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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

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

: News

: The Living World

The Birds of Elan
On a good day goosanders and goldeneye duck can be seen on the reservoirs of the Elan
Valley, while above there is always a chance of peregrine and red kite.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: In Business

: 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.
Producer julian BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Morning Story

The Push by ALEC BARON Read by Margaret Ward
'I'd worked for that man nigh on 20 year.... And now, out of the blue, he'd decided to give me the push. Ee, I were mad! "What for?" I asked him ... "Who's going to look after you?'" Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham


Read By: Margaret Ward
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day, introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Religious Education Birth by DAVID SELF and at 11.20 Adolescence by JENNY NEMKO
11.40 Education Now: Industry Year 1986
4: Information Technology How IT is changing the nature of work - and how schools can respond.

: No Laughing Matter!

Five areas of life to which most of us never give much thought. But if you don't fall within the norm in these areas, life can be fraught with difficulties.
3: Margaret Horsfield shares the thoughts of the don't-know-left-from-rights.


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Susan Snailum

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 51 write to: You and Yours, BBC, Room 726 Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music


: 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 and Bopper Visit the Hairdressers (4) by JANET SORENSEN (R) 2..0 French IV Apropos (2)
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Modern Poetry (1)


Unknown: Janet Sorensen

: Woman's Hour at the Barbican

... where Sue MacGregor meets, among others
Sir John Falstaff , alias Oliver Cromwell , alias Det Insp Trout, alias Peter Jeffrey of the RSC;
Lindsay Duncan , his 50s-style Mistress Ford, and Richard Hickox , coaching and conducting the assembled 'listeners chorus' in seasonable song.... representatives all of the varied life of the City of London's arts and conference centre. Serial: A Careful Man by FREDERICK FORSYTH abridged in two episodes by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Garard Green
Timothy Hanson had always been such a careful man that, when he died, his estate was bound to be in perfect order. (Music: Lennox Berkeley's Sextet)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sir John Falstaff
Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Garard Green
Read By: Timothy Hanson

: The Afternoon Play

Get Santa by PETER GIBBS
Two wealthy international businessmen, one American and the other Australian, have everything they want.
However, their interests lack one vital commercial element - Santa Claus! So they decide to get him ...
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN. Stereo (Dinsdale Landen is in 'Wife
Begins at Forty 'at the Ambassadors Theatre, London)
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Osborne: Dinsdale Landen
Ron Grist: Barry Morse
Gil Maddocks: John Bluthal
Falklander: John Church
Professor Lungkvist: Ronald Herdman
Mester: Peter Woodthorpe
Ingar: Anne Jameson
Desmond: David Learner

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Da vies plays I Spy with Len Deighton and Anthony Hyde.


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Anthony Hyde.
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's 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

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

: 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 BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Books that Changed the World

Ian Fleming 's collection of first editions.
In the final programme of this series Professor A. J. P. Taylor and Ken Livingstone join Heather Brigstocke, High Mistress of St Paul's Girls' School, London, to assess The Communist Manifesto of 1848, written by KARL MARX and FRIEDRICH ENGELS .
Series devised by HOWARD THOMAS Producer MAGGIE REDFERN


Unknown: Ian Fleming
Unknown: Professor A. J. P. Taylor
Written By: Karl Marx
Unknown: Friedrich Engels
Unknown: Howard Thomas
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Spain - Ten Years On

The last in a series of six programmes on modem Spain, presented by Robert Graham. New European Partner
Political, social and economic changes over the last ten years mean that Spain is now part of the mainstream of European life, a fact reinforced by her membership of the EEC. Robert Graham examines this new relationship and places in context all the achievements of Spain under Juan Carlos. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE


Presented By: Robert Graham.
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Profile

Kim Howells was a troublesome art student in 1968. He then went to work as a coal-miner and gained his PhD. This year, however, he became troublesome again - this time as a National Union of Mineworkers' official in South Wales who questioned the policies of the National Executive.
Sally Hardcastle talks to a man now marked for advancement within the Labour Party. Producer DAVID POWELL


Producer: David Powell

: 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 Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

A Christmas Carol 4: Christmas Past - Christmas Present 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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