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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Featuring Scotland's Royal Highland Show

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

with her conversational guests Producer VICTOR lewis smith Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis

: Gardeners' Question Time

Les Cottington invites
Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki to answer Questions sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards please, to:
BBC. Woodhouse Lane. Leeds LS2 9PX BBC Manchester


Unknown: Les Cottington
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Woodhouse Lane.

: Morning Story

School Meals by NAN WOODHOUSE
Read by Mary Wimbush
When Dominic left school, he had no idea what he wanted to do. Anyway, there were no jobs available ... But then he did know what he wanted, and Mum and Dad were appalled. 'It's a man's identity, his job. You want to be somebody, don't you?'


Read By: Mary Wimbush
Read By: When Dominic
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM. p 71; Let all the world (BBC HB 275); Psalm 67;
Luke 10, vv 25-37; Rise up, 0 men of God (BBC HB 364) Stereo

: The Farmer's Boy

A portrait of William Cobbett , who died 150 years ago, on 18 June 1835.
'Take this self-taught peasant for all in all, he was, perhaps, in some respects, a more extraordinary Englishman than any other of his time.' (THE TIMES) William Cobbett , the son of a small farmer, was one of the most fascinating and quixotic characters of late Georgian England; summed up in a phrase, 'he was a friend of the people'. To his books, including Rural Rides, we owe much of our knowledge of England as it was in his day.
Narrator Stephen Thorne With William Eedle Nigel Graham and Narissa Knights


Unknown: William Cobbett
Unknown: William Cobbett
Narrator: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Script By: Richard Mullen
Producer: Alan Haydock
William Cobbett: David Buck

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (27)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Changes: New Home by ALAN LAMBERT
11.40 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work Calculation and Control by JULIAN COLEMAN


Unknown: Alan Lambert
Control By: Julian Coleman

: English Now

How will our children be taught English in the future? Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Schools has attempted to focus attention on this question with a consultation paper, English 5-16.
David Crystal talks to
Graham Frater , the Staff
Inspector for English, about the document's proposals. Producer MICHAEL LAWTON


Talks: David Crystal
Unknown: Graham Frater
Producer: Michael Lawton

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell


by LEN DEIGHTON dramatised in eight parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
3: An Egg Farm in Norfolk
Boyd Stuart has been sent to Los Angeles by the British Secret Service to investigate a film company. But he's being followed and his contact dies....
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Peter King
Boyd Stuart: Trevor Nichols
Charles Stein: Bruce Boa
Max Breslow: Bernard Hepton
Wever: Carl Duering
Reader: Colin Starkey
Case officer: Alan Thompson
Psychiatrist: David Garth
Mrs Breslow: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Wever: Anne Jameson
Hitler: David Sinclair

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The King who was Tired of Travelling by Carriage by DIANA STOW
2.5 Something to Think About Hans and His Magic Mirror
2.15TheSongTree Jesper and the 100 Hares (7)
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): The Witches' Wood by JOE DUNLOP
2.45 Nature: Herring Gulls by MICHAEL SCOTT


Unknown: Michael Scott

: Woman's Hour

Introduced bv Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Steve Shirley , founder/director of the multinational computer software company, F International.
Exit Lady Masham (3)


Unknown: Steve Shirley

: The Afternoon Play: Remedial Exercises

by David Marshall
One spring holiday during the Second World War, Jamie returns to the prep school which is his home to find his strict and unapproachable father unusually absorbed in a new member of staff - a refugee from Nazi Germany.


Writer: David Marshall
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Arthur: Michael Spice
Jamie: Julian Firth
Jill: Phoebe Nicholls
Joan: Jane Wenham
Anna: Rosalind Adams

: Time for Verse

Poems on the theme of Water Compiled and presented by Lawrence Sail
4: Neither Out Far nor In Deep Readers JILL BALCON and HUGH DICKSON


Presented By: Lawrence Sail
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin

: File on 4

: Story Time

Salad Days
3: The Young Capitalists by JOHN MOORE
Read by Simon Cadell
A study into the formative schooldays of City tycoons and money-lenders.
(Simon Cadell is in 'Jumpers at the Aldwych Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Moore
Read By: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Simon Cadell

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.5&5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Amis Abroad

A First Hungarian Rhapsody In the second of two programmes, John Amis acts as guide round Buda and Pest, linked by a series of famous bridges across the Danube. Budapest is knocked about a bit, but it's a lively hive and an interesting place for a music-lover to visit, as John Amis experiences. Producer BETTY JOWITT
A BBC Transcription Service production


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: John Amis
Producer: Betty Jowitt

: News

: The Archers

: On the Day I Was Born

A series in which Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth.
This week: Frank Joseph , Lord Chappie of Hoxton Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
0 HEAR THIS'page 19


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: Frank Joseph

: Groundswell

The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes
Allotments: Why do more and more people want to own one? Windmills: A visit to windmill farms both here and in the USA, where they are seen as one of the most attractive renewable sources of electricity.
The Coastline: Who is in charge and should there be a national policy to protect the vulnerable parts?


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Music from the People

A series often programmes
2: The Golden Age of Collecting Popular legend has it that the folk-song revival was born one summer afternoon early in the 20th century in a vicarage garden in Somerset. It is a story which does less than justice to what Ralph Vaughan Williams called 'The strong men before Agamemnon'.
With Dr Vic Gammon , Imogen Holst , Douglas Kennedy
Ursula Vaughan Williams and the words of LUCY BROADWOOD
With JOY NAYLOR (soprano) and HAROLD RICH (piano)
Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Dr Vic Gammon
Unknown: Imogen Holst
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Lucy Broadwood
Unknown: Charles Marson.
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan
Read By: Paddy Green
Read By: Arnold Peters
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Analysis: Pounds, Shillings and Defence

The British defence budget is under strain. There are strong pressures to cut down the reliance on the nuclear deterrent. Yet the conventional weapons needed to do this are expensive. Still more money and resources will have to be found to join in the 'Star Wars' research. Can it all be budgeted for? If not, what will have to give? Presented by John Eidinow.


Presenter: John Eidinow
Producer: David Levy

: Quietly Resisting

Harry Ree , a former officer of the Special Operations
Executive, reflects on heroines and heroes in wartime France who never held a gun.


Unknown: Harry Ree

: Kaleidoscope

Presented bv Christopher Cook Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of Riley (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

View at the Top In the fifth of six programmes NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to RALPH HALPERN of the Burton Group


Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Ralph Halpern

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Socialist Realism
11.50 Truancy

: * am LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History The Tudor World Presented by DR DAVID STARKEY
12.30 4: The Church
12.50 5: Towns, Cities, Capital


Presented By: Dr David Starkey

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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.

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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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