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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Daniel Muluns

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Conversation with Libby Purves and others, including a birthday guest


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Geoffrey Smith and Daphne Ledward to answer listeners' gardening queries which have been sent in by post.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to:
Gardeners' Question Time
BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Arabella's Answer by PETER LOVESEY
Read by Sheila Mitchell . The words of a 19th-century agony aunt, and what finally befell her.


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM. P 118; 0 worship the king (BBC HB 471); Psalm 121;
Micah 7, vv 2-7; Teach me, 0 Lord (BBC HB 473) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Sleeping Beauty (8) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 8: Return to the City Living with Strangers by ALAN LAMBERT (R) Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Alan Lambert

: The Death of General Gordon

A Victorian Martyrdom with and In 1885 General Charles Gordon was killed by the Mahdist forces as they overran Khartoum in the Sudan. He has been variously portrayed as martyr, evangelist, soldier of genius, hero, poseur, fraud, alcoholic and misfit.
Did Gordon welcome his martyrdom - or at least make it inevitable? What does his death tell us about Victorian values? What does it tell us about the lone, obstinate and committed hero during any age?
Narrator Ronald Baddiley Script by DENIS JUDD
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: General Charles Gordon
Narrator: Ronald Baddiley
Script By: Denis Judd
Producer: John Knight.
Charles Gordon: Robert Lang
Queen Victoria: Barbara Leigh Hunt
: Cyril Luckham
as: Mr Gladstone

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds. Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers. Questions, on postcards only please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andy Parfitt

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Raffles

Six of the early Raffles stories dramatised for radio by DAVID BUCK
5: Wilful Murder or The Return Match
Such is the nature of Raffles' professional life that he is often required to work at night. So it is no surprise to Bunny when
Raffles announces he has plans for the evening ahead. The surprise - and the horror - comes when Raffles calmly declares he is planning to commit murder....
Raffles signature tune specially composed by jim PARKER
Directed by GORDON HOUSE
(Radio 41 World Service co-production)


Unknown: E. W. Hornung
Unknown: David Buck
Composed By: Jim Parker
Directed By: Gordon House
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
MacKenzie: Henry Stamper
Crawshay: Ron Pember
Sergeant/Waiter: John Church

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Desmond and the Fancy Dress Party by ALTHEA (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Woodland Floor What happened to last year's leaves? Are the 'dustmen decomposers' to blame? Stereo
2.20 Discovery Who's Afraid? by BOB DOCHERTY Producer FIONA SHORE
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Music) The Stone Flower compiled by PAMELA KENWAY and PADDY BECHELY (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Michael's Lamb by TIMOTHY WILKINSON (R)


Unknown: Bob Docherty
Producer: Fiona Shore
Unknown: Pamela Kenway
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Unknown: Timothy Wilkinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the artist Graham Clarke Serial:
The Journal of Edwin Carp (8)


Artist: Graham Clarke

: The Afternoon Play

The Music Cupboard by LINDSAY EVANS
Miss Dawkins and Miss Rogers have taught happily at their small country school for over
15 years, but the arrival of a new student teacher is about to upset the balance....
Directed by FRANCES MABBS BBC Wales Stereo


Unknown: Lindsay Evans
Directed By: Frances Mabbs
Miss Dawkins: Elizabeth Morgan
Miss Rogers: Ann Morrish
Mr Marsh: Nigel Anthony
Mr Shaw: Nigel Graham
Barman: Brian Smith

: Time for Verse

The Sting of Comfort
Six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson 1: Introduction and Love Poems Readers BONNIE HURREN and JOHN CHURCH
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Readers: Bonnie Hurren
Readers: John Church
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Earlier this year the Oxford Film Foundation held the first screen-writing seminar at Merton College, Oxford.
Seven aspiring writers mixed with established directors, writers and editors to learn some of the tricks of turning money into light. David Roper reports on their progress. Producer KEVIN JACKSON (R) Revised


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: 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 BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Peter Jones challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANEandEDWARDJ. MASONProducer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Tony Shryaneandedwardj.
Unknown: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith talks to people involved in all aspects of business in Britain.


Talks: Peter Smith

: The Reith Lectures 1985

Innocence and Design
Six talks about the influence of economic ideas on policy by David Henderson , Head of the Economics and Statistics
Department in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
3: Needs, Centralism and Autarchy
'Western governments have made considerable progress, some of it quite recent, in freeing internal markets for energy products. Where they have failed to act, largely because of the dominance of mistaken economic notions, is in establishing and making acceptable the principle that even in times of perceived scarcity energy markets should be allowed to function freely and prices should reflect willingness to pay. Because of this failure, the risk of another energy crisis is greater than it need be, and the possible consequences more alarming.'
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9. 30 on R3) (Lecture 4: next Wednesday on R4)
(The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)


Unknown: David Henderson

: You'll Never Be 16 Again

A seven-part history of the British teenager
2: Puttin On the Style
'I hope people don't take what we sing too seriously.'
'The beret was perched on top of the bouffant hairdo and the stiff petticoat was stuffed under the gymslip.'
'You would queue for two hours to get into a coffee bar.'
'Beatniks? It was to do with having a beard, wearing sandals and writing poetry....'


Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Producer: Peter Everett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Just a Tick by JEAN binnie
(Broadcastyesterdayat 11.0am) Stereo

: The Armada Revenged

The last of six talks on Spain by Ray Gosling
'The attraction of Iberia may be only one street, or a beach, or a cafe where we can sit and ponder if we haven't somehow made a hash of things. But we have manana now - we sit in their sun and watch them in their shade.'
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer KATHERINE PORTER


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Katherine Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain or Ringlets?
13: Privett Grove Again

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Economics O-level Case Studies in Production 5: Structural Change in the Economy - Delabole Slate Ltd and Nigel Hicks Joinery
6: A programme for teachers


Unknown: Nigel Hicks

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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