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: News Briefing

: *am The Farming Week

Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and John Humphrys
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.20* Letters
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45* In Perspective
8.30 Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Humphrys
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Will the opening matches of the 1989 Five Nations Rugby Union Championship reveal signs that the northern hemisphere teams can at last match standards already set by New Zealand and Australia?
Cliff Morgan brings you all the weekend's sporting news. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Presented by Bernard Falk and Nigel Coombs


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Presented By: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin , live studio guests, and contributions from the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather. Additional material from


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by John Carvel ,
Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian.


Presented By: John Carvel
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

with Louise Botting


Unknown: Louise Botting
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6. 30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes Frank Field. mp and Germaine Greer


Unknown: Frank Field.
Unknown: Germaine Greer

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers JOHN HOLMES and SUZANNE LEVY. BBC Bristol Lines open from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Suzanne Levy.

: October Scars the Skin

Vincent sits in a white wicker chair. His hair is short and blond. There are holes in the knees of his jeans and silver buckles on his boots. Young and magnetic, he smiles, murder the last thing on his mind.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Play By: Philip Ridley.
Directed By: Gerry Jones.

: Age to Age

The programme where the past speaks to the present. Presented by Derek Wilson Researcher FELICITY GOODALL Producers KATE WHITEHEAD and JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Wilson
Presented By: Researcher Felicity Goodall
Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: John Knight.

: Science Now

at the AAAS
Peter Evans reports from the 155th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held last week in San Francisco. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Options

4.30 The Roads to Munich Six programmes presented by MICHAEL BARBER.
3: Conflict on the Left The contradictions of being anti-war and anti-fascist. (e)
5.00 Actors' Workshop With SHEILA HANCOCK. XANTHE GRESHAM and PETER WINGFIELD. 3: Shakespeare With IAN MCKELLEN (R) (e)
5.30 Paso doble With JEN SUTTON and MIGUEL PENARANDA. 3: i Como se hace? Finding out how to do things, from operating a computer to changing money in Peru. Written by CAROL STANLEY (e)


Presented By: Michael Barber.
Unknown: Sheila Hancock.
Unknown: Peter Wingfield.
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Jen Sutton
Written By: Carol Stanley

: Family Footsteps

Gerald Williams talks to Mark McCormack and Betsy Nagelsen.


Talks: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Mark McCormacK
Unknown: Betsy Nagelsen.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate and Sally Grace.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace

: News

including Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by GRAEME CURRY Directed by A.J. QUINN
Series editor MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Curry
Directed By: A.J. Quinn
Editor: Marilyn Imrie.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Music by Dillie Keane
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Our Family
A love story in three plays by VICTOR PEMBERTON. 3: Down by the Sea
With Nerys Hughes ,
Nigel Anthony , Spencer Banks and Sheila Grant.
1963-80: Letty and Oliver reach the sunset of their lives, spent in a seaside bungalow bought for them by their children. Now, alone, they have to resolve the problems of old age.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER. Stereo


Unknown: Victor Pemberton.
Unknown: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Spencer Banks
Unknown: Sheila Grant.
Directed By: David Spenser.
Letty Hobbs: Nerys Hughes
Oliver Hobbs: Nigel Anthony
Beatrice: Sheila Grant
Mick: Spencer Banks
Eddie: Sean Barrett
Mary: Karen Archer
Jonathan: Rory McNicholl
Bill Brooks: Michael Tudor Barnes
Tilly Brooks: Emily Richard
Fred Golding: Norman Bird
Gladys Golding: Joan Matheson
Cypriot man: John Baddeley
Cypriot woman: Julie Berry
Reporter: Kim Wall
Doctor: Steven Harrold
Dance band: Les Brown Trio

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer DAVID GALLAGHER. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: David Gallagher.

: Ten to Ten

Led by John Oates. Stereo


Unknown: John Oates.

: News

: I Should Say So

Four Robb Wilton sketches by ALLEN SADDLER.
Read by Michael Williams 3: The Hospital
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Robb Wilton
Unknown: Allen Saddler.
Read By: Michael Williams
Producer: Brian Miller

: The Late Play

Condemning Violence
A black comedy set in Belfast by ROBIN GLENDINNING.
Directed by SUSAN HOGG


Unknown: Robin Glendinning.
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Harry: Des McAleer
Nora: Maggie Shevlin
Eugene: Tony Doyle
George: Sean Barrett
Anita: Valerie Lilley
Duncan: Jamesgreene
Margaret: Margaret D'Arcy

: Morrison's Trousers

Morrison was all right. Dead now, sadly, but right enough. Despite what that wife of his had to say. She was a terror, that one. Wouldn't even let Morrison's friends in to the wake, never mind the suddenness of the poor man's demise.
And then there was the matter of the trousers ... where did they come from anyway? Was there a jinx on them? Read by Brian Cox Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Michael Glover.
Read By: Brian Cox
Producer: Sheila Fox

: *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.

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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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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