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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with KATE COMPSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Compston.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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 clive rosun
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Clive Rosun
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Conversation Piece

I felt for the first time: I know what painting means ... excitement, creation ... and I remember going out from that lesson and walking along the corridor in a daze. I knew I had got the bug, bad!
The Scottish artist
Mary Armour , still painting at 83 talks to Sue MacGregor about her life and work. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Artist: Mary Armour

: The Natural History Programme

Would you rather be hunting orchids and ferns in Papua New Guinea? This week Fergus Keeling asks Dr Jim Dixon of Glasgow University about his plant-gathering trip to South East Asia in preparation for the National Garden Festival next year.
Producer TIM HAINES. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Tim Haines.

: Indian Tales of the Raj

In a series of five programmes
Roshan Seth tells the other side of the Raj story - the experiences and memories of Indians who worked for the British and made friends with them, fought to throw them out but kept their institutions and language.
2: Joining the Club
Indians who mixed with the British remember their encounters with a rigid social code that kept them at arm's length.
Written and produced by ZAREER MASAM (R)


Unknown: Roshan Seth
Produced By: Zareer Masam

: Morning Story

Tree of Knowledge by DAVID HAY
Read by Simon Donald Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland


Read By: Simon Donald
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

: A Geordie in MK

A Good Tidy Up
The second of three tales written and read by Alex Ferguson , cast away in Milton Keynes.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Alex Ferguson

: You and Yours

The Price of Advice
The boon in credit has caused gloom for advice agencies, overwhelmed by people who have fallen into debt.
Organisations like the Citizens Advice Bureaux do not have the funds to provide the advice needed. Should the credit companies, banks and building societies pay for the service? John Howard looks at such a scheme operating in the United States, where even the finance companies have found it advantageous. He puts the findings to the Office of Fair Trading, the debt counsellors and organisations offering credit.


Unknown: John Howard

: Braden Beside Himself


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: The Chimney Sweep (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Fat and Jolly?
'A lot of the time you get pity: disgust, you can see on people's faces.'
'They seem to think you have absolutely no intelligence whatsoever.'
Two of the views Andrea Adams gathered for today's report on the emotional strain of being fat. Three Stories by P.G.Wodehouse 2: The Mixer Moves in Society


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrea Adams

: The Afternoon Play

Team Run by MELVILLE
JONES Steve has left teaching to write, but without success. Desperate, he turns to selling to make money, and so joins his first 'team run'...
Other parts played by su PORTER and STEPHEN HATTERSLEY Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Jones Steve
Played By: Su Porter
Played By: Stephen Hattersley
Directed By: Brian Miller
Steve: Alan Moore
Jenny: Sarah Martin
Hayes-Dunstan: Stephen Thorne
SidHalliwell: Anthony Jackson
Barney: Stephen Hattersley
Jim: Brian Hewlett
Mr Wickett/Dr Claverton: Jeremy Longhurst
Mrs Groves/Old lady: Margaret Ward
Mrs Claverton: Peggy Ann Wood

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Nigel Barley and Amanda Theunissen to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40pm) Written by TONY BAGLEY Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Tony Bagley
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Palune Siville
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
DetSgt Barry: David Vann
Removal man: Andy Hockley

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: The Arab World

An eight-part series presented by BBC Middle East
Correspondent Gerald Butt 7: North Africa
Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria are known as the Maghreb states - those at the western extreme of the Arab world. They have a distinct feel to them that sets them apart from the rest of the region. Each state supports the idea of Maghreb unity; but so far that has remained elusive. Morocco, with its ancient walled cities; Tunisia, with its tourist beaches and growing problems of Islamic fundamentalism; and Algeria, with its austere socialist system: what unites and divides the Maghreb states? Producer ALAN WILDING (e)


Unknown: Gerald Butt
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.

: Images of Liverpool

Liverpool people talk about their city's roots, its traditions, its problems, its image. 2: A Hell of a Melting Pot of a Place
The 'who screws what in where' kind of strike did affect the image of the Merseyside workforce, quite unfairly I think
It's got a history of the worst housing in Western Europe
Contributors include
Mary Borg , Frankie Deegan , Philip Hughes , Tony Lane
Alan O'Toole , Jack Stopforth and Ken Wharton


Unknown: Rogan Taylor
Unknown: Tony McGann
Unknown: Mary Borg
Unknown: Frankie Deegan
Unknown: Philip Hughes
Unknown: Tony Lane
Unknown: Alan O'Toole
Unknown: Jack Stopforth
Unknown: Ken Wharton
Unknown: Michele Rowlands
Unknown: Anita Thomas
Unknown: Amanda Willett
Produced By: Martin Jenkins

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10. Dam to 5. Opm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michelene Wandor Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Michelene Wandor
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

I'm the King of the Castle (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Calculus: Taylor Series
11.50 Poetry: The Romantic Hero

: 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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