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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 CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Charles Colville

: Griff Rhys Jones Reads Roald Dahl

Boy: Tales of Childhood 2: The Great Mouse Plot

: News

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

Harold Morton


Unknown: Harold Morton

: The Living World

Amid the jostling industry of Cardiff s dockland, turnstones and ringed plovers feed undisturbed in the mouth of the River Taff.
Now man has plans for the estuary....
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story Patch has his Day

Read by Emrys James
'Clear off Alice screeched at him through the crack in the door, 'or I'll set Patch on you. I've told you, I don't want a bloomin' flat! I'm stayin' 'ere.' Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Emrys James

: Daily Service

nem. p 21; The day of Resurrection (BBC HB 112); God is living (ANTHEMS FOR CHOIRS 1); John 20, vv 24-31; His cheering message from the grave (BBC HB 104) Stereo

: 'Where to light a candle is to say a prayer'

Every Sunday morning in the village of Combe Martin, North Devon, 30 people crowd into a tiny church to celebrate the sacred mysteries of the Russian Orthodox Eucharist. They are English people who have found the goal of their spiritual pilgrimage in what has been a very Russian institution.
Peter France visited Combe Martin to discover why these Christians find Orthodoxy so attractive: and to hear of the problems in finding a British way of expressing an Orthodox faith.
Producer ERNEST REA BBC Bristol
* HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Combe Martin

: History Reflected

Famous people and events evoked in prose and poetry. The last of four programmes compiled and presented by John Carroll
The Outbreak of the First World War
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Presented By: John Carroll
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The Food Programme

4: Watercress and Fibre
Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Just a Minute


: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

4: Thursday

: The Great and Good Mr Handel

The last of three programmes

: Thames Maru to Tokyo

4: The Company We Keep

: The Afternoon Play

Close Up by CARLOS GOROSTIZA translated and adapted for radio by HAL BROWN
Hugo and Lita always enjoy watching the world go by from their balcony. But on this hot summer evening they become the captive audience to a distressing and tragic scene.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Carlos Gorostiza
Unknown: Hal Brown
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Hugo: Christopher Fairbank
Lita: Elizabeth Rider
Tito: And Peter Baldwin
Rosa: Miranda Forbes
Felipe: Trevor Nichols
Neighbour: Mellnda Walker
Woman: Mia Soteriou

: 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. Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within
BBC, Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

A Gun for Sale (9)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from BBC newsmen around the world. including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Martin Lambert: Scott Cherry

: 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
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


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.


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: 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 country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Spending some time in the Archive Auction, bidding for an item here, discarding one there, Ross Davies found he was giving something of a performance! What he needed was an audience and even that is available in the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Ross Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer DANIEL DODD


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Toyshop (9)

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background, analysis and comment.
Presented by Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0 pm


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

A Good Idea, But.... In today's hi-tech world, when most developments are the product of costly research programmes, private inventors may seem to be a dying breed. Not so, according to Wendy Jones , who recently visited the 'Invention Showcase' exhibition, organised by the Institute of Patentees and Inventors. All the same, small inventors do not have an easy run - in gaining acceptance, financial backing, or protection from piracy. Are their talents being wasted? Producer GORDON hutchings


Unknown: Wendy Jones

: Open University

Adult Education: The Soviet Experience

: Winter at Deepdale

As the cold silence of midwinter settles on Deepdale in the remote reaches of North Yorkshire, all life seems suspended. But it's a difficult and watchful time for sheep farmer David Pearson and his family as they try to protect their stock from the worst of the weather. Phil Smith takes to the hills to share some moments of life in the Dales.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (Revised repeat)


Unknown: David Pearson
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: * 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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