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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
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
7.25*, 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

: Checkpoint

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Ivan and the Hidden Bible (1) by MYRNA GRANT Producer GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Producer PETER FOZZARD
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Secret of the Hill 1: The Cave by JANET YOUNG Producer ALAN LAMBERT
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Gymnastics with NATALIE DAVIES. British Champion, JOYCE MACAULAY. National Coach and RON PICKERING Producer PETER WARD


Unknown: Myrna Grant
Producer: Geoff Marshall-Taylor
Producer: Peter Fozzard
Unknown: Janet Young
Producer: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Natalie Davies.
Unknown: Joyce MacAulay.
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Producer: Peter Ward

: The Living World

Why is a full-grown male gorilla fond of kittens? Can the Californian condor be reprieved from extinction? Sean Maffet visits Koko the gorilla in San
Francisco and receives a gorilla-size kiss. David Houston goes condor-tagging near Los
Angeles; and Caroline Parsons presents a round-up of international wildlife news. Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol


Unknown: Sean Maffet
Unknown: David Houston
Unknown: Caroline Parsons
Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Saturday Afternoons by JEAN STODDART
Read by Stephanie Turner
'Edna held up the gold chain, draping it over her hand where it lay like silk against her skin. Smoothly, it slid along the rail and dropped inside the sleeve of her coat.'
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jean Stoddart
Read By: Stephanie Turner

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day Stereo

: Race to Power

Will the next general election see the first black MP at
Westminster since the 1920s?

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard Information for teachers Producer TONY BARNFIELD
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by JOHN HEDGES Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News. BBC Schools Radio. Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA. Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Exams Revision skills, nerves, hay fever and how to cope. Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Producer: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: A Dorset Childhood

Four programmes in which
Hilary Townsend recalls some aspects of rural life in the 1930s, and in the early years of the Second World War.
3: Going by Train. BBCBristol


Unknown: Hilary Townsend

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: After Henry

3: The Cowboy

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Pilkington 's Bowler Hat byJOHNBETT Script by LEE PRESSMAN
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language Booktime (2) With GEORGE LAYTON
2.40 Health Education My Body Take a Deep Breath - and Run! (RV) by ANNA GRAYSON Producer PETER WARD


Script By: Lee Pressman
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Anna Grayson
Producer: Peter Ward

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Brighton Festival which starts tomorrow is England's biggest arts festival. This year's theme is clowns, clowning and the Commedia dell'Arte. Jenny Gilbert discovers how
Mr Punch and the circus clowns found their way from a soap box in 16th century Italy.
Real Life with Small Children Underfoot (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Gilbert
Unknown: Mr Punch

: The Afternoon Play

The Hardy Perennials by James Robson
Although the old folks mystery tour always goes to Whitby, the time has come for the septuagenarian participants to revolt-before it's too late....


Writer: James Robson
Director: James Runcle
Mabs Monday: Kathleen Helme
Tilly Cooper: Mary Wimbush
Howard Spicer: Geoffrey Banks
Jennifer Rushton: Narissa Knights
Richard Rushton: Brian Smith
Jack Pringle: Colin Starkey

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor answers your queries and quibbles.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC. Broadcasting House, London V1A IAA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

: Story Time: Schoolgirls' Own: 4: The Chalet School Middles are Avenged

by Elinor Brent-Dyer


Writer: Elinor Brent-Dyer

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by ANDY RASHLEIGH Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Andy Rashleigh
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia, Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
JethroLarkin: George Hart
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
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 Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to:
Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: 'Let there be no more war'

A major appraisal of what
Russians think of the West, as the USSR holds its own commemoration of the end of the Second World War. The words of the programme title are used in a Russian toast, often drunk in front of foreigners. These words recall the devastating impact of the War on the Soviet Union, which suffered 20 million dead.
Do the Russians believe the toast can have any meaning in these days of nuclear confrontation?
Gordon Clough is in Russia to talk to ordinary people about the impact of war on their lives and to observe the elaborate preparations for the 40th anniversary of the end of what they call the 'Great Patriotic War'.
And. as the Geneva talks on arms control resume, Professor John Erickson , Britain's foremost authority on the Soviet Union, assesses the motives behind Russian hopes for a revival of the old wartime co-operation between East and West.
Producers in the Soviet Union
BBC Manchester. Stereo
.HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: John Erickson
Unknown: Paul Campbell.
Editor: Brian Walker

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide 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
Phone [number removed](10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

meanders through the BBC Sound Archives

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Voices in an Empty Room (4)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Groundswell (2) The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Open University

11.30 Propaganda and the Civil War
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

English for Examinations (14-17) CSE English
12.30 Cider with Rosie by LAURIE LEE adapted by TERRY JAMES
12.50 Hobson's Choice by HAROLD BRIGHOUSE adapted by TONY coult


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Adapted By: Terry James
Unknown: Harold Brighouse
Adapted By: Tony Coult

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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