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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with BOB JEFFERY. Stereo


Unknown: Bob Jeffery.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with JEREMY BOWEN
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
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Conversation with Libby Purves and others.
Including a Birthday Guest. Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward 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: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Read by Hugh Dickson
A spy story of sorts, including a murder-by-mistake, and a very enterprising young officer who has to deal with it. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 11; 0 praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 279); Psalm 100;
Hebrews 3, vv 1-10; Lift up your hearts (BBC HB 326) Stereo

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers.
Questions, on postcards only. please, to: Enquire Within,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Alistair Cooke's American Collection

Alistair Cooke presents a selection of favourite records. Nothing But the Blues
A programme dedicated to the memory of Philip Larkin for whom it was made. Producer ALAN OWEN


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Alan Owen

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

3: King Jolly and the Snow (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Serial: The Village Doctor (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play: The Therapists

A verse play.
Drizzlecoombe, a farmhouse on the moors, runs a course offering therapy at a spot 'as altered as possible from their clients' normal lot'. Sir James Canthium, captain of industry, arrives just when they are two teachers short. Observing the crisis are Harmony, Energy, Nature, a raven and an otter.


Writer: Mark Beeson
Music: Ilona Sekacz
Director: Richard Wortley
Sir James Canthium: Edward De Souza
Caroline: Jane Knowles
Timothy: Jonathan Tafler
Harmony: Melinda Walker
Energy: Helena Breck
Nature: Sheila Grant
Body: William Eedle
Augusta: Deborah Makepeace
Raven: Shaun Prendergast
Otter: Trevor Nichols

: English Now

David Crystal looks at some of the letters received from listeners to the current series, and announces two English Now competition results. Producer ALAN WILDING


Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Centres of Excellence?
Shopping centres are the 20th-century equivalent of medieval cathedrals.
Do they reach, or aspire to, the same high standards of architectural and artistic excellence?
Gillian Darley reports on changing fashions in the world of the shopping mall. Producer RICHARD DUNN


Unknown: Gillian Darley
Producer: Richard Dunn

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Quote ... Unquote

Going rattin 'Harris?
Who said it and what on earth did they mean by it?
Nigel Rees puts the questions to Sir David Hunt
Peter Jeffrey , Miles Kington and Fred Trueman Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Sir David Hunt
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

Margo MacDonald investigates a case from her postbag of listeners' grievances about major abuses.
The programme exposes serious cases of injustice, incompetence, fraud, victimisation, bureaucratic bungling and environmental and health hazards. It is aimed particularly at victims who have been beaten by the system and, through no fault of their own, have been unable to get things put right.
If you have suffered a serious wrong at the hands of others, have any information about systematic offences against the public interest, or know of people who are abusing positions of trust, or who are failing those in their care. write to:
[address removed]
Production team
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5am)
●FEATURE: page 11


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Unknown: Sharon Banoff.
Unknown: Graham Ellis
Unknown: Robert Del Maestro.
Unknown: Simon Westrop
Editor: Ken Vass

: Caribbean Focus

The second of four programmes in which Juliet Alexander investigates what lies beyond the beaches, the folklore, the carnivals, even the cricket. Island Campus
A university founded jointly by 14 nation states, with faculties in three of them linked by communication satellite, faces unusual opportunities and problems. As the academic year draws to a close many long-term projects continue, ranging from research into tropical diseases to the compilation of a dictionary of Caribbean English.
Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS Book list available from:
[address removed]
Please send a SAE (12 * 8i)


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: Analysis

Stands Scotland Where it Did? What are the chances of the Scots getting their own
Assembly? Polls show massive support for some form of devolution. The Scottish TUC and all the political parties, except the Conservatives, are in favour of an Assembly. But what powers should it have and would it work economically? David Wheeler reports. Producer ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: David Wheeler
Producer: Anne Winder

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Full Fathom Five by MICHAEL ROBSON Stereo


Unknown: Michael Robson

: Coventry Sent to Coventry

Colin Semper continues his exploration of the recent history of the city with some of its leaders. This evening he talks to Tom White , until recently Director of Coventry's Social Services.
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Colin Semper
Unknown: Tom White
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Still Life (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Milton's Readers
11.50 Language and Authority

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

This week: programmes affected by transmitter breakdown earlier in the term may be re-broadcast.

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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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