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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Noel Battye

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead 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 CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Cure for Serpents

by THE DUKE OF PIRAJNO abridged in ten instalments by JANE MAYS
Read by Julian Glover (10) Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Jane Mays
Read By: Julian Glover

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jacques Loussier in conversation with Michael Parkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Michael Parkinson.

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Producer MARINA SALANDY BROWN (Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Send uour comments to: Feedback, BBC, London A 4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: International Assignment



Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Dr Heidegger's Experiment from Twice Told Tales by NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Read by David March Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p79; Come, ye thankful people, come (BBC HB 439); Psalm 65; John 6, vv 27-35;
God, whose farm is all creation (BBC HB 440). Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD A Country Village: Shere by ASTLEY JONES. (R) (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Up the Beanstalk! (2) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Tommy Boyd
Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: The Friday Feature

The Human Voice
An instrument capable of expressing virtually every emotion, of moving others to tears, to anger, to laughter, to love; an instrument that is uniquely our own, and yet is often misused, abused and undervalued.
Sarah Dunant explores the potential of the human voice. Producer JENNY HARGREAVES (Re-broadcast next Tuesday)
0 WODDIS ON.page 97


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: Magnificent Obsessions

Ermine Street Guard A group of men in Gloucestershire spend their weekends recreating the battle dress and drills of the Romans. Their fascination with the Second Augustan Legion has led them to become so expert in the field that they are frequently consulted by museum curators and historians. In the second of two programmes, the Ermine Street Guard talk to Peter Stead. Producer ELAINE WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Peter Stead.
Producer: Elaine Williams

: You and Yours

with John Howard
For Factsheet No 39, send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: John Howard

: After Henry

Poor Relations
'No, they're lovely. They'd never make me feel awkward.
They'll keep inviting me, even if I never ask them back. That's not the problem. It's my pride. I want to be equal with them. I don't want to traipse around in their wake like something out of Anita Brookner. '
Written by SIMON BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Anita Brookner.
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Neville: Ian Thompson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner PAM AYRES reads Piggo and the Secret Tunnel
2.05 Let's Join In with SOUNDBOX The Cabbage Princess by ERROL LE CAIN. Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree Huff and Puff(2) Presented by Hilary JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.40 Country Dancing Stage 3 Presenter JOHN TETHER (2) (R) (e)


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Errol Le Cain.
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Presenter: John Tether

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Jenny Cuffe
'You can't do it!' we were told.
'You can't take a black child into a white home and bring her up as your own. 'But we had and we did.
Twenty years on Molly, her adopted daughter Shanti, and natural mother Patsy, tell their story.... a story that Molly has now put into print 'in the hope that it may be of some help to other adoptive parents and their children, and out of the profound belief that love is the most important thing in the world'.
Producer JENNIFER HOLDEN BBC Manchester
Serial: The Owl Papers (3)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Jennifer Holden

: The Count of Monte Cristo: 6. Poison

by Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised in seven parts by Barry Campbell
The relentless vengeance of Edmond Dantès, the Count of Monte Cristo, is slowly destroying his enemies. The house of de Villefort has been plagued by mysterious deaths. Baron Danglars faces financial ruin. His only hope is that his daughter will marry the bogus Prince Andrea Cavalcanti. Stereo
(Broadcast on Sunday at 7pm)


Author: Alexandre Dumas
Dramatised by: Barry Campbell
Directed by: Graham Gauld
Edmond Dantès: Andrew Sachs
Baron Danglars: Geoffrey Matthews
Caderousse: Paul Gregory
Le Comte de Morcerf: Steve Hodson
de Villefort: Nigel Anthony
Maximillian Morrel: David Goudge
Albert de Morcerf: Jonathan Tafler
Bertuccio: Stephen Thorne
Baroness Danglars: Margaret Wolfit
Eugénie: Anne Rosenfeld
Mme de Villefort: Sheila Grant
Valentine: Deborah Makepeace
Haydée: Andrea Kealy
Andrea: David Goodland
Doctor: Michael Deacon
President of Court: Alan Dudley
Notary: John Samson

: News

: Andrew [text removed]'s First Birthday

Andrew is 14 years old, but a year ago he was officially adopted, so now he is celebrating his first birthday with his new parents Mr and Mrs [text removed].
Jenny Cuffe tells the story of Andrew from the time he was abandoned by his mother at the age of two-and-a-half, through his experience of fostering, to the advertising process which led to his adoption. Producer SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Mrs Welcome.
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Susan Denny

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Bill Frost continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Going Places

This week the stars of the Going Places team, Clive Jacobs and Tom Boswell , have climbed the hills of San Francisco to report not just on 'those little cable cars' but on the varied forms of transport in and around
California as San Francisco hosts the International Public Transit Expo 87. Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Andy Kershaw presents his selection from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer CATHY DRYSDALE. Stereo


Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Kenneth Baker , mp, Secretary of State for Education and Science
David Blunkett , mp
Louis Blom-Cooper , Qc
Chairman, Liberal Party Home Affairs Panel, and Barbara Hosking , media and political consultant tackle the issues raised by the audience at Eastbourne.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Rt Hon Kenneth Baker
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Louis Blom-Cooper
Unknown: Barbara Hosking
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Stop Press

with Glyn Worsnip


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Emily Huchanan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Over the centuries artists have painted self-portraits - why? How do they treat themselves as sitters? And what do they uncover in the process - is it painful or enjoyable?
A new touring exhibition of self-portraits shows the work. John Spurting talks to the artists.


Talks: John Spurting
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Country Stories by H. E. BATES
3: The Maker of Coffins Stereo


Stories By: H. E. Bates

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Labour
Party Conference in Brighton


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis ,
David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover.
PETER HICKEY and others.
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover.
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Steve Punt
Written By: Mike Coleman
Unknown: 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: Les Peters Rowley
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-Level English Sergeant Musgrave's 's Dance 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.

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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