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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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 CUVE ROSUN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Cuve Rosun

: News

: Midweek with Ronald Eyre

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Cheshire, where members of the Malpas and District
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Tom Leigh. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefax page 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Tom Leigh.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Catch of the Night by MAUUDE WOODS
Read by Brid Brennan Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Brid Brennan
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

nem, p 110; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Psalm 16; Acts 2, vv 37-47;
God is working his purpose out (BBC HB 177) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Songs on Wheels 4: Let's Twist Again featuring members of youth workshops in Oldham, Bristol and Cardiff; singers from schools in Hampshire and London; and contributions from DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT (guitar) GEOFF NICHOLLS (drums) HENRY THOMAS (bass) and BILL MARTIN (keyboards) Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Barley Street Dump 1: Under Threat! by ALAN LAMBERT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Tap Dance Club All That Jazz Presented by ROY CASTLE . Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Driving Along by FIONA SHORE Presented by ALISON DRAPER ANDREW BRANCH and JILL SHILLING Stereo (e)


Guitar: Deirdre Cartwright
Guitar: Geoff Nicholls
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Alan Lambert.
Presented By: Roy Castle
Unknown: Fiona Shore
Presented By: Alison Draper
Presented By: Andrew Branch
Presented By: Jill Shilling

: The Twice-Promised Land

A File on 4 special series
The last of three programmes on ideals and reality in Israel,
40 years after the proclamation of the state.
The State of Siege
The heroic image of the Israeli Defence Force, sustained through four wars in 16 years, was tarnished by the invasion of Lebanon in 1982, and has suffered further since the unrest in the Occupied
Territories broke out six months ago.
Tudor Parfitt examines the pressures 40 years of conflict, tension and terrorism have imposed on Israel's citizen army, and on the society as a whole. Have those pressures produced a siege mentality which threatens any chance of peace in the Middle East? Producer STEPHEN SACKUR Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Tudor Parfitt
Producer: Stephen Sackur
Editor: Brian Walker

: Home from Home

In a series offive programmes, Rita Payne asks second-generation immigrants, born or brought up in this country, 'How British do you feel?'
4: Birt Kwouk and Choyling Man look Chinese but speak English. This has led to confusions and conflicts within themselves and in peoples' attitudes towards them. Producer HILARY NORRISH


Unknown: Rita Payne
Unknown: Birt Kwouk
Producer: Hilary Norrish

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The last of a six-part convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring and with Preston Lockwood Judy Franklin and John McAndrew The VIPs


Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Judy Franklin
Unknown: John McAndrew
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Gerald C. Potter,: Ian Carmichael
his wife: Charlotte Mitchell

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Hettie the Hurricane. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Up the Ml Live from Nottingham. With students and trainees from local colleges; local bands and new sounds from north of Watford. Presented by Terry Christian Stereo (e) Ring [number removed] between
2.15 and 3.15pm for more information on programme items and free factsheet


Presented By: Terry Christian

: Woman's Hour

What do women want? If Freud had been a regular listener, he'd have known the answer. Serial:B-Movie (7)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Storytellers: 4: Earth to Earth

by Graeme Fife, adapted from the story by Robert Graves
A series of five dramatised stories

Elsie and Roland Hedge - she a book illustrator, he an architect with suspect lungs - had been warned against Dr Eugen Steinpilz. "He'll bring you no luck," I told them. "My little finger says so decisively."
(5: 'The Wonderful Visit' by H.G. Wells next Thursday)


Writer: Graeme Fife
Adapted from the story by: Robert Graves
Director: Stuart Owen
Alice Fiennes: Eva Stuart
Henry Fiennes: Laurence Payne
Elsie Hedge: Diana Olsson
Roland Hedge: Norman Bird
Dr Eugen Steinpilz: Alan Downer
Policeman: Anthony Jackson
George Irks: David Goodland

: Time for Verse

The first of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to Jeni Couzyn about her life and poetry.
Reader liane AUKIN Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Unknown: Jeni Couzyn
Reader: Liane Aukin
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Max Easterman Producer DAVID MILLER Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: David Miller
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Paul Allen reports on the revival of interest in Terence Rattigan , marked this week by the opening of The Deep Blue Sea, starring Penelope Keith.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Penelope Keith.

: 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 HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge Brian Thompson and Michael Bowen
Researcher AMANDA MARES Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Michael Bowen
Unknown: Researcher Amanda
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at. 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: Saturday-Night Fry


: Medicine Now

: Oratory

Although oratory is generally assumed to be dying, dead or irrelevant to the new technologies of communication, in fact hundreds of people are making speeches every day of the week. With politicians, lawyers, fathers-of-the-bride and aspiring after-dinner speakers, Britain can seem a Babel of public talk, some of which is oratory. Melvyn Bragg examines the state of the art.
In the first of five programmes, The Rt Hon Enoch Powell
Lord Jenkins of Hillhead and The Rt Hon Michael Foot , mp are among those who compare the parliamentarians of today with the giants of the past.


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Michael Foot

: Latin Americans

A series of eightportraits presented by Hugh 0' Shaughnessy 1: Nacha Guevara
When they put a bomb in the theatre I knew they were serious -so I left Argentina.
After eight years in exile, Nacha returned to Buenos Aires. made a triumphant appearance in the musical Eva, and became a star. She talks of her career as an actress and singer, the close and often dangerous connection between art and politics in Buenos Aires and her latest venture - directing and acting in Cabaret.
Friends and critics comment on her talent - 'she can be a witch, a lady, an urchin, a clown - anything she chooses'; and her character - 'anyone who can be a vegetarian in Argentina must be a rebel'.
Series producer MICK WEBB. Stereo
BBCbook. same title, £11.95 hardback and £6. 95 paperback, from booksellers 0 HEAR THIS! page 13and INFO: page 77


Producer: Mick Webb.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's arts magazine which visits the opening of the Glyndebourne Opera season and Artsweek in Oxford. Producer KATE WHITEHEAD
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: A Book at Bedtime

Nights at the Alexandra (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Blaue Reiter
11.50 Free Will or Utopia?
12.10am Music interlude


Unknown: Blaue Reiter

: 'am L W News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Photography (R) (e) at 12.30 High Street Photographer (RV) Written and presented by MARYA BURGESS and at 12.50 Setting Up on Your Own Written and presented by SEAN MAFFETT


Presented By: Marya Burgess
Presented By: Sean Maffett

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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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