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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

with special reports from the Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45' Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Summer Health and Fitnessdown
Is it too late to slim down for summer? Can too much exercise be bad for you? What's the best exercise to do on the beach? How can you guard against violent reactions to exotic foreign food - and drink? Is tanning harmful? Is the fitness craze just a fad? put your questions to experts
Dr Miriam Stoppard and Diana Moran the Green Goddess who gets Britain fit every morning on BBCl's Breakfast Time.
Teresa McGonagle is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Miriam Stoppard
Unknown: Diana Moran
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they u/rtririn

: Morning Story

Taken with a Pinch by ERIC W. SHAW
Read by Ralph Lawton
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Ralph Lawton
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: Daily Service

from St Andrew 's and St George's Church. Edinburgh, on the theme The Holy Trinity, led by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN BBC Scotland


Unknown: St Andrew

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Not Cricket by PETER WHALLEY
A Yorkshire village cricket field on a golden July afternoon, the beer tent is open, the pollen count low. Only ungentlemanly conduct threatens to cast a cloud over the proceedings.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Dr Brown: Geoffrey Banks
David: Peter Biddle
Jill: Kate Lee
Desmond: Christopher Godwin
Kevin: Russell Dixon
Terry: Malcolm Tierney

: Wildlife

'... there were millions upon millions of moths swarming around the street lights. The effect had the illusion of fog, the cloud was so dense ...' An explanation is requested from the team of naturalists.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news, advice and information for consumers.
Today: The Tyranny of the Tip
As many thousands of British people set off on holiday, Cheryl Armitage investigates tipping. Do all countries require the crossing of palms? What is generous and what is mean?

: Brain of Britain 1983

(Details: Thurs 6.30 pm)

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Debt and Debtors; HELEN LLOYD finds out what help is available.
What's a Nice Guy Like You Doing in a Job Like This! (2): CHERYL ARMITAGE talks to HAMISH DAWSON , Editor of Hers, a romantic story magazine. TheHighPath(5)


Unknown: Helen Lloyd
Talks: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Hamish Dawson

: Afternoon Theatre

Lying among Strangers by JOHN CHALLEN with Denys Hawthorne as Fr Grant
Stephen Garlick as Pat In 1941 Pat is 17 and he begins to question the ideals of war and his Catholic faith. Once certainties, both are undermined following the death and burial of an officer killed in an air raid.
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE


Unknown: John Challen
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Fr Grant
Unknown: Stephen Garlick
Directed By: James Runcie
Pat's mother: Hilda Schroder
Lennie: Neil Hutchings
Mr Ford: Geoffrey Matthews
Billy: Paul Russell
Sister Mary: Margot Boyd
Fr Manning: Timothy Bateson
Jim: Charles Barnham
Woman: Madi Hedd
Reggie: Robert Tappin

: Just After Four

Malcolm Stent , singer and comedian takes an affectionate look at his childhood in post-war Birmingham.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Singer: Malcolm Stent
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Easiest Job in the World?

René Cutforth talks to
Peter Mellors about being a foreign correspondent


Talks: René Cutforth
Unknown: Peter Mellors
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Story Time

Tulku (2)

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Radio Active

Ever wondered just what the hell was going on at
Radio Active? Now's your chance to find out as the local DJS take a look behind the scenes In
Probe Round the Back with Helen Atkinson-Wood Angus Deayton
Geoffrey Perkins Philip Pope and Michael Fenton-Stevens Written by GEOFFREY PERKINS and ANGUS DEAYTON with additional material by JON CANTER ,
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: John Docherty
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Steve Brown
Music By: Keith McCulloch
Producer: Jamie Rix

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the gp's surgery.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Anatomy of a Retirement

Harry Soan continues his reflections on how he has used his life, and how life has used him, since he gave up farming 18 years ago.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan
Producer: Jane Marshall

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Michael Robinson Producer


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Unknown: John Drury
Editor: David Taylor

: Commissioner Catherine

Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth, granddaughter of the founderoftheSalvation Army, is 100 tomorrow.
To celebrate her birthday she talks to Ted Harrison about her life, memories and her approach to death.


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL


Presenter: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of the film Superman III, starring
Christopher Reeve and Richard Pryor ; and Loving Reno, Snoo Wilson 's play about an illusionist, directed by Simon Callow at the Bush Theatre, London
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer


Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Unknown: Richard Pryor
Unknown: Snoo Wilson
Directed By: Simon Callow
Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

with Simon Winchester


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm the King of the Castle (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

including weather long wave only

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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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