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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Michael Harding.

: 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 EUGENE FRASER
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: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Punters

This is the programme where you report on your own story with the help of Nigel Farrell and Susan Marling. Producers JOHN HOLMES and MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
If you would like to take part in Punters write, with address and telephone number, to: Punters. BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR. or telephone: Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Susan Marling.
Producers: John Holmes

: Journey Round My People

Jamaican-born writer
Ferdi Dennis comes to the end of his journey round major cities of Afro Britain. Brixton - The Biggest Island
This south London suburb is the heart of Jamaican life in the capital. A vibrant community, Brixton has produced poets, businessmen and musicians - some though are homesick for their Caribbean island in the sun.


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis

: The Natural History Programme

Have ferrets gone feral on the British mainland, and did the dinosaurs fry?
Jessica Holm and Lionel Kelleway investigate the latest wildlife news and views.
Producer HELEN ODAMS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

Happy Families (2)

: Conversation Piece

In the last of this series,
Sue MacGregor goes to France to meet Jean Vanier , founder and guide of I'Arche communities for mentally handicapped people and their helpers. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Saturday) 0 INFO: page 76


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jean Vanier

: Smith and Son

In a series of six intimate revelations, Phil Smith wrestles with the trauma of becoming a father for the first time. 3: No Stomach for It BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Help, advice and information about your consumer concerns Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Flying the Flag

A series of eight programmes by ALEX SHEARER 6: Political Flu starring with and featuring and The political climate in the People's Republic is milder than it used to be, but political sickness can still strike unexpectedly, and earthworm tablets are not always the answer.
Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin
HM Ambassador Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Nesterov: Peter Craze
Brodsky: Paul Gregory
the US Ambassador: Stephen Greif
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Pobble Who Has No Toes, Had Once as Many as We Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Have you ever known about an event before it happened - had a frisson of fear, a dream, a nagging thought? People who have had premonitions tell their stories in the programme that offers a heady blend of the timeless, the topical and the tantalising.
Presenter Jenni Murray
Serial: Dangerous in Love (8)


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Arnold Smith Is Innocent

Arnold Smith loses his job, his wife and his home - all on the same day. Carelessness?
Gresley Hamlets , the local housing development for which Arnold was reponsible, has much to answer for - one way and another.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Peter Gibbs
Unknown: Arnold Smith
Unknown: Gresley Hamlets
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Arnold: Steve Hodson
Brenda: Polly James
TomDoggart: John Baddeley
Stella: Caroline Gruber
Bailiff: William Simons
Bank manager: Laurence Payne
Annie: Joan Matheson
Vivian: Emily Richard
Carl: Kim Wall
Frank Cobb: Norman Bird

: News

: Bookshelf

'Is he pastor or self-publicist, churchman or politician, reconciler or rabble-rouser, peace-maker or agitator?'
Shirley du Boulay talks to Nigel Forde about her biography of Archbishop Desmond Tutu : Tutu: Voice of the Voiceless. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Desmond Tutu
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1988

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear Producer LAURIE MASON BBCBristol


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason

: From Raj to Rajiv

Forty Years of Indian Independence
Another chance to hear the five-part series in which the BBC's Delhi correspondent, MarkTuUy, charts India's progress over four decades.
Ranging from the corridors of power to the teeming pavements and villages outside, his view of the sub-contintent combines archive material and personal anecdotes with the sounds and voices of contemporary India.
2: Betrayal by Bureaucracy Why inertia and corruption have prevented many of the benefits of India's impressive technological revolution from reaching the homeless and landless poor.
Series producer ZAREER MASANI (R) Book, same title, £10.95 from bookshops

: Anatomy of an Epidemic

The World Health
Organisation's latest estimate is that as many as three million people will develop AIDS in the next five years. Figures such as this, which are calculated by a surprisingly small number of scientists who study the spread of the disease, are the basis of anti-AIDS campaigns all over the world. But how is it possible to predict the development of a new disease about which we still know so little? Geoff Watts examines current ideas about the future of the AIDS epidemic. Producer ROBIN MELHUISH


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Robin Melhuish

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London W1A 1AA Phone [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

A Clergyman's Daughter (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Mathematics: Solving Inequalities
11.50 Arts Review: A Marxist Testimony

: am LW News

FM joins at 12.10am

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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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