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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented by Leslie Cottington


Presented By: Leslie Cottington

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
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 Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Ian Skidmore

meanders down some meaningful cul-de-sacs in the BBC Sound Archives. Producer KATE FENTON


Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The 'live' talk programme that takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities for this week. Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Radicofani by ARTURO VIVANTE
Read by Errol MacKinnon Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Errol MacKinnon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Dilly Service

New Every Morning, page 97; Command thy blessing from above (Bp 14); Psalm 67; n Timothy 2, w 1-13; Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481). Stereo

: For Schools

This week's schools' programmes will be repeated next week for the benefit of those on half-term.
11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN SPEIRS
11.20 Let's Move!
5: The Runaway Pancake Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY
11.40 Johnny Ball's Maths Games
5: Back to Front to Back
11.50 Poetry Corner
5: Look Out, Stomach!


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers ANDREW SACHS and JUNE BARRIE Producer


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: June Barrie
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney presents the only national radio programme for consumers.


Editor: Ken Vass

: Don't Stop Now-It's Fundation

A non-stop comedy cabaret with Fundation who are Joe Griffiths (on piano)
Gareth Hale, Norman Pace, Terry Morrison and Maryanne Morgan
Written by FUNDATION with contributions from
(Fundation are appearing at the Tramshed, Woolwich)


Unknown: Charlie Adams
Unknown: Geoffrey Atkinson
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Something Old, Something New Songs and rhymes with SANDRA KERR and TONY AITKEN Today's songs: Rise and Shine BBC Birmingham
2.5 Playtime Presented by HARRIET POWELL and ANDREW BRANCH
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2 1: How We Grow
2.40 Noticeboard With TONY BARNFIELD
2.45 Radio Club TOMMY BOYD and the Radio Club team bring you more items of interest for 8-12 year olds.


Unknown: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Presented By: Harriet Powell
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Tommy Boyd

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall Teenagers Without Tears?
CELIA TOYNBEE reports on how parents and teenagers ride adolescent storms.
Appointment with Venus by JERRARD TICKELL abridged in eight episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by FRANK DUNCAN (3)


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Celia Toynbee
Editor: Sandra Chalmers
Unknown: Jerrard Tickell
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Frank Duncan

: The Afternoon Play

I'd Give My Right Arm to be Ambidextrous by MICHAEL BARTLETT


Unknown: Michael Bartlett

: Stroma of Mey

Madeira to the Atlantic
I just can't imagine 28 days without seeing land at all, and constantly feeling seasick.
Nick and Chris Calder home in to Radio 4 as they set sail again in Stroma of Mey from Madeira to the Atlantic. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Unknown: Chris Calder
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Story Time

From Russia with Love 4: The Tunnel of Rats

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Blandings

2: Lord Emsworth Grows a Beard

: News

: The Archers

: Enterprise

Last in the series - about people who are successful against the odds - features the finalists in a £10,000 competition.
6:Georgina Von Etzdorf
Marjorie Lofthouse meets the three young partners whose success in textile design made them joint winners of the 1984 Enterprise award.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Floating Down The Nile on The Oxford English Dictionary by DOUGLAS KENNEDY
Jonathan Pringle, a young
Irishman, is determined to put his years of Arabic studies to good use by moving to Cairo. But his fellow teachers in the English Language school where he has a job do not share his fascination with Arabism. Things turn sour as Jonathan hilariously becomes more Arab than the Arabs. Jonathan Pringle
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Adrian Dunbar
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Colin George: Nigel Anthony
Harry Hamilton: Blain Fairman
David McNiven: Bill Paterson
Julia Finchley: Ellen McIntosh
Gwen Watkins: Nicolette McKenzie
Hamdi Abu Thiekry: Ali Rafiae
Moussa/Det Mafouz/ Policeman: Alton Kumalo
Det Idris/Yusef/Taxi driver: Abi Gouhad

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Thomas Sutcljffe

: A Book at Bedtime The Doves of Venus

by OLIVIA MANNING abridged in 12 episodes by VIVIEN CREEGOR
Read by Sheila Grant (1)
Ellie is 18. She has come to London from Eastsea full of hope and ambition and has fallen in love with an older man, Quintin Bellot. But there are many struggles ahead, not least the struggle to survive. Producer DAVID SPENSER


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Vivien Creegor
Read By: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Quintin Bellot.
Producer: David Spenser

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Charles Wheeler
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

Get By in Spanish The first of a five-programme beginners' course for travellers on holiday or business. with MARIA ANTONIA MARCOS and EDUARDO DELGADO
1: Getting Food and Drink Calling the waiter; saying how much you like something; being polite. Written by JANE FREELAND Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE Booklet 91.75, set of two cassettes
96.56, available from [address removed] or your local retailer


Unknown: Maria Antonia Marcos
Unknown: Eduardo Delgado
Written By: Jane Freeland
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Open University

11.30 Studying the Arts
11.50 Fielding's Tom Jones


Unknown: Tom Jones

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch far die Oberstufe
12.30 11: Gewerkschaften in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and at 12.50 12: Mannheim: ein Industriezentrum (RV) Compiled and produced by AL WOLFF


Unknown: Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Produced By: Al Wolff

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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