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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Charles Colville

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

takes the chair for 55 minutes of conversation with people from all walks of life.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Morning Story

Isabella's Eyes by MARGE BLAINE
Read by Jill Balcon
Isabella was a rich. beautiful and spoilt child. When she grew up all the young men of the village wanted her. Maria was poor and plain - and very jealous.


Unknown: Marge Blaine
Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Father of peace, and God of love (BBC HB 488);
Psalm 25. vv 1-10; Romans 2, v 25 - 3, v 9; God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391). Stereo

: Three Hundred Years a Soldier

Ivan Rendall tells the story of 'Our Royal Regiment of Fuzileers'.


Unknown: Ivan Rendall

: For Schools

11.0 Coming of Age in Britain: 1984 2: MARK An army apprentice
11.20 Theatre Workshop Stage Setting (RV)
11.40 Listening to Music (2) Music Projects American Musicals

: English Now

David Crystal returns with another series often programmes for anyone who speaks or listens to English.
This week he finds out whether you can buy your way to social and professional success by taking a course to improve your English.


Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Michael Lawton

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Meisterspringer

Spring in the Air


Producer: Graham Gauld
Director: Caroline Raphael
Charles Wainwright: Christopher Good
Ilena: Melinda Walker
Mettold: Cyril Shaps
Carter: Graham Blockey
The Gaffer: Ronald Baddiley
Judge: John Forbes-Robertson
Benson: Arnold Diamond
Martin: Peter Acre
Prison officer: William Hope

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
3: Andrew McAndrew and the Red Bike
2.0-2.30 Par Etapes French Graded Objectives (2) 3: Travelling by Train and at 2.15 4: In a Café
2.30-3.0 English for Examinations (14-17) Communication (Are you receiving me?) 2: Making it Clear
2.30 Based on interviews Presented by BRIAN REDHEAD Written by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
2.45 Dramatised version by DAVID SELF


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: novelist Margaret Drabble , whose Oxford Companion to
English Literature has just been published.
The Summer of the Barshinskeys Part 2 (8)


Unknown: Margaret Drabble

: The Afternoon Play

Relics by ANNA FOX with Harry Andrews as George and Elizabeth Sellars as Pam George and Pam meet in a waiting-room in a large country house where they have gone for an interview. As time goes by. it seems they are the only people there and perhaps they have been forgotten. When the snow begins to fall outside, their sense of isolation increases.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Unknown: Harry Andrews
Unknown: Elizabeth Sellars
Unknown: Pam George
Directed By: Cherry Cookson

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse
Readers david BRIERLEY and FREDA DOWIE
Producer ALEC REID


Readers: Dannie Abse
Readers: Freda Dowie
Producer: Alec Reid

: File on 4

: Story Time

A Night to Remember
8: 'It reminds me of a bloomin ' picnic'

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: After Henry

2: Moving
'The whole basement's just storage space really. If Clare went. I'd rattle around like a pea in a barrel.'
Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: With Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Janie: And Marion Bailey

: News

: The Archers

: Checkpoint

Case histories from listeners form the basis of this weekly investigation into allegations that can include unfairness. injustice, bureaucratic bungling, or even fraud. Presented by Roger Cook Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Presented By: Roger Cook
Producer: John Edwards

: Groundswell

The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes Public Inquiries: Are they expensive, futile charades or a necessary part of a democratic planning process?
Acid Rain: Schoolchildren have been carrying out their own experiments and have some advice to offer Government scientists.
The European Environmental Film Festival: The stars this year include a nuclear power reactor. Swedish forests and a non-flushing toilet.
• HELPLINES: page 77


Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: In Business

Presented hy Peter Hobday
Garden Centres: An attractive business or a risky venture? Gateway: A scheme to help strengthen the links between education and industry. Producer ROSALIND REW


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Between Earth and Sky

0 let us love our occupations Bless the squire and his relations.
Live upon our daily rations
And always know our proper stations.
The last of three reflections of rural life in Victorian England by Neil Philip.
White Slaves of England With music by GEORGE AND ISOBEL DEACON Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Victorian England
Unknown: Neil Philip.
Music By: George And

: Where Death Delights

In the last of three programmes which look at modern-day forensic medicine,
Dr David Whittaker , a forensic dentist from the Welsh College of Medicine. Cardiff, talks about how his work is linked with that of the forensic pathologist and discusses some of the many aspects of identification and history that can be gleaned from teeth.
Presented by Richard Rees Producers PAUL EVANS and RICHARD REES Stereo


Unknown: Dr David Whittaker
Presented By: Richard Rees
Producers: Paul Evans

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

A Moveable Feast 6: Scott Fitzgerald


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Get By in Portuguese A five-programme beginners' course. With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES
2: Finding Somewhere to Stay Study booklet. £2.25: set of two cassettes, £7.48 from local retailers or [address removed]

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Munch
11.50 Deputy Heads: The qase for Specialism

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHFIFMjoinsat 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.

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