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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming food and countryside news, market trends, weather


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with DEREK WILSON. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Wilson.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7 20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to make your points to Nick and his guests Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Giving and Taking by LIZ WINDEBANK
Read by Rosalind Knight Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Liz Windebank
Read By: Rosalind Knight
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 54; Awake my soul (BBC HB 403); Psalm 67; I Peter 1, vv 13-25;
City of God (BBC HB 173) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Suddenly Unlike Bach by LEE GALLAGHER with and After the unexpected death of Bach, his two closest friends seem lost without him. An unlooked-for meeting finds them grasping at obsessive memories and unrequited passions. And Bach's grip on the present is as unrelenting as his hold on the past.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)


Unknown: Lee Gallagher
Directed By: Clive Brill
Lavelle: Stephen Brennan
Heather: Mary Ryan
Bach: Derek Halugan
First woman: Doreen Hepburn
Second woman: Trudy Kelly
Mortician: John Hewitt

: The Living World

Brave New World?
Britain is on the verge of a new biological invasion.
After public concern over the release of genetically altered organisms in the States, Jeremy Cherfas talks to those with the blueprints for British made-to-measure microbes, insects and plants - and finds out just how much an engineered countryside should concern us. Producer MELINDA BARKER BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

Working Parents
You and Yours looks at income support for families with young children.
Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Brain of Britain 1987

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain
Chairman Robert Robinson First Semi-Final:
London and South
Robin Gordon Walker
(government information officer)
Ray Ward (librarian) Brian Evans
(company secretary)
Philip Evans (mathematician) The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ray Ward
Unknown: Brian Evans
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: The Zoo Moves to the Safari Park. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Front Page Kids: what does it feel like to hit the headlines - just once in your life? Jenny Cuffe talks to children who became famous for a day - the daring, the brave and the just plain outrageous.
Serial: Just You Wait and See (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

The British Abroad Package Bwanas by GUY SLATER with and Erica and Tom think of themselves as compassionate liberals. A 'winter sunshine' holiday on the west coast of Africa brings them up against the confusing realities of Third World societies.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo


Unknown: Guy Slater
Directed By: Penny Gold
Erica: Brenda Blethyn
Tom: Richard Durden
Banyo: Leo Wringer
Peter Barami: Louis Mahoney
Salim: Kwesikay
Adam: Benjamin Giles

: News

: Forest Frontier

Presented by Anthony Smith 4: A Bite from the Jungle
The Brazilians punching holes in the forests of the Amazon
Basin find that holes are being punched in them. The insects that bite them often carry diseases, such as the dreadfully disfiguring leishmaniasis. Anthony Smith follows the medical pioneers of the Amazon and takes a few bites from the extraordinary produce that makes the forest a little healthier than it otherwise might have been.
Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continuedonVHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: My Word!

(Details on Friday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40pm)

: File on 4

Reporter Max Easterman Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: A Tradition of Sympathy

Five programmes eavesdropping on the wards, clinics and corridors of London's Middlesex Hospital 1: A Family Affair
'You're involved with their parents, their brothers and sisters.... their schools.... you may even be involved with getting them employment.'
Children with growth disorders come from all over the country to be seen as outpatients.
Meanwhile, among the children up on the ward, are those with cancer. Both situations make very special demands on the staff and families concerned. Producer ALISON RICHARDS. Stereo
● HEAR THIS! page 16


Producer: Alison Richards.

: The Mormon Conquest

One hundred and fifty years ago the first missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints landed at Liverpool and began spreading their new-found faith, based on the Book of Mormon. They established a church in Preston which is now the oldest continuous Mormon congregation in the world.
Ian Bradley visits that church and talks to contemporary servants and officers of the national Church to discover and assess the distinctive beliefs and life-style of this fast-growing group in today's religious community.


Producer: Noel Vincent

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian Macrae Producer SUSAN DENNY
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15pm Details of the 'In Touch
Handbook' in print, tape, moon and Braille, from
Broadcasting Support Services, PO Box 7, London W3 6XJ


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Susan Denny

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: A Book at Bedtime

Cannery Row (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Arts: Leisure

: *amLW News

followed by an interlude

About this project

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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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