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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Robert Patterson

: Today

Presented by Chris Lowe and John Humphrys in London with Brian Redhead in Moscow
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Chris Lowe
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: Five Stories by Muriel Spark

3: The First Year of My Life Read by Dulcie Gray


Read By: Dulcie Gray

: News

: Midweek with Ronald Eyre

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
North Devon, where members of the Chulmleigh and District Garden Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sue Phillips
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefaxpage 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Bicycle by ROBERT WOOLLCOMBE Read by Peter Howell Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Peter Howell
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316); Psalm 95: Genesis 32 vv 22-32; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318) Stereo

: The Learned Clerk

Who pulls the strings of magisterialjustice?

: Home from Home

In the last of five programmes Rita Payne asks second-generation immigrants, born or brought up in this country, 'How British do you feel?' Today Gurdeep Singh and Sureksha Patel discuss the conflicting demands of arranged marriages and individual freedom, dowries and discos; all part of being Indian - and English. Producer HILARY NORRISH


Unknown: Rita Payne
Unknown: Gurdeep Singh
Unknown: Sureksha Patel
Producer: Hilary Norrish

: You and Yours

tackles your problems.
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Raffles

A second series of six stories dramatised by DAVID BUCK with and 1: The Rest Cure
Bunny is surprised and pleased to be invited by Raffles to share the latter's self-imposed
'rest cure' in a large house in Kensington. But Raffles, needless to say, has his own somewhat nefarious reasons for wanting to take a holiday ...
Signature tune composed by JIM PARKER
Directed by GORDON HOUSE Stereo


Unknown: E. W. Hornung
Dramatised By: David Buck
Composed By: Jim Parker
Directed By: Gordon House
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
Colonel Crutchley: Christopher Benjamin
Porter: Laurence Payne
Cabby: Norman Bird

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

RICHARD BRIERS reads An Extra-Special Meal for the King (R)


Unknown: Richard Briers

: Woman's Hour

'History is bunk.' If Henry Ford had been a regular listener, he would have known why. Serial: The Phoenix Tree by JON CLEARY , abridged in 15 episodes by DELIA PATON
Read by William Roberts (1) In 1944, two American agents, Tom Okada and Kenji Minato , are infiltrated into Japan to try to discover whether a pro-peace faction exists. Okada's contact is Natasha Cairns , the widow of a British professor at Tokyo University....
(Music: Ginastera's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jon Cleary
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: William Roberts
Unknown: Tom Okada
Unknown: Kenji Minato
Unknown: Natasha Cairns
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Brandy Brannigan

by JAMES GIBBINS with and
Brandy Brannigan was a footballing legend, and reporting his spectacular successes was the first step up the ladder for journalist and TV personality Jim McTaggart. It is only when he makes a sentimental journey home that the painful truth comes out.
Directed by PETER FOZZARD. Stereo


Unknown: James Gibbins
Unknown: Brandy Brannigan
Unknown: Jim McTaggart.
Directed By: Peter Fozzard.
McTaggart: Maurice Roëves
Alec: Russell Hunter
Jennifer: Joan Walker
Archie: John Samson
Barman: Fraser Kerr
First man: Henry Stamper
Copytaker: Joe Dunlop
Second man: Joe Dunlop
Telephonist: Eva Stuart
Young McTaggart: John Deery

: Time for Verse

The second of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to Jeni Couzyn.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


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

: News

: File on 4

Reporter Jean Snedegar Producer VICKY WHITFIELD Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Jean Snedegar
Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Young, Free and Switched On 'Young people's programming' - a term to make broadcasting executives blanch and the target audience turn off - is undergoing a revamp. An area that's been largely ignored for years looks like becoming the arena for a ratings war, with both BBC and independent companies hatching plots to woo a younger audience of 16- to 21-year-olds. But what are they offering beyond a format of wall-to-wall pop?


Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale 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: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'clock News

with PETER DONALDSON in London and GORDON CLOUGH in Moscow including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: Round Britain Quiz

Presented by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen with Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenging Maurice Hayes and Paddy Fitzpatrick Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Maurice Hayes
Unknown: Paddy Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9. 05am)

: Saturday-Night Fry


: Medicine Now

: Oratory

Melvyn Bragg examines the state of the art of political orators. In the second of five programmes
The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp
The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit. mp The Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , mp, and The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp, talk about the continuing importance of political speeches.


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Unknown: Norman Tebbit.
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Tony Benn

: Latin Americans

A series of eight portraits with Hugh O'Shaughnessy 2: General Gary Prado
Normally Bolivian soldiers use about 50 rounds a year.
With these Americans we fire 500 bullets a day.
General Gary Prado recalls the events, 21 years ago. leading up to the capture of Che Guevara - from the training and assistance given by the USA, to the moment in the Andean foothills when his soldiers brought him a weary, wounded prisoner. 'Who are you?' 'I am Che Guevara.'
Series producer MICK WEBB. Stereo


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Unknown: General Gary Prado
Producer: Mick Webb.

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews with a report on Derek Jacobi 's production of Hamlet.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4.35pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

Riceyman Steps (3)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Marxist Aesthetic
11.50 The Rise and Fall of Detente

: Windblown

In the second of three programmes. Andrew Marriner continues his series on great woodwind players, introducing recordings by the flautist William Bennett. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Marriner
Unknown: William Bennett.

: 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.

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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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