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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Head by DAVID SYMONDS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Unknown: David Symonds
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Lake Wobegon Days

Part 7

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts on a subject of current interest.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Last Thing at Night by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Rex Holdsworth
Will the 'hooded monk' appear when Molly and James spend the weekend at an isolated country cottage?
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Rex Holdsworth

: Daily Service

nem, p 42; In Christ there is no East or West (bp 38); Psalm 96; Acts 15, w 4-21; Lead us, 0 Father, in the paths of peace (BBC HB 308) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Unofficial Guide by SHIRLEY BARRIE with members of the BBC Radio Drama Company Claire is starting to think of herself as a spinster. While on holiday with her mother she meets a man who takes an interest in her. But can she trust him?
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Shirley Barrie
Directed By: Penny Gold
Claire: Natasha Pyne
Guy: Stuartorgan
Mother: Pauune Letts
Woman tourist: Deborah Makepeace
Courier: David Learner
Hotelier: Tim Reynolds
Marion: Sheila Grant

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside Presented by Peter France Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Semi-final 2:
West and North West
Chairman Robert Robinson Meg Hamilton
(local-history writer) Norman Livingston
(university administrator) Arthur Naylor
(retired schoolmaster)
Andrew Francis (lecturer) The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Meg Hamilton
Unknown: Norman Livingston
Unknown: Arthur Naylor
Unknown: Andrew Francis
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by tony AITKEN Stereo

: Woman's Hour

and Jenni Murray invite you to j oin them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial:
The Rising of the Moon (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Afternoon Play

Rollo Descending by COLIN HAYDN EVANS
Rollo has a wife, job, car - he even has personalised number plates - and he is heartily tired of being a success. However, he doesn't find it easy to stop being successful, especially when his wife, colleagues and friends see him in that role.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBCBristol Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Rollo: With Richard Pasco
Louise: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Peter: William Eedle

: News

: Soundings

Last in the present series in which a current religious or moral topic is examined. Your Good Health
Ted Harrison considers what we mean by 'good health'. Is it simply a matter of physical fitness or is it something that should involve body, mind and spirit?
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) revised


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Amanda Phillips

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Carole West continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.S5pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Last Link

Eric Robson presents a portrait of young British Jewry - a community in crisis.
The chain of Jewish family life stretches back for thousands of years. But many of today's young Jews are rejecting the religious traditions of their parents and wondering how, if at all, to express their own Jewishness. One in four
'marries out'. Some emigrate to Israel to be part of the Zionist dream. So could the teenage
Jews of London and Manchester be the last link in the chain? Researcher JUDI ROSE
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: South-east Europe Journey

The second of four programmes The Newspapers They Deserve Turkey leads the world with its hi-tech, full-colour newspaper industry. But the get-rich-quick philosophy of its publishers worries older journalists.
Julian Hale reports on the clash between the new pics 'n' captions journalism and the risky art of telling fully, frankly and elegantly all the news that's fit to pnnt.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.15 pm)


Unknown: Julian Hale
Producer: Anne Howells

: The Tuesday Feature

The Larks at Tangmere Sang Then
Is this our war, this sitting still?
NAAFI wads and long stewed tea,
Dropped and spilled for the 'scramble' bell,
Pilots hurtle skywards, we.... We sit and wait.
Before the last war, a young man called Eric Marsden joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve. Knowing that he could not become a pilot because of bad eyesight, he became an engine fitter servicing fighters and bombers. As part of the ground crew he watched the young pilots as the odds mounted against them. His feelings about the war, his sense of isolation and sometimes complete helplessness, overflowed into a notebook of poetry. Eric tells'his story. Producer ANGELA HIND Stereo


Unknown: Eric Marsden

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WIA 4WW (Send four 81 x 12saesfora year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Writers on Blue Paper

A series often short stories from different parts of the world 6:Prison Ramblingsby NDUBUISI ABAA from Nigeria Read by Ben Onukwe Locked in a cell, a prisoner considers his crime, and the motive for it - love.
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Ndubuisi Abaa
Read By: Ben Onukwe Locked
Producer: Jane Dauncey.

: Kaleidoscope

David Roper and Michael Oliver present tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: David Roper
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Kevin Jackson
Producers: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

All the Brave Promises (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits the first of eight small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TiMEs/Radio 4 Enterprise competition.
1: Neen Pain Management Systems
This pioneering husband and wife team have developed nerve stimulation equipment which is said to benefit thousands of chronic pain sufferers. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Science: Urban Geology

: * am News

followed by an interlude

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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