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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

followed by a five-day weather forecast Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with CANON JOHN GUNSTONE BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Canon John Gunstone

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and David Lomax
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: David Lomax
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Andy Kershaw

seeks enlightenment in the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: News

: Start the Week

What has the week ahead in store? Anticipation and speculation with special studio guests.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the fast-changing field of personal savings and focuses on the financial problems of everyday life.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Read by Paul Copley Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Paul Copley
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

direct from the Chapel of Bramdean School, Exeter led by THE REV ERNEST REA God is love (Barry Rose )
Hymn: Lord Jesus, think on me (NEH 70)
Anthem: Turn thee again (Attwood)
Hymn: Lord of all hopefulness (HHFT61)
Director of music DONALD HANSON Guest conductor BARRY ROSE Organist CHRISTOPHER MEECH BBCBristol Stereo


Unknown: Ernest Rea
Unknown: Barry Rose
Music: Donald Hanson
Organist: Christopher Meech

: Take a Place Like....

Warwick Stanley Ellis , John Grundy and Dr Juliet Barker follow the bear - and the ragged staff - to the town which boasts 'the finest medieval castle in England'. In a programme which spans the centuries, they tackle the ex-stunt man, turned red knight; learn how Victorians did the family wash; and view the future from the artificial hills of Warwick's new technology park. The bear and the ragged staff? That was the emblem of the Earls of Warwick - since adopted by the town.


Unknown: Warwick Stanley Ellis
Unknown: John Grundy
Unknown: Dr Juliet Barker
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Fleur Adcock Readers ELIZABETH BELL and GARARD GREEN
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBCBristol. Stereo


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Presented By: Readers Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Debbie Thrower
Editor: Ken V Ass

: Brain of Britain 1988

Chairman Robert Robinson Second Semi-Final
Midlands and the North West William Muir (tax inspector) Ian Meadows (van driver)
Anthony Martin (librarian) David Hesp (lecturer)
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: William Muir
Unknown: Ian Meadows
Unknown: Anthony Martin
Unknown: David Hesp
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

'Don't put mustard in the custard!' MICHAEL ROSEN reads his poems. Today: All Round the House Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

Politics, places and people, finance, fashion and food -
Jenni Murray and guests invite you to share the hour that highlights women's interests and colours men's thinking. Serial: The Healing Art by A. N. WILSON abridged in 13 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Alwyne Taylor (8) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: A. N. Wilson
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Alwyne Taylor

: Love and the Great Western

A play by BARRY THOMAS. Stereo


Play By: Barry Thomas.

: Kaleidoscope

John Russell Taylor investigates photography and the way it has clicked with the public and the art market.


Unknown: John Russell Taylor

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The News Quiz

Veteran broadcaster Ludovic Kennedy and veteran trendy John Walters are this week's guests, joining sprightly and youthful regulars
Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren in four laps around the week's news Barry Took is in the Chair. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: Headlong Hall

It was the winter of 1815 and Harry Headlong, like all Welsh squires, was fond of shooting, hunting and drinking. But, unlike other Welsh squires, he became seized with a passion to form the acquaintance of philosophers and dilettanti. In fact it became his chief wish to have them all at Headlong Hall....

Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
Hear This! page 15


Writer: Thomas Love Peacock
Dramatised by: James Saunders
Composer: Terence Allbright
Violin: Katherine Adams
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Director: Matthew Walters
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Escot, the deteriorationist: Daniel Massey
Foster, the perfectibilian: Ronald Lacey
Jenkison, the statu-quo-ite: John Grillo
Cranium, the craniologist: John Horsley
Headlong: William Simons
Gaster: Alan Dudley
Milestone: Andrew Branch
Gall/Butler/Sexton: Simon Cuff
Panscope: Norman Bird
Chromatic: John Baddeley
O'Prism: Richard Tate
MacLaurel: Michael Deacon
Tenorina/Caprioetta: Caroline Gruber
Cephalis: Polly James
Graziosa/Aunt Brindle-Mew: Joan Walker

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents the arts magazine which tonight includes the Festival of South Asian Dance and Music being held in Crawley this week, with Ravi Shankar among those taking part.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Ravi Shankar
Producer: Fiona McLean
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

And So Did 1(4) Stereo

: 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 Open Forum: News - Views
11.50 Expression in Classical Music

: News

FMjoinsat 12.10

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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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