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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Jenny Carpenter.

: 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 PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: Today Letters BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Through the Looking Glass

3: Alice encounters
Tweedledum and Tweedledee

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Continuing his current series of interviews, Dr Anthony Clare invites one of Britain's best-known agony aunts,
Claire Rayner , to reflect on the major influences which have shaped her life. Researcher RONNI DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
0 HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Ronni Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: The Education of Hyman Kaplan

by LEO ROSTEN abridged in six episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Kerry Shale (2) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Leo Rosten
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Gardening Quiz


: Morning Story

The Solitary Man by PETER HORRIDGE
Read by David Gooderson Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Peter Horridge
Read By: David Gooderson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Awake, my soul (BBC HB 403); Psalm 95;
Exodus 23, w 6-13; The God of love (BBC HB 474) Stereo

: Armada

The Enterprise of England
In the summer of 1588 Philip n of Spain launched a mighty invasion fleet against the England of Elizabeth I. Its 130 ships, 8,000 sailors and 19,000 soldiers presented a formidable threat to the English forces. But by the end of August the Spanish Armada was in tatters. What had gone wrong?
Derek Wilson unravels the myth and counter-myth surrounding the events of 1588. Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBCBristol. Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Derek Wilson
Producer: John Knight

: You and Yours

tackles your problems
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: A Change in the Weather

An unlikely adventure in five episodes by ERIC PRINGLE 4: Still on the run from assorted pursuers, Jiffy and Burco have become lost and found and scared.


Unknown: Eric Pringle
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Jiffy Perkins: Peter Craze
Burco Madrid: John Hollis
Henrietta: Dilys Laye
Louise: Polly James
City Nigel: Philip Sully
B B: William Simons
Det Sgt Digly: Trevor Nichols
Shopkeeper: Amerjit Deu
John: Richard Tate

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Walter Crumpton Has Eggs for Breakfast. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Walter Crumpton

: Woman's Hour

Money, men and motherhood, politics, places and people - Sally Jones and guests invite you to share the hour that highlights women's interests and colours men's thinking. Serial: The True Story of SpitMacPhee(5)


Unknown: Sally Jones

: A Scarecrow Singing

by ALISON LEONARD with an athetoid Bethan's life spastic is transformed by her word processor. But when she has the chance to win a song-writing competition her dreams are in danger of coming true.
Bethan's song composed and arranged by CHRISTINE BLANCHARD Technical presentation by MARTIN GIFFORD. FRANCES SHILTON and MIKE FROST
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo/Binaural
The full binaural effect can only be received by listening with stereo headphones.


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Arranged By: Christine Blanchard
Presentation By: Martin Gifford.
Presentation By: Frances Shilton
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Bethan Jones: Moir Leslie
Jut: Gerald James
Rhiannon: Lisabeth Miles
Eluned: Marged Esli
Ben Rhys: Tony Etoria

: Rich Pickings

A series of five anthologies of poetry and prose in which Hannah Gordon and Richard Pasco celebrate the richness of our garden harvest. 1: From the Orchard
O 'er the gardens grown somewhat outworn
The bees went hurrying to fill up their store;
The apple-boughs bent over more and more;
With peach and apricot the garden wall
Was odorous, and the pears began to fall
From off the high tree with each freshening breeze.
Radio that you can taste and smell!
Producer JUUA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Richard Pasco

: News

: Never the Same Again

In the first of four programmes, Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crises.
1: 'The policeman came to the door and said "Does your husband drive a white car?"' In 1981 Paul was involved in a very serious car accident, was in a coma for three months, and afterwards did not recognise Janet, his wife. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30 News Summary
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 LAURIE MACMILLAN Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Trivia Test Match

First of eight programmes
The 1988 world tour begins at Uxbridge Cricket Club.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Robin Bailey and Robert Powell
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Robin Bailey
Assisted By: Robert Powell
Written By: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: Only Skin Deep

: The Doctors

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power

: Profile

A radio portrait, in conversation, recollection and anecdote


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn goes to a jazz summer school and The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , mp visits The Manchurian
Candidate. With John Hegley 's poetic outburst and Paul Patterson 's composer's diary. Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: John Hegley
Unknown: Paul Patterson
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

The Bible in Spain (13)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Roger Fry
11.50 Arts Foundation Course: Sullivan


Unknown: Roger Fry

: Windblown

In the third of four programmes Andrew Marriner continues his gallery of famous wind players, introducing recordings by his illustrious predecessor at the London Symphony Orchestra, Jack Brymer. Stereo (R)
(Tomorrow at 11.30pm: Michala Petri)


Unknown: Andrew Marriner
Unknown: Jack Brymer.

: 'am L W 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.

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