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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news market trends, weather Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTIMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Each week someone with a topical or personal story to tell reflects upon their experience.

: News

: On Your Farm

Farming folk describe their lives and discuss the issues which confront them in the 80s. Producer LIZ RIG BEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Hollingworth asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Hollingworth
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

The top Saturday of the summer for sporting socialites: Ladies' Finals Day at Wimbledon; and semi-finals at the Henley Royal Regatta. Spectators there to both see and be seen.
Tony Lewis is your host. Producer ROB BONNET


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: After Henry

5: Gossip
'I mean, when you hear things like what that girl
Tania Williams was doing behind the science block at the comprehensive, well....' Written by SIMON BRETT


Unknown: Tania Williams
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
the Vicar: John Nettleton

: Great Liners

Memories of the great days of the big liners....
5: The Liners Go to War
Presented by Robin Worman BBC Radio Solent


Presented By: Robin Worman

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel of The London Standard reviews the week. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
(Extended repeat of yesterday broadcast) Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

Presented by Jeanine McMullen (Details on Monday at 10.0 am)


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: I'm Sorry, the Series is Over

(Details on Monday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

Norman Lamont , mp
The Rev Donald Reeves AnnMallalieu
The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp


Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Donald Reeves
Unknown: Enoch Powell

: The Afternoon Play

Swimmer by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL Winner of the 1984 Giles Cooper Award
Neil Crosby , a taunted crippled boy, learns to swim brilliantly. But when he falls in love with a girl at the pool, his obsessional belief in water as his true element turns to something more sinister.
Location recording at the Porchester Baths, London, by CEDRIC JOHNSON. JULIAN WALTHER and BRIAN PRIOR
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo
Best Radio Plays of 1984: BBC Giles Cooper Award winners are now published by MethuenjBBC Publications at £9.95


Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Neil Crosby
Unknown: Cedric Johnson.
Unknown: Julian Walther
Presentation By: David Greenwood.
Presentation By: Paul Pearson
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Neil: Julian Firth
Ken, theand John Rowe swimming instructor: Michelle Tiuy Vosburgh
Neil's mother: Jane Wenham
Neil's father: James Bryce
JaCko: Alex Jennings
First boy: Michael Jenner
Second boy: Ian Hoare
Official: John Rowe

: Radio Active

with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Michael Fenton-Stevens
Geoffrey Perkins , Philip Pope


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope

: Options

3.0 Back in 25 Minutes A series of four programmes about back-ache, presented by DR ALAN MARYON-DAVIS 2Slipped BackWhat happens with a slipped disc and how can you cope best with acute back pain? Producer SARAH ROWLANDS
3.30 A Great Day Out.... ...at the seaside MAUREEN GALviN and her family spend a day at Rhyl on the North Wales coast.
4.0 New for Old Six programmes about people who are creating new options in the face of unemployment. 1: Instant Muscle ANNA PERRY reports on a nationwide scheme for helping young people to get together and run a business. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS 0 HELPLINES: page 77
4.30 Euromagazine A series of reports in Spanish, French, German and Italian. Edicion espanola (2) COnTALlAPAREJAy MIGUEL PEN ARANDA Arequipa es una ciudad peruana, al sur del pais, que fundaron los conquistadores espanoles en el sigio XVI. Es una ciudad turistica pero con muchos problemas, sobre todo el de la inmigracion. En este programa - y el siguiente-Talia y Miguel ofrecen una impresion de esta ciudad colonial.


Presented By: Dr Alan Maryon-Davis
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Unknown: Maureen Galvin
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Explorers Extraordinary

The fifth of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY
5: The Obsessive Quest
Narrator John Rowe with Christopher Douglas In 1842 Ludwig Leichhardt stepped ashore at Sydney after a four-month voyage from Europe. He was sickly and short-sighted, but he believed destiny had chosen him to make the first crossing of the vast continent of Australia.
He set off with seven largely inexperienced followers on a fearsome journey of some 2,000 miles, which he reckoned would take five months. In the event it took 15 months. Leichhardt was acclaimed a hero and he planned a more ambitious journey deeper into the interior. Early in 1848 he was off again. That final journey was to become one of the unresolved mysteries of exploration. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Ludwig Leichhardt
Producer: Alan Haydock
Ludwig Leichhardt: Carl Duering

: Enterprise

In this final programme of the series Marjorie Lofthouse reveals the £10,000 prize-winner and the two runners-up in Radio 4's competition for small businesses.
The finalists are Cliffhanger Ltd
Intellemetrics Ltd Isoflex Ltd
Jigsaw Publications Ltd
Microspark Machine Tools
Peter Milne , Furniture Maker Reginald Widdas
Susi Madron 's Holidays
The Inflatable Play Equipment Company Ltd
The Number Plate Centre (Midlands) Ltd The judges are:
Stuart Young , Chairman of the BBC; Alan Stote of the CBI's Smaller Firms Council
Georgina Von Etzdorfand
John Nettleton , last year's joint winners. The awards will be presented by The Chancellor of the Exchequer,
The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson , mp Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Peter Milne
Unknown: Reginald Widdas
Unknown: Susi Madron
Unknown: Stuart Young
Unknown: Alan Stote
Unknown: Georgina von Etzdorfand
Unknown: John Nettleton
Unknown: Nigel Lawson

: Work and I

with Harry Soan
(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Harry Soan

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news Stereo

: News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: With Great Pleasure

The Rt Hon David Owen , mp, presents his personal choice of poetry and prose.
(Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo
● HEAR THIS! page 17


Unknown: David Owen

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Study in Hatred by Richard Huggett
The year is 1897 when the colourful world of West End
Theatre has Sir Henry Irving as its 'guvnor' and William Terriss among its stars. Prince, a poor Scots actor, arrives to make his fame and fortune, but stays instead to play a leading role in a real-life tragedy that more than equals any on the stage of his day
Hear This! page 17


Writer: Richard Huggett
Director: David Johnston
Richard Archer Prince: Henry Stamper
William Terriss: George Cooper
Abingdon: John Rye
Jessie Millward: Narissa Knights
Mrs Terriss: Ellen McIntosh
Seymour Hicks: Wayne Jackman
Nicholls: Christopher Douglas
Mead: Colin Starkey
Turner: Graham Blockey
Stanley Bell: Eric Stovell
Sir Henry Irving: Colin Fisher
William Gillette: Garard Green
Frohman: Richard Huggett
Maggie Archer: Maureen Morris
Coulsdon: James Kerry
Sidney: Michael Bilton

: News

: Evening Service

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (BBC HB 351); Save us 0 Lord, waking (Bairstow); I Kings 3, w 3-15; God be in my head (BBC HB 512) Stereo

: Animal Language

2: Female Choice
Anthony Arak , Cambridge University; Stanley Rand, Smithsonian Institute.
Washington; and Michael Ryan , Cornell University, New York, consider sneaky males, seductive impostors, and the story of the frog and the bat.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Anthony Arak
Unknown: Michael Ryan
Narrator: David Attenborough

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Cliffhanger

(Details on Friday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: * am 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.

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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