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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the day with JUDITH O'NEILL Stereo


Unknown: Judith O'Neill

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: John Inverdale

: Behind the Wall

12: To the Gobi Stereo

: 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.
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 BS82LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: My Grandfather

The first of five recollections by DENIS CONSTANDUROS 'As time goes by the accumulation of mental bric-a-brac fills the mind with a rich and varied store of junk which can yield unlimited wealth to the careful scavenger. I make no claim that these memories of my grandfather are in any way accurate.
I merely state that they are as I found them: the junk in my own personal boxroom.' Read by Benjamin Whitrow Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Read By: Benjamin Whitrow
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The Natural History Programme

How does a 12-foot-long walrus tell the difference between a small stone and a clam? With the spaghetti-like hairs on its lips, of course. Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling find out why at least nine out often clams don't prefer whiskers. Producer HELEN ODAMS BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Helen Odams

: An Act of Worship

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

: Citizens

Or Sink Like a Stone (2)
Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Prophets Returned

Four conversations in which
Derek Cooper hears from people whose theories about food were ahead of their time. 3: The Living Soil
Derek Cooper talks to Lady Eve Balfour - patrician, farmer, 'crank' and revolutionary. In her book The Living Soil, published in 1943, Lady Eve pulled together the work of such pioneering scientists as McCarrison and Howard and used her own farming experience to show that the health of the soil, plants, animals and humans was inextricably linked. Officially her views were met with silence, incomprehension or derision. Today her work seems remarkably prophetic. Producer SHEILA DILLON
(Re-broadcast next Saturday) 0 INFO: page 76


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Talks: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: That's What I Like about the North

In a series of six talks,
Martin Wainwright explains what it is he likes about the North. 2: Hecky Thump
In which northern speech reveals the character of the region.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Factsheet No 34 write to:
You and Yours, BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy



Unknown: John Le Carre

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Donald and the Wobbly Pile Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

The programme that gives women their kicks invites you to lift up your skirts and explore the history of the naughtiest dance of the 1890s: the can-can. Serial: The Colour of Murder by JULIAN SYMONS , abridged in 12 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by Crawford Logan and Douglas Blackwell (12)
(Music: Cooke's Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Crawford Logan
Read By: Douglas Blackwell
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Hate Mail

by T. SMITH with
Sgt Wicker 's last week before retirement starts out with a less than thrilling case of a vandalised garden. But it soon escalates to something very much nastier.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Unknown: T. Smith
Unknown: Sgt Wicker
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Det Sgt Wicker: William Simons
Det Con Blake: Ian Targett
Jill Compton: Joanna MacKie
Mark Compton: Philip Sully
Ada: Barbara Atkinson
Dr Stanton: Laurence Payne
Wardley: Norman Bird
Jane Bradbury: Diana Katis
Sgt Clark: Michael Tudor Barnes

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Rebecca Fraser and Christopher Matthew to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBCBristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Rebecca Fraser
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Test Match Report
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

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

Written by PAUL BURNS
BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)


Written By: Paul Burns
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Carrington
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk

: A Musical Evening in Spain

Teresa Berganza In the last of three conversations, Teleri Bevan talks with the renowned Spanish mezzo-soprano.
Producer MARK OWEN. BBC Wales


Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Talks: Teleri Bevan
Producer: Mark Owen.

: Journey Round My People

In a series of six talks,
Ferdi Dennis goes on another journey into Afro-Britain. 3: Handsworth Style
Fashion shows are very popular with young Afro-Britons, not least because the rag trade is becoming a major outlet for employment, enterprise and confidence-building.


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Rebels

(Details tomorrow at 11.32am)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar? BBC, London W1A 1AA Phone [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Questions from the Past

Three programmes in which, with the benefit of hindsight, Glyn Worsnip goes into the BBC Sound Archives to discover whether Any Questions of yesterday remain unanswered. 2: Politics
Producer VIV BLACK


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen , including a visit to a rock summer school and a review of the prizewinning film A World Apart.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Lis Edwards

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Stories
2: The Imperial War Museum Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Continental Cabaret Chansons

The last of eight programmes Nightmares and Fantasies...... With LES FRERES JACQUES.
Records (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Les Freres Jacques.
Unknown: Marianne Oswald.
Unknown: Marita Grundgens.
Unknown: Jean Cocteau. Stellakis Perpiniadis
Unknown: Kabarett Der Klassiker
Producer: John Thornley

: Open University

11.36Realism and Interrogative Text
11.50 Palladio: The Ideal Villa

: am LW 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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