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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Nigel McCulloch

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call [number removed]

Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns. John Howard puts your questions and comments to the experts. Lines apenfrom 8.0am


Unknown: John Howard

: Morning Story

The Hunter by lain PATIENCE Read by Graham Blockey 'The sound of the night....
When he heard that faltering cry, he could be anywhere - out in the open country, miles from the city....'


Read By: Graham Blockey
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

from St Paul's Church, Birmingham, led by The Rev Rosemary Wakelin, with Handsworth Mass Choir, music director Millicent Lindsay
"When I survey the wondrous Cross"; "O magnify the Lord with me"; "The Lord is my Light"; I Corinthians 1, w 18-28.


Service led by: Rev. Rosemary Wakelin
Singers: Handsworth Mass Choir
Music Director: Millicent Lindsay

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 8: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move
8: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 'Mirror, mirror on the wall' Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by MELANIE MORRIS (R) (E)
11.40 Radio Club For junior schools. (E)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Melanie Morris

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Positive Approach by LOUISE SPENCER
Sally is 27, attractive and without a boyfriend. She decides to try a computer-dating agency. All set for a romantic interlude? Not with the men provided by 'Pick-and-Click'!
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Louise Spencer
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Sally: Wendy Morgan
Shirley: Vril Clark
Angela: Jennifer Piercey
Gail: Jlll Lidstone
Colin: David Learner
Mike: Michael Maloney
Trevor: Trevor Nichols
Alistair: Stuart Organ

: Times Remembered

The first of five programmes in which Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives.
Today, Richard Evans , former cox of the Moelfre Lifeboat and holder of two RNLI gold medals. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Unknown: Richard Evans
Producer: Anne Howells

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Noisy Natalie Goes to the Theatre. Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago The Siege of Troy
2: The Wooden Horse, with ALUN ARMSTRONG as Odysseus PAUL MORIARTY as Diores and cuve MERRlSON as Priam Written by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (E)
2.25 Contact: Death by CHRISTOPHER LILUCRAP (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain: Homefront (RV) (R) (E)


Unknown: Alun Armstrong
Unknown: Odysseus Paul Moriarty
Written By: John Taylor.
Unknown: Christopher Lilucrap

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Dying for a Drink
We are all aware of Government campaigns against the use of heroin and cocaine and other illegal drugs, but the drug that is universally recognised as doing more damage than any other is alcohol, and more young professional women are beginning to drink regularly.
Gabrielle MacPhedran reports. Serial: The Soul of Kindness (7)


Unknown: Gabrielle MacPhedran

: The Afternoon Play

The Fairy-feller's Master-stroke by MICK MANGAN
1843: Richard Dadd killed his father, believing him to be the devil. 1986: a young girl, unsure of her feelings towards her own father whose intense relationship is beginning to distress her, becomes increasingly obsessed with Dadd and his fairy pictures.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo


Unknown: Mick Mangan
Unknown: Richard Dadd
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
the artist, Richard Dadd: Patrick Troughton
Judith Anderson: Sara Mair-Thomas
Mrs Anderson: Vicky Ireland
Alison: Karen Ascoe
Art teacher: Natasha Pyne
Mr Marshall: Stuart Organ
Mr Anderson: Geoffrey Beevers
Schoolboy: James Goode

: News

: Beaujolais Days

Tomorrow, at midnight, the whistles will blow and this year's Beaujolais Nouveau will be released from French warehouses. By Thursday people will be drinking it all over the world. Joe Reid traces the story of the wine and the region.


Unknown: Joe Reid
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40 pm)
BBC Pebble Mill


Writer: Rob Gittins
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Seweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Patience Talt: Pat Starr

: File on 4

Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts on medical care Producer JENNY WALKER


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Jenny Walker

: The Tuesday Feature

The Ironmonger
The greatest living designer of popular cars, Sir Alec Issigonis , describes himself as an ironmonger who built tin boxes to get people from A to B. Working on the backs of envelopes and on restaurant tablecloths, he conceived the two most successful British cars of all time - the Morris Minor and the Mini. On his 80th birthday he reflects ruefully on a motor industry dominated by computers and committees. 'All cars look exactly the same now,' he insists, 'except the Mini.' Sir Alec's arrogant and autocratic approach to his work was the key to his success, but, as Maxwell Boyd reveals, it was also the cause of his downfall. Producer BRIAN KING. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Sir Alec Issigonis
Unknown: Maxwell Boyd
Producer: Brian King.

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone on [number removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Aspects of London

Four programmes reflecting life in the capital as depicted in letters and diaries of the period. 2: Politicians. Written and presented by Sean Street Readers JUNE BARRIE and PETER JEFFREY
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Sean Street
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (5)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Choices 86
12.30 3: Choosing Sixth-form Level Exams (Age: 16-18) (R) (E)
12.50 4: After School, What Then? (Age: post-18) (R) (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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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