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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

Russell Harty and Lord Weidenfeld exchange musical favourites.


Unknown: Russell Harty

: Feedback

Susan Marling airs your comments about BBC programmes.
Send them to: Feedback.
BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Janet Thomas

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Of Ice and Men

The Story of the British Antarctic Survey
Antarctica is a cold desert of five and a quarter million square miles, masked by an immense ice sheet. This cruel, forbidding continent was the last to be discovered. No man set foot on it until 1820 and virtually all we know about this inhospitable region has been discovered in the last 80 years. In the first of two programmes, Sir Vivian Fuchs tells the story of the men who have faced some of the worst conditions nature can provide in their quest to discover the secrets of Antarctica.
Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol LW only from 11.0


Unknown: Sir Vivian Fuchs

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Brer Rabbit (6) With LAN HUMPHRIS
11.30 Introducing Geography Flight. For use with the Introducing Geography Software Pack. The pack of four simulations is available from [address removed], £22.30, including postage and packing
11.50 See for Yourself Look at Me! by GRAHAM SILCOCK

: Natural Selection

Tony Soper recalls the natural wilderness of the South Atlantic islands.
BBC Bristol

: The Service

to Dedicate the memorial to those who served in the South Atlantic Campaign April-June 1982 at St Paul's Cathedral in the presence of HM The Queen,
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and members of the Royal Family
Order of Service
Hymn: 0 worship the King Bidding Prayer:
Dean of St Paul's.
Choir: So be it, Lord (words by J. Ellerton , music by C. C. Scholefield) First Lesson (rsv):
Ecclesiasticus 44, w 1-13
Read by Admiral of the Fleet LORD LEWIN. KG. GCB. MVO. DSC
Anthem: Many waters cannot quench love
(music by John Ireland )
Second Lesson (psv): John 14, w 1-7, 15-21
Read by Archdeacon of London, Canon in Residence
Hymn: Guide me 0 thou great Redeemer
Archbishop of Canterbury HM THE QUEEN unveils the memorial in the crypt. Last Post Reveille
Hymn: Through the night of doubt and sorrow
Prayers: THE RT REV DR DAVID SMITH Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
HIS EMINENCE BASIL HUME. Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster THE REV DR KENNETH SLACK representing the Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council
Chaplain of the Fleet
Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell
The Rededication led by THE RT REV RONALD GORDON The Blessing by THE BISHOP OF LONDON
The National Anthem
Cathedral Organist and Director Of Music CHRISTOPHER DEARNLEY Assistant Organist JOHN SCOTT
Commentary by Raymond Baxter and The Rev
David Cooper , former Chaplain to the Second Battalion the Parachute Regiment
VHF/FM joins at 12 noon


Unknown: Alan Webster
Unknown: J. Ellerton
Music By: John Ireland
Unknown: Robert Runcie
Unknown: Dr David Smith
Unknown: Ronald Gordon
Commentary By: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: David Cooper

: Radio Active

The Breakfast Show
Broadcasting in unique
Radiovision, the regular jocks will be talking to people and personalities in the headlines.
Weather: 12.28, 12.29, 12.30, etc, etc, 12.44; News: 12.45; Weather:
12.46, 12.47, 12.48, etc, etc,
12.54; Astrology: 12.55 with Helen Atkinson Wood as Anna Daptor Angus Deayton as Mike Channel
Michael Fenton-Stevens as Uncle Mike Stand
Geoffrey Perkins as Mike Flex Philip Pope as Nigel Pry
Additional material from JON CANTER Music by PHILIP POPE and STEVE BROWN
Producer JAMIE RIX Stereo


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Anna Daptor
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Mike Channel
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Mike Stand
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Mike Flex
Unknown: Philip Pope
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Written By: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Jon Canter
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Steve Brown
Producer: Jamie Rix

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Let's Play It Again Presented by GARY TAYLOR
2.5 Let's Join In The Enchanted Wine Jug
2.25 Mother Tongue: Song and Story
6: Punjabi as spoken in Mirpur The lion and the mouse Storytellers BEULAH CANDAPPA and AZRA DIN
2.40 Listen! The Decide-It- Yourself Cliffhanger serial in which schools are invited to participate Introduced by BEVERLEY WYNTER Part 6 by VICKY IRELAND


