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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

direct from the Royal Show Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.


Producers: Rebecca Pow
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Keith Clements.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead featuring this week the winners of the Best of British Youth Awards
Today: Rachel Sharman , aged 19 from Salisbury, Wiltshire. Rachel has been blind since birth and is currently spending a year as a Community Service Volunteer before going to college to read for a sociology degree.
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Rachel Sharman
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Call John Howard: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to John and his studio guests.
Producer NICK UTECMN Lines open from 8. Oam

: Morning Story

The Game by PETER FINCH Read by Ray Smith


Unknown: Peter Finch
Read By: Ray Smith
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 9;
Praise to the Lord (BBC HB 17); Psalm 8; Genesis 1, vv 26-31b; For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Miss Scott, Mr Pughs and the Dandelion Clock by MARJORIE WILSON
An Edinburgh lawyer's office between the wars. A story of a love affair that never quite makes it and of unrealised dreams.
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mr Pughs
Unknown: Marjorie Wilson
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Miss Scott: Isobel Gardner
John Pughs: John Shedden
Narrator: Robert Trotter
Mr Collins: Ian Stewart
Miss Gee: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Richard: Sheila Donald
Sprott: Sandy Neilson
Crap: Lain Agnew
Grossat: Iain J Wotherspoon

: The Living World

Why is some seaweed red, some brown and some green? David Nichols joins the holiday makers on Torquay beach to answer their wildlife questions. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

John Howard visits a self-contained retirement village in the United States where the elderly inhabitants need never set foot in the outside world. He asks a leading British authority on accommodation for the elderly whether plans to introduce similar schemes here will succeed.

: 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: West, Wales and Northern Ireland Colin Fearon
(commercial manager)
Malcolm Bielby (credit analyst) Bob Collier (civil servant) Patrick McGarry
(NHS administrator)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Programme devised by JOHN P WYNN Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Colin Fearon
Unknown: Malcolm Bielby
Unknown: Bob Collier
Unknown: Patrick McGarry
Unknown: John P Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

WILLIE RUSHTON reads King Jolly on the Beach Stereo (R)


Unknown: Willie Rushton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Lips red as the rose, hair black as ebony, skin white as snow: could the mirror have known that Walt Disney's first feature-length cartoon would still be delighting and terrifying audiences 50 years on? Brian Sibley re-discovers 'Disney's folly'.
Serial: Reasonable Doubts (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Sibley

: The Afternoon Play

The British Abroad
A series of plays for radio Present Continuous by SONJA LYNDON with and It's very flattering to the ego to be able to change someone else's life and to help them to rebel against an old-established system. But it involves a degree of responsibility that Jane, a visiting English teacher to a small Japanese village, didn't really understand.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sonja Lyndon
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Setsuko: Megumi Shimanuki
Jane: Avril Clark
Mie: Sayo Inaba

: News

: Forest Frontier

2: The Frontier Spirit
Anthony Smith meets the people living in the Amazon Basin - the peasants working tiny plots on islands in the river, the entrepreneurs carving fortunes from great tracts of forest lands, and displaced forest Indians, drinking and gambling in city bars. Can forests and people mix? What are the human costs and benefits of development in the jungle?
Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBC Bristol (R)

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: My Word!

Stereo. (Details on Friday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer NICKY WHITFIELD Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Nicky Whitfield
Editor: Brian Walker

: Travellers' Tales

In which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. 9: Glinka in Italy and Spain with Edward de Souza as Glinka Producer RAY ABBOTT . Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Northern Light - A Life of St Cuthbert

Cuthbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, is one of the most important saints of the North of England. In troubled times he consolidated the conversion of Northumbria to Christianity, and Durham Cathedral was built as his shrine.
In this 1,300th year since his death, Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent, travels through Northumberland tracing the life and legacy of this extraordinary saint. With Anthony Jackson as The Venerable Bede Music by DR MARY BERRY Producer CAROLINE DONNE
Researcher DENIS NOWLAN. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Music By: Dr Mary Berry
Producer: Caroline Donne
Unknown: Researcher Denis Nowlan.

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer SUSAN DENNY
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15pm Details of the 'In Touch
Handbook' in print, tape, moon and Braille, from
Broadcasting Support Services, PO Box 7, London W3 6XJ


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Susan Denny

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm the King of the Castle (2)

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 The Search for Secular Answers

: *am News

followed by an interlude

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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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