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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman with Anne Brown
4:ToyahWillcox Doing it Her Way
She was picked on at school for having a speech defect and a limp. She never grew taller than four foot 11 inches, and she has one 0-level to her name. With nothing to lose, what could she do but aim for total perfection? Toyah Willcox has made hit records, acted with Olivier, and emerged from the ashes of punk as one of the figureheads of youth culture. She looks at today and tomorrow. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Liz Jensen

: The Living World

Down at the Water-hole
In the dry sands of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, any standing water has a continuing procession of visitors, from the largest elephants to tiny birds - to Chris Mead and Ian McDonald
Presented by John Harrison BBC Bristol


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Ian McDonald
Presented By: John Harrison

: Morning Story

An Old Fool by A.J.S. CRAWFORD Read by Mark Mulholland
' "Mind yer back, sir," shouted a red-headed young Altas, a coffee table by one leg and a dining-room chair by another. The old man moved into the hall.' Producer KATHRYN PORTER BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Mark Mulholland
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: An Act of Worship


: The Labours of Hercules

The Erymanthian Boar
Vincent Kane follows Hercules' adventures in Britain in the summer of 1985. Producer ELI WILLIAMS. BBC Wales


Unknown: Erymanthian Boar
Unknown: Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Letter

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Step Aside Dvorak:
Alan Whicker describes his new world.
Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Alan Whicker

: The Afternoon Play

A Hanging at Hannika by PAULA GRIFFITHS with Lee Montague and David Collings as two travellers on their way to a public execution in the medieval Durrah Valley.
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Paula Griffiths
Unknown: Lee Montague
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Durrah Valley.
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Leonie: Beth Morris
Bozzard: Howell Evans
Old Jane: Nesta Harris
Marika: Jenny Funnell
Tollik: Dillwyn Owen
Cuddy: Ray Handy

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor answers your queries and quibbles.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
Producer FRAN ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Hilary Spurling and Count Nikolai Tolstoy to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Hilary Spurling
Unknown: Count Nikolai Tolstoy

: Story Time

Earth to Earth (3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
BBC Birmingham


Written by: Joanna Toye
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Hazel Woolley: Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Miss Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: 1885

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Durham 100 years ago, as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers GEOFFREY BANKS and PAUL WEBSTER
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Unknown: Paul Webster

: 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
8: Generation of Strangers
'I'd heard that if you rubbed lemon into your skin, it bleached the skin. All I got was a very sore face....'
'Indians use curry and onions to wash themselves....'
'I'm extremely reluctant to employ coloured people because frankly, they're so damned prejudiced themselves....'
First broadcast in August 1964, this documentary looks at the problems of Caribbean and Asian immigrants in the Midlands; their schooling, their job prospects, their social lives.
Actuality next week will reveal what has become of the people who took part in the 21 years since this programme was made. Producer ANNE OWEN BBC Birmingham (R)

: Franglais

The lingo de mid-channel A soap opera en franglais
Episode Deux: Sacha Distel et I 'intellectual francais starring Miles Kington
Alison Steadman , Enn Reitel and Jon Glover
Written par miles KINGTON
Produit par JENNIE CAMPBELL. Stereo


Unknown: Sacha Distel
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Jennie Campbell.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


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? 4: A Careful Criminal 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

David Roper presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer RICHARD DUNN


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Mr Lewisham 4: Manifestations


Unknown: Mr Lewisham

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewellyn
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Tim Llewellyn

: 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 world's smaller nations.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Roger Wallis

: Open University

11.30 Residential Care
11.50 Humour in Classical Music

: 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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