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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, and weather

: Today

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


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Hitchinson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]: Films and Filming

Whether you're mad about Hollywood musicals, wild about westerns, or just fascinated by the world of cinema, here's your chance to pit your wits against the experts and find out what goes on behind the big screen. Barry Norman is in the Chair and you can put your questions to him and his two guests, Verity Lambert , director of production at Thorn EMI, and film critic Tom Hutchinson.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8. am


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Verity Lambert
Unknown: Tom Hutchinson.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad

: Morning Story

A Nice Long Chat by NORA WINDRIDGE
Read by June Barrie
'Two little girls so alike that they might have been sisters....' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27); Psalm 143; John 4, vv 46-54; Soldiers of Christ arise (BBC HB 366). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Dead with Anna Liffey Knockers by TONY BROWNE
It is one thing to go on about Joyce and complain about vulgarity in present-day suburban Dublin. It is quite another to be faced with a local radio presenter who has turned up to broadcast live from your home.
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Anna Liffey
Unknown: Tony Browne
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Michael/Mr Hannigan: Gerard McSorley
Boscoe KEVIN FLOOD: Lily Marcellariordan
Mrs Connigan/Mrs Farrell: Margaret D'Arcy
Mrs Doyle: Trudy Kelly

: Wildlife

'Why do domestic cats bring back their prey to the house?'
'Are nest sites used by the same pair of birds each year?'
Michael Clegg , Alan Davison and Peter Evans claw their way through another batch of listeners' questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday) Stereo


Unknown: Michael Clegg
Unknown: Alan Davison
Unknown: Peter Evans
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Paul Clark with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Paul Clark

: Round Britain Quiz

A further series of the programme Descartes never missed ... in which Irene Thomas and Eric Korn indulge in cerebral callisthenics with a team from Scotland represented by Robin Duff and Douglas Gifford
Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Robin Duff
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sally and the Magic Rattle 2: The Crying Baby

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor How do you teach 5-year-old children to protect themselves against something they don't understand - sexual assault?
JUDI SWALLOW reports on Michele Eliot 's Child Assault Prevention Programme, which has already been taught to 1,500 children in schools in Britain. Serial: Bilgewater(9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Michele Eliot

: The Afternoon Play

Monkeyman by BERNARD BROWN
There are cheaper private dicks than Dan Daner - and better. But could they unravel the mystery of the station locker, the dirty pictures and the porcelain monkey? Someone must be lying; is it the actress, the film producer, the night-club boss or the big-shot industrialist?
Directed by MICHAEL HEFFERNAN Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Dan Daner
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Dan Daner: David Baxt
Mr Grossteste: Peter Woodthorpe
Lewinsky: Don Fellows
Vellone: William Roberts
Patricia: Kate Harper
Gaylord: Adrian Egan
Capt Hagstone: Ed Bishop
Randolph: Alan Tilvern
Messenger: David Learner

: Taking Sides at the Radio Festival

Last month 300 people who work in radio spent two days in Bristol at the 1985 Radio
Festival, discussing the state of broadcasting and its future. At the end they were joined by a group of listeners to thrash out issues on both sides of the microphone in a debate moderated by Paul Sieghart. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Paul Sieghart.
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Story Time

Slow Boats to China (7)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: The Man Who Was Comedy

A series of three features on the work of George S. Kaufman


Unknown: George S. Kaufman

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Getting Off Heroin

More and more young people are being tempted to experiment with heroin. Some become firm addicts - and for them the consequences are severe. But how can they be helped, and what kind of experience are they likely to go through?
Frances Donnelly talks to former addicts and to people who work in treatment centres about the process of breaking the habit, where the real problem is not so much to cleanse the body as to commit the mind. As one man puts it: 'I liked being not myself.'


Talks: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: This Stately Homes Business

A series which profiles some of Britain's privately-owned stately homes.
2: Holker Hall , Cumbria
The home of Mr and Mrs Hugh Cavendish offers a busy schedule of events which include hot-air ballooning, carriage-driving trials and historic vehicle rallies.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Holker Hall
Unknown: Mrs Hugh
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Brainwaves

Margaret Percy investigates different aspects of education. This week:
Teacher Appraisal from Haywards Heath to Little Rock, Arkansas.
The 'Action Plan' in Scotland: confusion looms over the new-style exam.
And, for the literary hedonist as well as the serious researcher, a reader's ticket to some less than public libraries.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday on VHF/FM)


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Haywards Heath

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed] (Send four large SAEsfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: The Uncommon Touch

'It's escapism, it's adventure, the adrenalin's flowing....'
Brede Arkless, mother of eight children and an Alpine guide, explains the joys of mountaineering to Ian Skidmore.


Unknown: Ian Skidmore.
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Dr Wortle's School (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewelyn
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Tim Llewelyn

: Music at Night

A sinfonia, an Italian cantata and a concerto
EMMA KIRKBY (soprano)


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Elements of Music

: * 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.

BBC Guidance

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