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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIOAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finioan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: A Child of the Jago

Part 2

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

In the past three years over six million people have taken up cycling. Whether you're a cycling commuter, a BMX fanatic, considering a pedal-powered holiday or want to take up cycling as a sport, the studio guests are here to answer your questions. Mandy Jones , 1982 Women's Road Racing
Champion, has just returned from the Tour de France and Alan Leng is Secretary of the Cyclists' Touring Club. In the Chair Jenni Mills
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Mandy Jones
Unknown: Alan Leng

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad.

: Morning Story

What are Neighbours For? Written and read by Henry Livings
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391); Psalm 32;
Isaiah 11, vvl-9; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBCHB 374) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Dance in the Old-Fashioned Way

by William Miller
With Jimmy Chisholm as Willie and Joanna Keddie as Marilyn
Two parents recall their fine romance in a Scottish ballroom; a courtship full of humour, charm and wobbly knees...


Writer: William Miller
Director: James Runcie
Willie: Jimmy Chisholm
Marilyn: Joanna Keddie
Father: Roy Hanlon
Mother: Ellen McIntosh
Jessie: Natasha Gerson

: Wildlife

Drowned birds and rapacious rabbits are among the subjects that Derek Jones considers in another dip into the postbag of listeners' letters.
Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Derek Jones

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Brain of Britain 1985

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain Semi-final 3:
North and Scotland
Chairman Robert Robinson Kenneth Burton
(assistant travel manager)
Patrick Rye (British Telecom accounts clerk)
James Davis (school teacher)
Dr Alistair McCleery (lecturer) Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Kenneth Burton
Unknown: James Davis
Unknown: Dr Alistair McCleery
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Trimble Town Band's Extra Practice (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor 'Sex is the most natural thing in the world '...: what do today's teenagers really think about their relationships?
ANDREA ADAMS has been exploring the views of young people in their mid-teens towards morality and sexuality.
Serial: Murder, Mr Mosley (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Mr Mosley

: The Afternoon Play

The Quartet is the most famous in the country and is all set to make its first tour outside the Iron Curtain. But political ideology and art make uneasy bedfellows, and Anton, the leader, is forced to make a terrible choice on behalf of his colleagues, whether to conform and obey - or face the Music played by the FAIRFIELD QUARTET leader RUTH EHRLICH
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Kartun
Leader: Ruth Ehrlich
Directed By: David Johnston.
Anton: Graham Blockey
Leo: Manning Wilson
Elena: Heather Bell
Nicolae: Shaun Prendergast
Shekal: Brian Smith
Gessler: Robin Summers
Palech: Colin Fisher
Olga: Narissa Knights

: Facing the Music

Bob Prizeman tells the story of the gallery minstrels who played in the old church bands in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Petty tyrants in matters musical, they were feared and respected by parson and people alike, who turned round to 'face the music' coming from the gallery at the back of the church. But though they were bursting with wholehearted zeal for one of their chief delights in life, their performances were often noisy and unwittingly irreverent.
Music by The Madding Crowd Producer STEPHEN SHIPLEY Stereo


Unknown: Bob Prizeman
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Story Time

Laugh with Leacock 2: The Sinking of the 'Mariposa Belle'

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: The Travelling Show


: News

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Ptper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Hazel Woolley: Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Lucy Perks: Tracy-June White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Choirs in Conversation

A Valley Called the Rhondda In the second of three programmes about choral life,
Ian Bradley talks to members of the Treorchy Male Voice Choir about their distinctive musical approach, which springs from the traditions of the mining communities in the Rhondda Valley. ProducerGILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester (R)


Talks: Ian Bradley
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Evening Play

Hiroshima: The Movie by MICHAEL WALL
Forty years after the city's devastation Paul is filming Hiroshima. Sachiko, the tourist guide who is the subject of his film, has a story to tell; but Paul isn't interested in 'stories'. Perhaps the city, which has undergone such change, will make him see things differently.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Kenjiro Hori
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Paul: Bill Paterson
Sachiko: Megumi Shimanuki
Bruce: Robin Summers
Commentator: Blain Fairman
Ex-prisoner of war: David Sinclair
Japanese man: Togo Igawa
Paul's mother: Gwen Cherrell

: In Touch

News and views for people with a visual handicap
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm


Presented By: Peter White

: The Uncommon Touch

'I used to have dirty nails.... I had to be a bit rough.'
Elspeth Bryce Smith tells
Ian Skidmore about the time she rode as John Graham , jockey, in the man's world of flapping races.


Unknown: Elspeth Bryce Smith
Unknown: John Graham
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Welsh Arts Week

Saunders Lewis
Meirion Edwards introduces to an English-speaking audience a major Welsh literary and political figure. At 91 Saunders
Lewis towers over this century's Welsh language literary landscape. As a devoted defender of the Welsh language and culture his impact on the political world has been no less. Producer RICHARD THOMAS BBC Wales


Unknown: Saunders Lewis
Introduces: Meirion Edwards

: A Book at Bedtime

Lady Addle Remembers (7)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Popular Culture

: Music at Night

Elgar miniatures including the Serenade for Strings played by the LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT : records


Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: * 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

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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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