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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Live from the Royal Show
6.25 Shipping forecast long* wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45 Prayer for the Day: The Rev. Richard Harries
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by Bryan Martin
7.251, 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Brian Redhead
Speaker (Prayer for the Day): Richard Harries
Newsreader: Bryan Martin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Terry Jones first became well-known as one of the performers in Monty Python's Flying Circus in 1969. He had spent several years before that as a television script writer.
More recently he has been directing the Monty Python feature films, writing books and hosting a television chat show. In conversation with Roy Plomley, he discusses these multifarious activities and chooses his eight records.


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Castaway: Terry Jones
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Repeated: Sat 4.2 pm)


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Read by Peter Craze


Unknown: William Saroyan
Read By: Peter Craze

: Daily Service

nem, p 17; God is love: let heaven adore him (BBC hb 7); Psalm 82: Matthew 12, vv 38-50 (rsv); God's law is perfect, and converts (BBC HB 456)

: News

followed by travel

: You the Jury

Current and controversial issues put on trial before Chairman Geoffrey Robertson and an audience of Jurors.
Today's motion: Capital Punishment Should be Restored.
It is proposed by Eldon Griffiths, MP and opposed by The Rt. Hon. Enoch Powell, MP
The two advocates each call supporting witnesses to be questioned and cross-questioned: the jury votes at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion can be measured and a verdict reached.


Chairman: Geoffrey Robertson
Proposer: Eldon Griffiths
Opposer: Enoch Powell
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Natural Selection: Vampires

Flying silently through the South American night, the vampires are out searching for a sleeping victim and the blood on which they depend. Pat Morris brings to life the story of these bats.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Pat Morris
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news, advice and information for consumers. Today
Norman Tozer looks for value for money If you're thinking of hiring equipment to help with decorating.
For details of all the items in this week's programmes, send a sae marked Fact Sheet No 9 to [address removed]


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: My Music

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Marian Foster
Epilepsy: Marian Foster discusses the illness with a doctor, a parent and a sufferer.
5,000-metre world record holder, David Moorcroft, talks to Kay Alexander about athletics and his work in Coventry as the Director of a YOP scheme in sport.
BBC Birmingham
"Pastoral" (2)


Presenter: Marian Foster
Guest: David Moorcroft
Interviewer: Kay Alexander
Producer: Ann Tennant

: News

: The King Must Die

by MARY RENAULT adapted for radio In 11 parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL 5: The Labyrinth with Theseus is drawn into the ancient labyrinth, where he has two mysterious and important encounters.
Music composed by CHRISTOS PITTAS
Directed by david SPENSER


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Composed By: Christos Pittas
Directed By: David Spenser
Theseus: Gary Bond
Ariadne: Petra Markham
Minos: Clifford Rose
Asterion: David March
Amyntor: Alex Jennings
Aktor: William Eedle
Hellke: Jill Lidstone
Menesthes: Stuart Organ
Hippon: Richard Iluw
IrOS: Trevor Brohieh
Telemon: John Webb
Thebe: Sarah Finch
Nephele: Fiona Walker
Melantho: Jane Knowles
Thalestris: Elizabeth Lindsay
Chryse: Pauline Siddle

: News

: Just After Four

Manners, Ancient and Modern
4: Thoroughly Modern Manners as laid down by Debrett and selected by REG REES


Unknown: Reg Rees

: Prefaces to Shakespeare

On Sunday The BBC Television Shakespeare cycle continues with Cymbeline on BBC2. Jeffery Dench, an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, introduces the play and characters. "We have Imogen at the core, this pure white lovely girl on a hazardous journey surrounded by rainbow-coloured people who seem to be the symbols of human fallibility and the human power of destruction."


Presenter: Jeffery Dench
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Story Time

Judgement Day (5)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough
on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS. including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins.

: Going Places

Chris Serle brings you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, withhelpfromEric
Tobitt. Alanah Martin and Tom Boswell.


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Unknown: Tom Boswell.
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Rcpeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Presenter: Margaret Howard
Producer: Dilly Barlow

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

from Looe, Cornwall
Katharine Whitehorn, Richard Needham MP, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, David Penhaligon MP
Chairman David Jacobs
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Panellist: Katharine Whitehorn
Panellist: Richard Needham, MP
Panellist: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Panellist: David Penhaligon, MP
Chairman: David Jacobs
Producer: Geoffrey James

: Letter from America

by Alastair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alastair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Rossini's opera La Cenerentola. a new production by John Cox at Glyndebourne; and a preview of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, starring Richard Johnson and Helen Mirren, on BBC2 next Sunday night. Presented by Michael Billington.


Presenter: Michael Billington
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

With Bill Wallis and David Tate
Written by James Hendrie, Ian Brown, Nick Revell, Andrea Solomons, Roy Apps, Richard Quick, John Langdon, John Collee, Roger Planer, Peter Hickey and others.
Producer Jennie Campbell (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Written By: James Hendbie
Written By: Ian Brown.
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: John Collee
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: A Book at Bedtime

A Square of Sky by JANINA DAVID abridged In ten parts by ANGELA THOMAE Read by ANNETTE CROSBIE (10)
Producer MARTIN JENKINS (long wave only)


Read By: Annette Crosbie
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Glyn Worsnip

long wave only

: 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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