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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

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


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Susan Rae

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]
The Singer (Not the Song) here's your chance to ask how it feels to capture the crowds at Covent Garden or Carnegie Hall or to sing for hours under hot lights with a heavy costume and a headache; whether opera singers are born or made or if Lieder recitals are as easy as they look.
Linda Ester Gray and Benjamin Luxon are willing to reveal (almost) all. Sue MacGregor is. in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Linda Ester Gray
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents from the countries they work in.

: Morning Story

Giro Diary by ANDREW MULHOLLAND Read by Brian Hewlett
'Diary, I think I'm in love, but what's she going to see in an unemployed stick-insect like me? Do I drive a Capri? No. Do I earn £10,000 a year? I'm afraid not. Nor do I have a suntan, Gucci shoes, and 40-inch shoulders.'
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Brian Hewlett

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; All hail the power of Jesus' name
(BBC HB 117); Psalm 119, pt 1; John 16, v 31 to 17, v 5; The church of God a kingdom is (BBC HB 183) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

She Belongs To Me by ROB GITTINGS
long wave only


Unknown: Rob Gittings

: Wildlife

'Why is it easy to swat a wasp and difficult to swat any?'
Tony Soper ,
David Streeter and Stephen Sutton answer some of your wildlife questions. Presented by Derek Jones
Producer MEUNDA BARKER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Stephen Sutton
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Meunda Barker

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: My Wordl

devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the Chair
Michael O'Donnell


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producers: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor After the Show:
JAYNE ROSCOE visits a home for retired thespians and hears some stories of the stage.
Earthly Possessions (2) long wave only


Unknown: Jayne Roscoe

: Afternoon Theatre

Returning the Favour by GRANT EUSTACE with and When a highly experienced fellow pilot is killed in an inexplicable crash in Norfolk in the summer of 1936, Peter Godfrey is determined to get to the bottom of it all. He is drawn into a series of exciting adventures surrounding one of the most exciting inventions in aviation history!


Unknown: Peter Godfrey
Directed By: David Johnston
Peter Godfrey: Basil Moss
Pauline Lawrence: Judy Franklin
David Wallace: Jon Strickland
Kingsley-Smith: William Eedle
Lady Stanforth: Margot Boyd
Mrs Corbett: Ann Morrish
Mr Wrightson/Undertaker: Peter Tuddenham
Josie: Moir Leslie
Jim/Klaus/Innkeeper: Mark Rolston

: Just After Four

Journey of a Lifetime
Lynn ten Kate's diary of an overland drive to Sri Lanka with her husband and 11-year-old daughter. 1: Turkish Delights


Producer: Susan Snailum

: Poems Of Gitanjali

Introduced by James Cameron
Gitanjali had a perception of the world that went beyond her tender age.
She knew she was dying of cancer. But her courage never wavered, her faith never faltered. Her love never changed. 'Nothing is without meaning', she wrote, 'not even death'.
And she died just after her 16th birthday.


Introduced By: James Cameron
Read By: Shireen Shah
Producer: Peter King

: Story Time

The Leopard (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
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.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Juuan Brown

: Agenda 84

Four programmes on world problems ahead. 3: Frontline Europe The continuing deployment this year of Cruise and Pershing II missiles highlights the present disturbed relationship between the West and the Soviet bloc. It will also heighten anxieties among the people of Europe, nowhere more so than in divided
Germany where many people feel that the strategic interests of the big powers run counter to their own national interests.
Alexander MacLeod goes to the front line and talks to a village community that has been shaken out of its rural peace by the arrival of Pershing.
Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER (Repeated: Wed 4.10pm)


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Last Tales from the South China Seas

Themes and variations of the lives of the British in South-East Asia, in the days of the Empire: in the words of some of those who were there.
3. One Man's War
Sjovald Cunyngham-Brown escaped from the fall of Singapore and after bizarre adventures and grim sufferings preserved his life and sense of humour to welcome Lady Mountbatten into his PoW camp with a courtesy undaunted by the lack of even a loincloth. Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS


Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Unknown: Charles Allen
Producer: Michael Mason

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm. Handbook of aids and Publications, [address removed].
For free quarterly bulletin: [address removed] Send four large SAEs for a year's supply.

: Gemmell's Gardens

Today Professor Alan Gemmell visits the gardens of Holehird, which are a magnificent tribute to the voluntary efforts of the Lakeland
Horticultural Society.
Plants, trees and shrubs from all over the world find the climatic conditions of the Lake District very much to their liking. Producer
Holehird is one mile beyond Windermere on the A 592, the Windermere to Ullswater road, and overlooks the mansion house that today is a Cheshire Foundation nursing home. These LHS gardens are open from
9.0 am until sunset.


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Murdoch M. McPherson

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, including interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four (12)

: The World Tonight

reporting the news and the background to the news from around the world.
10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight long wave only from 11.0

: News

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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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