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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
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: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools I am David (2) Read by JOHNNY MORRIS
9.25 Secondary English (11-11) 6: Sport and How to Avoid it by DAVID IAN NEVILLE
9.50 First Steps in Drama North American Indians 3: Storytelling by JANET YOUNG
10.10 Playtime Presented by ANDREW BRANCH and LOLA YOUNG
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Basketball with PAUL STIMPSON. Captain of England, and RON PICKERING


Read By: Johnny Morris
Unknown: David Ian Neville
Presented By: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Paul Stimpson.
Unknown: Ron Pickering

: Hush.... Money

3: Give or Take
Some give money quietly, expecting no reward; for others, charity is business and must show an adequate return.
In the third of four programmes, Laurie Taylor meets those who give, and those who gain - and asks what motivates, and divides them.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Great Aunt Harriet by SHIRLKY MITCHELL
Read by Stephanie Turner
'Suddenly I wanted to be away from this mean little street - away from this sad-eyed woman who might yet cast a jinx on my happiness.'
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Shirlky Mitchell
Read By: Stephanie Turner

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day introduced from Broadcasting House. Stereo

: Analysis


: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard News of what's new for 85/86 on BBC School's Radio Presenter 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.
11.30 Wavelength YTS In Action What next? Job prospects, further education or unemployment Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Presenter: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: One Man and His Bog

'First aid now took over an hour a day. My boots had collapsed a week ago. along with my instep, and all that stood between me and Mother Gunge was the folded works of the Northern Edition of RADIO TIMES.'
The last of five talks recalling
Barry Pilton 's unheroic account of one man's encounter with Britain's most gruelling walk. Read by David Roper


Unknown: Mother Gunge
Unknown: Barry Pilton
Read By: David Roper
Producer: Thomas Sutcliffe

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Amis Abroad

John Amis visits Vienna


Unknown: John Amis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Anansi Spider and the Pudding Tree adapted by LEILA BERG
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language With GEORGE LAYTON The Third Class Genie (2) by ROBERT LEESON
2.40 Health Education My Body Germs in the Air by EDWARD KELSEY


Unknown: Anansi Spider
Adapted By: Leila Berg
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor / was crying all the day.... SUE MARGOLIS talks to three women about their experience of post-natal depression. Owl (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Sue Margolis

: The Afternoon Play

When Felix takes she to a seance where people regress to their former lives, she has no idea she will discover a past life of her own or that Felix played a part in it.
Directed by GERRY JONES Stereo


Unknown: Maureen Donegan
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Polly: Rosalind Thomas
Felix/John: Michael Jenner
Duchess: Sylvia Harter
Peter: Wayne Jackman
Lord Goden: Gregory de Polnay
Lady Annette: Helena Breck

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor together with the help of the BBC Reference Library sort out the answers to your questions.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA Producer FRAN ACHESON Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Comic Quintet
4: The Enormous Radio byjOHNCHEEVER
Read by Matt Zimmerman
She turned the radio on. The dials flooded with a malevolent green....
(Matt Zimmerman is in 'Singin' in the Rain' at the London Palladium)


Read By: Matt Zimmerman
Producer: Bert Coules
Unknown: Matt Zimmerman

: 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

Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: 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

: The Marriage Maze

Marriage is an alluring yet accident-prone institution. It can begin in high spirits, but quickly tire or take a wrong turning. Over 93 per cent of Britain's population will be committed to it by the age of 50. many for the second or third time. But current research shows that contemporary marriage is under serious stress. The changing role of women. high expectations of personal fulfilment and unemployment are just some of the factors influencing its well-being. Libby Purves takes a turn around some of the awkward corners along with John Patten , mp.
Jo Richardson , Sue Slipman and others.
If you wish to put your point of view. please phone [number removed]. Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producers SUE DAVIES and JOHN NEWBURY Stereo
Lines open from 7.0pm
0 WODDIS ON: page 79


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Patten
Unknown: Jo Richardson
Unknown: Sue Slipman
Unknown: Caroline Donne

: 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

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of Riley (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Groundswell The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Open University

11.30 Milton in His Times
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an intei lude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Craft Studies: Using Wood
12.30 3: Look at Your Furniture and at 12.50
4: Forest to Consumer

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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