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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 ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
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: Roger Parry
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Ivan and the Hidden Bible (2) by MYRNA GRANT
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) 2: Chaucer 'The Canterbury Tales' General Prologue and The Franklin's Tale
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Secret of the Hill
2: The Stone in the Ring by JANET YOUNG
10.10 Playtime Presented by ANDREW BRANCH and JANE MORGAN
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Cricket with MIKE GATTING , Vice Captain of England; CYRIL COOPER , English Schools Cricket Association; and BRIAN JOHNSTON


Presented By: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Mike Gatting
Unknown: Cyril Cooper

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

A medieval farmhouse and its grounds is home to not only the Oram Rayson family and their animals, but also the host of uninvited two-, four- and six-legged guests.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Oram Rayson
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Long Winter Sunday by PAT GERBER
Read by Joyce Deans
'I have three sons. The third should be snug in the carrying sack on my back. But today the sack hangs empty on the kitchen hook.'


Unknown: Pat Gerber
Read By: Joyce Deans
Producer: David Jackson

: Daily Service

direct from the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral led by THE REV PETER BOYDEN with the CHOIR OF THE JUNIOR KING'S SCHOOL
The Last
Jesus, humble was your birth (Bp 43); Psalm 111; Mark 14, vv 17-25; Give to me. Lord, a thankful heart (bp 21)


Unknown: Peter Boyden

: Analysis

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard roNY BARNFIELD with news of what's new on BBC Schools Radio
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by JOHN HEDGES Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC Schools Radio, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA. Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength direct from the John Beddoes School in Wales Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: A Dorset Childhood

The last of four programmes in which Hilary Townsend recalls some aspects of rural life in the 1930s. Church and Chapel BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hilary Townsend

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: After Henry

starring with and 4: The Dinner Party
'So long as she isn't expected to come to it, I think I can confidently say that nothing about this dinner party will upset Clare.'
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
Clifford: Richard Da Vies
Gwen: Ellen McLntosh

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's songs: Birds and Beasts
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language The Lily Pickle Band by GWEN GRANT adapted by JOE dunlop
2.40 Health Education My Body Keep Fit by EDWARD KELSEY


Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Gwen Grant
Adapted By: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor BARONESS WARNOCK OF WEEKE discusses findings of the Committee of Inquiry into human fertilisation and the controversy which surrounds its conclusions. Leo Days (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

On the Yankee Station adapted from his short story by WILLIAM BOYD with The grim world of American pilots on bombing raids in Vietnam. Also grim are the bullying tactics of one of the officers towards Lydecker, a member of his ground crew.
It is a situation which calls for revenge....
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Story By: William Boyd
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Lydecker: Peter Whitman
Pfitz: And Keith Edwards
Cooper: William Hope
Pasquale: Arturo Venegas
Vietnamese girl: Mia Soteriou
Vietnamese bar-keeper: Brian Smith

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor answers your queries and quibbles.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House. London WIA IAA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

The Past is Myself (4)

: 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 PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook Cast
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to:
Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: The Birth Controllers

"My daughter is using the pill as I did - I would never have thought that contraception would be the same 20 years on." Contraception is still imperfect; it's a choice among unpleasant alternatives. Scientists seek to widen choice by developing implants, vaginal rings and nasal sprays; others argue that research like this is misdirected and should be focused on improving barrier methods rather than making hormonal methods safer.
Anna Ford asks why, in spite of extensive scientific research, we are still falling short of the ideal contraceptive.
Listeners can speak to a member of the FPA by ringing [number removed]. Lines are open from 8.40-9.40 pm
* HELPLINES: page 93


Presenter: Anna Ford
Producer: Fiona Goodall
Editor: Sarah Rowlands

: Anyone Knowing the Whereabouts....

When Anne Evans was just 2, her father left the family home for good after a scandal. Forty years later she had reasons to trace him and this is the story of her search.
BBC Manchester


Subject: Anne Evans
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presented by: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Archive Auction

Mike Chaney is in the auction rooms this week bidding for some of his four-footed, furry friends and other creatures.


Presenter: Mike Chaney

: Kaleidoscope


Presenter: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines
on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented by: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4


: Open University

Getting Political

: News

-12.15am followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography: Advanced Studies Written and presented by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK
12.30 The River Trent (RV) and at 12.50 Planning and Forecasting (RV)


Presented By: Michael Pickstock

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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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