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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Matthew Rodger

: Today

Presented by 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 DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.
If you have a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts, BBC. London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together:
An Assembly for Schools
The Settlers (3) by NIGEL GRAHAM Presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Australia Project: Books and Poetry
Come Danger, Come Darkness 2: Hunting the Whale, adapted by SHERYN DEE from the novel Dy RUTH PARK. Stereo (R) (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Seventh Sister 3: Boomerang
Written by JOHN WOOD. Stereo (e)
Something to Think About Gifts of Music
Compiled and performed by ROGER FOWLER. Stereo (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by c. s. LEWIS
The Magician's 's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY Episode 3
With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor
STEPHEN THORNE as Asian ROSEMARY MARTIN as JadiS and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Nigel Graham
Presented By: Nick Page
Adapted By: Sheryn Dee
Written By: John Wood.
Unknown: Roger Fowler.
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Robert Eddison

: Who Owns Britain?

A six-part inquiry into ownership today.
2: Blue Bloods on the Green and Pleasant
Death duties took a swipe at dukes, but those who ducked and shielded their land have learnt skilled self-defence. How much of the country is still in their hands and how do they run it?
Ray Gosling sees the Scottish acres of the Duke of Buccleuch and hears from other owners of the Great Estates.
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)
(NextThursday: 'TheCountyGents')


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: The Natural History Programme

In the 1950s, the rhesus monkey proved essential to man for the production of a polio vaccine.
Today the chimpanzee is proving equally important for research into the AIDS virus. But what is the cumulative effect of trapping and trading primates in the wild? Can the species closest to man survive man's thirst for knowledge? Fergus Keeling investigates.
Producer LESLIE JEWELL. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Leslie Jewell.

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk: GCSE in Action: 13: PETER DINES, of the Secondary Examination Council, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR (e)

11.05 In the News: Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, [address removed]

11.30 Conservation - Now Uplands: The latest conservation news and school projects on uplands. Stereo (e)

11.50 Listening and Reading: The Surprise by BRENDA WALKER Read by MONA HAMMOND (R) (e)


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Brenda Walker
Read By: Mona Hammond

: Citizens

Duets and Trios (2) by MARK POWER
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Carvel in Conversation

In the first of four programmes, Robert Carvel talks to four statesmen about the shifts in the centres of power - in Whitehall, Westminster and on the international stage - which they have observed at first hand during their political careers. 1: Edward Heath
Prime Minister 1970-4 Producer SHEILA COOK
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Talks: Robert Carvel

: Lines of Communication

Patrick Hannan , on the hidden perils of language, today looks at the glossy world of advertising.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: You and Yours

Presented bv John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Music by the Sea

In the third of eight programmes, Fritz Spiegl explores the varied repertory of music-makers by the seaside. Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Harry's Very Bad Day by DOROTHY EDWARDS Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Inside the Body TIMMY MALLETT hears your heart beat and your tummy rumble and ROBIN ROBBINS suggests primary science investigations. Stereo(e)
2.20 Nellie and the Dragon by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
3: Nellie and the Ice-Cream Thief with NICOLA KATHRENS and BERNADETTE WINDSOR Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Wings on the Wind by ZOE BAILEY (R)(e)
2.40 Listen! Not That Brevil Hockley! (3) by KEN JONES Stereo (e)


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Nicola Kathrens
Unknown: Bernadette Windsor
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Unknown: Ken Jones

: Woman's Hour

What do women want? If Freud had been a regular listener, he would have known the answer. Presenter Jenni Murray Serial: Cold Showers (6)


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: A Pair of Claws

by MICHAEL GURR with and This Australian play, with an all-Australian cast, centres on Presley Swift who, after a long and distinguished career as a diplomat, feels he is entitled to an honourable retirement.
But Presley and his wife Sylvia share a secret that, should it come to light, would shatter the peace of that retirement. Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Michael Gurr
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Presley Swift: Keith Michell
Sylvia: Diana Fairfax
Simon: Michael Siberry
Frances: Madi Hedd
Joseph: Trader Faulkner

: News

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde
I just found suddenly that I had to write. And it's the most marvellous feeling when you're playing God and the fate of all the characters is in your hands. An interview with author and playwright Rachel Billington , whose new novel
Loving Attitudes has just been published.
Producer WILL CANTOPHER (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Rachel Billington

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.25* PM Letters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Star Terk II

written by TERRY RAVENSCROFT Captain Krik and Mr Pocks rediscover Planet Earth and are interrupted by Janet Street-Porter ,
Humphrey Bogart , Arthur Scargill and Mrs Greenbaum. Jeffrey Holland
Christopher Godwin
Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo (R)


Written By: Terry Ravenscroft
Written By: Mr Pocks
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Mrs Greenbaum.
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Martin Fisher.

: News

: The Archers

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Brian Gear Compiled by LAURIE MASON
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Concerto

A series of six programmes in which June Knox-Mawer introduces a complete recording of a well-known concerto, preceding it with a conversation with the soloist.
This week the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays
Mozart's Violin Concerto No 2 in D, Massenet's Meditation from Thais and part of Zigeunerweisenby Sarasate. Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


Producer: Derek Drescher.

: Analysis

The Need to Know
The current tussle in the courts between the Government and the press.
(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 WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from
10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Treasures

This week Glyn Worsnip signs up for the new Home Guard. Producer HELEN FRY (R)


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer MIKE GREENWOOD
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

Nairn in Darkness and Light (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Help Yourself: Russian Studies Programmes 1-4: modular programmes, in English, on aspects of Russian civilisation in the 19th and 20th centuries. Producer GEOFFREY BRArrHWAiTE 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.

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