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: News Briefing

: 'am The Farming Week

Test-tube calves and out-of-season breeding are two of the topics discussed by animal scientists at their annual gathering in Scarborough. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
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
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan in Cardiff.
The honours are finally decided in Rugby Union's Five Nations Championship. Plus news of the FA Cup sixth round.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

with Bernard Falk and Nigel Coombs


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Helen Robson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Carol Thatcher , Richard Jobson and Emma Freud. Additional material from ANDREW NlCKOLDS


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Jenkins , Associate Editor of The Independent. Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

How the Budget Affects You
Presented by Louise Botting. The Money Box team analyses and explains the practical impact of Budget proposals. Producer FRANCES MACDONALD


Presented By: Louise Botting.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Beachcomber ...by the Way

starring with
Richard Ingrams and co recreate faithfully the world of the great J.B. MORTON - whose brilliant Beachcomber column paved the way for a great deal of modern humour.
This week: Big White Carstairs explains the ways of the Ahaha tribe, Dr Strabismus sets a trap for a mouse, Colonel Wretch gets a visit from Hercules the Mighty, and Mr Justice
Cocklecarrot encounters the notorious 12 red-bearded dwarfs for the first time.
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: J.B. Morton
Unknown: Mr Justice
Adapted By: Michael Barfield
Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Announcer: Brian Perkins.
Producer: Harry Thompson.
Beachcomber: Richard Ingrams
Prodnose: John Wells
a host of red-bearded dwarf: Patricia Routledge
a host of red-bearded dwarf: John Sessions

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Norman Lamont , mp, Financial Secretary to the Treasury Tony Blair , MP Alan Beith , mp and Bridget RoseweU , economic consultant. From Margate, Kent.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby and at 2.00
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Bridget Roseweu
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Charlie Bunce.

: A New World in the Mourning

by GREG CULLEN With a divine instrument and (creator of the known universe) June 1987: 'You got to choose Emlyn, do you want Socialism or do you want to get elected?' Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo
(Broadcast-last Monday)


Unknown: Greg Cullen
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Emlyn Parry, prospective MP: Gareth Thomas
Eric Lewis,: Richard Davies
God: Peter Woodthorpe

: A Year of Dying Dangerously

Homicide, the unlawful killing of another, is a perennial focus of popular fascination. The efforts of writers and film makers over the years, however, have given a false picture of the murder scene.
This series of five programmes explores the reality revealed by the 685 homicides committed in the United Kingdom in 1986. Hugh Prysor-Jones attempts to discover who is killing whom. 1: The Victim
Who is the most vulnerable?


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis.
What is happening in science? Producer JULIAN BROWN


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julian Brown

: Options

4.30 Ticket to Write The last of five programmes about travel-writing presented by JOHN KEAY. A Sense of Place Producer MICK WEBB (e)
5.00 Up from 60 South Peter Evans chairs a discussion on world environmental issues arising from Antarctica. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (e)
5.30 Paso doble A repeat of the last programme of the series with JEN SUTTON and MIQUEL PENARANDA. 4 Cqmo te sientes? Series written and produced by CAROL STANLEY (e)


Presented By: John Keay.
Producer: Mick Webb
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Jen Sutton
Produced By: Carol Stanley

: Visiting Lives

Hilary Spurling talks with Richard Holmes about his work on Shelley and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.


Talks: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

: Week Ending

Satire with Bill Wallis
David Tate and Sally Grace.


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

: News

Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by CHRISTOPHER REASON Directed by CLIVE BRILL and SALLY A VENS
Producer CLIVE BRILL. Stereo


Directed By: Clive Brill
Producer: Clive Brill.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Calling by PAUL COPLEY What's a bright young schoolteacher doing working for cash-in-hand in a seaside amusement arcade in the middle of term? The men who work with her are dying to know, and so's her husband. So is she, really....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Copley
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Sam: Diane Bull
Gavin: Paul Copley
Mackriel: Geoffrey Matthews
Tozer: Dave Hill
Ralph: Jack Carr
Sparky: Simon Bleackley
Mrs Beddoes: Lorraine Peters
Punters: Melissa-Jane Sinden

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

Led by John Oates. Stereo


Unknown: John Oates.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Today's the Day
'If this works, I'll die happy.'
87-year-old 'man of brass' Harry Mortimer , CBE, cherishes one unfulfilled ambition.... to conduct a version of Handel's Messiah without an orchestra but with brass bands.
The musicians of Black Dyke Mills and Britannia Building Society Bands combine with Huddersfield Choral Society to try to make the dream come true. Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker go behind the scenes to capture the tension, enthusiasm and excitement. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East. Stereo


Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Reporters: David Clayton
Reporters: Neil Walker

: The Cartoonists

Laughter-makers, opinion formers or satirical observers? Frank Whitford meets the personalities behind five well-known signatures. 1: Bill Tidy
Producer JUDITH BUMPUS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Frank Whitford
Producer: Judith Bumpus.

: Simon's Bug

Stereo (Details Wednesday 7.45pm)

: The Million-Pound Radio Show

Stereo (Details Monday 6.3Opm)

: '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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