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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producer: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Farmers and other country dwellers tackle the topics which are most on their minds. Producer Liz RIGBEY BBC Bimingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Hollingworth talks to Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Hollingworth
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

High summer in England; the Second Test at Lord's, England v Australia; the middle Saturday of Wimbledon. Across the seas, the Irish Derby at the Curragh; high level endurance in the Tour de France.
Presented by Ian Wooldridge Producer ROB BONNET


Presented By: Ian Wooldridge
Producer: Rob Bonnet

: News

: After Henry

starring with and 4: The Dinner Party Written by SIMON BRETT


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Clifford: Richard Davies
Gwen: Ellen McLntosh

: Great Liners

4: The Blue Riband ... elegance at speed across the Atlantic. Presented by Robin Worman BBC Radio Solent


Presented By: Robin Worman

: News Stand

Linda Christmas presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Kellner , Political Editor of the New Statesman, reviews the past week.
Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)

: Jeregrette je n'ai pas une idee

(Details on Monday at 6. 30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

Cyril Smith , mp Michael Winner
Michael Howard , qc, mp Frances Morrell


Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Frances Morrell

: The Afternoon Play: The Primates

A verse play and satire by Mark Beeson.
Monkhurst, a chauvinist primatologist, learns a thing or two from a couple of forthright feminists and some wise beasts of the jungle, including an eagle, a leopard and numerous monkeys.


Writer: Mark Beeson
Monkey: Peter Acre
Monkey: Moir Leslie
Monkey: Brian Smith
Monkey: Robin Summers
Monkey: Melinda Walker
Monkey: John Webb
Music composer: Ilona Sekacz
Director: Richard Wortley
Monkhurst: Brett Usher
Charlotte: Maggie McCarthy
Anita: Jane Wenham
the Leopard: William Hope
Hawk eagle: Colin Starkey
Vervet: Mark Straker
Solly: Steve Hodson
Desmond/Elephant: William Eedle
Baboon: Brian Smith
Pamela: Moir Leslie
Barbara: Melinda Walker
Sally: Ellen McIntosh

: Radio Active

Martin Chizzlenutt by Charles Dickens
A live performance of this literary classic, by Dickens, by the Radio Active Rep. Performances from:
Producer JAMIE RIX
(A new series starts on Friday at


Unknown: Martin Chizzlenutt
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Jon Canter.
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: John Docherty
Music By: Philip Pope
Producer: Jamie Rix
Anna Daptor: Helen Atkinson Wood
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope
Uncle Mike Stand: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins

: Options

From today listen out for Saturday (and Sunday) afternoon Options - which replace the weekday evening Study on 4 broadcasts.
3.0 Back in 25 Minutes A series of four programmes about back-ache. 1: Background Why do so many people suffer from back pain - could it stem from a design fault millions of years ago? DR ALAN MARYON-DAVIS provides practical advice on how to prevent back pain. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS t HELPLINES: page 69
3.30 A Great Day Out.... at a Safari Park PETER WHITE and his family spend a day at Longleat Producer SARAH ROWLANDS
4.0 Novels Up to Now Eight programmes on the novel since the war Seasons in Hell In the final programme of the series ANTHONY curtis looks at some of the many fine historical novels, for example those by J.G. Farrell and Paul Scott. He also looks at the contemporary world of fiction with two established young writers, LAN MCEWAN and MARTIN AMIS. Extracts read by ELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL Producer FRANCES DONNELLY
4.30 Euromagazine A series of reports in Spanish, French, German and Italian Edicion espanola (1) COn TALIA PAREJA y MIGUEL PEN ARANDA A unos pocos kilometros de la ciudad turistica de Benidorm hay pueblos que conservan todavia su tranquilidad y su encanto de antano. MARIA JOSE MONTIEL y RAFAEL MIRET recorren algunos de los mas interesantes. Realization CHRISTOPHER STONE


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: J.G. Farrell
Unknown: Paul Scott.
Unknown: Martin Amis.
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Frances Donnelly
Unknown: Talia Pareja
Unknown: Maria Jose Montiel
Unknown: Rafael Miret
Unknown: Christopher Stone

: Explorers Extraordinary

Fourth of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY
4: The Most Amazing Story a Man Ever Lived to Tell with plus Nigel Graham
Clifford Norgate and Alan Thompson
In August 1898 the Wide World Magazine began publishing an account of the astonishing adventures of Louis de Rougemont. The first instalment ended with the hero, shipwrecked two years before, watching from his desert island as a small catamaran appeared from over the horizon. Further instalments were to describe de Rougemont's encounters with naked savages, cannibal feasts and his quest for the two white wives of an Aborigine chief.
The story tested the credulity of his readers. Certainly it was, as the magazine declared, 'the most amazing story a man ever lived to tell,' but was it true? Narrator John Rowe Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
(Olivier Pierre is a National Theatre player)


Written By: John Keay
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Clifford Norgate
Unknown: Alan Thompson
Narrator: John Rowe
Producer: Alan Haydock
Louis de Rougemont: Olivier Pierre

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse chairs a discussion between the Minister for Small Businesses, David Trippier, mp, and some of the finalists in Radio 4's competition for small businesses.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham

: Work and I

Veteran broadcaster Harry Soan reflects on some of the jobs he's tackled over the years. 1: The Protestant Ethic Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With DAVID HITCHINSON including Sports Round-up

: A Real Gentleman

The late Roy Plomley spent most of his working life in radio, beginning as an announcer with Radio Normandy. His work for the BBC included chairing One Minute Please, Many a Slip and Round Britain Quiz, as well as the long-running series, Desert Island Discs. John Mortimer presents a tribute to this much-loved broadcaster with help from friends and colleagues, including Elisabeth Welch, Leslie Perowne, Michael Gaunt, Ian Messiter and Irene Thomas, and he plays the eight records Roy probably would have taken to his own mythical island.
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Leslie Perowne
Unknown: Michael Gaunt
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Irene Thomas

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Mind How You Go

by Nan Woodhouse
Lesley and Malcolm both hate Whitelands Old People's Home. For the girl it's a depressing place to work in. For the man it's a symbol of his failure to care for the mother he loves. A chance meeting helps the two to understand and accept their problems.
BBC Manchester
(Repeated on Monday at 3.0pm)


Writer: Nan Woodhouse
Director: Tony Cliff
Rhoda: Judith Barker
Lesley: Jane Hollowood
Mr Harrap: John Jardine
Matron: Ann Rye
Valerie: Aline Mowat
Malcolm: Alan Bothwell
Minnie: Lesley Nicol
Debra: Janette Beverley
Mrs Preston: Rosalie Williams
Maureen: Kate Lee

: News

: Evening Service

Beloved, let us love
(BBC HB 373); Holy is the true light (Harris); Matthew 5, vv 38-48; 1 to the hills will lift mine eyes (BBC HB 459) Stereo

: Animal Language: 1: The First Voice

Frogs, it is said, divide their world into three classes - if it's small enough, eat it; if it's too big, run away from it; and if it's intermediate, mate with it. Dr Bob Capranica, from Cornell University, New York, describes the way frogs rely on sound in order that they mate with the right object.
Narrator David Attenborough
BBC Bristol Stereo


Narrator: David Attenborough
Speaker: Dr Bob Capranica
Writer/Producer: Michael Bright

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Cliff hanger

(Details on Friday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

followed by an interlude

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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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