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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

direct from the Royal Show, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA POW


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With KEITH CLEMENTS BBC Bristol. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
Featuring this week the winners of the Best of British Youth awards.
Today, Lester Holloway aged 16 of Shepherds Bush, west London. When Lester discovered that Shrubs Wood, which is owned by British Rail, was in danger of being developed as a depot for Channel Tunnel trains, he was appalled. He set out to save it as a haven for wildlife.
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day * INFO: page 77


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Lester Holloway
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Charlotte Green

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

A monthly series of 12 programmes.
For the peoples of the East an individual's animal sign, dictated by the year of birth, plays a central role in the formation of their relationships. Barry Fantoni tests the accuracy of this ancient oriental game. Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Barry Fantoni
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week

News reporters are used to talking on through all kinds of distractions: bombs, gunfire, political outcries. But how will
Kate Adie , Trevor McDonald and John Cole cope with the lively conversation of Start the Week?


Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: John Cole
Unknown: Julia Bicknell

: Taste of the East

A series of four programmes In an area where, 'sudah makan?' ('Have you eaten?') is as common a greeting as hello, Derek Cooper looks beyond the flavours and fragrances of Singapore and Malaysia to the nutritional problems, the agricultural breakthroughs and the time-honoured beliefs which add the real spice to eating in the tropics.
1: Concrete Culture
How does the land-hungry island state of Singapore manage not only to feed its numerous inhabitants, but also to be the food capital of the world?
0 HEAR THIS! page 7 and RECIPE TIMES page 79


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Morning Story

The Spitfire by DUNCAN JAMES
Read by Sandra Clark Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Sandra Clark
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St George 's Parish Church, Belfast
Lord your word abiding; Teach me, 0 Lord, the way of thy statutes (Byrd); Thanks to God whose word has spoken BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Fr Hugh Murphy

: Death of a British Tommy

Everything was an unlucky 13: the 13th day of July, the 13th stage of the Tour de France; his race number and the year added up to 13.
Twenty years ago, Tom Simpson set off with the remains of a rag-bag team of also-rans and part-timers to race from Marseilles to Carpentras.
The raggle-taggle army made it. But Tom Simpson dropped dead at the top of a ten-mile mountain, where molten tar ran down the gutters in rivulets. What killed him? The heat? His ambition? Overwork? Or was it drugs?
Les Woodland reconstructs the fatal day, with Simpson's team-mates, Vin Denson and Barry Hoban ; his widow Helen; team officials Harry Hall and Alec Taylor; supporter Albert Beurick and journalist Alan Gayfer. Producer LES WOODLAND BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tom Simpson
Unknown: Tom Simpson
Unknown: Vin Denson
Unknown: Barry Hoban
Unknown: Alec Taylor
Unknown: Albert Beurick
Unknown: Alan Gayfer.

: Rushton on the Rails

Willie Rushton explores Berlin on its celebrated underground and urban railways, which cross the frontier between East and West.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by D. J. Enright Readers DENYS HAWTHORNE and SHEILA MITCHELL
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team captains
Tim Rice , Willie Rushton
Spinners Bernard Cribbins , Stephen Fry Statisticians PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Statisticians Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

WILLIE RUSHTON reads King Jolly at the Seaside by SARAH MORCOM Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Willie Rushton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Ladies in Waiting: fed up with the queues at the ante-natal clinic? Pat Rowe investigates some new schemes to try to improve the system.
Serial: Reasonable Doubts byjOANLINGARD abridged in 11 episodes by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Colette O'Neil (5) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pat Rowe
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Colette O'Neil
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Swing, Swing Together by PETER LOVESEY Stereo


Unknown: Peter Lovesey

: Kaleidoscope

Conversation Notes
Among the multiplicity of styles in 20th-century music, how does a composer go about finding an individual sound?
Nicola Ie Fanu, John McCabe and Simon Bainbridge talk to Michael Oliver about their struggle to find a voice.


Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Michael Woodhead Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Michael Woodhead
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauune Bushnell

: Quote... Unquote


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

with John Waite and his team of investigators


Unknown: John Waite

: S04

: The Monday Play Following Father's Drift

by SAM JACOBS with and 'Whenever I needed my Dad, all I had to do was switch on the telly.'
Liza Rothman's bitter comment on her childhood with her comedian father sets the tone for this tragi-comedy, as the 'ghost' of Max Rothman haunts the family funeral. with JULIE BERRY , ANDREW BRANCH


Unknown: Sam Jacobs
Unknown: Julie Berry
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Piano: Keith Nichols
Director: Piers Plowright
Max: Alfred Marks
Liza: Maggie Steed
Rose: Lila Kaye
Margie: Paddie O'Neil
Esther: Miriam Karlin
Sonny: Jimmy Jewel
Jack MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes

: Phantoms of the Railway

Why did railway signalman
Aubrey Clark keep returning to his signal box - even after his death? Why does the ghost of murdered Victorian actor.
William Terris , haunt Covent Garden underground station? Glyn Worsnip investigates the phantoms of the railways. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Aubrey Clark
Unknown: William Terris
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm the King of the Castle by SUSAN HILL abridged in ten episodes by TREVOR ROYLE
Read by Lynn Farleigh (1)
'Some people are coming here today,' said Joseph Hooper to his son Edmund, 'now you will have a companion. His name is Charles Kingshaw and he's just your age, he's almost 11.' Producer MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Trevor Royle
Read By: Lynn Farleigh
Unknown: Joseph Hooper
Unknown: Charles Kingshaw
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Michael Vestey
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report: market trends

: Open University

11.30 Expression in Classical Music
11.50 Sovereignty

: News

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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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