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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Donald Anderson.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe
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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Lake Wobegon Days

Part 4

: News

: Safe In Our Hands?

In the first of a series of four programmes on the politics of health in Britain, the BBC's
Medical Correspondent, Clive Cookson , examines some of the controversies surrounding the financing of the National Health Service.
Why do 'efficiency savings' mean dirty wards to some people and improved patient care to others? Should doctors be made accountable for the cost of treating their patients, and why does no one in the NHS know the true cost of an appendectomy or a hip operation?


Unknown: Clive Cookson
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Pirate Radio 4

Steve Blacknell takes over the airwaves to present fast-moving entertainment, including live comedy from Tandemomum, and jingles from the Mint Juleps. Also competitions, games, quizzes and special guests Producers PAUL SPENCER and JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo


Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Producers: Paul Spencer

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway
Do humans have a greater ability to detect and appreciate odours than we realise?
Professor Mike Stoddart reports from the Psychology of Perfumery conference. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Professor Mike Stoddart

: The Good Book

: Morning Story

No Time to be Laughing by DEBBIE COOK
Read by Lesley Saweard
When the Minister heard the news of Lizzie McKance 's death, his wife reminded him there were relatives who should be informed. A disturbing thought entered his head. 'But what's to be done about Jeannie?'


Unknown: Debbie Cook
Read By: Lesley Saweard
Unknown: Lizzie McKance
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship


: Time for Verse

The last of five programmes from Dublin in which
Aidan Carl Mathews discusses politics and poetry.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Aidan Carl Mathews
Readers: Conor Farrington
Readers: Daniel Reardon
Readers: Deirdre O'Meara
Producer: Alec Reid.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Trivia Test Match

Stereo (Broadcast yesterday at 6.30pm)

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly and the Ice-cream Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Sir Kenneth Newman , Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Serial:
The Custom of the Country (14)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Sir Kenneth Newman

: The Afternoon Play

Troubled by the Scenery by HOWARD WAKELING
The Isle of Skye was Sheila's second home. Now a widow, she returns to the island, but it does not offer the comfort she expected.
A visit by her daughter threatens all hope of peace.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo (R)


Unknown: Howard Wakeling
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Sheila: With Gwen Watford
Lally: Gudrun Ure
Mami: Sian Thomas
Bobs: And Leila Bertrand

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Paula Gosling and Derek Robinson to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Paula Gosling
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Welsh Arts Week

The Old Deep
Lane Arthur Machen is widely recognised as the father of the modem horror novel and the inspiration of many of today's writers of terror. He drew his
, own inspiration from the haunting landscapes of his native Gwent.
Phil Rickman treads the old deep lane that led to Machen's Caerleon - Isca Silurium.
Producer MARK OWEN. BBC Wales


Unknown: Lane Arthur MacHen
Unknown: Isca Silurium.
Producer: Mark Owen.

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACM1LLAN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Julian Spilsbury
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: 1886

Stanley Williamson discovers how provincial papers reflected the lives of the people of Chester 100 years ago. Readers
DELIA CORRIE and GEOFFREY BANKS Producer Gillian HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Readers: Delia Corrie
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Iron Curtain Call

by Bob Sinfield
The Cambridge Footlights Revue
Starring The Class of 33: Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, and Guy Burgess
With Richard Denning as Philby, David Gooderson as Maclean, Richard Frost as Burgess and Barbara Rosenblat as the women they found superfluous.

Hear This! page 13


Writer: Bob Sinfield
Music composed by: Geoffrey Wright
Music played by: Jonathan Gee
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Kim Philby: Richard Denning
Donald Maclean: David Gooderson
Guy Burgess: Richard Frost
The women they found superfluous: Barbara Rosenblat

: The Queen of the Sea

Fifty years ago, the new
Cunarder, Queen Mary, won the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing.
Anne Brown recalls how the biggest and most luxurious passenger liner in the world came to be conceived and built in the Depression. Producer ROY SAATCHI
BBC Birmingham (R) revised


Unknown: Anne Brown
Producer: Roy Saatchi

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE Phone [number removed]from
10.0am to 5.0pm


Presented By: John Mills

: The Archive Auction

Gerald Priestland visits the Sound Archives in search of alternative ways of raising money for the BBC.


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Producer: Bridget Carter

: Welsh Arts Week

Paradise Regained?
As everyone in Wales knows, Welsh is the language of Heaven. Yet, today, only one Welsh person in five is on speaking terms with the Almighty. Time after time the last rites have been performed: why, then, the resurrection of today? Why are so many people learning Welsh? Why are so many of them not Welsh?
Professor Gwyn A. Williams , who is slowly re-establishing contact with the Almighty, seeks high and low for the answer.
Producer SIAN LLOYD. BBC Wales


Unknown: Professor Gwyn A. Williams
Producer: Sian Lloyd.

: A Book at Bedtime

Under a Monsoon Cloud (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 Arts: Measure for Measure
11.50 The Radical 1790s

: Hot Air....

Over Rhondda
Balloonist Anthony Smith takes historian Richard Keene for a view of the South Wales coalfield - and a close encounter with a local rugby club! Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Richard Keene

: 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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