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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.


Producers: Allan Wright
Unknown: Liz Rigbey

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day Stereo

: Today

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
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45 Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: James Roose-Evans

: Morning Story

Getting Sent For by AGNES OWENS
Read by Eileen McCallum Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Read By: Eileen McCallum
Producer: John Arnott

: Daily Service

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


Organist: Christopher Walker

: For Schools

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?


Presenter: Douglas Coombes
Presenter: Michael Deeks
Written By: Kate Harrison

: Set Europe Ablaze

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


Unknown: Henrietta March Phillipps
Producer: Jane Morgan

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell Phone comments on [number removed]after 11.0 am


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1984

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


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Geoffrey Selwyn
Unknown: Peter Bates
Unknown: Leslie Duncalf
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Lan Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Susannah Simons


Presenter: Susannah Simons

: The Archers

: For Schools

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


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Told By: Ronnie Letham
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Unknown: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Look Back - with Nostalgia?
Jenny Danks casts a jaundiced eye back to the 1950s. Loose Connections (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Danks

: The Afternoon Play

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


Unknown: Giles Cole
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Hannah: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Felix: Paul Brooke
Claudia: Carole Boyd
Christopher: Michael Cochrane

: ENO In the USA

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


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Carole Rosen
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Story Time

Stepping Westward (7)

: PM

Presenters Robert Willliams
and Valerie Singleton


Presenters: Robert Willliams
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Cheryl Annitage Producer PAUL CAMPBELL Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wednesday 4.0 pm)


Reporter: Cheryl Annitage
Producer: Paul Campbell
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

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)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Living World

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 !


Introduces: Jeffrey Boswall
Unknown: Komei Chukovsky

: 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 on [number removed]
8.30-10.0 pm

: Gemmell's Gardens

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.
0 FEATURE: page 18


Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Producer: Murdoch M. McPherson

: Kaleidoscope

Prix Italia
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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Judge and his Hangman (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robert Fox in London and Richard Kershaw at the Labour Party
Conference in Blackpool
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Robert Fox
Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

The Chip Shop Stereo

: Pageant of the Past

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
(First broadcast on World Service)


Unknown: Ann Kirch
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: * am

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Three Legs are Better than Two
12.50 Making Life Easier (RV)

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.

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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.

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