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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

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


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Raman the Cobbler (2) by ANTHONY SCHOOLING
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) 8: Footsie by ANDY KEMPE
9.50 First Steps in Drama Children in the Past
2: Children of the Blitz by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN
10.10 Playtime Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and IAIN LAUCHLAN
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Netball with JILLEAN HipSEY. Captain of England, and RON PICKERING


Unknown: Andy Kempe
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Iain Lauchlan
Unknown: Jillean Hipsey.
Unknown: Ron Pickering

: A Conversation with Propriety

In 1784 Marmaduke Strother , an ambitious apprentice in a Hull draper's shop, began a journal as part of his great plan for self-improvement.
He recorded his own thoughts and aspirations and also his shrewd observations of daily life in the town.
James Munson has selected from this unusual source to introduce young Marmaduke in his own words. with Narrator DAPHNE OXENFORD Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Marmaduke Strother
Unknown: James Munson
Narrator: Daphne Oxenford
Producer: Gillian Hush
Marmaduke Strother: Christian Rodska

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

The Student by MAIRIN O'CONNOR
Read by Trudy Keller
'She came from the heat of Alabama and found heat in Connemara.
It was unbelievable and utterly dismaying. Back in the USA through the early days of summer when temperatures were climbing steadily to the 90s, she had cheered herself with the thought of three weeks in the cool windy places of the west of Ireland.'
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Trudy Keller

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day introduced from Broadcasting House. Stereo

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard TONY BARNFIELD 'S end-of-term round-up of BBC School Radio News for teachers
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 FRANK PARTRIDGE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News. BBC School Radio, Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA. Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength International Youth Year Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: Analysis

Must We Meet Like This?

: Teach Yourself News-Speak

The series in which
William Davis offers you mastery of the media's messages by eliciting exemplary explanations from the erudite.


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: My Music

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by SUSANNA DAWSON and TIM MUNRO
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language With GEORGE LAYTON All Your Own
2.40 Health Education My Body The Body Fights Back by EDWARD KELSEY


Presented By: Susanna Dawson
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor A Letter to My Daughter: in the first of a new series
ANGELA HUTH writes a letter to her baby girl - to be read in 20 years from now.
Breakfast at Tiffany's by TRUMAN CAPOTE; abridged and read in seven episodes by William Roberts (1)
I'd been living in the house about a week when I noticed that the mailbox belonging to
Apartment 2 had a curious card. It read: Miss Holiday Golightly; and underneath in the comer, Travelling.
(Music: Mancini's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' and 'Moonriver')


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Angela Huth
Unknown: William Roberts

: The Afternoon Play

Meek and Mild by MICHAEL MCSTAY with and The older members of the Sports and Social Club tend to spend more time bending their elbows at the bar than in sporting activities and their wives are, quite rightly, distrustful of the amount of time that they spend there. But the 'Old Stagers' tennis tournament brings out their sporting instincts in more ways than one.
Old Wentworthian.DAViD SINCLAIR Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo
(George Raistrick is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: .David Sinclair
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: George Raistrick
Alf: Don Henderson
Herbert: George Raistrick
Bob: Michael Graham Cox
Lizzie: Monica Grey
Pauline: Tessa Worsley
Phyllis: Thelma Whitely
Noreen: Helena Breck
Terry: Trevor Nichols
Fred: Nigel Graham
Doorman at the strip club: Robin Summers
Girl: Mia Soteriou
Mrs Blaney: Ellen McIntosh

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor answers your queries and quibbles.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
Producer FRAN ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Sea Views
4: The Gold in the Sea by BRIAN FRIEL
Read by Sean Barrett
One of the stories that helped establish Brian Friel 's reputation.


Unknown: Brian Friel
Read By: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Brian Friel

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Bill Frost continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5,55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony rcher: Counskipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galumore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patriciagreene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chrts Giitins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
DetSgt: Barry Davidvann
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Miss Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margotboyd

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents around the world
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: The Shape of Joy

'The thing that I'm trying to express in all my sculpture is joy - praise of the creation.' David Wynne 's recent commission to replace the medieval sculpture of Christ on the west front of Wells
Cathedral will be unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales tomorrow. In conversation with Sue MacGregor , David Wynne describes how he set about this project, and talks about the inspiration which informs all his work, whether he's sculpting a horse, a gorilla or public personalities as diverse as Baden-Powell, Yehudi Menuhin or Virginia Wade.


Unknown: David Wynne
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Wynne
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Virginia Wade.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners. Presented by John Mills
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

: Nigel Rees

puts his ear to the sound archives and hears a nasty rumour.

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Margaret Walters
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs (4)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM unli/ 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Groundswell The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Open University

11.30 Milton Readers
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Punjabi Language Magazine

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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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