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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

The Unbearable Shortness of Holidays by KATE PULLINGER
Read by Anna Mazzotti Producer


Unknown: Kate Pullinger
Read By: Anna Mazzotti
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Daily Service

NEM p 114; Soldiers of Christ, arise (BBC HB 366): Psalm 112; II Timothy 3, vv 14-45: Rejoice, the Lord is king (BBC HB 128). Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

The Wandering Scholar
A celebration of the life of Helen Waddell who was born 100 years ago - poet, translator, playwright, patriot and internationalist.
Presenter Brian Redhead Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
0 See David Gillard , right


Unknown: Helen Waddell
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Producer: Frances Gumley
Unknown: David Gillard

: For Schools

See panel page 80

: Just Three Wishes

At the end of his magical tour, Robert Booth talks to poet Brian Patten. Producer viv BLACK


Unknown: Brian Patten.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Winston

A serial in six parts by PETER TINNISWOOD. and 5: Whacko. Jolly Dee. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Father: Maurice Denham
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

presents Tickle Pot On the River Bank. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

on LW only
Jenni Murray talks to Jackie Pullinger about her work with the heroin addicts of Hong Kong. Serial: The Red-Haired Miss Daintreys by ROSAMOND LEHMANN abridged in two episodes by ANN REES JONES
Read by Jane How (1)
(Music: Vaughan Williams' Six Studies in English Folk Song.)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jackie Pullinger
Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Ann Rees Jones
Read By: Jane How
Producer: Pat McLoughlin.

: For Schools

See panel page 74

: Recce

by DON HAWORTH with , an affable man who finds himself with his family on a farm.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Don Haworth
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Tom: Michael Tudor Barnes
Joan: Anna Cropper
Jenny: Saskia Downes
Angela: Joanna MacKie
CHve: Nigel Carrington

: Time for Verse

Thefirstin a series of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews the poet Norman McCaig.
Read by HENRY STAMPER Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Norman McCaig.
Read By: Henry Stamper
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The British commemorate the French Revolution with an exhibition in Brighton, and Simon Schama 's chronicle Citizens.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer ANTHONY DENSELOW Stereo


Unknown: Simon Schama
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

(Details as Monday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

with John Waite
0 WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC. London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Star Terk II

by TERRY RAVENSCROFT. With Jeffrey Holland. Christopher Godwin , Susie Blake and Fred Harris.
Producer MARTIN FISHER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Terry Ravenscroft.
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland.
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris.
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Medicine Now

: Moonlight and the Black Cat

Sketches from the life and music of Claude Debussy by DAVID BUCK. Starring with and Name Dropping
At 'The Black Cat'
The song, based on themes by Debussy, composed by TERENCE ALLBRIGHT who also devised and played
Debussy's piano sketches. Directed by JOHN POWELL Stereo
* See David Gillard , left


Unknown: David Buck.
Composed By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: John Powell
Unknown: David Gillard
Debussy: Daniel Massey
Aunt Octavie: Mary Wimbush
Erik Satie: David Collings
Young Debussy: Elizabeth Lindsay
Mme Maute: Joan Matheson
Mme von Meek: Irene Prador
Blanche: Susan Sheridan
Sonia: Elizabeth Proud
Charles: Geoffrey Collins
Antoine: Clifford Norgate
Doctor: Geoffrey Matthews
Alfred: Garard Green
Marie: Marcia King
Pianist: Terence Allbright
Drummer: Don Lawson
Master of Ceremonies: Simon Bullock

: Kaleidoscope

Don McCullin 's camera on the English landscape: Kazuo Ishiguro 's new novel; and Scottish Opera's Street Scene.
Presenter Mark Steyn
Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo


Unknown: Don McCullin
Unknown: Kazuo Ishiguro
Presenter: Mark Steyn
Producer: John Goudie.

: A Book at Bedtime

Clean Young Englishman (8)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Blaue Reiter
11.50 Free Will or Utopia?


Unknown: Blaue Reiter

: News

until 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

See panel page 74

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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.

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