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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV PETER MORAN BBC Scotland. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With RICHARD QUEST
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Charlotte Green

: Falling Towards England

Clive James reads six chapters from the second volume of his 'unreliable memoirs'.
4: Statistical Catastrophe abridged by BRIAN GEAR Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Chapter 5 next Monday)


Unknown: Clive James
Abridged By: Brian Gear

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

and studio guests, indulging in some lively speculation on the week ahead.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Model Responses New York Style by OLIVER BAYLDON
Read by Shelley Thompson Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Oliver Bayldon
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from Kelvinside HUlhead Parish Church, Glasgow (the Parish Church of the University of Glasgow) led by THE REV VALERIE WATSON Hymns (CH3): 0, hear my prayer, Lord (70); For thy gift of God the Spirit (337); Lord of light, whose Name outshineth (510); Reading: Hebrews 5, v 11 to 6, v 3
Organist TIMOTHY REDMAN BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Valerie Watson
Organist: Timothy Redman

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Pedro's Revenge (4) with JILL SHILLING and IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move! 4: Mr Snowman Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (4) Stereo (R)(e)
11.50 See for Yourself Good Measure How Long Is a Piece of String? by FRED HARRIS. (R) (e)


Unknown: Jill Shilling
Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Fred Harris.

: Down Your Way

The lady who taught
Mrs Thatcher chemistry at school, the strongest man in East Anglia and Radio 1 DJ
John Peel all drink in the same pub in the tiny Suffolk village of Combs.
One of them will be presenting this week's programme. Producer LYN HARTMAN BBCBristol


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers CAROLINE JOHN and GEOFFREY BEEVERS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, BristolBS82LR


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Presented By: Readers Caroline John
Presented By: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
For information about this week's 's programme, write for Factsheet No 5: [address removed]


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: The Lady in the Lake

by RAYMOND CHANDLER dramatised in three parts by BILL MORRISON with 2: 'You back up into the shower stall, but you are all out of space and out of living, and then there are two more shots and your eyes are not frightened any more.'
Musical research ADRIAN EDWARDS
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop
Derace Kingsley: Don Fellows
Lt Al Degarmo: Harry Towb
Adrienne Fromsett: Margaret Robertson
Capt Webber: William Roberts
Mrs Talley: Tucker McGuire
Mrs Fallbrook: Toby Robins
TeX: Paul Meier
Dobbs: Bruce Beeby
Cooney: Michael Harbour

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: Paws, Claws and Whiskers Presented by MYFANWY TALOG and CHRIS STUART Today's story: Olga da Polga 's New Home by MICHAEL BOND Script by LEE PRESSMAN Producer ELERI JONES. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Breakdown! Presented by JOANNE ZORIAN and TONY AITKEN Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday 11.20am FM)
2.20 Science Scope Floating and Sinking With FRED HARRIS , JULIE RICHMOND and CLIFFORD NORGATE. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 3: The Mighty Spud Compiled and presented by MARYA BURGESS
4: Four..... Stereo (R)


Presented By: Myfanwy Talog
Presented By: Chris Stuart
Script By: Lee Pressman
Producer: Eleri Jones.
Presented By: Joanne Zorian
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond
Unknown: Clifford Norgate.
Presented By: Marya Burgess

: Woman's Hour

Facts, fiction and fantasy, finance, fashion and food -
Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love and anything women worry about and laugh about together. Serial: Cold Showers by CLARE NONHEBEL abridged in 12 episodes by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Sian Thomas (8) Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Sian Thomas
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Our Roman Cousins



Unknown: Bruce Stewart.

: Kaleidoscope

Pure Fool
When Wagner wrote his sacred festival opera Parsifal especially for Bayreuth, he created all sorts of problems. How were they solved for the first production in 1882 and how have Bill Bryden and Bernard Haitink approached the staging and musical challenges in the new Royal Opera House production?


Unknown: Bill Bryden
Unknown: Bernard Haitink

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.25* PM Letters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Simon Vance

: The Best of British


: 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

: Trevor Howard

(1916-88) in The Father by AUGUST STRINDBERG
English version by MAX FABER with As a tribute to Trevor Howard , a repeat of a production in which he gave one of his most acclaimed performances, the Captain, a role he first played in the theatre in 1964. Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Max Faber
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Directed By: John Tydeman
Laura: Peggy Ashcroft
Bertha, the daughter: Elizabeth Proud
Nurse: Grizelda Hervey
Pastor: Rolf Lefebvre
DrOestermark: Denys Hawthorne
Nojd, a servant: Kerry Francis
Svard, a batman: Leslie Heritage

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer SALLY MARMION
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Sally Marmion
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Nairn in Darkness and Light by DAVID THOMSON abridged in ten parts and read by Denys Hawthorne (6)


Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems City Sugar (1) by STEPHEN POLIAKOFF. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff.

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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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