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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday with Brian Redhead in Brighton at the Trades Union Congress
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: Five Hundred Mile Walkies

2: Somerset and North Devon - the cold and painful bit

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

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

: Morning Story

The Evil That Men Do by ELIZABETH BOWEN Read by June Barrie
'The man's letter arrived while her husband was away from home.'
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

Hebrews 7, w 26-28,8, w 6-12; God is love (BHB 52); Mawr oedd Crist (Canied 336); Be thou my Vision (BHB 462) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Basil Developments v Richards by STEPHEN LAVELL
A development company takes over a large block of flats but one sitting tenant decides to sit. Let battle commence.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)


Unknown: Stephen Lavell
Directed By: Peter King.
Simon Richards: Trevor Nichols
Leonard Guinness: Edward Desouza
John Mossels: Gordon Reid
Miss Trimble: Jennifer Piercey
Dr Edward Dutch: Manning Wilson
Voice: Ellis Dale
Anthony Hibble: George Parsons

: The Living World

In Search of a Storm
Which sea-bird is the size of a sparrow, breeds in South
Georgia, is the most common bird in the world, but has only been seen 11 times in British waters in the last 100 years?
Julian Hector takes to the high seas in search of Wilson's storm petrel.
Producer MILES BARTON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Julian Hector

: You and Yours

Chris Burns with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Chris Burns

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. The Final
Chairman Robert Robinson
Stephen Gore (internal auditor) Arthur Naylor
(retired schoolmaster) Robert Close
(architectural historian)
David Dewar (schoolmaster)
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: Stephen Gore
Unknown: Arthur Naylor
Unknown: David Dewar
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP


Presented By: Christopher Lillicrap

: Woman's Hour

direct from the Isle of Skye, a place that excites 'Skye fever', once called the Witch and sometimes known as the Misty Isle. It retains an aura of romance in spite of a history of savage clearances of the islanders themselves. This programme reports on the island now and the people who maintain its economy and express its character. Serial:
On the Other Side (2)

: The Afternoon Play

Sacrifice by BERLIE DOHERTY with Ruth and Paul form the popular folk group Straw Fox. Their professional, as well as their personal, relationship appears to be under some kind of stress as Paul prepares for his yearly visit to Tom, a Svengali figure from his past.
This visit, however, proves to be fatally different.
Music for piano and violin composed and directed by NUCK WILSON Musicians MICK WILSON


Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Directed By: Nuck Wilson
Directed By: Musicians Mick Wilson
Directed By: Julian Kelly.
Directed By: Gerry Doherty
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Ruth: Moir Leslie
Paul: Neil Caple
Andrew: Philip Glancy
Tom: Graham Blockey
McNab: Ronald Herdman
MC: Peter Faulkner

: News

: Turn of the Tide

A six-part series in which
Professor Keith Ward argues that a positive reassessment of the Christian intellectual tradition is now taking place. 3: Faith and Philosophy
After years in which it was assumed that 'God is dead', the possibility of His existence is once again taken very seriously by leading philosophers.


Unknown: Professor Keith Ward

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Susannah Simons


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Rebels

Written and presented by Hugh Sykes
3: Henry Miller
'I had a thousand faces, all of them genuine.'
A portrait of the controversial writer who left America and family for a Bohemian life in Paris, which he describes in novels such as Tropic of Cancer. First published in 1934, it was regarded as so scandalous that it did not appear in Britain until 1963.
Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Henry Miller
Unknown: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: You Can't Be Serious

Steve Race looks at the bizarre side of life.
3: Not-so-dumb Friends BBCBristol

: Brainwaves

The first of six education magazine programmes presented by Margaret Percy.
The Rt Hon Kenneth Baker , mp, Secretary of State for Education and Science, visits Kingsthorpe Upper School in Northampton. Pupils, staff and head teacher tackle the minister on issues of the moment - from the new GCSE to school funding and academic standards. Producer SIMON MAJOR
(Re-broadcast next Saturday in 'Options')
0 INFO: page 69


Presented By: Margaret Percy.
Unknown: Kenneth Baker

: The Tuesday Feature

Lost Cities of the Classical World
In classical times Turkey's
Mediterranean coast was dotted with magnificent cities. Now they either have been incorporated into modem cities or remain only as ruins. Why were they abandoned? Had their usefulness simply come to an end or were there other reasons? Malcolm Billings recently visited some of these lost cities with historian
Jonathan Riley-Smith , and he sets out to tell their story.


Unknown: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Producer: Christopher Stone.

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries on [number removed]Monday-Friday. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WlA 4WW. (Send four 81 x 12 saes for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Writers on Blue Paper

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Lois Scott
Read By: Valerie Colgan
Producer: Jane Dauncey
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Academic Year (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw including a report from the Trades Union Congress in Brighton


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits another of the eight small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TiMEs/Radio 4 Enterprise competition. 4: Adtrack Limited
From his Tyneside base,
Tony Geary finds out who spends and sets the trends in European advertising - and he's created an international market for his knowledge. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Tony Geary
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 The Warsaw Pact

: * 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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