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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30. 8.30
News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25', 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Sleep and Dreams
You might think that the principal function of sleep is to provide rest and relaxation, but many scientists think that one of its main purposes is to allow us to dream. What for, you might think, and what do these dreams (or nightmares) mean? And is It a myth or can we actually sleep on ' a problem and solve it in our dreams?
You can put your questions to science broadcaster Peter Evans and psychotherapist
Morton Schatzman , who have been doing research on patterns of sleeping and dreaming.
Sue MacGregor Is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Morton Schatzman

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in..

: Morning Story

The Corner Shop by JEANNE FEASEY
Read by Lesley Nicol ' It was infuriating waiting to be served and listening to the endless talk full of self-righteous bigotry. At last she could stand it no more.
Producer GILLIAN RUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jeanne Feasey
Read By: Lesley Nicol

: Daily Service

NEM p 21; 1 sing a song of the saints of God
(BBC HB 353); Canticle 3; Galatians 3, vv 1-14; Jesu. thou joy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323) long wave onll/

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Abide With Me by ALISTAIR CHISHOLM withthel and Poor old Ethel, all alone with her harmonium - until Herbert comes along. And then?
DAVID JOHNS (harmonium) Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON long wave only


Unknown: Alistair Chisholm
Unknown: David Johns
Directed By: David Johnston
Ethel: Betty Marsden
Herbert: Gerald Flood
Mary: Carole Boyd

: Wildlife

' We share our riverside warden with water-rats gut are these delightful creatures vermin? Should they be destroyed? '
Mike Stoddart , Peter Ferns and Mike Madelin answer more of your natural history questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR could BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 5.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Unknown: Mike Madelin
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney introduces the daily programme of news for consumers, and David Tench solves some of your legal problems.


Introduces: Paul Heiney
Introduces: David Tench

: Transatlantic Quiz 1983

Six contests between teams in London and in New York. Round Five NEW YORK
Anthony Qulnton (Chairman) with Brendan Gill , author and theatre critic of the New Yorker and Shana Alexander. journalist and author LONDON
Louis Allen (Chairman) with Irene Thomas
John Julius Norwich Question researcher BERNICE COUPE
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Anthony Qulnton
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Shana Alexander.
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Producer: Trevor Hill

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Nine Maids Morris:
PENNY SEARLEY joins in an activity which has traditionally been a male preserve.
I Start Counting (7) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Penny Searley

: Afternoon Theatre

August Rose by JOHN KIRKMORRIS with Since her husband's death, Rosemary has ably coped with taking over the running of his business and bringing up their son, William.
But her courage is really put to the test when she discovers that the company is in severe financial difficulties because someone is trading on their own account....


Unknown: John Kirkmorris
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Rosemary: Rosalind Shanks
Desmond: John Rogan
Olive: Eva Stuart
William: Rusty Livingstone
Rosemary's mother: M Argot Boyd
Ebner: William Eedle
Salesman: David Peart
Secretary: Moir Leslie

: Just After Four

A Little of What You Fancy ..
Cheryl Armitage talks to some famous people about what particular fancy does them good. 1: David Steel
- loving care of a vintage motor car.


Talks: Cheryl Armitage

: Douglas Byng at 90

Last March Douglas Byng celebrated his 90th birthday. One of the great pantomime dames, a leading man for
C. B. Cochran and Andre Chariot , he talks to Glyn Dearman about a career spanning 69 years in revue, variety, musical comedy, wartime concerts and cabaret and introduces some of the songs that have made him famous. RICHARD HOLMES (piano) Research by GORDON DICKERSON


Unknown: Douglas Byng
Unknown: C. B. Cochran
Unknown: Andre Chariot
Unknown: Glyn Dearman
Piano: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Gordon Dickerson
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: Story Time

A Passage to India (12)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Yes Minister

by ANTONY JAY and JONATHAN LYNN and with in The Writing on the Wall In which, by and large it is probably true that at the end of the day in general terms, there really isn't very much in it one way or the other.


Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Producer: Pete Atkin
Jim Hacker: Paul Eddington
Sir Humphrey: Nigel Hawthorne
Bernard: Derek Fowlds
Frank: Bill Nighy
Sir Frederick: Peter Cellier
Foreign Secretary: Tenniel Evans
Donald Hughes: Edward Petherbridge
Butter: Kerry Francis

: 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: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Major issues. changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Producer JOHN DRURY Editor DAVID TAYLOR BBC Manchester


Producer: John Drury
Editor: David Taylor

: Not Exactly in his Footsteps: 4: Pakis and Hobbits and Sex in the Hills

Six lurches through England by Ray Gosling, not quite in the wake of J. B. Priestley

A swathe of a journey from the Irish Sea to Withernsea - on the M62 motorway; with occasional pauses to examine trouble at t'mosque in Lancashire; a soggy Shangri-la in Yorkshire ... and Priestley's Bruddersford, where the good companions are now truly happy, free and gay....
BBC Manchester


Presenter: Ray Gosling
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm Handbook of aids and services, £2.95 from [address removed]


Presenter: Ian MacRae

: Kaleidoscope

Children's Books
' Bastian liked books that were exciting or funny or that made him dream.
He couldn't stand it when a writer tried to convince him of something.' The hero of Michael Ende 's million-selling fantasy The Neverending Story (just published in this country), lays down his challenge.
Chris Powling talks to authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and critics about the season's new children's books In the run-up to the peak
Christmas period, including Brian Alderson. Roald Dahl ,
Michael Foreman. Julia MacRae. Margaret Mahy , Michael Rosen and Fiona Waters. Producer


Unknown: Michael Ende
Talks: Chris Powling
Unknown: Brian Alderson.
Unknown: Roald Dahl
Unknown: Michael Foreman.
Unknown: Julia MacRae.
Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Fiona Waters.
Unknown: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...


: A Book at Bedtime

Basil (12) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: News

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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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