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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Close to Portmeirion in North Wales, the descendants of Clough Williams-Ellis are trying to make a living from trees without any Government help. Tim Finney has been to see them.


Unknown: Clough Williams-Ellis
Unknown: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Robert Patterson

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys with Peter Hobday in London and Brian Redhead in Moscow
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.20* Your Letters
Write to: Today Letters, BBC London WIA 1AA
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five Stories by Muriel Spark

2: The Leaf-Sweeper
Read by Diana Olsson


Read By: Diana Olsson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Nick and his studio guests want to hear your views on a subject in the headlines.
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 00am

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer PETER CROASDALE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 8. 15pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Morning Story

Not Worth the Risk by JEANNE FEASEY
Read by Eileen O'Brien Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jeanne Feasey
Read By: Eileen O'Brien
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5; Lead us, heavenly Father (BBC HB 307); Psalm 121;
Genesis 12, vv 1-9; How are thy servants blest (BBC HB 305) Stereo

: Citizens

Picking Up Your Options (1) by LEIGH JACKSON
Cast for the week:
Directed by MARILYN imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchéne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Melissa: Karen Ascoe
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Ange: Catherine Clarke
Lydia Bryant Parker: Adrienne Corri
Dr Adams: Simon Cuff
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Elaine Kumi: Vivienne Rochester
Policemen: Norman Bird.
Policemen: Laurence Payne

: Snapshots from the Roof of the World

Radio Pictures of Ladakh
In the last of four programmes, radio photographer
Tim Malyon puts you behind the viewfinder of his camera on an assignment in this remote region of the Himalayas.
The Leaping Land of Wanla Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Tim Malyon
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

investigates your complaints and provides help, advice, news and information about your day-to-day concerns. Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours. BBC. London WIA 1AA


Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

The 1988 world tour continues at Redbourn Cricket Club.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings, and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are assisted by Benny Green and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Benny Green
Assisted By: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Written By: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor MARTINCOX


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

RICHARD BRIERS reads The Night the King Could Not Sleep (R)


Unknown: Richard Briers

: Woman's Hour

Has your toddler asked for a lager lately? Is she dissatisfied with your power steering?
In the programme that offers a heady blend of the practical, the personal and the political, Pat Rowe investigates how commercials affect children - and whether they are a suitable target for the ad men.
Story: A Book of Spells by SARA MAITLAND abridged by DOREEN ESTALL Read by Jill Gascoine
The last of three stories Lullaby for My Dyke and Her Cat
(Music: Hahn's Portrait)
Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Pat Rowe
Unknown: Sara Maitland
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Jill Gascoine
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Butterscotch Ice-Cream

by MIKE WALKER with Catherine Clarke as Sharon and Christopher Chescoe as Terry
'What if we were the last people on earth? Just sitting and watching, waiting for the end? It would be beautiful. Beautiful and sad, like butterscotch ice-cream.'
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Catherine Clarke
Unknown: Christopher Chescoe
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer.

: Comparing Notes

Richard Baker talks to two of this country's most successful orchestral managers,
Michael Vyner of the London Sinfonietta, and Ed Smith ,
Chief Executive of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. How have they succeeded in winning audiences in the face of diminishing arts funding?
Producer JUDITH ROLES . Stereo


Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Michael Vyner
Unknown: Ed Smith
Producer: Judith Roles

: News

: The Local Network

There's No Place Like Ham
A nationwide link-up of towns and villages with strange and silly names.
Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton visit Crackpot, New York and Loose.
Members of the 'Idle' Working Men's Club and the 'Ugley' Women's Institute have well-practised answers to all the predictable jibes. But, like the villagers from 'Ham' and 'Sandwich' in Kent, they still can't stop outsiders from stealing their road signs. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
0 YOURS LOCALLY: page 90


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL in London and GORDON CLOUGH in Moscow including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Flying the Flag

An eight-part comedy by ALEX SHEARER
3: A Tooth for a Tooth starring with featuring and There is as yet no extradition agreement between the UK and the People's Republic of.... wherever it is. But some kinds of accusation cannot be lightly brushed aside.
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin.
HM Ambassador Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
the US Ambassador: Stephen Greif
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4. 05pm)

: Revolutions in Sound

6: Record Breakers

: The Learned Clerk

Three magistrates preside over their court from on high. But who is the person who sits beneath them, who whispers in their ear and who is called to join them when they retire to consider a case?
John Howard , a former practising solicitor, returns to the world of the magistrates' court to find out. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.00am)
0 HEAR THIS! page 24


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Brian King

: In Touch

All radio is for the blind, so why do they need a special programme? Tune in to Ian Macrae to find out. Producer THENA HESHEL
Questions and comments regarding the programme can be phoned through to the 'In Touch' team tonight between 8.30 and 10. 15pm on [number removed]. A free quarterly bulletin summarising broadcast information is availablefrom: [address removed]
(send four large saes for a year's supply)


Unknown: Ian MacRae

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents the arts magazine which includes a review of the Royal Opera House's new production of Anna Bolena by Donizetti, starring Dame Joan Sutherland.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Anna Bolena
Unknown: Dame Joan Sutherland.
Producer: Mike Greenwood
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Riceyman Steps (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 War and Peace in the Age of Reason
11.50 Arts Review

: Windblown

A series of three programmes. Andrew Marriner , principal clarinet of the London
Symphony Orchestra, presents a series of portraits of famous wind instrumentalists, beginning tonight with his illustrious predecessor at the LSO, Jack Brymer.
Series producer NIGEL WILKINSON


Unknown: Andrew Marriner
Unknown: Jack Brymer.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: am L W 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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