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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer tor the Day



Unknown: Steve Goddard.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Punters

The programme where you set the agenda
Radio 4 offers you the opportunity to sort out what s bugging you. Susan Marling and Nigel FarreU are on hand with support, advice and a touch of humorous observation. You ask the question the professionals wouldn't dare to.
Producers JOE DOBRY and MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol
Ifuou would like to take part in •Anters'write,withaddressand telephone number to: Punters,
BBCRadio4, 4. Bristol BS8 2LR or phone: Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Farreu
Producers: Joe Dobry

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Mephiboseth the Forgotten Boy by DAVID SELF Presenter NICK PAGE. Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Noah's Ark (Act 2) A play by MERVYN PEAKE adapted by DAVID SELF With MAURICE DENHAM. ROBIN BAILEY and PETER WOODTHORPE (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Glass Snowstorm written by DAVID CALCUTT 1: December Hill House Narrator SUE JOHNSTON. Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About Maria and Her Visitors by COUN DAVIS. Stereo (e)
10.20 Discovery Treasure (2) People and Relationships written by DAVID SELF Presenter IAIN LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves: Alipore Zoo 1: Treasure in a Dustbin by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)


Play By: Mervyn Peake
Adapted By: David Self
Unknown: Maurice Denham.
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Written By: David Calcutt
Written By: David Self
Unknown: John Taylor.

: An Infamous Address

Five programmes which revisit the scenes of past celebrated crimes, scandals and intrigue. 3: 7Blythswood Square, Glasgow
'Madeleine today would be regarded as very normal. By Victorian standards she was regarded as completely abnormal.'
In this fine town house, a society beauty plotted the murder of a young Frenchman. The family fortunes lay in ruins after a verdict of 'not proven'. Roger Wilkes meets the present occupants and recalls the famous trial of Madeleine Smith.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Roger Wilkes
Unknown: Madeleine Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Natural History Programme

Can the African elephant survive the poaching?
Fergus Keeling reports on the latest wildlife news, and hears about the Florida Everglades where the herons eat snakes and the crabs eat birds. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

Home is Where the Hurt Is (2) (Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk The New National Curriculum (e) 8: Comprehensive Headmaster, MIKE PUGH. President of the Welsh Secondary Schools' Association, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR.
11.05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. 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 (rv) 8: The Seventh Daughter of the Sun (R) (e)
11.50 Listening and Reading The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids from Grimm's Fairy Tales (e)


Unknown: Mike Pugh.
Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to the Archbishop of York,
Dr John Habgood , about his life and work and invites him to reflect a little on both. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Dr John Habgood

: African Encounters

4: Harare
In the fourth of five talks about a journey to East and Southern African cities, Ferdi Dennis finds a part of England tucked away in the suburbs of the Zimbabwean capital. (R)


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Dial M for Pizza

Ever since that first primordial fireball exploded in the void countless aeons ago, scattering energy and matter to the furthest reaches of the space-time continuum, people have been doing funny sketches on the radio. And this is no exception.
Starring Robert Bathurst Brenda Blethyn Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd Producer DAVID TYLER Stereo


Unknown: James Hendrie
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Producer: David Tyler

: 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: The Three Little Pigs adapted by MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Deer Early morning deer-stalking with a deer keeper Stereo (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! The Giant Who Loved Pancakes Storyteller WILLIE RUSHTON Written by RON JAMES Stereo (R) (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Music) The Stone Flower Compiled by PAMELA KENWAY and PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badlidrempt (8) by DEREK FARMER Stereo (e)


Adapted By: Mary Kalemkerian
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Written By: Ron James
Unknown: Pamela Kenway
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Strong Poison: Jenni Murray invites wine expert Alice King to create Christmas cocktails for six women of the 80s: Edwina Currie , Fatima Whitbread, Erica Jong , Suzie Quatro , Su Pollard and Betty Jackson.
0 RECIPE TIMES: pages 15-20


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alice King
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Erica Jong
Unknown: Suzie Quatro
Unknown: Su Pollard
Unknown: Betty Jackson.

: Play: Short on Waste

Two boyhood friends meet and revisit the railways they used to go to collecting engine numbers. But the stations are now derelict, they have led very different lives, and old loyalties are strained....
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: David Blair
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Rodger: Billy McColl
Joe: Leonard O'Malley
George: Jackie Farrell
Father: Martin Black
Mother: Ann Scott Jones
Jimmy: FinlaymcLean
Bobby: Ia1n Dunnett
Trainspotter: Vincent Friell

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: 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 BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Wildlife Encore

The Long Dark Journey Back
The life story of the common eel written by PAUL THOMAS. with Andrew Sachs , Barry Paine and Deborah-Jane Sharpe
The eel swims out of a Devon river and into mystery. It started as a small leaf in the Sargasso, shrunk to a tiny glass elver off the Cornish coast, turned yellow on its journey up streams and across wet fields to Dartmoor and, seven years later, transformed into a silver eel for the 5,000km journey back to the Sargasso.
How and why does it travel so far, in salt water and fresh, in order to feed on one side of the Atlantic and spawn on the other? Nobody knows. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Written By: Paul Thomas.
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Barry Paine
Unknown: Deborah-Jane Sharpe

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow 11.00am LW)

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar? BBC. London W1A 4WW
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from
10.00am toSOOpm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Andy Kershaw

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Graham Greene Anthology

The End of the Affair (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-LevelFrench Voix de France (Litterature) 1: Balzac, Verlaine Compiled by PAUL SPENCER ELLIS Producer GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE (e)


Unknown: Paul Spencer Ellis
Producer: Geoffrey Braithwaite

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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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