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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With KATHLEEN RICHARDSON. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Richardson.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JOHN RAWUNG
7.45* Thought for the Day

Contributors

Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Rawung

: Christmas with the Savages

Last of five parts. (R)

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The Most Rev Robert Runcie in conversation with Sue Lawley.
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Runcie

: Hedgerow

A series of four quarterly programmes. 1: Winter
Retoedjournalist Ann Angus settled in a West Wales village 12 years ago, and has become a keen naturalist studying the wildlife in the hedgerow near her home through the changing seasons. BBC Wales

Contributors

Unknown: Retoedjournalist Ann Angus

: International Assignment

Producers CAROLE LACEY and ADAM RAPHAEL

Contributors

Unknown: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

A Very Committed Woman by MAEVE KENNEDY.
Read by Frances Tomelty Producer JEREMY HOWE BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Read By: Frances Tomelty
Producer: Jeremy Howe

: Daily Service

NEM p 21; O worship the Lord
(BBC HB 267); King of Kings, be mine today (Roger Heath ); Matthew 2, w 1-12; As with gladness men of old (BBC HB 62) Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Heath

: The Idea of Europe

A series of four documentary features.
1: Character
Richard Mayne traces the sources of European culture and asks why Europe uniquely developed modern science.
What has been the importance to Europe that so many of its peoples live near the sea and what impact have its cities had on the development of the continent?
Producer ZINA ROHAN
(First broadcast on the BBC World Service)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Zina Rohan

: Enquire Within

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite

Contributors

Presented By: John Waite

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper with his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

John Dowie reads All at Sea Stereo (R)

Contributors

Unknown: John Dowie

: Woman's Hour

from Newcastle
Take one steel-worker, one bus conductor, one shop worker, and what do you get? The Chuffinelles - a three-woman cabaret act that belts out boisterous songs, routines and one-liners and is taking clubland by storm!
Serial: The Skin Chairs (5)
Presenter Rosemary Hartill

Contributors

Presenter: Rosemary Hartill

: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

by VICTOR HUGO translated by JOHN STURROCK , dramatised in five parts by CATHERINE LUCY CZERKAWSKA. With and 1: The Feast of Fools
Paris, 4 January 1482: on the Feast of Fools, the people of Paris choose their own Pope for the day. This year Quasimodo, the one-eyed hunchback, ringer of the bells in the great church of Notre Dame, is elected, and thus the dark tale unfolds....
Music by PHILIP PICKETT ,
TOM FINUCANE , STEPHEN HENDERSON. Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Hugo
Translated By: John Sturrock
Unknown: Catherine Lucy Czerkawska.
Music By: Philip Pickett
Music By: Tom Finucane
Music By: Stephen Henderson.
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.
Phoebus: Christopher Bowen
Pierre Gringoire: Dermot Crowley
Quasimodo: Jack Klaff
Esmeralda: Emily Morgan
Dom Claude Frollo: Nigel Terry
Jehan Frollo: Ian Michie
Robin Poussepain: Dominic Rickhards
Michel Giborne: John Bull
Mahiette: Joanna MacKie
Oudarde: Jo Kendall
Therese: Elaine Claxton
Clopin: Joe Dunlop
Recluse: Joan Matheson
Coppenole: Richard Tate
Usher: Kencumberlidge
Bailiff: Davidgoudge
Old woman: Evastuart
Girl: Alice Arnold
Woman: Marcia King

: News

: Flight from Love

Two years ago Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager piloted their home-built plane, Voyager, non-stop around the world - aviation's 'last first'. But the agony of planning, then achieving a flight even they called suicidal, bust up their love affair. Sean Maffett tells the untold story of Voyager, charting the ups and final down of two people desperate for adventure.
Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Rutan
Unknown: Jeana Yeager
Unknown: Sean Maffett
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55

Contributors

Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: The London International Boat Show

Earls Court is once again the venue for the London
International Boat Show which is packed with boats, nautical equipment and accessories. Cliff Michelmore and Dilly Barlow go aboard the Waterlines special, finding out what's new in the boating world for 1989 and visiting the special features which include
'The Malta Experience' and 'Windsurfing World'.
Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANNE WINDER Stereo

Contributors

Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Winder

: Any Questions?

Jeffrey Archer, Ann Leslie, journalist, Peter Snape, MP and Claire Rayner, author, tackle the issues raised in Dudley, West Midlands.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(A new phone-in 'Any Answers?' series begins tomorrow at 2.00pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Peter Snape
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Stop Press

Presented by Michael Elliot Producer JOHN FORSYTH

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Elliot
Producer: John Forsyth

: The Magi

Were the Wise Men kings? Were there even three? And how have they gripped the imagination of poets and writers?
Rosemary Hartill presents an anthology of readings, poems and music for Epiphany, marking the visit of the Wise Men to the infant
Christ, and the slaughter of the innocents by Herod.
Producer DAVID COOMES. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: David Coomes.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Who's the Writer on This Picture?
Writing films has traditionally been a lottery. Firstly, will it get made and secondly, will the final result bear any relation to the typed original?
Nigel Andrews traces the history of the screenwriter from the days of the writing pool to their new improved status, hewn out of the Writers' Guild strike in Hollywood. The writers include Robert Zemeckis , John Milius , Michael Cimino and William Goldman. Producer JOHN BOUNDY

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Robert Zemeckis
Unknown: John Milius
Unknown: Michael Cimino
Unknown: William Goldman.
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (15)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis ,
David Tate and Sally Grace Written by MIKE COLEMAN.
MARK BURTON. JOHN O'FARRELL.
BILL MATTHEWS. ROBERT LINFORD. MAX HANDLEY. GED PARSONS. ALISON RENSHAW. SIMON BULLIVANT ,
MARK BRISENDEN. DAVID BADDIEL. ROB NEWMAN , BARRY ATKINS. MICHAEL DINES . PETER HICKEY and others.
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Written By: Mike Coleman.
Written By: Mark Burton.
Written By: John O'Farrell.
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Robert Linford.
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Ged Parsons.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw.
Unknown: Simon Bullivant
Unknown: Mark Brisenden.
Unknown: David Baddiel.
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Barry Atkins.
Unknown: Michael Dines
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: 'am News









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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.

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