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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Bristol by Robin Hicks
A regional view of farming in the week ahead


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Prayer for the Day

With CANON FRANK WRIGHT BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Andy Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who invites you to meet some of the names who are hitting the headlines this week.
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: The Royal British Legion

Richard Todd talks about this national organisation, and its need for Poppy Appeal Collectors. Volunteers can ring [number removed].


Talks: Richard Todd

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting and featuring The 1984-5 Unit Trust Investor of the Year.
It's been a difficult year for investors as growth on stockmarkets around the world faltered, but as usual competition has been intense, with the result in doubt right up to the last minute.
The winner receives a cut glass piggy bank specially created for the event and inscribed by Wedgewood Glass which will be presented by Clive Fenn Smith , Chairman of the Unit Trust Association at a celebration lunch in London.
Hear what the Unit Trust
In vestor of the Year has to say and make sure you get your entry in for this year's competition before the closing date, 1 November 1985.
Details from Money Box, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting
Presented By: Clive Fenn Smith

: Morning Story

Read by Robert Rietty
It was the dark sweep of Katia's hair that bewitched the young writer. But was there a case of business before pleasure? Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 62; All hail the power of Jesus' name (BBC HB 118); Psalm 121; Isaiah 51, vv 1-8; To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Bideford. A busy town on the west bank of the River Torridge, it was once the chief port of north Devon. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

This week's schools' programmes will be re-broadcast next weekfor the benefit of those on half-term.
11.0 Music Makers Swashbuckling for Beginners (5) with IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING
11.20 Let's Move
5: Old MacDonald Goes to Town Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY
11.40 Look and Read Programme 5
11.50 Poetry Corner
5: Wake up! It's Breakfast Time


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Jill Shilling
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Fleur Adcock Readers PENELOPE LEE and ANTHONY HYDE
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Presented By: Penelope Lee
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Top of the Form

The nationwide general knowledge contest for schools First round 7: North 2
Greenlands High School for
Girls, Blackpool v Thorncliffe School, Barrow-in-Furness Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: Cats and Mice Presented by KENNETH SHANLEY Storyteller Pam AYRES Today's story: The Patchwork Cat by WILLIAM MAYNE Script by MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)
2.5 Playtime Friends Presenters LOLA YOUNG and ANDREW BRANCH (Re-broadcast on Thursat 10.10 am)
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2. Programme 1 I'm Hungry
2.40 Radio Shop A weekly review of educational material on sale For information ring [number removed]
2.45 Radio Club TOMMY BOYD and the Radio Club team find interesting items for Radio Club members. (Re-broadcast on Wed at 11. 45 am)


Presented By: Kenneth Shanley
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: William Mayne
Script By: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by television reporter Lucy Mathen
Female circumcision was recently outlawed in this country, although it is still widely practised in many parts of the world and, ironically, it is largely women who support the tradition. Gabrielle McPhedran investigates. Serial:
The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE abridged in three parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Richard Leech
'In the third week of November, in the year of 1895, a dense fog settled down upon London.
Holmes paced restlessly about our sitting-room ...'
(Music: Franck's Piece Heroique) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Reporter: Lucy Mathen
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Richard Leech
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Odysseus on an Iceberg by ALICK ROWE


Unknown: Alick Rowe

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews


Presented By: Nigel Andrews

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID HITCHINSON including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

The news of the last seven days examined by the people who write it, with searching questions put in a curious way by Barry Took to Alan Coren , Richard Ingrams Joe Haines and Angela Gordon Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDONandthe producer HARRY THOMPSON


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Joe Haines
Unknown: Angela Gordon
Unknown: John Langdonandthe
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Lending an Ear

When the RNIB launched its
Talking Books service in 1935, it offered a choice of just 55 titles - transcribed on to long-playing records - to its 369 subscribers. Now celebrating its Golden
Jubilee, the library boasts 6,000 books on tape and a membership of 60,000. Ten new books are recorded every week in the RNIB's own studio and lendings amount to two million a year.
Marjorie Lofthouse looks at how the service has developed and joins readers and listeners in celebrating 50 golden years. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories Producer MILES BARTON
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Monday Play

Whale Music by ANTHONY MINGHELLA with Juliet Stevenson as Caroline Jill Gascoine as Stella Alison Steadman as Kate Theresa Streatfield as Fran and Anna Lindup as D Caroline , pregnant by one of her two boyfriends, escapes to her seaside birthplace, taking a room in Stella's flat. She is looking for space to make so many important decisions. But then Fran. an old schoolfriend, comes back into her life and Kate arrives with D, her young pupil and lover.
Songs by ANTHONY MINGHELLA , arranged and produced by BARRINGTON PHELOUNG
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Stereo (Juliet Stevenson is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
0 HEAR THIS! page 9


Music By: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Caroline Jill Gascoine
Unknown: Stella Alison Steadman
Unknown: Kate Theresa Streatfield
Unknown: Anna Lindup
Unknown: D Caroline
Songs By: Anthony Minghella
Produced By: Barrington Pheloung
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Sheilagh O'Brian: Pauline Letts
Nurse/Waitress: Jane Leonard
Veronica/Mrs Fitzgerald: Jenny Funnell
Staff Nurse: Natasha Pyne
Vocalist SARAH: Jane Morris

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by MAYA ANGELOU abridged in ten parts by JANE MARSHALL
Read by Carmen Munro (1) Maya Angelou 's moving autobiography about growing up in the southern United States in the 1920s. Living with her grandmother, Uncle Willy and her brother Bailey in Stamps, Arkansas, she learns to endure racial intolerance and as she grows and travels a little, to fight against it.
Producer VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jane Marshall
Read By: Carmen Munro
Read By: Maya Angelou
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Horizons de France Teachers' programme Written and presented by TONY STAPLES

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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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