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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Noel Battye

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe in London with John Humphrys at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Humphrys
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Cure for Serpents

Part 7

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Nick and his studio guests on an issue of the moment.


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Morning Story

Read by Garard Green


Unknown: Graham Jones
Read By: Garard Green
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5; Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (BBC HB 327); Psalm 67; Deuteronomy 8, vv 1-10; For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune
2: The Musicians of Bremen Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
2: What's the Music Got to Say? by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): Guardians of the House by LUCY BOSTON (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Kate Harrison.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

She was waiting for a friend; he was on his own; neither of them made a habit of talking to strangers in pubs. For some reason that night they did and it worked.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dave Simpson
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Woman: Alice Arnold
Man: Robin Bowerman

: The Living World

The Queen Rat
Bald, almost blind and deaf, a queen naked mole rat rules over her underground colony of workers and soldiers with chemical smells.
Jeremy Cherfas visits London
Zoo where artificial naked mole rat nests, connected with perspex tubes, have been used to reveal the stunning complexity of these secret creatures' lives.
Producer TIM HAINES BBCBristol


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Tim Haines

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Counterpoint

Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 6
Duncan Dale-Emberton
(chemical plant administrator) Martin Stone (librarian) Roy Mathers
(advertising executive)
Questions set by EDWARD COLE and ROBERT WALTON
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Duncan Dale-Emberton
Unknown: Martin Stone
Unknown: Roy Mathers
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Robert Walton
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner PAM AYRES reads Piggo and the Nosebag
2.05 History Lost and Found Give Us a Clue Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT A teenage resource magazine for GCSE students


Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Your Very Good Health
You might think, as you raise your glass of wine, that what you're about to drink is as natural a product as possible. In fact, very few commercially produced wines are free from additives. Tessa Shaw investigates the rising popularity of organic wine and discovers whether a worthy wine can still be fun.
Serial: Prenez Garde (11)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Tessa Shaw

: The Afternoon Play

Nelly is a devastatingly honest teenager. She longs for the truth at all times, especially from her ne'er-do-well father, of whom she is very fond. Until it comes to the matter of his health....
MARY NASH (piano)
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: Pauline Spender
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Nelly: Zelah Clarke
Owen: Edward de Souza
Alice: Diana Olsson
Isabella: Sheila Grant
Bernard: Peter Howell
Ruby: Hilda Kriseman
Trevor/Hal Magrew/Consultant...................: Kim Wall

: News

: Strictly Instrumental

In the first of four programmes, Crispian Steele-Perkins talks to Margaret Howard about his musical life and influences and plays some favourite records. Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Talks: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: After Henry

Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4. 05pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: 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 E10,000 prize in the Radio Times/Radio 4 competition. The judges
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
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


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

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian Macrea Producer THENA HESHEL Phone in on [number removed]


Presented By: Ian MacRea
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Mark Steyn Producer WILL CANTOPHER


Presented By: Mark Steyn

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall written and abridged in 12 parts by COLIN THUBRON
Read by John Rowe 12: To the Gobi


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe
Producer: John Theocharis

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: A Woman's Touch

Pupils of Clara Schumann ,
Fanny Davies and Adelina de Lara , play piano music by Schumann and Brahms.


Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Fanny Davies
Unknown: Adelina De Lara

: Open University

11.30 Social Sciences: Grapevine
11.50 Arts Foundation Course: Revision
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-Level English Shakespeare's Problem Plays 1: Measure for Measure by MARGARET HOTINE. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Margaret Hotine.

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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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