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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney
Producers: Wd Rebecca

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With STEVE GODDARD

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Clive Roslin


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Andy Kershaw

sifts the BBC Sound Archives for news of the past with a meaning for the present. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)
• FEATURE:page 29


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

and studio guests, indulging in some lively speculation on the week ahead.


Producers: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented bv Louise Botting.
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.


Unknown: Louise Botting.

: Morning Story

Yesterday's Tomorrows by R E. BURROWS
Read by Trevor Nichols Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Trevor Nichols
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Lady Chapel of Tewkesbury Abbey led by THE REV ROGER HUTCHINGS with the choir OF THE
Director of music PAUL BROUGH Organist JOHN BELCHER
Jesus calls us! (BBC HB 354);
Reading: Philippians 2, vv 1-11
(rsv); Prevent us, 0 Lord (Byrd); Jerusalem the golden (BBC HB 248)
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Organist: John Belcher

: Down Your Way

Take a beautiful city like Bristol - add a ferry trip, a touch of jazz, a soupcon of history, flavour with chocolate, tobacco, wine and rugby - then sprinkle liberally with TV chef
Keith Floyd 's very own brand of humour and dance your way through the next 50 minutes. Producer LYN HARTMAN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Rumpelstiltskin (8) With JILL SHILLING and IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
8: Pinocchio and Friends Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (8) With RORY MCLEOD and HARRIET POWELL Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Stay Warm, Keep Cool by GRAHAM SILCOCK Stereo (e)


Unknown: Jill Shilling
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod
Unknown: Harriet Powell

: poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Michael Ffinch Readers RONALD PICKUP and JUNE BARRIE Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Michael Ffinch
Presented By: Readers Ronald
Presented By: June Barrie
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC. London W1A 4 WW


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Prompt!

In this theatre quiz
Sheila Hancock asks why actors never work with children or animals. Keith Barron ,
Denise Coffey , Martin Jarvis and Moira Lister tell of the hilarious consequences when they did.
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Keith Barron
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Moira Lister
Unknown: Jenny Baynes

: 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 This week: Old Favourites Presented by HEDLI NIKLAUS JACK MAY reads The Elves and the Shoemaker adapted by GRANT CATHRO Script by LEE PRESSMAN Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Let's Go to the Airport Presented by SANDRA KERR and BEN THOMAS. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
8: Freezing Cold - Boiling Hot Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 2 Nuts and Bolts 3: HAZEL O'CONNOR in 'Beryl and the Brainstormers' e) Trapped (1) f) Trapped (2) Stereo (e)


Presented By: Hedli Niklaus
Adapted By: Grant Cathro
Script By: Lee Pressman
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Ben Thomas.
Unknown: Hazel O'Connor

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. The women's programme that puts you in touch with politics and people, finance and fashion, today includes new findings about male impotence. Story: A Sea of Troubles by p. G. WODEHOUSE abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by John Hollis
Mr Megg 's mind was made up.
He was going to commit suicide. But first he had to dispose of all his worldly goods....
(Music: Lanchbery's Tales of Beatrix Potter )


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: G. Wodehouse
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: John Hollis
Read By: Mr Megg
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Editor: Clare Seleriegrey

: A Graham Greene Anthology

The Confidential Agent Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Children's Books
With the Christmas deadline approaching, Chris Powling picks out good new writing for children with the help of author Jill Paton Walsh and the editor of Books for Keeps, Pat Triggs , and looks ahead to the Beatrix Potter exhibition opening at the Tate Gallery in London this Friday.


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: Jill Paton Walsh
Unknown: Pat Triggs
Unknown: Beatrix Potter

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

Food on the Dole
Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Siegfried Sassoon

The Story of the Young Soldier-Poet
Compiled and performed by Peter Barkworth
Through the medium of Sassoon's own prose and poetry, Peter Barkworth 's tourde-force one-man show moves through the early life of the soldier-poet, from his childhood in Kent, through adolescence to Cambridge, and thence to his 'grim and glad' experiences in the First World War - the idyll followed by the horror.
Directed by DAVID HiTCHINSON A BBC World Service production Stereo
0 WODDIS ON: page 105


Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Directed By: David Hitchinson

: The Lord Mayor's Banquet

Every year on the Monday following his installation, the new Lord Mayor of London gives a banquet in honour of his predecessor.
Peter Jones describes the scene in the Guildhall, London, before the new Lord Mayor, Sir Greville Spratt, GBE TD DL, proposes the toast to Her Majesty's Ministers. The Prime Minster, The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher MP, replies, giving what is recognised as a major speech on the country's position in international affairs.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Simon Broughton
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Graham Greene Anthology

A selection of works by one of Britain's greatest living writers. The End of the Affair abridged in ten episodes bySUEANSTRUTHER
Read by Julian Glover and Kika Markham (1)
Against a background of wartime London the writer
Maurice Bendrix lives out the tragic consequences of his own jealous nature when his relationship with a neighbour's wife comes to an end. Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Read By: Julian Glover
Read By: Kika Markham
Unknown: Maurice Bendrix
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

12.30 French B Branchez-vous! Presented by HERVE LOZAC 'H and CHRISTIAN MARTIN (1) Series written by MADELEINE LECUNFF Series producer TONY STAPLES Stereo (R) (e) and at 1.00 French C La Parole auxjeunes (1) Series compiled and produced by TONY STAPLES (e)


Presented By: Herve Lozac
Written By: Madeleine Lecunff
Produced By: Tony Staples

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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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