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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Michael Child

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Penge Papers

4: 'Making a purchase at Chubbs department store was a very deliberate business. Something like buying a pig in West
Donegal. Choice was not a problem of course, since the range in most departments was not so much narrow as microscopic.'

: News

: In Business

: The Natural History Programme

How can farms be made attractive to wildlife? How do farmers feel about the way they are regarded by the public? Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway visit the Bath and West Show to answer these and other questions. Producer MILES BARTON


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: Medicine Now

(Broadcaston Tuesday at 8.0pm)

: Morning Story

Read by Patrick Brannigan
'Poor folk like us were adept in the art of getting along on little, but living on nothing is something only fairies can accomplish.
It was a Wednesday morning. I was up early because a gnawing at the pit of my stomach would not permit me to sleep.
"Is there any hope today?" I asked mother, as I was about to start for work.
"Oh ay, dear," she said cheerfully.
"There's always the chance of a miracle.'"


Read By: Patrick Brannigan
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: An Act of Worship

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

: Analysis

: Time for Verse

20th-Century War Poetry
Six programmes compiled and presented by Andrew Motion 1: World War 1, 1914-18 Readers RONALD PICKUP and GEOFFREY BEEVERS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Presented By: Andrew Motion
Readers: Ronald Pickup
Readers: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
For Fact Sheet No 21, giving details of this week's programmes, write, enclosing an SAE, to: [address removed]


Presented By: John Howard

: First Night Impressions


: 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

: Listening Corner



Presented By: Louis Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Cooks' Tours:
Italian cookery writer Valentina Harris answers the first of a series of listeners' requests for lost holiday recipes. Today it's a dish with an 'extraordinary combination of aubergines and chocolate', from Sicily.
Serial: Among the Quiet Folks 4: The Octopus


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Valentina Harris

: The Afternoon Play: Strike - Early Doors

by Michael Toft

Ronnie Ashworth is a Yorkshire miner who believes passionately in the 1984 strike, no matter what it costs him and his family. His younger brother Paul isn't so convinced. Their differences reach a crisis on their first picket in Nottinghamshire.


Writer: Michael Toft
Director: Tony Cliff
Ronnie: Paul Copley
Amy: Shirley E. Jones
Paul: John Graham Davies
Debra: Barbara Marten
Albert: Gerry Kersey
Dave: Paul Elsam
Colin: Colin Meredith
Mick: Finetime Fontayne
Norman: Graham Roberts
Greg: Christopher Larner
Harold: Edward Peel
Ken: David Fleeshman
Justina: Sue Jenkins
Betty: Allyson Lee

: News

: Bookshelf

'On the morning of 19 August
1936, in the hills above Granada, near to a spring, called the Fountain of Tears, four men were shot dead. Two were thought to be small-time bullfighters, one a schoolmaster, with only one leg, and the fourth wore an artist's 's bow tie. '
Trader Faulkner, together with Ian Gibson ,
Helen Oppenheimer.
Gwynne Edwards and Natalia Jimenez de Cossio explore the life and work of Spain's greatest 20th-century poet and dramatist who was killed, at the age of 38, just half a century ago - Federico Garcia Lorca.
Introduced by Hunter Davies Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Ian Gibson
Unknown: Helen Oppenheimer.
Unknown: Gwynne Edwards
Unknown: Natalia Jimenez de Cossio
Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca.
Introduced By: Hunter Davies
Producer: John Powell

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 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

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


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patrlcia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Allson Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bobarnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chrls Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sarah Coward
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Tim Beec ham: David Parfitt

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Bitter Harvest

British, and European, agriculture is a victim of its own success. Financial encouragement and technological advance have been embraced but the result today is that too much food is being produced and the cost of storing surpluses is getting out of hand. Bitter Harvest looks at the history behind the success story that's going wrong, discusses what can be done to correct the balance between supply and demand, and ponders the future for farmers.


Producer: Allan Wright

: 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:


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Derek Jones , honorary spokesman for the natural world, bids for some stories, personalities and sounds from the West Country. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Short Stories by ELIZABETH BOWEN 2: Her Table Spread
The castle belonged to Miss
Cuffe. They were all her guests and tonight there was a destroyer in the estuary.


Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Gentlemen's Clubs

Liverpool's two most famous clubs are Everton and Liverpool FC, but the city also has a number of long-established gentlemen's clubs, some of which date from the 18th century. Ray D'Arcy meets and talks to members about the role of the clubs in the life of Liverpool.


Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Open University

11.30 Organic Chemistry
11.50 Policy Making in Education

: News

followed by an interlude
VHF/FM joins at 12.10 am

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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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