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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV NOEL BATTYE
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought /or the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Noel Battye
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Richard Stilgoe Letters

A jumble of anagrams written and presented by Richard Stilgoe featuring CARLOS GRITHIDE
8.57 weather: travel


Presented By: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Carlos Grithide

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

What are the latest results of research into black holes? Will we ever find life in space? Why is the sun behaving strangely at the moment? When can we next expect to see Halley's Comet? Patrick Moore is in the studio to answer your astronomical questions.
Judith Chalmers is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: 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 122; On wings of living light (bp 71);
Psalm 40; John 20, vv 11-18 (RSV); Good
Christian men (BBC HB 103) long wave only

: Morning Story

Knowledge is my Business by BRIAN MCCABE
Read by Ron Bain


Unknown: Brian McCabe
Read By: Ron Bain

: News

followed by travel

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Sunday Outing by MATTHEW SOLON

: Wildlife

Why do so many tropical birds have vivid plumage, while most of ours are rather drab?
The team of naturalists brightens the day with answers to your wildlife Questions.
Presented by Derek Jone. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm)


Presented By: Derek Jone.
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Detective: Four Faces of Crime

Stories of crime and detection in London by Robert Barr
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Writer: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Det. Sgt. Brook: Ray Brooks
Det. Con. Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief. Insp. Roach: Stephen Yardley
Det. Con. Harrison: Peter Cleall
Judy: Jacqueline Tong
Peter Parsons: Derek Francis
Tommy: Johnny Wade

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Ruff with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Peter Ruff

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Savour the Flavour:
EVELYN ROSE with ideas to improve your cooking.
1: Shopping for Flavour Milltown: the fourth of phil SMITH'S portraits of a northern town, past and present.
Home Before Night by HUGH LEONARD abridged in four parts by DELIA PATON
Read by T. P. MCKENNA (4) (Music: Dubois'
Saxophone Quartet)


Unknown: Hugh Leonard
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: T. P. McKenna

: News

followed by travel

: Ann Veronica

by h. G. WELLS 12)


Unknown: H. G. Wells

: News

: Edward Blishen

on walking

: The Vicar's Wife

Six women from very different backgrounds. talk about the pleasures and problems of life in the modern vicarage.
Presenter Allan Powell Producer ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Birminoham


Presenter: Allan Powell
Producer: Adrian Mourby

: Story Time

Z for Zachariah by ROBERT O'BRIEN abridged in seven parts by ZOE BAILEY
Read by Kim Braden (1) Ann Burden is 16: she believes she may be the only person left alive on Earth after a nuclear holocaust. But one day a man comes into the valley, wearing. a radiation-proof suit ... Producer PAMELA HOWE
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Robert O'Brien
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Read By: Kim Braden
Read By: Ann Burden
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1982

Chairman Robert Robinson 8: MIDLANDS AND EAST
Andrew Walker (solicitor)
Nicholas Morgan bookseller lain McCoubrey
(AF medical officer) Dr Ian Ken
(university teacher)
Including Beat the Brains Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer Richard EDIS
(Repeated. Thurs 12.27pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Nicholas Morgan
Unknown: Dr Ian Ken
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 to the GP's surgery.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Animal Language

In the 25th year of the BBC's Natural History Unit-a series in 26 parts
David Attenborough
11: Repertoire, Duet and Mime
The male brown thrasher of North America sings a song containing over
2.000 different phrases; using this complicated aria helps it to occupy a territory and attract a mate. Other birds do the same with less complex signals; so, why the elaboration?
David Dobkin , of the University of California at Berkeley, Donald Kroodsma , of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Sylvest Muldal , of the University of Sussex, examine how birds acquire their beautiful repertoires.


Narrator: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Dobkin
Unknown: Donald Kroodsma
Unknown: Sylvest Muldal

: Great Galloping Gottschalk

Glimpses of a whirlwind life, compiled by ANDREW THOMAS and Michael Tudor Barnes Nicholas Courtney
Stella Forge , Guy Gregory Kale Harper , Marvin Kane and Kerry Shale
Little known today.
Gottschalk was in the 1850s the nearest thing to an international superstar. A musical prodigy, born in New Orleans of an English father and a Creole mother, he achieved early fame as a virtuoso pianist and conductor, and was one of the first composers to use Latin American and Creole folk themes. He was the darling of royalty and the ' heart-throb of the West '. He was something of a cult figure and his concerts rarely failed to cause a sensation. He died in 1869. aged 40. Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS


Unknown: Andrew Thomas
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney
Unknown: Stella Forge
Unknown: Guy Gregory
Unknown: Kale Harper
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Directed By: John Theocharis
Moreau Gottschalk: James Aubrey

: In Touch

In this edition Derek Hayes talks about the way in which he has trained his memory.
Presenter Peter White
Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phune in suggestions and comments or check information relating to the programme on [number removed] 8.30-10.0pm. Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Talks: Derek Hayes

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Finishing School by Claire Luckham. who received critical acclaim last year for her play Trafford Tanzi. at the Liverpool Playhouse
Upstairs; and Circle of Deceit, a new film directed by Volker Schlondorff , which tells the story of a German reporter sent to cover the civil war in Beirut.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer


Unknown: Claire Luckham.
Unknown: Trafford Tanzi.
Directed By: Volker Schlondorff
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Catherine Wearing

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Newseries And So to Ned

A dash of extra dry
Sherrin, in which
Ned Sherrin does not always take himself or his guests too seriously when they meet for late-night live conversation and music. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: A Book at Bedtime

The Awakening (2) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Chamber Jazz

A nightly rendezvous
Presenter Michael Bowen


Presenter: Michael Bowen

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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