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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

from the Royal Show at
Stoneleigh in Warwickshire

: 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 BRIAN PERKINS
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: Brian Perkins

: News

: On the Day I Was Born

This week Larry Harris talks to Donald Trelford


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: Donald Trelford

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Let Sleeping Dads Lie Written and read by Don Maclean
The bright sunlight bounced off the pots and pans which festooned the old tandem.
The chrome handlebars and wheelrims gleamed. The only spot of rust in evidence was on the double buckle at the waistband of Dad's shorts. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Don MacLean

: An Act of Worship

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

: Analysis

Allegro ma non troppo

: 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

: Listening Corner

Boris the Tomato (4)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow The Gentle Export:
FRANCES DONNELLY reports on the Victorian 'Female Middle Class Emigration
Society' and the governesses sent to the Antipodes.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (6)


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Frances Donnelly

: The Afternoon Play

The Girl in the Corner by HOWARD WAKEUNG with Brenda is bored, overweight and 21. On impulse she decides that the only answer is to take up a career as a female wrestler. The family reaction is predictable and unfortunately her boyfriend Kevin can't stand violence of any kind.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo


Unknown: Howard Wakeung
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Brenda: Annette Badland
Ron Bissell: Stuartorgan
Mavis Bissell: Carole Boyd
Alison Bissell: Moir Leslie
Jason: Michael Jenner
Kevin Chittock: Clive Panto
Joan: Jane Knowles
Brett Devlin: Sean Arnold
Mildred McLucky: Maggie McCarthy
Delivery man/Referee: Jon Strickland

: 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


Producer: Fran Acheson

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Joan Bakewell and Dr Stefan Buezacki to pick some paperbacks
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
.HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buezacki
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo (4)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Bill Frost


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by JOANNA TOYE Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Joanna Toye
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Archer Counskipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galllmore
Jill Archer: Patriclagreene
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
JethroLarkin: George Hart
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Of Thee I Sing

A musical comedy by GEORGE S. KAUFMAN and MORR1E RYSKIND with lyrics by IRA GERSHWIN and music by GEORGE GERSHWIN The year is 1931 and the USA is in the throes of that uniquely American exercise in mass irrationality, the Presidential election....
Musical producer and conductor NEWTON WAYLAND Adapted and directed by YURI RASOVSKY
(A National Radio Theatre of Chicago production)
Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Comedy By: George S. Kaufman
Comedy By: Morr1e Ryskind
Unknown: Ira Gershwin
Music By: George Gershwin
Narrator: Bob Wallace
Conductor: Newton Wayland
Directed By: Yuri Rasovsky
John P Wintergreen: John Cullum
Mary: Mary Ernster
Throttlebottom: Edgarmeyer
Diana Devereaux: Jan Curtis
Fulton: Ward Ohrman
French Ambassador: Jim Harms
Gillhooley: David-Cameron Anderson
Lippman: Glenn Kovacevich
Senator Jones: William Brown
Lyons: Charles Shallenberg

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Philip Short
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Philip Short

: Open University

11.30 Social Work with Older People
11.50 Control of Education

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Using Unemployment Presented by CHRIS SERLE
12.30 7: Getting Qualified and at 12.50
8: The Informal Economy


Presented By: Chris Serle

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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