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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: David Hitchinson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Who's Who and What's What in the Ancient World
Greek and Roman names ot people and places are in everyday use, but why is it Rich as Croesus and an Achilles heel a Herculean task, a Gladiatorial clash, an Oedipus complex and Platonic love?
Kenneth MacLeish , the writer who specialises in the Classics, and Pat EasterUng , Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge, answer your questions.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair
Produced by the Woman * Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Kenneth MacLeish
Unknown: Pat Easterung

: Morning Story

Ring of Bells by MURIEL ROSS Read by Dilys Price
'Emily tried to find in herself a proper sense of loss, but could feel only a kind of relief.... Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Read By: Dilys Price
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102: For all thy saints,
0 Lord (BBC HB 228); Holy is the true light (Harris); Acts 11, vv 19-26; Rejoice in-God s saints (bp 73). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Don Giovanni Blues by DOUGLAS KENNEDY
Philip struggles to complete his review of a recording of Mozart's Don Giovanni. But he s having problems. His girlfriend
Angie is fed up with their living conditions and his lack of ambition, and begins to question his motives for wanting to marry her now that she is pregnant. But for Philip the primary struggle is to get that review done....
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Don Giovanni.
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Philip: Des McAleer
Angle: Maggie Shevlin

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (26) Cowboys and Indians Presented by BLAIN FAIRMAN and DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Time to Move Funtime by FIONA RUMENS
11.40 Maths - With a Story! Exploring Area: The Muddleville Campers by GORDON SNELL


Presented By: Blain Fairman
Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Fiona Rumens
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: Wildlife

'Does your robin reject the red-carpet treatment?' and 'Why did braised bear-meat terrify a terrier?'
Margaret Kennedy , Stephanie Tyler and Jeremy Thomas unravel your Wildlife questions. Presented by Derek Jones Producer TIM GROUT SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Margaret Kennedy
Unknown: Stephanie Tyler
Unknown: Jeremy Thomas
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Tim Grout Smith

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Second round: London
Chairman Robert Robinson Robert Collier (civil servant)
William Joseph Moult (courier) Sheila Hayward (secretary) Peter Biggs (bank clerk) including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Robert Collier
Unknown: William Joseph Moult
Unknown: Sheila Hayward
Unknown: Peter Biggs
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Bad- Tempered Ladybird by ERIC CARLE
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Country Child by FRANK E. HUGGETT
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (Complete Stories): Dame Doze and the Tale of a Tub by DEREK FARMER Narrated by SEAN BARRETT
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): A Wind from Nowhere by NICHOLAS STUART GREY


Unknown: Eric Carle
Unknown: Frank E. Huggett
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Nicholas Stuart

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Every Mother Must Have One.... that is, a quick and appealing dish to put in front of a hungry family. MARY BERRY is the judge in a competition to discover the best 'mother's rush'.
Owl by WILLIAM SERVICE abridged in four episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Garrick Hagon (1)
'An owl is an odd creature to keep about the house. An odd creature anywhere....'
(Music: Copland's Four Piano Blues)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Garrick Hagon

: The Afternoon Play

Antibodies by GEORGE TARRY with and
Elaine Pearce arrives in a village school as a new and potentially invigorating headmistress. But new educational ideas aren't the only surprises in store....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: George Tarry
Unknown: Elaine Pearce
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Elaine: Amanda Murray
Tom: Terry Molloy
Sophie: Natasha Knight
The Rev Walter Daniels: Alan Thompson
Alison Smith: Maggie Tarver
Janet Robinson: Shirley Stelfox
Eddy: Paul McClean
Judy: Hilary Martin
Matthew: Jonathan Smith
Johnny: Michael Rawling
Arthur Jones: Peter Brookes
Dave Bingham: Mark Audley
Dave's friends: Neil Coker
Dave's friends: David Hannah

: Please Don't Pick the Apples ...

... in the orchard, when the lifetime's collection of bric-a-brac, chicken coops and just plain junk assembled by William H. Dolphin Esq, deceased, comes under the hammer at his cottage near Tewkesbury.
Anthony Parkin is at the auctioneer's elbow - also at a sale of sheep and cattle in Shropshire, in the Vale of Evesham as the asparagus crop comes in, and elsewhere. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham

: Story Time

Comic Quintet
2: A Visitor in the Piano Warehouse by WILLIAM SAROYAN
Read by Tom Hunsinger 'Being famous the way
Mr Spezzafly 's famous, that's being really famous.' Producer BERT COULES


Unknown: William Saroyan
Read By: Tom Hunsinger
Unknown: Mr Spezzafly
Producer: Bert Coules

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

The World of Nature

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The One Left Behind

A series of four programmes in which Jenni Mills highlights some of the emotional and practical problems that can occur after the death of a partner.
2: Daphne and Jim
Daphne's husband died unexpectedly four years ago when she was in her mid-50s. She suffered all the characteristic feelings of bereavement and at one stage even planned her suicide. Jim was also in his mid-50s when he lost his wife two years ago. At that time Jim thought his life had come to an end - but after a year he decided that his wife would not have wanted him to mope around and is picking up his social life again. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS
Listeners can speak to a member of CRUSE on [number removed]Linesopen 9.0-10.0pm


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8. 30-10. 0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large SAEs for a yeor's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of Riley (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines onVHFIFMuntilll.O


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Central American Journey 5: Nicaragua 'A Communist tyranny' was President Reagan's recent description of Nicaragua, but how far is this borne out by the facts? HUGH O'SHAUGHNESSY examines the Sandinista revolution and finds out how the Nicaraguans are coping with shortages of food and fuel, a war going on within their territory, and opposition from one of the world's most powerful countries. For booklist, send SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Consumer Education: Value for Money
12.30 3: Health, Housing and Rights and at 12.50 4: Money

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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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