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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Lacuna

Anthony Smith , in the company of Lewis Wolpert , explores the news, science and medicine, the arts, sport and-business, food and wine, and whatever else is going on in the world. They will be looking for the unpredictable and unfamiliar, avoiding the obvious, considering matters arising, and asking all the questions that always occur to you after the interview is over.
• FEATURE: page 11


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Kirsty Lang
Unknown: Steve Graham
Producers: Alison Richards

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools THE RT HON JACK ASHLEY MP
9.25 Secondary English 11-14
3: Mark Twain : The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Adventure of the Arabian Nights
1: The Beginning
10.10 Playtime Presented by JUDY BENNETT With DAVID MOSES
10.25 In Your Own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


Unknown: Jack Ashley
Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Presented By: Judy Bennett
Unknown: David Moses
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

The Gatecrasher by STAN BRADSHAW
Read by Alan Rothwell Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stan Bradshaw
Read By: Alan Rothwell
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service


: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD previews some programmes
11.5 In the News Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: Hear O Israel

Music for the High Holy Days of the Jewish year sung by the choir of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogues in London introduced by Rabbi Dr Abraham Levy Producer DAVID CRAIG


Unknown: Dr Abraham Levy
Producer: David Craig

: What About the Workers?

How much do you know about your rights at work? Are you legally entitled to holidays? Can you insist on being paid in cash? Can your employer deduct money from your wages if you don't do your job properly?
In the next six weeks
Paul Heiney will be answering your questions on the fast-growing and controversial body of employment law. With the help of lawyers, managers, trade-unionists and, of course, the workers, he'll be trying to make you more aware of your rights.
1: Pay and Conditions Producer JOHN WATKINS Editor LESLIE ROBINSON 0 HELPLINES: page 85


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: John Watkins
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: The Travelling Show

An excursion into the unpredictable reaches of how to get there and back. In the pilot's seat
Christopher Matthew
Feet firmly on the ground Martin Jarvis , Sandy Boler and Johnny Morris
Departures from the script announced by EUGENE FRASER Travel details
Tour organiser DANNY GREENSTONE Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Sandy Boler
Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Storyteller RONNIE LETHAM Today: The Train that Wouldn't Stay on the Rails by CAROLINE D. EMERSON
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (2) adapted from The Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD With NICKY HENSON
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Storyteller Ronnie Letham
Unknown: Caroline D. Emerson
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Nicky Henson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Tea and Sympathy: clergy wives are adept at dispensing both, but where do they turn for help when they themselves need support? SUE MARGOLIS investigates the problems which follow the break-up of a clergy marriage.
Loose Connections (7)


Unknown: MacGregor Tea

: The Afternoon Play

Old Friends by jo GILL
When Lady Marigold Farr , widow and grandmother, lets the ground-floor flat of her
London home, she does so for company - she is not looking for an autumn romance.
Neither is her new tenant,
Oliver Canteau. But things get out of hand.
Directed by JOHN CARDY Stereo


Unknown: Jo Gill
Unknown: Lady Marigold Farr
Unknown: Oliver Canteau.
Pianist: Ken Moule
Directed By: John Cardy
Marigold: Elizabeth Sellars
Oliver: And Paul Daneman
Chatty: Mary Wimbush
Gerry: Peter Woodthorpe
Angela: Patience Tomlinson
Robert: Crawford Logan

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Stepping Westward (9)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Brain of Britain 1984


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Martin Lambert: Scott Cherry

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by LAURIE MASON ProducerCAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

(Repeated: Friday 10.0 am)

: What About the Workers? [number removed]

Pay and Conditions
Paul Heiney invites you to put your queries about your rights at work to Jeremy McMullen , a barrister specialising in employment law,
Richard Braybrooke of the Institute of Personnel Management, who's had wide experience as a manager in industry and commerce and Pat Leighton , an academic who has studied workers' ignorance of their rights.
Ring [number removed]
Lines open from 7.0 pm


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Jeremy McMullen
Unknown: Richard Braybrooke
Unknown: Pat Leighton

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for disabled listeners and their families Presenter John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE Correspondence address: BBC Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW. Phone. [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Seven Deadly Virtues

Terence Blacker advises the sinner on how to recognise those virtues and deal with them.
7: Fidelity


Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Michael Jenner

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DANIEL DODD


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Judge and His Hangman (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Janet Cohen in London and Richard Kershaw at the Labour Party
Conference in Blackpool
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Janet Cohen
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Caribbean Links (1) A series of six programmes in which Caribbeans in Britain talk about their continuing links with the places from which they have settled here.
1: Juliet Alexander from Guyana Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: Pride of the Pariour

Jeremy Siepmann casts an eye on the changing role of music in the home
The Entertainer
In which toy soldiers give way to a bevy of piano-stool strategists, a drawing-room reciter fires a damp squib, and feminine virtue, yet again, is put at risk.


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: John Westbrook
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Open University

11.30 Technology
11.50 Origins of the Nation State

: * am News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Microtechnology Why Integrate?
12.50 Microtechnology Logic (RV)

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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.

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