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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business news With ROGER PARRY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by cuve rosun
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Cuve Rosun
Unknown: Charles Colville

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools The Crucifixion - a news report by DAVID SELF
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Out of Africa (10) Poems of the Desert
9.50 First Steps in Drama Zoo Project
5: Back to Africa by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time The teenage leisure programme Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: The Living World

Surely no bird can have inspired as many superstitions to do with birth, marriage, fertility and death, or as much music and poetry as the cuckoo. So what is the real truth about the bird, its behaviour and its song?


Producer: Carol Jefferson Davies

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Flying Eggs and Things Written and read by Henry Livings
'We'd been mucking about in the old dyeworks for about a trillion years before Bakey decided it was haunted. The whole place was mysterious and silent; any noise you heard. it was you.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Henry Livings
Producer: Gillian Hush

: An Act of Worship

reflecting on the issues of the day. Stereo

: Analysis

The Wage Virus

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD'S end-of-term round-up of School Radio News
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presenter JOHN HEDGES Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC Schools Radio, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Advertising Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Presenter: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: History Reflected

Famous people and famous events evoked in prose and poetry.
Four programmes compiled and presented by John Carroll
3: The Restoration of Charles II Readers ANTHONY HYDE ,


Presented By: John Carroll
Readers: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Just a Minute


: The World at One: News

Presented by John Harrison


Presented By: John Harrison

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The King's New Crown by SHEILA ARCHER
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language Speak Up with GEORGE LAYTON and Flying Alone by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges. Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Unknown: Sheila Archer
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Mind that Child! For the vast majority of working mothers, the child-minder is the person who makes it all possible. But what exactly do they do? How do you become one - or find one? And, should local authorities be doing more to help this valuable section of the workforce. KAREN DECO reports. The Private World of Georgette Heyer (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Karen Deco
Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: The Afternoon Play

The second of two plays by ALUN OWEN
Brothers Dave and Morgan Roberts are both widowers struggling to maintain good relations with their children.
Dave is a garage owner, Morgan a university lecturer. They rarely meet.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Morgan Roberts
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Dave Roberts: Tony Haygarth
Morgan Roberts: John Shrapnel
Blodwen: Elizabeth Morgan

: Enquire Within

Everyone has queries, quibbles and quandaries which they mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of their 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 W1A 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Jennings in Particular (8)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by MARGARET PHELAN Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: 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 CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

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


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Hi-Tech

Hi-tech can mean space shuttles, ceramic car engines, intelligent computers - or talking coffee-pots and electronic rodent disposal devices. Alun Lewis beats a path to the door of the latest technological developments. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for disabled listeners and their families 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

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rich Mrs Robinson (9)


Unknown: Mrs Robinson

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background analysis and comment.
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0

: Study on 4

The State of the Vatican

: Open University

11.30 The Metaphysical Poets
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: VHF/FM Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Software Review (Secondary)

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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