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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Featuring Scotland's Royal Highland Show Producer ALLAN WRIGHT


Producer: Allan Wright

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
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: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: David Hitchinson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The independent Communist republic on the Mediterranean Sea is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist centres for the British. How has the country fared since the death of President Tito five years ago? Can a country of such geographical and cultural diversity remain united? What are the people like?
Celia Hawkesworth , a lecturer in the University of London's School of Slavonic and East European Studies, and Chris Cviic of The Economist join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's s Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am


Unknown: Celia Hawkesworth
Unknown: Chris Cviic
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

Read by Timothy Kightley ' 'Tis worse than vinegar,' grunted Willy, 'tis scrumpy.' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: Daily Service

NEM. p 62; Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC HB 352); Psalm 100; Luke 15. w 11-24a; Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (27) Cowboys and Indians
11.20 Time to Move Time to Look Back by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Maths - With a Story! Numbers in Everyday Life Don't Think of a Number! by GORDON SNELL


Unknown: Kate Harrison
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Roger and Pat share a country cottage with Charlie and Jill on alternate weekends. But the two wives deliver an ultimatum: they have decided the husbands need not be part of the arrangement any longer.


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Pat: With June Barrie
Roger: William Eedle
Jill: Karen Ford
Charlie: And Neil Stacy

: Wildlife

Roger Lovegrove , Peter Ferns and Mark Jervis tackle questions from members of the Worcestershire Trust for Nature Conservation. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol


Unknown: Roger Lovegrove
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Unknown: Mark Jervis
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: 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 in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Second Round: Home Counties Chairman Robert Robinson Dr Joseph Angel (physician) Roy Searle (retired BA pilot) John Small
(accounting technician) Mark Edwards
(chartered surveyor)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Dr Joseph Angel
Unknown: Roy Searle
Unknown: Mark Edwards
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Fix-It by DAVID MCPHAIL
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Town Child by JAY REED
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (Complete Stories): Speedy Deeds by DEREK FARMER Narrated by SEAN BARRETT
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Greek Legend of the Golden Ram re-told by ALARIC COTTER


Unknown: David McPhail
Unknown: Jay Reed
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Alaric Cotter

: LW Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Adopting Andrew
In the third part of his story
Andrew meets the couple who hope to adopt him, and Andrew's natural father comes to a decision.
JENNY CUFFE reports.
Exit Lady Masham (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

Women are Fools by AISUNG DONELAN
One phone call from New York and Angie's ideas are thrown into confusion. If she goes to see Harry, will it be a romantic gesture, will she be giving in to male chauvinism, or will she have something to learn?
Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN Stereo


Unknown: Aisung Donelan
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Angie: Stephanie Turner
Chuck: David Gilliam
Jasmine: Sally Watkins
Lynn: Elizabeth Rider
Bev: Annejameson
Mary: Melinda Walker
Ash: Narissa Knights
Harry: David Baxt
Janitor: David Learner
Customers: Robin Summers
Customers: Simon Hewitt

: A Village Network

The Pestalozzi Children's
Village nestles in the heart of the rolling Sussex countryside. It has grown brick by brick through the labours of the children themselves.
Margaret Horsfield visited the children and staff at this unique international village, and reflects on how five nationalities maintain their life-styles and traditions, while receiving a British education in the local schools. Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Story Time

Salad Days
2: A Sunrise on the Veld by DORIS LESSING
Read byJack Klaff
A small boy stands alone on the vast cruel veld with the skeleton at his feet.


Unknown: Doris Lessing

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55

: 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 Roisin McAuley Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Roger Hutchings
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 to the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: 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.
3: Pamela and Hilary Pamela was only 25 when her husband died suddenly. She feels it is very important that her two young children should have a father and has started mixing socially again, amid disapproval from neighbours and friends.
Hilary's husband died at home. with his wife and children around him after a long illness. Thinking of the lonely years to come. Hilary decided to remarry....
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS Listeners can speak to a member of CRUSE on [number removed]. Lines open 9.0-10.0 pm


Unknown: Hilary Pamela
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. Opm


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith
The last of the current series


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: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of Riley (7)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Central American Journey 6: Costa Rica 'We have to choose between arms and a better health service.' The Costa Ricans have chosen the latter course. They also have a Peace University and, by Central American standards, a very stable society. HUGH O'SHAUGHNESSY finds out if it's too good to last. For booklist, send SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Costa Rica
Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: The Question Why?

: * am LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History The Tudor World Presented by DR DAVID STARKEY
12.30 2: The Governance of England and at 12.50 3: Land and People Consultant DR david SOUDEN


Presented By: Dr David Starkey
Unknown: Dr David Souden

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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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