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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

featuring the Royal Smithfield Show in London

: 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

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

What is life like in the People's Republic of China? Dr Jung Chang , a Chinese woman now living in London, and The Guardian's China expert, John Gittings , join Sue MacGregor to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Jung Chang
Unknown: John Gittings
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

A Nice Change by JIM c. wilson Read by Paul Young Producer JOHN ARNOTT BBC Scotland


Read By: Paul Young
Producer: John Arnott

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: Noah
NEM, p 71; Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27); Cantate
Domino (Anthems for Choirs 1); Genesis 9, w 8-19; Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC HB 33) Stereo

: A-level Driving

In 1956 a small group of people interested in raising driving standards in Britain founded the Institute of Advanced
Motorists. Today the LAM has 75,000 members, all of whom have passed its advanced driving test. Derek Parker looks at the work of the Institute, and hears from its President, HRH The Duke of Gloucester, about his own experience of taking the test.
0 HELPLINES: page 93


Unknown: Derek Parker
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: For Schools

11.0 Religious Education Explaining Belief
2: Forming a Belief
11.20 Web of Language
3: My Lord, Your Peasants are Revolting by TONY PENMAN and at 11.30 4: Sorry, I Didn't Catch You by GEOFFREY EGGINS
11.40 Listening to Music (1) Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat (Part 1)


Unknown: Tony Penman
Unknown: Geoffrey Eggins

: Wildlife

A special edition with subjects suggested by you, the listener. Reading your letters, playing your favourite sounds and giving you a chance to win the Mystery Sound competition.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter Pattie ColdweU


Presenter: Pattie Coldweu

: My Wordl

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Adelaide's Naughty Granny 2: Spring Cleaning
2.0 Education Now Phone In [number removed]What are We Paying for? LIBBY PURVES talks to JOHN tomlinson , Director of Education, Cheshire
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Julius Caesar (2)


Talks: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Julius Caesar

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor Don't put your daughter on the stage.... ?
VALDA HOOD finds out about the job her daughter took as a stripper in a London revue theatre.
A Room with a View (10)


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Valda Hood

: The Afternoon Play

The Dragon Box by UNA FLETT with Maureen Beattie as Marian
'What I really want to show you is my lacquer box. My dad brought it back specially for me, from Burma. It's red, with gold dragons breathing curly flames all over it. I bet you've never seen anything like it - I never had.'
This was a gem of a piece
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: Una Flett
Unknown: Maureen Beattie
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Lucy: Sarah Collier
Deirdre: Melinda Walker
Mrs Carlton: Vtvienne Dfxon
Mrs Campbell: Harriet Buchan
Miss Hastie: Sheila Donald
Headmaster: Iain Cuthbertson

: Mrs G.I. Joe

In 1946 'Sentimental journey' was one of the tunes played daily on the radio and in the dance halls, but for 70,000 young British girls that song had a special significance. They heard it on the ships taking them on a journey of a lifetime to join their GI husbands in America.
Jean Metcalfe remembers that amazing time with the help of GIs and their brides. Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anne Brown

: Story Time

Laugh with Lardner 2: Ex Parte
Read by Peter Whitman


Read By: Peter Whitman

: PM

Presenters Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Anything Legal


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER
(Repeated: Wednesday 4.0 pm)


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Reporter Geoff Watts
(Repeated: Thursday 10.0 am)


Reporter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Living World

Monster of the Rain Forest
Are there dinosaurs, alive and well, stalking the impenetrable swamp-jungles of the Congo
Basin? Roy Mackal , University of Chicago, and Marcellin Agnagna , Zoological Park of Brazzaville, tell of their encounters with the mokele-mbembe, perhaps a relict species of giant reptiles that have survived the 63 million years since the 'time of great dyings'. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roy MacKal
Unknown: Marcellin Agnagna
Producer: Michael Bright

: In Touch

Presenter Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL


Presenter: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: The Family Abroad

3: Letter from Beirut
The BBC's Middle East correspondent, Gerald Butt, reflects on the 'heart of Lebanon', as one author described the Lebanese family in the late 1950s. He finds that ten years of continuous bloodshed, with thousands of men killed or kidnapped, have left women to cope as head of the household, increased divorces and separations, and bred a generation of children who tend to reject all authority, including that of their parents.
Series producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Facey Romford's Hounds 7: Mr and Mrs Watkins


Unknown: Mrs Watkins

: The World Tonight

Presenter Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines on VHFIFM until 11.0


Presenter: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

The Chip Shop Presented by Barry Norman What is happening in the world of computers and does it matter? Producer TREVOR TAYLOR Chipline: London [number removed]Liverpool [number removed]Bristol [number removed] Birmingham [number removed] Stereo


Presented By: Barry Norman
Producer: Trevor Taylor

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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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