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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers TIM FINNEY


Producers: Tim Finney
Unknown: Rebecca Pow

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: Today

Presented by Jenni Murray and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns. Nick directs your questions and comments to the experts and policy-makers on everything from drugs to disarmament, justice to journalism, maternity to eternity.
Producer JENNY DANKS Lines open from 8.0 am

: Morning Story The Charwoman

Read by Barbara Marten
'I'd never seen anybody naked before and this woman was nearly as old as me mam and nearly as fat. I'd always thought models had to be beautiful.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Barbara Marten

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 97;
Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); Deus altissimus;
Isaiah 40, vv 1-18; Lord, thy word abideth(BBCHBl90) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 15: Jungle Book Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move 15: Cartoons Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON (R) (e)
11.40 Radio Club Join Radio Club for an action-packed programme - full of information, competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools, (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Apparently the Trees Are Very Beautiful by MATTHEW SOLON
Susan finds her widowed father an awesome responsibility.
Especially when he meets an attractive young girl and starts talking about messages from a distant planet. But when he is with Lisa, George finds true happiness and peace.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Matthew Solon
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
George: Tim Reynolds
Susan: Sandi Toksvig
Lisa: Karen Ascoe
Donald: Stuart Owen
Len/PC Firth: Shaun Prendergast
Dr Fox: Matthew Solon

: The Living World

Plants Bite Back
In the never-ending conflict between insects and plants researchers are finding that chemical warfare is reaching ever more sophisticated heights. Peter France examines the range of chemical defences deployed by the world's flora and discovers that some trees may even be able to warn other trees of impending insect attack.
Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

: You and Yours

Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: 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
(Re-broadcast on Thursaay at 6. 30pm)


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 with news and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Maybe it's a Tiger by KATHLEEN HERSOM Stereo (R) (e)
2.5 History Long Ago The Peasants' Revolt byTONYCOULT China in the 3rd Century BC Stereo (e)
2.25 Contact The Birthday of the Buddha Story by JOHN SNELLING (e)
2.40 Listening to Music (11-13) Mendelssohn's Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Part 1 With CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN and MARK STEVENSON Presented by ROBERT PRIZEMAN and HELEN SPEIRS Stereo (R) (e)


Story By: John Snelling
Unknown: Christopher Seaman
Unknown: Mark Stevenson
Presented By: Robert Prizeman
Presented By: Helen Speirs

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Body Hair: in the second of her reports about body hair, Andrea Adams looks at standards of training for those who remove it and the dangers of not using a properly qualified practitioner. Serial: The Diary of a Good Neighbour (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrea Adams

: The Afternoon Play

The Hardy Perennials by JAMES ROBSON
Although the old folks mystery tour always goes to Whitby, the time has come for the septuagenarian participants to revolt, before it's too late....
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE Stereo (R)


Unknown: James Robson
Directed By: James Runcie
Mabs Monday: Kathleen Helme
Tilly Cooper: Mary Wimbush
Howard Spicer: Geoffrey Banks
Jennifer Rushton: Narissa Knights
Richard Rushton: Brian Smith
Jack Pringle: Colin Starkey

: News

: The Local Network

Presenters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations around Britain to investigate ...
Store Wars -Are You Being Served?
Who's paying for the shopping revolution? Are plans for bigger and bigger shopping centres good news for the customer? What inducements are the developers offering to build in your area?
The Local Network finds out how shopping is changing - around Britain and down your street.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Helen Boarden Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Helen Boarden
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday atlO.OamLW)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Tuesday Feature

The Apostle of Austerity
A view of Sir Stafford Cripps There but for the grace of God goes God.... (WINSTON CHURCHILL) He really was very jolly, full of jokes: you could not have a more amusing person to have dinner with.... (WOODROW WYATT) As Chancellor in Attlee's government, Cripps was seen as the personification of austerity: a teetotal vegetarian imposing harsh measures on the country, not for political necessity but from personal conviction.
Stanley Williamson assesses his career with contributions from Barbara Castle ,
John Cripps , Michael Foot , Herbert Rogers , Mervyn Stockwood , Harold Wilson and Woodrow Wyatt.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast Friday 11.0 0 am L W)
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Unknown: Sir Stafford Cripps
Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: John Cripps
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Herbert Rogers
Unknown: Mervyn Stockwood
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Woodrow Wyatt.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15pm The 'In Touch Handbook' in print, tape, moon and Braille (from late February), £4.95 including p and p, from
[address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Madame Bovary (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Technology: Dome Sweet Home
12.10 Music

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France French VI
2: La France des affaires (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.

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