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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Chris Lowe and Peter Hobday in London and Brian Redhead at the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Canterbury Pilgrimage

10.30 am Morning Story The Petit-Point Pilgrimage by SARA MAITLAND
Read by Joan Walker. Stereo followed by


Unknown: Sara Maitland
Read By: Joan Walker.

: Daily Service

from the Church of SS Gregory and Martin, Wye, Kent.
Have faith in God, my heart (Doncaster); Mark 10, w 46-52;
0 Lord increase my faith (Gibbons); All my hope on God is founded (Michael) Director of Music

: The Wednesday Feature

Forty Seconds and Half a Million Pounds ...and more!
During the course of a year Christopher Cook followed the making of a new TV advertising campaign for a financial services company. How are we made to 'feel good' about risking our money? Producer RACHEL YORKE


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: For Schools

See panel page 82

: Byron in Exile

Eight programmes on the life of Byron as told in his own letters.
With Robert Powell as Lord Byron.
4: A Game at Hearts
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear.


Unknown: Robert Powell
Introduced By: Brian Gear.
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Last Chance to See

Six quests in search of weird and endangered animals in the company of Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams. 2: Gone Fishing!
What the Chinese believe to be the reincarnation of a drowned princess is, of course, the Yangtze River dolphin.
Additional music by STEVEN FAUX
Producer CHRIS MUIR Series producer


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Douglas Adams.
Music By: Steven Faux
Producer: Chris Muir
Unknown: Gaynor Shutte.

: The World at One

Nick Clarke in London and James Naughtie at the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: only Listening Corner

Farmyard Fun. Stereo

: LWonly Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the violinist
Kyung Wha Chung.


Talks: Jenni Murray
Violinist: Kyung Wha Chung.

: only For Schools

See panel page 82

: The Man from Botany Bay

by JEANNE FEASEY. With Moir Leslie as young Lottie and Eva Stuart as Lottie in old age.
Lottie, who epitomises the prim Victorian maiden aunt, hides beneath an impeccable exterior a guilty secret.
TOM STEER (piano)
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo
0 See David Gillard. right


Unknown: Jeanne Feasey.
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Unknown: David Gillard.
Tryphena: Joanna MacKie
Emily: Janet Rawson
Maud: Linda Gardner
Mrs Crabbe/Midwife/Visitor: Joan Campion
Mrs Harris/Mrs Lawrence/Visitor: Pauline Jefferson
'Fardy'/Harry Turner: Malcolm Hebden
Horace Bracewell/Mr Lawrence: Rodney Litchfield

: Time for Verse

First of five programmes. Fleur Adcock talks to poet Wendy Cope. Reader SIMON TREVES. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: Fleur Adcock
Reader: Wendy Cope.
Reader: Simon Treves.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Long-Distance Run
Acting is an insecure profession, but the security of a long run brings its own problems. Christopher Bigsby talks to actors about the demands of putting on a performance night after night.
Producer NOAH RICHLER. Stereo


Talks: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Noah Richler.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint

Stereo (Details Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle your complaints. Producer GRAHAM ELUS


Unknown: John Waite

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: This Little Piggy...

(Details Tuesday lO.OOam)

: The Chinese People Stand Up

Elizabeth Wright presents six programmes in which the Chinese recall 40 years of Communist rule.
2: The Great Leap Forward Producer DAVID POWELL


Unknown: Elizabeth Wright
Producer: David Powell

: Never the Same Again

The last of four programmes in which
Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life. On 22 August 1985,
Damien, Debbie and two friends boarded a flight for Corfu at Manchester airport. The plane never got off the runway; fire and smoke spread through the passenger cabin.
Damien and Debbie got out - their friends didn't. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Kaleidoscope

The school for clowns starts a new season; the Japanese come to the National Theatre; and masterpieces of Dutch painting are on show in Birmingham.
Presenter Paul Vaughan. Producer NICKI PAXMAN Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Presenter: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Human Factor (6)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod including a report by Michael Vestey from the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Michael Vestey

: Professional Doubles

3: Judy and Geoffrey Lusty , entrepreneurs. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Geoffrey Lusty

: News

: FMonly Night School

See panel page 82

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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