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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Featuring Scotland's Royal Highland Show

: Today

Presented by John Timpson 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: On the Day I Was Born

This week Larry Harris talks to Lord Chappie of Hoxton


Talks: Larry Harris

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Raman the Cobbler (1) Story by ANTHONY SCHOOLING
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) 7: The Race by GARETH OWEN
9.50 First Steps in Drama Children in the Past 1: Victorian Urchins by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN
10.10 Playtime Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and IAIN LAUCHLAN
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Table Tennis with CARL PREAN , England team DAVID FAIRHOLME , National Coach and RON PICKERING


Story By: Anthony Schooling
Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Carl Prean
Unknown: David Fairholme
Unknown: Ron Pickering

: LW Hush.... Money

A Fair Day's Work....
Do you know what your best friend earns - or your mother. father, uncle, aunt? While people are prepared to 'open up on most other matters, the details of our pay slips and cheque books remain behind closed lips.
In the last of the series Laurie Taylor meets the traders who earn their share, the journalists who share what they earn - and those who unexpectedly get their pennies from heaven. Researcher MARINA SALANDY Producer SHARON BANOFF


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Inland Revenue by IAN J. RANKIN
Read by Jack Ellis
Mr Jenkins is a middle-aged tax collector whose life is a model of staid regularity, until a distraught phone-call from a female tax-payer prompts him to make a very rash move indeed.... Producer David JACKSON YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ian J. Rankin
Read By: Jack Ellis
Read By: Mr Jenkins
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day Stereo

: 1 W Analysis

Pounds, Shillings and Defence

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard The latest BBC Schools Radio news With 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 FRANK PARTRIDGE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News. BBC Schools Radio Broadcasting House London W1A1 AA Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Political Education Presented by ANDY PEEBLES With guest DH DAVID OWEN


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Andy Peebles
Unknown: David Owen

: Teach Yourself News-Speak

If you're a wet Yuppie working for ACAS who can calculate your M3on afifth-generation computer and explain the trade-weighted basket of currencies, you possibly don't need a series where
William Davis proffers pertinent precis to the perpetually puzzled. Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: is Abroad

A First Hungarian Rhapsody (Broadcast yesterday at 6.30 pm

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1 55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Machine Band by LEE PRESSMAN
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 (3) by ROBERT LEESON
2.40 Health Education My Body The Discovery of Vaccines by EDWARD KELSEY


Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: George Layton
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Edward Kelsey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Teenage Mothers: Next week the House of Lords will debate whether doctors or parents should decide teenagers' contraceptive needs, six months after Victoria Gillick won her case in the- Appeal Court. But what effect will their ruling have, either way, on the one in 20 teenagers who become pregnant each year?
JUDI SWALLOW talks to young mothers-to-be and their counsellors; and VICTORIA GILLICK joins a studio discussion. Exit Lady Masham (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Victoria Gillick
Unknown: Victoria Gillick

: The Afternoon Play

The Rocking-Stone by VAUGHAN DAVIES
Into a sleepy valley one summer, a child is born who will shake the foundations of society. But this community has ways of dealing with its problem children. Ways that threaten Welen's very existence.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales Stereo


Unknown: Vaughan Davies
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Welen: With Wayne Jackman
the Gubba: William Squire
Aman: John North
Mella MARILYN: Le Conte
Braad: Gwyn Parry
Jasp/Lacnas: Michael Gardiner
Ganol: Dewi Savage
Sheah: Beth Morris
Welen (the boy): Susan Sheridan
Nia/Sella: Charlotte Whittaker

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor answers your queries and quibbles.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within. BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA
Producer FRAN ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: Bookshelf

'Modern literature is more relevant to the 20th century than the classics. Discuss.' As exams reach fever pitch Hunter Davies tackles this question with the help of authors whose books are set for GCE exams. Richard Adams, Malcolm Bradbury, Keith Waterhouse, Arnold Wesker and Ngugi wa Thiong'o put their point of view and are graded by a teacher and an examiner.
Producer ANGELA hind


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Richard Adams
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Arnold Wesker

: Story Time

Salad Days
4: The Tree House by RONALD FRAME
Read by David Collings
A small boy's vision of a life alone spent looking into people's rooms and never being seen.


Read By: David Collings

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF'FM 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by MARGARET PHELAN Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Allson Dowling
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Bill Robertson: Geoff Hutchins
Field Officer: David Sinclair

: 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

: International Assignment

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


Production By: Adam Raphael

: A Letter to My Husband

Read by Caroline John
In 1975 Stella Turner was suddenly left a widow with four young children. For the next year she wrote a series of letters to her dead husband.


Read By: Caroline John
Unknown: Stella Turner

: Profile

This week: Peter Levi
"If you don't marry, and read too many books, you not only lose your eyesight, but you also lose your wits.'
The Oxford Professor of Poetry talks to Peter Knowles about his poetry, his passions and his days as a Jesuit priest. Producer BRYAN WILSON


Unknown: Peter Levi
Unknown: Peter Knowles
Producer: Bryan Wilson

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives.

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of Riley (9)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Groundswell The environment programme Presented by Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Open University

11.30 Doctor-Patient Communication
11.50 Organic Chemistry

: LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A Place in History
12.30 The Imperial War Museum (RV) Presented by JOHN HEDGES and at 12.50 The National Motor Museum (RV) Presented by RICHARD NOBLE


Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Richard Noble

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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