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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Cohen

: 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 Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Nicely Nurdled, Sir!

4: A Funny Old Game

: News

: On the Big Day: 2: The Christening

The setting is White Ladies Aston, a tiny village in Worcestershire: the church is St John the Baptist where the rector is Leonard Burn, and the family, Margaret and Paul Haywood. The occasion of this big day is the christening of their second son, Matthew.
BBC Pebble Mill


Speaker: Leonard Burn
Speaker: Paul Haywood
Speaker: Margaret Haywood
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Natural History Programme

Capybara steak and roast guinea-pig feature prominently on menus in South America.
Fergus Keeling talks to Russell Kyle about edible and exotic wildlife. There's also a report on the British Cactus and Succulent Society Show all the way from the and plains of Manchester. produced by MILES BARTON BBCBristol


Talks: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Russell Kyle

: Opera.... on the Road

The stately homes of England play host to a touring company which is bringing opera back to the drawing room.
Antony Hopkins invites you to join the hosts and the players as the Opera Company makes its Grand Tour.
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill Stereo (R)


Producer: Anne Hinds

: Morning Story

Talking about Birds by CHRISTINE MCNEILL
Read by Patrick Brannigan Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Christine McNeill
Read By: Patrick Brannigan
Producer: Chris Spurr

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo

: Healing Brains

One person in five suffers from a disorder of the brain or nervous system. They are victims of accidents, strokes, or diseases such as alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis. These conditions can cause brain damage, which leads to memory loss or major physical disability. As the brain is unable to repair itself, sufferers are often left confined to wheelchairs, or dependent on drugs, for life. Georgina Ferry reports on recent attempts to persuade the brain to improve on nature and restore its activities after damage.
9 INFO: page 77


Producer: Jenny Walker

: The Butterfly Collectors

In the third of his series
Martin Wainwright describes how the passion for collecting was shared by Victorian and Edwardian women. Denied equality in most other fields, collectors like Mary Nicholl and Margaret Fountaine earned the enthusiastic respect of male colleagues for their work.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Mary Nicholl
Unknown: Margaret Fountaine
Readers: Deborah Makepeace
Readers: Margaret Ward
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Braden Beside Himself


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

MICHAEL ROSEN reads Friends Stereo


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Rarity Value
Castlemilk Morrits, Tamworths and White Parks could still have a future in farming.
Jill Burridge investigates some rare animal breeds.
Serial: Charters and Caldicott by STELLA BINGHAM abridged in 11 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Robin Bailey (1)
Charters and Caldicott first appeared in the Hitchcock film The Lady Vanishes. Fifty years later, Keith Waterhouse brilliantly revived them for television in a new adventure. As always, cricket averages and the latest Test score are considered far more important than the small detail of a murdered girl found in Caldicott's flat.
(Music: Ravel's Five O'Clock Foxtrot')


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Stella Bingham
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Read By: Robin Bailey

: The Afternoon Play

Man in a Wheatfield by PATRICK HARKINS
Dave Middlemas is a tireless and devoted worker on behalf of the deaf. But at a conference on the Isle of Bute he finds his professional creed severely tested by the behaviour of his teenage daughter.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Harkins
Unknown: Dave Middlemas
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Dave: Michael MacKenzie
Julie: Nikkl Steers
Karen: Natalie Lyon
Peter: William Blair
Bill: Martin Heller
Lynn: Vivienne Dixon
Waitress/Shop assistant: Anne Downie

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Philip Norman and Hilary Spurting to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Philip Norman
Unknown: Hilary Spurting

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

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


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentlnck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Betty Tucker: Pamela Cralg
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Martin Lambert: Davld Goodland
Sandra Haimes: Gillian Goodman

: Times Remembered

A series of three conversations in which Ian Skidmore talks to people whose lives have been ones of extraordinary achievement and interest
3: Geoffrey Rowley-Conwy, ninth Baron Langford, one-time jockey, wartime escapee, and inheritor of a country estate. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Producer: Anne Howells

: Father of Fibre

The story of Surgeon-Captain T. L. Cleave compiled, written and introduced by Adrian Mourby with Few people know that while HMS King George Vwas steaming after the Bismarck in the Battle of the North Atlantic, history of a different kind was being made on board in the surgery of the ship's doctor, Captain Cleave. For he was experimenting on officers and men of the Royal Navy - from the Admiral downward - to see if bowel problems could be overcome by the application of more fibre in the diet. The result of Captain Cleave's wartime experiments has had far-reaching effects on our concept of a healthy diet today. Producer BRIAN MILLER BBCBristol


Introduced By: Adrian Mourby
Producer: Brian Miller
Captain Cleave: William Eedle

: Does He Take Sugar?

How accessible are theme parks to disabled visitors?
Kati Whitaker and David Williams spend a day at Alton Towers in Staffordshire to find out.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Unknown: David Williams
Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: What Happened Then?

Second of two programmes in which, sitting comfortably in the BBC Sound Archives,
Graham Fawcett introduces some of the best stories he found there.
2 The Way They Carried On.... Producer CATHY DRYSDALE


Introduces: Graham Fawcett
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition which includes a report from the 1987 Edinburgh
Festival by Michael Oliver. Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

A Classical Education 9 Picking Up the Bits

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 A Calculus of Fields
11.50 The Open College

: Enterprise

: 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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