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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr John McCullagh

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe 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 PETER DAY Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Augustus Carp Esq

Part 9

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.
If you 've come across an issue which deserves investigation. write to: Face the Facts.
BBC. London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: The Natural History Programme

Kenya has the highest rate of population growth in the world, and also depends heavily on tourism. Fergus Keeling talks to anthropologist Richard Leakey about how this is affecting the country's wildlife. He also visits a tree nursery owned by the Green Belt
Movement, whose aim is to reclothe Kenya in 'a cloak of green', and comes face to face with a colony of tree hyraxes - reputed to be the nearest living relatives to the elephant. Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Talks: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Richard Leakey

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Kreativ Riting by BRIAN MCCABE
Read by Tony Roper Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Brian McCabe
Read By: Tony Roper
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 A-level History Using Documentary Sources: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman? Presented by ANGELA JOHN (R) (e)
11.40 Sounds Inventive Stage 2
4: Composing Written and presented by REG FLETCHER Stereo (e)


Presented By: Angela John
Presented By: Reg Fletcher

: Analysis

: Australia Bound

In 1864, Richard Watt sailed for Brisbane on the full-rigged Young
Australia. Joan Leach introduces extracts from Watt's diary of the 14-week voyage.
With Pearce Quigley as Richard Watt
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R) revised


Unknown: Richard Watt
Introduces: Australia. Joan Leach
Unknown: Pearce Quigley
Unknown: Richard Watt
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Help, advice and information about your consumer concerns Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Hoaxl

William Franklyn Irene Thomas and Freddie Trueman tell the stories.
Tim Brooke-Taylor , you and the studio audience try to spot the lie.
Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo (R)


Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Freddie Trueman
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
TONY AITKEN reads Wriggly Worm Finds a Cure Stereo

2.00 Books, Plays, Poems
Manhood by JOHN WAIN Stereo (e)

2.30 Science for All Clothes, Fibres and Fabrics
From cotton fields and oil wells to the Paris Fashion Show. There's more to clothes than meets the eye. Written by TONY JAMES (e)
Stereo/Binaural The full binaural effect can be heard only through stereo headphones

2.50 Authentic German for GCSE 4: Nach der Schule
Compiled and presented by LOL BRIGGS and BRYAN GOODMAN-STEPHENS (R)(e)


Written By: Tony James
Unknown: Bryan Goodman-Stephens

: Woman's Hour

Introduced byJenni Murray Guest of the Week: Bette Davis
- actress and filmstar
Serial: Prenez Garde (3)


Unknown: Bette Davis

: The Afternoon Play

Rudsey and Chocksborough College of Further Education is falling to pieces. There are cracks in the walls and splits between the staff. A new head of department is about to be appointed - will they stop the rot or undermine the foundations?
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo


Unknown: Frances McNeil
Unknown: Directed By Caroline Raphael
Gordon Jones: Alan Dudley
Yvonne Lamont: Avril Clark
Brian Parsons: Geoffrey Beevers
Jessica Thompson: Karen Archer
Principal: Richard Tate
Hugh Gray: Stephen Thorne
Stevie Stone: Susie Brann
Kate: Karen Drury
Mr Wright: Francis Thomson

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Michael Marshall , mp and Peter Tinniswood to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Michael Marshall
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Carole West continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

Written by JULIET ACE Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Juliet Ace
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Derek Jones Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. BristolBS82LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Carole Stone

: Secure In their Persons

Two Hundred Years of the US Constitution
The document that gave America a Presidency,
Congress and the Supreme Court, still gives its citizens their rights.
On Constitution Day, Jonathan Steinberg , American-born
Cambridge historian, reports on a voyage of rediscovery. The way policemen arrest criminals, judges run schools, women can have abortions - nothing, he finds, is beyond the reach of the Constitution.


Unknown: Jonathan Steinberg
Producer: Julian Hale

: A Woman's Place

1: At Play
Jenny Danks talks to a variety of women (and the occasional man) about how they organise their lives at home, at play and at work.
This week she discovers why most women hate going into pubs alone, who wants a new man, who's sticking to the old - and why the only good husband is a tall one.


Talks: Jenny Danks

: Does He Take Sugar?

Myth and Reality
Threatened with the prospect of residential care. Rod and Gill Surrage , a young couple, both disabled, piece together the story of their struggle to find adequate help to enable them to remain at home and in the community. It is a story that reflects the anomalies and ignorance which exist at every level and which all disabled people striving to remain independent, or to obtain their independence, must encounter and overcome.
Report by Marlene Pease
Enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar? BBC. London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from
10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


Unknown: Gill Surrage
Unknown: Marlene Pease

: This Sporting Life

The last of four programmes Commentators: The Great Commodore Froggatt
In conversation with the sportingjournalist Mitchell Dever , Peter Tinniswood recalls the colourful life of the doyen of all radio commentators. Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Unknown: Mitchell Dever
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer WILL CANTOPHER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
4: On Nine-Flower Mountain Stereo

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle

: Open University

11.30 Popular Culture
11.50 Organic Chemistry

: Enterprise

: 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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