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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: 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
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: John Inverdale

: No Comebacks

by FREDERICK FORSYTH abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE Read by Sean Barrett
'I want a job done. A contract. What I believe is called a hit.'
Mark Sanderson is a millionaire several times over and used to getting his own way.
(First broadcast in 'Woman'sHourJ


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Mark Sanderson
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8. 0 am

: Morning Story Tarquin and Dennis

Read by Neil Caple
'Half the circus must have known that Dennis was feeding up this lion. I'll give him credit for the meat though - it was never sausages or black pudding, always prime cuts. Dennis never nicked nothing but the best for Tarquin.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Goodall
Read By: Neil Caple

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; In Christ there is no East or West (bp 38); Psalm 23; I Corinthians 16, w 1-14;
All creatures of our God and King (BBC HB 2) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 22: The Prehistoric Monster Show Presented by JOHNNY MORRIS Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Fishes, Crabs and Rocks Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (22) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo


Presented By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Rose on the Obverse by TIMOTHY JACKSON
'We have got out of the habit of losing sons....'
A hot summer's day and Britain is at war. In a changing, fearful world an elderly couple cling to tradition as they wait for news of their son.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Timothy Jackson
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Sarah: Pauline Letts
Jake: Timothy Bateson
Martin: Duncan Donald

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside. Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers. Editor PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round: Midlands
Chairman Robert Robinson David Dewar
(schoolmaster) Alan Seaman
(microbiologist) Isabelle Heward (secretary)
Claire Wilkie (teacher)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN p WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Dewar
Unknown: Isabelle Heward
Unknown: Claire Wilkie
Unknown: John P Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: Count to Ten and Back Again
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Into the 80s (RV) Presented by TOMMY BOYD Producer DEREK FARMER
2.25 Popalong
2: Dance Sequences to Pop Music Presented by ROY CASTLE Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Seal Secret by AIDAN CHAMBERS adapted by EDWARD KELSEY (R)


Presented By: Tommy Boyd
Producer: Derek Farmer
Presented By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Aidan Chambers
Adapted By: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to.join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own.
Serial: How Was It For You? 6: Travels With Me Aren't


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Euphoria by GILES COLE
Her mother's last act, back in the 60s, was to give her the name Euphoria; then she was passed on to the adoption agency.
Now Euphoria wants to find her real mother.
Directed by IAN COTTEREIX Stereo


Unknown: Giles Cole
Directed By: Ian Cottereix
Euphoria: Deborah Makepeace
Howard: Giles Cole
Martina: Jennifer Piercey
Mr FOX: Manning Wilson
Social worker: Francis Middleditch
Tom: Stephen Rashbrook
Agent: Richard Durden
Ernest: George Parsons
Mary: Jane Knowles
George: Alan Downer
Michael: Andrew Downer

: News

: The Local Network

Paul Heiney , with the help of the BBC's Local Radio newsrooms all over the country, gets a fresh perspective on a topic of current interest. Producer DAVID BENNETT Editor TIM Pitt


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: David Bennett
Editor: Tim Pitt

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE (2) Stereo


Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40 pm)

: File on

In South Africa is there an option remaining to the blacks except violence?
Michael Robinson reports on the last prospects for racial co-operation and assesses the speed of the drift towards militancy. Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 5pm)


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: 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. Producer NIGEL BRADSHAW
(Re-broadcast on Thursdayat 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nigel Bradshaw

: The Tuesday Feature

Ralph Bird 's River Boat Race The racing of 100-year-old six-oared pilot gigs has long been a feature in Newquay and the Isles of Scilly.
Ralph Bird , a Cornish boat builder, had a dream of such races taking place on the River Fal. Six years ago, with the help of Newquay Rowing Club, that dream became reality.
Christopher Jones was at last year's race and talked to Ralph Bird , the rowers, and the students who helped to make history by building the first pilot gig ever constructed in Falmouth.
Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Ralph Bird
Unknown: Ralph Bird
Unknown: Christopher Jones
Unknown: Ralph Bird
Producer: Alec Reid

: 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 from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from: [address removed]
(Send four 8 1/2 x 12" SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Amateur Emigrant (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Elements in the Balance

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Advanced Studies: Geography Chaired by JOE HENSON Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK
12.30 Soils (RV) with DR MIKE BRIDGES and DR GEOFFREY FISHER (R) and at 12.50 Tropical Forests and Resource Management (RV) With ANTHONY SMITH and MICHAEL EDEN (R)


Unknown: Joe Henson
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Dr Geoffrey Fisher
Unknown: Anthony Smith

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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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