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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, 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 Read by DAVID SYMONDS
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 Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

What are the benefits of belonging to a trade union and have these been eroded by recent legislation? Does biggest mean strongest, or do individuals stand a better chance of getting their voices heard in small unions? Norman Willis , General
Secretary of the TUC, and John Lloyd , Industrial Editor of The Financial Times, answer your questions.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair. Produced by the Woman Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Norman Willis
Unknown: John Lloyd

: Morning Story

Tomatoes by IVOR WILSON
Read by Malcolm Hebden Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Read By: Malcolm Hebden
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

nem, pl7; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); Psalm 103; John 6, vv 25-40; Alleluia! sing to Jesus (BBC HB 197) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Morning Room by MICHAEL ARDrrn
The funeral may be over, but Mother refuses to die as Sarah and Ralph lacerate themselves over their memories....
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Directed By: Richard Wortley
Sarah: Anna Massey
Ralph: Hugh Dickson
Aunt Ursula: Pauline Letts

: Wildlife

Zoo - Cage or Coffin?
Eleven million people visited Britain's zoos last year - but is what they see good for them - or for the animals? Do zoos help or hinder the preservation of species?
Brian Bertram of London Zoo, Stefan Ormrod of the RSPCA and John Barzdo of the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Unit debate the issues raised by listeners. Presented by Derek Jones Producer TIM GROUT-SMITH BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday) Stereo


Unknown: Brian Bertram
Unknown: Stefan Ormrod
Unknown: John Barzdo
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Tim Grout-Smith

: 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 the West of England, represented by Dr W.M.S. 'Wild Bill' Russell and crime writer Jessica Mann. Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Jessica Mann.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Karen Ostle
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Mr Milk Bottle (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Put it on Record!
LYN ARMSTRONG talks to three women who have successfully broken into the male-dominated rock music business:
Carol Wilson , general manager of A & R (artists and repertoire) at WEA; record producer Ann Dudley ; and Gail Colson , who runs her own management company. Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat by J.M. SCOTT abridged in ten episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Nigel Hawthorne (1) Swimming always brought
Bordas peace, so when things went badly wrong with his plans to live in Portugal, he knew there was a simple way out. It only needed courage.
(Music: Saint-Saens's Morceau de Concert)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Lyn Armstrong
Unknown: Carol Wilson
Producer: Ann Dudley
Producer: Gail Colson
Unknown: J.M. Scott
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Nigel Hawthorne

: The Afternoon Play

Cricket's a Mug's Game by PAUL ANGELIS
People mark the oddest anniversaries, but a dinner to celebrate a mugging in the West Indies seems particularly perverse. The four people involved still bear some scars and maybe the reunion is meant to be some sort of exorcism.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Directed By: Jane Morgan
Mac: Don Henderson
Brian: David Sinclair
Rodjer: David Collings
Deidre: And Mia Soteriou
Lou: Robin Summers
Lillian: Elaine Claxton
First mugger/Police inspector: Norman Beaton
Second mugger: Christopher Douglas
Third mugger: David Learner

: Robinson's Choice

Robert Robinson presents his selection of the best of light verse, with the help of Diana Bishop , John Rowe , Gary Watson and Instant Sunshine
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Gary Watson

: Story Time

Earth to Earth
Written and read by John Cornwell (1) abridged in nine parts by MICHAEL BOWEN
In September 1975 the bodies of two brothers and their sister were found shot dead on a remote farm in mid-Devon. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Read By: John Cornwell
Unknown: Michael Bowen
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The Man Who Was Comedy

The work of George S. Kaufman


Unknown: George S. Kaufman

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: A Perfectly Colossal Time

A chronicle of Clara Butt's impact on King Edward's Antipodean Dominions.
Researched and presented by Andrew Green


Presented By: Andrew Green
Producer: Janet Thomas

: This Stately Homes Business

3: Bowood House, Wiltshire,
Home of the Earl ofShelburne Set in a magnificent 100-acre park designed by Capability Brown, Bowood House has an intriguing architectural history, and contains an important collection of water-colours and drawings, as well as an exhibition of silver and Indiana collected by the fifth marquess when he was Viceroy of India. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Producer: Anne Hinds

: Brainwaves

School governing-bodies will be expected to include parent members from this September. But will they be trained?
Will they be able to influence school policies?
Margaret Percy investigates the case of the parents who resigned because they weren't prepared for a political battle.
Also 'Peace Studies' - is there an attempt by certain teachers to indoctrinate pupils with left-wing ideology? Producer SIMON MAJOR
(Re-broadcast next Saturday on VHFIFMonly)


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White ProducerTHENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm


Presented By: Peter White

: The Uncommon Touch

The last of five programmes 'The Earth is our mother, she cares for us, she is alive and breathing.'
Tim McCartney follows the Red Indian philosophy and is an apprentice medicine-man.
He lives in a tepee on Anglesey and it's there Ian Skidmore meets him.


Unknown: Tim McCartney
Unknown: Ian Skidmore
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Kaleidoscope

Margaret Walters presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Margaret Walters
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Mr Lewisham
2: The Scandalous Ramble


Unknown: Mr Lewisham

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: The Geology of the Planets

: Music at Night

Mozart Eine kleine
Nachtmusik; Horn Concerto Nol.inD

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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.

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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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