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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry. followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with FRJOHNMCCULLAGH BBC Northern Ireland

: Today

Presented by Chris Lowe and Phil Longman in London with Peter Hobday at the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by charlotte GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Chris Lowe
Presented By: Phil Longman
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Andy Smith

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Sean Maffett


Unknown: Sean Maffett

: Augustus Carp Esq By Himself

Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Harold Innocent (6)
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Harold Innocent
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Noel Edmonds' Awayday

The final programme of the current series comes from Hull, with regulars Steve Brown , Stephen Pile and MarkMiwurdz.
Special guest Jean Rook - 'First Lady of Fleet Street' Producers JULIE SIMMONS and IAN STRACHAN
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Stephen Pile
Unknown: Jean Rook
Producers: Julie Simmons
Producers: Ian Strachan

: My Hero

A series of three conversations between Cliff Morgan and guests who are invited to talk about the people who have greatly influenced them. 2 Dr A. J. F. O'Reilly -
Tony O'Reilly .
The darling of British rugby m the 1950s, who was once considered for the leading role in Ben Hur. His success as a sporting hero is only surpassed by his spectacular prowess as a businessman. A lawyer and captain of industry in his 20s, now Chairman of the American food giant Heinz, chairman of Ireland's largest newspaper chain, oil investor and architect of the Ireland Fund, he's been described as 'Ireland's Onassis'. But who are his own heroes? Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Tony O'Reilly
Unknown: Ben Hur.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Morning Story

Performer, Performance by WILLIAM PALMER
Read by Michael Tudor Barnes producer SHEILA fox


Unknown: William Palmer
Read By: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Daily Service

from St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol
Lift high the cross (HFTC 508); Ave verum (Elgar); Praise to the Holiest in the height (HFTC140) Reading (niv): Philippians 2, vv 5-11
BBC Bristol. Stereo


Musical Director: Dawn Lankester
Conductor: Julia Wills

: For Schools

11.00 A-level History The Falklands War Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER Stereo (e)
11.40 Sounds Inventive Stage 2
1: Inventing Written and presented by REG FLETCHER Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)


Producer: Elizabeth Cleaver
Presented By: Reg Fletcher
Producer: Douglas Coombes

: Down Your Way

There's castles and climbing, baking and blasting as Tom Watt revisits Colwyn Bay and Snowdonia.
Peidiwch a cholli'r hwyl! Producer LYN HARTMAN BBCBristol


Unknown: Tom Watt
Unknown: Colwyn Bay
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Readers Elizabeth Bell
Presented By: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presenter: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton and Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden
Accompanied by COLIN SELL Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at & 30pm)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Paul Spencer

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner TONY AITKEN reads Wriggly Worm and the Gibble Gobble Gormey by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo
2.00 Books, Plays, Poems The Rain Horse by TED HUGHES Series producer PETER FOZZARD Stereo (e)
2.30 Science for All: New for Old Plastic bottles recycled into trousers and insects turned into records. STEVE BLACKNEL puts materials in their place. Written by TONY JAMES Producer LAMBROS ATTESHLIS (e) Stereo/Binaural The full binaural effect can be heard only through stereo headphones
2.50 Authentic German for GCSE 1: Introductory Programme for Teachers Compiled and presented by LOL BRIGGS and BRYAN GOODMAN STEPHENS Series producer GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (R) (e)


Unknown: Tony Aitken
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian.
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Steve Blacknel
Written By: Tony James
Producer: Lambros Atteshlis
Producer: Bryan Goodman
Producer: Geoffrey Braithwaite

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Blowing Your Top
How often do you hit your nearest and dearest? Andrea Adams talks to some couples about how they let off steam with each other. Serial:
A Parents' Survival Guide by LAURIE GRAHAM abridged in eight episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Maggie Steed (8)
(Music: Ibert's 'Trois Pieces breves') Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Talks: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Laurie Graham
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Maggie Steed

: The Afternoon Play

Gone to Pot by BRIAN CROOKES Stereo

: God's Acre

A year in the life of an English village. In the sixth of 12 monthly talks, Wilfred De 'Ath reports on September in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Wilfred De

: Kaleidoscope

The Most Perfect Instrument Robert Dawson Scott listens in to the Edinburgh Festival Chorus.


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: American Eyes

Six lives and six perspectives of North America emerge in conversation with Anne Brown. 6: Studs Terkel
* INFO: page 75


Unknown: Anne Brown.

: Fine Arts Brass

The five players of this leading ensemble take the opportunity to remove their tail coats, loosen their bow ties and show off their metal, by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire.


Producer: Richard Edis

: The Monday Play

No End of Blame by HOWARD BARKER with At the close of a world war, a promising art student chooses to dedicate his life to the political cartoon. In attempting to put his gift to the service of reason, he encounters all the irrationality of a disjointed continent. Here is a history of Europe in the 20th century and an epic of personal integrity, which spreads from Habsburg Hungary to Stalin's Russia, to the sleazy offices of a London newspaper in the 1960s.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Unknown: Howard Barker
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Bela: Hugh Fraser
Grigor: Christopher Godwin
First soldier/Mik/First airman: Steve Hodson
Second soldier/Stringer/Gardener: Anthony Jackson
Officer: John Samson
First Red soldier/Second air man/First nurse/Secondcomrade: Simon Cuff
Second Red soldier/Fourth airman/Third comrade: Kim Wall
Stella: Maggie McCarthy
BUlwitZ: Manning Wilson
Teawoman/second airwoman: Susie Brann
First airwoman: Julie Berry
Ilona: Alice Arnold
Fourth comrade: Anna Massey
Deeds/First comrade: Hugi Dickson
Lowry/Fourth nurse/PC Hoogstraten: Michael Tudor Barnes
Dr Glasson: Jan Chappell
Dockerill/Second nurse: David Goodland
Strubenzee/Third nurse/Diver: Geoffrey Matthews

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
A journey through China written and abridged in 12 parts by COLIN THUBRON
Read by John Rowe 1: Arriving
A tour of a mental hospital in Shanghai; a night in Mao's bed; a pilgrimage to the Nine-Flower Mountain; memories from victims and perpetrators of the Cultural Revolution.
Ranging from the Burmese frontier to the Gobi Desert and from the Yellow Sea to the edge of Tibet, this book, published today, is a rich mosaic of scenes and encounters with the ordinary people of China today. Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe
Producer: John Theocharis.

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells including special coverage of the Liberal Party Assembly in Harrogate by Sally Hardcastle Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Notes from Abroad

A musical sketch of Switzerland Records

: Open University

11.30 The Key
11.50 Shakespeare's Languages

: 'am LW 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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