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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: James Butterworth.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thoughtfor the Day
8 35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

withLibbyPurves producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team visits Hampstead
Garden Suburb, where members of the horticultural society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
0 CEEFAX: plant list and topical tips from Gardeners Question Time are displayed on page 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Legless by NICK HORNBY Read by Susie Brann Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Susie Brann

: Daily Service

NEM p 97; Teach me, my God and King (bp 80); Psalm 19, vv 7-14; Mark 4, w 21-33; 0 Jesu, King most wonderful (Bp 68) Stereo

: Land of the God King

Two documentaries about the political history of Tibet in the 20th century, written and presented by John Keay. 1: A Himalayan Fastness
British interest in Tibet at the beginning of this century was promoted by fears of Russian expansion in Central Asia. Tibet's obscure legal status made the country a hostage to fortune and eventually it was the Chinese Communists, suspicious of British and Indian intentions, who were poised to invade in 1950. Contributors include
Hugh Richardson , Alistair Lamb , Robert Ford , Amar Rashir Singh and voices from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer DAVID PERRY


Presented By: John Keay.
Unknown: Hugh Richardson
Unknown: Alistair Lamb
Unknown: Robert Ford
Unknown: Amar Rashir Singh
Producer: David Perry

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together (14) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Escape from Sector 7
1: City Life by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me 4: What's It Like? Doofy Plays in the Garden by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Paper and Paint by MARY HAYDON. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Unknown: Mary Haydon.

: School Reports

The headmaster and governors of the (almost) imaginary Bilton School choose new teachers - with the help of Alex Ferguson. 5: The Interviews
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz
Two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp. compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge.
Patrick Hannan is in the Chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Train by DAVID MCPHAIL. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Presented by JO WHILEY. Stereo (e) 0 PHONE [number removed] (free), lines open from 2.15-3. 15pm


Unknown: David McPhail.
Presented By: Jo Whiley.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to experimental psychologist
Dr Alice Heim - a leading expert in intelligence testing.
Serial: Breathing Lessons (13) by ANNE TYLER , abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHUN. Read by Shelley Thompson and William Roberts


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dr Alice Heim
Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Pat McLoughun.
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Read By: William Roberts

: At the End of the Day

Jack Pitts is a factory philosopher, a man who looks at industry from his work bench and sees that all is not well. But what would his workmates and employers think of his solutions if he had a chance to put them into practice?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Pete Sadler.
Unknown: Jack Pitts
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Jack: Keith Clifford
Baxendale: Malcolm Hebden
Mrs Chivers: Judith Barker
Sharon: Sue Jenkins
Tommy: Fine Time Fontayne
Austin: Peter Rylands
Ford: Robin Bowerman
Carol: Judy Hawkins

: Time for Verse

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet and occasional playwright Carol Ann Duffy. Reader LIN SAGOVSKY.
Producer ALEC reid. BBCBristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader: Lin Sagovsky.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Jamaica faces its first contested election since the bloody campaign of 1980. Can the socialist Michael Manley return to power, and how far will
Washington allow him to go? Reporter David Levy


Unknown: Michael Manley
Reporter: David Levy
Producer: Kathleen Carragher
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Back to Basics
Music can be made nowadays by pressing switches and operating computers. But many musicians have returned to live playing on conventional instruments. Folk music is booming, and blues, cajun and jazz are finding new audiences. Natalie Wheen investigates.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Anthony Denselow.

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
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: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Fear on 4

3: The Dispossessed Daughter by KATHARINE NICHOLAS.


Unknown: Katharine Nicholas.

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

: A Green and Pleasant Land

The last of four programmes in which Christopher Nicholson explores the relationship between English landscape and literature. Dreamland
English poets and novelists have indulged in endless fantasies about the beauty and serenity of the countryside. How far have their versions of the rural idyll matched up to reality?
Producer NICOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Christopher Nicholson
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: Medicine Now

: A Taste of ...

In 1902, Tippu Tip dictated his autobiography in Swahili, but it was written down in Arabic. In 1962, Julius Nyerere translated Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Swahili, although it was not his mother tongue.
Ray Gosling learns that Swahili is the first language of scarcely more than a million people in coastal Mombasa, Lamu and Zanzibar - yet it has spread throughout the African hinterland.
An adventure into 'African' with John Kelly at
York University, Nasur Malik and Mohammed Adam. Producer JENNY LO


Unknown: Julius Nyerere
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: John Kelly
Unknown: Nasur Malik
Unknown: Mohammed Adam.
Producer: Jenny Lo

: Age to Age

: Kaleidoscope

The evergreen Ealing Comedies appear for the first time on video; a new exhibition celebrates the big picture; and German singer
Dagmar Krause sings the songs ofHanns Eisler.
Presenter Christopher Cook Producer CAROLINE YOUNG. Stereo


Singer: Dagmar Krause
Presenter: Christopher Cook
Producer: Caroline Young.

: A Book at Bedtime

Odd Man Out (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: 'amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Secondary Science Computer Synchronised Radio Producer ARTHUR VIALLS (R) (e) at 12.30 The Mole Concept Presented by FRED HARRIS and at 12.50 Uniformly Accelerated Motion Presented by NIGEL GRAHAM


Presented By: Fred Harris
Presented By: Nigel Graham

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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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