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: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Bay

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 TOM TICKELL
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by cuve ROSLIN
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: Cuve Roslin
Unknown: Charles Colville

: News

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

Gloria Patrick


Unknown: Gloria Patrick

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside. Presented by Peter France Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Melinda Barker

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story Castaway

by jim c. WILSON
Read by Leon Sinden
Senior insurance clerk
Alex Smith , 42, is agreeably surprised when he's invited to appear as Roy Plomley 's guest on Desert Island Discs.


Read By: Leon Sinden
Unknown: Alex Smith
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day Stereo

: God Without Christ

Why do people move from one religious commitment to another?
Bernard Jackson talks with four former Christians: a Greek Orthodox pop singer who has become a Muslim; an architect who, with his family, has become a devout Hindu; an occupational therapist who has taken vows as a Buddhist nun; and a woman who undertook the full yoke of the Jewish law on marriage.


Talks: Bernard Jackson
Producer: David Craig

: A Dorset Childhood

Four programmes in which
Hilary Townsend recalls some aspects of rural life in the 1930s. 1: The Village School BBCBristol


Unknown: Hilary Townsend

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: After Henry

1: The Older Man

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Mog at the Zoo (2)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Life after Liberation:
ANNIE ALLSEBROOK reports on a recent visit to Zimbabwe where the Civil War and five years of independence have brought great changes to women's lives The Summer of the Barshinskeys Part 2 (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

On Blackpool Tower by PHILIP MARTIN
An impulse leads Dena to abandon both her hair appointment and her middle age. She leaves the Lancaster train to sample the delights of the Blackpool Tower. An unexpected encounter there with a figure from her past leads to some shedding of romantic illusions and, through a series of comic twists, Dena learns some surprising facts about her old flame.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: Philip Martin
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Dena: Rosemary Martin
Frank: Mark Jones
Ralph: David Peart
Station announcer/Panner: Scott Cherry
Organist: James Bryce:

: 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


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

A Night to Remember
4: 'Women and children first!'

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham
Hear This! page 15


Writer: Helen Leadbeater
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
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mattheson
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
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 BBCBristol


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

: Mother Keble and her Gentlemen

One hundred and fifteen years ago, Lavinia Talbot witnessed the opening of Keble College and described university life in Victorian Oxford in her diaries. She took a very personal interest in the undergraduates, while also relaxing with her husband, the Warden, in the odd game of badminton! with Deborah Paige as Lavinia Talbot and ALAN MOORE , BRIAN GEAR and GRAHAM CALLAN
Producer MONICA ESSLIN BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Lavinia Talbot
Unknown: Deborah Paige
Unknown: Lavinia Talbot
Unknown: Alan Moore
Unknown: Brian Gear
Unknown: Graham Callan

: Does He Take Sugar?

If you ever go across the sea to Ireland....
... it's a very different world for disabled people. Welfare benefits are fewer and much more is expected of voluntary organisations than in the UK, as witnessed by the excellent services provided for mentally-handicapped people in Cork by the Cork Polio and General After-Care Association. In Dublin, Ireland's close involvement with other EEC countries has led to the creation of Roslyn Park National
Training College. The college provides training facilities for disabled people second to none and is now a show-piece throughout Europe. Kevin Mulhern and Marlene Pease report


Unknown: Marlene Pease

: Nigel Roes

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

A Moveable Feast
2: A Lost Generation

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background, analysis and comment.
Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines onVHFIFMuntilll.O


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Happily Ever After? It's easier to talk about death than it is to talk openly about step-families. One in three marriages in Britain today is a re-marriage -in 90 per cent there are children involved. The main focus of social concern and advice tends to be on the children. But what of the five million step-parents? What are their difficulties and anxieties? MAVIS NICHOLSON talks to some of the experts (sociologists and psychologists) and to the step-parents themselves who speak out intimately and frankly and offer some encouragement to others in a similar situation. Written by BRENDA MADDOX Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE


Talks: Mavis Nicholson
Written By: Brenda Maddox

: Open University

11.30 Clothing and Class
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.

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