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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe in London with Brian Redhead at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool
6 30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8,00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN 7 20* Your Letters 7 25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Earth to Earth

Part 2

: News

: Call Nick ROSS:

Each Tuesday morning, 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 8.00am

: Morning Story

Read by June Barrie Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 97; To thee 0 Lord (BBC HB 443); Psalm 119, vv 41-48; Luke 8, vv 5-15; Praise and thanksgiving (AMNS 415) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Captain's Court Case by ANNE FINE
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 00pm)


Directed By: Stewart Conn
Bundy: Martin Heller
Patrick: Tony Bowers
Tom: John Merryfield
Cordelia: Naomi Capron
Jamieson: James Cairncross
Sadie: Diana Olsson
Helen: Vivienne Dixon

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune
3: The Musicians of Bremen Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
3: Machines in Motion by KATE HARRISON Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Mice in the Corn A Welsh folk tale retold by RICHARD ADAMS (R) (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Richard Adams

: The Living World

The Dunes of Ynyslas
Sands may shift, suffer extreme temperatures and be low in nutrients, yet a range of dune toadstools thrive. Roy Waiting shows Derek Jones how these fungi overcome the problems. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Roy Waiting
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements. Chairman Ned Sherrin
Second Round: First Semi-final Paul Campion
(department store executive) Hampton Oates (lecturer)
Ralph Stone (product manager) Questions set by EDWARD COLE and ROBERT WALTON
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Paul Campion
Unknown: Hampton Oates
Unknown: Ralph Stone
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Robert Walton
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis

: 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 Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and Grandad's Fiddle Stereo (R)
2.05 History Lost and Found Before My Time Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT A teenage resource magazine for GCSE students with reports from schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 2: Science Reporting team PAUL CLARK , JUDITH BURNS LYNN DAVIES and ROD MACRAE Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast next Tuesday)


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Presented By: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Paul Clark
Unknown: Judith Burns
Unknown: Lynn Davies

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Black Boys Are Born of Heroes ... sing the Boys Choir of Harlem, drawn from the most disadvantaged children in New York. Lynn ten Kate meets them as they sing a repertoire ranging from classical music to gospel and jazz. Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (2)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray

: The Afternoon Play

It's the Truth!
A farcical comedy byGLYN DEARMAN with Westerby, a TV researcher and When a young television researcher calls on a newly married ex-model, to interview her in utmost secrecy for a televison programme about her business tycoon husband, he has no idea of the chaos he is going to create....
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN. Stereo
• HEAR THIS! page 25


Comedy By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Charles Dunwoody, a tycoon: Timothy West
his wife, Mandy: Jenny Funnell
Robert: David Lerner
Dermot Flash, a detective: Timothy Bateson
Arthur Henderson, a business associate .: Edward de Souza
Maggie, Mandy's best friend: Frances Jeater
Lawrence Hadingsby, a TV producer: Alan Dudley
Elaine Court, Robert's girlfriend: Elaine Claxton
Photographer: James Goode

: News

: Strictly Instrumental

Ofra Harnoy talks to Margaret Howard about her musical life and influences and plays some favourite records.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


Talks: Ofra Harnoy
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: After Henry

(Details on Thursday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4. 05pm)

: Medicine Now

(Details on Thursday at 10.00am LW)

: The Human Voice

Sarah Dunant explores the potential of the human voice and discovers how its power and glory can be preserved.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: In Touch

The programme for blind and partially-sighted people, or anyone who wears spectacles or contact lenses and wants to know what's new in hi-tech or low-vision aids, and the latest research and ideas about eyes and eyesight.
Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15pm


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer JOHN GOUDIE


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: John Goudie

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills 2: Miss Youghal's Sais

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod , including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: A Woman's Touch

Annie Fischer plays piano music by Liszt, Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart. Stereo records


Unknown: Annie Fischer

: 5*am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments
12.30 The Soviet Union in the 1930s and at 12.50 The Soviet Union in the 1950s Stereo (e)

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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