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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead With LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Presenter: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Frances Perry , the gardening writer, chooses the eight records she would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor. the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answers for you.
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Daily Service

NEMp 75; 0 thou in all thy might so far (BBC HB 312); Psalm 119, pt 1; John 18, vv 12-24 (AV); Rock of ages (BBC HE 296)

: Story Time

Once Upon an lee Age A fable by ROY LEWIS abridged in ten parts by ELEANOR RANSOME Read by PETER JONES
10: How to Dispose of Father. Producer RICHARD KEEN: long wave only


Unknown: Roy Lewis
Unknown: Eleanor Ransome
Read By: Peter Jones

: News

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: The Day the Dinosaurs Died

According to the fossil record, one minute they were there - and the next they were gone. What happened 65 million years ago? John Maddox discusses with Drs Luis and Walter Alvarez , of the University of California at Berkeley, why they believe that it was an Apollo asteroid, ploughing into the surface of the earth, which led to the disappearance not only of the dinosaurs, but of three-quarters of the plant and animal species then alive.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (First broadcast on R3) long wave only


Unknown: John Maddox
Unknown: Walter Alvarez
Producer: Alison Richards

: Bird of the Week

or perhaps ' birds of the week ' as Jim Flegg looks at two warblers-the blackcap and chiffchaff Both are summer visitors to Britain but, in recent years, a few have taken to braving our winters. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

with Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: Stem My Music

12 55Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: * The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse
The Incubabies: CY PERRCI. VAL joins Manchester's unique ambulance incubator team on a 12-mile dash.
Half a Century of Copy: as KATE HUTCHINS prepares to retire, she recalls a career which this month pencils up 50 years in journalism.
Straight from the Horse's Mouth: on the eve of the Grand National, a professional punter opens the stable door on a plain filly's guide to betting jargon. BBC Manchester Sense and Sensibility by JANE AUSTEN abridged in 15 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY. Read by ANNETTE CROSBIE (15)
(Music: Janaceks Suite for string orchestra) long icave only


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Kate Hutchins
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Read By: Annette Crosbie

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly norm's Voting Day by EUGENIE SUMMERFIELD
Written by TONY AITKEN Producer DAVID BELL


Presenters: Nerys Hughes
Presenters: Tony Aitken
Written By: Tony Aitken
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

The Temptation Game by JOHN GARDNER
A Gothic tale set in medieval England. Brother Ferly, in a state of shock, has wandered down from his hilltop monastery. A peasant finds him and takes him to an inn. There he meets some old friends. He tells them the story of how he came to play the temptation game ... Innkeeper PETER TUDDENUAM
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Gardner
Unknown: Innkeeper Peter Tuddenuam
Violin: Diana Dixon
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Brother Ferly: Hugh Dickson
: As
the Peasant: Jack Watson
Thomas: Roger Snowdon
Ives: Miles Anderson
Oswald: Michael Tudor Barnes
Girl: Jo Anderson
Fr Runyon: John Boswall
Monks: Richard Hayes
Monks: Cornelius Garrett
Monks: Rex Holdsworth

: Goatscape

The goat is a much maligned creature. In former times superstition denoted its association with the devil; at best it was referred to as ' the poor man's cow'.
Jeanine McMullen keeps goats herself and sets out to prove what a fascinating and useful animal it can be, when she looks back at the goat's history and its present standing. Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
Preview: page 29


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Preview

: Short Story

No Man's Land by JENNY OLDFlELD
Read by Richard Leech Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Richard Leech
Producer: Jane Marshall

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.58 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: Going Places

Introduced by Richard Hudson-Evans Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Introduced By: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Anne Catchpole Producer SIMON ELMES
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Profile

A Concorde Pilot
The job of an airline pilot is one of the most demanding and highly paid there is. The small team of Concorde pilots form an elite group within this highly skilled profession. David Lay follows Captain Brian Walpole on British Airways' most successful Concorde run-to New York. Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Unknown: Brian Walpole
Producer: William Horsley

: Any Questions?

Arthur Scargill
Nicholas Winterton , mp Patricia Hewitt and Wilf Proudfoot from Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15 to: Any AnswersT, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Nicholas Winterton
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Wilf Proudfoot
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Paint the Town Green
Imaginative ideas to improve sites all over Britain are on show in the Serpentine Gallery tn London. John Jacob reports on the designs which range from converting a Welsh tip into a romantic landscape to floating a helium-filled cloud over a new town. Winning ideas from professionals, amateurs and children in this competition to brighten our surroundings are announced this evening. Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: John Jacob
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Sheila Steafel , David Jason and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO Written by GUY JENKINS , JOHN LANGDON , JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WILSON , RICHARD QUICK and BRIAN BEIHELL
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Written By: Guy Jenkins
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Brian Beihell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (5) long leave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening
Dinsdale Landen in A Push of the Domine bv ROB C.ITTINS
When Sneakly gets the sack, he takes his revenge by pushing the first domino in a very long line.


Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Rob C.Ittins
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Sneakly: Dinsdale Unden
Murman: Anthony Newlands
Chairman: William Fox
Convenor: Brian Carroll
George: Timothy Bateson
DoriS: Eva Stuart
Gladys ,: Peggy Palge
Typist: Nowena Roberts
Lenfoot: Gordon Dulieu
Mcdonnell: Graham Faulkner
Birbridge: Philip Sully

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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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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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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