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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Bruce Cameron.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
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* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Desert Island Discs

William Davis in conversation with Michael Parkinson. Stereo


Unknown: William Davis
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.

: Flashback

The first of eight programmes in which novelist Joseph Hone revisits scenes of his youth
France: Meeting with the Master How a young Irishman lands a job in the movies. (R)


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

American Dreamer, written and read by Harry Towb Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Harry Towb
Producer: Chris Spurr

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25: Thou art the way (BBC HB 338); Te deum laudamus; Luke 4, w 14-21; Thanks to God whose word was spoken (Bp 82) Stereo

: Analysis

The Islam Factor
Militant fundamentalism is seeping south into countries like Nigeria, arousing the kind of truculent Christian opposition that it has not met before. This is worrying because rags-to-riches-to-rags Nigeria is, uniquely in black Africa, showing some of the glimmerings that launched Korea and Taiwan.
Mary Goldring describes why the way Nigeria shapes up will have implications beyond the wellbeing of its own people. Producer FRASER STEEL

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD Somewhere to Live by ELERI JONES (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Bowater Merryweather and the Chemifizz Catastrophe (6) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: Timpson's England

3: The Wondrom Waterways

: You and Yours

John Howard presents the second of four programmes looking at the radical changes in the social security system which come into effect in April. Are any of your family unemployed? On a low wage? On an occupational pension? A widow, a one-parent family, disabled, or caring for someone who is? If so, they will probably be affected by the new legislation. You and Your
Benefit looks at the difference it will make to elderly people. Producer BRIDGET OSBORNE


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Presented By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Daphne the Dry Duck. Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In Bram Meets the Fones by FRANCESCA ZEISSL and The Man Who Loved Pancakes by JEAN KENWARD. Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree
6: The Amazing Secret Music-Maze by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing Presented by BILL TORRANCE This week: A Harvest Kim, Dirleton, East Lothian BBC Scotland. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Francesca Zeissl
Unknown: Jean Kenward.
Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary James
Unknown: Simon Mayor
Presented By: Bill Torrance

: Woman's Hour

from Newcastle upon Tyne Gillian Reynolds talks to
Catherine Cookson , one of the world's best-selling authors, whose stories centre around the people and the history of the north east of England.
Serial: Corporal Jack (10)


Talks: Tyne Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Catherine Cookson

: The Old Wives' Tale

by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised in six parts by PETER MACKIE withand
4: 1871-84
In Bursley, Constance must cope with her husband's obsessive involvement in a murder case, while across the Channel, despite the siege of Paris, Sophia is dining out with an admirer.


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter MacKie
Directed By: Philip Martin
Constance: Annie Raitt
Sophia: Susan Tracy
Arnold Bennett: Terry Molloy
Samuel Povey: Kim Durham
Chirac: Simon Cuff
Daniel Povey/Carlier: Stephen Hattersley
Critchlow/Louis: Edwin Richfield
Miss Insull/Honorine: Hekli Niklaus
Cyril Povey: David Learner
Amy: Cynthia Cherry
Sailor: Terry Molloy

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

The 'Isle of Wight County Press' versus the 'Isle of Wight Weekly Post'
The third leg of Tony Wilkinson 's tour of Local
Newspaper Britain takes him to the Isle of Wight. Two papers are battling for the island's readers. For the long-established County Press nothing is too parochial - even library book fines are listed. But the younger, newsier Weekly Post can't dent its rival's massive circulation. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30* News Summary
5.25* PM Letters
5.31* City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Tom Boswell , Clive Jacobs and Alanah Martin. Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Alanah Martin.
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.
Producer CATHY DRYSDALE. Stereo (Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)
0 HEAR THIS! page 20


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Norman Fowler , mp, Secretary of State for Employment
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp Farrukh Dhondy , writer and commissioning editor, Channel 4 Multicultural Programmes Roland Long, industrialist, Member, CBI Council from Enderby, Leicestershire Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Norman Fowler
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Farrukh Dhondy
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Law in Action

The topical weekly magazine about issues thrown up by the Courts and by Parliament
Presented by John Eidinow Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF


Presented By: John Eidinow
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Bhundu Beats
After touring the UK for nearly two years, the Bhundu Boys have gone back to their home, Zimbabwe.
Phil Korbel went with them to find out more about the music of a country which is now so firmly placed on the map of world music.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Producer: Peter Everett

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (10)


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Royce Mills. Written by MARK BURTON
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Royce Mills.
Written By: Mark Burton
Written By: John O'Farrell
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Robert Unford
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Parsons Peter Hickey
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Deutsch fur die Oberstufe Compiled and produced by CAROLINE SARLL (e)
1: Berlin - eine typische Grossstadt? and at 12.50
2: Aktuelle Themen

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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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