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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 BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and an eclectic selection of conversationalists.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the Orpington
Horticultural Society Kent

: Morning Story

The Last of the Vestal Virgins by EVE SANGSTER
Read by Freda Dowie
An elderly lady is visited regularly by a young social worker Different generations, different lives. Can they make friends? What can they have in common?


Read By: Freda Dowie
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; All praise to thee (BBC HB 401); Psalm 67;
Romans 6. w 1-14; Soldiersofthe cross, arise (BBC HB 367). Stereo

: You the Jury

The first of a new series in which issues of controversy and concern are put on trial.
Teachers Shouldn't Strike

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (21) Presented by ANDREW SHORE
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 1: The Plague Village A Box from London by ALAN LAMBERT Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES
11.40 Introducing Science Extra Using Your Computer Teachers' Programme


Presented By: Andrew Shore
Unknown: Alan Lambert
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes

: English Now

A series of ten programmes for anyone who speaks or listens to English.
This week David Crystal talks to Paul Fletcher , author of A Child's 's Learning of English, about the special language which most parents use to talk to their young children, and about its important role in the language development of children.


Unknown: Paul Fletcher

: You and Yours

John Howard reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.

: The Meisterspringer

2: Spring in the Dark

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Bright and Breezy by JOHN BETT
2.5 Something to Think About Tiddalick the Frog
2.15 The Song Tree
1: Jesper and the 100 Hares Producer BARRY GIBSON
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind: (Poetry) The Tree Says.... Compiled by MARY HAYDON
2.45 Nature: Easter Time by SEAN CARSON Producer PETER WARD


Unknown: John Bett
Producer: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Mary Haydon
Unknown: Sean Carson
Producer: Peter Ward

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Nicholas Hinton ,
Director-General of the Save the Children Fund
Real Life with Small Children Underfoot
Written and read by Alan Franks (1) and abridged in four episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Amy tells me she is leaving home. Such moments are never easy for a father but, when the girfis 4 years-old, the sense of failure is engulfing.
(Music: Bozza s Sonatine)


Unknown: Nicholas Hinton
Read By: Alan Franks
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin

: The Afternoon Play

Meg moves to London in the swinging 60s in search of excitement and 'Mr Right'. Her next step towards independence is to buy a second-hand car, but she very quickly discovers that there is something terrifyingly wrong with it....
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Dramatised By: Catherine Lucy Czerkawska
Meg: Petra Markham
Mother: Pauline Letts
Father: Michael Bilton
Man: Geoffrey Matthews
Val: Marian Diamond
Samantha: Phyllma Nash
MrWhitehorn: John Webb
Lady with dog: Hilda Schroder
Car dealer: Clive Panto

: Time for Verse

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


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Reader: Brian Carroll
Producer: Alec Reid

: File on 4

: Story Time: Schoolgirls' Own: 3: Dimsie and All Fools' Day

by Dorita Fairlie Bruce


Writer: Dorita Fairlie Bruce

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: After Henry

3: The Cowboy
'He seems awfully obliging. Got these big brown eyes. And his estimate was way below the others.'
Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Terry: And Leo Dolan

: 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
The Wildlife and Countryside Act reaches another stage in its troubled parliamentary career. Will farming and conservation interests be reconciled?
Victorian Industrial Buildings Are they worth keeping? Or should they be demolished for redevelopment?
Environmental Politics.
A new subject on the evening-class syllabus.
Producer MICK WEBB


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Mick Webb

: In Business

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosaund Bew

: Without Our Consent: [number removed]

Nobody knows how many rapes are unreported. Research carried out by a Metropolitan police officer, Det Insp Ian Blair, concludes that the effects of rape on victims are more severe than those of almost any other crime, and those effects are likely to affect the woman's willingness to report the crime and her ability to give evidence. Does society condone the crime by making the victim herself feel guilty? Is rape really a crime of violence, not sex? How often are rapists strangers to their victims? How can the victim best be helped?
Barbara Toner , author of The Facts of Rape;
Denise Robertson of the Birmingham Rape Crisis
Centre; and Det Insp Ian Blair , author of Investigating Rape, answer your questions. In the Chair Jenni Mills Producer LIZ MARDALL for the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 pm
0 FEATURE: pose 3


Unknown: Barbara Toner
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Ian Blair
Producer: Liz Mardall

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music, and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Voices in an Empty Room (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines onVHFIFMuntilll.O


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Get By in Portuguese A five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business. With SUZETTE MACEDO and CARLOS ALVES 3: Getting Around

: Open University

11.30 Modernism and the Art Market
11.50 Choosing to be Unequal

: * amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

English for Examinations (14-17) CSE English
12.30 Across the Barricades by JOAN UNGARD Dramatised extracts, with comments by the author. and at 12.50 Introducing Zfor Zachariah by ROBERT O'BRIEN adapted by MIKE RALEIGH


Unknown: Zfor Zachariah
Unknown: Robert O'Brien
Adapted By: Mike Raleigh

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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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