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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Jeanette Minns.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday in London with John Humphrys at the Conservative 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 LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Andy Smith

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

12: Bustopher Jones: the Cat about Town
Read by Charles Gray. Stereo


Read By: Charles Gray.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.00am

: The Seven Ages of Health

Which approaches to health Promotion keep people away from the doctor?
An Eye to the Future
More and more we are bombarded with posters, leaflets and media campaigns advocating healthy lifestyles. Can good health be sold like soap powder?
In the last of seven programmes, Georgina Ferry asks if this is the best way to ensure the nation has a healthy future.


Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

Cat Woman by MIKE DORRELL Read by Laurence Allan Producer JANE DAUNCEY BBC Wales


Unknown: Mike Dorrell
Read By: Laurence Allan
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 38; Firmly I believe and truly
(BBC HB 168); Psalm 119 vv 9-16;
Luke 8, vv 4-15; Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309). Stereo

: Citizens

The Importance of Fooling Ernest (1) by MIKE WALKER Cast for the week:
(Part 2 on Thursday at 11. 00am L W) A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens's on Ceefaxpage 144


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchéne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh: James MacPherson
Ron Sheffield: John Baddeley
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Ange: Catherine Clarke
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
June Sheffield: Maggie McCarthy
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Clive Simms: Gordon Reid
Sanjiv Govind: Omar Salimi
Bank manager: John Samson
Kelly Pratley: Kerry Ann White

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (4) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVID MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
4: Look What We Can Do! Presented by NICK MERCER Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
4 The Beautiful Take-Away Palace by GERALDINE KAYE Dramatised by JOE DUNLOP Stereo (e)


Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Presented By: Artie Trezise
Presented By: David Moses
Presented By: Baddesley Ensor.
Presented By: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Geraldine Kaye
Dramatised By: Joe Dunlop

: Being Human

A series of six programmes
1: The One per Cent Advantage Presented by John Gribbin Just how close is the relationship between man and chimp? BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: John Gribbin

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Quote.... Unquote

with Humphrey Lyttelton Martin Jarvis
Gemma O'Connor and Dr Stefan Buczacki Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer USSA EVANS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Gemma O'Connor
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Ussa Evans.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie at the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton and Brian Widlake in London


Presented By: James Naughtie
Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Fish Fingers and Custard by JANE HOLIDAY. Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found Time Snoop. Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT GCSE pupils grill chief examiners.
2: Sciences. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

From the three little maids from school to Princess Ida, the programme that puts a female perspective on marriage, money and music meets Gilbert and Sullivan's women. Short stories:
Stories of My Uncle by RONALD BLYTHE abridged in four parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Peter Tuddenham 4: The Windfall
(Music Bax's Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: Peter Tuddenham
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Tuesday Follies

The last of six 30-minute plays Squatting in a Gold Mine by STEVE MAY withand
Prissy young Robert informs his wife that house prices are booming and they are sitting on a gold mine. But then who is squatting in their basement?
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Robert: Robert Glenister
Anne: Moir Leslie
Cath: Polly James
Pats: Maggie McCarthy
Gutty: Anthony Jackson

: Comparing Notes

with Richard Baker
The flute has one of the most exciting and exposed roles in the orchestra, so success and failure are equally public.
William Bennett and Philippa Davies , two of the country's leading flautists, talk about the nerve-racking perils and pleasures of life at the top.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: William Bennett
Unknown: Philippa Davies
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker go in search of the noisiest place in Britain, and the quietest.
Bad Vibrations - a Noise Annoys A night on patrol with Leicester's Sound Pollution
Squad: why aircraft noise may damage the structure of a Yorkshire stately home; and the frustrating search for silence. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
* INFO: page 90


Reporters: David Clayton
Reporters: Neil Walker

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Hugh Sykes including reports from the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton
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: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

starring Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese , David Hatch Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie Written by GRAEME GARDEN. ERIC IDLE
Music from the DAVIE LEE GROUP Producer HUMPHREY BARCLAY (First broadcast in 1967)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: Graeme Garden.
Unknown: David Hatch
Producer: Humphrey Barclay

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

In Britain's new 'share-owning democracy', millions now have a stake in several formerly. state-owned industries. But as the Tories gather in Brighton and with the sale of water and electricity now planned, David Levy asks whether privatisation has proved the blessing that Mrs Thatcher hoped.


Unknown: David Levy
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Gerry Northam

: The Christian Centuries

A series of 12 programmes 11: The Richness of Poverty
Brian Redhead continues his journey through the faith of the Middle Ages and falls in step with Francis of Assisi, the poor little madman for God. He also meets a pope, some ascetic heretics who would not eat eggs and a king who bit off the top of his sceptre - and discovers an unexpected side to the Inquisition. Reader ANDREW GREEN
Studio producer AMANDA HANCOX Series producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Survival of the Dattest

A windy corner of Devon seems an unlikely place for a scientific experiment. But if you want to observe the human mind and body when it's cold, hungry and tired, it couldn't be better. It all began when Alun Lewis joined a survival course on Dartmoor, armed with nothing more than a pocket knife and the advice of a few scientists.


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Jackie Lunn

: In Touch

A special birthday edition. recorded at the Radio Show,
Earls Court, London, at which Edwina Currie , mp, Junior
Minister for Health, presented the 1988 David Scott Blackhall Award, given for outstanding services to people with a visual handicap. Also, Peter White presented Nerys Hughes Liz Kershaw and Cliff Michelmore with a series of awkward situations involving blind people:
Would you tell a blind colleague that her dress is stained, or read an abusive letter to a blind man? Find out how the celebrities coped with similar tricky problems, and what blind members of the audience thought of their solutions. Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: David Scott Blackhall
Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Liz Kershaw
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Six Hundred Songs
Pianist Graham Johnson has set himself the task of recording the complete Schubert song output. The first record, with Janet Baker , has just been released, with words by Schiller and Goethe. The final record will be ready in time for the composer's bicentenary in 1997. Natalie Wheen talks to
Graham Johnson , Janet Baker and the record company about the project.


Pianist: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Janet Baker
Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Janet Baker
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment with reports by Michael Vestey from the Conservative Party Conference in Brighton


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Michael Vestey

: Time to Talk

The second of four programmes with Harry Soan (R)


Unknown: Harry Soan

: *amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments by JOHN COUTS Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30 The Soviet Union in the 1930s and at 12.50 The Soviet Union in the 1950s

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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.

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