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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming Today's very own correspondents show-previewing the people likely to feature in the industry during 1989.


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the day with KATHLEEN RICHARDSON. Stereo


Unknown: Kathleen Richardson.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Jennie Bond
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With DAVID MERCER
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Jennie Bond
Unknown: David Mercer

: Christmas with the Savages

Part 2 (R)

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your opportunity to discuss a topic of the moment with Nick and his guests.
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.00am

: Medicine Now

While human medicine steals the front page, advances in animal medicine rate barely footnote. Yet, as Geoff Watts discovers at the School of Veterinary Science at Liverpool
University, the latest research into problems such as arthritis in dogs, infection in pigs and stress in cattle has profound implications for animals and humans alike.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Morning Story

Old Soldiers by ALEX FERGUSON Read by Peter Wheeler Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Read By: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137); The New
Year Carol (Britten); Isaiah 60, w 1-6; Jesus shall reign (BBC HB 460) Stereo

: Citizens

by Christopher Reason


Writer: Christopher Reason
Director: David Hitchinson
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchéne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh: James MacPherson
Chris Kennedy: Sean Barrett
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Priest: John Bull
Steve McEvoy: Mark Fletcher
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
Gwendolyn: Jo Kendall
June Sheffield: Maggie McCarthy
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Tony Brennan: Richard Tate
Kelly Pratley: Kerryann White

: Japan Five, Wales Nil

A series of five programmes. Writer Alun Richards left
Wales to spend a year in Japan. He found it a fascinating but baffling experience. 1: The Tokyo Horrors
Producer JANE DAUNCEY. BBC Wales


Unknown: Alun Richards
Producer: Jane Dauncey.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the Chair Steve Race.
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Steve Race.
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

John Dowie reads The First Chick. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Dowie

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the actress Imelda Staunton. Serial: The Skin Chairs (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Imelda Staunton.

: Dunwoody's Descent

Dunwoody's descent was swift, awful and dramatic.
And so were the repercussions.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo


Unknown: Peter Johnson
Directed By: David Johnston
Walter Dunwoody: Nick Brimble
Malone: Sean Barrett
Miss Primrose: Melinda Walker
Mrs Shaughnessy: Jean Reeve
Edmund Shaughnessy: Richard Pearce
Sgt Rankin: Peter Craze
InspBeUamy: Michael Graham Cox
MrUrquhart: Michael Deacon
Prosecuting counsel: Simon Cuff
Defence counsel: John Warner
Judge: Norman Bird
Prof Dietrich: Arnold Diamond

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

The English Chamber Orchestra is one of the most admired and recorded ensembles in the world. Co-founder, principal viola and prime motivator Quintin Ballardie and long-serving principal oboe Neil Black reflect on the pleasures and pains of the orchestra's achievements.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Quintin Ballardie
Oboe: Neil Black
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker link up with BBC
Local Radio stations around the country to investigate
'enterprise archaeology.' Financial Ruins
Why a man with half an amphitheatre in Chester expects to make a fortune.... selling the American television rights for a dig in Hull.... and big-prize archaeology in Cirencester.
Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East


Reporters: David Clayton
Reporters: Neil Walker

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PMLetters; 5.31 City News continuedon FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Tales out of School

2: Wild Horses by JON BEER with When Alan announces to the staffroom his plans to further his career, old Frank is moved to recount the awful tale of Alan's predecessor, whose vaulting ambition o'er leapt itself, with horrible consequences.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo (R)


Directed By: Matthew Walters
Frank: Richard Vernon
Royde: Philip Jackson
Alan: Michael Jenner
Pearson: William Eedle
Bill/Johnson: Colinstarkey
Joan: Hilda Schroder

: News

: The Archers

: Brazil: Fire in the Jungle

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: Concerto

A series of seven programmes. Violinist Kyung Wha Chung talks to June Knox-Mawer about her upbringing in Korea, where she was captivated by music in the teashop, and her subsequent life in the West. She also introduces her recordings of Elgar's Salut d'amour,
Saint-Saens's Havanaise and Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit. Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


Violinist: Kyung Wha Chung
Conducted By: Charles Dutoit.
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: Spanish Testament

In a series of six programmes, David Bean travels in the footsteps of George Borrow , who in 1837 began the uphill and dangerous task of selling Protestant Bibles in Catholic Spain. 1: Madrid
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: George Borrow

: In Touch

Make Things Bigger, Brighter or Bolder
One in 18 people over 75 has a visual handicap, which makes it difficult for them to cope with everyday situations, from making cups of tea to telling the time or playing cards.
Peter White introduces ideas which can overcome some of these problems.
Questions and comments can be phoned in on [number removed]between 8.30pm and 10.15pm. 'Learning to Live with It an In Touch guide to macular degeneration, is available from: [address removed]


Introduces: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Joan Plowright and Billie Whitelaw star in the new
British film The Dressmaker, set in wartime Liverpool in 1944 and based on an original story by Beryl Bainbridge : and Christopher Cook visits the National Theatre Studio. Producer FIONA MCLEAN


Unknown: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Story By: Beryl Bainbridge
Story By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Fiona McLean

: A Book at Bedtime

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (12)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Room to Listen. Room to Talk

A four-part beginners' guide to counselling, therapy and analysis presented by Dr Tony Lake 1: Who Talks?
Producer FRAN ACHESON (R) revised


Presented By: Dr Tony Lake
Producer: Fran Acheson

: 'am News

About this project

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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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.

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