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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT


Producer: Allan Wright

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With 1OM TICKELL
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
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]

Since the beginning of this year AIDS has hardly been out of the news. But is it accurate to describe this virus as 'a plague'? Male homosexuals have been identified as the group in greatest danger, but the disease has been transmitted by blood transfusion. Has this danger now been eliminated? Do nurses, firemen, first aiders run the risks which have been reported?
Dr Anthony Pinching , clinical immunologist at St Mary's Hospital, London, and Tony Whitehead , Chairman of the Terrence Higgins Trust, a charity which provides advice on AIDS, are in the studio. In the Chair Barbara Myers
Produced by the Woman Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Dr Anthony Pinching
Unknown: Tony Whitehead
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: Morning Story

The Hiding Place by ANN SWAN Read by John Shedden Producer BRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Read By: John Shedden
Producer: Bruce Young

: Daily Service

NEM. p 54; Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord (bp 81);
He that shall endure to the end (Mendelssohn); Mark 13, w 1-13; Soldiers of Christ, arise (BBC HB 365). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (20) Pinocchio Presented by blain t aikman
11.20 Time to Move 20: Easter Parade Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages(10) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES


Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Thirty.Minute Theatre We'll Start Tomorrow

by DORIS BAILEY with Brian Smith as Raymond Aston
Raymond is fascinated by an advertisement for a very fat man willing to take part in an experimental slimming programme. Since it includes accommodation - and since he's got umpteen tortoises to accommodate - he applies.


Unknown: Doris Bailey
Unknown: Brian Smith
Unknown: Raymond Aston
Directed By: David Johnston
Mrs Sheldon: Anne Jameson
Annie Milton: Maggie McCarthy
Adele Whigham: Ellen McIntosh
Mary: Helena Breck
Marian: Tessa Worsley

: Wildlife

Bald blackbirds, sudden mole eruptions and the mystery of the strange appearance of hedgehogs in a lady's bedroom - these and other curious questions are unravelled by Pat Morris , David Thomas and David Streeter


Unknown: Pat Morris
Unknown: David Thomas
Unknown: David Streeter
Producer: Carol Jefferson Davies

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

A general knowledge contest. First Round: London
Chairman Robert Robinson Peter Biggs (bank clerk)
Sheila Hayward (secretary) Leon Drucker (bookseller) John Kinory
(photographer/lecturer) including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN p. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producel RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Biggs
Unknown: Sheila Hayward
Unknown: Leon Drucker
Unknown: John Kinory
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Producel Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Harrison


Presented By: John Harrison

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Enormous Turnip adapted by MARY KALEMKERIAN
2.5 History: Long Ago The Wars Against Napoleon: The Battle of Waterloo by ROY PALMER
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (20)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Giant at the Ford by URSULA SYNGE adapted by PADDY BECHELY


Adapted By: Mary Kalemkerian
Unknown: Roy Palmer
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'It will be their world....
JANE BERTHOUD discovers how an old London bus helps Devon teenagers prepare for a technological future. The Private World of Georgette Heyer (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: The Afternoon Play

The Bridle Path by FRANCES MCNEIL
In the 1890s the marital dispute between Haughton Jones and Emily Hall made legal history. When their marriage failed, she was determined to live her own life, but he kidnapped her on her way from church and made her a prisoner in her own house. When Emma decides to research the story for her thesis, she finds that Emily's attitudes begin to affect her own.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester. Stereo
.HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Frances McNeil
Unknown: Haughton Jones
Unknown: Emily Hall
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Emily: Fiona Walker
Haughton: Russell Dixon
Emma: Sarah Neville
Dave: Malcolm Raeburn
Isabel: Linda Gardner
Esther: Ann Rye
Lecturer/Dixon: Colin Meredith
Professor/Halsbury: Geoffrey Banks
Bertie/Fry: Simon Molloy
Chief Constable/Esher: Paul Webster

: Brits Abroad

For more than a century Hong Kong has been a Mecca for the ambitious, and sometimes for the unscrupulous, a place where making money has acquired undue prominence. Many expatriates enjoy a standard of living in the Colony that would be impossible back home. When the Territory returns to China in 1997 what difference will this make to their way of life?
Susan Marling meets bankers and civil servants, policemen and spivs, socialites and social crusaders in another microcosm of the British abroad.


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Jenny Malunson Duff

: Story Time

Jennings in Particular (6)

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Roger Finnigan Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER


Reporter: Roger Finnigan
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory to the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The State of the Vatican

Five documentary reports by Bernard Jackson
4: The Modern Papacy
'Ask a question about the Vatican and people will always want to tell you about the Popes.'


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Treasure Islands

A series of eight programmes 6: Antigua and Barbuda - 100 Dollars US
Arriving in Antigua on his Caribbean journey, novelist Joseph Hone finds the ghost of Nelson in English Harbour and strange rumours on the neighbouring island of Barbuda....


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rich Mrs Robinson (7)


Unknown: Mrs Robinson

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0

: Study on 4

Daily Express MOLLY PRICE OWEN meets a number of people who travel vast distances to and from work by train, boat and plane! Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Unknown: Molly Price Owen
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Organic Chemistry

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Listening to Music (2) Music Projects by ROBERT WALKER
12.30 The Bach Family I
12.50 The Bach Family II


Unknown: Robert Walker

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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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