Older constable: Michael Spice
Young constable: Gary Cady
Magistrate: Ivor Roberts

: News

: Just After Four

Cherry Stones
Cheryl Armitage brings the old nursery chant
' Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor ' .. , up to date.
1: Tinker - a fixed abode for Joe after years on the road.


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: Shall We Join the Ladies?

Carole Rosen opens the door of the Edwardian drawing-room with its obligatory piano and pile of popular ballads, to discover that, though nice women of the time rarely worked outside their homes, women composers were unexpectedly successful. with musical illustrations from DELIA FLETCHER GORDON PULLIN and KEITH SWALLOW


Unknown: Carole Rosen
Unknown: Delia Fletcher
Unknown: Gordon Pullin

: Story Time

A Russian Childhood by SOFYA KOVALEVSKAYA translated by BEATRICE STILLMAN abridged In six parts and read by Liane Aukin 1: Earliest Memories
Sofya Kovalevskaya was born in St Petersburg in 1850. Nurtured amid the protection and comfort of middle-class Tsarist Russia she became a pioneer and, with her remarkable and varied gifts, was one of the first women professors
(of mathematics) as well as a talented writer.
Here, in her evocative memoirs, she recalls her childhood.


Translated By: Beatrice Stillman
Read By: Liane Aukin
Unknown: Sofya Kovalevskaya
Producer: Penny Gold

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
55 Weather. programme news


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: In the Air

Anthony llolden with stories behind the news.

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the gps surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Countryside in Early Spring

Presented by Wynford Vaughan -Thomas Protection for hedgehogs, photography of rare birds in the Cambrian mountains, finding oak shingles to restore a church tower in Surrey, bird-life on the Humber Estuary and weather-forecasting from West. country folklore.
Producer DON MOSEY BBC Afanchester


Presented By: Wynford Vaughan

: In Business

Peter Hobday with the magazine that goes to the shop floors and board rooms across the country where work is done and decisions taken that affect the wealth of the nation.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producers: John Serine
Producers: Rosalind Bew

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm


Presenter: Ian MacRae

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Short List, a play by Michael Rudman about a committee meeting to choose the winner of an award for the most promising new playwright, starring Ian McKellan , at the Hampstead Theatre.
London; and a preview of To the Lighthouse by Hugh Stoddart , based on Virginia Woolf's novel, starring Rosemary Harris and Michael Gough , to be shown on BBC2 tomorrow at 9.0 pm.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer RICIIARD DUNN


Play By: Michael Rudman
Unknown: Ian McKellan
Unknown: Hugh Stoddart
Unknown: Rosemary Harris
Unknown: Michael Gough
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Riciiard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Just a Minute

: A Book at Bedtime

le Rover (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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: 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.

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