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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Charles Colville

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and another selection of conversational curiosities.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

answers questions that listeners have sent in by post.

: Morning Story Lunch Hour

Read by Carole Hayman Betty and Geraldine meet regularly for lunch. They discuss their very different lives and loves. But maybe they have something in common. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Read By: Carole Hayman
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; Give me the wings of faith (BBC HB 229); Psalm 29; I Peter 4, vv 12-19; We sing the praise of him who died (BBC HB 95). Stereo

: Buried Alive

inside America's hi-tech jails Thousands of the most dangerous criminals in the USA are now held in 'New Generation prisons, where every movement is monitored by computerised control systems. The wardens claim to have reduced rioting and gang violence against both staff and inmates.
But the price is high. Prisoners complain of almost total isolation inside their cell blocks: 'I feel like I'm buried alive in here.' And at least onejailhas been the victim of its own technology- when inmates took it over to escape from Death Row. As the Home Office plans
Britain's first New Generation prison, Gerry Northam finds that even electronic jails are only as good as the people who run them.


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: David Harding

: What's in a Name

... like hammer-kop, saw-shark, lamp-shell and rattle-snake? Animals, like saw-bills, lantern-fish and lyre-birds, are often named after a tool, household article or musical instrument-or is it the other way round?
The last of six programmes Presented by Denis Owen Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBCBristol


Presented By: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Gold of the Conqueror

The last of six parts The Raid and After


Unknown: Colin Shaw

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Mag at the Zoo (1)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guests of the Week: the successful young British fashion designer duo, Body Map The Summer of the Barshinskeys Part 2 (3)

: The Afternoon Play Going Out the Back Way

A comedy set in a School for Surveillance.
Derek is given the job of spying on Carol and her mother who live in the house on the other side of the road, and finds that Carol is well worth watching....
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester. Stereo


Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Derek: Christian Rodska
Laura: Barbara Marten
Carol: Helen Worth
Mum: Meg Johnson
Bernice: Eileen Derbyshire
Sandra: Madihedd

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse
Producer ALEC reid


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Readers: David Brierley
Readers: Brian Carroll
Producer: Alec Reid

: Actuality

Not a Night for the Squeamish....
The last of three programmes looks at Frank Casey , one-time pipe-fitter and antique shop owner, who now works as a wrestling referee.
Actuality follows him through a harassed evening as he presides over a theatre of cruelty involving Manchester's Flying Sensation, Liverpool's Teenage Speed Machine, Klondyke Kate , Leather Lena , Gaylord Steve Peacock, and others.... Researcher JUUE SIMMONS Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
BBC Manchester (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Frank Casey
Unknown: Klondyke Kate
Unknown: Leather Lena
Unknown: Gaylord Steve
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Story Time

A Night to Remember
3: 'God himself could not sink this ship'

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: After Henry: The Older Man

The first of eight parts
'Valerie Brown on the pension counter's sister Mary's gentleman friend Maurice reckons he's at least 35.'
Written by Simon Brett
Hear This! page 15


Writer: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Nick: James Griffiths

: News

: The Archers

: Ray Gosling - In the House of....

Gloria Patrick
... who was bom in Port of Spain, Trinidad, into the upper middle classes and who married an Inland Revenue man who'd never had to clean his own slippers. They came to
Birmingham and now Mrs P is in charge of the controversial
Youth Training Scheme-placing black youth -on the front-line at Handsworth Tech. The last of four programmes.


Unknown: Gloria Patrick

: Books of the Century

The last of six programmes in which Derek Parker asks a well-known personality to choose and discuss a book, written this century, which they consider to be of personal and general significance.
This week he talks to actress Janet Suzman about
Paul Scott 's Staying On. Reader GARARD GREEN


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Paul Scott
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: In Business

Peter Hobday with news, views and stories from the business world.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: Between Earth and Sky

A reflection of rural life in Victorian England in three parts by Neil Philip.
2: Silence Becomes Me Best A man's work is from sun to sun,
But a woman's work is never done.
'That's a rhyme I heard many a-time when I was young, and as far as the woman in the fen, like my mother, was concerned, there's no doubt it were a true saying. If life was hard for the men, it was harder still for the women.'
With music by GEORGE ISOBEL DEACON Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Philip.
Music By: George Isobel Deacon
Producer: John Knight

: Where Death Delights

In the second of three programmes which look at modern-day forensic medicine, leading forensic pathologist Professor Bernard Knight goes through part of a post-mortem examination and discusses the difficulties involved in ascertaining certain unusual causes of death such as poisoning. He also considers some of the many problems facing modern forensic pathology.
Presented by Richard Rees Producers PAUL EVANS and RICHARD REES Stereo


Unknown: Professor Bernard Knight
Presented By: Richard Rees
Producers: Paul Evans

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

A Moveable Feast by ERNEST HEMINGWAY abridged in eight parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by David Buck (1)
'If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.'


Read By: David Buck
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHFIFMuntilll.O


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Get By in Portuguese The first of a five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business. With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES Meeting People Saying hello and goodbye Giving your order to the waiter Making sure you're understood Course writer PENNY NEWMAN Series producer CHRISTOPHER STONE Study Booklet, £2.25: set of two cassettes, £7.48from local retailers or [address removed]

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Cezanne
11.50 Education Bulletin

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12.10

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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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