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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]

How can I adjust a pattern to fit me rather than the model in the picture? What useful gadgets should I look for in a new sewing machine? How can I help my children to start dressmaking?
Betty Foster , fashion and sewing consultant, joins
Barbara Myers to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Betty Foster
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

The Fox's Tongue by MILDRED SPRAGG
Read by Ian McElhinney Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Mildred Spragg
Read By: Ian McElhinney
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

Jesus Cures a Leper
NEM, p 5; Immortal love (EH 408); Wash me thoroughly (Wesley); Mark 1, vv 40-45; Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old (BBC HB 382) long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

English Toys by MARGARET CRANE
long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Crane

: Wildlife

Does each species of plant and animal in the world have a unique number of chromosomes?
Peter Ferns , Malcolm Coe and Mike Stoddart discuss some of your more general natural history queries.
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Peter Ferns
Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

with Patti Coldwell
David Tench tackles your legal problems. This week: house buying and selling.


Unknown: Patti Coldwell
Unknown: David Tench

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

Happiness.... is a career in advertising starring and and the voices of JOSS ACKLAND ,
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Jon Canter
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: James Griffiths
Unknown: David Tate
Producer: Pete Atkin
Ken: Martin Jarvis
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Deborah: Rosalind Ayres
Ambrose: Paul Jesson
Angus: Michael Jenner
Tone: Jeremy Clyde
Doregan: Lesley Manville
Elvira: Moir Leslie
Kip: Joseph Marcell

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Gillian Reynolds including
The Ethnic Minority Interpreting Service:
DOREEN TAYLOR reports on a new scheme to provide interpreters for the Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and Chinese speaking communities in and around Edinburgh.
A Little Fear (5) long wave only


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Doreen Taylor

: The English House

After 600 years, the English are returning in strength to Aquitaine, as tourists rather than invaders. But the scenes, memories and judgments of the Hundred Years' War remain, as Andrew Joynes discovered last summer.


Unknown: Andrew Joynes

: PM Budget Special

j Presented by Gordon Clough ,
Robert Williams and Valerie
' Singleton
The Chancellor's speech direct from the House of Commons with expert comment throughout the afternoon.
3.30* The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson , mp
In the House of Commons the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent Brian Curtois
In the PM Budget studio The Rt Hon Edward du Cann , mp
The Rt Hon John Smith , mp
Alan Beith , mp
Sir Adrian Cadbury Chairman of Cadbury
Schweppes Alan Tuffin , General
Secretary of the Umon of Communication Workers Roger Nightingale of the stockbrokers Hoare Govett Vincent Duggleby of The Financial World Tonight Plus reaction from the public and from those most affected. long wave only
(The full speech can be heard on VHF)
0 FEATURE: page 3


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Robert Williams
Unknown: Nigel Lawson
Unknown: Brian Curtois
Unknown: Edward Du Cann
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Sir Adrian Cadbury
Unknown: Schweppes Alan Tuffin
Unknown: Roger Nightingale
Unknown: Hoare Govett
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: The Six O'Clock News: PM Budget Special

with PETER DONALDSON followed by further discussion of the Budget proposals, with contributions
I from
Sir Terence Beckett of the CBI and The Rt Hon Len Murray of the TUC
6.25* Financial Report
6.30* A round-up of the rest of the day's news
A PM and BBC Radio News production


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Sir Terence Beckett
Unknown: Len Murray
Editors: Jenny Abramsky
Editors: Martin Cox
Editors: Ian Mitchell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports
Producer JULIAN BROWN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: File on 4

Michael Robinson


Unknown: Michael Robinson
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: David Taylor

: I Have No Genius But By God I Am a Novelist

A radio portrait of the popular novelist and critic, Hugh Walpole
(1884-1941), author of The Herries Chronicle,
Mr Perrin and Mr Traill and The Old Ladies
Compiled by PETER MELLORS and introduced by Sir Rupert Hart Davis with and Directed by PIERS I'LOWRIGHT


Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Unknown: Mr Perrin
Unknown: Mr Traill
Unknown: Peter Mellors
Introduced By: Sir Rupert Hart Davis
Hugh Walpole: Peter Barkworth
Henry James: Nigel Stock
Arnold Bennett: John Webb
Virginia Woolf: Jane Wenham

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White Producer THFNA HESHEL Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on[number removed]8.30-10.0 pm. Handbook of aids and Publications, [address removed].

: In My Young Days

A series of five programmes of recollections of working-class childhood 60 years and more ago, selected from oral history collections through Britain by Stephen Humphries. Music arranged and performed by Sandra Kerr , additional recordings from the BBC's Sound Archives. 3:Play


Unknown: Stephen Humphries.
Unknown: Sandra Kerr

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer RICHARD DUNN


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

The Lost
Stradivarius (2)

: The World Tonight and The Financial World Tonight

The Budget:
' news, comment and analysis
10.40* The
Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon
Nigel Lawson , mp, for the Government long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Nigel Lawson

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

12.23 12.28 * am The Chip Shop Takeaway Service
(Details: Sat 12.23* am)

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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.

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.

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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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