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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 BRYAN MARTIN 7 20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.26* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: European Call: [number removed]

The second of three programmes providing the listener with the opportunity to question the politicians on their policies and points of view prior to the European election.
Peter Hobday is in the Chair
Producer ALASTAIR OSBORNE Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Alastair Osborne

: Enterprise

Featuring the finalists in a 110,000 competition. 10: Stage
Electrics Marjorie Lofthouse meets Maurice Marshall and David Whitehead , partners in an Exeter company that hires and sells stage lighting and sound equipment.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Electrics Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Maurice Marshall
Unknown: David Whitehead

: Morning Story

Read by Eiry Palfrey


Read By: Eiry Palfrey
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; All hail the power of Jesus' name
(BBC HB 118); Psalm 47; Exodus 7, vv 8-24;
Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (BBC HB 197) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

In Acacia Gardens by ROBERT SHAFTOE
long wave only


Unknown: Robert Shaftoe

: Wildlife

'Small is Beautiful'? or 'Big is Best'?
Derek Jones chairs a beastly battle between
Malcolm Coe for the elephants and Mike Stoddart for the mice.
(Revised rpt: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

ChairmanRobertRobinson 12: NORTH ENGLAND Stephen McElroy
(head of science in a school)
Clare Chapman (housewife)
Albert Holmes
(retired export manager) Leslie Duncalf (building society executive) including
Beat the Brains
Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Stephen McElroy
Unknown: Clare Chapman
Unknown: Albert Holmes
Unknown: Leslie Duncalf
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor ... With a View to
Friendship or Marriage:
FRANCES DONNELLY talks to some of the people behind the small ads in the personal columns. Squeak abridged in six parts by JANET HICKSON written and read by John Bowen (1)
'Squeak' was the result of an attempt by the Bowen household to introduce exotic 'Chinese Owl' pigeons to South Kensington! long wave only


Talks: Frances Donnelly
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: John Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

Summer Changes by ROBERT FORREST with At the height of a Glasgow summer, three light-headed strangers meet in an abandoned wire factory. There is a sense of promise in the air, a feeling that anything might happen. Indeed it .might.... Directed by PATRICK RAYNER. BBC Scotland


Directed By: Patrick Rayner.
Ian: Jonathan Watson
Cathy: Elaine Collins
Donnie: Russell Hunter

: We Always Prosecute

Shoplifting is on the increase and for the honest shopper it means two per cent on the price of their goods. But who are the shoplifters and how should they be punished? Is it an impulsive crime or a calculated risk? Is the thief not really a criminal, but merely confused? Are shops fair game? Do people shoplift for kicks?
Libby Purves investigates Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham
9HELPLINES: page 79


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Story Time

Laughing Gas (2)

: 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)

: File on 4

This year Brazil's export balance will be nine billion dollars -but it is not enough to pay the interest on her
100 billion-dollar debt. Why should we have to starve, Brazilians say, in order to keep our bankers happy?
Michael Robertson reports from the USA and Latin America in The Debtors Fight Back.
Producer MAX EASTERMAN BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 4.0 pm)


Unknown: Michael Robertson

: Medicine Now

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


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

The Forger's
Art Tom Keating was lionised and asked to present a television series because of his skill at forgery.
John Jacob examines the larger aesthetic, ethical and - not least - the financial problems which emerge when a work of art is found to be a work of deception.


Unknown: Art Tom Keating
Unknown: John Jacob
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Falls the Shadow (12)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today In Parliament

long wave only

: 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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