Presented By: Gary Taylor
Introduced By: Beverley Wynter

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse Between Two Worlds! mita HACKETT talks to Asian girls and young women about the pressures imposed by the differing lifestyles of East and West.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham Owl (4)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Daughters and Sons

by IVY COMPTON BURNETT adapted in six parts by JOHN SPURLING with Patricia Lawrence
Ann Mitchell , John Rowe Robert Lang and Vivian Pickles
6: The Legacy
The disappearance of Hetta. the web of deceit, and the rustlings of discontent are producing a very alarming effect on Sabine.
Directed by LLANE AUKlN
(Starting on Sunday: Kidnapped and Catriona by R. L. Stevenson )


Unknown: John Spurling
Unknown: Patricia Lawrence
Unknown: Ann Mitchell
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: Vivian Pickles
Directed By: Llane Aukln
Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Sabine Ponsonby: Patricia Lawrence
Hetta: Ann Mitchell
John: John Rowe
Clare: Tessa Worsley
France: Kathryn Hunter
Victor: Simon Hewitt
Chilton: Graham Blockey
Muriel: Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Charity Marcon: Anne Jameson
Stephen: Bernard Brown
Alfred: Christopher Good
Sir Rowland Seymour: Arnold Diamond
Jane: Ellen McIntosh
Evelyn: Daniel Webb
Edith: Vivian Pickles
Dr Chaucer: Robert Lang
Miss Bunyan: Merelina Kendall
Gertrude: Narissa Knights
Mr Russell: John Forbes-Robertson

: Actuality

2: American Airwaves
Continuing the journey across the United States in the sound of the radio stations along the way. travelling from Dallas. Texas, to Sacramento, California. Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Everett

: Story Time

Comic Quintet
5: Old Papa Johnson by ROBERT GRAVES
Read by Benjamin Whitrow 'I learned most when I was Crown Agent in Desolation Island. I stuck it for two years: you see, Old Papa Johnson is just a little bit insane....' Producer TIM SUTER


Unknown: Papa Johnson
Read By: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Papa Johnson
Producer: Tim Suter

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough continued on VHF;FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: The Cabaret Upstairs

New variety acts from London's thriving fringe circuit.
Recorded at the Hemingford
Arms, Islington, North London. Researched by NICK SYMONS and the producer ALAN NIXON


Unknown: Nick Symons
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells

: Law in Action

Judges, magistrates, barristers, solicitors, academic lawyers, and others contribute to this topical weekly magazine examining issues thrown up by the courts and by Parliament. and consider the administration and practice of justice.
Presented by Joshua Rozenberg Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF
●FEATURE: page 3


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Any Questions?

John Selwyn Gummer. mp.
Chairman Conservative Party Donald Trelford. Editor The Observer
The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman. mp and Mildred Head , obe, former President International
Federation of Business and Professional Women from Cromer, Norfolk
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Selwyn Gummer.
Unknown: Donald Trelford.
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman.
Unknown: Mildred Head
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews on books, films and plays. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime


: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

11.0 Principles of Counselling II Eight programmes for people seeking to develop and deepen their counselling skills. 5: The Action Stage The main tasks in Stage 3 are to help the client define his goals, plan ways to achieve them, and move into action. Script by FRANCESCA INSKIPP and HAZEL JOHNS
11.30 Novels Up to Now 5: The Long View In the fifth of eight programmes on the novel since the war ANTHONY CURTIS discusses the novel cycles or sequences, with a detailed look at the works of Anthony Powell , Evelyn Waugh and Richard Hughes. Extracts read by ELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL


Script By: Francesca Inskipp
Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Richard Hughes.
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Gavin Campbell

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by IAN BROWN


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Ian Brown
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: James Hendrie.
Unknown: Peter Sinclair.
Unknown: Stuart Silver
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Craft Studies: Using Wood
12.30 5: Woodman spare that tree and at 12.50
6: First findyour tree (RV)

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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