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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
66.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News Kead by DAVID SYMONDS 7-?5*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: David Symonds

: News

: taking Parks

: Pirate Radio 4

Steve Blacknell takes over the airwaves with continuous entertainment, including: Top 40 album tracks Jingles from The Mint Juleps Doctor Who: two episodes of Slipback by Eric Saward Adrian Mole gives advice on art, culture and politics written by Sue Townsend read by Nicholas Barnes Three episodes of the comic strip Lill the Biker written by Clive Riche all characters played by Miriam Margolyes Short features on the music scene Griff Rhys Jones reads Roald Dahl Clips from current comedy shows Spoof one-man movies by Paul B. Davies Street Entertainer of the Year direct from Covent Garden Short feature on pop magazines Phone-in to [number removed]to take part in quizzes. Prizes include radios, albums, books and T-shirts. Frank Tubbs at the Arts Desk Live guests in the studio Music and special effects by the BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo
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Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Adrian Mole
Written By: Sue Townsend
Read By: Nicholas Barnes
Written By: Clive Riche
Played By: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Frank Tubbs
The Doctor: Colin Baker
peri: Nicola Bryant
Computer: Jane Carr
Grant: Jon Glover
Bates: Nick Revell
Mutant: Alan Thompson
Slam: Valentine Dyall

: The Living World

Pets as therapy, the unique
Plants of Napoleon's last refuge and the blue caves of the Bahamas are among the topics Peter France investigates, together with the latest in natural history news and discoveries.
Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story Cutting a Long Story Short

Read by Patricia Hayes
Now you're not to worry about a thing. You've had a bit of a stroke that's all, and you're in St Mary's Hospital, but you'll be out of here in no time at all.' BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Carol Ann Frazer
Read By: Patricia Hayes

: An Act of Worship

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

: Teach Yourself News-Speak

The last of the series in which 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

Big and Little (4)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Lost Children
GABRIELLE MCPHEDRAN talks tO the adopted children who decide to find out the truth about their original parents, particularly their mothers. For many, the results are surprising.
Serial: Joanna Godden (14)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Gabrielle McPhedran
Unknown: Joanna Godden

: The Afternoon Play

The Man who Believed in Fairies by A. EWART HUTTON
Holidaying in a remote part of Scotland, Judy and her husband Mike encounter and become obsessed with a fellow hotel guest. This encounter, and the magical qualities of the stranger, will finally affect their lives for ever.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Unknown: A. Ewart Hutton
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Euan Henderson: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Purvis: Christopher Good
Judy Purvis: Karen Archer
Myerson: David March
Ellen McPhail: Tessa Worsley

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor , together with specialist experts and the BBC Reference Library, answers your queries and quibbles.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC. Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA
Producer FRAN ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Michael Nicholson and Amanda Theunissen to pick some paperbacks
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Broadcaston Sunday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Nicholson
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen

: Story Time

The Age of Illusion by RONALD BLYTHE abridged and read in seven parts by Peter France
Some glimpses of Britain between the wars 1: A Great Day for Westminster Abbey Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Unknown: Peter France

: 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

Half an hour of reports from BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
ClarrieGrundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
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. BBC Bristol Send your letters to:
Any Answers? BBC. BristolBS82LR


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

: Actuality

A series of 13 montage documentaries
3: You and Whose Army?
'You've got to be a hard nut.... I've laughed at people who've hit me across the head with a bottle.'
'The word bouncer - none of us like it.... my actual job title is reception supervisor.'
'Minding people, minding dancefloors, moving in at the right time, sorting trouble.... it's all an art.'
A meeting of minders, from the owners of those silhouettes that block out the light in nightclub doorways to the watchful figures who walk just one step behind the celebrities. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Just Like You and Me

Over the Permitted Level
Johnny Morris discovers a replacement for the breathalyser - in the form of a bactrian camel. BBC Bristol


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 WlA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Nigel Rees

: Scottish Arts Week

The New Tradition
In many Scottish communities there is a tremendous revival of interest in real traditional music and instruments but, as John Purser discovers, part of the excitement in that revival lies in the fact that nobody has decided what the real tradition is.
BBC Scotland. Stereo
('On the Road, to the Isles 'tomorrow at 9.45pm)


Unknown: John Purser

: A Book at Bedtime

The McGuffln (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Philip Short
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Philip Short

: Open University

11.30 17th-century England: Women (2)
11.50 Subculture consumption (The Mods)

: * am 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.

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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