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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

at the Summit
The Seventh Economic Summit of the Western world's leading seven nations is taking place in Canada. Will the Common Market countries - the UK, France, West Germany and Italy - present a united front on unemployment and inflation, or will one of them want to go it alone '? What precisely is PRESIDENT REAGAN'S policy for the United States and where do Japan and the host country stand in all this?
In Ottawa to find out are John Timpson and the BBC's Economic Editor Dominick Harrod. In London, Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day With PREB JOHN WIDDAS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read bY BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Editor: Dominick Harrod.
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Widdas
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]: The Conductor and the Orchestra

The audience is hushed, the orchestra poised, the conductor raises his baton, and the performance begins, But what has led up to this moment? How was the programme chosen and rehearsed? Who auditioned the orchestral players and how did the conductor get his experience? Do the musicians ever get bored by Beethoven Fifth? What difference does a soloist make? What does the leader do? Put your questions to Sir Charles Groves, operatic and orchestral conductor; and John Bimson, Chairman and co-principal horn of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Jill Burridge conducts the programme, produced by the Woman's Hour Unit.
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Sir Charles Groves
Unknown: John Bimson
Unknown: Jill Burndge

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people,

: Daily Service

NEM. p 118; New every morning is the love (BBC JIB 408); Psalm 118. vv 13-24; Acts 20. vv 28-38 (av); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186) long wave only

: Morning Story

A Leap in the Dark by STEPHEN JACKSON
Read by Finlay Welsh
' He stood up, a tall lean figure, and glanced out of the window. " Getting quite dark," he said with evident satisfaction. He closed the Guide to
Amphibians, pocketed his notebook and made for the door. " You know where I'll be," he said.' Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stephen Jackson
Read By: Finlay Welsh
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Great Strides by JOHN BARRY


Unknown: John Barry

: Wildlife

How have the dandelions on my lawn learnt to keep their heads down to avoid the blades of the lawn mower?
Naturalists put their heads together to answer your questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Produced by JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Produced By: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Miles of London

A series in six parts
A merry progress through London, prying into its secrets, its mysteries and its many surprises, in the company of Bernard Miles. Illustrations unearthed and performed by the BARROW POETS.
3: Disasters, Food and Drink
... being a tale of frost fairs, wine fountains and beer drownings!
Compiled and written by BARRY PILTON. Producer DANNY GREENSTONE <Rpt)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Bernard Miles.
Unknown: Sybil Harper
Unknown: Patrick Beaver
Written By: Barry Pilton.
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
After You've Gone: BOB PRIZEMAN looks at the whole business of what happens to the body after death.
Believe it or Not: astrologer RUSSELL GRANT discusses the Leo personality and looks at the future of WYN
KNOWLES, Editor of Woman's Hour.
Children's Books and Writers: EVE-ANN PRENTICE and ELAINE moss look at paperbacks for the summer holidays.
Editorial: a personal viewpoint from ANTHONY HOWARD , Editor Of THE LISTENER.
More Work for the Undertaker by MARGERY ALLINGIIAM abridged by MONICA GREY in 15 instalments.
ReadbysTEPHEN MURRAY (15) (Music: Dodgson Sonata for Brass)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Elaine Moss
Unknown: Anthony Howard
Abridged By: Monica Grey

: News

: A Dance to the Music of Time



Unknown: Anthony Powell

: Island Fling

Ian Skidmore was born in Manchester and spent his early career in journalism working on some of the leading national newspapers in London. Now he lives in North Wales and in this, the second of three programmes, he introduces the listener to his island home of Anglesey.
Producer DEWI SMITH BBC Wales


Producer: Dewi Smith

: Poetry for Supper

It was in the unlikely setting of a fish and chip shop in the Scilly Isles that Jonathan Steinberg first came across the poetry of Tony Armstrong. Earlier this year he revisited the Scillies to find out more about TONY ARMSTRONG and his writing.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan Steinberg
Unknown: Tony Armstrong.
Unknown: Tony Armstrong
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Story Time

King Solomon's Mines (7)]

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast lonp wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

Robert Robinson Second Round 23: Scotland
Peter Symms (lecturer) Struan Case Rubertson (retired engineer)
Hugh Stewart (scientific information officer)
Andrew Ross (teacher) including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Struan Case Rubertson
Unknown: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: Andrew Ross
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP'S surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Graduating for the Dole?

As this summer's graduates leave their universities and polytechnics, many of them will be joining the ranks of the unemployed. Employers are offering fewer vacancies and there are more students chasing them. Are we producing too many graduates for the wrong jobs? Are university courses turning into a meaningless luxury? Michael Robinson has been talking to employers, careers advisers and the graduates themselves.


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical work or topic. explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.

: In Touch

' I have a tape full of telephone numbers but how do I find the right one quickly? '
As more blind people are using tapes to store information,
Hannah Wright reports on ways of indexing tapes.
Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm


Unknown: Hannah Wright

: Kaleidoscope

includes One Night Stand, a musical comedy which follows the life and loves of a young rock 'n' roll group in the early 60s. which opens in London tonight; and the Buster Keaton Festival at the Electric Cinema.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer Richard DUNN


Unknown: Buster Keaton Festival
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Dunn

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rain Forest (7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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.

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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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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