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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon John Gunstone.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters
Write to: Today Letters BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek with Ronald Eyre

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Hereford, where members of the Leominster and District Gardening Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Dick Robinson
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

The Weighing Up Written and read by Angela Huth


Read By: Angela Huth
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Light's glittering morn bedecks the sky (BBC HB 108);
Psalm 100; Mark 2, vv 13-22; 0 word of God incarnate (BBC HB 191) Stereo

: Pillars of Society

How much power and influence is vested in Britain's leading institutions? Are they changing to meet the challenge of the late 80s? The last in a series of sixprogrammes.
The Zoological Society of London
Do memories of childhood days at the zoo cloud our impressions of this society founded in the Victorian age? What is the zoo's role in the education of today's children and the survival of endangered species?
Hugh Prysor-Jones investigates the science and the sentiment behind one of Britain's best-loved 'days out'.


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library.
Producer CATHY DRYSDALE Questions to: Enquire Within BBC, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley 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


Presented By: John Buckley

: A Change in the Weather

An unlikely adventure in five episodes by ERIC PRINGLE
1: A change in the weather is about to alter the lives of two innocent ladies from Shropshire who become entangled with a couple of Cockney crooks.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Eric Pringle
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Jiffy Perkins: Peter Craze
Burco Madrid: John Hollis
Henrietta: Dilys Laye
Louise: Polly James
Billy: Norman Bird
Driver: Richard Tate

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Brothers and Sisters Poems read by MICHAEL ROSEN Stereo (R)


Read By: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

During the hour when you can meet the women behind the headlines and those who write them, Jenni Murray talks to Eve Pollard, Editor of the Sunday Mirror.
Serial: The Healing Art (10)


Talks: Jenni Murray

: A Different Way Home

Leslie Latchmour lives alone, except for the memories of his sad, hilarious life. He asks you to join him and share for a while his life, his loves, and the haunting pain of those he's lost. It's a life he faces with a special kind of courage. with Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Latchmour
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Leslie Latchmoor: Bernard Cribbins

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which the Orkney poet
George Mackay Brown talks to George MacBeth. Reader JAMES BRYCE
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacKay Brown
Reader: George MacBeth.
Reader: James Bryce
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Helen Boaden


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Scratching a Living
Jackie Kay is a poet and playwright in her 20s, whose work has appeared widely in magazines, though she hasn't yet published a book. Nick Herrett is a performer and writer, whose one-man shows have won rave reviews. But he's still performing to a handful of people in a room above a pub. Kaleidoscope keeps a diary of their attempts to scratch a living from their art. Producer JULIAN MAY


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Nick Herrett

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5,00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Quote.... Unquote

Humphrey Lyttelton Martin Jarvis
Gemma O'Connor and Dr Stefan Buczacki choose their favourite quotations about actors and acting, and suggest pithy comments for visitors' books! Devised and presented by Nigel Rees. Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Gemma O'Connor
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Presented By: Nigel Rees.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Presented by Peter Day


Presented By: Peter Day

: Talking Theatre

Robert Cushman in conversation with Mike Alfreds Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Mike Alfreds
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The Doctors

: Soavs and Saddlebacks

'They are time capsules.... it's as though the tide of agricultural progress receded, leaving some things on the strand line.'
Soay sheep were domesticated at the dawn of agriculture and saddleback pigs were once leaders in their class. Now they are historical curiosities.
Colin Tudge discovers how these, and a distinguished cast of other domestic animals, were almost lost in the face of commercial pressure, and considers whether such breeds may not still have a role to play. Producer AUSON RICHARDS (R)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Auson Richards

: Latin Americans

Rubens Barbosa
The last in a series of eightportraits presented by Hugh 0' Shaughnessy.
Brazil, the biggest country in Latin America, has gained territory from all of its neighbours by diplomatic rather than military means. Rubens Barbosa , an ambassador living in Brasilia, describes his career and reveals some of the tricks of a diplomat's trade.
Series producer MICK WEBB Stereo
Book £11.95 hardback, £6.95 paperback, from booksellers


Unknown: Rubens Barbosa
Unknown: Rubens Barbosa

: Kaleidoscope

Tony Palmer presents the arts magazine, which tonight includes Be Bop a Lula,
Bill Morrison 's new play set in the rocking 60s and premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse. Producer CARROLL MOORE


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Bill Morrison
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

And So Did I (6) 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 Modern Art: Uhde and Kahnweiler Sales
11.50 Expression in Classical Music

: am News

FM joins at 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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