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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends; weather.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning ofanewday.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PAKRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Pakry
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Spring Gardening
This is the busiest time of the gardener's year, when hard work yields results.
Alan Titchmarsh is in the Tuesday Call studio with advice and ideas. Jill Burridge is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman s Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: All Stations to the Cross

2: We Regret to Announce
In the second Holy Week talk Robert Foxcroft continues the disciple's journey by way of the Cross to the Kingdom of God.


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (BBC HB 90); Surely he has born our grief (Handel); Mark 14, w 43-53, 66-72; It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Swirling Dawson Effect A comedy by PAUL WOLFSON
Young, ambitious Dr Dawson is glad to play golf with the chairman of the Hospital
Appointments Board; but when they're caught in a violent thunderstorm the effect is amazing and electrifying.
Other parts played by WILLIAM EEDLE and TREVOR NICHOLS Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Comedy By: Paul Wolfson
Played By: William Eedle
Played By: Trevor Nichols
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Dr Dawson: Nigel Havers
Professor Swirling: John Barron
Goodchild: John Webb
Marilyn: Tessa Worsley
Charmers: Colinstarkey
Andrea: Liz Crowther
Sister: Anne Jameson

: Wildlife

The discovery of thousands of bones in Derbyshire cairns, the truth or fiction of animals
'crying', the thin line between life and death if eating poisonous plants and catching a late March hare.
Derek Jones investigates and Ray Goodwin poses another intriguing sound competition. Producer CAROL JEFFERSON DAVIES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Ray Goodwin
Producer: Carol Jefferson Davies

: You and Yours

with Paul Heiney


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

First Round: Home Counties Chairman Robert Robinson Dr Joseph Angel (physician) Ian Collinson (bank official) Roy Searle (retired BA pilot) and James Caruth (civil servant)
The programme includes Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by LAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Dr Joseph Angel
Unknown: Ian Collinson
Unknown: Roy Searle
Unknown: James Caruth
Unknown: John P. Wynn

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Harrison


Presented By: John Harrison

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly and the Robot

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Adopting Andrew: 12-year-old Andrew wants a family to call his own. JENNY CUFFE tells why and how an adoption agency is about to publicise his need for new parents.
The Private World of Georgette Heyer (10)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: The Afternoon Play

Home Truths for Tony by PATRICK DOCKERY
Twenty-year-old Tony is so good-natured he expects everyone else to be the same. When he begins to build an extension for the Purcells he is forced to witness scenes of ruthless cruelty. Will his experiences embitter him against the world or will he manage to retain his warmth and honesty?
Directed by SUSAN HOGG
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Dockery
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Tony: Dan Gordon
Liz: Trudy Kelly
Roland: Barry Birch
Charles: Christopher Casson
Margaret: Stella McCusker
Hughes: Michael Gormley
Jimmy: Derek Halligan

: Pictures in Time

Dilys Powell , one of the most respected figures in the British film industry, talks to
David Peet about her life. She recalls the world of Fleet Street in the 1920s and reflects upon her 45 years as film critic for The Sunday Times.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales)


Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: David Peet

: Story Time

A Gun for Sale (2)

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams
continued on VHF/FM 5.5O-S.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: King Street Junior

2: Re-deployment

: News

: The Archers

: Mysterious Messenger

David Wheeler tells the story of Eduard Schulte , wartime hero.


Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Eduard Schulte

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer JULIAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The State of the Vatican

The last of five documentary reports by Bernard Jackson The Polish Pope
'He has his face on the television screens of the world-but his feet firmly planted in the Middle Ages!'
One assessment of Pope John Paul II. Others see this
Pope - the first non-Italian pontiff for 400 years - as an imaginative leader with a spiritual message he is determined to bring to a worldwide audience.


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Unknown: John Paul Ii.

: In Touch

for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Ian MacRaeProducer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]
8.30 pm-10.0

: Treasure Islands

The seventh of eight programmes
Jamaica: Pleasure and Pain Continuing his Caribbean journey, novelist Joseph Hone travels over the Blue
Mountains to a Victorian guest-house in Port Antonio before taking an old banana raft down the Rio Grande.


Unknown: Joseph Hone
Unknown: Rio Grande.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Toyshop (2)

: The World Tonight

presented by Stephen Jessel
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Stephen Jessel

: Study on 4

From Coping to Confidence Six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to FE colleges. MAUREEN GALVIN provides a context for new teaching materials about to be introduced and interviews teachers, parents and the students themselves. 1: Starting College Producer JOE REID


Unknown: Maureen Galvin
Producer: Joe Reid

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: Energy Accounting

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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.

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