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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends

: Today

with Brian Redhead in Blackpool for the Trades Union Congress and John Timpson in London
6.30, 7.30. 8.30
News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.251 Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The People of the Sea

Part 4

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly investigations Into the problems of listeners. which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

Russell Harty and his guest Julian Mitchell choose pieces of music for each other as stepping stones in a conversation that is free-ranging and. sometimes, surprising. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Morning Story

A Life
Written and read by Henry Livings Frances buys no newspaper, has no radio, no television. The house is silent. In what form does she build her thoughts? '
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Henry Livings

: Daily Service

NEM. p 21; The God whom earth and sea and sky
(BBC HB 239); Psalm 67; Luke 1, vv 39-49 (RSV); Virgin-born, we bow before thee (BBC HB 240)

: With Great Pleasure

Alan Bleasdale presents his personal choice of poetry and prose with Julie Walters and Michael Angelis
'At home I was brought up on a literary diet of Chandler and Brian Rix, which may explain the way in which I write and what I think of life - as a sort of violent farce.' Recorded before an invited audience at The Liverpool Playhouse.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Alan Bleasdale
Reader: Julie Walters
Reader: Michael Angelis
Producer: Brian Patten

: Enquire Within

Let Noil Landor. together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Questions on a postcard please, to Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcastino House, r.ondon WM 4WW


Unknown: Noil Landor.
Producer: Ian Willox

: You and Yours

John Howard with the latest news, information and advice for consumers. Today Leslie Cottington reveals the latest trends in food prices with the aid of the BBC Shopping Basket survey. What's new in the food shops? What are the best buys?


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Instant Sunshine ... Reasonably Together Agam

The second of six entertainments for an early-autumn lunchtime as David Barlow Peter Christie Miles Kington and Alan Maryon-Davis make the attempt to be reasonably together with their special guests The Gay Blades Producer


Unknown: Danny Greenstone

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including:
Slay Young and Beautiful: is there age discrimination against women? ANGELLE BRYAN-KANE Investigates. The Little Walls (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Afternoon Theatre: Requiem

by Berlie Doherty

with Moir Leslie as Cecilia

Requiem follows the progress of Cecilia through convent school in the 1950s. Like the patron saint after whom she is named, she loves music; but is It a sin to give way to such a love, or is denial better for the soul? With all the intensity of a teenager growing into adulthood Cecilia tries to solve the contradictions she feels surround her.
Members of the choir of LORETO GRAMMAR SCHOOL conducted by MARY PETHICA
Directed by KAY PATRICK
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Berlje Doherty
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Cecilia Requiem
Conducted By: Mary Pethica
Organist: Lucina Swain
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Mother Rose: Kathleen Helme
Mother Joseph: Ann Rye
Mother Agnes: Pauline Siddle
Fr Carolyn: Russell Dixon
Patricia Keenan: Sue Jenkins
Noni: Cory Pulman
Bridget: Janet Rawson

: Just After Four

Margaret Pine has a story of success against the odds. She gave up her job as a social worker to become a writer. Her play, Waltzing to
Jerusalem, took second place In the television section of the Radio
Times Drama Awards. She talks to
Leonard Pearcey


Unknown: Margaret Pine
Unknown: Leonard Pearcey

: A Good Read

: Story Time

The Transit of Venus (2)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world, including Financial Report


Unknown: Charles Colville

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Dan Archer: Frank Middlemass
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Hazel Woolley: Jan Cox
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrle Grundy: Heather Bell
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Jenny Stewart: Dezzie Angus
Agnes SCOtt: Mary Riggans

: Concert Prelude

John Amis looks forward to the music in tonight's concert.

: Proms 83

direct from the Royal
Albert Hall, London Part 1
Bartok Divertimento
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 12, in A major (K 414) as Radio 3

: 1883

The last of three programmes
Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Cambridge 100 years ago, as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers KEITH CLIFFORD and SIMON MOLLOY
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Readers: Keith Clifford
Readers: Simon Molloy

: Proms 83

Part 2
Mozart Serenata notturna (K 239)
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings In c major as Radio 3


Unknown: Tchaikovsky Serenade

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Crime and Punishment, a dramatisation of Dostoevsky's novel, directed by Yuri Lyub 'imov of Moscow's
Taganka Theatre, at the Lyric Theatre.
Hammersmith, starring Michael Pennington as Raskolnikov and Bill
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Directed By: Yuri Lyub
Unknown: Michael Pennington
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Richard Bannerman
Porfiry: Paterson

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Member of the Wedding (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Night

A desert at night - beneath the arched body of Nut. the Egyptian sky goddess, stories from
Bedou legend and culture are told, ghostly glowings reveal camel-spiders and scorpions about their nocturnal hunting ... Presenter Barry Paine
Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol long wave only


Presenter: Barry Paine
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

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.

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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