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: News

: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartlll
6.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Rosemary Hartlll

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash
7.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis With the First Test against the All Blacks only a week away, CHRIS REA reports from Palmerston North on the Lions' match against Manawatu. Also a look forward to: the UK Athletics
Championships in Edinburgh; football-WALES play SCOTLAND,
NORTHERN IRELAND meet ENGLAND; golf - the leading European golfers are at the Royal St
George'scourse, Sandwich for the Sun Alliance PGA Championships.


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Producers: Dave Gordon
Producers: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Paris in the Springtime with Bernard Falk and Susan Marling looking at just how expensive or cheap it can be to spend a holiday in the world's most romantic capital. Producer
Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at
8.57 Weather; travel
9.0 News


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Jenny Malunson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Presenter Desmond Wilcox Producer MIKE GILLIAM


Presenter: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Mike Gilliam

: Campaign Forum

Peter Paterson discusses the election issues of the past week. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1; Rise up, 0 men of God! (BBC HB 364); Psalm 150; Isaiah 6, vv 1-8 (GNB); 0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent


: News

: Money Box

Louise Dotting keeps you In touch with the financial problems of everyday life.
A Financial World Tonight production

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Simon Hoggart to Alan Coren
Valerie Grove
Hunter Davies and Martin Wainwright
Written and complied by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Edward du Cann
The Rt Hon Jo Grimond Helen Liddell and Colin Bell
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Jo Grimond
Unknown: Helen Liddell
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Winner of the Prix Futura 1983 Supersaver
A comedy by PETER GIBBS with It is some time in the future when things have got even worse. Eric is boking for the pudding rice in a Super
Hypermarket. It is a race against lime ...
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Comedy By: Peter Gibbs
Directed By: John Tydeman
Ertc: Richard Briers
the Girl: Wendy Richard
Mr Gale: Ronald Herdman
Mr Horobln: Michael Tudor Barnes
jean Trend: John Livesey
the Announcer: John Marsh

: Not Only Down the Garden Path

Beverley Nichols was first held spellbound by the ereat prima donna Nellie Melba during the reign of King Edward VII. Years later he met her and a close and loving friendship followed. He became her secretary. ghosted her memoirs, and helped her write the speech in which she said farewell to Covent
Garden on 8 June 1926. In the last In a series of three conversations he talks about Melba and about Evensong, the play he wrote about her In which Edith Evans triumphed in the West End In 1932.
Producer ALAN haycock


Unknown: Beverley Nichols
Unknown: Donna Nellie
Unknown: King Edward Vii.
Unknown: Edith Evans
Producer: Alan Haycock

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Groundswell

Presenter Wendy Jones
Today's edition examines how environmental issues are playing an important part in the various manifestos of the political parties and how ithe simple bumble bee Is heading for a bright new technological future.
Producers GAYNOR SHUTTE andmickwebb
(Repeated: Tues 7.20 pm)


Presenter: Wendy Jones
Producers: Gaynor Shutte

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents look at a contemporary Issue.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special
Interest to the disabled. Presenter John Mius Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: John Mius
Editor: Marlene Pease

: So You Want to Be a Writer

Six programmes for the would-be author, written and presented by Derek Parker
I^HoIdTyouPublish' Many new authors have difficulty in finding a market for their work. Can a literary agent help. and how easy is It to find one? Is ' vanity publishing ' a viable option?


Presented By: Derek Parker
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: injury Time

A sort of revue written and performed by Robert Bathurst. Jimmy Mulville. Rory McGrath Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville.
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

With ROBERT BOOTH including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs: Sinead Cusack

Sinead Cusack is a member of a very theatrical family - her father is the actor Cyril Cusack and both of her sisters act. For most of her career she has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company, although she has also appeared in several films, including "Hoffman" with Peter Sellers.
In conversation with Roy Plomley she talks about her life and chooses her eight records.
(Sinead Cusack is a member of the RSC)


Castaway: Sinead Cusack
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.


Music By: Instant Sunshine
Producer: Michael Ember

: Richard Baker

with a Saturday-evening selection of music on record.


Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Thirty-First of June

A novel of romantic fantasy by J.B. Priestley dramatised by Brian Sibley
When that elusive day, 31 June, comes round it is not surprising that extraordinary and magical things happen. The centuries part and Romance is in the air.


Author: J.B. Priestley
Dramatised by: Brian Sibley
Radiophonics by: Peter Howell
Director: Graham Gauld
Melicent: Debby Cumming
Sam: John Levitt
King Meliot: Alan Dudley
Dimmock: Anthony Newlands
Malgrim: John Rye
Marlagram: Peter Woodthorpe
Captain Plunkett: Henry Stamper
Lamison: David Gooderson
Ninette: Maggie Mullarkey
Jarvie: James Kerry
Anne: Jill Lidstone
Philip: Philip Reillt
Queenie: Jean Trend

: Weather

: News

: Orkney

The Crossroads Beyond the Edge of the World
Since neolithic seafarers first set foot on Orkney its fertile islands and position on the sea routes of north-west Europe have attracted a succession of settlers which has continued to the present day. From where did they come? Who are the Orcadians?
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 11.3 am)


Producer: John Harrison

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by The Rev Raymond Short


Unknown: Raymond Short

: Glyn Worsnip

Goes into the BBC Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY (Revised repeat)

: Election Platform

Extracts from the day's major speeches recorded at campaign meetings. Presenter John Hosken


Presenter: John Hosken

: 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.

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