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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

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


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

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Twice as many women as men contract arthritis, sometimes during puberty, sometimes during the menopause. Twelve thousand children also suffer from this crippling illness which is usually associated with the elderly. But what exactly is it? What are the treatments? Put your questions to two consultant rheumatologists, Dr Paul Dieppe of Bristol Royal Infirmary and Dr Diana Macfarlane of Lewisham Hospital.
In the Chair Barbara Myers
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Dr Paul Dieppe
Unknown: Dr Diana MacFarlane
Unknown: Lewisham Hospital.
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Happily Ever After by ANN THWAITE
Read by Ann Morrish
'I shall be like you,' Laura said to Sylvia one day when the shop was empty and they were sharing a Cornish pasty. 'I shall never marry.'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: Ann Morrish

: Daily Service

nem, p 71; All people that on earth do dwell (BBC HB 450);
Psalm 112; Matthew 8, w 5-13; At the name of Jesus (BBC HB 120) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Illusion dramatised by SIMON yates from a short story by REINHARD LETTAU
Informed by their Colonel that Prince Potemkin and his mistress may be passing their way, a group of lonely soldiers stationed in a vast Russian wasteland are ordered to erect the facade of a village so that it pleases the lady's eye as she passes. The reality, however, becomes stranger and more disturbing than the Colonel could have dreamed.
Directed by GERRY JONES
(Nigel Anthony is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Dramatised By: Simon Yates
Directed By: Gerry Jones
ColMorozov: John Rowe
Sgt Petrov: Nigel Anthony
PopOV: Shaun Prendergast

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (12) Presenter DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Carnival of the Animals (1) Presenter TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages Presenter DOUGLAS coombes (12) Stereo


Presenter: Tim Munro

: The Living World

Wild Auld Reekie
Michael Scott goes on a Radio Nature Trail through Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens, over Salisbury Crags, to the Water of Leith - stopping for lunch with a fox in a cemetery.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Auld Reekie
Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: My Word!

A panel game devised byTONYSHRYANE 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
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30 pm)


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 CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP reads Walter Crumpton and the Short-sighted Kangaroo by KATE WILKINSON
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Easter Race by NORMAN SMITHSON (R)
2.25 Contact If At First You Don Succeed.... by PRABHU GUPTARA Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Swan Princess oflslay by WINIFRED FINLAY adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Walter Crumpton
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson
Unknown: Norman Smithson
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Winifred Finlay
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Experts argue about the right diet for adults, but what about the most vulnerable group - babies being introduced to SOlidS? DAPHNE METLAND investigates baby foods.
Serial: Crampton Hodnet (11)


Unknown: Crampton Hodnet

: The Afternoon Play

The Last of a Dyin' Race
A comedy by CHRISTINA REID The Irish wake is famous throughout the world. However, when Lizzie dies in Belfast in 1986, her daughter-in-law decides that she will be cremated without ceremony.
Sarah and Agnes, the retainers of the death-linen, are determined to give Lizzie the send-off she deserves, with hilarious results.
Directed by SUSAN HOGG
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Comedy By: Christina Reid
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Sarah: Leila Webster
Agnes: Sheila McGibbon
Johnnie: Peter Adair
Madge: Maureendow
Dave: Peter Quigley
Florence: Heidi Reid
Female mourner: Catherine Gibson
Male moumer: Michael Duffy
Sergeant B: J Hogg
Undertaker: David Coyle
Joe: Derek Halligan
Sharon: Frances Quinn
Young female mourner: Ouvla Nash

: News

: The Food Programme

What's in an orange?
Derek Cooper investigates the juicy side of the vitamin business and discovers that Vitamin C doesn't only grow on trees.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Brogue Male

3: The Curse of the Yeti

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by JOANNA TOYE Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Joanna Toye
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Keisey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Tim Beecham: David Parfitt

: Concorde

The First Ten Years
After years on the drawing-board, escalating costs and savage criticism from environmentalists, Concorde made its first commercial flight on 21 January 1976.
BBC Radio's Air Correspondent, John Hosken , tells the story of the world's most wonderful aeroplane.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Rebroadcast tomorrow at 4.5 pm)


Unknown: John Hosken

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
(Rebroadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Tuesday Feature

Gentlemen's Clubs
Liverpool's two most famous clubs are Everton and Liverpool FC but the city also has a number of long-established gentlemen's clubs, some of which date from the 18th century. Ray D'Arcy meets and talks to members about the role of the clubs in the life of Liverpool.
Producer MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Producer: Martin Jenkins.

: 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 8.30-10.0 pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Prestwich Pique

The last of six combative talks in which the novelist
Howard Jacobson vents his spleen on more or less deserving subjects.
Sigmund in the Stalls
'Next to Lawrence, Freud was the most disliked writer in North Manchester in the days I grew up there.'


Unknown: Howard Jacobson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Vice Versa or A Lesson to Fathers by F. ANSTEY abridged in 12 parts by ANDREW SIMPSON
Read by David Davis (12) Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Read By: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography - Our Changing World Tourism: Profit or Plague? Written and presented by NEIL CARGILL and at 12.50 Rotherham Enterprise Zone Written and presented by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK


Presented By: Geoffrey Sherlock

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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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