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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL 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
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Maps and Atlases
Where Am I and Where Are You? Maps originated thousands of years before Christ and pre-date writing. But parts of the Universe, like outer space and the bottom of the oceans, are still being mapped.
Helen Wallis , Map Librarian at The British Library, and H.A.G (Bunny) Lewis, consultant in mapping and surveying and co-editor of The Times Atlases, answer your questions on the changing shape of the world. In the Chair Jenni Mills
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Helen Wallis

: Morning Story

Up at the Window. Looking Down by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by June Barrie She had to get away.
She just couldn't stand her brother-in-law being there... Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; To us in Bethlem city
(BBC HB 315); Psalm 33, w 13-21; I Peter 4, will; Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC HB 519) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Out in the Open by PATRICK HARKINS
Two men on the West Highland Way. Too little training and too much alcohol. Too many hills. Two is definitely not company. Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Patrick Harkins
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Joe: Ron Bain
Jim: Tony Roper

: Wildlife

'Why do some birds bob their heads when walking - or is it simply that the leg bone is connected to the head bone?'
The team answers your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain First Round: South
Chairman Robert Robinson Richard Abbott
(computer manager) Anthony Dart
(business efficiency analyst) Richard Leathes
(educational consultant) George Little
(retired civil servant)
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Richard Abbott
Unknown: Anthony Dart
Unknown: Richard Leathes
Unknown: George Little
Unknown: John P Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Mog's Mumps (2)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor New Geography: 'You're trying to explain the present from the past.' Geography is no longer just a list of capital cities or major exports. ANNA GRAYSON finds out how it is taught today. The Summer of the Barshinskeys: Part 2 (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Anna Grayson

: The Afternoon Play

An Adventure in Bed by MICHAEL ROBSON based on a short story by STACY AUMONIER
George believes philosophically that the best way to spend one's life is in one's bed, but suddenly George is galvanised into dynamic action. What - or who - has caused this amazing change?
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (First broadcast in 1981)


Unknown: Michael Robson
Story By: Stacy Aumonier
Directed By: David Spenser
George Hewlett: Andrew Bicknell
Peter Wargrave: Christopher Douglas
Rachel, Lady Wargrave: Sheila Grant
Kay Wargrave: Jenny Funnell
Maisie: Melinda Walker
Sturge: Richard Steele
Mrs Chase: Gwen Cherrell

: Everest: The Final Challenge

The north-east ridge of Everest remains the last great unclimbed route on the highest mountain in the world. lain Macwhirter assesses the prospects for the latest expedition to the ridge, led by Scottish mountaineer Mal Duff. (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Mal Duff.

: Story Time

A Night to Remember
2: 'Send the call for assistance'

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

: Family Portrait

The Midgley Family
The late Walter Midgley was one of this country's great operatic tenors. His wife Gladys is a successful accompanist. Their son and daughter, Vernon and Maryetta Midgley have inherited the family musical talent and are acclaimed wherever they sing.
Marion Foster talks to Gladys Midgley and her son and daughter about their life together, and takes a peep inside the family album - a record album of course!
Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Walter Midgley
Unknown: Maryetta Midgley
Talks: Marion Foster
Unknown: Gladys Midgley
Producer: David Welsby

: Medicine Now

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


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Home Truths

'Lord, give me a long and healthy life, and may the roof-repairs fall to my son', is said to be the prayer of all owners of historic houses, 75 per cent of which remain in private hands. At first glance, both homes and owners appear to inhabit a world of untold wealth and splendour. But look behind the public display and you often find families short of cash and faced with bills they cannot pay. Should they sell up, take the millions and run - or should they struggle on for the sake of the family and the nation? Sandi Marshall talks to Viscount Scarsdale of Kedleston Hall and the Fursdons of Fursdon House, and learns some fascinating Home Truths.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol


Talks: Sandi Marshall
Unknown: Kedleston Hall

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed](Lines open 8.30 -10.0 pm)


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith
A series often programmes


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Toyshop by ANGELA CARTER , abridged in 12 parts by KEITH DARVILL Read by LYNN FARLEIGH (12) Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(Starting tomorrow: A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway )


Unknown: Angela Carter
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Lynn Farleigh
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines onVHFIFMuntilll.O


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

From Coping to Confidence Work Experience The third of six programmes about students with learning difficulties now moving on from special schools to colleges of further education. MAUREEN GALVIN provides a context for new teaching materials about to be introduced and interviews teachers, parents, and the students themselves. Resource pack available from: Editorial Services, National Foundation for Educational Research, The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, BerkshireSL12DQ


Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Sounds without Words

: * am News

followed by an interlude VHF/FM joins at 12.10

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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