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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 Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.45*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Bellman and True

Part 9

: Rollercoaster

from Bristol
Eric Robson and Susan Marling with the Grand Finale of Radio 4's rollicking rolling experiment.
... Switch on for the facts and fiction behind The Real Issue.
... Trip across the Channel for a round up of the best continental stories seen through The European Window.
... Plumb the hidden depths when Susan and Eric meet their Chosen One in 2:1
For old times' sake join the regulars:
10.30 Morning Story Rain Stopped Play by JIM BITCHMOUGH
Read by Bernard Cribbins
10.45 Act of Worship
Celebrate the Jewish New
Year with Rabbi Lionel Blue
Regular news on the hour, plus your very own up-to-date response to anything anywhere carried on the Rollercoaster
Produced by the Bristol Rollercoaster Unit BBC Bristol


Unknown: Susan Marling
Read By: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Lionel Blue

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Catherine Bramwell Booth by JOHN COUTTS
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) 2: Mark Twain : On the Mississippi 9.50 First Steps in Drama Introductory programme: The Sweet Factory (2) Presented by tony AITKEN
10.10 Playtime Presented by JUDY BENNETT With PETER MCGOWAN
10.25 In Your Own Time The teenage leisure programme Presented by ANN NIGHTINGALE
10.45 Looking Ahead TONY BARNFIELD highlights some of the major series for Secondary schools in the year ahead.
11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD talks to TIMMY MALLETT about the new Radio Club series.
11.5 In the News Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength Presented by ANDY PEEBLES. Radio work experience and discussion topics for school leavers.


Unknown: John Coutts
Unknown: Mark Twain
Presented By: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Peter McGowan
Presented By: Ann Nightingale
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles.

: A Kindly People

Ann Urquhart looks back to her childhood in Lewis in the early years of the century and some of the changes she has seen since then as teacher and Provost of Stornoway.
In conversation with Maurice Lindsay she recalls the family New Year, the daily round of work and play, and her affection for the island and its people.


Unknown: Ann Urquhart
Unknown: Maurice Lindsay
Producer: John Arnott

: The Travelling Show

An excursion into the unpredictable reaches of how to get there - and back. In the pilot's seat
Christopher Matthew
Feet, firmly on the ground Simon Hoggart Sandy Boler
Alexander Frater
Departures from the script announced by EUGENE FRASER Travel details
Tour organiser DANNY GREENSTONE Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Sandy Boler
Unknown: Alexander Frater
Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by SUSANNA DAWSON Storyteller JOHNNY MORRIS Today: Ben Finds a Friend by ANNE-MARIE CHAPOUTON
2.5 Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (1) adapted from The Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD with NICKY HENSON
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges. Editor NICHOLAS WHINES


Presented By: Susanna Dawson
Presented By: Storyteller Johnny Morris
Unknown: Anne-Marie Chapouton
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Nicky Henson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Falklands Aftermath: while 'our boys' were welcomed home as heroes, what happened to the families of those who did not return? PAT ROWE talks to some of them and hears a disturbing tale of personal grief compounded in certain instances by official ineptitude and neglect.
Loose Connections (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Afternoon Theatre

A Touch of the Mondays by MICHAEL BARTLETT
'The trouble is there are too many options. So many things I could do, that I end up doing nothing at all.'
But Gordon has done something. He's left his wife and children. Why?
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Gordon Jones: Haydn Wood
Male voice: Stuart Organ
Female voice: Carole Boyd
Psychotherapist: Ellen McIntosh
Policeman/Minister: David Garth
Brenda: Moir Leslie
Gordon's friend: Mark Straker
Martin: William Hope
Headmaster: Martyn Read
Sheila: Jill Udstone
Manager: Bernard Brown
Interviewer: Jill Brooke

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out your queries. Producer LUCY LUNT


Unknown: Neil Landor

: A Good Read

Teresa McGonagle invites
Julian Mitchell and Amanda Theunissen to pick some paperbacks
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen

: Story Time

Stepping Westward (4)

: PM

Presenters Gordon dough and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1984


: New

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm) Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowung
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mome Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Teacher: Mark Straker

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: With Black Eyes

When asked to examine topics which particularly interested them, three aspiring broadcasters on a recent course at the Polytechnic of Central London chose footballers, children in care and minority broadcasting. Tony Mason. Jacqui Roach and Marina Salandy-Brown and their subjects have one thing in common.... they are black.
Presented by Margaret Percy Production assistance from JANET THOMAS


Unknown: Tony Mason.
Unknown: Jacqui Roach
Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown
Presented By: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Janet Thomas

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Roger Wheater, Director of Edinburgh Zoo, shares the pleasure of a favourite walk on the western outskirts of Edinburgh. BBC Scotland

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them. Presenter John Mills Producer ANN KAYE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBCBroadcastingHouse,
London WIA iWW. Phone
[number removed](10.0 am -5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Producer: Ann Kaye

: The Seven Deadly Virtues

Terence Blacker advises the sinner on how to recognise those virtues and deal with them.
6: OpenMindedness with RICHARD HUW and MICHAEL JENNER
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Terence Blacker
Unknown: Richard Huw
Unknown: Michael Jenner
Producer: Helen Fry

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Stars and Bars (9)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Prefaces to Shakespeare The last of six programmes ANNA CALDER-MARSHALL On The Winter's Tale Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS


Unknown: Anna Calder-Marshall
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Pride of the Parlour

in which Jeremy Siepmann casts a generally benign but occasionally cynical eye on the history of music-making in the home.
A Foot in the Door or ... How Supply Creates Demand Domestic music-makers sample an exciting range of new, improved products and succumb to the promise of something for nothing. Readers JILL BALCON and JOHN WESTBROOK Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: John Westbrook
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial. 11.50 Music interlude

: News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Radio Geography: Home or Away Tilbury Written and presented by DAVID HILLING Producer ASTLEY JONES and at 12.50 MarseillelFos (RV) Written and presented by MIKE HOWARTH


Presented By: David Hilling
Producer: Astley Jones
Presented By: Mike Howarth

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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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