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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with DENIS NOWLAN. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson 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 BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With DAVID MERCER
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: A Night to Remember

7: Save One Life!

: News

: Cat's Whiskers

Stories, music, quizzes and features. Presented by Paul Nicholas. Stereo


Presented By: Paul Nicholas.

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Listeners question the experts Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am

: Morning Story

Read by Philip Howe
'She stepped back and stared with hate-filled eyes at the inert lump on the floor. "You know I'll not have that metal in my house," she said.'
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Unknown: Arnold Woolley
Read By: Philip Howe

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (A&MR 400); Psalm 121; Acts 20, wl-12;
We hail thy presence glorious (BBC HB 540). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Chungo and Leca are cleaners at Heathrow. They imagine they are bishops sweeping all sin from the airport and dream of visiting Zambia, the land of their ancestors. Meanwhile
David, a young white, is flying there for the first time and he too dreams of Africa.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Simon Persighetti
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Chungo: John Matshikiza
Leca: Christopher Asante
Erica: Eva Haddon
David: Graham Blockey
David (as a boy): Alexander Evans
His mother: Avril Clark
Hostess: Shireen Shah

: The Living World

Michael Clegg , Alan Davison and Brian Gadsby tackle questions from an audience at The Wildfowl Trust,
Washington, Tyne and Wear. Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Alan Davison
Unknown: Brian Gadsby
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest.
Semi-final 4: Second Round
Highest Scoring Runners-up Chairman Robert Robinson Alan Glencross
(retired librarian)
David Dewar (schoolmaster) Philip Hardingham (unemployed)
Jane Morton (pensions investigation assistant)
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: Alan Glencross
Unknown: David Dewar
Unknown: Philip Hardingham
Unknown: Jane Morton
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

2: Spring Cleaning

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor Three Stories by Joan Aiken 3: Who Goes Down This Dark Road?


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Stories By: Joan Aiken

: The Afternoon Play

Lone yachtsman Neil Fraser is lost at sea during a round-the-world voyage. As they wait for news, his wife Lottie and his sister Emma look back on their lives with this man who means so much to them both. Other parts played by SHEILA DONALD. ANN-LOUISE ROSS


Unknown: Catherine Lucy Czerkawska
Unknown: Neil Fraser
Played By: Sheila Donald.
Unknown: John Shedden.
Directed By: Gregor Graham
Lottie: With Grace Glover
Neil: Paul Young
Emma: Terry Cavers

: News

: Turn of the Tide

Professor Keith Ward continues his six-part series in which he argues that a significant rediscovery of the importance of Christian faith is now taking place.
2: The Phantom Battle
In popular thinking, science and religion are mortal enemies. But some of Britain's top scientists are Christians for whom God is not just a personal belief but an integral part of their scientific theories. BBC Wales (R) revised


Unknown: Professor Keith Ward

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

continuedon VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Counterpoint

Chairman Ned Sherrin Semi-final 1
Valerie Roud Mayne
(freelance publisher's editor) Jan White (civil servant) Robert Eccles
(musical instrument repairer)
Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Valerie Roud Mayne
Editor: Jan White
Unknown: Robert Eccles
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Rebels

A series of five biographies Written and presented by HughSykes
2: Amedeo Modigliani
On the one hand he indulged his appetite for drugs, alcohol and women. On the other, he produced paintings of great austerity and understatement.
Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: You Can't Be Serious....

Steve Race looks at the bizarre side of life. 2:S*x
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Steve Race

: South-east Europe Journey

4: Greece: Medicine Goes Public In the last of his reports, Julian Hale talks to Greek doctors for and against their new national health system. Can a British-style NHS work in Greece? How can a tradition of private practice and a history of neglect in the rural areas be transformed overnight? Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 15 pm)


Talks: Julian Hale
Producer: Anne Howells

: The Tuesday Feature

From Baghdad to Berkhamsted What happens when an audience of veiled, black-garbed women and Arab men is confronted by an all-female, assertive and very loud jazz band? Through the university halls and concert rooms of Jordan and Iraq, Tessa Shaw accompanies the Guest Stars on their tour of the Middle East - the first ever undertaken by a women's band - to report on this unusual collision of the West and the East.... Producer SALLY FELDMAN


Unknown: Tessa Shaw
Producer: Sally Feldman

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap. Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Phone [number removed]from 8.30 to 10.0pm Monday-Friday
Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch. [address removed] (Send four 8 x 12 saes for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Writers on Blue Paper

A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world
8: Aftermath by SELINA CURSON from Tel Aviv, Israel Read by Judith Sharp
The closest of friends - but one is in a mental hospital. Producer JANE DAUNCEY
BBC Wales (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Read By: Judith Sharp

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Academic Year (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits another of the small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TIMES/ Radio 4 Enterprise competition. 3: Star Microterminals Ltd
David Stubley 's products range from learning packs for
7-year-olds to touch-sensitive computer keyboards. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: David Stubley
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Science: The Geology of theplanets

: *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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