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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon George Austin.

: 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 Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Matutinal conversation of an angular kind
Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH , Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

this week visits Cheshire to meet members of the Prestbury Gardening Club who put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki.
Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki.
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Right Note by NAN WOODHOUSE
Read by Brenda Bruce
In the days of The Follies on the end of the pier, Flo had been billed as 'Our Bonny
Sweet Singing Soubrette'. She had a different public now. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Brenda Bruce
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; 0 worship the King (BBC HB 471); Psalm 100;
I Samuel 16, vv 1-13; The Lord's my shepherd (BBC HB 480). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Ol'Brer Rabbit Again! (7) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 7: The Triangular Trade Journey's End by FIZ COLEMAN. Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Fiz Coleman.

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out the answers to your queries.
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard with reports on topical issues


Presented By: John Howard

: Lord of Misrule

3: The Conjurer's Bluff


Unknown: Gareth Jones

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Goes to Wales Today: Mel the Milkman's 's Yellow Van. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Spring Spotters' Guide Plants and Birds TIMMY MALLETT and ALAN TITCHMARSH at the National Garden Festival, Stoke-on-Trent, with ideas for young natural investigators. Stereo
2.20 Quest: Jesus 7: The Arrest with PAUL COPLEY as Jesus Presented by ROSEMARY HARTILL Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY. Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Night Horses Compiled by PADDY BECHELY
2.50 Something to Think About What The Others Say by ANITA HEWETT


Unknown: Yellow Van.
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Paul Copley
Presented By: Rosemary Hartill
Written By: Arthur Scholey.
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Unknown: Anita Hewett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the newspaper proprietor
Eddie Shah , who is about to launch his new daily, Today
Serial: Enquiry by DICK FRANCIS abridged in 12 episodes by JACK SINGLETON
Read by Hywel Bennett (12) (Music: Leighton's Concerto for Organ. String Orchestra and Timpani)
(Starting tomorrow: 'Blue Remembered Hills' by Rosemary Sutcliff )


Unknown: Eddie Shah
Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Unknown: Rosemary Sutcliff

: The Afternoon Play

By a Roman Road by JOHN KIRKMORRIS
A few words spoken on a still summer afternoon show Clive that he has yet to overcome the limitations of a world in which he feels trapped between boardroom feuds and domestic squabbles.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Roman Road
Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Clive: Michael Kitchen
Nan: Joanne Pearce
Alan: And Peter Howell

: Time for Verse

With a Poet's Eye
Kevin Crossley-Holland presents more poems inspired by pictures in the Tate Gallery. 2: Portraits
Readers liane


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Aukin Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Keeping Opera Alive
Earlier this month, top composers and opera directors met in Paris to discuss the best life support system for contemporary music theatre. Should opera become more political, should the star system be abolished, should money be spent on building new theatres or new works?
David Roper reports on some of the suggested answers, with contributions from
Pierre Boulez , Ruth Berghaus , Peter Sellars and others. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: David Roper
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Ruth Berghaus
Unknown: Peter Sellars
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Sir Alec Guinness who, despite being dubbed by a critic 'the man without a face', became the undisputed man of many faces in British films and an international star in films such as The Bridge on the River Kwai and Star Wars. Producer WENDY CLAY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Sir Alec Guinness
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Women - Equal Sex?

The third of four programmes in which Bel Mooney discusses women's attitudes to equality A Woman and the Law
Sue Forrester is not a feminist but.... when faced with what she felt to be discrimination in her job she turned to the law and won her case. Still ambivalent about equality, she talks about the gulf between the theory and practice of the law. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35 am)


Unknown: Bel Mooney

: The Mind in Focus

A series of five programmes exploring current thinking in psychology
3: Religious Belief
Why do rational people hold non-verifiable beliefs? Is it possible to avoid a system of beliefs - or are beliefs a necessary part of the human condition? Peter Evans introduces the topic, and chairs a discussion between:
John Bowker , Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Jonathan Riley-Smith,
Professor of History at the University of London and Dr Anthony Storr , psychiatrist.


Introduces: Peter Evans
Unknown: John Bowker
Unknown: Dr Anthony Storr

: Analysis

Moving the Colossus
Since he became the Soviet leader a year ago, Mr Gorbachev has fired scores of Party and State officials, started new campaigns against alcoholism and corruption and spoken of the need for a decisive revolution in the economy.
But will rolling heads, harsh measures and tough talk be enough to awaken the USSR from the lethargy of the Brezhnev era? In the week of the Party Congress,
Mark Frankland weighs the chances for a transformation in the Soviet Union. Producer PETER BROD
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Mr Gorbachev
Unknown: Mark Frankland
Unknown: Soviet Union.
Producer: Peter Brod

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Red Shoes by JULIET ACE Stereo

: Wives of the Great Composers

The story of the great
Johann Sebastian Bach and his two wives, consecutive not concurrent, inevitably takes in several other branches of the Bach clan.
Fritz Spiegl investigates more musical matrimony.
Producer PIERS BURTON-PAGE (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Johann Sebastian Bach
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer KATHRYN PORTER
(Revised re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

Lake Wobegon Days (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 17th-century Popular Art
11.50 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Sex Education
12.301: 1: Choices and Asking
12.50 2: Relationships Presented by DR MARTYN GAY and DIANE MARSHALL (R)


Presented By: Dr Martyn Gay
Presented By: Diane Marshall

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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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