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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Michael Coluns

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
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 ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday In Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite producer GRAHAM ELLIS
If you have a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts. BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Evelyn Glennie The percussionist who lost her hearing. Presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Whispering Mountain byjO ANAIKEN (4) adapted by JACKIE GRAYDON Stereo (e)
9 50 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard by ALAN RUSSELL
2: Lost in the Desert Presented by AUBREY WOODS Stereo (R) (e)
10.10 Something to Think About The Son Who Went Away by GEOFFREY CURTIS (R)(e)
10.20 Tales of Narnla by C.S. Lewis The Magician s Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY (5) With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew. Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Jo Anaiken
Adapted By: Jackie Graydon
Unknown: Alan Russell
Presented By: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Unknown: C.S. Lewis
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Robert Eddison

: From Sea to Shining Sea

A six-part series
From Boston by the Atlantic to San Diego by the Pacific,
Sally Hardcastle travels across the United States talking to Americans about the last 25 years of their country's life.
5:Innocence in the White House The Carter years - when Americans thought they wanted an ordinary honest man in charge of their country. Then he and they discovered honesty wasn't always the best policy. Producer DAVID POWELL


Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: David Powell

: The Natural History Programme

The building of a dam floods a valley. A loss to wildlife?
Maybe, but why not move the marsh and the dormice to higher ground?
Presented by Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Jessica Holm
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: An Act of Worship

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

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers'Talk What's 's New in the World of Education? (5) (e)
11.05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to In the News, BBC, London WIA 1AA
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics)
5: Michael Rosen and Friends Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 5: Two Little Heroes Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Mr Jupiter

: Conversation Piece

James Roose-Evans . theatre director, writer and worker-priest, is Sue MacGregor 's guest this week.
He talks about his life and work and reflects a little on both. Producer GILUAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: James Roose-Evans
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: First Person

A series of 13 talks from first-time broadcasters: new names, new voices - each with a story to tell.
5: Danny de Souza, who spent 12 years in a Turkish jail.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Film Star

The last of five programmes in which Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
James Stewart - probably the best-loved of Hollywood's indestructible male stars, whose down-to-earth attitude towards stardom is reflected in his recollection of Lindbergh's reaction to Stewart's portrayal of the famous flyer: 'Lindbergh complimented me on the way I tapped the oil guage when I was starting the plane's engine'. Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: James Stewart
Producer: Wendy Clay

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
The Bold Bad Bus by WILMA HORSBRUGH. Stereo

2.05 Looking at Nature Fungi
Safe project ideas for your class from chief natural investigators TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)

2.20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer
by ROBERT LEESON (5) with REECE DINSDALE as Arnold and Domal. Stereo (e)

2.40 Science for All Vital Statistics
What do doctors keep in their little black bags? STEVE BLACKNELL reveals how the medics find out what's wrong with people.
Stereo/Binaural (R) (e)
The full binaural effect can only be received by listening with stereo headphones


Unknown: Wilma Horsbrugh.
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins.
Unknown: Slambash Wangs
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Reece Dinsdale
Unknown: Tony James
Unknown: Steve Blacknell

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the soprano Jessye Norman , whose lustrous voice led one critic to say that Beethoven must have had her in mind when he wrote Creation's Hymn.
Serial: Lovers of Africa (2)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Soprano: Jessye Norman

: The Family That Plays Together....

by JOEL SMITH with Having enjoyed a bit of help from her family on holiday, Beth is disappointed to find herself back home with sole responsibility for the household chores. When her protests about this fail, Beth decides to utilise the ultimate weapon.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Joel Smith
Directed By: Philip Martin
Beth: Hedli Niklaus
Peter: David Vann
Nicky: Charlotte Martin
Graham: Richard Allenson
Liz: Deborah-Jane Sharp
Colin: Alton Douglas
Sergeant: Geoff Serle
Leslie: Susan Mansell

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde investigates Scottish Book Fortnight and gets an insight into
Scotland's turbulent past from historian John Prebble. Producer MIKE GREENWOOD
Book details available on Ceefax page 266


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: John Prebble.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
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 CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Brian Gear Producer LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason

: The Radio Programme

With existing radio stations extending broadcasting hours, new stations planned, the advent of RDS push-button tuning, the launch of the Radio Collection, and the Radio Show, wireless fanatics have never had it so good.
Laurie Taylor returns with a sixth series of news and reviews about radio and its programmes.
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Keith Jones

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith
A series of six programmes (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to:
Does He Take Sugar?, BBC, London, WIA IAA, or phone [number removed]Lines open 10.00am to 5.00pm


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Andy Kershaw

: Kaleidoscope

The ambitious Radio 4 drama serial God's Revolution by Don Taylor this week reaches part 4. Christopher Bigsby discusses the production, and also focuses on the successful Irish rock band U2 who are the subject of a new book.


Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

No Surrender
4: Down by the Sally-Bushes

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Our Changing World Issues: For and Against Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (e) at 12.30 Open Cast Mining: Sheffield Written and presented by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK. Stereo and at 12.50 Container Port Falmouth Written and narrated by DAVTDSMEETON


Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Presented By: Geoffrey Sherlock.

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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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