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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Reports from the Sudan and Indonesia on how farmers are being helped to stop using pesticides. With George Macpherson. Producer David Dixon


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and David McNeil.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David McNeil.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Archie McPherson Producer Andy Gillies


Unknown: Archie McPherson
Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

with Julian Pettifer and Nigel Coombs Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin Robert Elms
Victoria Mather and Sandi Toksvig
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Janet Lee.

: Talking Politics

Picking Winners
The first in a three-part examination of the qualities needed to get on in politics. Some of Britain's most senior politicians reflect on colleagues' strengths and weaknesses.
Presenter Peter Jenkins. Producer Dennis Sewell


Presenter: Peter Jenkins.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Unmuddling Your Money The last of this series of special programmes in which people reveal how they manage their family and personal finances.
Presenter Heather Payton. Producer Rod Pounsett


Presenter: Heather Payton.
Producer: Rod Pounsett

: Hoax!

The return of the programme that mixes fact and fiction, chaired by Tim Brooke-Taylor. This week:
Ian Wallace, Maureen Lipman and John Wells tell the stories.
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: John Wells
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: The Radio 4 Generation

Six programmes presented by Simon Bates , in which young people - all first-time voters in the 1987 election - give their views on various issues.
1: Has the institution of marriage had its day? 0 TRENDS: page 77


Presented By: Simon Bates

: A 90th Birthday Present

for HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: stories and anecdotes reflecting her varied life and many interests. Producer Caroline Elliot


Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Artist Descending a Staircase

Tom Stoppard Season. Three very old artists, who have been friends since early manhood, share an attic. Now one of them is dead, in mysterious circumstances.
Director John Tydeman , Stereo(R)


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Director: John Tydeman
Martello: Stephen Murray
Donner: Carleton Hobbs
Beauchamp: Rolf Lefebvre
Young Martello (Banjo): Michael Spice
Young Donner (Mouse): Dinsdale Landen
Young Beauchamp (Biscuit): Peter Egan
Sophie: Fiona Walker

: Children of the Cloth

The last of six programmes in which personalities talk to Trevor Barnes about their upbringing as children of the clergy. Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade on the lasting influences of her upbringing in Durban,
South Africa, where her father was Archdeacon. Producer Christine Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Virginia Wade
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Will You Still Love Me?

The last of four programmes in which over-60s from across
Britain talk frankly about romantic and sexual love:
'I never thought it possible I could fall in love at the age of 70.' Producer Sukey Firth Stereo (R)
0 PHONE: [number removed]between 4.00pm and 6.30 to talk to a counsellor
* WRITE to: [address removed] enclosing sae for free resource sheet

: Science Now

Solar activity can disrupt electronic communication and even threaten the life of satellites. Peter Evans investigates some of the less well-known effects of the sun.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to swimmer Sharron Davies.


Unknown: Sharron Davies.

: Little Blighty on the Down

The final visit to the village of Little Blighty.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare returns with six more reflective interviews.
Today: the theatre director Sir Peter Hall.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Director: Sir Peter Hall.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Petition

Dame Peggy Ashcroft and Sir John Mills star in Brian Clark's stage play, originally written for and dedicated to Dame Peggy, who now performs the role for the first time.
At breakfast in their Belgravia apartment General Sir Edmund Milne sees 50 years of married life in a new light when Lady Elizabeth reveals her true hatred of the horrors of war.
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Author: Brian Clark
Director: Glyn Dearman
Lady Elizabeth Milne: Dame Peggy Ashcroft
General Sir Edmund Milne: Sir John Mills

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay with a choice of regal melodies in honour of the Queen Mother's birthday.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Fr Oliver McTernan. stereo


Unknown: Fr Oliver

: News

: The Gardening Quiz


: The Best Day of My Life

Six programmes in which people remember their most important day. 1: The opera singer
Willard White talks to
Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer Jane Marshall (R)


Talks: Willard White
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Tingle Factor

Jeremy Isaacs is Robin Ray 's guest.


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Unknown: Robin Ray

: Arnold Brown and Company

The last of six comedy programmes with Christopher Campbell , David Charles and Emma Garner-Clarke .
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: David Charles
Unknown: Emma Garner-Clarke
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: 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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