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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and John Humphrys in London with Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: Leaving Home

7: Stale Fair

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

7: Old Deuteronomy
Read by Maurice Denham. Stereo


Read By: Maurice Denham.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:



Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Seven Ages of Health

Which approaches to health promotion keep people away from the doctor? 6: Age No Limit
These days it seems it's never too late to take up healthy pursuits. Georgina Ferry listens to a doctor giving advice during a pre-retirement session in London, and watches the Over-50s dashing around a leisure centre in Watford. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

Staircase to the Stars by GWYNETH HUGHES
Read by Eileen O'Brien Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Eileen O'Brien
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 93;
All creatures of our God and King (BBC He 2); Psalm 121;
Luke 12 vv 16-28; Sing to the Lord of harvest (BBC HB 442) Stereo

: Citizens

The Homecoming (1)
Cast for the week:
(Part 2 on Thursday at 11.00am LW)
A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens is on Ceefaxpage 144


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh: James MacPherson
Melissa: Karen Ascoe
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Ange: Catherine Clarke
Paul Wakebridge: Michael Eaves
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
June Sheffield: Maggie McCarthy
Dan: Stuart Milligan
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius: Cyril Nri
dive Simms: Gordon Reid

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (3) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVID MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and Singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor Stereo (R)
11.20 Time to Move 3: Jumping, Turning Everywhere! Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
3: Two Donkeys and a Bridge by RALPH STEADMAN dramatised by DAVID CALCUTT Stereo (e)


Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Presented By: Artie Trezise
Presented By: David Moses
Written By: Kate Harrison
Unknown: Ralph Steadman
Dramatised By: David Calcutt

: A Suitcase and a Star

The last of six programmes. John Parkinson endures the flies of Australia to launch a rocket and watch the launch of a wedge-tailed eagle. He meets the apostle bird, but can't find Matilda anywhere.... BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: John Parkinson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Quote.... Unquote

with Benny Green Eleanor Bron
Ian McKeUen and Celia Haddon Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Ian McKeuen
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake with James Naughtie at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Captain Crab's Birthday. Stereo (R)
2.05 History Lost and Found Before My Time. Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT GCSE pupils grill chief examiners. There's a careers service and reports far and wide on good practice in schools, with advice from the Secondary Examinations Council. 2: Sciences. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

Facts, figures and fantasy, finance, fashion and food -
Jenni Murray and guests invite you to share the hour no woman can afford to miss.
Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist (7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Tuesday Follies

Six 30-minute plays 5: The Sky Is Falling by Raymond Hartshorne
Edgar suffers from depression and his wife Gladys finds it hard to deal with. He's particularly affected by an old friend's death. Her brisk response is to take him out to get a new suit for the funeral, which only adds to his problems.
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Writer: Raymond Hartshorne
Director: Tony Cliff
Shop assistant: Janette Beverley
Gladys: Patsy Byrne
Edgar: Neville Barber
Old lady: Paula Tilbrook

: Comparing Notes

Richard Baker talks to Lady Barbirolli, widow of the great conductor and one of the most distinguished oboists of her generation.
Producer Nigel WILKINSON. Stereo


Talks: Richard Baker
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker link up with BBC Local Radio stations in search of Britain's most eccentric gardeners. Odds and Sods
From a northern village show offering prizes for the biggest weed, to a Japanese Zen garden in deepest Gloucestershire.
Also the gardeners who grow plastic flowers, concrete giraffes and musical toilets. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
9 YOURS LOCALLY: page 86


Reporters: David Clayton
Reporters: Neil Walker

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

starring Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese , Graeme Garden David Hatch , Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: John Cleese
Written By: Humphrey Barclay.
Unknown: Alan Hutchinson
Unknown: John Cameron
Unknown: Dave Lee
Producer: Humphrey Barclay

: News

: The Archers

: The Wilderness World of Oz

Both Australia and the oldest biological society in the world, the Linnean Society of London, celebrate their bicentenaries this year. Appropriately the Linnean Society and the Royal Geographical Society joined forces to investigate one of the last wilderness areas on earth - Kimberley, in Western Australia.
Louise Dalziel joins the British and Australian scientists to sample expeditionary science. Producer LOUISE DALZIEL


Unknown: Louise Dalziel
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: The Christian Centuries

A series of 12 programmes. 10: The Sibyl of the Rhine
In his journey through the Middle Ages, Brian Redhead goes to a convent on the Rhine where he rediscovers a musician, ecologist, dramatist, apothecary, herbalist, cosmologist, poet, preacher, prophet, visionary, artist and trades union leader: not the whole community of nuns, but one remarkable woman -
Abbess Hildegard of Bingen.
He also looks at one of the most celebrated love affairs of history, some incredibly violent monks, an abbot with a face like a dried-up leaf and a baby called Astrolabe. Reader EVA STUART
Researcher JENNY COOK
Series producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Abbess Hildegard
Reader: Eva Stuart
Reader: Researcher Jenny

: Old Possum and the Waste Land

Alec Guinness reads The Love Song ofJ. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land. These two poems established T.S. ELIOT'S position as the foremost poet of his age.
Sir Stephen Spender introduces the poems and provides an introduction to the poet's life. Producer JEREMY MORTIMER


Unknown: Alfred Prufrock
Introduces: Sir Stephen Spender
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
The 'In Touch' handbook, a comprehensive guide to services and equipment for blind people, £5.95 from: [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's arts magazine which includes
Percy Aldon 's new film Bagdad Cafe and a visit to the Dublin Theatre Festival.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Percy Aldon
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod with a report by Peter Hill from the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Hill

: Travellers' Tales

Second of four programmes. Liszt the Virtuoso with John Shrapnel as Liszt Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Shrapnel

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Advanced-Level English The Metaphysical Poets: John Donne Stereo (e)


Unknown: John Donne

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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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