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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Gordon Bates

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Make your points on an issue of current concern.
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story Toward the Sun

by JOHN BENFIELD CURTIS Read by Gabriel Gawin Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Benfield Curtis
Read By: Gabriel Gawin
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; The king of love my
Shepherd is (BBC HB 475); Psalm
47; Ephesians l,vv 16-23; King of glory (BBC HB 325). Stereo

: For Schools

110 Time and Tune
24: The Young Mozart Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move Alice in Wonderland
4: The Queen's Garden by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Discovery Signs and Symbols by CAROLE KING Presented by CHRIS LILLICRAP (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Garden By: Kate Harrison.
Unknown: Carole King
Presented By: Chris Lillicrap

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Breakfast at Mother Brown's

by John Hall
Oxford, 1948: Go-Go, Pooh and Heron are three undergraduates plaguing the life of social upstart Nigel Grosacre. But in the process they unleash a terrible spirit...
BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Writer: John Hall
Director: Brian Miller
Narrator: Manning Wilson
Pooh: James Goode
Go-Go: Brian Hewlett
Heron: Geoffrey Beevers
Colly: Maryon Ellor
Molly: Sally Baxter
Bruno: Edward de Souza
Grosacre: Ian Thompson
Pmogen: Lin Sagovsky
Middlebanger: Esmond Rideout

: The Living World

Frank Perring and Derek Jones tread lightly between the flowers of a still unspoilt part of England in National Wildflower Week.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol f&^LnextSaturday)


Unknown: Frank Perring
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Sue Rae


Presented By: Sue Rae

: Brain of Britain 1987

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: South j Philip Evans (mathematician) Mark Webber
(British Rail clerk)
Laurence Bowman (teacher) JohnWindus
(retired Inspector of Taxes)
The programme includes
Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own nuestions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re.broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Laurence Bowman
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Oliver Button is a Sissy by TOMIE DE PAOLA. Stereo
2.5 Explorers Magellan Written by PAUL COPLEY (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.0am VHFIFM)
2.25 Radio Thin King: Complete Stories Toothday and Birthday (e)
2.40 Listening to Music 3: O-level/CSE/GCSE Unit 4: Melodies Devised by PROFESSOR GEORGE PRATT and BARRY GIBSON Stereo (R)(e)


Unknown: Oliver Button
Written By: Paul Copley
Unknown: Professor George Pratt
Unknown: Barry Gibson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Reach for the Stars: a star-studded investigation into the worlds of astronomy and astrology.
Do you sneak a peak at your horoscope or follow it slavishly? Do you blush when you confess you are a Virgo or a Pisces out of water? How much do you know about the female stargazers who helped map out the positions of the celestial bodies upon which, so astrologers tell us, our futures depend? Woman's Hour invites you to call in on [number removed]with your own stories and questions in the course of the programme. Serial:
With 6'Leary in the Grave (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

It is the summer of 1957 and a young English writer goes to Connemara, meets Mary and discovers a way of life which he can never be part of. Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Antoine O'Flatharta
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Neil: Anton Lesser
Mary: Marcella Riordan
Neil's friend: Brenda Somers
Mary's father: Aiden Grennell
Mary's mother: Catherine Gibson
Fr Burke: Kevin Flood
Singer: Tony McAuley

: News

: In Business

Introduced by Rodney Smith Get Out There and Export
Low inflation and a competitive pound are said to be creating a golden opportunity for exports. Yet if you are unfamiliar with foreign markets, jumping on the bandwagon can seem a little daunting. Engineers and apple-growers combine to share their experiences.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 7.20pm)


Introduced By: Rodney Smith
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon dough continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Dough

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: David Symonds

: Flying the Flag

5: Here in the Western World
States Ambassador
Why is the Ambassador's whisky like an American submarine? And is the noble art of moaning really under threat? Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin
Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Yakov: Michael Bilton
Mikhail: Jonathan Kydd
the United: Stephen Greif
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

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


Reporter: Paul Barker
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Travellers' Tales

In which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. 2: Offenbach in America with Hugh Dickson as Offenbach
Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Ray Abbott

: 20th-century Sex

(Details on Friday 11.0 am LW)

: 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 01.[number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10.15 pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WlA 4WW (Send four saes, 8 1/2 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cure for Serpents (7)

: 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 The Oil Game: Round 2
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Science Behind the Potato Crisp (RV). Stereo (e) and at 12.50 Antibiotics Versus the Microbes (RV) The story of the development and manufacture of Augmentir Stereo (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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