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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Conversation with Libby Purves and others.
Including a birthday guest Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Sid Robertson and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time,
BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Someone from the Old Days by BRENDAN J. MURPHY
Read by Denys Hawthorne The famous author is at a book-signing. Film rights are in the air. But who is the man in the old mac, and why is his presence so disturbing? Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Brendan J. Murphy
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 13; 0 worship the Lord (BBC HB 267); Psalm 112;
Ezekiel 36, vv 22-28; The Lord is king (BBC HB 26) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Great Numbers Shenanigan (3) with IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 3: Barley Street Dump Decision day! Written by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo
11.45 Singing Along (3) Presented by david HYDE and BARBARA SWEENEY Producer KATE WALKER Stereo


Written By: Alan Lambert
Presented By: David Hyde
Presented By: Barbara Sweeney
Producer: Kate Walker

: Letter to the World

A centenary celebration of the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson (1830-86)


Unknown: Emily Dickinson

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

In this series of six programmes Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. 5:Bound for America
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Suzanne Burden
Unknown: Fanny Kemble.
Unknown: Gough Producer Gillian

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls some of the places he has visited and the people he has met in a quarter of a century of jaunting. This week: Malaya


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today: Bright and Breezy by JOHN BETT (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Woodland Stereo
2.20 Discovery Food by BOB DOCHERTY Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Gunderstridge by R. C SCRIVEN (R)
2.50 Something to Think About It Makes Me Laugh by PETER BOND


Unknown: John Bett
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: R. C Scriven
Unknown: Peter Bond

: 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:
Watcher in the Shadows (2)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

In His Hands by PAUL BOND Robert Silvermann is an eminent and much-respected surgeon. He lives for his work. One day he notices that his hands show all the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. For months he keeps the secret to himself, unable to face the future without his work.
Finally, one of his patients provides the solution, and at last he faces up to his problem.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Bond
Unknown: Robert Silvermann
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Robert Silvermann: Jonathan Newth
Hisako: Fiona Walker
Julian Connaught: Christopher Ravenscroft
Harry Jackson/Mooney: Cliff Howells
Audrey/Joanie: Rosalie Williams
Alison: Dorcas Morgan
SidBenson: James Tomunson
Emma Green: Jonquille Chantrey

: English Now

The programme for anyone interested in the English language
Jemima. Daniel, Spot,
Dunroamin', Red Rum, North Utsire, SS Britannia - we have names for everybody and almost everything.
David Crystal looks at how we choose names and talks to Leslie Dunkling , author of The Guinness Book of Names. Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Leslie Dunkling
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Not the Edinburgh Festival
The Glasgow Mayfest is into its fourth year, and what started as an idea from the trade unions has built into a three-week festival of street theatre, international companies, dance, art - a community celebration. Joyce McMillan reports.


Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM 5. 50-5. 55 pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: First Night Impressions

Robert Cushman presents his personal view of the British theatre during his period as drama critic of The Observer from 1973 to 1984. 4: Playwrights
He talks to Michael Blakemore David Edgar , Michael Frayn Simon Gray , Trevor Griffiths Peter Nichols , Michael Rudman. Tom Stoppard with performance extracts from Privates on Parade (DENIS QUILLEY)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Michael Blakemore
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Simon Gray
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Michael Rudman.
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith goes into the world of business to report on the initiatives being taken and the problems being faced in all areas of activity across the country.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Peter Smith

: Groundswell

Wildlife or whisky? Geese or jobs? That was the argument last year on the Scottish island of Islay after Friends of the Earth was accused of caring more about peat bogs than the islanders' livelihoods.
But not everyone stands to lose if whisky distilling and farming give way to nature conservation. Big subsidies could come flying in on the wings of those Greenland geese and some of the people making the loudest protests know it very well.
Groundswell investigates. Presenter Hugh Sykes Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
(Re-broadcast nert Saturday)


Presenter: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Analysis

Costing Excellence
Higher education in this country is now in jeopardy, according to university vice-chancellors. But. is it? Or are they, for the first time, being asked to face up to the costs of teaching and research as government demands more accountability and better value for money?
John Eidinow reports on morale, funding and standards in the universities and polytechnics as they prepare for more cuts.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11. 0 am)


Unknown: John Eidinow
Producer: Anne Winder

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Price of Houses by GWEN CHERRELL. Stereo


Unknown: Gwen Cherrell.

: Adventure

Presenter Mike Hollingworth


Presenter: Mike Hollingworth

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer KEVIN JACKSON
(Revre-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Love Child (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 17th-century England: Hobbes
11.50 The Autonomy of the State

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Hallo! Wie geht's?
12.30 5: Abends Written by CARL DUERING (R) and at 12.45
6: Schule muss auch sein Written by GEROLD DEFFNER (R)
1.0 Graded Objectives: German: Levels 3 and 4 (3)


Written By: Carl Duering
Written By: Gerold Deffner

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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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