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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Roy Davies

: Today

Presented bv Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Life Story (2) by MARIANNE COOK Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Water, Water, Everywhere An anthology compiled by FELICITY HAYES MCCOY (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Saxon Village
3: The Normans Arrive by DEIDRE GRIFFIN CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About The Rainbow Promise by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (e)
10.20 Discovery: Help!
2: People Who Need Help by JENNY NEMKO Presenter lAIN LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Baxter Wall 's Spy Game 2: Count Bosko's Bunker by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (e)


Story By: Marianne Cook
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Felicity Hayes McCoy
Unknown: Deidre Griffin
Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Unknown: Talkwaves Baxter Wall
Unknown: John Taylor

: punters

The programme where you set the agenda
Radio 4 offers you the opportunity to sort out what s bugging you. Sue Marling and Nigel Farrell are on hand with support, advice and a touch of humorous observation. You ask the question the professionals wouldn't dare to.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol If you would like to take part in ■Punters' write, with address and telephone number, to: Punters,
BBC Radio Bristol, BS82LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]#HEARTHIS!:pa9e25


Unknown: Nigel Farrell

: An Infamous Address

Five programmes which revisit the scenes of past celebrated crimes, scandals and intrigue.
1: Providence House, Peasenhall Eighty-five years ago this sleepy Suffolk village was scandalised by the killing of a pretty maid-servant. One man was tried twice for her murder but walked free. Roger Wilkes visits the present house-owner and recalls the unsolved case ofRoseHarsent.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling joins
David Bellamy in Turkey to see if one of the last really wild places can be saved, while Lionel Kelleway has a ringside view of the fallow deer rut among the biggest herd in Britain.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

Remember Remember (2)
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk The New National Curriculum (e) 6: JOHN SELLARS , Chief Executive of BTEC, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR.
11.05 In the News Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London WIA 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Stories from Our Street 6: How the Brothers Divided Their Property (RV) (R)(e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Wild in the City by MADELINE SOTHEBY Read by JOHN TALBOT (R) (e)


Unknown: John Sellars
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Read By: John Talbot

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets a marriage of talents.
Vivien Noakes is a writer and an authority on Edward Lear. Her husband. Michael, is a painter, chiefly of portraits and landscape. They talk about their lives and work, and reflect a little on both. Producer GILLIAN HUSH


Unknown: Vivien Noakes
Unknown: Edward Lear.

: African Encounters

Ferdi Dennis visits another capital in his journey round five countries of East and Southern Africa. 2: Dar-es-Salaam
Under the care of an irrepressible taxi driver, Ferdi Dennis explores Tanzania's capital city. (R)


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis
Unknown: Ferdi Dennis

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: After Henry

in Different Viewpoints
'If the television is a guest in the house, it's rude to exclude it from the conversation. If the television says something, then one would be impolite not to respond to it.'
Written by SIMON BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN , Stereo


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
the television: Simon Brett

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Tommy's Tuba by BEN BUTTERWORTH. Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Natural Britain (RV) A visual introduction to the unit's broadcasts and project ideas. Stereo (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! On the Mountain by RON JAMES Storyteller LOUIS ROBINSON Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): This Old Stone (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badidrempt (6) by DEREK FARMER. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Ben Butterworth.
Unknown: Ron James
Unknown: Storyteller Louis Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray In Father's Footsteps (2)
Sonia Beesley meets Hilary Armstrong , MP for Durham
North West, whose father. The Rt Hon Ernest Armstrong , held the seat for Labour for 23 years. Serial:
Where Angels Fear to Tread (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Hilary Armstrong
Unknown: Ernest Armstrong

: Play: Ave Maria

Set in Co Clare, the action revolves round the discovery of a young girl's body in front of the statue of the Virgin - and the effect this has, throughout the community ...
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Jane Rawunson
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Eileen MacManus: Kate Flynn
Fr Flanagan: Aiden Grennell
Michael: Patrick Dawson
Maria MacManus: Colette Proctor
Mrs Laughlin: Eileen Colgan
Brigid: Marion O'Dwyer
Bernadette O'Reilly: Ann Marie Horan
Mrs O'Reilly: Neasa Ni Annrachain
Patrick MacManus: Brendan Cauldwell
Mrs O'Connor: Daphne Carroll
Jim Kelly: Michael Ford

: News

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde
The 50s were a time of austerity, of punitive conventions, of a grey uniformity ... Soho was perhaps the only area in London where the rules didn't apply.
Writer and broadcaster Daniel Farson , author of Soho in the 50s, takes a stroll round this 'proudly squalid' district of London and recalls some of its Bohemian inhabitants. Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Daniel Farson
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN , Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer CAROLE STONE , BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Carole Stone

: Wildlife Encore

To Fly where the Sun Never Sets
The life story of an Arctic tern by Paul Thomas
Narrated by Andrew Sachs
Arctic terns migrate from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back each year, a round trip of 25,000 miles. Why do they fly so far, and how do they find their way? Zoologists Robin Baker , Euan Dunn and Chris Mead follow the fortunes of one individual, recognised by the numbered ring on its leg -74/B. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Paul Thomas
Unknown: Robin Baker
Unknown: Euan Dunn
Unknown: Chris Mead

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer WILL CANTOPHER


Presented By: Nigel Andrews

: A Book at Bedtime

The Child in Time (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

20th-Century Witness
12.30 The Blitz (1) and at 12.50 The Blitz (2) (R) (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.

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