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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by PETER JEFFERSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Jefferson

: News

: Ray Gosling-In the House of ...

George Walker
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Unknown: George Walker

: The Living World

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: In Business

The magazine which goes to the shopfloor and boardrooms across the country where work is done and decisions are taken affecting the wealth of the nation.
This week Peter Hobday finds out how Corby is surviving five years after the British Steel
Corporation announced huge redundancies.
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Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: Morning Story

I Spy a Stranger by JEAN RHYS Read by Peggy Ann Wood
Was Laura a suspicious character just because she'd lived in Europe before the war?
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long wave only


Read By: Peggy Ann Wood
Read By: Was Laura

: Daily Service

nem, p 75; At the name of Jesus (BBC HB 120); Psalm 119, vv 17-24; John 17, vv 20-26; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185) long wave only

: My Thanks to Uncle Fred

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: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC
Reference Library sort out the answers.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire Within, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Producer ANGELA HIND long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor

: You and Yours

John Howard with more consumer information and Les Cottington with his weekly guide to food prices.


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Les Cottington

: Get the Most Out of Your Body

A four-part series 3:The Giblets
Some squashy segments are prodded by Dr Rob Buckman who lectures to students at Middlesex
Hospital Medical School with the help of singing nurse Jaime Adams. Producer ALAN NIXON
(First broadcast on R2)


Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Jaime Adams.
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Only Women Bleed: SALLY FELDMAN explores the myths, morals and manners of the menstrual cycle.
Earthly Possessions (4) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sally Feldman

: Afternoon Theatre

Shakespeare on$5 a Day by DOUGLAS KENNEDY Visiting American academics usually arrive in Dublin with intense enthusiasm and a set of skeletal keys to
Finnegans Wake ... not so Bradshaw, whose main reason for accepting his present post was to meet alimony payments to his ex-wife in Florida, and whose social mobility among the female students cuts no ice with his new employers.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Directed By: Robert Cooper
Bradshaw: Blain Fairman
Miss Hennessey: Margaret D'Arcy
Morrow: John Sheddon
Davies: Alan Standford
Quinn-Liven: Denys Hawthorne
Vicar/Tour guide: Maurice O'Callaghan
Student/Thompson/Waiter: Colm Meaney
Fedelma: Felicity Hayes-McCoy

: Just After Four

Journey of a Lifetime LYNN TEN KATE'S diary of an overland drive to Sri Lanka with her husband and 11-year-old daughter. 3: Iran - In the Persian House of Strength

: Bookshelf

This week, Anthony Grey and Noel Barber tell
Hunter Davies what life was like as a foreign correspondent and how their experiences abroad inspired them as writers of fiction.
Also in the programme,
Alan Coren puts his own personal stamp on a few of his favourite novels. Producer ANGELA HIND


Unknown: Anthony Grey
Unknown: Noel Barber
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Angela Hind

: Story Time

The Leopard (4)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLANE including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillane

: My Wordl

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40pm)
Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Debbie Cook
Agricultural Story Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Galumore
Phil: Norman Painting
David: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Electricity Board rep: Jon Strickland

: Concert Prelude

Jeremy Siepmann looks forward to the music in tonight's concert.


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: Halle Orchestra

leader PAN HON LEE conducted by Sir Charles Groves
Paul Crossley (piano) direct from the Free
Trade Hall, Manchester Part 1
Brahms Tragic Overture Tippett Piano Concerto


Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves
Piano: Paul Crossley

: ' Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Mary Price

: ' Stereo Halle Orchestra

Part 2 Dvorak
Symphony No 9 (From the New World)
BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Frayling presents tonight's edition, including interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four (14)

: The World Tonight

10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight long wave only from 11.0

: News

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.

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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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