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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Michael Stewart with Peter Hobday at the Republican Party Convention in Dallas
8.30, 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


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Michael Stewart
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: Child's Play

Part 2

: News

: Tuesday Call:

[number removed]
What is archaeology? Is it just digging for ancient history and in this disposable age, what will be left for archaeologists of the future? Dr Margaret Rule ,
Research Director of the Mary Rose Trust, and Dr Henry Cleeve , Director of the Council for British Archaeology, join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Margaret Rule
Unknown: Dr Henry Cleeve
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

Miss Hogg and Miss Cairns by FRED URQUHART
Read by Gwyneth Guthrie Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Fred Urquhart
Read By: Gwyneth Guthrie
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; The Lord is King! lift up thy voice (BBC HB 26); Psalm 103, w 1-12; Acts 4, vv 23-30; 0 for a closer walk with God (BBC HB 333) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The BBC Radio Drama Company in Sixty Tons Through the Iron Curtain by DANIEL P. POSSUMATO
The new fully-computerised American 'miracle tank' has armour nearly eight inches thick, can do 60 mph and go straight through anything short of a mountain. The Russians have nothing like it. That's why, to get their hands on it, they're willing to pay Major Chambers 11 million.
Other parts PETER ACRE,
Directed by JOHN CARDY Stereo


Unknown: Daniel P. Possumato
Unknown: Arnold Diamond
Unknown: Michael Jenner
Unknown: David Sinclair
Unknown: Colin Starkey
Directed By: John Cardy
Tom Chambers: Brett Usher
Col Voloshin: Bernard Brown
Buzz Geiger: William Hope
Col Kelly: William Eedle
Ivanov: Geoffrey Collins

: Wildlife

'Why don't moths get battered to death by raindrops?'
The team of naturalists answers your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers. Phone comments on [number removed]after 11.0 am


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. 23: SCOTLAND - Second Round Chairman Robert Robinson William Donnelly (sub-postmaster)
Dr Russell Hafter (teacher) Kitty Stephens (writer)
Hamish Henderson (lecturer) Including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Devised by JOHN p. WYNN
Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: William Donnelly
Unknown: Dr Russell Hafter
Unknown: Hamish Henderson
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Lan Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Michael Charlton


Presenter: Michael Charlton

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

LOLA YOUNG reads The Banyan Tree by T. TAYLOR and T. INGLEBY


Unknown: T. Taylor
Unknown: T. Ingleby

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Not Just a Potter:
Josiah Wedgwood had a canal built, developed the factory system and pioneered marketing techniques. Original Wedgwood designs remain in the product range 225 years after he founded his company. SUSAN
BOOTH discovers the impact this industrial pioneer still has in Stoke-on-Trent.
The Dancing Bear (10)


Unknown: Josiah Wedgwood

: Afternoon Theatre

The BBC Radio Drama Company in The Money and the Chimney Pots by WILLIAM INGRAM
Doll retired from her glamorous stage life many years ago and finds old age too quiet. Then Jonah Jones , a penniless art student, happens along and nothing will be quite the same for anyone again.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales Stereo


Unknown: William Ingram
Unknown: Jonah Jones
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Doll: Jane Wenham
Jonah Jones: Guy Holden
Crewe: Margot Boyd
Richard: Brett Usher
Cynthia/Matron: Helena Breck
Louis/DHSS officer: Clive Panto
Pearl: Helen Atkinson Wood

: The King of Games

As the 1984 polo season comes to a close, Peter Churchill looks at the evolution of the game from its beginnings in ancient times to the hard and fast professional sport of today. Since the days of the Raj, polo has been regarded as an elitist pastime. But this myth is exploded by the people from many walks of life who are involved in the modern game.
Leading players, team managers and trainers and some of the growing band of enthusiasts from the worlds of business and entertainment discuss the techniques, thrill and fascination of one of the oldest ball games in the world.


Unknown: Peter Churchill
Producers: Andrea Scagell

: Story Time

Smith (2)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Radio Active


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: What Are We Here For, Brothers?

A six-part series
3: I'm All Right, Jack!
The emergence of the sunrise industries in Britain has led to new styles of worker representation, featuring, in some cases, the controversial 'no-strike' agreements. At the same time, other firms manage without any unions at all; either offering good pay and conditions or simply exploiting the workers. Nick Clarke looks at some of the alternatives to traditional organised labour, and at the trade unions' efforts to adjust to new management approaches.
Music performed by SAM RICHARDS and TISH STUBBS Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR Series editor


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Sam Richards

: The One Great Scorer

Six programmes in which
David Bean observes some branches of sporting life which don't make international - or even national - headlines, but which absorb the spare time and energies of their devotees. This week he falls in with Penrith Ladies hockey team.
2: Come on Joyce! Bad Luck Agnes! Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of what's happening to wildlife and the countryside.
Introduced by Peter France Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: Melinda Barker

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm
Free quarterly bulletin from [address removed]
Send four large saes for a year's supply HELPLINES: page 63


Presenter: Ian MacRae

: Keep Your Tails Up

The last of ten programmes Written and presented by Vincent Kane
A motley crew of Britons are stranded in Rome Airport. To pass the time, each traveller tells a story.
10: The Lover's Tale


Presented By: Vincent Kane
Unknown: Rome Airport.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

with Christopher Bigsby Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

The Haunted Major (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Janet Cohen in London and Richard Kershaw at the Republican Party Convention in Dallas
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presented By: Janet Cohen
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Lending a Hand A series of six programmes with MAUREEN GALVIN
4: A Better Place to Live A look at some of the ways in which volunteers in a number of urban settings are getting together to improve their local environment.


Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: Pageant of the Past

Each week, with the help of songs, poetry, letters and contemporary documents,
Ann Kirch evokes a vivid and colourful moment from Britain's long and eventful history.
3: The Great Exhibition 1851 Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
(First broadcast on World Service)


Unknown: Ann Kirch
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine. 11.50 Music 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.

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