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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
66.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With Roger Parry
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by David Symonds
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with Charles Colville
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: David Symonds

: Mother of all the Behans

Part 4

: News

: To Fetle a Running Post

In 1635 Charles I opened the Royal Mail to the public. His postboys rode five routes from London to Dover, Edinburgh, Falmouth Milford Haven and Holyhead: Today 28,000 vehicles carry letters to 23 million addresses nationwide. The modern Post Office also operates Datapost, a same-day courier service; a parcel service delivering two million packages a year; postbuses which carry mail and passengers along country roads, and trains that sort letters automatically as they run.
John Hosken reports on 350 Years of Royal Mail.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
●HEAR THIS! page 14


Unknown: John Hosken
Production By: Adam Raphael

: Pirate Radio 4

No one is a patch on us! Steve BlackneU takes over the airwaves with continuous entertainment, including: Top 40 album tracks Jingles from The Mint Juleps Doctor Who: two episodes of Slipback by ERIC SAWARD Music and special effects by the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Adrian Mole in Moscow Written by SUE TOWNSEND Read by Nicholas Barnes Three more episodes of the comic strip Lill the Biker written by CLIVE RICHE all characters played by Miriam Margolyes Short features on the music scene, including Hip Hop Clips from current comedy shows. Spoof one-man movies by Paul B. Da vies A visit to The Ariel Trust. direct from Liverpool Short features on teen magazines Phone-in on [number removed]to take part in quizzes Frank Tubbs at the Arts Desk Live guests in the studio Stereo


Unknown: Steve Blackneu
Unknown: Eric Saward
Written By: Sue Townsend
Read By: Nicholas Barnes
Written By: Clive Riche
Played By: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Frank Tubbs
The Doctor: Colin Bayer
Peri: Nicola Bryant
Computer: Jane Carr
Grant: Jon Glover
Seedle: Ron Pember
Snatch: Nick Revell
Steward: Alan Thompson
Slam: Valentine Dy All

: The Living World

Langleeford Peter Evans and Tony Tynan follow the fresh waters of a Cheviot burn, with its dippers and sandpipers and, lower down In the wooded valley, flycatchers and tree pipits. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol


Unknown: Langleeford Peter Evans
Unknown: Tony Tynan
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Anima by BRIAN MCCABE Read by Paul Nivison


Unknown: Brian McCabe
Read By: Paul Nivison
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

introduced from Broadcasting House, London

: The Labours of Hercules

Because he lived in the days before Channel 4, very few people have heard of Hercules and even fewer about his labours. So imagine a latterday Hercules arriving in Britain in the summer of 1985 - cleaning out the stables, wrestling with the lion and startling the birds of prey. Over the nextfew months Vincent Kane will be following the adventures of Hercules in Britain. BBC Wales


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: My Music


: The World at One News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Kim and the Sunflower

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Don Forget the Corkscrew!
From hampers and champers on the lawn at Glyndeboume, to bread and butter and sand on the beach, to the delights of lunch al fresco on a lay-by on the M43 - the English are the world's most passionate and most eccentric picnic-lovers. RON ALLDRIDGE investigates.
Serial: Murder, Mr Mosley (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Introduced By: Don Forget
Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Mr Mosley

: The Afternoon Play

All Packed Up by ANGLE FARROW with and Mabel and Ivy are two women in their late 70s, whose friendship goes back to their teenage years. Both are lively with a wicked sense of humour. Mabel, however, has long harboured the dream of going to Africa, but cannot persuade Ivy to accompany her. She decides to go anyway, but will she actually succeed? At any rate, she is all packed up ...
Directed by ALEC REID BBCBristol. Stereo


Directed By: Alec Reid
Mabel: Constance Chapman
Ivy: Mary Wimbush
Mabel as a young woman: Oonakirsch
Ivy as a young woman: Jenny Funnell
Sandra Cunningham: Lisa Geogham
Dr Jackson JOHN: Forbes Robertson
Man: Philip Manikun
Woman: Helena

: 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.

: A Good Read

: Story Time

The Age of Illusion
6: Trunks and Things

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFjFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by JOANNA TOYE Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Joanna Toye
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauune Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Bunty Hebden: Sheila Allan

: Any Answers?

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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

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


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Actuality

4: This is not a Death-house
A portrait in sound of 24 hours at St Luke's Hospice, Plymouth. Ten patients with terminal cancer are cared for at St Luke's, a converted boarding-house in Plymstock. Medically their needs are met by doctors and nurses with a specialist approach to pam control. But St Luke's is a charity and behind the scenes are all the tensions of money-raising and planning for the future needs of cancer sufferers in Plymouth.
Technical assistant PETER SMITH Producer STEPHEN LYNAS BBCBristol
0 HELPLINES: page 69

: Just like You and Me

Johnny Morris in his 25 years of dealing with animals came across one perfect horse that had no vices - or had he? BBCBristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: On the Lighter Side....

Forty years ago this week saw the start of the Light
Programme. With the aid of the BBC Sound Archives, Glyn Worsnip recalls the kind of programmes you would have been listening to on 1500 metres long wave in August 1945. Producer ANGELA HIND


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Irish Arts Week

The Players of the Western World
From their base in Galway, the Druid Theatre Company produce the most westerly professional theatre in Europe. Under their director
Garry Hynes , they are regarded as one of the most exciting and innovative of Irish theatre companies, and they have received critical acclaim in Edinburgh and London.
Seamus McKee presents a tenth anniversary portrait of Druid, the company sceptics said would not survive beyond their initial summer season in 1975. Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Garry Hynes

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Addle Remembers (4)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Big Sounds from Small People

Few technological developments have spread across the world so totally or so quickly as electronics....and in particular, the transistorised radios and cassette players which have flooded the markets of rich and poor countries alike. In this series of six programmes Roger Wallis traces this development and its impact on the ethnic music of some of the world's smaller nations. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Wallis

: Open University

11.30 Mental Infirmity at Home
11.50 Poetry: The Romantic Hero

: *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.

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