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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Clare Dixon

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Bill Frost,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Bill Frost
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Night to Remember

5: 1 Believe She's Gone, Hardy

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jane Lapotaire in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: I Should Say So: 1: The Poltergeist

A series of five programmes by Allen Saddler
with Michael Williams as Robb Wilton
If Robb Wilton were brought back to life in the present from his heyday as one of Britain's most popular music-hall and radio comics of the 30s and 40s, what would his pessimistic personality reflect on now?
Well, here he is, making as little sense out of life now as he did 40 years ago....
BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.45pm LW)
HEAR THIS! page 14


Writer: Allen Saddler
Robb Wilton: Michael Williams
Producer: Brian Miller

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3.30pm)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

A Slip of the Pen by SHEILA HODGSON
Read by Peter Tuddenham The first point you must understand is this: there is no such person.... the Norsemen knew these islands as Skilda, which means Shield.... but by 1698 anew character had j joined the calendar of saints - which makes the story so odd.


Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Read By: Peter Tuddenham
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

nem, p 106; To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284); Psalm
139; Acts 18 vv 1-11; Jesu, lover of my soul (BBC HB 145). Stereo

: Natural Selection

Stoddart Down Under
They have huge jaws, a painful (sometimes fatal) sting and will do battle with anything - they are the bulldog ants. Presented by Professor Michael Stoddart BBCBristol


Presented By: Professor Michael Stoddart

: Does He Take Sugar?

The second of four specials when the programme for disabled people reverses its usual role and takes the opportunity to try and explain to 'the man in the street' what living with a disability involves. People display considerable apprehension about mental handicap, which is feared and often misunderstood. John MiUs visits a seaside resort where an attempt is being made to settle several mentally handicapped people in an ordinary house, in an ordinary street - so that they can live as normal a life as possible.
(Re-broadcast next Thursday)


Unknown: John Mius
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Don't Stop Now - It's Fundation

A non-stop comedy cabaret with Fundation:
Producer ALAN NIXON. Stereo


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

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Donald and His Very Own Parcel Stereo

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester with Helen Boaden looks forward to next week's Cat's Whiskers and explores the power of radio on children, climbs a pinnacle at York Minster to inspect Fiona Bowley 's carving and hears about a film made to help women whose men are in jail. Producers GILLIAN HUSH and DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Three Stories by Joan Aiken abridged by MONICA GREY Read by Angela Down 1: The Companion
'Mrs Clyrard was a woman of total practicality. Possible psychic phenomena weighed no more in her estimation than failures in the electrical system or mice in the pantry: as she would call in an electrician or a cat for the latter, for the former she had recourse to an exorcist....'
Music: Bax's Clarinet Sonata


Unknown: Helen Boaden
Unknown: Fiona Bowley
Stories By: Joan Aiken
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Read By: Angela Down
Unknown: Mrs Clyrard

: The Tortoise and the Hare

by ELIZABETH JENKINS dramatised in three parts by HALLAM TENNYSON with and

2: Imogen finds herself increasingly excluded from Evelyn's work and home life.
But while those close to her are suspicious of Evelyn's friendship with Blanche,
Imogen is unable, or unwilling, to accept that her marriage is under serious threat.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Imogen Gresham: Maureen O'Brien
Evelyn Gresham: Charles Kay
Blanche Silcox: Gwen Watford
Cecil Stonor: Joanna McCallum
Primrose Nugent: Susie Brann
Paul Nugent: Edward Desouza
Corinne Leeper: Avril Clark
Clifford Leeper: Richard Durden
Zenobia Bankes: Melinda Walker
Tim Leeper: Jonny Lee Miller
Gavin Gresham: Danny Kodicek
Mrs Malpas: Sheila Grant
Marcia Plender: Pauline Letts

: News

: Film of the Book

Four programmes looking at film versions of famous novels 3: The Third Man
Although The Third Man was based on an original story by Graham Greene it was always intended for the cinema.
Christopher Cook considers the changes which nevertheless occurred in the film version (including a switch of nationality for Harry Lime), with soundtrack illustrations and readings from the book by Simon CadeU.


Story By: Graham Greene
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Book By: Simon Cadeu.
Producer: Wendy Clay

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFiFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Waterlines

Cliff Michelmore presents a variety of aquatic events from around the country, including a report from Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, where the country's finest rowers are competing in the World Rowing Championships. Also,
Dilly Barlow has the latest news from the world of water sports. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


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

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on August Bank Holiday)

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Billy and Seamus

The story, in their own words, of two men - one Protesant, one Roman Catholic - who became entangled in Northern Ireland's violent paramilitary underworld. One of them committed murder; both went to prison. Their experiences have changed their lives.
Reporter Eamon Hardy Producer DAVID MCKITTRICK
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Reporter: Eamon Hardy
Producer: David McKittrick

: Devon Journeys

Tom Salmon travels by steam train to Buckfastleigh, visits
Buckfast Abbey and then goes on to Dartmoor - the last great wilderness in Britain. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.10pm)


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope in Edinburgh

Paul Allen searches out the hits of this year's Edinburgh
Fringe and discusses the main offerings of the Festival.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Re-broadcast on August Bank Holiday)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

All the Brave Promises by MARY LEE SETTLE abridged in ten parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Helen Horton (10) Producer CAROLINE RAPHAEL
(Starting on Monday: 'Academic Year' by D. J. Enright )


Unknown: Mary Lee
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Helen Horton
Producer: Caroline Raphael
Unknown: D. J. Enright

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Aspects of the Fringe

Part Two
Songs, sketches and stand-up - a selection of the best of the 1986 Edinburgh Festival
Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club
Presented by Paul B. Davies Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25 pm L W)


Presented By: Paul B. Davies
Producer: David Tyler

: * 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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