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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
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: John Timpson
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Checkpoint

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Camp on Petra A parable by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
9 25 Secondary English (11-14) Introducing Shakespeare 3: Walking Shadows
9.50 First Steps in Drama Computer Whizz! 3: What a Laugh! by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time The teenage leisure programme Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: The Living World

Signs of Life
Derek Jones look at the signs and sounds of wildlife that in winter lie hidden under the cover of darkness and the January snows.


Unknown: Derek Jones

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

The Other Side of Summer by JACI STEPHEN
Read by Marilyn Le Conte 'She picked up the stone reverently; laid it carefully on the cement, as if afraid to wake it....'


Unknown: Jaci Stephen
Read By: Marilyn Le Conte
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

from Manchester led by THE REV
Matthew 11, w 2-6; Hark, the glad sound (BBC HB 490);
Gloria (Mozart); God is love (BBC HB 7)
BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Stevenson

: Analysis

The Governor of the Bank of England.
Robin Leigh-Pemberton , in conversation with Mary Goldring about issues of money, the economy and the City.


Unknown: Robin Leigh-Pemberton
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD with news for teachers in Primary and Middle Schools.
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news, and what the news is all about. Presented by JOHN HEDGES Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC Schools Radio, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA. Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength The youth magazine programme with ANDY PEEBLES. Today: Community Service


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: John Hedges
Unknown: Andy Peebles.

: Passing Trades?

The last of five programmes. The Coal Merchant
The miners' strike has drawn attention to industry's dependence on coal. But, for how long can the coal merchant keep the home fires burning? Howard Whitehouse talks to David Willmott about his life as a coal merchant.
Producer JULIAN HITCHCOCK BBC Birmingham


Talks: Howard Whitehouse
Unknown: David Willmott
Producer: Julian Hitchcock

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Humour in Music

In the last of four programmes Leonard Pearcey talks to the prolific composer Carl Davis about the writing of humorous music, and how he creates his orchestral portraits.


Talks: Leonard Pearcey
Unknown: Carl Davis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Two Robins by RUTH AINSWORTH
2.5 The Music Box written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language With GEORGE LAYTON The Sailor's Return A programme of poetry compiled by JANET WHITAKER
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by UBBY FAWBERT


Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Janet Whitaker
Presented By: Ubby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'We love each other. There's no doubt of that whatsoever.' ANDREA ADAMS talks to wives who have had to cope with the knowledge of their husbands' homosexuality.
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Andrea Adams

: The Afternoon Play

The Penrhyn Summer by ALISON LEONARD
The legacy of Britain's longest industrial strike hangs over an idealistic university student as she goes about her holiday job. Eighty years on the scars are still evident in Penrhyn, but they are starting to infect Madeleine, too.
Other parts played by DEREK RICHARDS
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Played By: Derek Richards
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Madeleine: Alexandra Mathie
Geraint: Philip Rowlands
Joe: Mark Draper
Mrs Lloyd-Evans: Nesta Harris

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference
Library, sort out the answers. Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within
BBC Broadcasting House London WIA 1AA
Producer STEPHEN Shipley


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme, including this week a new biography of Sir Thomas More. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Sir Thomas More.
Producer: Anne Howells

: Story Time

The 27th Kingdom
4: Portents, Prodigies and the Untoward

: PM

Presented by Phil Longman and Susannah Simons
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Phil Longman
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: My Wordl


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: tomorrow 1.40 pm)
Written by MARGARET PHELAN Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Dan Archer: Frank Middlemass
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimofte
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Miss Holland: Redli Nlklaus
Martin Lambert: Scott Cherry
Mr Hoiland: Colin Starkey

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Repeated: tomorrow 10.0 am)


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Plato to Nato

An Introduction to Political Thought
Seven programmes presented by Brian Redhead
5: Rousseau and Smith Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(1712-78) was probably the most profound and certainly the most influential political thinker of the 18th century. Adam Smith (1723-90) is famous as the founder of the modern science of economics. With Dr Robert Wokler of the University of Manchester and Dr John Robertson of St Hugh's College, Oxford.
A BBC Ariel book 'Political Thought from Plato to Nato' is available from booksellers


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Smith Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Dr Robert Wokler
Unknown: Dr John Robertson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan


Presented By: Paul Vaughan

: A Book at Bedtime

Second from Last in the Sack Race (9)

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background analysis and comment
Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

Measuring Up Six programmes in which MARGARET KORVING Seeks out expert advice about how to assess and improve your employment prospects-whether you have lost a job, come to a 'dead end', or reached a turning-point in your life.
4: Planning Your Next Move


Unknown: Margaret Korving

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Sex Education Presented by DR MARTIN GAY and DIANE MARSHALL
12.30 1: Asking and Making Choices and at 12.50 2: Relationships


Presented By: Dr Martin Gay
Presented By: Diane Marshall

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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