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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Gilyead.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with smoN ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7 20* Your Letters 7 25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

2: On the Cheep

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Crime and the Community
Your chance to put your point of view to the Home Secretary, The Rt Hon Douglas Hurd , mp Jenni Murray is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Eastern Promise by ALEXANDER CORDELL
Read by Dillwyn Owen
'Only five-feet-high, she was just the right size for little Patrick, and people said she was a dream in miniature, with a split cheongsam skirt on her....' Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

nem, p 75; From the eastern mountains (BBC HB 65); Psalm
36; Isaiah 49, w 1-7; The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC HB 67) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Without Fire by WALLY DALY
When Phillip gives up smoking, he gets just a little bit tense. In the end, it's not just his friends, relatives and colleagues who urge him to return to the habit - even his doctor agrees.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0 pm)


Unknown: Wally Daly
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Phillip: With Paul Daneman
Sarah: And Norma Ronald
Barry: Rlchard Durden
Doreen: Jane Leonard
Managing Director: Bernard Brown
Doctor: Graham Blockey
Sandy: Tessa Worsley

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (11) Scenes from 'The Wind in the Willows' Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Feet Presented by tim munro Producer SHEILA FRASER (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (11) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Tim Munro
Producer: Sheila Fraser
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: The Living World

Let's 's Hear it Again
A selection of extracts from listeners' favourite Living
World programmes broadcast during the past year
Presented by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers

: MyWordl

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner VICTORIA WOOD reads Captain Betty and the Pirates (2) by JOE DUNLOP
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The 20s and 30s (RV) Producer NICHOLAS WHINES (R)
2.25 Contact: A Newcomer (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Magpie and the Silver Bird by EILEEN HYDE AND MICHAEL HYDE Producer PADDY BECHELY (R)


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Nicholas Whines
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Eileen Hyde
Unknown: Michael Hyde
Producer: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Women criminals are treated either as evil witches or as misunderstood little girls.... The British judicial system was designed by men for men: women are just fitted in. How do they fare in our courts of law? Are they punished more severely or more leniently? JENNY cuFFE investigates. Serial: Crampton Hodnet (6)

: The Afternoon Play

Left a derelict country cottage by an aunt who has mysteriously vanished, Tansy and her new boyfriend Martin take on the enormous task of making it habitable.
But owning the cottage has an effect on Tansy that Martin cannot have anticipated.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo (Neville Jason is in 'Mutiny! at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Unknown: Ruth Goring
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Unknown: Neville Jason
Tansy: With Cindy Shelley
Martin: Neville Jason
Joanna: And Tessa Worsley
Solicitor: Edward de Souza
Tom: Geoffrey Matthews
Landlord: Brian Smith

: News

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper rings in the new with a taste of what's to come in 1986. What delights has the food industry in store?


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Brogue Male

2: The Mandrake Connection

: News

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: Junes Pencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Miss Holland: Hedu Niklaus
Tim Beecham: David Parfitt

: The Sky's the Limit

New York and Chicago are vying with one another to build skyscrapers that could make the Empire State Building seem like a bungalow. Is there a limit, practical or prudent, on how far up they can go?
William Davis reports from America on real estate in the sky.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Helen Robson

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory to the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: The Tuesday Feature

The Glennie Determination Last summer Evelyn Glennie graduated from the Royal
Academy of Music. She received the Queen's Commendation for All-Round Excellence. Now she plans to make her career as a professional percussionist. Yet she can't hear the music she performs.
Antony Hopkins traces the progress of this remarkable young woman who has refused to be handicapped by deafness. Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: 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 10.0 pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Prestwich Pique

A series of six combative talks by Howard Jacobson 5:Bernard's Baboons
'Anybody who has watched a baboon gazing with awe at that part of his fellow which even Miranda might have thought twice about admiring can entertain no doubts as to the absolutely arbitrary nature of beauty.'


Unknown: Howard Jacobson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Vice Versa (7)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Weave and Print

Joanna Hickson looks at two craft workshops which have established high reputations, one in tapestry in Edinburgh, the other in printmaking in Aberdeen.
Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Joanna Hickson
Producer: John Arnott

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level English The 'Unseen' Criticism Paper

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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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