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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Brian Wilson

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Phil Longman
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*. 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Phil Longman
Unknown: Andy Smith

: A Cure for Serpents

Part 5

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Broadcaster Peter West in conversation with Michael Parkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.

: A Fine-Spun Portrait

Fishing a Highland Stream - A Love Affair with a River Michael Hordem reads the last of three extracts from JOHN INGLIS HALL'S classic.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Wednesday)


Unknown: Michael Hordem
Unknown: John Inglis
Producer: John Knight.

: International Assignment

(Re.broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Don't Eat the Flora by ALMA ROSSER
Read by Pauline Letts Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Pauline Letts
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM pi 14; Lift up your hearts (BBC HB 326); Psalm 100; I Thessalonians 5, vv 12-28; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371). Stereo

: Enterprise Winners

The search to find the most enterprising small business of 1987 is over and, in a special awards ceremony, the Prime
Minister, The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher , mp, presents the winner with the £10,000 prize in the Radio Times/Radio 4 competition.
Marmaduke Hussey , Chairman of the BBC; Carey Labovitch , previous winner; and Jean Parker ,
Chairman of the CBI's Smaller Firms Council. Presented by Marjorie Lofthouse
Produced by JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Tuesday)
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Marmaduke Hussey
Unknown: Carey Labovitch
Unknown: Jean Parker
Presented By: Marjorie Lofthouse

: For Schools

11.0 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD A Portrait of Britain (RV) Written and produced by DEREK FARMER (R) (e)
11.20 Playtime, Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop 1: Up the Beanstalk! (1) With IAN HUMPHRIS Producer PETER HUTCHINGS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Tommy Boyd
Produced By: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Ian Humphris
Producer: Peter Hutchings.

: Magnificent Obsessions

First of two programmes Flying with the Birds
What impulse makes man want to fly? At the age of 18, the . impulse was so strong for
Judy Leden that she gave up university to indulge her passion for hang-gliding. Now she is Women's World Hang-Gliding Champion.
She talks to Peter Stead about the magnificent obsession that sent her flying with the birds. Producer ELAINE WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Judy Leden
Unknown: Peter Stead
Producer: Elaine Williams

: You and Yours

with John Howard
For Factsheet No 3& send sae to: [address removed]

: After Henry


: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer WENDY CRAIG reads Noisy Natalie Has a Quiet Afternoon. Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In with SOUNDBOX Tortoise's Dream by JOANNA TROUGHTON Producer COLIN SMITH (R) (e)
2.25 The Song Tree 1: Huff and Puff Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written and produced by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.40 Country Dancing Stage 3 Presenter JOHN TETHER (1) Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES (R) (e)


Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Joanna Troughton
Producer: Colin Smith
Presented By: Hilary James
Produced By: Barry Gibson.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from the North East by Julia Shaw
Sue Day has found a way to turn the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside into money. Her horse-drawn canal-boat trips attract the tourists. And they'll pay extra for the delight of a pie and peas supper. Jill Hopkins joins her for a journey along the Rochdale Canal near Halifax. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
Serial: Prenez Garde (9)


Unknown: Julia Shaw
Unknown: Sue Day
Unknown: Jill Hopkins

: The Count of Monte Cristo

by ALEXANDRE DUMAS dramatised in seven parts by BARRY CAMPBELL starring and 5: The Dinner Party
Having successfully established himself in Paris,
Edmond Dantes , now the fabulously wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, has begun to plot the downfall of his enemies; Baron Danglars, the Comte de Morcerf and M de Villefort.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: Edmond Dantes
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
Edmond Dantes: Andrew Sachs
Baron Danglars: Geoffrey Matthews
Caderousse: Paul Gregory
La Comtesse de Morcerf: Melinda Walker
de Villefort: Nigel Anthony
Mme St Meran: Gladys Spencer
Maximillian Morrel: David Goudge
Albert de Morcerf: Jonathan Tafler
Franz d'Epinay: Owen Scott
Lucien Debray: Brian Hewlett
Chateau-Renaud: Stuart Organ
Baroness Danglars: Margaret Wolfit
Mme de Villefort: Sheila Grant
Valentine de Villefort: Deborah Makepeace
Bertuccio: Stephen Thorne
Andrea: David Goodland
Telegraph man: John Hollis
Baptistin: Kim Wall
Doctor: Michael Deacon

: News

: Beyond the Gravy

A celebration of 'the cooked dinner'
No one enjoys a gravy dinner more than Ruth Parry but she's surprised to discover that sociologist Dr Anne Murcott sees it as a highly sophisticated ritual which reflects the woman's role at home and in the community.
(Re-broadcast next Monday)
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Ruth Parry
Unknown: Dr Anne Murcott
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Frances Coverdale continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs and the team Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

Written by SAM JACOBS
BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Cast for: The Week:
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
Martha Woodford: Molue Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: Pick of the Week

Irene Thomas presents her selection from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer ANDREW parfitt. Stereo (Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon George Younger , mp, Secretary of State for Defence,
Charles Kennedy , mp,
Margaret Ewing , mp, and Brian Wilson , mp tackle the issues raised by the audience at Selkirk in the Borders.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.10pm)


Unknown: George Younger
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Margaret Ewing
Unknown: Brian Wilson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Stop Press

with Glyn Worsnip


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

It's Only a Story
Sid Chaplin wanted to be a scientist or a preacher.
He became a miner and a writer instead. As his native North East celebrates his memory with a new play based on his stories, Paul Allen reports on Sid Chaplin 's life and work, and the continuing regional story-telling tradition.
Producer DAVE SHEASBY BBC North East
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Sid Chaplin
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Sid Chaplin
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
10: The Journey North. Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis ,
David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover
Producer ANDY WILSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm LW)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Steve Punt
Written By: Mike Coleman
Written By: Alison Renshaw.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Kevin Mandry.
Unknown: Ged Parsons
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Max Handley
Unknown: Mark Burton.
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Robert Unford
Unknown: Lespetersrowley Peter Hickey
Producer: Andy Wilson.

: 'amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

English Resources 3
12.30 Archive Resources: Tom Stoppard by DEREK FARMER and at 12.50 Archive Resources: Arthur Miller by COLIN SMITH. Stereo (e)

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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.

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