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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Colman McGrath.

: 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 SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Harriet Cass

: Figures in a Bygone Landscape

8: Stanley's World

: News

: Midweek with Libby Punes

The atmosphere can be infectious. Why not consult yourGP?
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Somerset, where members of the Burnham and District
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Funny Side byCEUADALE
Read by David March
Mr Peebles reads of a baffling murder near his home. He devours the story with special interest....


Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; We plough the fields and scatter (BBC HB 444);
Psalm 65; Matthew 13, w 24-32; Rejoice, 0 land, in God thy might (BBC HB 433). Stereo

: Britain's Young Achievers

Mike Smith and Janice Long pay tribute to those on the Radio 1 Birthday Honours List.

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (2) Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Unsolved Mysteries 1: The Bureau Written by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 2: Tim and the Wolf by CECILY O'NEILL Storyteller GEORGE LAYTON Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner
2: Come Help Me Choose a Hat by CYNTHIA MITCHELL (E)


Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Unknown: Cecily O'Neill
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within,
BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: I'm Sorry That's It (For Now)

The last in the present series of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Graham and Grandad by GRAHAM JEFFERY. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Seasonal Changes Natural investigators explore a horse-chestnut tree for signs of autumn. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 2: The Little Green People Storyteller SHIREEN SHAH Written by RON JAMES. Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Out Among the Planets Script compiled by PADDY BECHELY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment Presented by chris SERLE 2: Survival Tactics (R) (E) Tutors' notes available. Send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Graham Jeffery.
Written By: Ron James.
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor
In the second portrait of women at the centre of the political scene in South Africa,
Dr Rina Venter , who traces her forebears in that country back to 1688, talks as a nominated National
Party MP about her hopes for the future of her country.
And Eleanor Bron - actress, writer and satirical trail-blazer of the 1960s.
Serial: Cold Heaven (11)


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr Rina Venter
Unknown: Eleanor Bron

: The Afternoon Play

Don't Cry by DAVID ASHTON with Caroline Hutchison as Billie and Joanna Hole as Christine There are moments when men can't help and indeed can only hurt. Billie and Christine have both found their men wanting, but, whiling away a long night together, they manage to find a lot to laugh about as well as something at which you can only cry.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: David Ashton
Unknown: Caroline Hutchison
Unknown: Joanna Hole
Directed By: Jane Morgan.

: One Man and His Log

'As the hours passed by, and the vin extraordinaire passed through, our memories of the two days of debacles mellowed, insults were retracted, drawbridges rebuilt, and the demand for signed confessions of guilt grew less strident.'
Part 4 of BARRY PILTON'S chronicle of the natural hazards and human follies that can afflict barge life up a Burgundy canal.
Read by David Roper Producer SAM COLLYNS


Read By: David Roper
Producer: Sam Collyns

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Record of the Year
Today at London's Savoy Hotel, Sir Richard Attenborough presents the 1986 Gramophone
Record Awards, one of the major classical record awards.
The critic Edward Seckerson reveals the winners and asks what the award means to them. Producer HANS PIETSCH. Stereo


Unknown: Sir Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Hans Pietsch.

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Round Britain Quiz

Presented by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge crime-writer
Jessica Mann and Bill Russell of Reading University. Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm )


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: Bill Russell
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On the Day I Was Born

The last of the series in which Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth. Mel Caiman
(bom 19 May 1931 at Stamford Hill, North London)
Best known for his front-page cartoons in The Times, Mel Caiman was born just as the second Labour government was on the point of collapse and Ramsay MacDonald was advocating a coalition. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: Mel Caiman
Unknown: Ramsay MacDonald

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: Analysis

Shadow on the Sun
Where have all the high hopes gone? Where is the worldwide economic recovery that was so confidently forecast to follow the fall in oil prices? What's happened this year shows more symptoms of a coming slump than of a new golden age.
Mary Goldring asks whether this is anything more than a passing shadow across the sun and discusses what steps the governments of the major economies - America, Germany, Japan, Britain - could take to avoid the next recession. Producer FRASER STEEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. am L W)


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Blow the Wind by BERNARD EDWARDS Stereo/Binaural
The full binaural effect can only be received through stereo headphones


Unknown: Bernard Edwards

: The English Garden

The last of five programmes on one of the great passions of English life, compiled and read by Jill Balcon and John Rowe , with John Westbrook
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


Read By: Jill Balcon
Read By: John Rowe
Unknown: John Westbrook
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: Kaleidoscope

Prix Italia
The best of the year's drama, music and documentary programmes on radio and television from around the world have been competing over the last two weeks for the Prix Italia.
Paul Vaughan reports on the entries and the highlights of the competition in Lucca. He talks to programme-makers, observers and judges to glean some of the latest trends in broadcasting. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4.35 pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Handley Cross
13: Doleful v Jorrocks

: The World Tonight

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


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Mr Marie Lloyd

A portrait of Alec Hurley written by and featuring Robert Lister adapted by FELICITY HAYES-MCCOY Even before his marriage to
Marie Lloyd , Alec Hurley was a star of the music-halls and together they topped the bills.
But at the height of their careers they drifted apart and Alec died alone in 1913. Alec's own songs tell part of the story. COLIN SELL (piano)
ProducerCOLIN SMITH . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Alec Hurley
Unknown: Robert Lister
Adapted By: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Alec Hurley
Piano: Colin Sell
Producer: Colin Smith

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography: Home or Away
12.30 Forestry UK Written and presented by KEITH PROUD (R) (E)
12.50 Alpine Forest Written and presented by ALAN MCGREGOR (R) (E)


Presented By: Keith Proud
Presented By: Alan McGregor

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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.

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