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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Archdeacon
George Austin


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Looking for a Bluebird

7: The Cruise of the Chenonceaux

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: The Teachers

An eight-part series following a term in the life of the teachers at Washwood Heath
Comprehensive School in Birmingham.
3: A student teacher struggles to keep control in the classroom; sheep-worrying on a geography field trip; and an outbreak of scabies among the fifth-year girls. Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Morning Story: The Primrose Place

A short story written by H.E. Bates.
Reader Kim Hicks.


Author: H.E. Bates
Reader: Kim Hicks
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Daily Service

An act of worship.
The service includes a reading from Matthew 20, vv 20-28. Stereo

: Citizens

Written by Scott Cherry.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Written By: Scott Cherry.
Director: Adrian Bean.
Mary: Alice Arnold
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Trevor: Norman Beaton
Sally: Avril Clark
Mireille: Tara Dominick
Alex: Kate Duchene
Mike: Scott Farrell
Joe: John Hollis
Julia: Beverley Hills
Hugh: James MacPherson
June: Maggie McCarthy
Darius: Cyril Nri
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Neville: David Richard-Fox
Pat: Marcella Riordan
Tony: Richard Tate

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Tales of the Loch

In the last programme of the series, Bruce Sandison talks with producer
Christopher Lowell about the history and wildlife at St Abbs and Coldingham Loch.
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Talks: Bruce Sandison
Unknown: Christopher Lowell

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Trivia Test Match

This week from
Maidenhead and Bray
Cricket Club, Berkshire. Umpire: Brian Johnston. Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton with Roy Hattersley and Trevor McDonald.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston.
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Trevor McDonald.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sarah and the Red Things Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: Henrietta Who ?
(final episode)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Henrietta Who

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Decoy
Classic French farce from Alfred de Musset. Jacqueline's husband suspects she is having an affair. But who with? Her lover tells her to find a young scapegoat, a decoy....
Adapted and translated by Kenneth McClellan
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Unknown: Alfred de Musset.
Translated By: Kenneth McClellan
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
Jacqueline: Charlotte Attenborough
Andre: John Gabriel
Clavaroche: Christopher Good
Fortunio: Charles Simpson
Landry: Danny Schiller
Madelon: Tara Dominick

: The Tingle Factor

Sir Nicholas Goodison , Chairman of TSB, is Robin Ray 's guest. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Sir Nicholas Goodison
Unknown: Robin Ray
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: News

: Age to Age

Including: Barry Cunliffe explores two aspects of historical conservation.
In Delhi he talks to
Martand Singh about the scale of the problem facing the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural
Heritage. Meanwhile, Sean Street visits
Brodsworth Hall near
Doncaster, which was recently acquired by English Heritage. Producers John Knight and Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Martand Singh
Unknown: Sean Street
Unknown: Brodsworth Hall
Producers: John Knight

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Niall Dickson


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Niall Dickson

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Gorham and Swift

The first of nine comedy sketches featuring Carl Gorham and Amanda Swift , with Morwenna Banks and Paul Shearer. This week they turn their attention to the subject of music. Music Richard Vranch
Producer Mark Robson. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Carl Gorham
Unknown: Amanda Swift
Unknown: Paul Shearer.
Music: Richard Vranch
Producer: Mark Robson.

: News

: The Archers

: Relative Values

Four family portraits with Michael O'Donnell.
3: How does family life recover from shock - and separation? The Jones family found out when the man they most trusted was sent to prison.
Producer Sharon Banoff. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Producer: Sharon Banoff.

: Science Now

Join Alun Lewis live from
Swansea at the 1990 meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julia Durbin

: When the Boat Came In

When the first
Vietnamese refugees arrived in Britain a decade ago, Nigel Spivey helped resettle them.
In the first of four talks, he describes their introduction to Oxley
House, Wolverhampton. Producer Sharon Banoff (R)


Unknown: Nigel Spivey
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: In Touch

Blind Parents
Peter White discusses the impact of sight loss on family life with Dr John Hull ,
Hannah Wright and Tony Barringer.
Producer Thena Heshel


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Dr John Hull
Unknown: Hannah Wright
Unknown: Tony Barringer.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reports from the Edinburgh Festival; the memoirs of the late Andrei Sakharov are published.
With Christopher Cook. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Andrei Sakharov
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The Financial World Tonight

Presenter Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Cloak without Dagger 2: Paris - a Flood of Memories

: The Local Network

Round-Up at the OK Corral
All over the country, thousands of Butch
Cassidys and Annie Oakleys are living out their western fantasies.
David Clayton and Neil Walker investigate. Producer Nick Clarke (R)


Unknown: Annie Oakleys
Unknown: David Clayton
Unknown: Neil Walker
Producer: Nick Clarke

: Open University

11.30 Material Issues: Monthly Update on Engineering Materials
11.50 Adam Smith and the American Colonies


Unknown: Adam Smith

: The Year in Question

Simon Bates quizzes The Green Magazine and The Economist as they fight for a place in the semi-finals.
Producer Andy Parfitt. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Simon Bates
Producer: Andy Parfitt.

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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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