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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Andrew McLellan

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIOAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finioan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Week on 4

with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Four Suspense Stories

by FREDERICK FORSYTH abridged by SALLY skrimshire Read by Sean Barrett 1: Money with Menaces Samuel Nutkin was an inoffensive little man. At least that's what the blackmailer thought. He should have studied his victim's war service. Producer PAT MCLOUGHIN


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Samuel Nutkin
Producer: Pat McLoughin

: News

: Start the Week

There were these three comedy writers who were asked to host a talk show. The one with the beard said, 'Anything could happen provided we get up in time.'
Alan Coren , Editor of Punch,
Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton meet the headline-makers and celebrities of the week ahead. Producers ROD MACRAE and JULIA BICKNELL. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Producers: Rod MacRae
Producers: Julia Bicknell.

: Money Box

A Question of Money (2)
The team answers questions from listeners in Norwich.
(Forpanelsee Saturday at 12noon)

: Morning Story

The Saga of Gus's Cafe by HILDEGARDE WRIGHT
Read by Tim Reynolds Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Hildegarde Wright
Read By: Tim Reynolds
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St Bartholomew's Church, Orford, Suffolk with the Aldeburgh Chamber Choir director John Cooper Green Awake, awake: fling off the night! (HHT 9); Luke 2, w 25-32; Nunc dimittis (Stanford in G); Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137) BBC Pebble Mill

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

From Riots to the Roof of the World
To ride 3,000 miles or more on a bicycle is one thing, but to do it through riot-torn cities, over snowbound 17,000-foot
Himalayan passes, through the hottest spot on earth and into a top-security area with the Chinese police on your heels is quite another. Last year, two British cousins, Richard and Nick Crane , set out to cycle for charity to 'the centre of the earth' - the most remote place from any coastline in the world, in the heart of the desert of China's Xinjiang Province.
They took with them little more than the clothes they stood up in, a sleeping bag, a litre of water each and a portable tape recorder.
The first of two actuality documentaries, recorded as-it-happened along the road Producer SIMON ELMES
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) 0 FEATURE: page 3


Unknown: Nick Crane
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by D. J. Enright Readers DENYS HAWTHORNE and SHEILA MITCHELL
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: D. J. Enright
Presented By: Readers Denys Hawthorne
Presented By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

Umpire Brian Johnston Team captains Tim Rice, Willie Rushton
Spinners Barry Johnston and Bill Tidy
Statisticians Peter Hickey and Malcolm Williamson
Groundsman Paul Spencer. Stereo

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

This week: Let's 's Go to Ireland Presented by UBBY SMITH and MICHAEL MCDOWELL Written by CHRIS WARDE Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo


Presented By: Ubby Smith
Presented By: Michael McDowell
Written By: Chris Warde
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Barbara Groom Guest of the Week:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, internationally acclaimed German violinist
Serial: No More than Human by MAURA LAVERTY , abridged in 12 episodes by JANET QUIGLEY Read by Maureen O'Brien (7) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Barbara Groom
Unknown: Maura Laverty
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

To See Ourselves by IVOR WILSON. Stereo


Unknown: Ivor Wilson.

: More Wrestling than Dancing

Pulling Rank
David Moreau attempts, once more, to come to grips with life. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Moreau

: Kaleidoscope

Shazam! Not Just Kids' Stuff How have comic books and cartoon characters become so inextricably intertwined with British culture?
Jeffry Richards reports.


Unknown: Jeffry Richards

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Carole West Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

with SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

with John Waite and his team


Unknown: John Waite

: S04

: The Monday Play

Shades of Blue by LEIGH JACKSON
It is the day of the wedding of the daughter of a wealthy dentist, Adrian, who is hoping to start a new career in politics. His only rival for the local seat is his best friend Tony. Adrian 's day gets off to a bad start when he discovers that his mistress is pregnant, his wife has fallen in love with Tony and, to add further fuel to the fire, a general election has been called.
STEVEN HARROLD and JOHN SAMSON Directed by CHERRY COOKSON . Stereo Juliet Stevenson is a National Theatre player
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
0 HEAR THIS! page 7


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Unknown: Tony. Adrian
Played By: Kim Wall
Played By: Peter Howell.
Played By: Ian Thompson
Played By: Steven Harrold
Played By: John Samson
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Adrian: With Bob Peck
Pauline: Rosemary Martin
Virginia: Juliet Stevenson
Tony: Clive Merrison
Emma: Clare Travers-Deacon
Hopkins: And Richard Wilson
Alice: Elizabeth Rider
Hugh: Crawford Logan
Claire: Susie Brann
Mrs Hopkins: Margaret Ward
Brother: Paul Gregory
Foreman/Catering manager: Brian Hewlett

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Songlines by BRUCE CHATWIN abridged in ten episodes by DAVID BUCK
Read by Michael Siberry (1) In Australian aboriginal culture, that ancient land is criss-crossed by a labyrinth of invisible pathways. Called
'songlines', these trails are both intricate sources of personal identity and territorial markers. In Bruce Chatwin 's astonishing new book, presented here on the eve of publication, he traces a culture as complex as it is different from our own. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Read By: Michael Siberry
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Michael Vestey
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 The Lisbon Earthquake
11.50 Love in Shakespeare's England
12.10 am Music Interlude

: Dearest Auntie Maud

In the 1930s Muriel Shepherd enjoyed the lively expatriate social life of Java, which she described in letters home to her aunt.
She reflects on those days in conversation with Robert Prizeman.
INGRID CRAIGIE reads from the letters.
Compiled by JEAN GRAHAM Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Robert Prizeman.
Unknown: Ingrid Craigie
Unknown: Jean Graham
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level History: The Tudor World Presented by DR DAVID STARKEY
12.30 Court and Kingship and at 12.50 The Governance of England Producer JUDITH BUMPUS (R) (e)


Presented By: Dr David Starkey
Producer: Judith Bumpus

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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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