Presented by Brian Redhead and Jon Silverman in London and Sue MacGregor at the TUC in Bournemouth
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JUUAN TUTT
7.45* Thought for the Day
Write to: Today Letters, BBC. London W1A 1AA
Did you ever meet a gardener who was absolutely content andpleased? DEAN HOLE.
A Book about Gardens, 1870
A chance to check your knowledge of gardening and related subjects against two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting.
This week's guests are David Hicks , Jill Balcon ,
Thomas Hinde and Nicholas Parsons. Question master
Dr Stefan Buczacki Producer IAN STRACHAN BBC Manchester. Stereo
Lord of the Lyceum
Henry Irving (1833-1905)
'Today the flags throughout the Kingdom fly at half-mast and every London cab driver has tied a black bow to his whip; not for a general, or a statesman, or a member of a royal family, but for an actor. Sir Henry Irving , the most admired and influential actor-manager of the age died yesterday - 13 October 1905.'
Jeffrey Richards , with a distinguished company of artists, including ELLEN TERRY. VIOLET VANBRUGH. JOHN MARTIN
HARVEY and EDWARD GORDON CRAIG. celebrates the theatrical life and achievement of this first knight of the theatre. With Daniel Massey as Henry Irving and Polly James , Diana Olsson Norman Bird , David March Clifford Norgate and Crawford Logan Written and compiled by JEFFREY RICHARDS
Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo
9 HEAR THIS! page 15
The Defence of Guthrie Featherstone
The fourth in a series of seven plays by JOHN MORTIMER with Maurice Denham as Rumpole and Margot Boyd as Hilda Horace Rumpole , barrister-at-law, puts his talents at the disposal of his Head of Chambers, who faces serious charges before an implacable tribunal.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)
Mr Justice Vosper:
Two plays on interlinked themes by BERNARD MAC LAVERTY The Break and and Some Surrender with and 'I have not believed for 25 years. But what could I do? A son who was looked up to by everyone around him - climbing through the ranks of the Church like nobody's business -the youngest-ever Cardinal.' Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland Stereo
With J G
In this series of four family portraits Michael O'Donnell explores how shifting social and moral attitudes in Britain have affected family life. 2: The Hewitts
Everyone thinks their children are special - but what happens when one of them truly is?
The Hewitts soon discovered - and life for them has never been the same since. Researcher RUTH ADAM
Producer SHARON BANOFF Stereo
In addition to the great dramas, Chekhov also wrote a number of boulevard comedies and humorous short stories. A selection of these have been brought together and adapted for the stage by Michael Frayn under the title of The Sneeze. Phil Penfold reports on the production from Newcastle, where it opens at the Theatre Royal, and talks to its cast, which includes
Rowan Atkinson and Timothy West. Producer MIKE GREENWOOD
The 1988 world tour continues at Longparish village hall.
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings, and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are ably assisted by Gerald Harper and Bernard Cribbins Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Producer PAUL SPENCER Stereo (R)
by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
With John Nettleton as The Rev Mr. Penny, Jim Broadbent as Dr Westler and Adam Wide as Peter.
Following the murder of the Honourable Clarence Green, all is as usual at the Mausoleum Club. The members are relaxing in the smoking room when a mysterious stranger arrives. The Rev Mr Penny proceeds to deliver his tale. The stranger listens.
Rev Mr. Penny:
The promotion of good health is an expanding industry in the late 1980s. Which approaches to health promotion are most successful in keeping people away from the doctor? 2: Chips with Nothing
These days children between 5 and 11 are being encouraged to take responsibility for their own health. Georgina Ferry discovers how 7-year-olds in Reading are taught to choose low-fat and high-fibre school meals, and children in Glasgow are deterred from smoking. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
Alice Thomas Ellis 's new novel The Skeleton in the Cupboard is included in tonight's arts magazine, and Roger Hill talks to Scottish rock group the Proclaimers.
Presenter Christopher Bigsby
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)
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.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers,
images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio
Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available
externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.