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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With CLARE DIXON. Stereo


Unknown: Clare Dixon.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Night to Remember

3: God Himself Could Not Sink This Ship

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare talks to Mrs Wendy Savage


Talks: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Mrs Wendy Savage

: The Good Woman

'Larry Dodd sprang forward with open arms, and clasped in them - a woman, it is true - but a woman without any lips to kiss, by reason of her having no head! "Murder!" cried he. "Well, that accounts for her not speaking".'
A tale about the Irish Dullahan, a headless person as recounted in 1828 by THOMAS CROFTON CROKER Read by Aingeal Grehan Producer DAVID BYERS. Stereo
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Larry Dodd
Unknown: Thomas Crofton Croker
Read By: Aingeal Grehan
Producer: David Byers.

: Picnics

3: The Yawn Chorus
In the early hours, in a suburb of Birmingham, Susan Marling listens to the dawn chorus and shares a picnic breakfast with a group who reveal their fears for, and passionate enjoyment of, the fragile urban countryside. Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Morning Story

Parting Shot by MALCOLM SIBLEY
Read by John Westbrook Kruger's camera has photographed every war, famine and disaster for the last 12 years. Now Kruger has a new assignment ...


Unknown: Malcolm Sibley
Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; 0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC HB 14); Psalm 126; Acts 17, vv 22-32; Christ is the world's light (BP 9). Stereo

: Earthquake UK

: Last Words

Sir Peter Parker reveals to Ron Alldridge the three
'secrets of life' he would feel compelled to pass on to his nearest and dearest, if he knew he had but ten minutes left on Earth.


Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Donald and the Secret. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Susan Marling S&ial:
The Rising of the Moon (8)


Introduced By: Susan Marling

: The Afternoon Play

Three Points of Contact by CHARLES RYDER
Jerry is an unemployed graduate with a third-class degree in sociology and lots of optimistic theories about the value of outdoor activities for delinquent youngsters.
When he takes three teenagers to Wales, his ideas are tested to destruction.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Ryder
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Mr Jackson: James Tomlinson
Jerry: Nicholas Fry
Barry: Pearce Quigley
Norris: Derek Hicks
Spud: Simon Bleakley
Rescuer: Laurence Kenny

: Letter from the Sticks

David Bean dispatches a personal report on rural life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: News

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. 3: A Trip on the New Railway Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)

: Edinburgh Extra

Paul Allen reports from the 1986 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe, including opera from
Leningrad and drama from Spain.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: 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 PAUUNE BUSHNELL including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team Captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton
Spinners Sir Brian Rix and Henry Kelly
Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow 12.27)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Sir Brian Rix
Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Statisticians Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Safe in Our Hands?

In the third of four programmes on the politics of health in Britain Clive Cookson examines the politics of prevention, priorities and prescribing.
Which are the Cinderella areas of health prevention? Who decides, and how, whether more money should be devoted to the search for a cure for AIDS than to research on ways of caring for the elderly? And why, in some hospitals, do one in ten patients find themselves there because of treatment from the very drugs which were meant to cure them? Producer OLIVIA SEUGMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am)


Producer: Olivia Seugman

: Never the Same Again

In the first of four programmes
JENNI MILLS traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
'I'm Sorry, Ma 'am, It Is Your Boy....'
In 1983 12-year-old Craig was killed in a road accident.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (R) (Broadcast on Saturday at 4.0pm VHF/FMaspart of 'Options


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Up and Away

By the end of the century there may be some very strange shapes flying in the skies: aircraft with twin fuselages, planes with oblique swing-wings, and even 2,000-seater flying wings!
Alun Lewis discusses with engineers and designers from Boeing, Airbus Industries, Lockheed, Rolls-Royce and NASA the technical dreams and the economic realities for passenger aircraft in the 21st century.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julian Brown

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Vi Leaving by DAVE SHEASBY


Unknown: Dave Sheasby

: A Night Out

Phil Smith goes prowling at unsociable hours and finds all manner of people awake ... 4: The Night of the Beef Stroganoff Incident Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer ANNE WINDER
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

All the Brave Promises (8)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Mischief Makers

Five studies in talent and perversity 3: Frank Harris
Harris wanted to be a great man of letters and for a time was a good editor and an influential critic. But he ended his life impoverished and embittered, writing his own pornographic memoirs.
Celia Toynbee tells his remarkable story, together with his biographer Philippa Pullar , Michael Holroyd and the views of Gerald Hamilton
(Isherwood's Mr Norris ) and Enid Bagnold , whom Harris seduced in an upper room at the Cafe Royal.


Unknown: Frank Harris
Unknown: Celia Toynbee
Unknown: Philippa Pullar
Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Gerald Hamilton
Unknown: Mr Norris
Unknown: Enid Bagnold

: Open University

11.30 The Trials of Bunyan
11.50 Acts, Actions and Meanings

: *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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