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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
9.00am News


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: For Schools

See panel page 96

: Face the Facts

(Details Wednesday 7.20pm)

: The Trade Rag

The final programme in which Nick Baker looks behind the pages of a periodical.
4: Police Review
In a Thames police launch on a rainy Thursday, a junior reporter is collecting 1,500 words for her feature on the river police. Meanwhile in the peace of his country home, an ex-policeman puts the finishing touches to his weekly column. Producer NIGEL ACHESON Stereo


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The Natural History Programme

New and endangered species of natural history books, and the sounds of young crocodiles.
Presenters Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm.
Producer JOHN RUTHVEN BBC Bristol


Presenters: Fergus Keeling
Presenters: Jessica Holm.

: An Act of Worship


: For Schools

See panel page 96

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

In the first of seven programmes, Sue
MacGregor talks to
Phyllis Pearsall , artist and writer, head of the Geographers' A to Z map company she founded 53 years ago.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Artist: Phyllis Pearsall
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

Rebecca Ridgway recalls a most unusual childhood at her father's Adventure School in remote north-west Scotland.


Unknown: Rebecca Ridgway

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Second Thoughts

Stereo (Details as Tues 6.30pm)

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Dirty Dishes. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: For Schools

See panel page 96

: Welcome Home

by CHRIS THOMPSON. Ann returns from a marital disaster in America to find nothing's changed at home in nearly ten years. Her father and the wallpaper are both the same. But everything else is slightly different.
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Thompson.
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Bob: Stephen Thorne
Ann: Stephanie Turner
Steve: John Graham Davies
Val: Lesley Nicol
Sarah: Judy Brooke
Debbie: Christine Cox
Andy: Russell Dixon
Mark: Peter Rylands
Sheila: Lorraine Peters

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde visits the novelist Rumer Godden at home in Scotland to explore her life and her writing.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Details as Wed 9. 15pm)

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Arnold Brown and Company

Stereo (Details as Sat 11.30pm)

: News

: The Archers

: A Year at the Top

The office of Lord Mayor of London celebrates its 800th anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion Hugh Sykes discovers what it takes to be elected to this influential position. He meets the present incumbent, Sir
Christopher Collett , and finds out what he does and where he goes during this busy year.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Christopher Collett
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Analysis

Goodbye Sovereign Powers?
Mrs Thatcher thinks
Jacques Delors is stealing British sovereignty.
But, in the first of two programmes,
David Walker asks how relevant is the idea of the autonomous nation state in an era of growing economic interdependence.


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Jacques Delors
Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
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Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Playwright and actor Steven Berkoff on stage; Monteverdi's Ulysses returns; and Dance Umbrella dances on. Presenter Mark Steyn.


Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Presenter: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Tim Dee

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Camomile Lawn (4)

: Frenchman's Creek

by DAPHNE DU MAURIER dramatised in six parts by MICHELENE WANDOR . With and 3: Cabin Boy and Lover
With Dona disguised as a cabin boy, Jean leads his pirate crew in a daring raid in which everything depends upon their ability to outwit their victims.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Dona St Columb: Lorna Heilbron
Jean: Struan Rodger
William: Michael Tudor Barnes
Lord Godolphin: Norman Bird
Lord Penrose: Christopher Good
Nightwachman: Michael Kilgarriff

: News

: Night School

See panel page 96

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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.

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