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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The programme which takes you into the countryside. Producer uzrigbey

: In Perspective

with Johnston McKay


Unknown: Johnston McKay

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks to Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Barry Norman settles into the critic's chair as the opening titles roll on the football season.
The Road to Mexico: an epic contest of passion, rivalry and greed played out for high stakes. Also a location report from Edgbaston on the latest remake of The Ashes and our man in Moscow previews the European version of Chariots of Fire, a two-part thriller set in the Lenin Stadium. Gaffer Dave Gordon.


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Dave Gordon

: News

: Click

3: The Glamour of the Camera
Commercial photographer Peter Myers talks about his appetising food pictures. Confused by the choice of films for your camera? Ron Spillman explains.
Written and presented by Ken Blakeson
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (R)


Talks: Peter Myers
Unknown: Ron Spillman
Presented By: Ken Blakeson
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Profile

Michael Woodhead talks to
Hank Wangford , the country and western singer.


Talks: Michael Woodhead
Unknown: Hank Wangford
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: News Stand

with Linda Christmas Producer MAGGIE REDFERN


Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Talking Politics

Anthony Howard , Deputy
Editor of The Observer, joins the Chairman of the Conservative Party. The Rt Hon
John Gummer , mp, at his west London home to talk about the things he enjoys doing when he can escape from the pressures of Parliament and Central Office. Producer JUUAN COLES


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: John Gummer
Producer: Juuan Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

Presented by Jeanine McMullen (Details on Monday at 10.0 am)


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: Quote... Unquote

(Details on Monday at 6. 30pm) Stereo

: News

: Telling Tales

Frank Delaney has been in search of tales, wherever they are told.
3: The Story-Telling Society Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Afternoon Play

Modes of Discourse by TERENCE LEWIS
Families often have difficulties in speaking to each other and when Mum has a stroke the problems of communication become acute. Registrar geoffreycoluns


Unknown: Terence Lewis
Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood.
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Narissa Knights
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Mum: With Patricia Hayes
Tony: Nicholas Le Prevost
Ben: And David Sinclair
Alice: Helena Breck
GP: William Hope

: Options

3.0 Regional Arts A series of eight programmes on the arts outside London 3: Opera and Dance Opera and ballet are often considered somewhat elitist forms of entertainment, yet new companies are filling halls all over the country. DEREK PARKER talks to dancers and singers about their audiences. Producers DENNIS SIMMONS and MICHAEL LAWTON
3.30 Back on Course This week MARGARET KORVING meets ex-steel workers in Rotherham and new graduates converting to electronics at the Polytechnic of Wales; and visits Shrewsbury which offers one-and two-year courses in furniture craft and design.
4.0 Brainwaves In the first of six weekly magazines, MARGARET PERCY examines the changing world of education.
4.30 Euromagazine A series of reports in Spanish, French, German and Italian Deutsche Ausgabe (2) Stimme der Jugend mit SABINE MICHAEL Und LUTZ UEBELT Manuskript LUTZ LIEBELT Regie IRIS SPRANKLING (R)


Talks: Derek Parker
Producers: Dennis Simmons
Producers: Michael Lawton
Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Lutz Uebelt
Unknown: Lutz Liebelt
Unknown: Iris Sprankling

: Radio Active

with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Michael Fenton-Stevens
Geoffrey Perkins , Philip Pope


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope

: Great Gardens

(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am) 0 HELPLINES: page 69

: Guyler Galore

The Shop at Sly Corner; ITMA; Just Fancy; The Beatles; Sykes; Please, Sir; The Spinners; The Men from the Ministry
Deryck Guyler recalls his 50 years in the entertainment business, in conversation with Gordon Clyde.
* HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Uncommon Touch

with Brede Arkless
(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Aspects of the Fringe

Songs, sketches and monologues, a selection of the best of the 1985 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

: News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: With Great Pleasure

David Daiches presents his personal choice of poetry and prose.
(Details on Friday at 9.5am) Stereo


Unknown: David Daiches

: Vintage Cider

A two-part celebration of Laurie Lee 's classic Cider with Rosie 2: An End to Hunger
In this second programme, he and his family talk to
Marjorie Lofthouse about life after Cider.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Baker's Dozen with Richard Baker

Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Box of Tricks by J.C. WILSHER
The Tempora is a computer that can be used in the home, in the office and even in the front-line of nuclear targetting.
Consequently many people want it - at whatever cost....
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0pm) Stereo


Unknown: J.C. Wilsher
Directed By: James Runcie
as Steve Williams with: Robin Summers
and as Maria Wolinski: Mia Soteriou
Proctor: Christopher Douglas
RossMcKendrick: Stuart Milllgan
Leszek: Simon Hewitt
Jerzy: Jamie Roberts
Peter: Adrian Egan
Manager: Jane Leonard
Bates: Bernard Brown
Miguel: David Learner
Jesus: David Sinclair

: Philomel

The nightingale is a small shy bird whose glory is its song. Narrator Andrew Sachs Readings by BARRY PAINE Written and compiled by KATE TIFFIN. BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Tiffin.

: News

: Evening Service

Now the day is over (BBC HB 419); 0 for a closer walk with God (Stanford); Psalm 4; Round me falls the night (BBC HB 422) Stereo

: Animal Language

8: Mothers and Babies
Tony Pooley , St Lucia Game Reserve, Natal; Gillian Sales , King's College, London;
Margaret Vince , Cambridge University; and Elizabeth Walser , Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, eavesdrop on the intimate conversations between mothers and offspring.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Unknown: Tony Pooley
Unknown: Gillian Sales
Unknown: Margaret Vince
Unknown: Elizabeth Walser
Narrator: David Attenborough

: Science Now - In Passing

Colin Tudge visits the laboratories of Strathclyde
University where scientists are attempting to persuade microbes to produce yet more types of foods and a host of other novel biological materials.


Unknown: Colin Tudge

: The Million Pound Radio Show

(Details on Friday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: * 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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