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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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

: 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 TOM TICKELL Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
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: Tom Tickell
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Charles Colville

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

and an eclectic selection of conversationalists.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Wiltshire, where members of the Hardenhuish
School Parent Staff Association put their questions to Geoffrey Smith
Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki

: All Stations to the Cross

3: Penalty for Improper Use In the third 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 30; When I survey the wondrous cross (BBC HB 97);
God so loved the world (Stainer); Mark 15, vv 1-20; 0 sacred head, sore wounded (BBC HB 86) Stereo

: The Counselling Industry

Counselling is big business. Throughout the country a burgeoning workforce of semi-trained amateurs and highly-paid professionals offer help to unhappy people suffering from depression, stress, marital breakdown or just loneliness. Factories, schools, churches and universities all have counselling services available.
But by what standards and values do they work? Why is this new industry booming? Is counselling a panacea to replace a friend's advice, a priest's confessional, or even a doctor's prescription?
Presented by Peter Wheeler Written and researched by JUDIROSE
Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Wheeler
Producer: Roger Hutchings

: What's in a Name

... or in this case, who's in a name such as Mendelism,
Darwinism and Huntingdon's chorea?
Denis Owen explains how to achieve immortality.


Unknown: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair

: You and Yours

John Howard reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.

: The Gold of the Conqueror

4: Callers at the Mission
(Broadcaston Sunday at 7.0pm) Stereo


Unknown: Colin Shaw

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Harrison


Presented By: John Harrison

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly and the Spring-clean

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Norman Willis
General Secretary of the TUC The Private World of Georgette Heyer (11)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Norman Willis
Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: The Afternoon Play Watching

by Jim Hitchmough
with Sue Jenkins as Brenda and Bernard Latham as Malcolm When Brenda tipped Malcolm's drink over in the pub she was hoping to get a ride on his pillion to a bikers' bust-up in Rhyl. What she hadn't bargained for was a trip in what she called a one-wheeled bidet to some marsh on the Wirral.
BBC Manchester


Writer: Jim Hitchmough
Director: Tony Cliff
Brenda: Sue Jenkins
Malcolm: Bernard Latham

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems compiled and presented by Dannie Abse


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Readers: Freda Dowie
Readers: David Brierley
Readers: Brian Carroll
Producer: Alec Reid

: Actuality

Down these Mean Streets....
They don't carry guns or solve murders, but they do need to be able to follow a suspect, handle a fast car and duck a punch; and they meet some very strange people.
An investigation into the day-to-day work of private detectives in Liverpool and Manchester.
...set high standards in atmospheric radio verite. (YORKSHIRE POST) Researcher JULIE SIMMONS Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Julie Simmons
Producer: Peter Everett

: Story Time

A Gun for Sale (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Phil Longman continued on VHFIFM5.5fJ.5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

With Kenneth Williams Peter Jones , Barry Cryer and Tim Rice
Chairman Nicholas Parsons Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Ray Gosling - In the House of....

The second of four programmes George Galloway
George Galloway is the young broom at War on Want.
A Scottish socialist who drove corruption out of Dundee, he is now the full-time boss of an organisation committed to raising money for the relief of poverty and hunger throughout the world.


Unknown: George Galloway
Unknown: George Galloway

: Books of the Century

The fourth of six programmes in which Derek Parker asks a well-known personality to choose and discuss a book written this century which they consider to be of significance. This week he talks to novelist Kingsley Amis about Evelyn Waugh 's Decline and Fall. Reader BRIAN SMITH


Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Reader: Brian Smith
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: In Business

Peter Hobday , with news, views and stories from the business world, in the first of a new series of ten programmes. This week: Could British companies improve their export record? How one company has profited from the time difference between the UK and the USA. Producer ROSALIND BEW
9 HELPLINES: page 77


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Rosalind Bew

: The Heart of the Rock

Ray Howard-Jones , now in her 80s, has energy that would shame people a third of her age. In company with Roger Worsley , Ray explores the places that have shaped her development as painter, poet and mystic-from the dockland scenes where she worked as war artist, to the rocky isolation of Skomer Island.
(First broadcast on BBC Wales)


Unknown: Ray Howard-Jones
Unknown: Roger Worsley
Producer: Phil George

: The New Exodus

A new chapter in Jewish history has been written: for many, Passover 1985 will mean the realisation of an age-long prayer '... next year in Jerusalem'. Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks reflects on the significance of the Passover in this year 5745.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Toyshop (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines onVHFIF Muntilll.O


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

When Language Breaks Down The third of four programmes on language disorders. We often take speaking and understanding our mother tongue for granted. DAVID CRYSTAL looks at what can happen to language when adults suffer brain damage, as a result of a stroke or an accident, and become 'dysphasic'. W ith MARGARET FAWCUS


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Margaret Fawcus

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Symbolism
11.50 Music interlude

: * 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.

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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