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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A selection of music
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

This week reports on farming in Finland.
Presented and produced by Allan Wright
(Revised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Produced By: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks with Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

Bruno's World Title Tilt: can 'big Frank' power his way to a Heavyweight boxing crown at Wembley?
115th Open Golf Championship: who'll outswing the best in the world on the rich greens of Tumberry?
Davis Cup Tennis: will the presence of Andrew Castle be enough to stonewall the Aussies as they fire their big guns across the net at Wimbledon?
Tony Adamson looks on Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Tony Adamson
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: News

: Everyman's Guide to Mornington Crescent

Raymond Baxter presents a two-part examination of The Greatest Game on Earth with contributions from expert players Willie Rushton Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke -Taylor and Barry Cryer
1: The History of the Game


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News Stand

Presented by Francis Wheen Producer JENNY DANKS


Presented By: Francis Wheen
Producer: Jenny Danks

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by George Jones ,
Political Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph


Presented By: George Jones
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin with Robert Elms
Victoria Mather , Stephen Fry Plus Nigel Farrell , who continues his Great Bus
Journeys of Our Time and the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Plus Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Culinary Characters

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

A look back at the week's news with a touch of patricide.
Punch's Fred Ingrams joins his boss Alan Coren on the other side of the fence, while his father Richard Ingrams of Private Eye teams up with the Telegraph's Gillian Reynolds to see who knows more about the last seven days.
Only chairman Barry Took stands between the two teams and a fair result.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Fred Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Lynda Chalker , mp
Alan Watson , Peter Snape , mp Esther Rantzen


Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Peter Snape
Unknown: Esther Rantzen

: The Afternoon Play

Naming the Names by ANNE DEVLIN
Finn, a young woman in her early 30s, is curiously withdrawn. Someone or something in her past has caused her to lock away her mind, to protect herself from pain.
When Henry Kirk , a beautiful, vulnerable young man, enters her life she finds that he has a strange power over her.... Directed by SUSAN HOGG


Unknown: Anne Devlin
Unknown: Henry Kirk
Directed By: Susan Hogg

: Dear Fred.... Dear Moor

Hazel Lewthwaite selects from the correspondence between


Unknown: Hazel Lewthwaite
Unknown: Karl Marx.

: The Saturday Feature

Going West: A Journey into the American Farm Crisis
Hundreds of rural communities across the Midwest are dwindling, and many farming families may lose their land and their homes.
To find out why times are so hard down on the farm,
John Roberts drove West from Chicago across the Corn Belt to meet the people caught up in rural distress.
Producer PETER DAY (R)


Unknown: John Roberts

: Options

4.0 Ray Gosling Gets A Taste of.... Four languages of universal importance spoken in Britain 1: Chinese In the week of the New Year (the Year of the Tiger) RAY GOSLING visited a Chinese dentist in London's Chinatown and took the tape recording to Chinese specialist DR HUGH BAKER. Producer JENNY LO (R) For free information leaflet send a SAE (8 » 12) to: [address removed]
4.30 Victorian Values The last of six programmes The Gospel of Work TERRY JONES discusses the importance of work in Victorian society with RAPHAEL SAMUEL. Producer JUDE HOWELLS (R) (E)
5.0 Modern European Authors Ten programmes on some of Europe's most admired 20th-century writers 2: Simone de Beauvoir Feminist, novelist, philosopher, autobiographer - and the person closest to Jean-Paul Sartre. Presented by RONALD HAYMAN Readers PRUNELLA SCALES and JOHN FORBES-ROBERTSON Producer NICOLE CHURCH (R)
5.30 New series Back on Course All over Britain mature people of all ages are 'going back to school' to pick up new skills and improve their job prospects - and are finding it enjoyable and worthwhile. In the first of six programmes, MARGARET KORVING talks to some of them about what they are doing and why.


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Dr Hugh Baker.
Producer: Jenny Lo
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Raphael Samuel.
Producer: Jude Howells
Presented By: Ronald Hayman
Readers: Prunella Scales
Readers: John Forbes-Robertson
Producer: Nicole Church
Talks: Margaret Korving

: In Keeping with Tradition

Keith Allan visits Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire.


Unknown: Keith Allan

: The Living World

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

: News

with PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Peter Skellern
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Shadows in the Sun by J. R. DEVLIN with Two weeks of pleasure in the foreign city of Athens are what Bob, Ada, Norman and Mavis are seeking from their package holiday.... But the young man travelling with them has a more sinister motive for returning to Greece.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: J. R. Devlin
Directed By: Philip Martin
Alekos: Michael Hadley
Bob/Yiannis: Ronald Herdman
Ada: Joyce Gibbs
Norman: Dave Mitty
Mavis: Barbara Atkinson
Mannos: Terry Molloy
Zarkos: Edwin Richfield
Costas: Manning Wilson
Vassilis: George Parsons
Demitrios: Kim Durham
Andreas: Jonathan Owen
Stefana/Tour guide: Carina Wyeth

: Eye Witness

A correspondent's view of world events as they happened.
Anthony Lawrence was one of the first reporters allowed into China after the Cultural Revolution.


Unknown: Anthony Lawrence

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

A Very Private Enterprise by ELIZABETH IRONSIDE abridged in seven parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Lewis Fiander
4: The Russian Counsellor Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Elizabeth Ironside
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Evening Service

Judge eternal, throned in splendour (BBC HB 393);
He that shall endure to the end (Mendelssohn); John 17, vv6-19; Soldiers, who are Christ's below (BBC HB 337). Stereo

: The Good Book

Brian Redhead continues his investigation of the world's most misquoted book.
The Bridge between Dreams
In the third of 13 programmes, he follows Joseph, the master of dreams and granaries, into the land of Egypt and examines the story of Exodus. Did the plagues really happen and, if so, when? Was there ever a tongue-tied slave leader called Moses, who talked to God, got the better of the Pharaoh, and who had a bewilderingly bad sense of direction?


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Reader: Tessa Worsley
Reader: Researcher Michael Wakelin

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Don't Stop Now-It's Fundation

(Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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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