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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 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: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Matutinal conversation of an angular kind.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

from Barry in Glamorgan
Members of local gardening societies put questions to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

Night in Paris by PATRICE CHAPUN
Read by Jill Balcon
'One after another, the presents went into circulation, passing from aunt to niece to cousin. And back again. Wrappings were changed, prices marked up ... professional presents, which upset Lucy....'


Unknown: Patrice Chapun
Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
Light Shines in the Darkness NEM, p 24; The race that long in darkness pined (BBC HB 496);
Quelle est cette odeur agreable? (CAROLS FOR CHOIRS 2); Isaiah 9, w 2-7; Songs of praise the angels sang (Bp 77) Stereo

: Munchausen

A narrative of the marvellous travels and campaigns of Baron Munchausen, a heroic German officer who fought with the Russians against the Turks. Freely adapted for radio by colin MCLAREN from the book by RUDOLF ERICH RASPE , published anonymously in England 200 years ago.
Raspe was busy escaping his German creditors when he fabricated this outrageous medley of cock-and-bull stories as though they were told by the real Baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Munchausen.
Music composed by ELIZABETH PARKER of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Directed by JUDITH BUMPUS and PIERS PLOWRIGHT
(Robin Bailey is a National Theatre Player)
* FEATURE: page 16 and WODDIS ON: page 95


Radio By: Colin McLaren
Book By: Rudolf Erich Raspe
Unknown: Hieronymus Karl
Composed By: Elizabeth Parker
Directed By: Judith Bumpus
Directed By: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Robin Bailey
the Baron: With Robin Bailey
Raspe: And David de Keyser
Rummage: Jonathan Moore
First figure in landscape: Glynn Edwards
Second figure in landscape: Fanny Carby
Old man/Postillion: Peter Woodthorpe
God/King George: John Church
Landlady/Second lady: John Turbin
First lady: Avril Clark
Count/Halley: Brian Smith
Lieutenant: Graham Blockey

: For Schools

11.0 Religious Education Paul the Missionary by GEOFFREY CURTIS Presented by BRIAN REDHEAD Stereo and at 11.20 Paul the Prisoner by GEOFFREY CURTIS. Stereo
11.40 Education Now: Industry Year 1986
3: Opportunities for Girls Subject options, career choice and work experience for girls. Presented by LIBBY purves


Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis.
Presented By: Libby Purves

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor at the Savoy Hotel in London, with your culinary questions for Christmas
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC. Broadcasting House. London WIA 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

: Johnson and Chippet

Three short stories dramatised for radio by PETER MELLORS
3: The Man Who Lost His Identity
Henry Pritchard is an insufferable egoist who bullies his whole family, including his timid sister Daisy. She is engaged to be married to George Manning, a fretful fiance, who is quite determined to get rid of the roaring extrovert, even if it means committing a murder in the vicinity of Chelsea! Will
Johnson and Chippet be able to prevent such a bloody end?
(First broadcast on BBC World Service) Stereo


Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Peter Mellors
Unknown: Henry Pritchard
Directed By: Walter Acosta
Seymour Johnson: Bernard Hepton
Clarence Chippet: David Timson
Henry Pritchard: Martin Jarvis
Manning: Graham Blockey
Daisy: Jenny Funnell
Helen: Helena Breck
Barman/Waiter: Garard Green

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner IRENE HANDL reads Grandma Buys a New Dress by JANET SORENSEN (R) 2..0 French IV A propos (1) Written and presented by MARCCHE MALI and REGIS SALADO
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Narrative Poetry (3) The Pardoner's Tale and Tarn O'Shanter


Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Janet Sorensen
Presented By: Marcche Mali
Unknown: Regis Salado

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: writer
Troy Kennedy Martin , author of Z Cars and Edge of Darkness Ghost Stories by H. G. WELLS Read by David McAlister The last of six stories abridged by MADGE HART The Door in the Wall
(Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra)


Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Stories By: H. G. Wells
Read By: David McAlister
Abridged By: Madge Hart

: The Afternoon Play

Darling Kathleen by DAVE SHEASBY
Tess Barnes has recently lost her husband and the huge block of flats where she lives has become a threatening place to live. But with all its problems, the Bankside Estate might be easier than the world outside....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Unknown: Tess Barnes
Directed By: Tony Cliff
TeSS: Paula Tilbrook
Duggy: Ritchie Zealand
Dave: Richard Laxton
John: Brian Smith
Diane: Christine Cox
Sarah: Kate Lee

: Time for Verse

The Sting of Comfort
Six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson 5: We all borrow from the great poet, Anonymous Readers JOHN CHURCH and BONNIE HURREN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


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

: News

: File on 4

Reporter Roger Finnigan Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Roger Finnigan
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Venio Video Russell
Film maker Ken Russell has made pop promotion videos for Cliff Richard, Elton John and Andrew Lloyd Webber. David Roper follows his latest project.


Unknown: Ken Russell
Producer: John Boundy

: 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 LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRY ANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Are we living in an anti-industrial society? Should politicians, teachers and businessmen be trying to change our views? On the eve of Industry Year 1986, Peter Smith - with the help of a specially commissioned opinion poll - examines British attitudes to business and industry.


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Caroline Millington

: An Impossible Woman

with Irene Prador who also adapted the text Narrator John Westbrook
Dottoressa Moor , as she was later called, was born 100 years ago in Vienna. After many adventures and love affairs she settled down to practise medicine in Capri. She had to leave when the Second World War began but afterwards she returned to endure the most tragic experience of her life. In her old age she retired to Switzerland where she was persuaded to record her tumultuous story. The text was edited for publication by her friend Graham Greene. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
* HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Irene Prador
Narrator: John Westbrook
Narrator: Dottoressa Moor
Unknown: Graham Greene.
Producer: Alan Haydock

: You'll Never Be 16 Again

A history of the British teenager 6: Anarchy in the UK
'A group that can't play is better than one that can.'
'The Clash were singing about inner city decay. Simple messages that really woke you up.'
'Suddenly everybody's out there and picking up their guitars - everyone on every block was doing it.'
'The overall impression is of Clockwork Orange meets New York sado-masochism.'
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 11.0am)


Unknown: Malcolm McLaren
Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Producer: Peter Everett

: The Enthusiasts

The Great British Enthusiast is alive and well and dotty as ever. Allan Smith visits five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. 4: The Surfbums
The British climate isn't exactly ideal, but down in Cornwall dedicated youngsters are doing their best to live up to the old Beach Boys tradition. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer RICHARD DUNN
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

A Christmas Carol 3: Christmas Past Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * 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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