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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With THE RT REV MICHAEL BAUGHEN , Bishop of Chester. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Baughen

: 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: Garry Richardson

: News

: In Business

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard A preview of next year's primary programmes of special interest to teachers Presented by DIANE WILMER. Stereo For further information ring School Radio Enquiries on [number removed]
9.10 A Service for Schools An outside broadcast from the National Garden Festival, Stoke-on-Trent The Story of Timothy Trow by ARTHUR WOOD
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 Handles (3) by JAN MARK
9.50 First Steps in Drama Pirates and the Sea On the Island by MARY BURNEY and LIZ PINDAR (R)
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Introduced by JOHN TETHER (14)


Presented By: Diane Wilmer.
Unknown: Timothy Trow
Unknown: Arthur Wood
Unknown: Jan Mark
Unknown: Mary Burney
Unknown: Liz Pindar
Introduced By: John Tether

: The Natural History Programme

Oman is known for its oil and its deserts - not for ancient woodlands and mudflats teeming with flamingos.
Paul Munton , who has just returned from Oman, talks to Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway about the rich fauna and flora of the Wahiba Sands, including the white-tailed mongoose and its relationship with the knarled prosopis tree.
Producer MILES BARTON. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Paul Munton
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Question and Answer by JILL SUMNER
Read by Marcella Evaristi
Seventy years after the Battle of the Somme. a journey to the grave of Miss Tarrant's fiance raises questions and suggests answers.
BBC Scotland


Unknown: Jill Sumner
Read By: Marcella Evaristi
Producer: John Arnott.

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard A preview of next year's secondary programmes of special interest to teachers Presented by NICK BAKER. Stereo
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Strasburg Another visit to the European Youth Centre - but where is Strasburg? What's the difference between the Council of Europe and the EEC? How can the European Court of Human Rights help you? Presented by PHIL KORBEL , Stereo


Presented By: Nick Baker.
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Phil Korbel

: Analysis

: Time for Verse

The last of seven programmes compiled and presented by John Heath -Stubbs Dreams
BBC Bristol


Presented By: John Heath
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Readers: Stephen Thorne
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 20, write to: You and Yours, BBC. Room 726
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: First Night Impressions


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mr Corkingdale and the Dentist Bird by WILLIAM RANKIN (R)
2.5 The Song Tree The Fantastic Fish Tank ' Fantasy (4) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR i With PYEWACKETT : Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language Echo and Narcissus by LEON GARFIELD
2.40 Make Up Your Mind This week: Star Wars Presented by SUSIE GRANT To take part in the poll. or for the broadcast notes, send 84 x 12SAEto: Make Up Your Mind, [address removed]


Unknown: Mr Corkingdale
Unknown: William Rankin
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Presented By: Susie Grant

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor with an action-packed session of ideas and emotions, news and views - and the latest report on the Woman's Hour Red Cross Sudan Appeal. Serial:
Watcher in the Shadows (8)
0 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Purely from Principle in her own play
Joan is a single parent and by her own admission a far from perfect one. But she was determined to bring her son up to be honest and to stand on his own two feet. So, what went wrong?
Directed by JOHN CARDY. Stereo (R)


Directed By: John Cardy.
Joan Wilson: Lynne Reid Banks
Stephen: With Philip Barnes
Sharon: Linda Cray
Ramsay: Bernard Brown
Mrs Dawson: Margot Boyd
Lyn: Melissa Katsoulis
Solicitor: Geoffrey Collins
Clerk: Moir Leslie
Magistrates: Jane Wenham

: News

: Bookshelf

with Hunter Davies
Word processors: writers' boon or bane of their existence? Sarah Dunant sorts out devotees from detractors, including Kingsley Amis and Len Deighton.
Plus Bamber Gascoigne on his new theological extravaganza God Streuth.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Len Deighton.
Unknown: Bamber Gascoigne
Unknown: Cod Streuth.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jackmay
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
ColDanby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Mexican Journey

The last of four programmes by Hugh O'Shaughnessy Mexico in the World
'On the frontier between
Laredo and Nuevo Laredo you find yourself on the border of two worlds.'
The geography of the Americas has put Mexico in an ideal position to influence political events in the region, and to mediate between the USA and the Central American states. Recently, though, Mexico's importance to the whole of the developed world has increased dramatically as a result of its huge debt to foreign banks.
Producer MICK WEBB
For book list, send SAE to: Mexican Journey, [address removed]


Producer: Mick Webb

: Singer's Choice

The last in a series of six programmes in which the tenor and opera producer Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers, with recordings. Ettore Bastianini
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Ettore Bastianini
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: Profile

The last of the present series A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House
London W1A 4WW. Phone [number removed]Lines openfrom 10.0am to 5.0pm


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Girl in His Past (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 No More Glittering Prizes
11.50 Policy Making in Education

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Help Yourself to Biology: Human Physiology by PETER WARD
12.30 The capillary network - a leaky system (R) and at 12.50 The circulation system at work (R)


Unknown: Peter Ward

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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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