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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with KATE COMPSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Compston.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.20*, 8.20* Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and CHARLES COLVILE in London
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Leaving Home

Written and read by Garrison Keillor 5: Life Is Good


Read By: Garrison Keillor

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

5: The Song of the Jellicles Reader Fenella Fielding Stereo (Monday: 'Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The Most Rev
Trevor Huddleston in conversation with Sue Lawley. Stereo


Unknown: Trevor Huddleston

: Famous for 15 Minutes

A series of six programmes with Jenni Mills
2: In 1983 PC Billy Burns was shot in the face by robbers trying to make a getaway from a bank robbery - he survived a hero, but has found it hard to put it behind him.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Billy Burns
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: International Assignment



Unknown: Bernard Thompson

: Morning Story

The Peas by KATHLEEN MACONOCHIE Read by Ralph Riach Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Kathleen MacOnochie
Read By: Ralph Riach
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 153); Psalm 47;
1 Corinthians 12, w 1-11; There's a spirit in the air (Bp 88). Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search. At Home Written and presented by ASTLEY JONES. (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Cinderella with IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Astley Jones.

: I Say, I Say

David Crystal , using a nasal twang, a husky voice, a creaky tone, and doing some fairly everyday things with his throat, tongue, palate and velum says, 'Don't look at me in that tone of voice.' Producer ALAN WILDING (R)


Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: You and Yours

Call to Account
Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy
The 1960s are in full swing and transistors throughout the land are, as Russell Davies recalls, tuned to an ever-widening spectrum of talent, covering everything from nouveau-knockabout to the more considered comedy of 'the intellectuals'.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Written By: Russell Davies
Producer: Neil Cargill

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Let's Play It Again Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and ALEX NORTON. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox. An Evening at Alfie's 's by SHIRLEY HUGHES Busy Brown Hen by JEAN KENWARD. Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree The Gaggle of Music Games (2) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 The Friday Serial Tim All Alone and Tim's Friend Towser by EDWARD ARDIZZONE Read by BERNARD CRIBBINS (e)


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Alex Norton.
Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Unknown: Jean Kenward.
Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary James
Unknown: Tim All Alone
Unknown: Edward Ardizzone
Read By: Bernard Cribbins

: Woman's Hour

from Cardiff
If Oedipus had been a regular listener he'd have known what his mother really wanted. Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist (5) Presenter Sian Roberts


Presenter: Sian Roberts

: Cold Comfort Farm: 4: Flora's Rights Again

by Stella Gibbons, adapted in four parts by Elizabeth Proud
Will Flora get her rights at last?
(Stereo) (R)


Author: Stella Gibbons
Adapted by: Elizabeth Proud
Piano: Terence Allbright
Cello: Richard Apley
Director: Ian Cotterell
Flora Poste: Patricia Gallimore
Reader: John Westbrook
Stella Gibbons: Elizabeth Proud
Adam Lambsbreath: Cyril Shaps
Mrs Beetle: Miriam Margolyes
Earl P Neck: Nigel Anthony
Mr Mybug: Michael Spice
Seith Starkadder: Sion Probert
Aunt Ada Doom: Fabia Drake
Judith: Margaret Robertson
Rennett/Phoebe: Christine Absalom
Amos Starkadder: John Hollis
Reuben: Trevor Martin
Mrs Hawk-Monitor: Margot Boyd
Dr Mudel: John Rye
Abbe: Malcolm Hayes
Letty: Pauline Letts
Susan: Diana Bishop
Elfine Starkadder: Jane Knowles
Hawk-Monitor: Stephen Garlick
MiCah: Alexander John
Harkaway: David Timson
Urk: Christopher Scott
Pent-Hartigan: Nigel Anthony
Charles Fairford: David McAlister

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

A series of six programmes. Joined to Cornwall by helicopter and steamer - except on Sundays - the Scilly Islanders enjoy a relaxed life. The chairman of the local authority is a rock drummer and the newsagent the local reporter. Tony Wilkinson brings back all the news. 2: The Cornishman
The Scilly Isles edition in holiday mood.
Written and compiled by TONY WILKINSON


Reporter: Tony Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Olympic Report
5.25 PM Letters: 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs is in the driving seat, with Tom Boswell firing on all cylinders; Alanah Martin signals extra directions for transport on land, sea and air. Producer MOLLY PRICE-OWEN


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Molly Price-Owen

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer ANNE HOWELLS. Stereo (Revised repeat next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells.

: Any Questions?

Lord Young of Graffham, Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp The Rt Hon David Owen , mp Rosalind Miles , Head of the Centre for Women's Studies, Coventry Polytechnic tackle the issues raised in Grove, Oxfordshire.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Stop Press

with Geoffrey Goodman Producer JOHN FORSYTH


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: John Forsyth

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Sir John Johnston was the last official censor. On the 20th anniversary of the abolition of that office, he talks to Michael Billington about his role at a time censorship might return - if it hasn't already.


Unknown: Sir John Johnston
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Carroll Moore.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase by GEORGES SIMENON translated by ElLEEN ELLENBOGEN abridged in ten episodes by ANDREW SIMPSON
Read by Struan Rodger (10) Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Translated By: Elleen Ellenbogen
Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Struan Rodger
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Olympiod 88

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis look behind the scenes to discover smelly socks and soiled running shorts and unearth some little-known facts about Olympic etiquette. Written by STEVE PUNT
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Written By: Steve Punt
Producer: Bill Dare.

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems. Futures (5) Arthur C. Clarke and John Christopher dramatised by MICHAEL butt , Stereo


Dramatised By: Michael Butt

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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.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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