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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Stacy

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD samples the Primary Music Course
9.10 A Service for Schools El Dorado Story by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
9.30 Secondary English 11-14 Introducing Susan Cooper (1)
9.50 First Steps in Drama 5: Saxons and Normans Learning to Live Together (3) by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Presented by CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Maths - with a Story! Fractions Happy Birthday to Zoo! by GORDON SNELL


Story By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Susan Cooper
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Crawford Logan

: The Living World

There's nothing as disarming as a female hyena travelling incognito, especially if you happen to be an under-sized male. Peter France takes a closer look at the tomboy of the African plains.


Unknown: Peter France
Producer: George Monbiot

: In Business

: The Witch Report

Black-cloaked riders of the night; brides of Satan - some of the images that spring to mind when thinking of witches.
Were the witches of old really clinging to the vestiges of a long-forgotten pagan religion, or persecuted because the world was afraid of powerful women? Roald Dahl ,
Lady Antonia Fraser and Keith Thomas are among those who tell Jenny Cuffe why the figure of the witch still has such a hold on the imagination of both children and adults.


Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Keith Thomas
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sally Feldman

: Morning Story

The Arithmetic of Success Written and read by Sam McAughtry
Frank McAuley had been born and reared against a background of numeracy. His mother taught maths in a select girls' school, and his father was a city-based stockbroker. Mona, Frank's sister, was an agricultural economist whose idea of light conversation was to compare the gross margins to be obtained from winter wheat with those accruing from oil seed rape.
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Sam McAughtry
Read By: Frank McAuley

: Daily Service

Reading: John 3. w 1-8
Hymns: When all thy mercies
(BBC HB 22); Blessed are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318); Take my life. BBC Wales. Stereo

: Kill or Cure?

Roger Cook investigates allegations that some trans-national drug companies are endangering world health.
He reports from South-East Asia on the problems there and the threat they pose to the West. Producer KEN Vass (R) Revised


Unknown: Roger Cook

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD'S mid-term bulletin of Secondary School Radio News
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News. BBC School Radio, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength TVEI The Technical and Vocational Education Centre at Hereford Presented by ANDY PEEBLES Stereo


Presented By: Andy Peebles

: The Labours of Hercules: The Flock of Geryon

Vincent Kane follows Hercules' adventures in Britain in the summer of 1985.
BBC Wales


Presenter: Vincent Kane
Producer: Eli Williams

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: King Jolly and the Hallowe 'en Party
2.5 The Song Tree
5: The North Wind Blows and Skeletons Talk Presenters ROSIE CROSS and BILL MARTIN from PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language The Tree House Written and told by GEORGE LAYTON
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Written By: Barry Gibson.
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Mary Marquis
Cancer is the word which most people fear, very often because their information is limited or out of date. Today BACUP is launched -an organisation to help cancer patients and their families with information, advice and positive thinking. Serial: The Bonsai Tree (6)


Introduced By: Mary Marquis

: The Afternoon Play

A Fine and Private Place by SHAUN PRENDERGAST with Anne Jameson as Parker and Shelagh Stephenson as Kim Old ladies can be a bit demanding, as Kim discovers at the Parker Rest Home. But when they hear that the home is to be opened to men, the ladies beg Kim to take a stand. What has she let herself in for?
Harriet Waites ....KATHLEEN HELME Sadie Hanlan. ..........JEAN HEYWOOD Norah West. ............LIZZIE MCKENZIE Saxophone played by KATHY STOBART Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Anne Jameson
Unknown: Shelagh Stephenson
Unknown: Kim Old
Unknown: Harriet Waites
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Sadie Hanlan.
Unknown: Jean Heywood
Unknown: Norah West.
Played By: Kathy Stobart
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer.

: News

: Bookshelf

Ginger Beer and Giant Peaches Kate Fenton visits the wonderland of children's books, past and present; talks to best-selling author Roald Dahl and joins the Children's Book Train as it journeys to woo the young readers of Milton Keynes. Producer FRAN ACHESON


Unknown: Peaches Kate Fenton
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Producer: Fran Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Rev broadcast of yesterday programme at 9.45 pm)

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: Tune Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Pipe
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peter
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gitiins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
ColDanby: Ballardberkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to:
Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Abuse of Trust

'My dad blamed me for it. I felt I was doing wrong. He said, "You enjoy it, you encouraged me when you were little." He piled on all that guilt to make sure I wouldn't tell.'
(Khadija, aged 16, abused by her father since she was 7)
'What I didn't know was that when I was 14, he moved on to my younger brother and then to my youngest brother and then to my nephews. Very few of the males in my family escaped.' (Martin, abused by his stepfather)
Some evidence would suggest
:R that as many as one adult in ten :R was sexually abused as a child - G the vast majority by a relative or someone they knew. t Jenni Mills presents the :K recorded testimony of victims G and offenders and chairs a d phone-in discussion with Drs Arnon Bentovim and Richard Johnson (Incest Crisis Line) Call [number removed] Lines open at 7.0 pm ;y Producer CHRIS LONGLEY
N INFO: page 93


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Arnon Bentovim
Producer: Chris Longley

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusions.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer KEVIN JACKSON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * 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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