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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead presented from Wales by Handel Jones BBC Wales

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor in London and Brian Redhead in New York on the eve of the American Presidential Election.
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 Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: A Diary Without Dates

Part 3

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week.
Producer ian STRACHAN Stereo

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Next Term We'll Mash You by PENELOPE LIVELY
Read by David Ashford Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 118;
0 saviour Jesu (EH 249); Psalm 16; n Corinthians 1, w 1-7; For all the saints who from their labours rest (BBC HB 227) Stereo

: Down Your Way

This week Brian Johnston goes to Wallingford in Oxfordshire to find out what brings Habitat and a rocking-horse manufacturer to an 800-year-old town on the banks of the Thames. Producer MONICA ESSLIN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers Gone with the Wiz (7) with IAN HUMPHRlS and JILL SHILLING
11.20 Let's Move! 7: Bonfire Night Presented by SHEELAGH GlLBEY
11.40 Word Games Weighs and Meins by SANDY BROWNJOHN
11.50 Poetry Comer
7: The Fun of the Fair


Unknown: Ian Humphrls
Unknown: Jill Shilling
Presented By: Sheelagh Gllbey
Unknown: Sandy Brownjohn

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by Kingsley Amis Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and MARTIN JARVIS


Presented By: Kingsley Amis
Readers: Barbara Jefford
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Pattie Coldwell presents and lends a sympathetic ear to your phone comments and queries on [number removed]. Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Ken Vass

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls some of the places he has visited and the people he has met in a quarter of a century of jaunting.
This week: in the last of the present series, Johnny returns to France


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner What's Cooking Presented by JANET SORENSEN with children from MICKLANDS COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL Storyteller MOLLY WEIR Today's story Auntie Aggie Makes a Clootie Dumpling by DORRITH M. SIM
2.5 Playtime Presented by JUDY BENNETT With IAIN LAUCHLAN
2.20 Introducing Science Hot and Cold Unit 3, Programme 1
2.40 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD discusses next term's sex education series.
2.45 Radio Club TIMMY MALLETT and the Radio Club team bring you more items of interest for 8-12-year-olds.


Presented By: Janet Sorensen
Storyteller: Molly Weir
Unknown: Dorrith M. Sim
Presented By: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Iain Lauchlan
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Timmy Mallett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall Communications within the church: 'People used to know what the parson did....' but now the clergyman's role is more uncertain.
JEAN SNEDEGAR finds OUt how young entrants to the Church are trained to put across their faith to their flock. Cluny Brown by MARGERY SHARP abridged in nine episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by MARGARET TYZACK (9) (Music Bemer's Polka)


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Unknown: Cluny Brown
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Margaret Tyzack
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Hand of the Hunter by GAYLORD MEECH


Unknown: Gaylord Meech

: One Man and his Bog

Part 3
'A week had gone by and with it 53 miles. Two weeks and 250 miles remained. I prepared a speech in the style of Captain Oates: "I am not going outside and I may be some time".' The unheroic tale of Barry Pilton 's encounter with Britain's most arduous walk, the Pennine Way.
Read by David Roper


Unknown: Barry Pilton
Read By: David Roper
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: Story Time

Let the People Sing by J. B. PRIESTLEY abridged in 13 parts by DEREK LOMAS
Read by Enn Reitel (1)
Astonishing Adventure of an Out of Work Comedian
Timmy Tiverton allies himself with an unlikely combination of friends to tackle the combined apathy, greed and conservatism of a small
English town on the eve of the Second World War. Producer TONY CUFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Derek Lomas
Unknown: Timmy Tiverton

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Influences

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.
So which influences lead a person to want to govern? Carole Stone and Bernard Rutherford invite you to eavesdrop on an intimate conversation with The Rt Hon Shirley Williams and The Rt
Hon Norman St John-Stevas , mp Producer STUART HOBDAY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Carole Stone
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Producer: Stuart Hobday

: The Monday Play

Gizmology by DEREK LISTER
G1ZMOLOGY, n (Amer sl) The wide-eyed and uncritical study and appreciation of scientific and technological advance. The worship of gizmos. (Dictionary definition)


Unknown: Derek Lister
Unknown: Helena Breck
Unknown: William Eedle
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Sir Tommy Witton: Norman Rodway
Nancy Witton: Lillias Walker
Sylvia: Sheila Reid
Snarski: George Pravda
Sir James Hart: Philip Voss
Sir Keith Wilshaw: Jon Strickland
Duncan Fiske: David Collings
Lord Habermel: Davld Garth

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not by FORD MADOX FORD abridged in 15 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Hugh Burden (1)
Set against the background of the 1914-18 war this first volume in the Tietjens trilogy, Parade's End -is the story of Christopher Tietjens , 'the last English gentleman', tormented, pursued and ruined, as far as the world is concerned, by the devices of a jealous and lying wife.


Read By: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Christopher Tietjens
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presenter Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presenter: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

People's Theatre JOHN RUSSELL BROWN presents the sixth of eight programmes on amateur drama in Britain in the 1980s. Drama Training John Russell Brown looks at the particular role of university drama departments in preparing people for work in the theatre.


Unknown: John Russell Brown
Unknown: John Russell Brown

: Music at Night

JACQUELINE DU PRÉ (cello) plays music by Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Bruch and Haydn records. Stereo


Cello: Jacqueline du Pré

: * am News

on VHF/FM until 12.10 am followed by an interlude

: Open University

Open Forum Writing Skills

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History
12.30 The Romans in Britain 2 The Invasion and the Army by DAVE ARTHUR
12.50 The Romans are Here! by MICHAEL SMEE


Unknown: Dave Arthur
Unknown: Michael Smee

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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.

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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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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