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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
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: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Taking Sides

While matters of state are often forgotten after the breakfast-time news, some subjects can still rouse even the quietest people to passion. Live every Thursday morning, and broadcast simultaneously on BBC1 and Radio 4, an audience of 150 start their day with a chance to say what they think about issues which guarantee a good argument long after the headlines have faded.
Paul Sieghart puts their opinions to the test. Research JUDY HILL and ANN CHANCELLOR DAVIES Producers JULIET MAY and ELAINE BEDELL
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX A Radiovision Unit production BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Paul Sieghart
Unknown: Elaine Bedell
Producer: John Wilcox

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Sallinka and the Golden Bird (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY Read by JOHNNY MORRIS (2)
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) 10: First Come, First Served (2) by KARA MAY
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Romans
5: The Return to Rome by JANET YOUNG and SHEILA FRASER Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Read By: Johnny Morris
Read By: Sheila Fraser
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Making Arrangements by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Margot Boyd Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Arrangements By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Margot Boyd
Producer: Pamela Howe

: An Act of Worship

reflecting on the issues of the day introduced from
Broadcasting House by The Rev Robert Foxcroft StereO


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard An end-of-term round-up of news for teachers in primary and middle schools Presenter TONY BARNFIELD
11.5 In the News What's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Presenter: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: This Thing Called Love

What's happening to the idea of 'love', now that romance has been declared dead and the sexual revolution proclaimed? In the first of four programmes, Laurie Taylor meets the love-sick and the love-worn, in an attempt to pin down what's both elusive - and everywhere.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Son of Cliche


: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Machine Band by LEE PRESSMAN
2.5 Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language Speak Up With GEORGE LAYTON and A Pair of Sinners by ALLAN AHLBERG
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges. Presenter ubby FAWBERT


Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Learning the Light Fantastic: BERNARD JACKSON Visits
Highnam Court , a 17th-century mansion in Gloucestershire, for an early music weekend. A Room with a View (7)


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: Highnam Court

: The Afternoon Play

From a Great Height by MARTIN LUCAS
With his wife's enthusiastic support, Peter Fuller has given up accountancy and together they have moved into the gentle tranquillity of the country. Peter is going to be a writer. But the Fullers soon discover the rustic peace is an illusion - they have neighbours.
Directed by DAVID SPENSER Stereo


Unknown: Martin Lucas
Unknown: Peter Fuller
Directed By: David Spenser
Peter Fuller: Michael Maloney
Diana Fuller: Helena Breck
Isabel Wilson: June Tobin
Jack: Geoffrey Matthews
Hedley: Anthony Daniels
Charlotte: Melinda Walker

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Pierre et Jean (6)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robin Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robin Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with Clive Roslin including Financial Report

: Yes Minister


: News

: The Archers

Written by GRAHAM HARVEY (Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Graham Harvey
Dan Archer: Frank Middlemass
Brian: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Coun Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brlan Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
Miss Holland: Hedli Nlklaus

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by laurie MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Mason Producer Carole

: State of the Nation

A series of five programmes which profiles the nations of the United Kingdom 3: Scotland
To many people, Scotland is still a land struggling to escape from its past: dying industries and faded hopes of nationhood, draped overall in the inescapable myth of heather and tartan chauvinism. Others point to the wealth created there by North Sea oil and the jobs generated by the new electronics industries in 'Silicon Glen'.
In this fresh assessment of State of the Nation, Scots men and women from all fields of achievement reflect on their own feelings about their homeland and its future.
Presenters Donald MacCormick and Mary Marquis
Written and compiled by JOHN KERR Research DOREEN STEWART


Presenters: Donald MacCormick
Presenters: Mary Marquis
Unknown: John Kerr
Unknown: Doreen Stewart
Producer: Geoffrey Cameron

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter John Mills for disabled listeners Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Angus McDermid

: Kaleidoscope

John Barth
'The metaphor I like to use about writing comes from coastal piloting -in dead reckoning one determines where to go by determining where one is, by reviewing where one's been - that's the self-consciousness that I find in my fiction which is simply imitative of life.' The
American novelist John Barth , author of Giles Goat-Boy , The Sot-Weed Factor and Sabbatical, in conversation with Christopher Bigsby , talks about his life and childhood on the coast of Maryland; the consequences of being a twin; the impact of an academic career on his prose; and the nature of Scheherazade, who had to tell stories or die. Producer CARROLL MOORE


Unknown: John Barth
Unknown: John Barth
Unknown: Giles Goat-Boy
Talks: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Facey Romford's Hounds 4: The Lady Whip

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Joining In. A series of six programmes on voluntary groups with SUSAN MARLING. 3: Getting to Grips with Government (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Programmes affected by transmitter breakdown earlier in the term may be broadcast.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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