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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 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Figures in a Bygone Landscape

9: Educating Eric

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools Our School
1: The Caretaker Written and told by JOHNNY MORRIS (E)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Ride a Northbound Horse (2) Stereo (E)
9.55 First Steps in Drama 2: The Waxworks Presented by PAUL COPLEY With BRENDA BLETHYN and MAGGIE STEED. Stereo (E)
10.15 Something to Think About The Lost Squerkle by ZOE BAILEY (E)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Presented by BOB wilson This week: Athletics Guest JUDY SIMPSON Commonwealth Heptathlon Champion. Stereo (E)


Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Paul Copley
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Maggie Steed.
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Presented By: Bob Wilson

: The Natural History Programme

St Francis of Assisi was preaching concern for wildlife and nature as long ago as the 13th century. This year the World Wildlife Fund celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of events in Assisi.
Fergus Keeling reports on the festival of music and dance and the colourful pilgrimages which end in a unique inter-faith ceremony for the five great religions of the world. BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: St Francis

: The Good Book

: Morning Story

A Visit at Morning by REARDEN CONNER
Read by Trudy Kelly
'He carried her into the room, held tight in his arms, and placed her in a high-backed chair facing the tall window that looked out over the valley to the mountains beyond.
"Muldoon," she said to him,
"I don't know what in the world I'd do without you. You're my legs and arms in this world nowadays.'"
Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Trudy Kelly

: An Act of Worship


: Analysis

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard NICK BAKER with news of School Radio's secondary programmes
11.5 In the News Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (E)
11.30 Wavelength Fly on the Wall Polish up your interview technique by listening to some examples of good practice and unhappy experience. Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Stereo (E)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller 1: Early Days
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


Presented By: Roy Fuller
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Paper Bag Princess by ROBERT N. MUNSCH. Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (2) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (E)
2.20 Living Language The Indian in the Cupboard (1) by LYNNE REID BANKS adapted byzoe BAILEY (E)
2.40 Newscast Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT (E)


Unknown: Robert N. Munsch.
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Lynne Reid
Adapted By: Zoe Bailey
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor From her home in Soweto,
Winnie Mandela , the woman who has become for many 'the Mother of the Nation', talks to Sue MacGregor.
Serial: Cold Heaven (12)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Winnie Mandela

: The Afternoon Play

Shrubbery with Violence by SIMON MOSS
Raymond, Stanley and Brian may not be the most spectacular bank robbers, but their hideaway seems perfect: who would look for them in a ... No, it wouldn't do to give the game away, and this after all is a play only radio dares to air.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Moss
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Raymond: John Rye
Stanley: Mark Straker
Brian: Jim McManus
Major Maxwell: Allan Cuthbertson
Ms Merryweather: Jennifer Piercey
Judith: Karen Ascoe
Hargreaves: Jonathan Tafler
Det Insp wolf: Geoffrey Matthews
Det Sgt Tucker: Andrew Branch
Policeman/Reporter: James Goode

: News

: A Good Read

In the last of the series,
Brian Gear invites Valerie Grove and Richard North to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
For book list please write (enclosing sae) to:
A Good Read. [address removed](Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Brian Gear
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Richard North
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

Last in this series
(For cast list see Tuesday, 12.27pm, page 61)
(R) (New series starts next Tuesday)

: News

: The Archers

(Rebroadcast tomorow at 1.40pm)
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Juliet Ace
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBCBristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: The Immortal Bohemian

Variations on the life and music of Giacomo Puccini
The first of two programmes 1: Music without Words with Norman Rodway as Giacomo Puccini and Jill Balcon as his wife, Elvira
I am a passionate hunter of wildfowl, libretti and women and the shyest quarry of all is a good libretto. (GIACOMO PUCCINI) In 1924 Puccini entered the Institut de la Couronne in Brussels to undergo painful radium therapy for a throat tumour. Shortly before he did so, he was reconciled with the conductor, Arturo Toscanini , with whom he had quarrelled some time previously.
Toscanini now agreed to conduct the world premiere of Puccini's twelfth and as yet unfinished opera, Turandot, at La Scala, Milan. But would it ever be finished? Also taking part:
TIM REYNOLDS and EDWARD DE SOUZA Compiled by MICHAEL Oliver Puccini's music-box by JONATHAN GIBBS in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by JOHN POWELL. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Giacomo Puccini
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Tim Reynolds
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Jonathan Gibbs
Directed By: John Powell.

: The Prophetic Ideal

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Immanuel Jakobovits. talks to
Bernard Jackson about human rights and the brotherhood of man on the occasion of the Jewish New Year.
Producer DAVID COOMES. Stereo


Talks: Sir Immanuel Jakobovits.
Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: David Coomes.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for disabled listeners.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Edward Blishen searches the Sound Archives for the radio heroes of his childhood. Producer BRIDGET CARTER


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Producer: Bridget Carter

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Handley Cross
14: Jorrocks in Trouble

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw including a report from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Other Orient Express

Canada's Transcontinental Railway
Mike Baker has been sampling the delights of Canada's Orient Express as it journeys from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Producers PETER ROBINS and FRANK SMITH (R)


Unknown: Mike Baker
Unknown: Pacific Ocean.
Producers: Peter Robins
Producers: Frank Smith

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Home or Away Written and presented by ASTLEY JONES
12.30 Tropical Forest (E)
12.50 Mexico City - after the Earthquake (RV) (E)


Presented By: Astley Jones

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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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