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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Congden

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys featuring this week the finalists for the Best of British Youth awards. Listeners are asked to vote for the winners.
Today, Roger Edgar , aged 19, from Belfast.
Despite his own personal difficulties (he suffered from serious rheumatoid arthritis at an early age), Roger has spent the last three years on a project to break down the barriers that divide Catholic and Protestant teenagers in Northern Ireland.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.20* Your Letters Write to: Today Letters BBC, London W1A 1AA
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Roger Edgar
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Call Kate Adie: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Kate and her studio guests
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.00am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

A Sony Radio Award winner. Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer PETER CROASDALE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 8. 15pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Morning Story

Come Out to Play Written and read by William Ingram


Read By: William Ingram
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

60th Anniversary Week
From St George 's Church, Belfast conducted by FR JIM SKELLY , the BBC's Head of Religious
Programmes, Northern Ireland with the ST GEORGE'S SINGERS
The church of God (BBC HB 183); Panis angelicus (Franck);
I Kings 8, vv 22-34; 0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC HB 334) BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: St George
Conducted By: Fr Jim Skelly

: Citizens

The Name of the Game (1) by MIKE WALKER
Directed by A. J. QUINN. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: A. J. Quinn.
Michael Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Melissa: Karen Ascoe
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Eleanor: Zelah Clarke
Kevin Thatcher: Roger Hyams
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Dan: Stuart Milligan
Elaine Kumi: Vivienne Rochester
Kelly Pratley: Kerryann White

: Tales of a Dragon-Watcher

Gaia's Grandmother
Roger Worsley finds himself inside a stone tomb on Anglesey in his quest for the original earth mother. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Trivia Test Match

The 1988 world tour continues at Redbourn Cricket Club.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Benny Green and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint . Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Benny Green
Assisted By: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Written By: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by LOUIS ROBINSON (R)


Presented By: Louis Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Would your grandmother have worn designer jeans, embarked on a university degree and attended aerobics classes?
During the hour that explores women's lives, Marya Burgess finds out how different the 80s granny is from her ancestors. Serial: Of Flowers and a Village (5)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Marya Burgess
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Dreams of Dublin Bay

by Frank Dunne
A Giles Cooper Award winner. Willy never liked Liverpool and always hated teaching. And he never made it as a writer. But now, at last, his ashes will be cast on his beloved Dublin Bay. Or will they?
Directed by Peter Kavanagh Stereo (R)


Writer: Frank Dunne
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Willie: Sean Barrett
Man: Sean Barrett
Babs: Pauline Delany
Angela: Alexandra Pigg
Rob: Paul Gregory
Ben: Neil Caple

: Comparing Notes

In the final programme of the present series, Richard Baker looks back over nine months of conversations with leading musicians, and introduces some of his favourite moments. With contributions from
Elizabeth Schwarzkopf , John Lill , Sir Georg and Lady Solti, Christopher Hogwood , the Medici String Quartet, Dame Merle Park and many others. Series producers JUDITH ROLES and NIGEL WILKINSON


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Elizabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: John Lill
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Merle Park
Unknown: Nigel Wilkinson

: News

: The Local Network

Is There Anyone Out There? Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with Britain's smallest radio stations, broadcasting on cable, loudspeakers and low-power transmitters.
From BBC Radio Jersey to the illegal pirate stations, from Radio Lollipop's service for children in hospital, to Cable Radio in Thamesmead. Has 'community' radio already arrived?
Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
0 YOURS LOCALLY: pages 74


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Flying the Flag

An eight-part comedy by ALEX SHEARER
7: A Taste of Democracy starring with featuring
It is British week in the People's Republic and the best of British will be on display: among other things, a double-decker bus, a clog-dancing demonstration and an all-party, fact-finding delegation of MPs.
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo (R)


Comedy By: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin.
HM Ambassador Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Burton: Alan Dudley
Calder-Browne: Richard Tate
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: Waiting for Mrs Forbes

En attendant Mme Forbes
Sony Radio Award winner for Best Documentary/Features Programme
Ray Gosling presents a tale of ecclesiastical life in the Diocese of Fulham and Gibraltar.
The Rev Kenneth Forrester is chaplain to the dying Anglican community in Pau, south-west France. His church,
St Andrews , has neither bells, vergers nor jumble sales - just a tiny congregation of ageing expatriates who assemble to hear true-blue 1662 ideas more ancient than modern....
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Kenneth Forrester
Unknown: St Andrews
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: In Touch

The programme made by and for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Ian Macrae Producer ANNE THEAKSTONE
(A Sony Radio Award winner: special award for services to radio to Thena Heshel , editor of In Touch)
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]


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Anne Theakstone
Unknown: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen including reports on a new novel by Israeli author Amos Oz , and the new museum devoted to the work of engraver Thomas Bewick.


Presented By: Paul Allen
Unknown: Amos Oz
Unknown: Thomas Bewick.
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams (7)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial
11.50 The Lisbon Earthquake

: am News

FM joins at 12.10

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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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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