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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, and weather

: 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 BRYAN MARTIN 7 20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Mother of all the Behans

Part 2

: News

: Tuesday Call [number removed]

Ten Years of Women's Rights? Following the Conference in Nairobi organised by the United Nations to mark the end of their Decade for Women, Tuesday
Call focuses on women's rights throughout the world. Has anything been achieved for women in the villages of Africa or India? Has sex discrimination been eliminated in Europe? Are there more women in government and positions of influence? What has the Decade for Women meant for you?
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Uncle George in the Float by HUMPHREY PHELPS
Read by Peter Lawrence
'I'm not sure why he was so keen to obtain a conger eel....'
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Read By: Peter Lawrence
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Put thou thy trust in God (BBC HB 313); Psalm 34, vv 1-10; Ruth 1, vv 8-18; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Quint by JULIA STONEHAM with Miss Quint is a mistress at a polite girls' school and has always understood the virtues of control and discretion. Alone in her study her private reflections reveal more of her emotions than she would ever dream of expressing in public. Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo


Unknown: Julia Stoneham
Directed By: Penny Gold
Miss Quint: Tessa Worsley

: Wildlife

Michael Clegg , Peter Evans and Alan Davison tackle questions put by an audience in Ainwick, Northumberland. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Alan Davison
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

Semi-final 2:
South, West and Midlands Chairman Robert Robinson Richard Leathes
(educational consultant) George Little
(retired civil servant) Richard Thompson
(industrial civil servant) Richard Fife
(political agent)
Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Richard Leathes
Unknown: George Little
Unknown: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Richard Fife
Unknown: John P. Wynn

: The World at One News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Loretta Goes to the Carnival

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Capture the Moment!
Your baby's first faltering steps, bathtime, splashing around at the seaside....just some of the family photographs everyone loves to take. Photographer
CAMILLA JESSEL offers advice, tips and encouragement.
Serial: Murder, Mr Mosley (2)


Unknown: Camilla Jessel
Unknown: Mr Mosley

: The Afternoon Play: Letters to the Otter

by Peter Terson
with Stephen Thorne as John, Anne Jameson as Kate, Graham Blockey as Stephen, Jenny Funnell as Janice, Melinda Walker as Wendy, Jonathan Nibbs as Alastair, Ingrid Hafner as Moira

Kate married young, brought up three children and now decides she wants to lead her own life.
The play follows the fortunes of the family she leaves behind in Ottery St Mary from the tar barrel-rolling ceremony of one November the 5th until she returns the following year.
BBC Bristol


Writer: Peter Terson
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
John: Stephen Thorne
Kate: Anne Jameson
Stephen: Graham Blockey
Janice: Jenny Funnell
Wendy: Melinda Walker
Alastair: Jonathan Nibbs
Moira: Ingrid Hafner
Victor: Alan Coveney
Benny: Rupert Graves
Audrey: Gwen Cherrell
Shirley: Jilly Bond

: An Inner Life

A profile of the novelist Rosamond Lehmann
'No English writer has told of the pains of women in love more movingly than
Rosamond Lehmann ' (MARGHANITA LASKI) Rosamond Lehmann was 26 when her first book, Dusty Answer, was published to instant public and critical acclaim. Short stories, six novels and an autobiography followed.
Taking part with Rosamond Lehmann are
Sybille Bedford, Anita Brookner ,
Valentine Cunningham , Marghanita Laski John Lehmann , Gillian Tindall. Presented by Richard Mayne Reader ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY Producer DANIEL DODD
(A revised Kaleidoscope repeat)


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Anita Brookner
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: John Lehmann
Unknown: Gillian Tindall.
Presented By: Richard Mayne
Reader: Rosalie Crutchley
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: Story Time

The Age of Illusion 4: Miss Amy Johnson


Unknown: Miss Amy Johnson

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID HITCHINSON including Financial Report

: The Travelling Show


: News

: The Archers

: Choirs in Conversation

Come, Come, Ye Saints
In the first of three programmes about choral life, Ian Bradley visits Salt Lake City, Utah, to meet some of the 350 members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Bradley

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports Producer JULIAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Ellison Street Revisited

In 1956 Gordon Cooper was among the youngsters at
Ellison Street Junior School photographed after passing their 11-plus exam.
This year they will be 40.
Brought up on free milk and orange juice, they were the promise of post-war Britain - but what kind of people did that promise produce?
In the last of four programmes Gordon talks to his class-mates about their family lives, and asks sociologist Lesley Rimmer how typical their experiences have been.


Unknown: Gordon Cooper
Unknown: Lesley Rimmer
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: In Touch

News 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 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large saesfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: The Uncommon Touch

Ian Skidmore goes in search of the unusual - and finds
PC Hugh 'Bugail' Williams, otherwise Hugh the Shepherd, who trains sheepdogs and carves love spoons when off duty.


Producer: Herbert Williams

: Irish Arts Week

A Passage to Belfast
'Belfast stands no nonsense and lies at the head of Belfast Lough. In all our far-flung Empire one could scarcely find a city which stood nonsense less.'
So said the novelist E. M.
Forster. His observation was based on a number of visits from 1912 until his last stay in 1952. He was then unveiling a memorial to his friend Forrest Reid, the writer whose work he greatly admired.
Wesley McCann uncovers
Forster's impressions of Belfast. Producer KATHRYN PORTER
(First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Wesley McCann
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Addle Remembers (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Music at Night

SIR THOMAS BEECHAM Conducts the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in music by Debussy, Bizet Delibes and Saint-Saens records


Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Bizet Delibes

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: Metabolic Pathways

: *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.

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