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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With THE RT REV THOMAS BUTLER , Bishop of Willesden. Stereo


Unknown: Thomas Butler

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Kead by SIMON VANCE 7-25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Simon Vance

: Family Matters

Part 4

: News

: Conversation Piece

Ruth and Edmund Frow share their Manchester home with the 10 000 books of the Working
Class Movement Library they have assembled.
Sue MacGregor meets the Frows to talk about their lives and work and to invite them to reflect a little on both. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Edmund Frow

: The Natural History Programme

Why has the great white sharK become an endangered species? Does a marsupial lion still survive in Australia?
Fergus Keeling hears from shark biologists and fishermen about the increase worldwide in shark fishing, and he visits the annual meeting of the International Society of Cryptozoology where delegates are to consider Nessie, Morag, the Onza, King Cheetah and the Queensland tiger-rat.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT. BBCBristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Indian Tales of the Raj

Roshan Seth tells the other side of the Raj story-the experiences of Indians who worked for the British, fought to throw them out, but kept their institutions and language. 4: Quit India
Indian memories of the final and often violent phase ot confrontation with the British authorities. Written and produced by ZAREER MASANl (R)


Unknown: Roshan Seth

: Morning Story

Interesting Things by KINGSLEY AMIS
Read by Carole Boyd
Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Read By: Carole Boyd
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: What Was the Matter with Rupert?

Rupert Brooke , the First World War poet, was born 100 years ago on 3 August 1887.
Andrew Motion presents a re-appraisal of the legend and the man, with Nigel Havers as Rupert Brooke Additional research by BRIAN GEAR Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The Butterfly Collectors

For the next six weeks
Martin Wainwright will be considering the lives and achievements of some of the great entomologists. Mr Moffet and Mad Eleanor The first talk introduces the 16th-century naturalist Thomas Moffet - best known as the first collector to leave genuine records and, incidentally, as the father of Miss Muffet of nursery rhyme fame. And, from the 18th-century, Eleanor Glanville , who kept on collecting despite personal adversity; her name lives on in the butterfly she discovered - the Glanville Fritillary.
* INFO: page 75


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Mr Moffet
Unknown: Thomas Moffet
Unknown: Eleanor Glanville
Readers: Michael Tudor Barnes
Readers: Alan Dudley
Readers: Deborah Makepeace
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Braden Beside Himself


: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

JOHNNY MORRIS reads Night Noises (R)


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Ruth Lister , Director of the Child Poverty Action Group, who is soon to become Professor of Applied Social Studies at Bradford University.
Serial: Just You Wait and See (9)


Unknown: Ruth Lister

: The Afternoon Play

Resurrection Day by ANITA BRONSON with and deserted her husband and daughter 20 years ago. They have hardly heard from her since. So when they hear a radio message that she is in intensive care in hospital, they find it hard to know how to respond.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Frank: Maurice Denham
Pamela: Kay Adshead
May: Jennifer Piercey
Jeff Christine Curry: Christian Rodska
Mrs Dawlish: Shella Grant
Announcer: Brian Hewlett
Sister: Julie Berry
Policemen: Alan Coveney
Policemen: Andrew Hilton
Boys: David Barlett.
Boys: Michael Carding

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Kevin Crossley-Holland and Patricia Morison to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: Patricia Morison
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Michael Woodhead continuedon VHFiFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Michael Woodhead

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Times Remembered

A series ofthree conversations in which Ian Skidmore talks to people whose lives have been ones of extraordinary achievement and interest.
1: Lady Williams, born Masha Poustchine , daughter of a wealthy landowner in Tsarist Russia, now the widow of a British diplomat. In the first of two conversations, she talks about growing up in exile in the Russian community in London. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Unknown: Masha Poustchine
Producer: Anne Howells

: Carnival For Science

The first of two documentaries about science in Brazil
Despite massive social and economic problems including a foreign debt of 120 billion dollars, Brazil has committed herself to rapid industrial and technological development. Geoff Watts examines how
Brazilian scientists are turning the country into a sophisticated society that can build and launch its own satellites, sell aircraft to developed nations, run cars on alcohol, and perhaps re-create the wealth of the Amazonian rubber barons. Producer JULIAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Mustard Seed and the Missionary Position

Conversations in Zimbabwe collected and introduced by Penelope Lee
'If the missionary, when he came for the first time, had sat down with an old man, and said, "Do you know there is God?", the old man would have explained that they used to go under a tree and pray to God. Sometimes a pot of beer is brought there and sometimes food, and that place was holy....'
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo (R)


Introduced By: Penelope Lee
Unknown: Sebastian Bakare
Unknown: Wallace Bozangwana
Unknown: Herbert Chicomo
Unknown: Pat Lea
Unknown: Aeneas Mananyena
Unknown: Kumbirai Michapyo
Unknown: Marshall Murphree.
Unknown: Alpert Plangher.
Unknown: Pamela Reynolds
Unknown: John Weaver
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: Does He Take Sugar?

for disabled listeners
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Phone [number removed](Lines open from
10.0am to 5.0pm, Monday to Friday)


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

With help from the BBC's Sound Archives and comments from Steve Davis and Barry Hern , a rooster and rat, Barry Fantoni tests the accuracy of the Chinese horoscope.


Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Barry Hern
Unknown: Barry Fantoni

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Cannery Row (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Enterprise

: Open University

Open Forum: University Magazine

: News

followed by an interlude

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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.

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