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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary 6 45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Family Matters

Part 9

: News I

: On the Big Day

A warm bran bath, a dusting of talcum powder and a polish with a chamois leather.... just some of the behind-the-scenes preparations for the big day at the Lancashire Cat Club Show. But who enjoys it most?... the cats purring and preening under the public eye.... the owners as they proudly pamper their pets.... or the judges assessing the very best in feline perfection?
This, the first of five programmes, observes the events of the big day at Belle Vue in Manchester.


Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Natural History Programme

The Sahara is now spreading at a rate of up to 40 kilometres a year. Vivid ochre-coloured dunes have swamped vast areas of fertile pasture in Burkina Faso. Fergus Keeling talks to
Mark Newman , recently returned from the region, about the effects the desert is having on the people and wildlife.
Producer MILES BARTON . BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Mark Newman
Producer: Miles Barton

: Indian Tales of the Raj: 5: Imperial Hangover

Roshan Seth concludes the other side of the Raj story - what Indians thought of the British and their legacies.
The inheritors muse on the colonial institutions and attitudes which have survived 40 years of independence.
(R) (Starting next Wednesday: 'From Raj to Rajir')


Presenter: Roshan Seth
Writer/Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

The Chinese Waiter by DAVID ASHTON
Read by Andy Gray Producer BRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: David Ashton
Read By: Andy Gray
Producer: Bruce Young

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Bound Up with Books

What I remember from childhood are the admonitions of my parents alternating between 'Is your light still on? Put it out this minute and go to sleep!' and 'Are you in the house on a day like this with your nose in a book? Go outdoors!'

Robert Taylor's collection of books and rare manuscripts is housed at the Princeton University Library in New Jersey. Containing some 6,000 items, it is one of the world's finest private collections commemorating authors from Chaucer to Virginia Woolf and reflecting the personal taste of one man. In an interview, given shortly before he died recently, Robert Taylor talked about his passion for collecting the great works of English literature. With Richard Pasco and Barbara Leigh Hunt
Narrator Brian Gear
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Robert Taylor
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Script By: Richard Mullen
Producer: John Knight.

: The Butterfly Collectors

Collecting Insects and Ideas
In the second of his series on the great butterfly collectors,
Martin Wainwright looks at two great Victorian scholar-adventurers. Alfred Russel Wallace and Henry Walter
Bates carried out research in South America and the Far East which led them to develop theories that underlie much of natural science today.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Alfred Russel
Unknown: Henry Walter
Readers: Michael Tudor Barnes
Readers: Alan Dudley
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Braden Beside Himself


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Anansi Goes Dancing: Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Crossing the Divide: the massive difference in property prices between the south east and the rest of Britain has reinforced the so-called north-south divide. Anne Taylor talks to women who have crossed the divide and discovers that the problems are not all to do with property.
Serial: Travels with Charley (4)


Talks: Anne Taylor

: The Afternoon Play

Shades by EVE WARD
Summer 1918 and Matthew Cranstone - a famous composer - awaits with some trepidation the arrival of his young nephew, who has been wounded in the war. Yet Matthew, now old and something of a recluse, finds that he and Kit can each gain from the other's horrifying experience.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Matthew Cranstone
Piano: Kathleen Uren
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Matthew Cranstone: Geoffrey Banks
Kit Hatch: Geoffrey Beevers
Mrs Aspinall: Joan Campion

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Jonathan Raban and Lorna Sage to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday's programme at ft 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continued on VHFjFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Coroner: Stephen Thorne

: Times Remembered

A series of conversations in which Ian Skidmore talks to people whose lives have been ones of extraordinary achievement and interest
2: Lady Williams, Russian-born widow of a British diplomat, talks about working as an interpreter in Vienna after the war, and about life in the foreign service around the world. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Producer: Anne Howells

: Cancer of the Tropics

The second of two documentaries about science in Brazil.
Until recently Cubatao, two hours' drive from Sao Paulo, was considered to be the most polluted place on earth. Even now, the stench of oil refineries and chemical plants fills the air and untreated waste fouls the rivers. Pollution is rife in the whole of the heavily industrialised south-east of Brazil. Meanwhile, up north, huge tracts of Amazonian forest disappear each year as land is developed and peasant farmers slash and burn their way through the region.
Geoff Watts reports on how, after emerging from 20 years of military dictatorship, Brazil is at last beginning to respond to some of the gravest environmental problems caused by man.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Juuan Brown

: The Bicycle-Clipped Misanthropist

For 30 years until his death in 1985, Philip Larkin was
Librarian of Hull University and the big cheese of English poetry. Over the years, he cultivated the image of a curmudgeonly old recluse at the end of the M62. But long-standing friends and colleagues tell a different tale.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R) revised


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Does He Take Sugar?

presents the last in its current adoption series.
Charlene, an inquisitive 2-year-old with muscular dystrophy, is looking for a permanent family of her own. Although she has poor muscle tone, and isn't talking yet, she's eager to try new things for herself, and enjoys playing and looking at books. Could you give her a home? Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar? BBC, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from 10. Oam to 5. Opm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: What Happened Then?

In the first of two programmes, Graham Fawcett introduces some of the best stories found in the BBC Sound Archives. 1: Has This Ever Happened to You?


Introduces: Graham Fawcett
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Berkeley Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

A Classical Education 4: The Raven

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Enterprise

: Open University

11.30 Arts Review: Sweeney Agonistes
11.50 Classical Mythology: Keats

: 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.

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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