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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Konstant

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power
You, the Punters, report on your own stories with the help and support of Susan Marling and Eric Robson.
You ask the questions and investigate an intriguing range of life's injustices, problems and quirks. Join the Punters chase for answers and share the informative, entertaining and often unexpected results.
Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM Editor MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
If you would like to take part in Punters write, with address and telephone number, to: Punters. BBC Radio 4 Bristol BS8 2LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Uncle Mort's North Country

by PETER TINNISWOOD in five episodes starring with
Carter Brandon was given a week off work. So he decided he would spend the time taking day trips in his car. Uncle Mort went with him. This is what happened.
2: Fallen Comrades
Narrator Christian Rodska Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Carter Brandon
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thome
Carter: Peter Skellern

: The Natural History Programme

Portland Bill in Dorset is famous for its bird life, but in summer some rather different animals are on the wing. At this time of year you can see more species of butterflies - including the elusive blues - than anywhere else in Britain. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm present news from the wild world. Producer HELEN ODAMS BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

Read All about It (2) Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: On the Day I Was Born

In the third of four programmes, Larry Harris delves into the dailies for the stories that hit the news on a guest's date of birth. What hit the headlines and why? Producer KATHRYN MOORE BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Larry Harris
Producer: Kathryn Moore

: Tales of the Loch

Fourth of six programmes Bruce Sandison talks with Christopher Lowell about Loch Awe in Argyll.
(First broadcast on BBC Scotland)


Talks: Bruce Sandison
Unknown: Christopher Lowell

: You and Yours

Help, advice and information about your consumer concerns presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Blandings

Heavy Weather by P.G. WODEHOUSE (3) Stereo


Unknown: P.G. Wodehouse

: 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

4: The Chimney Sweep (R)

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that celebrates the achievements of women throughout the world, Dilly Barlow meets
Janice Honeyman , one of the artistic directors of the Market Theatre of Johannesburg, a company deeply committed to its black audience.
Serial: The True Story of Spit MacPhee by JAMES ALDRIDGE abridged in nine episodes by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Nigel Graham (1) When young Spit MacPhee comes to live with his grandfather, the small
Australian town of St Helen fears for his future. For Fyfe MacPhee , although a skilled clock repairer, is a crazy old man.
(Music: Lloyd Webber's Variations for Cello and Six-Piece Rock Band)


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Janice Honeyman
Unknown: James Aldridge
Read By: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Spit MacPhee
Unknown: Fyfe MacPhee

: The Slide-Rule Engineer

John Irwin is only 48, yet the world of the 1940s and 50s in which he was born and brought up seems to have vanished.
That is the world he belonged to, and trying to cope with the uncertainties of the 80s is not easy.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE


Unknown: Stewart Love
Unknown: John Irwin
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
the slide-rule engineer: Mark Mulholland
Father: Martln Maguire
Mother: Aingeal Grehan
Young John: Owen McCrossan
Preacher: Denys Hawthorne
Uncle Andy: George Shane
Teacher: Libby Smyth
Irene: Stella McCusker
BOSS: Patrick Brannigan
Mary: Tracey Lynch
Young Mary: Katey Gledhill

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Nick Davies and Martyn Harris to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nick Davies
Unknown: Martyn Harris

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
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: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News



Unknown: Simon Vance

: Brain of Britain 1988


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by Caroline Parsons Producer LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Laurie Mason

: The Dream

Martin Luther King dreamt of a time when all Americans would be free and equal at last. When he died, he believed that dream was close to becoming a reality. He had seen the promised land, he said, the night before he was shot.
Martin Luther King died 20 years ago, but for many black
Americans the promised land is still not in sight. They may be free, but when will they be equal?
Presented by Sally Hardcastle Producer JOLYON MONSON (R)


Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Presented By: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: Jolyon Monson

: Anything You Can Do

Fifty years ago, the blue streamlined Mallard broke the world record for steam engines. reaching 126mph - a record which still stands. Piers Bishop tells of the record attempt and traces the rivalry between two great railway engineers in the 'Golden Age of Steam'. Producer IVAN HOWLETT
BBC North East. Stereo (R)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PHASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 1AA Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Phase

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook and including reviews of the Kirov and Australian Ballet companies and the concert tour by Prince.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

The Bible in Spain (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 'Germinal': Fact and Fiction
11.50 Maths: Algebra on the Computer

: 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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