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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by Charlie Allan BBC Scotland

: Today

with John Timpson and Peter Hobday and Gerald Williams at the Olympics in Los Angeles
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE rosun
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Read By: Clive Rosun
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Olga Franklin

Olga Franklin , reader of the daily Soviet press for more than 40 years, explores the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Thursday 9.30 pm)


Reader: Olga Franklin
Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of this coming week. Producer PIPPA BURSTON. Stereo

: Morning Story

A Walk to Devil's Island by IAN MCALPHINE
Read by Fraser Kerr Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Ian McAlphine
Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation (BBC HB 17); Psalm 84; Acts 1, vv 1-11; Enthrone thy God within thy heart (BBC HB 320) Stereo

: Down Your Way

This week Brian Johnston takes a 'worm's eye view' of our biggest city. He is 'Under
London' looking at some of the subterranean sights!
Producer JOHN D. wilson BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: John D. Wilson

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by Jenny Joseph Readers HUGH DICKSON and DIANA BISHOP
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Jenny Joseph
Presented By: Readers Hugh Dickson
Presented By: Diana Bishop
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: Radio Active

The Breakfast Show
Broadcasting in unique
Radiovision the regular jocks will be talking to people and personalities in the headlines. Weather: 12.28, 12.29, 12.30, etc, 12.44 News: 12.45 Weather:
12.46, 12.47, 12.48, etc, etc.,
12.54 Astrology: 12.55 with Written by GEOFFREY PERKINS and ANGUS DEAYTON
Additional material from
Producer JAMIE Rix
(Repeated: Tuesday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Jon Canter
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Steve Brown
Producer: Jamie Rix
Anna Daptor: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Uncle Mike Stand: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Grandma and the Bouncing Bopper (1) by JANET SORENSEN Read by Irene Handl Producer SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Janet Sorensen
Read By: Irene Handl
Producer: Susan Denny

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Boys Will be Girls
When boys and girls go out to play, it's harder than ever to tell them apart. Now that both sexes are wearing make-up and jewellery- and backcombing their hair - it's clear that the androgynous look has hit the streets, as well as the charts. While the boys shop for silk dresses alongside their girlfriends, DANIEL MACMILLAN meets the weird - and the wonderful.
The Greengage Summer (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Daniel MacMillan
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Afternoon Theatre

Forgive Me Father by DAVID HOPKINS

: Passing Trades?

A series of five programmes 2: The
Glover Leslie Winfield talks to David Willmott about his lifetime as a Worcestershire glove-maker.
But what about the future? Will it be thumbs up or thumbs down? Producer JULIAN HITCHCOCK BBC Birmingham


Talks: Glover Leslie Winfield
Unknown: David Willmott
Producer: Julian Hitchcock

: Story Time

Under Plum Lake (3)

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Just a Minute


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Colin Tudge Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Talk of the Town, Talk of the Country

with Stanley Ellis 4: Deepest Devon
In the past, the villages needed few contacts with the towns of Exmouth and Sidmouth only half a dozen miles away, and an East Budleigh man can still recognise his own folk by their speech.
Field research by CLEMENT MARTEN Producer SIMON ELMES (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Unknown: Deepest Devon
Unknown: Clement Marten
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Monday Play

1984 Sony Radio Award for Best Drama Production with James Bolam,
Sara Kestelman, Michael Kitchen. What was Rocio all about? Religion, booze, sex, macho men, brotherhood, gypsies, singing and dancing - all those things came into it, but for the four English people who went on the pilgrimage to this tiny place in the south of Spain, it was difficult to find out why it meant so much to the Spaniards. Perhaps it was something to do with a face.
It is the best thing Radio Drama has done this year. (THE TIMES) Funny, inventive and well-written ... hats off to Douglas Livingstone. Fantastico!
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Written by: Douglas Livingstone
Directed by: Jane Morgan
Dianne: Sara Kestelman
Brian: James Bolam
Richard: Michael Kitchen
Pauline: Christine Absalom
Federico: Carlos Douglas
Sylvia: Jane Wenham
Air hostess: Jean Trend
Carlos: Trader Faulkner
Jose: Clive Panto
Spanish TV man: John Bull

: Arts Season

Athol Fugard
// anyone passed me on a street corner in Port Elizabeth, I'd have a fairly accurate sense of where they'd come from, where they might be going, what their life's about. If you know my work you'll realise that that sense of the texture of a character is very important to me.
Athol Fugard talks to Paul Allen about his life and work in South Africa and his plays, including Sizwe Bansi is Dead, Boesman and Lena and the award-winning Master
Harold ... and the Boys which he produced for the National Theatre in London.
Producer ROSEMARY HART (A Kaleidoscope repeat)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Sizwe Bansi
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Parasites by DAPHNE DU MAURIER abridged in 12 parts by MARGARET ETALL
Read by Penelope Lee (I) 'Parasitism is a negative reaction to the struggle for existence, and always implies a mode of life that is nearer the line of least resistance. The effect upon their hosts ranges from the slightest local injury to complete destruction.'


Unknown: Margaret Etall
Read By: Penelope Lee
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

Under Pressure Slap and Tickle Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: News

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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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