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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Rosemary Foxcroft.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary 6 45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Nicely Nurdled, Sir!

9: Still on the Village Green

: News

: On the Big Day

3: The Gymkhana
Young riders compete for the coveted cup or rosette at the local gymkhana. The schooling, the grooming and the final performance all come together in the arena for the big day. Producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Natural History Programme

Exactly who should be responsible for keeping rivers. lakes and reservoirs clean? Mike Jordan investigates the crisis brewing in Britain's water industry.
Producer TIM HAINES. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Mike Jordan
Producer: Tim Haines.

: Singing with the Spirit

There are in England some 13, 000 churches. Together they represent an enormous body of musical energy and enthusiasm. So wrote Sydney Nicholson , then organist of Westminster
Abbey. But he gave up the most important cathedral appointment in England to found his School of English
Church Music, dedicated to raising musical standards in churches. In this, its diamond jubilee year, the Royal School of Church Music, as it is now known, is confronted by a new climate. Standards have never been higher, but the church, as it has faced the cultural changes of the 60s and 70s, has tried to take on board the most virulent aspect of that culture, its music. Bob Prizeman looks at the school's response to the varying needs of contemporary church musicians.
Producer PHILIP BILLSON Stereo (R) revised


Unknown: Sydney Nicholson
Music: Bob Prizeman
Producer: Philip Billson

: Morning Story

Balthares by PAT SIMEONI
Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo

: The Silent Army

: The Butterfly Collectors

In the fourth of six programmes Martin Wainwright recounts how in the last century, the second Lord Rothschild amassed a stunning two-and-a-half million butterflies using professional collectors - among them Albert Meek , who caught many of the rarest species on his adventurous journeys through Papua New Guinea. Producer JENNY HARGREAVES


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Albert Meek
Unknown: Papua New Guinea.
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Braden Beside Himself


: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

TONY AITKEN reads The Trimble Town Band at the Seaside Stereo


Unknown: Tony Aitken

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor A-Level Blues
So you've blown it. You've failed your exams, or the grades aren't good enough. What next?
Careers adviser Beryl Dixon , Dr Clive Wake and Tony Higgins discuss the options. Phone in on [number removed]Serial:
Charters and Caldicott (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Beryl Dixon
Unknown: Dr Clive Wake
Unknown: Tony Higgins

: The Afternoon Play

Borderline Business by GRANT EUSTACE
A man on holiday in Germany disappears in mysterious circumstances. It must be something big because 'they' have sent for Coningsby!
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo


Directed By: David Johnston
Richard Coningsby: Peter Wickham
Marita Wolff: Melinda Walker
Southgate: Manning Wilson
Capt Hunter: Paul Gregory
Roger Greenwood: John Samson
Alyson Greenwood: Diana Olsson
Julie Vernon: Natasha Pyne
Lt Gerry Wheeler: Andrew Branch
Mrs Evans: Margaret Ward
Sally Plummer: Susie Brann

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Sean French and Susan Marling to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Sean French
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Nick Worrall continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by MARTIN WORTH Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Martin Worth
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: 1887

First of three programmes prowling through the pages of the provincial papers.
Stanley Williamson discovers how they reflected the lives and concerns of the people of York 100 years ago.

: Adventuring Together

D.H. Lawrence and W.E. Hopkin - The Story of a Friendship
Written and presented by ROY SPENCER , with Barry Foster as D.H. Lawrence and Garard Green as W.E. Hopkin
'Whenever Lawrence published a book he'd send one to William and after he died we agreed that the library should accept them on condition that they're kept at Eastwood as a collection.'
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: D.H. Lawrence
Unknown: W.E. Hopkin
Presented By: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: D.H. Lawrence
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: W.E. Hopkin
Unknown: Jack Bronson
Unknown: Ruth Carlin
Unknown: Enid Hilton
Unknown: Anne Jameson.
Unknown: MacPherson Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Researcher Noel Martin Kader
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: Does He Take Sugar?

For disabled listeners and their families.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from
10.0am to 5.0pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

goes shopping in the Sound Archives with something sartorial in mind.


Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Mark Steyn Producer MIKE GREENWOOD
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Mark Steyn
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

In Custody (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Enterprise

: Open University

11.30 Value for Money
11.50 Organic Chemistry

: 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.

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