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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with John Tlmpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.80, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by cuve ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.60* Your Letters


Unknown: John Tlmpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Cuve Roslin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The artist John Piper , who will be 80 next Wednesday is a man of many talents. Not only is he a distinguished painter, but also he is particularly interested in tapestry and stained glass, and he has done windows for cathedrals at Coventry and Liverpool. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY he talks about the many facets of hie life, especially his designs for many of the operas of Benjamin Britten , and he chooses hi. eight records. Producer DEREK DRtSCHER


Artist: John Piper
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Derek Drtscher

: Feedback

Susan Marling confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Write to: Feedback, BBC, BroadcastingHouse,
London W1A 4WW (Repeated: Sun 6.15 pm)


Unknown: Susan Marling

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents from around the world cast a collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production byADAMRAPHAEL

: Morning Story

Birthday Girl by JILL NORRIS
Read by Mary Wimbush


Read By: Mary Wimbush

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: Jonah and the Whak
NEM, p 93; God is my strong salvation(BBChb453);Advent Prose (English Hymnal 735);
Jonah 3, vv 1-10; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12)

: Yellow Rain: Genocide or Myth?

In the mid-70s remote tribesman in South East Asia told stories of a mysterious substance sprayed from the sky or dropped in canisters that causeddeathanddiseasein plants and people. They called it 'yellow rain'.
The US State Department suspected it was chemical warfare waged by Communists, but some sceptical scientists believe it is just pollen and that bees and natural toxins are responsible. Who is right?
DavidWneelerreportsonthe evidence in the 'yellow rain' mystery with people who have spoken to the victims. scientists who have tested samples and those who say it is all a myth.


Producer: Anne Winder

: Natural Selection

High on the list of Australian natural wonders is the lyre bird—a bird with a glorious voice, an amazing ability to mimic and a spectacular lyre-shaped tail.
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jim Flegg
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Introduced by Paul Helney with Norman Tozer looking for bargains among computer James.
Fact Sheet 32 has details of all this week's items. Send an sae to: [address removed]


Introduced By: Paul Helney
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Top of the Form

The Final

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Mancheater by Lesley Judd
Tonight in the Village
Hall ... PAT wilson has been a successful playwright for nearly 30 years, with 70 titles tohercredit—allforthe amateur stage. Now blind. she talks to HELEN PICKLES about her life and continuing work.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
The Ladies of Lyndon (13)


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Unknown: Pat Wilson
Unknown: Helen Pickles
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sybil



Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli

: Just After Four

Travellers' Tales
Colonel John Blashford -
Snell rescues the natives from a pink horse in the jungles of Panama.


Unknown: Colonel John Blashford

: The Spirit of Kitty Hawk: 5: Higher and Faster

written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes to mark the 80th anniversary of powered flight.
Test pilots of the jet age, featuring John Cunningham and Charles Yeager.


Writer/Presenter: Ivan Rendall
Producer: Anne Howells

: Story Time

A Kind of Treason by GEORGE MACBETH and JOHN BEEBY abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by FRANK DUNCAN (12) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Starting on Monday: 'The Shepherd' by Frederick Forsyth )


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: John Beeby
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Frank Duncan
Producer: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Frederick Forsyth

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with Brian Perkins
Halfan-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Going Places

with Chris Serle bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, with help from ERIC TOBITT. ALANAH MARTIN and TOM BOSWELL


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Eric Tobitt.
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repealed: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon David Steel , mp
The Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP John Selwyn Gummer , mp and Lesley Abdela from Bishopsgate, London
Chairman David Jacobs Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: John Selwyn Gummer
Unknown: Lesley Abdela
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

including interviews, news and reviews of films, books. plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Billiagton Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Michael Billiagton
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate ,
Jon Glover and Sally Grace Written by IAN BROWN , RICHARD QUICK. JOHN LANGDON. ROY APPS.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Ian Brown
Unknown: John Langdon.
Unknown: John Collee
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Dave Dixon
Unknown: Barry Faulkner.
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: A Book at Bedtime

Ask Mamma
10: Sir Moses Mainchance long wave only


Unknown: Sir Moses Mainchance

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Glyn Worsnip

(BroadcastMon8.43am) 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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