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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Robin Hanbury-Tenison divides his time between farming in Cornwall and exploring remote corners of the world. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , he describes his travels in the Sahara, Indonesia, South America and, leading the Royal Geographical Society's largest expedition ever, the tropical rainforest of Borneo. He also chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Robin Hanbury-Tenison
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Susan Marling airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
(Repeated: Sunday 6.45 pm)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Janet Thomas

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Conscript by ALPHONSE DAUDET translated by HARRY BELL Read by Garard Green


Unknown: Alphonse Daudet
Translated By: Harry Bell
Read By: Garard Green

: Daily Service

NEM. p 67; Jesus call us! o'er the tumult (EH 205); Psalm 48;
Zephaniah 3, w 14-20; Christ for the world we sing (BBC HB 172) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Queen Beryl and the Romans (10)
11.30 Introducing Geography Worldwide: Geography News including The Operation Raleigh Expedition
11.50 See For Yourself Man on the Moon by FRED HARRIS


Unknown: Fred Harris

: Analysis

: I Beg Your Pardon?

Michael Jordan discovers that not only do birds and bees giggle and horses and hippos guffaw, but penguins laugh out loud.
Producer MEUNDA BARKER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Jordan

: You and Yours

Presenter Paul Heiney


Presenter: Paul Heiney

: Top of the Form

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Let's Play It Again
2.5 Let's Join In No Room for the Donkey . Nativity play by ANN ROSS
2.25 Sounds, Words and Movement: The Miser's Christmas (whole story) Presenters JILL SHILLING and PAUL BURA
2.40 Listen! Journey through Badlidrenrpt (10)
2.0-3.0 L W Woman's Hour Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse Mushaira is an Asian poetry gathering. ADAM CHUGTAI keeps the 2,000-year-old tradition alive and flourishing in England's second city. Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham A Room with a View (8)


Play By: Ann Ross
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Masters' India

Nightrunners of Bengal (4) by JOHN MASTERS

: My Kind of Folk

with Ursula Vaughan
Williams, Vice-President of the English Folk Dance and Song Society


Unknown: Ursula Vaughan
Producer: Julian Hale

: The Mind in Focus

A series of five programmes exploring current thinking in psychology
3: Social Interaction
We gravitate socially towards some people but avoid others. How are friendships formed and broken, and can we learn to improve our social skills? Peter Evans chairs a discussion between
Brian Foss , Professor of Psychology at the New College of Bedford and Royal Holloway,
Dr Anthony Storr and Helen Weinreich-Haste , Senior
Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bath.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Brian Foss
Unknown: Dr Anthony Storr
Unknown: Helen Weinreich-Haste

: Story Time

Pierre et Jean by GUY DE MAUPASSANT translated by LEONARD tancock abridged in seven episodes by ENYD WILLIAMS and JOHN HARTLEY Read by MICHAEL PENNINGTON (7) Producer JANE MORGAN
(Starting on Monday: 'Laugh with Lardner' by Ring Lardner)


Translated By: Leonard Tancock
Unknown: John Hartley
Read By: Michael Pennington
Producer: Jane Morgan

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs brings you the stories behind the scenes in the travel world with help from ALANAH MARTIN , TOM BOSWELL and RICHARD HUDSON-EVANS . Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Irene Mallis
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am) Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Stop Press

Nigel Rees examines the way the newspapers have behaved this week.


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Any Questions?

Angela Rumbold , mp
Clive Jenkins , General Secretary ASTMS
John Egan , Chief Executive, Jaguar Cars
Prabhu Guptara , writer and broadcaster tackle the issues raised by the audience in Leicester.
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Saturday 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Angela Rumbold
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: John Egan
Unknown: Prabhu Guptara
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Does Edinburgh Want a Festival?
On St Andrew 's Day, John Parry talks to city fathers and to two directors of the International Festival,
John Drummond and Frank Dunlop , about the uneasy marriage between the Scottish capital and its biggest money-spinner. Is the Festival 'elitist and out of touch' with the people of Edinburgh? Is the city's attitude to its most famous event
'apathetic and parsimonious'? May the time have come, even, for a divorce? Producer RICHARD DUNN


Unknown: St Andrew
Talks: John Parry
Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Frank Dunlop
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Facey Romford's Hounds 5: The Larkspur Hunt

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

11.0 Going Ski-ing! A practical newcomers' guide to ski-ing at home and abroad 2: Before the First Snowfall MICHAEL SMEE continues his tour round the ski resorts of Europe and reports this week on the French and Italian Alps. He also finds out what the newcomer can do to prepare for that long-awaited ski holiday, with the help of SARAH SEECKTS of the Ski Club of Great Britain. Book (same title) £3.75 from booksellers
11.30 Por aqut Second-stage Spanish:
20 programmes based on interviews recorded in Santiago de Compostela 9: iHas estado en ... ? with ISABEL soto and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by BOB WINTERFLOOD Book E5.50, three cassettes £4.31 each or records £4.03 each, from retailers or BBC Publications


Unknown: Sarah Seeckts
Script By: Bob Winterflood

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by IAN BROWN , RICHARD QUICK
(Repeated: Saturday 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Ian Brown
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Martin Booth
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Stuart Silver
Unknown: David Cohen
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer

: * 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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