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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
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: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Nick and his studio guests are on hand to discuss, with you, a topic or issue that's hit the headlines.
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.0am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Morning Story

The Tell-Tale Heart by EDGAR ALLAN POE
Read by Brian Gear Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Read By: Brian Gear
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 106; How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142); Psalm 95; Isaiah 40, vv 3-5, 9-11; The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC HB 477) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre On a Plate

Trevor, on a youth training scheme, meets Cook, a know-it-all from the Silver Spoon
Restaurant. Cook wants Trevor to think big-time crime but Trevor wants to be home in time for tea.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)


Unknown: Steve May
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Cook: Anthony Jackson
Trevor: Chris Chescoe
Lecturer: Ian Thompson
Archbishop: Paul Gregory
First MP: Michael Tudor Barnes
Second MP: Stephen Thorne

: The Living World

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas
Why do elephants have wrinkly skin? Why do elephant seals, the deepest diving seals, spend 85 per cent of their life in the ocean depths? Were our immediate ancestors more ape-like than we had previously thought? Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas

: You and Yours

investigates your complaints and provides help, advice, news and information about your day-to-day concerns.
Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan 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: Scotland William Campbell (briefing officer) Ian Cameron
(retired primary school head) Alan W. Lear
(freelance writer) Simon Durrant (schoolmaster)
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
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ian Cameron
Unknown: Alan W. Lear
Unknown: Simon Durrant
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Going to the Launderette (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Integration or Separation? Jenny Cuffe looks at the arguments for and against educating children with learning difficulties apart from the mainstream of state education.
Serial: Reasonable Doubts (11)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

The British Abroad
An occasional series of plays for radio Sylvia Syms
by VERONICA RICHARDS based on the story byALBERT CAMUS
Life with Edmund hadn't exactly been exciting and his proposal that Janine should accompany him on a business trip to the Algerian interior didn't imbue her with enthusiasm. But she found excitement and love in a most unexpected place. with BERNARD BROWN
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (R) (Camus 's 'La Peste Radio 3, 7.30pm)


Unknown: Veronica Richards
Story By: Albert Camus
Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell.
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: David Sinclair.
Unknown: Stephen Tiller
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Edmund: Alan Thompson
Jackal: Michael McStay
Edmund's mother: Anne Jameson
Hotel manager: Robin Summers

: News

: Forest Frontier

Presented by Anthony Smith 3: Power and Responsibility
The Balbina dam in the Amazon Basin is due to flood an area the size of Devon, to provide hydroelectricity insufficient to power the nearest town. Within cable distance is an even bigger installation, using only a fraction of its power capacity, as there is no demand for the electricity it produces.
Anthony Smith visits some of the most threatening projects in the Amazon Basin, and examines the motives of their Brazilian developers.
Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHFjFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Word!

(Details on Friday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Reporter Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Travellers' Tales

In which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. 10: Busoni in America with Edward Petherbridge as Busoni Producer


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Edward Petherbridge
Unknown: Ray Abbott.

: Enterprise

Where Are They Now?
Marjorie Lofthouse takes a look at some of the companies which have been featured in Enterprise. Have they all been successful or have some of them simply become part of the bankruptcy statistics?
(New Series starting on Sunday)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: 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

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm the King of the Castle (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


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 Technology: The Costs of Milk

: 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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