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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
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: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Sue MacGregor is in the Chair to take your calls on a topic of current concern.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Morning Story

Miss Blossom's Nursery by CYNTHIA THOMAS
Read by Christine Pritchard 'The room resembled a shady green wood. She seemed to have allowed the plants to do exactly as they wanted....'


Unknown: Cynthia Thomas
Read By: Christine Pritchard
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; Father of heaven (BBC HB 290); Canticle 4; Romans 5, w 12-21;
Jesu, lover of my soul (BBC HB 145) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Futures

Tom between two women, wife and mistress, Conrad seeks the help of a fortune-teller, who prophesies more than he bargained for....
BBC Bristol


Writer: Alex Barr
Director: Brian Miller
Conrad: Mark Buffery
Stranger: Laurence Payne
Miriam: Jenny Funnell
Doreen: Mia Soteriou
Singer: John Telfer
Quack: Brian Gear
Vendor: Rex Holdsworth
Vendor: Hubert Tucker

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (21) Cowboys and Indians Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES andBLAINFAIRMAN
11.20 Time to Move Alice in Wonderland 1: Wonderland! by KATE HARRISON Producer ALAN LAMBERT
11.40 Maths - With a Story! Straight-line Shapes (rv) by EDWARD KELSEY Producer PETER WARD


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Kate Harrison
Producer: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Producer: Peter Ward

: Wildlife

'While I was listening to a performance of Messiah, a butterfly settled on my knee and did not fly off until the applause. Can butterflies hear music?'
Paul Whalley , Peter Moore and Clive Catchpole tune in to some more of your Wildlife questions. Presented by Derek Jones Producer MELINDA BARKER BBCBristol


Unknown: Paul Whalley
Unknown: Peter Moore
Unknown: Clive Catchpole
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Melinda Barker

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: 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: West
Chairman Robert Robinson
Richard Thompson (industrial civil servant) Linda Marsden (librarian) Christopher Warner (retired schoolmaster) Humphrey Temperley (farmer)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Linda Marsden
Unknown: Christopher Warner
Unknown: Humphrey Temperley
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Rain, Rain, Go to Spain byjOHNBETT Script by LEE PRESSMAN
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Victorian City (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (Complete Stories) A Tale of a Shed by DEREK FARMER Narrated by SEAN BARRETT
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Tree God from Folk Tales of the World: India by A. w. CROWN adapted for radio by PADDYBECHELY


Script By: Lee Pressman
Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Sean Barrett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Without Our Consent: rape can happen to any woman at any age. Jenni Mills reports on the ambivalent responses to a crime which can leave the victim with a permanent sense of guilt.
The Summer of the Barshinskeys Part 2 by DIANE PEARSON abridged in 12 parts by Delia Paton
Read by Patti Holloway (12) (Music: Alder's Wilderness Suite)
(Starting tomorrow: Real Life with Small Children Underfoot by Alan Franks )


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Diane Pearson
Unknown: Delia Paton
Unknown: Alan Franks

: The Afternoon Play: Born Again

by John P. Rooney
Mabel and Joan have lived in isolation for over 40 years. They hide a terrifying secret. Harry, a young enthusiastic evangelist, invades their privacy in the determination to save their souls. To be born again, the sisters must confess and then they must repent. But do they want to be forgiven?
BBC Northern Ireland. (Stereo)


Writer: John P. Rooney
Director: Susan Hogg
Mabel: Catherine Gibson
Joan: Doreen Hepburn
Harry: Dan Gordon
Young Mabel: Aingeal Grehan
Young Joan: Brenda Winter

: Women Running

Following the recent London Marathon, which attracted 58,000 applicants,
Frances Donnelly looks into the growing popularity of running among women - be they unassuming joggers aiming to stay fit, or those who push themselves towards tougher goals, often emerging as talented athletes. She also volunteers to be wired up for a fitness test at a new centre in Surrey.
But what is fitness, and how does it relate to athleticism and health or indeed to diet and dieting? And is it sensible to start running after years of inactivity?


Unknown: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Story Time

Schoolgirls' Own 2: Dancing Honour by ELSIE J. OXENHAM


Unknown: Elsie J. Oxenham

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: King Street Junior

6: Language Unit

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Empty Quarter

When Ted Edwards set out to attempt the first solo crossing of the southern Sahara, he took with him two camels and a tape recorder.
Ted's running commentary on his 300-mile trek has been edited to make this programme. Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ted Edwards

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed](Lines open 8.30-10.0 pm)
Book, f2 95, from [address removed]
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large saesfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


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: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Voices in an Empty Room (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.00


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

From Coping to Confidence 5: What Next? 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 for lecturers in Further Education available from: [address removed]


Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Mr Gibbon


Unknown: Mr Gibbon

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

English for Examinations (14-17) CSE English
12.30 Introducing East End at Your Feet Script by PAUL ASHTON and at 12.50 Introducing Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Script by MIKE RALEIGH


Script By: Paul Ashton
Script By: Mike Raleigh

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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