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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

For the peoples of the East, an individual's animal sign plays a central role in the formation of their relationships.
With help from the BBC's
Sound Archives and comments from a well known animal couple, Barry Fantoni tests the accuracy of this ancient game. Producer ANDREW PARFITT
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Barry Fantoni
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

What has the week ahead in store? Anticipation and speculation with special studio guests.


Producers: Elaine Bedell
Producers: Ian Gardhouse.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting News from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Camel of Zayid by STANLEY WILSON
Read by Garard Green Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Stanley Wilson
Read By: Garard Green
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Malachi 3, v 16 to 4, v 6; Worship the Lord; Wele cawsom y
Meseia; The Lord will come
BBC Wales

: Down Your Way

'Come on Wayne, kick for goal!'
Dancer Wayne Sleep sacrificed what could have been a promising rugby career for ballet lessons when he was a child in Hartlepool. Revisiting his old haunts he's put through his paces on the rugby pitch, leaps around the bowling green opposite his old house, and finds out how walking the Great Wall of China is an enterprising way of getting off the dole. Producer LYN HARTMAN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: For Schools

Australia Project
11.00 Life in the Past Sydney Cove Adventures.... The First Fleet by NANCE IRVINE Producer W ARRILL GRINDROD Stereo (e) at 11.20 Life Today Australia (RV) Written and produced by DEREK FARMER . Stereo (e) and at 11.40 Books and Poetry Booktime Suggestions for reading from ROSEMARY STONES Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS (e)
0 INFO: page 93


Produced By: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Rosemary Stones
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Vernon Scannell
BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please!
BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Presented By: Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Malcolm Stacey Editor PAT TAYLOR
Write to: You and Yours. BBC. London WIA 4 WW


Presented By: Malcolm Stacey
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Ice

A serial in three parts by JAMES FOLLETT
2: Harbinger of Death ...
Sacked from the laboratory in Antarctica, Glyn and Julia try to convince the authorities that the world is in danger from an iceberg half the size of Holland. Narrator SEAN BARRETT
Other parts played by STEPHEN HATTERSLEY. KIM WALL and RACHEL GURNEY Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: James Follett
Narrator: Sean Barrett
Played By: Stephen Hattersley.
Directed By: Alec Reid
Julia Hammond: Carol Drinkwater
Glyn Sherwood: Anthony Hyde
Oaf Johansen: Eric Allen
Admiral Pearson: Don Fellows
CaptHagan f: D Bishop
Walter Krantz: Peter Marinker
Lt Klein: David Goodland
Mason: Andrew Branch

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Old Songs, New Songs Songs and rhymes with SANDRA KERR and TONY AITKEN Today's songs: Rise and Shine Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R) English Resources (2) at 2.05 People Speaking Extracts from broadcasts for use in the oral communication section of GCSE
1: Speaking for Effect Compiled by CATHY DRYSDALE Producer PETER FOZZARD. Stereo (e) and at 2.45 Introducing, The Village by the Sea by ANITA DESAI Producer MICHAEL BARTLETT Stereo (e)


Unknown: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Unknown: Cathy Drysdale
Producer: Peter Fozzard.
Unknown: Anita Desai
Producer: Michael Bartlett

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts you in touch with finance and fashion, politics and poetry, and the lives of women past and present, today examines the history of the courtesan - including the subject of the current serial,
Harriette Wilson.
Her memoirs, read by Patricia Hodge , have been abridged in 15 episodes by HARRIET SMYTH. This week: episodes 11-15. Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIEGREY


Unknown: Harriette Wilson.
Read By: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Harriet Smyth.
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Seleriegrey

: Play: Conan Doyle and the Edalji Case

by ROY APPS. Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Traditional Heirs (part 1)
What's happened to traditional music in Britain since Cecil Sharp roved out in the early years of this century?
Andy Kershaw finds out.


Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: Presented by Gordon Clough and Bill Frost

Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday 's programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: Play: Aristophanes against the World

Classical Greece is the setting for this rumbustious comedy based on elements of four works by Aristophanes. The playwright himself guides us through the intricacies of the plot, which centres around the plight of Dicaiopolis, an impoverished farmer trying to save himself from financial ruin brought about by the war with Sparta, and not helped by his gambling son and dissolute father.
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Aristophanes: Clive Merrison
Dicaiopolis: Alfred Molina
Philocleon, his father: Robert Lang
Pheidippides, his son: John McAndrew
Rabies: Maggie McCarthy
Distemper: Zelah Clarke
Dung-Beetle: Geoffrey Matthews
Euripides/Megarian: Michael Tudor Barnes
Chairman/Boetian: Norman Bird
Ambassador/Socrates: Michael Deacon
Cleon/Lysistratus: John Samson
Chairephon/Theophrastus: Simon Cuff
Pasias: Richard Tate
Chorus: Karen Archer
Chorus: Caroline Gruber
Chorus: Maggie McCarthy
Chorus: Zelah Clarke

: Letter from Eritrea

Eritrea was federated to Haile Selassie's Ethiopia in 1952. Guerrillas have been fighting for independence for the province since 1962, first against the Emperor, then against the Dergue. The writer Jeremy Harding recently travelled to the war zone.


Unknown: Jeremy Harding

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Mike Greenwood
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Jackdaw Cake by NORMAN LEWIS abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Ray Smith (6)
Producer PETER KING. Stereo


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Ray Smith
Producer: Peter King.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: 'amNews

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.

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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