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: 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 BRYAN MARTIN
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: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

A Person, Not a Patient How can mentally-handicapped people be helped to reach their full potential? What support services are available? How does the Mental Health Act 1983 affect their rights? Where can the parents of a mentally-handicapped child turn for help? And what happens when the child becomes adult and the parents grow old?
Sue MacGregor is joined by Philippa Russell of the National Children's
Bureau and Brian Rix of MENCAP.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Philippa Russell
Unknown: Brian Rix

: Morning Story

Read by Paul Young
BBC Scotland


Read By: Paul Young
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Daily Service

from Edinburgh
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity led by THE REV LESLIE MITCHELL
Reading: I John 5, vv 1-12 long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Mitchell

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Selling Space by FELICITY HAYES-MCCOY long wave only

: Wildlife

'Blue tits are taking a great interest in my washing! They hang on the sheets, shirts and socks pecking at something but what?' Another tit-bit to test the knowledge of the naturalists.
Presenter Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: My Word!

A panel game 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
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


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 including:
CHRISTOPHER COOK talks to SIR PETER HALL and soprano JOSEPHINE BARSTOW about opera's increasing demands on singers' acting talents.
Earthly Possessions (7) long wave only


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Soprano: Josephine Barstow

: Afternoon Theatre

Teddy Boys Picnic by COLIN FINBOW
Eddie is in his mid-40s, but at heart he's still a Ted, dying to get back into his crepe-soled shoes.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Colin Finbow
Directed By: Peter King
Eddie: Norman Jones
Rita: Alex Marshall

: Just After Four

Journey of a (Lifetime
Lynn ten Kate's diary of an overland drive to Sri Lanka. 5: Kashmir to Everest

: The Family Firm

From Sheffield to Chicago It's more than 80 years since Joseph Thornton opened his first sweet shop in Sheffield. Today there are over 150 Thornton's shops in Britain and they have their sights set on the American market.
But this is still a business in the traditional mould. Three generations of Thorntons sit on the board, they have avoided take overs, but can still beat the High Street giants at their own game. We go inside the factory and the shops to get a flavour of this family firm. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Joseph Thornton
Producer: Anne Brown

: Story Time

The Leopard (7)

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including
Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports
Producer ALISON Richards (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Agenda 84

The last of four programmes on world problems ahead.
If it's 84, It's Election Year
In the final programme, Richard Kershaw looks at the United States in election year. This event dominates the course of policies brought to bear on the world's problems, be they world debt, the Middle East, disarmament or East-West relations. Producer JULIAN COLES
(Repeated: Wed 4.10 pm)


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Producer: Julian Coles

: Last Tales From the South China Seas

Six programmes
Themes and variations from the lives of the British in South-East Asia. 4: Two Men in the Jungle After Singapore fell,
Richard Broome was asked to stay and organise British agents underground. Asking how many there were, he got the disconcerting answer. 'We've only got one at the moment'. From this unpromising start he and his colleague John Davis went on to play an important part in the secret jungle operations of Force 136.
Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS ,


Unknown: Richard Broome
Unknown: John Davis
Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Presented By: Charles Allen
Producer: Michael Mason

: In Touch

Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed],
8.30-10.0 pm
Handbooks of aids and Publications, [address removed]

: Gemmell's Gardens

Today Professor Alan Gemmell visits the attractive two acres of garden that surround an attractive bungalow on the outskirts of Perth. Producer
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Murdoch McPherson

: Kaleidoscope

with Paul Allen Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Ethan Frome (2)

: The World Tonight

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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