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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead 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 BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Rollercoaster

Richard Baker takes you through the morning with ... information revealed in Modern Manners about how to behave in situations you may not even have imagined from
Laurie Taylor and Vic Lewis Smith
... one of our reporters covering another aspect of life On the Fringes
... David Davies invites your calls to the studio guests on a topic of current concern by ringing Thursday Exchange on [number removed]Regular items:
The News on the hour from BRIAN PERKINS at the BBC Newsdesk
10.30 Morning Story
Another Harry Kemp story read by Peter Adamson
18: A Walk Through the Fair by DAVID CAMPTON
10.45 An Act of Worship
... Susan Marling looking behind the scenes at an event going on somewhere in the United Kingdom in Marling's Spike
... a local perspective on stories that have caught the attention or fired the imagination of commentators in BBC studios up and down the country as they link up live in Network UK
Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Vic Lewis
Unknown: David Davies
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Harry Kemp
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: David Campton
Unknown: Susan Marling

: Hit List

Denis Norden cheerfully digs up the half-dozen pieces of music he never wants to hear again - and explains why. The music is surprisingly good. His reasons are just surprising! Presented and devised by Derek Robinson
Producer DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN (First broadcast on Radio 2) Stereo


Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Marilyn Monroe whose rare talent for turning sex appeal into comic art resulted in a universally-loved and indelible screen image.

: The World at One: News

Presenter Hugo Young

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Grandma and the Bouncing Bopper (4) by JANET SORENSEN Read by IRENE HANDL


Unknown: Janet Sorensen
Read By: Irene Handl

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'Men Don't Communicate with Each Other at That Kind of Level....': but the boys of Oundle school are taking part in research which encourages them to explore their feelings. ANDREA ADAMS has been hearing about the reasons for encouraging boys to a better understanding of relationships. The Greengage Summer by RUMER GODDEN abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Fiona Mathieson (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Read By: Fiona Mathieson

: Afternoon Theatre

The Last Cargo of the Cathay Queen by PHILIP LATHAM
A fast-paced thriller set in modern Hong Kong. Bob Sutton, a freelance security investigator, searches for a missing European businessman, only to find himself up against the Triads ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Philip Latham
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sutton: Keith Alexander
Samantha: Sally Baxter
Radio announcer/Triad lieutenant ...............: David Peart
Paul Lee/Triad boss: Timothy Bateson
Margaret Chang: Miranda Forbes
Rogers: Hugh Dickson
Mrs Wang: Madi Hedd
Marshall: Stephen Thorne
Van Duren: Edward Cast
Captain: Peter Tuddenham

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out your queries. Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House London WIA lAA Producer LUCY LUNT


Unknown: Neil Landor

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites Simon Hoggart and Chris Patten , MP, to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Chris Patten

: Story Time

Under Plum Lake (6)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1984


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm) Written by SIMON FRITH
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham s


Written By: Simon Frith
Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by David Jacobs Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to Any Answers? BBC Bristol [Postcode removed]


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

(Repeated: Friday 10.0 am)

: Words, Words, Words

A personal choice of prose and poetry presented by Ian McKellen
This programme includes contributions by R. D. LAING ,
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS , Roget's Thesaurus and VAT News
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo


Presented By: Ian McKellen
Unknown: R. D. Laing
Unknown: Ben Johnson
Unknown: Jules Feiffer
Unknown: William Sansom
Unknown: Hans Magnus
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Men Sent to Lie Abroad

Episodes in the history of diplomacy written and introduced by Derek Wilson 2: Guardians of Prestige
Diplomacy has always been partly a matter of protocol, but the prolongation of the dreadful Thirty Years' War in Germany (1618-48) by some 12 years due to wrangling over precedence and procedure is an example of protocol run riot. with the voices of BERNARD BROWN


Introduced By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: David Garth
Unknown: Michael Jenner
Unknown: Clive Panto
Producer: Brian Miller

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW. Phone [number removed](10.0 am -5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Olga Franklin

: Arts Season

Street Kids and Stormy Skies All the changing, different times of the year - the great storms down to the peaceful quiet of autumn mist; you can almost smell Catterline when you look at her paintings.
Twenty-one years ago, the artist Joan Eardley died. She was only 42. A warm passionate woman, she painted both
Glasgow slum children and land and seascapes of north-east Scotland. Her letters, with memories and poems, reflect her commitment to art and a sensitivity towards life and nature.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Artist: Joan Eardley
Read By: Eileen McCallum
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: A Book at Bedtime

The Parasites (4)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Plato to Nato - an introduction to political thought Seven programmes presented by BRIAN REDHEAD
5: Rousseau and Smith


Presented By: Brian Redhead

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial. 11.50 Interlude.

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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