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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call:[number removed]

Moving House
Can you take the misery out of moving? Is there an art to it?
How much should you expect of removal contractors? What is the division of labour and who packs what for maximum safety?
Joan Zunde , author of The
Househunter's Handbook, and removal firm foreman, Andrew Reeves , answer your questions. Jill Burridge is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Joan Zunde
Unknown: Andrew Reeves
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Morning Story

A Bean Called Turnstile by HARRY BARTON
Read by Stephen Boxer Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Barton
Read By: Stephen Boxer
Producer: Robert Cooper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148); Psalm 119, w 17-24; Matthew 5, w 1-10; Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him (BBC HB 16). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Healing Hammer by PAUL WEBB with and Having placed their son into care, Adrian and Jean find their first evening without him one of surprising revelations. with SYLVIA KNUSSON (cello) and NORMAN PARKER (percussion) Directed by philip MARTIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Paul Webb
Cello: Sylvia Knusson
Cello: Norman Parker
Directed By: Philip Martin
Adrian: Richard Kane
Jean: Jenny Lee
Jim: John Dixon
Doctor: Scott Cherry

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (28) Cowboys and Indians
11.20 Time to Move A Look into the Future
11.40 Maths-With a Story! Solving a Problem: The Crooked Computer!

: Wildlife

After the cold and long-delayed spring, the countryside is at last in summer bloom, but how has wildlife coped with the slow start, and what effect will it have on the rest of the season? Derek Jones investigates. Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol
(A new series of 'The Living World' begins on Sunday at 4.30pm LW)


Unknown: Derek Jones

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Brain of Britain 1985

Second Round: South
Chairman Robert Robinson Richard Abbott
(computer manager) Richard Leathes
(educational consultant) George Little
(retired civil servant)
Brian Parsons (teacher)
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Richard Abbott
Unknown: Richard Leathes
Unknown: George Little
Unknown: Brian Parsons
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Presented by SUSANNA DAWSON and Tim MUNRO
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago At the Seaside by MARGERY MORRIS .
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (Complete Stories): The Golden Spoon of Toot Hoot Ka-Moot by DEREK FARMER Narrated by SEAN BARRETT
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Guarded Fleece A Greek legend re-told by ALARIC COTTER


Presented By: Susanna Dawson
Presented By: Tim Munro
Unknown: Margery Morris
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Alaric Cotter

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor From Clyndeboume to Grange Hill ... opera is losing its stuffy reputation and is gaining popularity among youngsters all over the country. CHERYL ARMITAGE talks to singers, directors and some new young enthusiasts.
Exit Lady Masham (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Grange Hill
Talks: Cheryl Armitage

: The Afternoon Play

Staying in Touch by NEIL SHENTON
Samantha is 17, unmarried, unemployed, and living in a council flat with her mam;
Helen is 37, married, wealthy, and living in the lap of luxury.
Directed by CAROLINE SMITH BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Shenton
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Sam: Annette Farrant
Helen: Patricia England
Mrs Challinor: Judith Barker
Marge: Lesley Nicol

: The Season

Presentation at Court, curtseying to a cake at Queen Charlotte's Ball and meeting 'Mister Right' used to be the highlights of a debutante's season. Now 'The Season' is no longer stage-managed by the Lord Chamberlain, and debs simply regard it as a way of making friends and having fun at parties.
Glyn Worsnip talks to debs of the past and the present to find out the significance of 'The
Season' and how exclusive it is. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham


Talks: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Story Time

Sea Views
2: Through the Tunnel by DORIS LESSING
Read by Elizabeth Bell
Why did the tunnel present such a challenge to Jerry?


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Read By: Elizabeth Bell

: PM

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


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSUN including Financial Report

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

The World of Nature

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The One Left Behind

In this last programme
Jenni Mills talks to June Hemer, Director of the National Association of Widows,
Derek Nuttall , Director of CRUSE, and Dr Colin Murray -Parkes, a psychiatrist specialising in bereavement. about the many emotional and practical problems which can occur after the death of a partner.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS Listeners can speak to a member of CRUSE on [number removed]Lines open 9.0-10.0pm


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Derek Nuttall
Unknown: Dr Colin Murray
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: In Touch

Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: In Search of the Platypus

In August 1933 Punch published a poem about a duck-billed platypus which managed to qualify for the Diplomatic Service - but who wrote it?
Michael Paffard follows a trail of clues which leads to the Mother of Parliaments. Reader Geoffrey Banks Producer FRASER STEEL


Unknown: Michael Paffard

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines onVHFIFMuntilll.O


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Central American Journey Panama The last of seven programmes in which HUGH O'SHAUGHNESSY travels through the countries of Central America Producer MICK WEBB For booklist, send SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Mick Webb

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Music interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Bengali Language Magazine

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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.

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.

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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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