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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with Simon Rose Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with Garry Richardson
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Simon Rose
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Public Speaking
It may not happen very often, but there are moments when most people have to speak in public. A phone-in, radio interview, self-help group, best man at a wedding, speaker at a women's group, job interview, business conference ... moments when people must use their voices publicly. How do you prepare? How can you project your voice without shouting? Why are women's voices less resonant than men's? Can all voices become more effective?
How important is a good speaking voice anyway? Gordon Clyde , actor, broadcaster and teacher of public speaking and Elizabeth Pursey , adviser at RADA and to actors in rehearsal, answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Elizabeth Pursey

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Three in the Afternoon Written and read by Annest Wiliam
'He always hated that hour between three and four, especially on Sundays. How airless it was, how lacking in sensation.'


Read By: Annest Wiliam
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97; Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC HB 263); Psalm 126; Matthew 25, w 31-45; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune
9: The Tailor of Gloucester Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES (R)
11.20 Time to Move Aladdin: The Wedding Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship Early Stages (9) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES (R)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

If it Wasn't for You by ALISON CALDWELL
'I suppose you think I'm a pathetic character. Most people do. I can tell by the way they look at me. "Here comes that weed Patterson, he's a real Mummy's boy.'"
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alison Caldwell
Directed By: James Runcie
William: Alex Norton
Mother: Eileen McCallum
Miss Harkness: Doreen Cameron

: Solomon Grundy

Born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday Married on Wednesday Took ill on Thursday....
In the fourth of six programmes reflecting aspects of life from cradle to grave in the mill towns of north-east Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to experiences of coping with quadriplegia. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Michael Parkinson

Browsing through the Sound
Archives, Michael is reminded that there's 'nowt so strange as folk' and some of the strangest are locked up in the Archives, together with the telegraph poles they collect, the fairies they talk to and the nightingale that sings to the cello, all under a cold, cold sun which might not exist at all.
Producer HELEN FRY

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presenter: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mrs Mopple 's 's Washing Line by ANITA HEWETT
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Airman by DEREK LOMAS (R)
2.25 Contact The Quarrel by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL (Stereo)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Aladdin
1: Aladdin and the Cave of Treasure by COUN DAVIS (R)


Unknown: Mrs Mopple
Unknown: Anita Hewett
Unknown: Derek Lomas
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Store Wars, or Are You Really Being Served?
Today Woman's Hour takes a nationwide look at shopping and the battle for the High Street.
Is the out-of-town precinct leading to the death of the inner-city store? Shall we in future favour Covent Garden style complexes that combine shopping with entertainment? A studio panel discuss reports from centres in Britain and the United States and hear from the shoppers themselves. Serial: Breath of Life by ANN ARMSTRONG abridged in 11 episodes byPATMCLOUGHLIN
Read by Margaret Tyzack Over 30 years ago
Ann Armstrong contracted a severe dose of poliomyelitis, which put her in an iron lung. The next few years saw her fighting with all her strength to leave hospital and return to as normal a life as possible with her husband and two sons.
(Music: Reineche's Undine)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Ann Armstrong
Read By: Margaret Tyzack
Unknown: Ann Armstrong

: The Afternoon Play

Merrigan's Wife by BRIAN CROOKES
Council leader Peter Merrigan has fought a lifelong battle against privilege and corruption, but he only realises the full price he's paid as his career reaches its climax.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Leader: Peter Merrigan
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Tony Westwood: Christopher Kent
Peter Merrigan: Robert Keegan
Bracknell: Nicholas Fry
English: Paul Codman
Bert Clore: John McArdle
Kathy Merrigan: Sue Johnston
Stan Merrigan: Neil Caple
Sheila Merrigan: Julla Ford
Amos Brentbury: Charles Cookson

: News

: The Food Programme

Deep red hues in the wine trade this summer have been less to do with vintage burgundy than the blushes of embarrassed Austrians caught with an additive too many.
Derek Cooper uncorks the latest developments in British wine consumption and English wine production.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Graham Harvey
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
DS Barry: David Vann
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Roisin McAuley Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Tuesday Feature

The Great Canadian Novel
A series of three programmes 1: A Sense of Identity
Margaret Horsfield investigates the ingredients that go to make up 'The Great Canadian Novel' with the help of writers
Margaret Atwood , Alice Munro and Margaret Laurence and readers LIZA ROSS and SHANE RIMMER.
Producer VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Alice Munro
Unknown: Margaret Laurence
Readers: Liza Ross
Readers: Shane Rimmer.

: 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 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] Sendfour large SAEsfor a year's supply


Presented By: Peter White

: Prestwich Pique

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Palace of Green Days (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Might-time Broadcasting

12.30 The General Strike and at 12.55 The Motor Car Presented by ALARIC cotter


Presented By: Alaric Cotter

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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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