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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

which comes from Scotland where the Royal Highland Show is a major attraction this week Presented by Charlie Allan BBC Scotland


Presented By: Charlie Allan

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Kate Moon


Unknown: Kate Moon

: Glyn Worsnip

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


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Famous faces and new voices meet for a not entirely serious talk about subjects that interest them and may surprise you. Producer 1AN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings, investment, mortgages, insurance, social security and the financial problems of everyday life
Address: Money Box, Room 4058 Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Harpsichord by ELIZABETH LEFANU
Read by Elizabeth Proud
A young girl is staying with elderly relatives and finds a harpsichord in a little-used room. Delighted, she finds she can play it - but what has caused the deep scar burnt into the keys?


Unknown: Elizabeth Lefanu
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 46: Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
(BBC HB 153); Psalm 85, vv 1-7;
Luke 15, vv 1-10; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers The Lemmings (6) With IAN HUMPHRIS and CAROL HALL
11.20 Let's Move! 6: Dinosaurs Written by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Science Games At a Guess.... Written and presented by FRED HARRIS
11.50 Poetry Corner 6: Clink, Clank


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Fred Harris

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Charles Causley Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and GARARD GREEN
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR
Published this week: 'Poetry Please. £1.50 from booksellers


Presented By: Charles Causley
Presented By: Readers Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell presents the only national radio programme for consumers. Editor KEN VASS


Editor: Ken Vass

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

The World of Nature
This week: Fruit and Vegetables Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from
Vegetarianism is harmless enough though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Sir Robert Hutchinson
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Machines are Fun Presented by SHIREEN SHAH Storyteller FRED HARRIS Today's story: Peter Gets a Hearing Aid by NIGEL SNELL Script by JANET SORENSEN
2.5 Playtime Presented by ANDREW BRANCH and LOLA YOUNG
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2
3: Your Changing Earth
2.40 Astronomy Telescopes and Planetary Probes (rv) Written and presented by TERENCE MURTAGH


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Presented By: Storyteller Fred Harris
Unknown: Nigel Snell
Script By: Janet Sorensen
Presented By: Andrew Branch
Presented By: Terence Murtagh

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow Pick a Pocket!
Pockets are something to plunge your hands into when you're feeling shy, and put your possessions in when you're travelling light. But what place do they have for clothes designers? How did pockets originate? Are they here to Stay? NICKI HOUSEHOLD investigates....
Exit Lady Masham by LOUIS AUCHINCLOSS abridged in eight parts by MADGE HART
Read by Patricia Hayes (1)
'Don't put it off, Lady Masham, I beg of you. You owe it to history. Some of the mightiest monarchs survive only in the pages of humble scribes. Queen Anne will have Your Ladyship.' (Music: Platti's Oboe Concerto) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Read By: Patricia Hayes
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Last Bus to Woodstock by COLIN DEXTER


Unknown: Colin Dexter

: What's in a Name

... or in this case, who's in a name such as Mendelism,
Darwinism and Huntingdon's chorea?
Denis Owen explains how to achieve immortality.


Unknown: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair

: Story Time

Salad Days
A collection of five stories that pass through the childhood world of make-believe into the land beyond
1: The Potato Gatherers by BRIAN FRIEL
Read by Gerard Murphy Producer PENNY LEICESTER


Unknown: Brian Friel
Read By: Gerard Murphy

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID HITCHlNSON including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Fill in the missing letters and win a -acht
Tim Brooke-Tay -or Willie -ushton, Bill Tidy and-r- C-
-Hairman Humphrey Lytt-lton Pianist MATTHEW scott
Competition closes 1 June 1985


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Tay
Pianist: Hairman Humphrey Lytt-Lton
Pianist: Matthew Scott
Unknown: Paul Mayhew

: News

: The Archers

: Strictly Instrumental

Vladimir Ashkenazy talks to Margaret Howard about his musical life and influences and plays some favourite records in the first of a new series of six programmes. Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Talks: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer MILES BARTON


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Monday Play

Real Estate by LOUISE PAGE with Gwen Watford Sorcha Cusack Richard Pascoe and John Duttine
Jenny, at 38, comes back home after walking out on her mother and step-father 20 years earlier. Now a successful career woman, she is pregnant and needs help. But is that help more than her mother is prepared to give? Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham Stereo


Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Unknown: Richard Pascoe
Unknown: John Duttine
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn

: 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: Brian Barfield
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of Riley by ANTHONY CRONIN
Read by JIM NORTON (6)


Unknown: Anthony Cronin
Read By: Jim Norton

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background, analysis, and comment
Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

Learning Asian Languages Some Asians came here from a country where the same word is written in 15 different ways on every banknote; others from a country where a word spoken in dozens of different ways is written in only one; and others from a country which annually commemorates its martyrs of this generation who died for their national language. What are these languages? Why do children born here want to learn them? PRABHU GUPTARA investigates these and other questions with the help of Asian parents, teachers and learners.

: Open University

11.30 Florentine Renaissance Art
11.50 Rousseau versus the Enlightenment

: * am LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History Presented by DR DAVID STARKEY
12.30 The Tudor World (RV) and at 12.50 The Tudor World
1: Court and Kingship Producer JUDITH BUMPUS


Presented By: Dr David Starkey
Producer: Judith Bumpus

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.

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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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