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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With CLARE DIXON. Stereo


Unknown: Clare Dixon.

: 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 Read by SIMON VANCE
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
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Andy Smith

: A Night to Remember

2: Send the Call for Assistance

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to question the experts
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from & Oam

: Morning Story The Debt Collectors

Read by Malcolm Hebden
'Henry turned the tap off so he could hear what the boy was up to. Singing? He squinted through the net curtains.
Justin was standing by the bin, a wary eye on the half-open door, singing just loud enough to be heard. And he was singing in tune, with a voice as sweet as a flute.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jenny Hursell
Read By: Malcolm Hebden

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Father of mercies, in' thy word (BBC HB 189); Psalm 119, w 17-24; Acts 17, w 10-21; Spread, 0 spread, thou mighty word (BBC HB 182). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre Vi Leaving

After 35 years as an office cleaner Vi has finished. She puts on the caftan her husband bought her on their last holiday together in Algeria and goes to her presentation.
BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Writer: Dave Sheasby
Director: Tony Cuff
Vi: Patsy Byrne
Susan: Eileen O'Brien
Janet: Lesley Nicol
Gary: David Fleeshman
Bernard: Paul Beringer
Hargreaves: Malcolm Hebden

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: 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 3:
North, Scotland and Wales Chairman Robert Robinson Martin Woodhead (wholefood grocer) Ian Wallace
(chartered accountant) Robert Close
(architectural historian) Evelyn Peachey (former teacher)
Including Beat the Brains
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: Martin Woodhead
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Evelyn Peachey
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Donald and the Smoky Smell. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

and Susan Marling invite you to 'have a nice day' and, among other things, find out what it takes to be kind to tourists Liverpudlian style. Serial:
The Rising of the Moon (7)


Unknown: Susan Marling

: The Afternoon Play Talk to the Pear Tree

by JAMES PETTIFER with and As long as they respect the Official Secrets Act no one questions what goes on among the families of those who work for government security. For Peter and Helen the strictures of such secrecy have become a way of life, pervasive, and now destructive.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL. Stereo


Unknown: James Pettifer
Directed By: Caroline Raphael.
Helen: Julia Swift
Peter: Peter Wight
Jake: Stuart Organ
Makely: Richardtate
MrHollom: Manning Wilson
Sarah/Mrs Allsop: Susie Brann
Hislop: Shaun Prendergast

: News

: Turn of the Tide

A six-part series in which Keith Ward, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Religion at King's College, London, challenges the popular assumption that Christianity in Britain is spiritually bankrupt and intellectually washed-out. Through conversations with leading scientists, philosophers and theologians, he argues that a significant rediscovery of the importance of Christian faith is now taking place.
1: Rationalism in Retreat
The institutional Church may be in decline, but what hope does the secular outlook offer? BBC Wales (R) revised

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM5.5Ø-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Rebels

A series of five biographies Written and presented by HughSykes
1: Albert Luthuli
'To the government he was a peculiarly dangerous man. He, more than any other South
African leader in the country's history, had profoundly affected the whites.'
Schoolteacher, Christian, Zulu chief, politician - Albert Luthuli fought a lifelong battle against racialism in South Africa, yet he consistently resisted violence, combining black nationalism with a belief in a Gandhi-style resistance. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960. He was my leader, my inspiration. (NELSON MANDELA) Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Albert Luthuli
Unknown: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: You Cant Be Serious....

Steve Race looks at the bizarre side of life.
In the first of five programmes Cheerfulness Breaks In BBC Bristol

: South-east Europe Journey

The third of four programmes Split - Between Tourism and Industry
For Yugoslavia, tourism may be what's needed to rescue a dangerously rocky economy.
Julian Hale travelled to Split, on the Adriatic coast, a town where the dilemma is at its most acute. Should old industries be revitalised or should the decks be cleared for foreigners? Or can the two options work together? Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 15 pm)


Unknown: Julian Hale
Producer: Anne Howells

: The Tuesday Feature

My Machine and I
For the last year Ted Harrison has spent two days a week attached to a kidney machine. He is one of the 3.350 patients currently awaiting a kidney transplant. He reports from the patient's point of view on the state of renal medicine, noting its undoubted achievements despite the politics of the Health Service and medical profession. And he asks, are all the people with kidney failure getting the treatment they need? Producer MARLENE PEASE
0 INFO: page 69


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: Marlene Pease

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White 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 Monday-Friday
Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch. BBC. London WIA 4WW (Send four 8j 12 saes for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Writers on Blue Paper

A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world 7: Roboma by SUMAN KAPOOR
Read by James Benson
A Japanese computer expert tries to bring up his baby daughter with a robot mother.... Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Read By: James Benson
Producer: Jane Dauncey.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

All the Brave Promises (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits another of the small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TIMES/ Radio 4 Enterprise competition. 2: Mr Wood 's Fossils
Edinburgh-based Stan Wood has successfully adapted his hobby of fossil-finding into a thriving business. His customers include leading British universities and museums.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Mr Wood
Unknown: Stan Wood
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Reading: Errors and Progress

: *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.

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