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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor 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
7 45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Nicely Nurdled, Sir!

5: The Parsons Tale

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Frances Edmonds in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Collision Course by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38: Light's glittering mom (BBC HB 108); Psalm 36;
Revelation 21 vv 1-7; I heard the voice of Jesus say (BBC HB 143) Stereo

: The Making of a Saint

The cases of over 2.000 potential saints are now under the consideration of the Vatican in Rome. Whether they become examples of 'heroic virtue' to set before the faithful, or sink into obscurity, depends largely on the strength of the claims made by their supporters. The scales, however, can be tipped either way by less predictable factors. Libby Purves considers the painstaking inquiry that assesses sanctity and can turn heroes into saints.
Producer HUGH FAUPEL BBCNorth West


Unknown: Libby Purves

: Ten Thousand Miles on an Overdraft

5: An Apple for the Preacher Intrepid traveller of the 60s
Fred Basnett has arrived in the apple country of Turkey, plus vintage car and friend. As usual, their stay is not uneventful.


Unknown: Fred Basnett

: You and Yours

John Howard with the latest news and advice for consumers For information about this week's programme, write for Factsheet No 32, [address removed] Please send sae


Unknown: John Howard

: Screenplay


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

MICHAEL ROSEN reads Tongue Twisters. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Cardiff by Sian Roberts
Spending hours getting cold and wet in pitch darkness under tons of rock may sound like living hell, but for a caver it's more like heaven. So what makes caving so exciting?
Woman's Hour dons wetsuits and helmets and goes underground, to try to find the answer.
Producer us EDWARDS BBC Wales
Serial: Charters and Caldicott (2)


Unknown: Sian Roberts

: Persuasion

by Jane Austen.
Dramatised in three parts by Michelene Wandor
2: Accidents and Encounters.
Captain Wentworth has returned to the village of Uppercross and has become the centre of social life for the Musgrove family. Only Anne Elliot appears to remember the past and her rejection of his love eight years ago. But is it coldness of indifference which she now senses in his attitude towards her? Square piano (William Rolfe and Sons C1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs

Directed by Vanessa Whttburn.
BBC Pebble Mill.


Author: Jane Austen
Dramatist: Michelene Wandor
Piano: Kenneth Mobbs
Director: Vanessa Whttburn
Anne Elliot: Juliet Stevenson
Captain Wentworth: Tim Brierley
Jane Austen: Sorcha Cusack
Sir Walter Elliot: Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot: Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot: Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove: Alister Cameron
Louisa Musgrove: Jayne Dowell
Henrietta Musgrove: Alison Dowling
Mrs Musgrove: Sheila Grant
Lady Russell: Patricia Gallimore
Mrs Clay: Hedli Niklaus
Admiral Croft: Jeffrey Dench
Sophia Croft: Tina Gray
Captain Benwick: Tony Turner
Mrs Smith: Carole Boyd
Captain Harville: Paul Alexander

: News

: American Eyes

Six lives, and six perpectives of North America, emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 2: Jesse Jackson
To be born poor, illegitimate and black in America's deep south was hardly an auspicious start for a presidential candidate. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Jesse Jackson
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pete Donaldson

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you the customer. Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer BRIDGET CARTER. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Bridget Carter.

: With Great Pleasure

I remember hearing somewhere, as a child, 'a noise rose from the orchestra as the leader drew across the intestines of the timid cat the tail of the noble horse ...'
The cellist Jacqueline du Pre presents, before an audience at the Upottery Festival, a selection of her favourite poetry and prose.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol Stereo (R)


Readers: Penelope Lee
Readers: John Carson
Producer: Brian Patten

: Stop Press

Glyn Worsnip casts a critical eye over this week's newspapers.


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope in Edinburgh
Rosemary Hill presents news and reviews from the 1987 Edinburgh Festival; including the Raun Raun Theatre from New Guinea, a staging of Schiller's play Mary Stuart and highlights from the Fringe. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Mary Stuart
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

A Classical Education by RICHARD COBB abridged in ten episodes by JOHN SCOTNEY Read by John Franklyn-Robbins 10:Epilogue
(Starting on Monday: 'In Custody)


Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: John Franklyn-Robbins
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Aspects of the Fringe

The first of two programmes.
Songs, sketches and stand-up - a selection of the best of 1987 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club. Compered by Paul Merton Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo


Unknown: Paul Merton
Producer: Paul Spencer

: *am 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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