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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day

With JEAN HOLDEN BBC Birmingham Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Timpson in London and Peter Hobday at the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
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: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Mother of All the Behans

Part 2

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

HRH The Princess Anne,
Mrs Mark Phillips answers listeners' questions about her public duties and her work for organisations such as Save the Children and Riding for the Disabled, with which she is associated, in the Tuesday Call studio.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mrs Mark Phillips

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Divine Intervention by ALEXANDER CORDELL
Read by Ciaran Mclntyre
'New nightmares haunted me. Families would starve; there might even be a regimental mutiny.'
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Read By: Ciaran McLntyre

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Immortal, invisible
(BBC HB 10); Psalm 34; I Samuel 17, w 41-50; King of glory, King of peace (BBC HB 325) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Anything for a Game
A frothy golfing comedy by SCOTT CHERRY with Peter Jeffrey as Roger and Nickolas Grace as Brian Directed by JAMES RUNCIE (R) Stereo


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Nickolas Grace
Directed By: James Runcie

: Wildlife

'How can a six-inch garden worm climb into a two-foot-tall galvanised bucket?'
Derek Jones invites naturalists to tackle your slippery problems.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday) Stereo


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: George Monbiot

: You and Yours

Paul Clark with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Paul Clark

: Round Britain Quiz

A further series of the programme Descartes never missed.... in which Irene Thomas and Eric Korn indulge in cerebral callisthenics with a team from the North of England represented by Patrick Nuttgens and P. J. Fitzpatrick Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcaston Thursdayat6.30pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: P. J. Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Banyan Tree by t TAYLOR and T. INGLEBY (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'I want what my friends have.' Mothers of even pre-teenage daughters are familiar with that cry when they visit the shoe shop. JILL BURRIDGE looks at the problems of fashion shoes for girls.
Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Play

Putting it Right by ERIC MACDONALD
Directed by STEWART CONN. Stereo BBC Scotland


Unknown: Eric MacDonald
Directed By: Stewart Conn.
Don Christer: Robert Trotter
his wife Anne: Eileen McCallum
Alfred/Alfresco: Vincent Friell
Kate: Tamara Kennedy
Wilson/Soretoe: John Shedden
Judy: Sheila Latimer
Roy: Paul KermacK
Kevin: Phil Winning

: Adventuring Together

The Story of a Friendship
'Whenever Lawrence published a book, he'd send one to
William, and after he died we agreed that the library should accept them on condition that they're kept at Eastwood as a collection - a very fitting memorial to two Eastwood men, kindred spirits.'
Olive Hopkin remembers the two men with Jack Bronson, Ruth Carlin and Enid Hilton.


Written and presented by: Roy Spencer
Other parts played by: Anne Jameson
Other parts played by: Christopher Scott
Other parts played by: James Macpherson
Other parts played by: Natasha Pyne
Producer: Piers Plowright
Researcher: Noel Martin Kader
D H Lawrence: Barry Foster
W E Hopkin: Garard Green

: Story Time

Earth to Earth (6)

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Phil Longman
continued on VRF/FM 50-5-55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: The Man Who Was Comedy

The last of three features on the work of George S. Kaufman


Unknown: George S. Kaufman

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Too High a Price

To fund their 'activities', paramilitary organisations m Northern Ireland squeeze money out of both small traders and large business concerns.
Intimidation is widespread and racketeering seems to flourish. Mary Clark investigates the scale of the problem, the measures taken to drive out organised crime, and the effect it has on the working life of the community and the economy as a whole.
Producer MARGARET MCKEE BBC Northern Ireland
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 0pm)


Unknown: Mary Clark

: This Stately Homes Business

Last in the series which profiles some of Britain's stately homes. 4: Blair Castle , Perthshire, Home of the Duke ofAtholl A mansion in true Scottish baronial style, with a magnificent collection of furniture, paintings, arms and armoury, lace and embroidery, Blair Castle is also the home of Britain's only private army, the Atholl Highlanders.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Blair Castle
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Brainwaves

One of the most thriving parts of the embattled education system is provision for the over-50s.
The University of the Third Age has taken a firm root. Retired citizens are reviving the ancient notion that the pupil pays the teacher for exactly what he wants.
Also, Margaret Percy examines the pitfalls and advantages of teaching your child at home. Producer SIMON MAJOR


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: In Touch

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


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Mr Lewisham
7: The Career is Suspended


Unknown: Mr Lewisham

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including a report from the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Music at Night

The Waltz King
Three favourites by Johann Strauss (son)


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Writing about Art

: * 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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