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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.20* Your Letters
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: David Symonds
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts on a subject of current interest.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from & am

: Morning Story

Works of Fiction
Written and read by Annest Wiliam
'Nothing they actually said was at all out of the ordinary, yet they managed to create a climate of delicious wickedness.'
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Read By: Annest Wiliam

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148); Psalm 126; Joel 2, vv 21-29; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre The Price of Houses

The Edwardian house in Fenders Lane had a 'For Sale' notice, but when Daisy and Robin purchase it they find it isn't altogether for sale.
Directed by GERRY JONES
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Daisy Macauley: Frances Jeater
Robin Macauley: Gareth Armstrong
Mrs Lanning: Sheila Grant
Margaret: Natashapyne
Miss Hornbuckle: Margaret Ward
Nevinson: Brian Hewlett
Au pair: Susie Brann

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 23: The Prehistoric Monster Show Presented by JOHNNY MORRIS Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Sea Adventure (1) Presented by tim MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (23) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo


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

: The Living World

The Swiftlet Caves
Crying snakes that catch bats in the dark; blind white crabs that climb walls like spiders; giant crickets that crack open birds' eggs; and cave swiftlet nests that supply a multi-million-dollar soup industry - all part of the remarkable community of animals living in the world's largest caves in Malaysia. Phil Chapman, of Bristol
Museum, tells of his adventures in the caverns where a foot wrong could mean drowning in a quicksand of water-logged guano.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours From Northern Ireland

Radio 4's daily consumer programme visits Belfast Presented by Paul Clark Producer ELAINE BEDELL


Presented By: Paul Clark
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest
First Round: North West
Chairman Robert Robinson Arthur Naylor
(retired schoolmaster)
Graham Smith (headmaster) Andrew Francis (lecturer) The programme includes Beat the Brains.
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: Arthur Naylor
Unknown: Graham Smith
Unknown: Andrew Francis
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 Comer Today: Rain, Rain, Go to Spain by JOHN BETT (R)
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Into Oil by ASTLEY JONES (R)
2.25 Popalong (3) Presented by ROY CASTLE Written by ROBERT PENMAN Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Water Horse of Barra A Hebridean folk tale retold by WINIFRED FINLAY adapted by PADDY BECHELY (R)


Unknown: John Bett
Presented By: Roy Castle
Written By: Robert Penman
Unknown: Winifred Finlay
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session.
Serial: Watcher in the Shadows by GEOFFREY HOUSEHOLD abridged in nine episodes and read by David McAlister (1)
When, ten years after the War, someone tries to kill
Charles Dennim , it soon becomes clear that his wartime role as a British agent is catching up with him. But how, in peacetime, to lure the man into the open?
(Music: Wilson's Sinfonietta)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Geoffrey Household
Read By: David McAlister
Unknown: Charles Dennim

: The Afternoon Play

Jonathon George Can Walk on the Water by JULIET ACE
Kydleigh used to be a grimy fishing port. Now it has become a glamorous film set. Jonathon George is shocked by what he sees. He decides to do something about it.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBCBristoL Stereo
(Peter Jeffrey is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Jonathon George
Unknown: Barrie. William Eedle
Unknown: Trevor Nichols
Unknown: Conrad Phillips
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Jonathon: Peter Jeffrey
Rosie: Shirley Dixon
Reporter: Christlan Rodska
Landlady: June Tobin
Landlord: Eric Allan
Voices of Kydleigh: Juliet Ace

: 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 Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continuedon VHFiFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE (3) Stereo


Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow atl. 40 pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Drury
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 - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre, to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0 am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nigel Bradshaw

: The Tuesday Feature

The Thomas the Tank Engine Man
Thomas, Gordon, Henry and the Fat Controller are just a few of the Railway Series characters who have become near legends in the lifetime of their creator, The Rev W. Awdry. He now lives in retirement from parish work, but his stories chronicling life among the engines on the island of Sodor are as popular with children and their parents today as they were when first published in 1945. In recent years, Thomas's rise to television stardom has introduced a new dimension to the well-loved books. Brian Sibley meets The
Rev W. Awdry and looks at the man behind those really useful engines.
Readings from the Railway Series by ALISON DRAPER Producer JOHN FORREST Stereo
• HEAR THIS! page 11


Unknown: W. Awdry.
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: W. Awdry
Unknown: Alison Draper
Producer: John Forrest

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


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

The Artists of Terezin
Terezin (Theresienstadt), in Bohemia, was a ghetto created by the Nazis to deceive public opinion. There were shops, a coffee house and a special bank, while the SS even made a film showing happy Jews in a Jewish city. For the inmates, it was little more than a staging-post for Auschwitz. To propagate the lie, the Nazis permitted a lively cultural life.
Christopher Cook visits Terezin and talks to survivors of the ghetto about art, music and theatre created by artists facing almost certain death.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Love Child (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 Evolution: A Marxist View

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Hallo! Wie geht's?
12.30 3: Am Morgen Written by MILO SPERBER (R) and at 12.45 4: Zu Mittag Written by SONJA EICHHOLZ (R)
1.0 Graded Objectives: German Levels 3 and 4 (2)


Written By: Milo Sperber
Written By: Sonja Eichholz

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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