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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROBERT FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Robert Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer MILES BARTON


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Morning Story

The Proposition by ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD Read by Gabriel Woolf
Robin Boston-Crabbe has an interview for work with a Mr Medusa in a luxurious block of flats. Champagne is served. The interview proceeds. But what is thejob?


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Read By: Robin Boston-Crabbe
Unknown: Mr Medusa
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day introduced from
Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

Living with the General

: Teach Yourself News-Speak

William Davis offers you mastery of the media's messages by eliciting exemplary explanations from the erudite. Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Jane visits Rainbowland by HAZEL GLYNNE Read by KENNETH SHANLEY


Unknown: Hazel Glynne
Read By: Kenneth Shanley

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Poet and Her Day Job (2): CHRIS ELDON LEE talks to
ALISON BRACKENBURY , whose job as a computer operator provides her with unusual themes for her poetry.
Joanna Godden (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Chris Eldon Lee
Unknown: Alison Brackenbury
Unknown: Joanna Godden

: The Afternoon Play: Crossing the Frontier

by Peter Tinniswood
Jean is 38, attractive and married. She decides to go on a cruise without her husband. On the first night out she sees a row of lights sticking straight out to sea. She feels as if she is entering a strange land with different customs, different values. As if she is becoming a different person.
BBC Bristol. Stereo


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jean: Shirley Dixon
Roy: David Buck
Richard: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Emptage: Gwen Cherrell
Captain: William Eedle
Cruise director: Christian Rodska
Keep-fit lady: Melinda Walker
Keith Quarmby: Bill Wallis

: 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.

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Alfred Bradley and Helen Nicoll


Unknown: Alfred Bradley
Unknown: Helen Nicoll

: Story Time

Another Self
4: A Job for the Boys

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

withCLIVEROSLIN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Written by: Margaret Phelan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
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
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus

: 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


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Actuality

A series of 13 montage documentaries
2:Mind the Closing Doors
'The subway is for people in a hurry who have nothing to live for.'
'A man was attacking me with a bayonet and I had to shoot him.' 'When they catch a graffiti artist, some cops ask, "Would you rather be arrested or beaten up?"'
A portrait of the New York subway, a transport system in crisis.
Producer BILL TURNBULL BBC Manchester

: Just !!ke You and Me

When the Rot Set In
Johnny Morris calls on 25 years of dealing with animals - and their dealings with him. BBCBristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris

: 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 4W
PhoneOl-[number removed](10. 0 am-5. Opm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime


: The World Tonight

Presented by Philip Short
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Philip Short

: Open University

11.30 Home Support
11.50 Music interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

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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