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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from the North by Chris Middleton BBC Manchester

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
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 Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: David Hitchinson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The 'live' talk programme that takes its own distinctive look at some of the personalities and topics the coming week.
Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Answer Depends by JOHN O'HARA
Read by Geoffrey Beevers
A long-retired film star sits by his television set watching the films from a time when he — and Hollywood — were young. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: John O'Hara
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; Jesu, lover of my soul (BBC HB 145); Let thy merciful ears
(Weelkes); Mark 10, vv 46-52; Blessed Jesus, at thy word (BBC HB 257). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (10) Act 11 by EDWARD KELSEY and PETER HUTCMNGS
11.20 Let's Move!
10: Noah 's Ark - Land Ahoy! written by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Johnny Ball 's Maths Games. 10: This Way or That? Written and presented by JOHNNY BALL
11.50 Poetry Corner
10: Let's hear it again!


Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Peter Hutcmngs
Written By: Kate Harrison
Written By: Johnny Ball
Presented By: Johnny Ball

: Down Your Way

from Nuneaton, in Warwickshire

: Poetry Please

Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers ISABEL DEAN and GEOFFREY COLLINS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Readers: Isabel Dean
Readers: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney introduces reports from the 1985 Consumer Congress in Brighton. Editor KEN VASS


Introduces: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior

by Jim Sldridge
Starring Peter Davison as Eric Brown and James Grout as Mr Beeston, the Headmaster
The New School Year starts here
Featuring Tom Watson as Mr Holliday (the Deputy Head) Margaret John as Mrs Stone (School Secretary) Vivienne Martin as Mrs Rudd, Paul Copley as Mr Long, Marlene Sidaway as Miss Lewis and Deirdre Costello as Mrs Patterson
The first day of a new school year is pandemonium at the best of times - but a flu epidemic and the arrival of a new teacher do nothing to ease the pressure on Mr Beeston ... And there's more to come.
HEAR THIS! page 16


Writer: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Eric Brown: Peter Davison
Mr Beeston: James Grout
Mr Holliday: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Mr: Long Paul Copley
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
Mrs Weedon: Helena Breck
Joanna: Natalie Abbott
Wayne: Paul Reynolds
Gary: Gary Patrick

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer direct from the 1985 Ideal Home Exhibition How Does Your Garden Grow? Presented by LOUIS ROBINSON Storyteller PAM AYRES Today's story: Nicky's Watering Can by MARGARET JOY Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN
2.5 Playtime Presented by EVA HADDON and GARY TAYLOR with JUDY BENNETT
2.20 Introducing Science Topical Programme
2.40 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD with news Of English and Drama for Secondary Schools next term
2.45 Radio Club TOMMY BOYD and the Radio Club team bring you more items of interest for 8-12-year-olds.


Presented By: Louis Robinson
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Margaret Joy
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Eva Haddon
Presented By: Gary Taylor
Unknown: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Tommy Boyd

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall A writer of substance:
Barbara Taylor Bradford sold her first story for half a guinea. Now she is one of the highest-earning novelists in the world. She talks to LIZ MARDALL about how she became 'an overnight success after 30 years'.
The Private World of Georgette Heyer by JANE AIKEN HODGE abridged in 12 episodes by JANET ffiCKSON
Read by SARA squires (4) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Unknown: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Unknown: Jane Aiken Hodge
Read By: Sara Squires
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Willy's Wild Oats by JACK GRATUS with Chris Harris as Andy Bowman
William Whiteley was founder of one of London's first department stores, a pillar of the church and social benefactor. But his darker side was revealed when he was shot by a young man after a dramatic exchange. Cub reporter Andy Bowman winkles out the truth ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jack Gratus
Unknown: Chris Harris
Unknown: Andy Bowman
Unknown: William Whiteley
Reporter: Andy Bowman
Directed By: Brian Miller
Whiteley: Hedley Goodall
Rayner: John Telfer
Liz: Carolyn Moody
Moffat: Norman Henry
Green: David Sinclair
Vicar/Defence Counsel: Robin Ardra
Fuller: Rex Holdsworth
Goodman/George Rayner: Ian Thompson
Parker: Paul Nicholson
Mrs Turner: Anne Jameson
Mrs Whiteley: Audrey Noble
Louie: Mia Soteriou
Lewis: David Ponting

: My Small Corner

An informal anthology from Wales
Producer MEGAN EMERY BBC Wales

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Nineteen Ninety-Four


: News

: The Archers

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 5: Elisabeth Frink
— Watching an Instinct
The family joke goes that it wasn't until Liz fell off a horse that she began to do interesting things.
Her sculptures are uncompromisingly male — predators and killers, watchers and sufferers, wielders and victims of power.
Dame Elisabeth Frink has spent three decades observing men and beasts.
Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Dame Elisabeth Frink

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer JULIAN BROWN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Monday Play: The Life and Death of Jonathan Wild, The Great

by Henry Fielding, adapted by Nick Dear.
Directed by Richard Wortley.
(Crawford Logan is in The Mousetrap at St Martin's Theatre, London) Stereo


Writer: Henry Fielding
Adapted by: Nick Dear
Directed by: Richard Wortley
Unknown: Christopher Fairbank
Unknown: Jonathan Wild
Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Tom Heartfree
Unknown: Melinda Walker
Unknown: Sara Heartfree
Unknown: Maureen O'Farrell
Unknown: Jonathan Wild
Unknown: Tom Jones.
Wild's mother: Melinda Walker
Wild's father: Brian Smith
Nature: Anne Jameson
Young Wild: Joseph Wright
Bob Bagshot: Colin Starkey
Mr Snap/Jack Friendly: John Webb
Mr Fierce: Peter Acre
Mr Sly/Mr Fireblood: Robin Summers
Molly Straddle: Jenny Funnell
Heartfree children: Emma Smith
Heartfree children: Sujata
Captain/Judge Meadows: David Garth
First Lt Hodge/Blueskin: Trevor Nichols
Ship's boy: Jake Wood

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rich Mrs Robinson (6)


Unknown: Mrs Robinson

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF/FM until 11.0


Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

Two Years of my Life FRANCES DONNELLY visits L'Arche Community in Liverpool, and talks to young people who have committed themselves to serving the mentally handicapped. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS


Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Open University

11.30 Reading in Bottom Gear
11.50 18th-century Political Prints

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Religious Education As Time Goes By - Marriage by KEN BLAKESON and at 12.50 Women in the 20th Century (2) Women and the Vote by FRANCES DONNELLY


Unknown: Ken Blakeson
Unknown: Frances Donnelly

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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