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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead 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
Jead by David SYMONDS
7.25* 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Roger Parry
Unknown: David Symonds
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: A Child of the Jago

Part 9

: News

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman with Anne Brown
2: Elisabeth Frink - Watching an Instinct
The family joke goes that it
Wasn't until Liz fell off a horse that she began to do interesting things. Her sculptures are uncompromisingly male -
Predators and killers, watchers and sufferers, wielders and Victims of power Dame
Elisabeth Frink has spent years observing men and beasts. Producer LIZ JENSEN "Be Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Elisabeth Frink
Unknown: Elisabeth Frink
Producer: Liz Jensen

: The Living World

Making Scents of the Nose
What is the connection between Beethoven, Picasso and the sense of smell? Dr Gary Lynch from the University of California suggests that cats. dogs, monkeys and man owe a large part of their intelligence to their noses.
Presented by Peter France Producer MELINDA BARKER BBe Bristol


Unknown: Dr Gary Lynch
Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Melinda Barker

: Morning Story

Best of Three by SIDNEY THOMAS
Read by Don Maclean Producer GWYN Richards BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Sidney Thomas
Read By: Don MacLean
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: An Act of Worship


: The Prophet of Opium

Thomas De Quincey


Unknown: Thomas de Quincey

: The Labours of Hercules

Hydra Vincent Kane follows Hercules' adventures in Britain in the summer of 1985. BBC Wales


Unknown: Hydra Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell
(For Fact Sheet No 33, write to You and Yours, BBC, Room 726 Broadcasting House, London W1A IAA)


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by tim MUNRO (R) Stereo


Presented By: Tim Munro

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor First Impressions:
What does a newborn baby make of the world around it? How much do babies understand? Can they think?
JENNY STUART reports on the work being done at Edinburgh University in neonatal psychology.
Serial: Bilgewater (6)


Unknown: Jenny Stuart

: The Afternoon Play: Clagthorpe Viva

Clagthorpe Viva by Bruce Bedford with John Duttine, Jack May and Magnus Magnusson asking the questions.
Harold Jarrold, balloon designer from Clagthorpe in Yorkshire, has won his way through to the final of the television quiz show Superbrain. The morning of the contest finds Harold atop the regal slag-heap that overlooks Arkwright's Balloon Factory.
The townsfolk know Harold can win. But he isn't so sure....


Director: Peter Kosminsky
Harold: John Duttine
Narrator: Jack May
Mam: Linda Polan
Grandad: George Cooper
Trish: Penelope Freeman
Himself: Magnus Magnusson
Father: John Rapley
Mr Potter: Bryan Pringle
Eddy: Sean Arnold
Bus conductor: Brian Miller
Old crone: Jean Hastings

: Enquire Within

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


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson

: A Good Read

Brian Gear with Margaret Howard and Johnny Morris


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Story Time

Slow Boats to China (4)

: PM

Presented by Carole West and Robert Williams
continued on VHF,FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Carole West
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1985


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by ANDY RASHLEIGH
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Andy Rashleigh
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
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: Allson Dowling
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Hazel Woolley: Jancox
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
DetSgt Barry: Davld Vann
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: 1885

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Penzance 100 years ago, as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers


Readers: Delia Corrie

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 10.0am)


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Actuality

A series of montage documentaries
6: No Vulgarity Tonight
A steamy evening in the hairy arms of Frank Pearson , alias Foo Foo Lammar , Manchester drag artist and nightclub owner.
Actuality eavesdrops on stag parties and hen parties in Foo
Foo's palace, home of the Dance of the Ruptured Cucumber - and other exotic rituals.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Frank Pearson
Unknown: Foo Foo Lammar
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Just Like You and Me

Very Much like You and Me In Johnny Morris 's days as a farm manager he soon found out that even the milk cow is very much like you and me. 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 WIA 4 WW
Phone [number removed](10,0 am-5, 0 pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: A Wolf in Frog's Clothing

A series of unlikely stories by ALPHONSE ALLAIS
English translation by MILES
KINGTON Alphonse Allais was the man who invented the frosted glass aquarium tank for shy fish. He was also a humorous writer whose bizarre pieces appeared in Parisian magazines and newspapers at the turn of the century. Allais is now little known or admired in his own country. Might his humour be too English for French tastes? 2: Anything They Can Do.... and Other Tales
Read by Christopher Godwin Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Stories By: Alphonse Allais
Unknown: Kington Alphonse Allais
Read By: Christopher Godwin
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Dr Wortle's School (6)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewelyn
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Tim Llewelyn

: Big Sounds from Small Peoples

The third of six programmes in which Roger Wallis traces the development of transistorised radios and cassette players and its impact on the ethnic music of some of the smaller nations. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Wallis

: Open University

11.30 Progress in Ageing Research
11.50 Organic Chemistry

: 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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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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