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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

'Don't complain about farmers when your mouth is full!'
Between mouthfuls, Farming
Today finds out whether people actually do complain. Producer LES COTTINGTON


Producer: Les Cottington

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Trevor Hubbard

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor featuring this year's winner of the Man of the Year poll
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Life's Rich Pageant

Part 4

: News

: After Henry

A Box of Chocolates
'Any treaty drawn up with my mother would have to include strict boundary agreements. I'm afraid she has the same attitude to frontiers as Genghis Khan. And now I come to think of it. the similarities don't end there.'
Stereo (R)


Unknown: Genghis Khan.
Doctor: Julie Berry
Peter: Tom Wilkinson

: Meera

A wry and revealing self-portrait of the successful young actress, playwright and comedienne Meera Syal. An Asian born in Britain, her chosen career has taken her to the West End and Broadway, yet has raised a few eyebrows in her home-town of Walsall and caused her parents some pain. She finds it difficult to meet an Indian man who will accept her as she is, yet she longs to marry in full accordance with her culture. And so Meera waits and waits, 'getting bunions'.
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill (R) revised

: A Tradition of Sympathy

4: Not Like Mills and Boon
Nurses and physiotherapists care intimately for patients on a one-to one basis, yet both feel their contribution does not always get the respect it deserves. Stereo (R) revised

: Uncle Mort's North Country

4: The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By. Stereo

: An Act of Worship

introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

: Glyndebourne Revisited

Twenty years ago, the late David Franklin revisited Glyndebourne and made a programme which told, with love and pride, the story of the opera house and of his part in that story as a member of the company in the 30s.
Wandering around house and stage, he captured the voices and music of Glyndebourne before the war.
Producer HELEN FRY (R)


Unknown: David Franklin

: Nation of Shopkeepers

4: A Boutique in Barnsley
Pollyanna run by Rita Britton Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Unknown: Rita Britton
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Starring Leslie Willey

3: The Auditions. Stereo

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Snow Queen Storyteller HANNAH GORDON 4: A Land of Ice and Snow Stereo


Unknown: Storyteller Hannah Gordon

: Woman's Hour

In the programme no woman can afford to miss,
Jenni Murray introduces some of the highlights of the year - from why Maureen Lipman gets on her knees at parties, to what Erica Jong has in common with Enid Blyton.
And there's the chance to hear again
Chief Seattle's Testimony Read by Sean Barratt.


Introduces: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Erica Jong
Unknown: Enid Blyton.
Read By: Sean Barratt.

: The Pickwick Papers

7: Walls and Bars. Stereo

: The Burkiss Way Christmas Show 1979

Eric Pode 's Easter Special Stereo (R)


Unknown: Eric Pode

: Cloak Episode

Kaleidoscope shakes itself up and takes a lighthearted look at the arts with Paul Allen. Producer JOHN GOUDIE


Unknown: Paul Allen.
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost


Presented By: Bill Frost

: Profile

Steve Cauthen , the jockey, in conversation with Brough Scott Producer FRANK SMITH


Unknown: Steve Cauthen
Unknown: Brough Scott
Producer: Frank Smith

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: The Hundred and One Dalmatians

6: Miracle Needed. Stereo

: Murder at the Red October

Episode 5. Stereo

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY and ROB GITTINS
Cast for the fortnight
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Graham Harvey
Written By: Rob Gittins
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margotiioyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Helen Archer: Francesgraham

: Inside Job

In the last of six programmes offering an intimate view of working life in Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to the experiences of the Dustbin Men.


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Crime at Christmas: Murder by Degrees

by John Abineri
The old gentlemen at Bromley Old Gentlemen's Retirement Home are restive, what with a poisoner in their midst; as is Miss Fadworthy, the proprietor matron trying to make ends meet.
BBC Bristol. Stereo


Writer: John Abineri
Director: Brian Miller
Inmates - Hamilton: Peter Copley
Inmates - Rice: Hedley Goodall
Inmates - True: Howard Goorney
Inmates - Col Buzzard: Ronald Russell
Inmates - Pinkerton: Nat Brenner
Inmates - Phillips: John Abineri
Inmates - Hepplewhite: Scott Peters
Inmates - Doyle: Phillip Manikum
Staff, and others - Miss Fadworthy: Richenda Carey
Staff, and others - Lucy: Kathy Meryck
Staff, and others - Gibbs: George Parsons
Staff, and others - Miss Doyle: Sheila Grant
Police - Insp Parrot: Gordon Reid
Police - Det Sgt Ramsden: Andrew Branch

: Singer's Choice

4: Renata Tebaldi. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Renata Tebaldi.

: Kaleidoscope

Verse and Circuses
A profile of the Circus of Poets, a South Yorkshire performance poetry group which appears nationwide in clubs, pubs, schools and arts centres, merging literary art with pure cabaret.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer GAVE SHEASBY BBC North East (R)


Presenter: Paul Allen

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of My Life (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Best of Loose Ends

Part 2
Ned Sherrin prepares to ring out the old year in the company of people like Stephen Fry
John Walters , Richard Jobson Victor Lewis Smith
Emma Freud , Jonathan Ross Carol Thatcher. Craig Charles Victoria Mather and Robert Elms as they look back over what they think they should apologise for during 1987.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Carol Thatcher.
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Robert Elms

: News

: Meditation and Music for the New Year

led by Richard Bewes ,
Rector of All Souls' Church, Langham Place, London.


Unknown: Richard Bewes

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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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