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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, and weather

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Bringing up children on your own through divorce, bereavement or by choice?
Journalist Liz McNeill Taylor and Julie Kaufmann , general secretary of Gingerbread - both mothers of single-parent families -join Judith Chalmers for your questions and comments.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8. 0 am


Unknown: Liz McNeill Taylor
Unknown: Julie Kaufmann
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

Read by Timothy Kightley
'We pedalled on down the long windy road till the twin glass towers of the power station loomed menacingly over us like something out of Dallas. And there, by the side of the road, was a group of scruffy men....' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: The Slavery of God's People
NEM, p 13; 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel (BBC HB 36);
Advent Responsory (Carols for Choirs 2); Exodus 3, vv 1-12; 0 God of Bethel (BBC HB 495) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Vicky and Martin bring home their new baby. Their mood shifts uneasily from joy to bitterness and anxiety for the future. Just how real is their 'blue heaven'?
Directed by ALEC REID BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Rosalind Corfe
Unknown: Daphne Epton
Directed By: Alec Reid
Vicky: With Emma Piper
Martin: And Tim Pigott-Smith
Matron: Annejameson
First nurse: Mellnda Walker
Second nurse: Gwen Cherrell

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune The Tailor of Gloucester (10) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Time to Move Aladdin/ New Lamps for Old! Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship Early Stages (10) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES (R)


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

: Solomon Grundy

Born on Monday
Christened on Tuesday Married on Wednesday Took ill on Thursday Worse on Friday....
In the fifth 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 growing old. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Michael Parkinson

Browsing through the Sound Archives proves that the best pictures have always been on radio, especially when painted by the voices of such great reporters as James Cameron , Rene Cutforth ,
Stewart Macpherson , Robert Reid and Johnny Morris.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Unknown: Robert Reid
Unknown: Johnny Morris.
Producer: Helen Fry

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: How the Rooster Saved the Day by ARNOLD LOBEL (R)
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Nurse by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (R)
2.25 Contact A Christmas Story by GEOFFREY CURTIS Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
2: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by colin DAVIS (R)


Unknown: Arnold Lobel
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Story By: Geoffrey Curtis
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Who's Laughing Now? Posy Simmonds ,
Claire Bretecher , Christine Roche and Viv Quillen - some of the highly successful women cartoonists who tell JULIA EISNER about their humour, their lives and their work....
Serial: Breath of life (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Posy Simmonds
Unknown: Claire Bretecher
Unknown: Christine Roche
Unknown: Viv Quillen
Unknown: Julia Eisner

: The Afternoon Play

Fanny Rosen 's Bad Debt by SAM JACOBS
It's the late 1940s in Birmingham and Fanny Rosen struggles with her grocery shop, her family and her guilt, helped -just a little - by a certain Sophie Tucker.
Piano music arranged and played by CHUCK MALLETT Director PIERS PLOWRIGHT Stereo


Unknown: Fanny Rosen
Unknown: Sam Jacobs
Unknown: Fanny Rosen
Unknown: Sophie Tucker.
Played By: Chuck Mallett
Director: Piers Plowright
Fanny: Lila Kaye

: News

: The Food Programme

The challenge of the diet and health debate often lies more in disentangling useful information from commercial interest or evangelical zeal. Derek Cooper and his guest Dr David Player , director of the Health Education Council, digest the issues.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Dr David Player

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Andy Rashleigh
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chrls Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
MikeTucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
DetSgt Barry: David Vann
Miss Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer ROGER HUTCHINS Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 5pm)


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Roger Hutchins
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

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. Producer ALISON RICHARDS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Tuesday Feature

The Great Canadian Novel 2: A Sense of Adventure
Margaret Horsfield talks to Robertson Davies and Timothy Findley
Both write novels in which extraordinary worlds are revealed and anything can happen. Yet both share the limited conservative background of small-town southern Ontario.
Producer VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Talks: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Robertson Davies
Unknown: Timothy Findley
Readers: Robert Beatty
Readers: Kerry Shale
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn

: 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 & 30-10. Opm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed]. Send four large SAEs for a year's supply


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Soundings Special

'Faith in the City'
This year. rioting and looting have broken out in several inner-city areas. A major report out today is expected to be highly critical of the work of both Church and State in deprived areas. Commissioned by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie , Faith in the City is likely to make controversial recommendations. Rosemary Hartill , BBC Religious Affairs
Correspondent, visits one of the areas examined in the report and compares her experience with the Church's evidence. In this first full examination of Faith in the City, the principals involved explain their concerns and hopes and a leading
Christian economist offers a critical evaluation of the report's findings.
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: Dr Robert Runcie
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: A Book at Bedtime

Palace of Green Days (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Help Yourself to Biology: Human Physiology The Capillary Network a Leaky System and at 12.50 The Circulation System at Work

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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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