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: Farming Today

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Alison Leigh
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Alison Leigh
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Savings and Investment
How to invest your hard-earned money profitably and without risk is the perennial$64,000 question and never more so than now, when the opportunities for the small investor are enormous and sometimes baffling.
In the studio to help you through the money maze are the investment editor of The Observer, John Davis , and writer on family finance Maggie Drummond.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: John Davis
Unknown: Maggie Drummond.
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in.

: Morning Story

Read by Brian Hewlett Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Brian Hewlett
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: Daily Service

The Parable of the Sower NEM, p 67; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Laudate nomen domine (Tye); Mark 4, vv 1-20; 0 Jesus I have promised (BBC HB 360) long wave only


Unknown: Almighty God

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Principles of Rocketry by BOB couttie
Clare has a tyrranical mum, a dim boyfriend and a dead-end job. There is a way out, but first she must build herself a space rocket.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER long wave only


Unknown: Bob Couttie
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Clare: Rosalind Adams
Del: Ray Burdis
Mother, Queen: Jean Trend
Father, King: Hugh Dickson
Shirl: Kim Clifford
Doctor: Nigel Graham

: Wildlife

Why do starlings and sparrows flock together while robins prefer to remain in the solitary state? The naturalists form a small group to answer your questions.
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 Patti Coldwell


Presenter: Patti Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1984

A new series of the nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson 1:LONDON
John Kinroy
(photographer and lecturer)
Robert Carley (retired teacher) Dennis Byers
(computer operator)
Philip Cowen (lawyer)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm) Quiz answers: 1: 40
2: Brunei University, Uxbridge 3: Macaws


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Robert Carley
Unknown: Dennis Byers
Unknown: Philip Cowen
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Gillian Reynolds Three's a Crowd: KAREN
DECO looks at the effect a first baby has upon the family.
The Birds Fall Down (4) long wave only


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: Afternoon Theatre: Getting Through to Polly

by Valerie Barker
Mary and Lawrence find themselves with an autistic child, Polly, whose awakening seems hopeless, until the intervention of an unlikely catalyst....
BBC Bristol


Writer: Valerie Barker
Director: Brian Miller
John: Mark Straker
Mary: Elisabeth Sladen
Lawrence: Christian Rodska
Mrs Maylor: Margot Boyd
Doreen: Deborah Cranston
Dick/Policeman: Derek Graham
Elsie: Sarah-Jane Bickerton
Polly: Mary MacLoughun

: Just After Four

Children Talking
Gyn Freeman canvasses the views of youngsters in Newcastle.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gyn Freeman

: Paddy in his Wellies

For some 800 years the Irish have been the butt of many a joke. Images of 'the stupid Irish Paddy' are handed down from generation to generation. But just why is so much leg-pulling committed against the Irish? Denys Hawthorne examines some of the myths and asks why the British feel the need to belittle the Irish.


Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Written By: Mary Campbell
Producer: Angela Hind

: Story Time

The Marsh Lions (6)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

(Details: Wed 4.10 pm)

: A Chinese Puzzle

The effects of 1997 on Hong Kong's religious communities.
From temple to tower block, the length and breadth of the Colony, the sound of fortune sticks and religious rituals is in the air. Eighty-five per cent of Hong Kong's population claims religious or superstitious beliefs of some sort - beliefs which have been the source of considerable conflict and pain in China itself since 1949. Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious
Affairs Correspondent, seeks out the religious believers of Hong Kong, and looks at the problems facing them as 1997 approaches.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: 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 on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm

: In My Young Days

Six programmes of recollections of working-class childhood 60 years and more ago, selected by Stephen Humphries with music arranged and performed by SANDRA KERR and with additional recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives. 4: Work


Unknown: Stephen Humphries
Unknown: Sandra Kerr
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Kaleidoscope

with Richard Mayne


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Roland Keating

: A Book at Bedtime

The Cone-gatherers (2)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

The Chip Shop Takeaway Service
(Details: Sat 12.23* am)

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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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