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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: Peter Donaldson

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools The Chameleon
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Introducing Shakespeare 5: A Tragic Extract
9.50 First Steps in Drama Computer Whizz!
5: The End of the Game
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time The teenage leisure programme

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

Till Light Didn't Stop Play Do birds enjoy themselves?
Are their activities for survival or partly for fun? Do they yawn or have food fads and struggle with the problem of being overweight? And why do missel-thrushes sing in stormy weather?
Derek Jones accompanied Jim Flegg in a nature trail along the Medway Estuary.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Jim Flegg
Producer: Carol Jefferson-Davies

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Loopy Lou and the Law by w. J. KIRBY
Read by Frank Hennessy
'Three months inside, this is what her gentle soul craved. Three months of guaranteed bed and board....'


Unknown: Loopy Lou
Unknown: J. Kirby
Read By: Frank Hennessy
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

from St Andrew 's and St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh
Led by CAROLYN MCADAM BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Carolyn McAdam

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard Special Better Reception TONY BARNFIELD talks tO EDWARD TRICKETT Of BBC Engineering Information
11.5 In The News Presented by JOHN HEDGES Letters and tapes should be sent to: In The News, BBC School Radio. Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA. Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Cruelty to Animals


Talks: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Edward Trickett
Presented By: John Hedges

: Analysis

Nigel Burns His Bridges


Unknown: Nigel Burns

: Curious Corners

In the third of five programmes about some of Britain's more unlikely houses, Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Arthur Quarmby about his house, built almost entirely underground in Yorkshire.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Arthur Quarmby
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Just a Minute

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Little Train by GRAHAM GREENE
2.5 The Music Box
2.20 Living Language Harry Pay the Pirate (2)
2.40 Newscast


Unknown: Graham Greene

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Tracing Your Tree Back to Adam LAN BRADLEY reports on a visit to the largest genealogical library in the world, in Salt Lake City, USA. The Summer of the Barshinskeys (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Adam Lan Bradley

: The Afternoon Play

I Chose Freedom by ROBERT CARVER
What do you do when the authorities think it would be better for you to leave the country? Even though you have two choices, are you sure that your decision is the right one?
(John Moffatt is in The Way of The World at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Unknown: Robert Carver
Unknown: Owen Scott
Unknown: Aaron Swartz
Unknown: Colette Hiller
Unknown: Soteriou Trevor Nichols
Unknown: Melinda Walker
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Unknown: Alan Thompson
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Unknown: John Moffatt
Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Max: And John Moffatt

: 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 WlA 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

Introduced by Hunter Davies


Introduced By: Hunter Davies

: Story Time

Old Glory (4)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galumore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Martin Lambert: Scott Cherry
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: 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
Producer: Mary Price

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Electric Ice

In 1984 Robin Cousins starred in a new kind of ice show including world-class skaters and a live rock band. In this programme he talks to Martin Jenkins about the show. about his life as a top ice skater and about his plans for the future. Also taking part are
Compiled and produced by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Jenkins
Unknown: Bill Kenwright.
Unknown: Wendy Burge
Unknown: Brian Klavano
Produced By: Martin Jenkins.

: 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 countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doves of Venus (9)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

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 IAM 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. Producer DENNIS SIMMONS


Unknown: Derek Parker
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Open University

The Plebs' League

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch far Die Oberstufe
12.30 17: Die moderne Musikindustrie in Deutschland and at 12.50
18: Stirbt der deutsche Wald? Umweltverschmutzung

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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