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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Bill Frost
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Bill Frost
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Lake Wobegon Days

Written and read in ten episodes by Garrison Keillor (10) (First broadcast as 'A Book at Bedtime')


Unknown: Garrison Keillor

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Virginia Holgate in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: In Keeping with Tradition

In the last of his series exploring long established keepers' crafts, Keith Allan goes to Tyneside to meet Robert Logan , a bonded warehouse keeper. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 4.45pm L W)


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Robert Logan

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3. 30pm)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Smallest Man in the World by CHRISTOPHER LEACH Read by David March
The Smallest Man sits in a fairground booth, drinking whisky and reading the classics. A drunk picks a quarrel, but the Smallest Man is beyond his insults - on the surface, at least. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Christopher Leach
Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p89; Lord of all, to whom alone (BBC HB 294); Psalm 23;
Acts 16, vv 11-24; 0 Jesus I have promised (BBC HB 360) Stereo

: Youthful, Rural and Broke

Last of six programmes
A farmer's son feels good when he's first allowed to use the tractor, but Dan Cherrington hadn't reckoned on meeting Old George, the Hereford bull.... BBCBristol


Unknown: Dan Cherrington

: Does He Take Sugar?

The first of four specials when the programme for disabled people reverses its usual role and takes the opportunity to try and tell 'the man in the street' a little about what living with a disability actually implies: you might be in for a surprise. In the first programme John Mills discusses with four members of PHAB (Physically Handicapped and Abled Bodied People) club pertinent issues of everyday life. Producer MARLENE PEASE
(Re-broadcast next Thursday)
0 INFO: page 75


Producer: Marlene Pease

: Don't Stop Now - It's Fundation

A non-stop comedy cabaret with Fundation:
TERRY MORRISON and MARYANNE MORGAN Written by FUNDATION with contributions from
Producer ALAN NIXON Stereo


Piano: Joe Griffiths
Piano: Gareth Hale
Piano: Norman Pace
Piano: Terry Morrison
Piano: Maryanne Morgan
Unknown: Charlie Adams.
Unknown: Geoffrey Atkinson
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by TONY AITKEN Stereo


Presented By: Tony Aitken

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse
A Crisis in the Convents?
The intake of candidates for religious life is slowing down, with fewer than 10,000 Roman Catholic women in Orders throughout the country.
Diane Shelley talks to nuns and novices about the shortage of new sisters.
Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Birmingham Serial:
The Rising of the Moon (5)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Talks: Diane Shelley
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: The Tortoise and the Hare

by ELIZABETH JENKINS dramatised in three parts by HALLAM TENNYSON (1)
Imogen appears to have the world on her side. She is young and beautiful; her husband successful and wealthy.
Although he too often finds fault with her, and her son pays her scant attention, surely it is inconceivable that her marriage should be threatened by a dowdy spinster of 50? Narrator ISABEL DEAN
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins
Narrator: Isabel Dean
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Imogen Gresham: Maureen O'Brien
Evelyn Gresham: Charles Kay
Blanche Silcox: Gwen Watford
Cecil Stonor: Joanna McCallum
Paul Nugent: Edward de Souza
Gavin Gresham: Danny Kodicek
Mrs Malpas: Sheila Grant
Primrose Nugent: Susie Brann
Corinne Leeper: Avril Clark
Tim Leeper: Jonny Lee Miller
Marcia Plender: Pauline Letts
Sir Joshua: Gordon Reid

: News

: Film of the Book

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 2: Rebecca
A celebrated dream taking us, and the heroine, back to Manderley, is the shared beginning of both
Alfred Hitchcock 's film of Rebecca and Daphne du Maurier's novel. But what follows is entirely different. Christopher Cook considers these differences between du Maurier's original story and Hitchcock's film version, with soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Joanna David. Producer WENDY CLAY


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Book By: Joanna David.
Producer: Wendy Clay

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with Peter Donaldson including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Waterlines

Come and test the water with Cliff Michelmore and discover some events and sporting activities taking place in, on, or under the water. Dilly Barlow will be keeping up to date with all the latest news of the water world.


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Caroune Elliot

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: The Black Sheep of the Family

They called him 'the sad-eyed, wavy-haired Adonis': Fred Barnes -the man who tried to sell pound notes for tuppence each in Trafalgar Square.
He was one of the top music-hall stars of his day with hit songs like 'Give me the moonlight' and 'On Mother Kelly's doorstep'. But Fred's drinking, his extravagant behaviour, and his homosexuality were to lead to his downfall.
Singing duo Al and Dave Sealey (Cosmotheka) reveal his tragic story.
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham


Producer: Brian King

: Devon Journeys

From Totnes, Tom Salmon takes a trip down the River Dart and then into the South Hams. He hears about the disaster that befell American troops as they practised for the invasion of Europe in 1944, and visits Burgh Island and the National Shire Horse Centre.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow)


Unknown: Tom Salmon
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope in Edinburgh

Michael Oliver presents news and reviews from the 1986 Edinburgh
International Festival - Andrzej Wajda 's staging of Crime and Punishment, an Ingmar Bergman theatre production from Bavaria and highlights from the Fringe.
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Andrzej Wajda
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

All the Brave Promises (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Aspects of the Fringe

The first of three programmes of songs sketches and stand-up - a selection of the best of the 1986 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at
5.25pm LW)


Producer: Paul Spencer

: * 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.

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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