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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Jimmy Hill's Team Choice

This week Jimmy Hill meets the team behind Canterbury, Britain's premier cathedral. Researcher KAREN DECO
Producer MIKE CHANEY. Stereo


Unknown: Jimmy Hill
Producer: Mike Chaney.

: Morning Story

Night Work by MADELAINE BLACKMORE Read by Jill Balcon
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Madelaine Blackmore
Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

NEW, p 17; Thee will I love, my God and King (BBC HB 314);
Psalm 63; Matthew 20, vv 20-28; Be thou my Vision (BBC HB 316) Stereo

: Sporting Chips

A Chip Shop Special
Today US athletes are created by God and perfected by computer. Scientists using the latest technology have been working to convert muscle into gold. PE coaches are out, sports scientists are in as some of America's top competitors have undergone minute digital analysis to push performance further than it has been pushed before. Barry Norman discovers how brawn meets computer brain to make gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Producer TREVOR TAYLOR
0 HELPLINES: page 71


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: Lost Cause?

What is it that makes some of us persist against all odds? Nigel Rees has been talking to six people who just won't give up. 2: Nic ap Glyn of the International Language (Ido) Society of Great Britain


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Ros Bartlett

: You and Yours

Presenter Pattie Coldwell
Phone [number removed]after 11.0 am


Presenter: Pattie Coldwell

: The Big March

dramatised in eight parts from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR with 4: The Biggest Thing Since Roots Things went sadly wrong on Danny Watson's show when his audience voted that the Tricross Missile must go. Another dramatic turn of events revealed that the march is planned for the 13th - an ominous date if you're superstitious!


Novel By: Allan Prior
Directed By: David Johnston
Danny Watson: Barry Morse
Alison Bowers: Judy Franklin
Joe Donaghy: Peter Marinker
Rossi: Harry Towb
Silver: Blain Fairman
Vance Seeling: Mark Straker
Bunny Bullivant: David Sinclair
Ken, the Director: Gary Waldhorn
Ron Dale: Jon Strickland
Jonathan Alton: Peter Acre
Chloris: Helen Atkinson-Wood
Joan: Narissa Knights
Studio manager: Colin Starkey

: The World at One: News

Presenter Hugo Young

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Dave and Toni Arthur with some games to play.


Unknown: Toni Arthur

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Jonathan Porritt , a leading light in the Ecology Party soon to become Director of Friends of the Earth
The Greengage Summer (3)
New series


Unknown: Jonathan Porritt

: Afternoon Theatre

Going for Broke, a six-part comedy series by GEORGE BAKER with and 1:The Builder That BothersJohn Morse is a broker who works from home. He can cope with the builders who, for the past 16 months, have been tearing his home apart. He can cope with an ex-wife, a fiancee, an 18-year old daughter and a secretary. Not forgetting his bank manager, he can cope - but only just.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: John Morse
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
John Morse: Andrew Sachs
Bill Yates: Bryan Pringle
Wendy: Miriam Margolyes
Ethel: Dilys Laye
Anne: Denica Fairman
himself: Terry Wogan
Shaun: Sean Barrett
Ellen: Fiona Walker
Mr Coseling: William Eedle
Alf: Arnold Diamond

: Time for Verse

Kevin Crossley Holland presents poems about the British abroad. This week a visit to the Low Countries.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Kevin Crossley Holland
Readers: Carol Drinkwater
Producer: Alec Reid.

: File on 4

: Story Time

The Reverberator by HENRY JAMES abridged in eight parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by KERRY SHALE (8) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Kerry Shale

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.40 pm)

: A Little Difference

Released unexpectedly after 20 years in a Cuban prison, the poet Jorge Manuel Valls Arango talks to
Graham Fawcett about his experiences. his beliefs and his writing. Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jorge Manuel Valls
Unknown: Graham Fawcett

: Foreign Correspondents

Narrated by Rene Cutforth 2: Russell of 'The Times' by DANIEL FARSON with Many politicians thought
Rusell's outstanding despatches from the Crimean War caused a mischief amounting almost to high treason ... other parts played by CRAWFORD LOGAN , ANTHONY NEWLANDS and PETER TUDDENHAM
Directed by BRIAN MILLER
BBC Bristol Stereo
New series


Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Daniel Farson
Played By: Crawford Logan
Played By: Anthony Newlands
Directed By: Brian Miller
William Howard Russell: James Kerry
Delane: Hugh Dickson

: Folk for the Job

The Railwayman
Six programmes of folk songs, poetry, doggerel and prose about various occupations.
Ray Handy, Dilys Price and Christine Pritchard read works by ROGER WODDIS , WILLIAM MCGONAGALL and others
The Chartists and Huw and Tony Williams provide the music.
The hosts are the Islwyn Folk Club, Ynysddu, Gwent. Compiled and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Christine Pritchard
Unknown: Roger Woddis
Unknown: William McGonagall
Unknown: Tony Williams

: Friend to Friend

The true story of two working women and their dreams before the First World War.
Presented by Laurie Macmillan adapted from unpublished diaries and letters by MICHELENE WANDOR withand
Ruth Slate leaves school at 14 to take a job washing bottles with a wholesale druggist in South London.
Then one day at Chapel, she meets a struggling shorthand typist, Eva Slawson. They become lifelong friends. For the next 20 years Ruth and Eva keep a continuous written record of their lives. Though they work in very stressful domestic and business conditions, they are optimistic supporters of Women's Suffrage, Christian Socialism and the Arts and Crafts Movement. In their dreams and activities they capture the aspirations of an age. Research TIERL THOMPSON and EILEEN YEO
New series


Presented By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Eva Slawson.
Unknown: Tierl Thompson
Unknown: Eileen Yeo
Ruth: Adele Saleem
Eva: Susan McGoun

: Pennine Perspective

In the first of six programmes Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines to look at life from the viewpoint of people who live and work there. 1: Millstone Grit
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Arts Season

Sincere Insincerity
In conversation with Michael Billington , Jane Lapotaire recalls her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and her part in the West End musical Dear Anyone. She also discusses her career in America and her latest project, setting up the Women's Playhouse Trust. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(A Kaleidoscope repeat)


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Among the Russians
8: The Mountain of Languages

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF until 11.0


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

War and Peace in Our Time 4: China Invades Vietnam ANTHONY SHANG talks about the Chinese invasion of Vietnam (1979), to GEOFFREY STERN


Talks: Vietnam Anthony Shang
Unknown: Geoffrey Stern

: Open University

11.30 Chain Reaction Mechanisms. 11.50 Literacy, Education and Society.

: 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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