Presented by John Timpson in London and Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAUUNE BUSHNELL
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day
Whether you are an aspiring actor or actress, involved in amateur dramatics, or simply a keen theatre-goer, you can put your questions to the actress
Sheila Hancock and director and writer James Roose-Evans . Sue MacGregor is in the Chair Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
from St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol
With CLIFTON CATHEDRAL CHOIR All creatures of our God and King (BBC HB 2); 0 praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 279); Magnificat (Walker);
Ephesians 1, w 3-14 (jb) Musical director
Organist PAUL INWOOD BBC Bristol
11.0 Time and Tune (3) Hansel and Gretel Presenter DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Time to Move (3) Shape and Size: What Shape am I? Presenter MICHAEL DEEKS Written by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Introducing Science Extra Using Your Computer: Does it Think?
Impressions of SOE 1940-46 SOE was so secret that few people knew of its existence and even fewer what the initials stood for. Special Operations Executive was involved in sabotage, subversion and secret armies. Henrietta March Phillipps and Penny Jones talk to survivors of the organisation and to historians who have explored its exploits and achievements. Producer JANE MORGAN
A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. 29: The Final
Chairman Robert Robinson
Geoffrey Selwyn (accountant) Peter Bates (local government officer)
Leslie Duncalf (building society executive)
Christopher Wright (British Steel despatch clerk) Devised by JOHN p. WYNN
Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo
1.55 Listening Corner Number Nine Bus byBERNARD MACLAVERTY Told by RONNIE LETHAM Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY
2.5 History: Long Ago Norman London by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (3) by DEREK FARMER
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Harmonious Starship by COLIN DAVIS
Secrets by GILES COLE
Hannah's life is turned upside down when Felix, purporting to be from the Ministry of Defence, tells her that her husband is being held on a spying charge. A mystery becomes a nightmare when he moves into Hannah's house.... Directed by IAN COTTERELL Stereo
In May and June this year the ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA embarked upon a six-week tour of the USA, visiting
Texas, New Orleans and New York. How did the works of Benjamin Britten go down in the land of the Lone Ranger and Jonathan Miller 's mafia-style Rigoletto at the New York Metropolitan Opera? Carole Rosen went on the tour as a principal singer and kept a record of the ENO'S progress. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN
What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to 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 JULIAN BROWN
(Repeated: Thursday 10.0 am)
Birds of the USSR
As the dawn chorus starts in Leningrad, 10,000 kilometres and 12 time-zones to the east in Vladivostok owls are welcoming the night. Jeffrey Boswall introduces some of Russia's ornithological treasures, including 'Gosha' - the Soviet budgie that can recite the poems of Komei Chukovsky !
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
For this new series, Professor Alan Gemmell will once again be journeying through Britain visiting some of his favourite gardens. He begins the series m Scotland, at Crarae Gardens near Inverary, amongst the most celebrated woodland gardens in the country.
Producer MURDOCH M. MCPHERSON BBC Scotland
0 FEATURE: page 18
The best of the year's music. documentary and drama programmes on radio and television from all over the world have been competing during the last two weeks for the laurel wreaths of the Prix Italia.
Paul Vaughan reports on the winners, and talks to the programme-makers and the executives who made the journey to Trieste to view, listen and to discuss the latest trends in broadcasting. Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Each week, with the help of songs, poetry, letters and contemporary documents, Ann Kirch evokes a vivid and colourful moment from
Britain's long and eventful history.
9: Charles II - The Fugitive King
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT
(First broadcast on World Service)
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.
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.