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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
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The programme which takes you into the countryside. Producer uz RIGBEY BBC 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

Barry Norman takes a critical look at this week's nominations for sporting Oscars. Best film in town has to be 'Gunfight at The Oval Corral' but will
David Gower or Allan Border win the best director award? And is it 'New York or Bust' for
John McEnroe ? Box office success is assured, but can the star take the best actor trophy for 'Flushing Meadow 85'? Producer DAVE GORDON


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: David Gower
Unknown: Allan Border
Unknown: John McEnroe
Producer: Dave Gordon

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to holidays, travel and leisure with help from Frank Barrett , Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at 9.0 News


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Frank Barrett
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Amit Roy


Unknown: Amit Roy
Producer: Mike Hollingworth

: Talking Politics

For the last programme in this summer series of conversations, Anthony Howard , Deputy
Editor of The Observer, joins
Paddy Ashdown , Liberal mp for Yeovil, at his South London home to talk about his origins, his interests and his life outside politics.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: 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 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

: Home from Home

A two-part documentary by David Wade Parti
Forty-five years ago hundreds of thousands of British children found themselves in homes very different from the ones they had known. They were the evacuees. David Wade has been talking to some of them to find out how much they remember of what happened.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (R) Stereo


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: David Wade

: The Afternoon Play

The Corsaint
A Tale of Miracles by ADRIAN MOURBY
It is 995 and Aldhun, exiled
Bishop of Lindisfarne, has been warned in a dream to flee Cunacaestir before it is destroyed by the Danes. He is to take with him the body of Saint Cuthbert: but for Cuthbert to desert his own land is considered a bad omen....
Music composed by STEPHEN HANCOCK Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham (R) Stereo


Unknown: Adrian Mourby
Unknown: Billy Fellows
Unknown: Stephen Hancock
Unknown: Anne Jameson
Unknown: Alan Mason
Composed By: Stephen Hancock
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Uhtred Oslacsorum: Ian Hogg
Aldhun: John Woodvine
Eoderic: And Colin Douglas
Edric/Eadmer: Terry Molloy
Priest: Ronald Herdman
Haf Haraldson: Coun Meredith

: Options

3.0 Regional Arts A series of eight programmes on the arts outside London presented by DEREK PARKER 5: The Visual Arts Painting, sculpture, film and design - how do the visual arts fare in the regions? Producers DENNIS SIMMONS and MICHAEL LAWTON
3.30 Going Ski-ing A practical newcomers' guide to ski-ing at home and abroad 1: The First Resort In the first of five programmes MICHAEL SMEE surveys the huge variety of ski-ing holidays that are available and CATHY WOOD of The Skier magazine looks at package holidays for beginners. Producer FRANK WARWICK (Rev R) Book, same title. £3. 75 from bookshops
4.0 Brainwaves School governing bodies are expected to include parent members this September. MARGARET PERCY investigates the case of the parents who resigned because they weren't prepared for a political battle.
4.30 Euromagazine Edizione Italiana (1) ANGELA virdo illustra una giornata nella vita di una piazza romana, la piazza del Pantheon. Presentatori DENISE DE ROME e ENRICO VERDECCHIA Regia di ALAN WILDING (R)


Presented By: Derek Parker
Producers: Dennis Simmons
Producers: Michael Lawton
Producers: Cathy Wood
Producer: Frank Warwick
Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia
Unknown: Regia Di Alan Wilding

: Humour in Music

Leonard Pearcey presents the first in a new series in which he plays music that makes you laugh without the help of words. Producer RICHARD WILLCOX. Stereo


Unknown: Leonard Pearcey
Producer: Richard Willcox.

: Great Gardens

(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am)

: Everyone Wants to Win

Street hockey - played on roller skates with ice hockey sticks - is fast becoming a popular sport. Players and organisers discuss the evolution of the game from street corner to organised leagues and sponsored tournaments, and talk about their ambitions for the future. Researched and compiled by AMANDA WILLETT


Unknown: Amanda Willett

: An Infamous Address

The first in a series which revisits the scenes of celebrated murders, scandals and intrigue. 1: Villa Madeira, Boumemouth Fifty years ago this bijou residence was the scene of a sensational killing.
Roger Wilkes meets the present owner and recalls the Rattenbury Case. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Tuesday at 9. 30pm) 0 HEAR THIS! page 18


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Aspects of the Fringe

The last in a selection of the best of the 1985 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Explorers Extraordinary

Seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY
2: 'Go, 'said I, 'and wander'
Narrator John Rowe
Early in 1821 John Dundas
Cochrane set off from Dieppe to walk the several thousand miles to the north-east tip of Siberia. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (R) Stereo


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: John Dundas
John Dundas Cochrane: Patrick Stewart

: Please Don't Pick the Apples

Anthony Parkin is at the auctioneer's elbow at some country sales.
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham (Rev R)


Unknown: Anthony Parkin

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.5) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Case of Spirits by PETER LOVESEY adapted for radio by GEOFFREY M. MATTHEWS
In well-to-do London Victorian society, Spiritualism is all the rage. Thefts follow two seances and Cribb is drafted in to make discreet enquiries. He suspects the young medium. Peter Brand , but Brand's mysterious death means that other agencies are at work.
Directed by PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0) Stereo


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Unknown: Peter Brand
Directed By: Peter Windows
Sgt Cribb: With Barry Foster
Con Thackeray: John Cater
Insp Jowett: Roger Hume
Dr Probert: William Eedle
Winifred Probert: June Tobin
Henry Strathmore: David Garth
Miss Crush: Frances Jeater
Alice Probert: Melinda Walker
William Nye: Geoffrey Collins
Peter Brand: Robin Summers
Prof Quayle: Ronald Herdman
Dr Benjamin: Alan Thompson

: News

: Evening Service

Let all mortal flesh keep silence (BBC HB 204); From the rising of the sun (Ousely); John 8. vv
12-20; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371) Stereo

: Animal Language

10: Primate Territories
Alison Jolly , Rockefeller
University, New York, and David Chivers , Cambridge
University, show how the wail of the indri is used to defend home territories, while the bark of the howler monkey serves to space out family groups.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Unknown: Alison Jolly
Unknown: David Chivers
Narrator: David Attenborough
Produced By: Michael Bright

: Science Now

with Peter Evans
Why adults can't recall being infants, at what stage babies begin to understand numbers and how toddlers come to imagine a banana is a telephone, are the concerns of psychologists at the Medical Research Council's Cognitive Development Unit in London. Producer DEBORAH COHEN (R)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: In One Ear

with Steve Brown
Helen Lederer , Clive Mantle and Nick Wilton


Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Music By: Steve Brown
Written By: Arnold Brown
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Docherty. Murry.
Unknown: Wilton. Roger Planer.
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producer: Jamie Rix

: * am News

followed by an interlude
Supplementary medium wave reception is available in some areas.
Further details: page 70

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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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