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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds

: A Child of the Jago

Part 4

: News

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 1 Helen Brook
Pioneer of Freedom Producer UZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Anne Brown

: Pirate Radio 4

Steve Blacknell takes over the airwaves with continuous entertainment including Top 40 album tracks, jingles from The Mint Juleps, Doctor Who: the concluding two episodes of Slipback by ERIC SAWARD Adrian Mole on Lifestyle written by sue TOWNSEND Read by Nicholas Barnes The final three 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 Spoof one-man movies by Paul B. Davies A visit to The Masefield Sports Centre, direct from Belfast Phil Fitzpatrick as Wink McTavish , and Frank Tubbs at the Arts Desk Additional material: MALCOLM WILLIAMSON and STUART SILVER Producers PAUL SPENCER. JOHN TYDEMAN. SARAH MCNEIL , ANDY PARFITT. PETER FOZZARD. ALEC REID. PETE ATKIN. MARK ROBSON. ALAN NIXON. Studio production PAUL SPENCER. Programme editor JONATHAN JAMES MOORE. Stereo


Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Eric Saward
Unknown: Adrian Mole
Written By: Sue Townsend
Read By: Nicholas Barnes
Written By: Clive Riche
Played By: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Wink McTavish
Unknown: Frank Tubbs
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Producers: Paul Spencer.
Producers: John Tydeman.
Producers: Sarah McNeil
Producers: Andy Parfitt.
Producers: Peter Fozzard.
Producers: Alec Reid.
Producers: Pete Atkin.
Unknown: Mark Robson.
Unknown: Alan Nixon.
Unknown: Paul Spencer.
Editor: Jonathan James Moore.
The Doctor: Colin Baker
Peri: Nicola Bryant
Slarn: Valentine Dyall

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside. Presented by Peter France Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol


Presented By: Peter France

: The Lamp of Grace

Anna and Erastus Wentworth set out from New England in 1855 as Methodist missionaries, bearing the lamp of grace to the 'heathen' Chinese of Foo Chow. Kenneth McLeish selects from their recently published diaries and letters to tell their story. producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (Rev R)


Unknown: Erastus Wentworth
Erastus: Peter Marinker
Anna: Janene Possell

: Morning Story

Lost Weekend
Written and read by Owen Kelly producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Owen Kelly
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day

: No Complaints

The American playwright, novelist and essayist
James Baldwin , at 60, written and presented by Caryl Phillips , with readings from Baldwin's work by ERICK RAY EVANS


Unknown: James Baldwin
Presented By: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Erick Ray Evans
Producer: Margaret Windham
Director: Piers Plowright

: The Labours of Hercules

The Nemean Lion
Vincent Kane follows Hercules' adventures in Britain in the summer of 1985. Producer EU Williams. BBC Wales


Unknown: Nemean Lion
Unknown: Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Trimble Town Band and the Leaking Roof (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Away with the birds....
MARGARET HORSFIELD visits the red sandstone cliffs of Stokholm, home to thousands of seabirds. Serial: Bilgewater by JANE GARDAM abridged in 11 episodes by ANN REES JONES
Read by Lois Baxter (1)
'My mother died when I was born, which makes me sound princess-like and rather quaint. My father, a school housemaster, is known to the boys as Bill. My name is
Marigold, but to one and all I am Bill's daughter. Hence
Bilgewater. Oh hilarity, hilarity!' (Music: Rachmaninov's Six Pieces for Piano Duet)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Ann Rees
Read By: Lois Baxter

: The Afternoon Play

Human Studies by KEN BLAKEMORE
Janek, Head of Polytechnic Human Studies, believes his department is about to be axed in favour of Computer Science. This threat he compares to the Nazi invasion of Poland and organises his resistance forces accordingly.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN. Stereo


Unknown: Ken Blakemore
Directed By: Philip Martin.
Jeremy: Kim Durham
Janek: Terry Molloy
Director: Peter Brookes
Snipe: Roger Rowland
Angela: Moir Leslie
Miss Wildergrass: Hedli Niklaus
Yvonne: Katy John
Gloria: Charlotte Martin

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor
Producer FRAN ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Kevin Crossley-Holland and Carol Smith to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Carol Smith
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Story Time

Laugh with Leacock
4: Hannah of the Highlands

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5.50 5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: 1885

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Shrewsbury 100 years ago. as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers Delia Come and David Mahlowe Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
* HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Unknown: David Mahlowe
Producer: Gillian Hush

: International Assignment

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


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Actuality

5: A Foot in the Door
'I don think you need to be cynical, but it can help'
'That's a beautifully-written little inquest'
'It would be news if ambulances didn't rush people to hospital. That's what they're therefor '
7 take it we all know what a full stop is....'
Junior reporters gather for an eight-week training course in Darlington, where they learn the tricks of the trade, the ethics of journalism, and how to spell 'occurred'.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Everett

: Just like You and Me

Up the Garden Path
In 25 years of dealings with animals Johnny Morris concludes that even lap-dogs and seagulls can innocently deceive us. BBCBristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARI ENF PEASE.
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Mari Enf Pease.

: A Wolf in Frog's Clothing

A new series of unlikely stories by ALPHONSE ALLAIS
English translation by MILES KINGTON
1: The Boy and the Eel and Other Tales
Read by Christopher Godwin Producer NIGEL ACHESON (R)


Stories By: Alphonse Allais
Translation By: Miles Kington
Read By: Christopher Godwin
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Welsh Arts Week

One O'clock from the House It's not every week that an amateur theatre company from the Rhondda perform at a West End theatre. But that's what the Pare and Dare Theatre
Company have just done with their resident playwright Frank Vickery 's comedy, One O'clock from the House. Guardian critic David Adams has been following the rehearsals. Producer ROGER BAKER BBC Wales


Unknown: Frank Vickery
Unknown: David Adams
Producer: Roger Baker

: A Book at Bedtime

Dr Wortle's School by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged in 12 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by John Rowe (1)
When Dr Wortle engages Mr and Mrs Peacocke as assistant master and matron respectively at his private school, the discovery of 'irregularity' in their marriage and the ensuing scandal test the character of all involved. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Read By: John Rowe
Read By: Mrs Peacocke
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Draughtsmen and Craftsmen
11.50 Elements of Music

: Big Sounds from Small Peoples

The second of six programmes in which Roger Wallis traces the development of transistorised radios and cassette players and its impact on the ethnic music of some of the world's smaller nations. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Wallis

: * 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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