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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

: On Your Farm

* arming folk describe their lives and discuss the issues which confront them in the 80s. "oducer LIZ RlGBEY "Be Birmingham

: 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

: Sport on 4

Cricket and motorcycling provide the sporting highlights of the weekend: the Fourth Test. ENGLAND V AUSTRALIA, at Old Trafford; and the British
Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Gerald Williams is your host and he also casts an eye over the Davis Cup at Eastbourne,

: News

: Click

1: The Moment in Time
With the help of resident expert Ron Spillman , this first edition of radio's picture programme looks at the bewildering array of camera equipment available. Also in the viewfinder, a close-up of the professional press photographer. Written and presented by Ken Blakeson Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Ron Spillman
Presented By: Ken Blakeson
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Profile

Forty-one years ago in China, at the height of the war with Japan, Florence Tim Oi Li was ordained an Anglican priest - the first woman ever. The decision was a controversial one and rocked the Anglican church to its foundation.
Now 71, Florence reflects on her life. Presenter Ted Harrison Producer MARIF1 CHICOTE (R)


Unknown: Florence Tim Oi Li
Presenter: Ted Harrison

: News Stand

Angela Gordon presents a review of the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Angela Gordon
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Talking Politics

What do politicians talk about when they're not talking politics? How do they relax when they can escape from the pressures of Westminster? Anthony Howard. Deputy
Editor of The Observer, revives this occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics. This morning he talks to the Leader of the House of Commons.
The Rt Hon John Biffen , mp. Producer JUUAN COLES


Unknown: Anthony Howard.
Unknown: John Biffen
Producer: Juuan Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

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


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: Quote... Unquote

(Details on Monday at 6.30 pm) Stereo

: News

: Telling Tales

Story-telling is as old as the hills, but it tends to get a bit overlooked these days.
Frank Delaney has been in search of tales, wherever they are told.
1: The Dinner Party Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Afternoon Play

Polaris by FAY WELDON Grass widows:
The attack team:
On board the Polaris Missile Submarine Christmas Eve dinner is eggs a la greque, goose with prune stuffing, and chocolate mousse. At home in her inaccessible crofter's cottage Meg is enjoying sausage and mash and contemplating several months' separation from her newly-married husband.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol Stereo (R)


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Meg: Anna Calder-Marshall
Zelda: June Barrie
Tim, the navigator: Geoffrey Beevers
the Captain: Frederick Treves
No 1: Mark Wing-Davey
Tony: Simon Callow
Nurse: Jennifer Piercey
Milkman: Robert Trotter
Postman: Andrew McCulloch
Farmer: Ken Drury

: 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 Regional Arts
Last year's Arts Council report "The Glory of the Garden' focused attention on the arts outside London, and promised to divert funds from London-based organisations.
In a series of eight programmes DEREK PARKER looks at the implications of this policy for the arts in the regions.
1: The Gardeners
Entrusted with much of the work of tilling the regional garden are the Regional Arts Associations. What sort of job do they manage to do? Producers DENNIS SIMMONS and MICHAEL LAWTON
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3.30 Back on Course
MARGARET KORVING visits people who are learning new trade skills in Aberdare, training for social service in Stevenage and nursery work in Camden Town. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.0 New for Old STUART TODD goes to Newcastle to investigate the impact of small business on the regeneration of the north east's economy. The new wave of self-employment, it is thought, will have only a small effect on the 100,000 unemployed; new arrivals like Nissan are still rare events. Who will take the middle ground? Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 Euromagazine Edition francaise (3)
'La hantise du routier, c'est la douane, la douane, la douane.'
DANIEL PAGEON passe une journée avec JULIEN TROLUER , un routier qui voyage toutes les semaines entre Valence et Londres. Presente par NICOLE CHURCH Realise par MICK WEBB (R)


Unknown: Derek Parker
Producers: Dennis Simmons
Producers: Michael Lawton
Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Camden Town.
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Stuart Todd
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Daniel Pageon
Unknown: Julien Troluer
Unknown: Nicole Church
Unknown: Mick Webb

: Henry Tudor's Real Friends

Presented by Roger Worsley


Presented By: Roger Worsley

: The Jago

Compiled and presented by Andrew Whitehead
A visit to a corner of the East
End which, 90 years ago, was the most notorious criminal slum, 'the blackest pit in London'. Social historians
Raphael Samuel , Stan Newens , MEP, and William Fishman describe the squalor and hopelessness of a way of life captured in a classic novel by Arthur Morrison. Readers STEVE HODSON and LEONARD FENTON
(A Child of the Jago is serialised this weekfrom Monday at & 43 am)
0 HEAR THIS! page 13


Presented By: Andrew Whitehead
Unknown: Raphael Samuel
Unknown: Stan Newens
Unknown: William Fishman
Novel By: Arthur Morrison.
Readers: Steve Hodson
Readers: Leonard Fenton
Producer: John Theocharis

: The Uncommon Touch

with Elspeth Bryce Smith


Unknown: Elspeth Bryce Smith

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news

: News

With DAVID HITCHINSON including Sports Round-up

: With Great Pleasure

Kit McMahon presents his choice of poetry and prose.

: Dame Wendy Hiller

talks to Martin Jenkins about her early days in the theatre and her friendship with Bernard Shaw , especially in connection with St Joan , Pygmalion and Major Barbara.


Unknown: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: St Joan
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Bigger They Are

by Wally K. Daly
A Mafia plot to defraud the Bank of England is foiled by the amazing escapades of two city gents, a group of prisoners and a prison governor. Anything might happen and does....


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Directed by: Martin Jenkins
Charles Forbes: Peter Jones
The Governor: Donald Hewlett
Fingers: Charles Hawtrey
George Evans: Lockwood West
Tommy: John Bull
Bullet Head: John Hollis
Billy: David Timson
Plunket/Geoffrey: John Rye
Mrs Sopworth/Inspector/Bella: Gwen Cherrell
Wilkes/Australian: Christopher Douglas
Calloni: Gordon Reid
Perkins: Adrian Egan
Basil/Beck: Ronald Herdman
Nigel: David Sinclair
Hu Fung: Garard Green
Angelino: Roger Hammond
Thug: David Learner
Thug: Trevor Nichols
Thug: Jamie Roberts
Doreen/Gina: Mia Soteriou

: News

: Evening Service

Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); My soul, there is a country (Parry); Ruth 4. vv 1-6, 1317; The duteous day now closeth (BBC HB 427) Stereo

: Animal Language

6: Instrumental Chorus
David Aidley , University of East Anglia: Henry Bennet Clark and Martin Birch , Oxford
University: Arthur Ewing , Edinburgh University;
Brian Lewis , City of London
Polytechnic, and David Ragge , British Museum (Natural
History), reveal how cicadas. crickets, grasshoppers, bark beetles and fruit-flies communicate with sound.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Unknown: David Aidley
Unknown: Henry Bennet Clark
Unknown: Martin Birch
Unknown: Arthur Ewing
Unknown: Brian Lewis
Unknown: David Ragge
Narrator: David Attenborough
Produced By: Michael Bright

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Million Pound Radio Show

with Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Revell

: * 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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