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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: 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 CLIVE ROSLIN 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: Clive Roslin

: News

: European Call: [number removed]

The last of three programmes providing the listener with the opportunity to question the politicians on their policies and points of view prior to the European election. Peter Hobday is in the Chair.
Producer ALASTAIR OSBORNE Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Alastair Osborne

: Enterprise

Now in its fifth year, this series - about people who are successful against the odds - features the finalists in a £10,000 competition. 11: MK Ltd
Marjorie Lofthouse meets Tony Morgan , managing director of a Bournemouth company designing and manufacturing military clothing, safety equipment and outdoor leisure gear. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Tony Morgan

: Morning Story

Read by John Keyes
Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Paddy Bateson
Read By: John Keyes
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: Daily Service

nem, p 75; Stand up and bless the Lord (BBC HB
268); Psalm 48; Exodus 8, vv 25-32; Come let us to the Lord our God (BBC HB 487): long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Proper Conversation by DEE PHILLIPS
long wave only


Unknown: Dee Phillips

: Wildlife

'Why do we need marine nature reserves in Britain?' Andrew Campbell , Bob Stebbings and Peter Holden tackle some of your recent questions about animals, plants and conservation.
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Andrew Campbell
Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Peter Holden
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

News and views for consumers with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1984

13: SCOTLAND Chairman
Robert Robinson William Donnelly (sub-postmaster) Ralph Roney (writer)
David Stewart
(retired headmaster) Dr Russell Hafter (teacher) including Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions by IAN GILUES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: William Donnelly
Unknown: Ralph Roney
Unknown: David Stewart
Unknown: Dr Russell Hafter
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gilues
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: A Party Election Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor USA Today:
JEAN SNEDEGAR reports on the new American paper - known as the television you can fold up and take away with you. Squeak abridged in six episodes by JANET HICKSON written and read by JOHN BOWEN (6)
(Music: Cooke's Suite for the B flat clarinets)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: John Bowen

: Afternoon Theatre

Testing for Rust by DAVID BUCKLEY
So far Vic's let life pass him by. Now along comes Shirley; his luck's changed, she's fun and he doesn't want to let her go. True, she's married to Philip but isn't that Philip's problem?
Directed by JOHN CARDY


Unknown: David Buckley
Directed By: John Cardy
Vic: Steve Hodson
Shirley: Jill Meers
as Philip: Crawford Logan
Frank: Ronald Baddiley
Mary: Miranda Forbes

: Sea View

The writer
Denise Robertson , who lives at Seaham in County
Durham, reflects on life by the sea.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Denise Robertson

: Steven Spielberg

in conversation with Anthony Holden.
Inside his pueblo-style office on the Universal lot in Hollywood, the 36-year-old multi-millionaire director talks revealingly about his childhood, about UFOs, about his friends, superstitions, successes and failures. And about his future plans ... for
Peter Pan. An exclusive radio interview.


Unknown: Anthony Holden.
Unknown: Peter Pan.
Producer: Julian Hale

: Story Time

Laughing Gas (7)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

Five pounds can buy a bag of heroin in Britain today. But for an increasing number of young people, it costs up to L200 each week to feed their addiction. In many cities there is growing evidence of a close link between such drug-taking and rising crime. Roger Finnigan reports on this threat to local communities and how it's being tackled.
Producer JOHN DRURY BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 4.0 pm)


Unknown: Roger Finnigan

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to the best effect?
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.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Living World

The Other North Africa The Ichkeul National Park in Tunisia, far from being a desert waste, is a flower-decked wetland teeming with life. It also has a vital role to play for European birds.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Producer: John Harrison

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm Book, 92.95, from PO Box 234, London SE1 3TH.
Free quarterly bulletin from [address removed] Send four large saes for a year's supply

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Far Away and Long Ago 2: Death of an Old Dog

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod National, international and financial news, background analysis and comment.
11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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