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: News Briefing

: Farming Week



Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

With FR NICHOLAS KING. SJ BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Nicholas King.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Carol Bolt

: Ian Skidmore

searches the BBC Sound
Archives for hints on romance. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fustian, dogmatic, occasionally dull, often amusing and unpredictable conversation. Just like real conversation in fact.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: All Change for the City

direct from the Stock Exchange At last it's 'Big Bang' day.
Outwardly the City of London will look the same. But inside the Stock Exchange and in the dealing rooms of recently formed financial conglomerates, a new set of free market rules will take effect, ending the system of fixed commissions which for decades have protected the cosy world of stockbrokers and jobbers.
What will it mean for London as a financial centre? Will markets become more volatile? Will investors - from the major institutions down to the man in the street - really get a better deal? These are some of the questions presenter Vincent Duggleby and reporters from the BBC's Financial Unit will be asking in this special progtamme as they capture the action and the atmosphere on Day One of a new era in the City. Producer MARTIN CRASS A Money Box special
0 INFO: page 91


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby

: Morning Story

Confession at Altitude by ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH ReadbyFraserKerr
It was a long time since Jack and his wife had really talked. When the plane suddenly plummeted, he was counting his words. She stared, horrified ...


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; City of God, how broad and far (BBC HB 173); Psalm 34, w 1-10; U Corinthians 4, w 1-12;
Disposer supreme, and Judge ot the earth (BBC HB 226). Stereo

: Down Your Way

St Neots in Cambridgeshire

: For Schools

Last week's schools programmes are being re-broadcast this week for the benefit of those schools who were on halfterm
11.0 Music Makers Gone with the Wiz (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL shilling (R) (E)
11.20 Let's Move! 5: Hallowe'en Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R)(E)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (5) Stereo (E)
11.50 See for Yourself A World of Colour (RV) by FRED HARRIS (R) (E)


Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers DENYS HAWTHORNE and ROSALIND SHANKS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Readers Denys Hawthorne
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers. Editor GRAHAM ELUS

: Top of the Form

Second Round (7)
ALTON Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Alton Questionmasters
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner A Wizard Week with Dr Wacky Today's story: Dr Wacky's 's Magic Trike Presented by WAYNE JACKMAN and KENNETH SHANLEY Producer MARY KALEMKERlAN Stereo
2.5 Playtime Falling Leaves Presented by BRIAN CANT and JOANNE ZORIAN Stereo (E) (Re-broadcast Friday 11.20am VHF/FM)
2.20 Science Scope 5: Life Cycles Stereo (E)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Green Book
2: The Moth People by JILL PATON WALSH adapted by EDWARD KELSEY (R) (E)


Presented By: Wayne Jackman
Presented By: Kenneth Shanley
Presented By: Brian Cant
Unknown: Jill Paton Walsh
Adapted By: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
The plight of women who suffer domestic violence has been high in the news ever since the introduction of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act earlier this year. Janet Davey has been out with the police to see how they are dealing with this difficult problem. Serial: Gal Audrey by AUDREY WHITING abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN in eight episodes
Read by Patience Tomlinson (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Janet Davey
Unknown: Audrey Whiting
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Boilerhunters by ARTHUR MCKENZIE with The members of a Geordie working men's club have been looking forward to this weekend for the last 363 days. Each year 'The Boilerhunters' set off to Blackpool to indulge in social intercourse with women of a similar age and outlook as themselves.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester Stereo (R)
(David Whitaker is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Arthur McKenzie
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Unknown: David Whitaker
Patter: Tim Healy
Ivy Patterson: Barbara Marten
Ronnie Homer: Arthur Blake
Camilla Horner: Lizzie McKenzie
Sgt Craft: Ronnie Johnson
Danny: Stephen Hancock
Walt: Geoffrey Banks
Duncan: Gabriel Paul Gawin
Vince: David Whitaker
Charlie: John Holus
George: Peter Wheeler
Ruth: Anne Jameson
Harry: James Garbutt
Kirsty Patterson: Elizabeth Lindsay
Donna Patterson: Sonia Ritter
Christine: Belinda Chapman
Anne: Barbara Peirson
Carolyn: Jane Lowe
Violet: Paula Tilbrook
Elsie: Jacqueline Dutoit
Irene: Meg Johnson
Maeve: Ann Rye
Jean: Pamela Buckle
Vivienne: Lesley Nicol
Taxi driver: Erik Collinson
Man in hotel: Robert Wells

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Billington


Presented By: Michael Billington

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15 am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play

Blood Rains by MIKE WALKER with and Malaya, 1960: hot, humid and sticky. A jungle with swamps and rotting trees. Leeches that cling like limpet mines and hidden snipers - death a possible moment away. Young soldiers, trained to kill.
Sometimes mistakes were made. Andrew Ryan thought it was all in the distant past....
Music composed and played by DAVID CHILTON and NICK RUSSELL-PA VIER
Directed by PETER KING Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Andrew Ryan
Played By: David Chilton
Directed By: Peter King
Lin Parker: Megumi Shimanuki
Andrew Ryan: Norman Jones
Brian Parker: Peter Howell
Paul Parker: Chris Chescoe
Laura Ryan: Elaine Claxton
Baby: Sarah King
Riley: Mannlng Wilson
Lin's father: Garard Green
Sergeant: Erlc Stovell
Bank teller: Alex Marshall
Receptionist: Susie Brann

: John Morgan on Sex

In his third talk, John Morgan reflects on the sexual revolution of the 1960s and today's new climate of fear.


Unknown: John Morgan

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Simon Broughton
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

A Bit of a Do by DAVID NOBBS abridged in 12 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT Read by John Rowe
1: The White Wedding (part 1)
Paul and Jenny's wedding was a memorable occasion, not least for the bridegroom's father, who found himself being propositioned by the bride's mother, whom he was later to describe as 'function-fixated'. Producer TONY CUFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: John Rowe

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

French E: Horizons de France 1: Lesjeunesfrancais d'aujourd'hui Compiled and produced by TONY STAPLES (E)

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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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