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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Noshaba Hussein.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
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
7.20* Your Letters Letters to: Today, BBC. London W1A 1AA
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8. OOam


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 8. 15pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Morning Story

Scatter of Crumbs by KUSHA petts Read by Deirdre Edwards Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Read By: Deirdre Edwards
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 97;
Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC HB 188); Psalm 122;
Isaiah 66, vv 10-14; Jerusalem the golden (BBC HB 248). Stereo


Unknown: Almighty God

: Citizens

Spray It with Flowers (1) by KAY TRAINOR
Cast for the week:
Directed by A. J. QUINN
(Part 2 on Thursday at 11.00am L W)


Unknown: Kay Trainor
Directed By: A. J. Quinn
Michael: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh: James MacPherson
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
David Pryee: Artro Morris
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Mrs Teed: Diana Olsson
dive Simms: Gordon Reid
Elaine Kumi: Vivienne Rochester
MrDrummond: William Simons
Kelly Pratley: Kerryann White

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune
23: The Olympic Games Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time To Move 3: Follow the Band by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Water Horse of Barra A Hebridean folktale retold by WINIFRED FINLAY and freely adapted by PADDY BECHELY. (R) (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Unknown: Winifred Finlay
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely.

: Snapshots from the Roof of the World

Radio Pictures of Ladakh In the second of four programmes, radio photographer Tim Malyon puts you behind the viewfinder of his camera on an assignment in this remote region of the Himalayas. 2: Close-ups of the Gods Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Tim Malyon
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Trivia Test Match

The 1988 World Tour begins at Uxbridge Cricket Club.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and Captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Robin Bailey and Robert Powell. Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Robin Bailey
Assisted By: Robert Powell.
Written By: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Dogs and Dumplings. Stereo
2.05 Health Education: My Body The Discovery of Vaccines by EDWARD KELSEY (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT A teenage resource magazine for GCSE students with reports from schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Coursework and assessment; examiner phone link; creative work; issue for discussion; career and course opportunities. 12: French. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast next Tuesday)


Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

Carol Rumens begins a new series on modern women poets. Today she meets Grace Nichols. Serial: B-Movie by STAN BARSTOW abridged in eightepisodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Christian Rodska (1)
Like most of the inhabitants of post-war Cressley, Frank and Amy, cousins and boyhood friends, are off to Blackpool for the August holiday. Elsewhere in the town, an old man lies unconscious, robbed of the takings of his pawnbroker's shop....
(Music: Tomasi's Trumpet Concerto) Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Carol Rumens
Unknown: Grace Nichols.
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Christian Rodska
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Gone Out - Back Soon

One seldom thinks of notes left on the kitchen board as the basis for drama, but this is what happens in one particular, struggling family....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Jill Truman
Directed By: Brian Miller
Mum: Mary Wimbush
Anna: Zelah Clarke
Rob: Richard Pearce
Sally: Natasha Knight
Julie: Sophie Lane
Rodger the lodger: Roger McKern
Steve: David Plimmer

: Comparing Notes

The harp may be one of the more glamorous instruments in the orchestra, but it is still a demanding taskmaster, as Richard Baker finds out when he talks to two leading players, Sioned Williams and John Marson.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: John Marson.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

It Gets Right Up My Nose
Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations in search of the smelliest place in Britain.
Where the Wind Blows
Whiffy smells make small boys giggle. But people who live near chemical works, glue factories and battery chicken farms don't always share the joke. In the first programme of a new series, The Local Network investigates 'smell' pollution.
Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
0 YOURS LOCALLY: pages 84-5


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Flying the Flag

An eight-part comedy by ALEX SHEARER
1: The Bread and Butter starring with featuring and The era of glasnost has arrived in the small, poor, cold People's Republic of.... wherever it is; and that means, among other things, that HM Embassy has to deal with many more British tourists than have found their way there in the past.
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin.
HM Ambassador Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Harris: Stephen Rashbrook
the US Ambassador: Stephen Greif
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: Revolutions in Sound


: Cadavers at Our House

Listen in on a group of New England crime-writers who meet every so often at each other's houses to talk about their work.
Readers Kerry Shale and Jana Shelden With LINDA BARNES


Readers: Kerry Shale
Readers: Jana Shelden
Unknown: Linda Barnes
Unknown: Jeremiah Healy.
Unknown: Rosemary Herbert
Unknown: Susan Kelly.
Unknown: Jane Langton
Unknown: Kate Mattes.
Unknown: John McAleer
Unknown: Dennis Schuetz
Unknown: David Smith
Unknown: Rosemary Herbert
Producer: Ed Thomason.

: In Touch

The programme made by and for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Questions and comments regarding the programme can be phoned through to the 'In Touch' team tonight between 8.30 and 10. 15pm on [number removed]Free quarterly bulletin from: [address removed]
(send four large saesfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

Slaughterhouse Five (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Education: Getting Political
12.10am Music interlude

: News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Understanding Industry: Education/Industry Links Stereo (e) at 12.30
3: Crossing the Curriculum The Schools Curriculum Industry Partnership and at 12.50
4: The Appliance of Science Science and Technology Regional Organisations

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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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