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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Chris Dunkley in London with Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Figures in a Bygone Landscape

7: Fun and Games

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

John Wilson , the Editor of News and Current Affairs for BBC
Radio, and Ron Neil. the Editor ofBBCtv News, answer your questions on the subject of BBC News.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Ron Neil.

: Morning Story The Greenhouse

Read by David Mahlowe
'Tom wanted it very badly, he said, but had always refrained from buying. An indoor plant was as difficult to desert as a cat and he knew that he and Zoe would finally cease to visit Africa once he had a greenhouse.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Barton
Read By: David Mahlowe

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Come, ye thankful people, come (BBC HB 439);
Benedicite omnia opera Domini Domino; Deuteronomy 8, w 1-10; 0 God of Bethel by whose word (BBC HB 495). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 2: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move
2: Introductory Programme Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS (R) (E)
11.40 Radio Club For junior schools. (E)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Blow the Wind by BERNARD EDWARDS with Gareth Thomas as Capt David Parry
It is 1914. Determined to prove that steam will never replace the sailing ship, Capt Parry embarks on a race round Cape Horn. But in 1899 Parry's brother Roderic drowned in a similar attempt, and history is set to repeat itself. Only Morgan Roberts can avert disaster - but Parry will not even acknowledge the boy.
Technical presentation by ALEX MCDONALD with HYWEL JONES and AUSTAIR MCGHEE. Directed on location in the Bristol Channel by ADRIAN MOURBY. BBC Wales
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Bernard Edwards
Unknown: Gareth Thomas
Unknown: David Parry
Unknown: Capt Parry
Presentation By: Alex McDonald
Unknown: Hywel Jones
Unknown: Austair McGhee.
Unknown: Adrian Mourby.
Morgan Roberts: Jonathan Tafler
Tommy Twice: Douglas Blackwell
Owen Cadwallader: Meredith Edwards
Mrs Roberts: Gwenyth Petry
Mr Morris: Dorien Thomas

: The Living World

Phil Drabble. Bob Stebbings and Chris Mead tackle questions put by members of the Rutland Natural History Society.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Phil Drabble.
Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Chris Mead
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful



Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: James Griffiths.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Ken: Starring Martin Jarvis
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: With Lockwood West
Deborah: Rosalind Ayres
Ambrose: Paul Jesson
Andy: Chris Emmett
Christina: Jo Manning Wilson
film director: Scott Cherry
Angus: Michael Jenner
Tone: Jeremy Clyde
Doregan: Leslie Manville
Elvira: Moir Leslie
Kip: Joseph Marcell

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Maybe it's a Tiger by KATHLEEN HERSOM. Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Egypt: The Priest's Son Written by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (E)
2.25 Contact: Joseph Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER LILLJCRAP (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain: Steam (rv) (E)


Unknown: Kathleen Hersom.
Written By: John Taylor.
Unknown: Joseph Written
Presented By: Christopher Lilljcrap

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Three Faces of South Africa
In the first of three interviews with women who are helping to shape their country's future, progressive MP Helen Suzman talks about her 40-year fight for human and civil rights in South Africa.
Serial: Cold Heaven (10)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Helen Suzman

: The Afternoon Play

Burning the Ballroom Down by COLIN MACDONALD
It's not everyone who gets a chance
To ever have a sweet romance. So baby please let's dance. Let's have one more dance
Before burning the ballroom down.
Studio presentation by IAN COWIE
RICHARD KENT and GRAEME TAYLOR Directed by STEWART CONN (First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Colin MacDonald
Musicians: Madelaine Taylor
Musicians: Geordie Jack
Musicians: Gordon Davidson
Presentation By: Ian Cowie
Unknown: Richard Kent
Unknown: Graeme Taylor
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Cody: Jimmy Chisholm
Anna: Ann Louise Ross
Frank Carter: Alexander West
Neil Cherry: Freddie Boardley
Henry Glassburn: Ian Briggs
Johnny: Ross MacKay

: News

: What's New in Architecture?

There is tremendous discussion about what direction architecture should take just because there is a crisis. (RICHARD ROGERS) Colin Amery reflects on the state of modern architecture and in what way architects, planners, developers, the government and the public are responding to it. Contributors include Richard Rogers , James Stirling and Ted Cullinan. Producer JUDITH BUMPUS
(Revised re-broadcast on 9 October) (New Architecture: Foster, Rogers,
Stirling opens at the Royal Academy on30ctober)


Unknown: Colin Amery
Unknown: Richard Rogers
Unknown: James Stirling
Unknown: Ted Cullinan.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
continuedon VHF]FM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events Reporter Michael Robinson Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Brainwaves

The education magazine
Presented by Margaret Percy Including reports on the education debates taking place at the party conferences. Producer SIMON MAJOR
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Margaret Percy

: The Tuesday Feature

It's Beautiful But....
Researched and compiled by AMANDA WILLETT
Every year thousands of back-packing travellers from Australia, South America, South Africa, the USA and Canada pass through Europe. For many, although they've never been before, the trip is a kind of return to the mother culture. How does the reality match up to their expectations? Producer ED THOMASON
0 WODDIS ON: page 97


Unknown: Amanda Willett

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WIA 4WW (Send four 8 1/2 x 12saesfor a year's supply)
('In Touch Special', Friday 12noon)


Presented By: Peter White

: Kane's Tales from Shakespeare

Vincent Kane retells the stories of five of the best-known play s. 3: Romeo and Juliet


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Handley Cross
12: The Private Deal

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including a report from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits the last of the eight small businesses featured in the 1986 RADIO TiMES/Radio 4 Enterprise competition.
The Flight Data Company
Set up at Heathrow Airport by former airline employees. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Open University

11.30 Popular Culture
11.50 State and Society

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Home or Away
12.30 Farming in Greece by YOLANDA TERENZIO and ARTEMIS PETERS (R) (E)
12.50 Farming in Kenya Written and presented by PETER GOODWIN (R) (E)


Unknown: Yolanda Terenzio
Unknown: Artemis Peters
Presented By: Peter Goodwin

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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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