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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With FR BERNARD BRADY BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Timpson in London and Peter Hobday at the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Mother of All the Behans

Part 4

: News

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 5: Betty Lockwood Getting Equal
What has motivated this woman from a back-to-back in Yorkshire to a seat in the House of Lords?
Baroness Lockwood, former head of the Equal Opportunities Commission, looks at what was lost and gained along the way. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Betty Lockwood
Producer: Liz Jensen

: The Living World

A shrimp that can smash aquarium walls, kick a crab to death, and is one of the fastest movers in the animal world, is among the creatures examined by Peter France, together with the latest natural history news and discoveries.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Peter France
Producer: Tim Grout-Smith

: This Stately Homes Business

4: Blair Castle, Perthshire

: Morning Story

Twelve Red Roses
Written by JOHN BENSON Read by Blain Fairman
From his vantage point Bert could see right along thapath that bordered the lake and ended at the park gates. He tutted impatiently as he saw the time and muttered peevishly,
'2.30! That little idiot will be late for his own funeral.'


Written By: John Benson
Read By: Blain Fairman
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: The Labours of Hercules

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


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Unknown: Marcello Minale
Unknown: Marcello Minale

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'There were never such devoted sisters ... ' - or are they more likely to be competitive, hostile and jealous? In the studio discussion some sisterly experiences are explored. Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Mr Parker Comes to Town byROGER WOOD
In 1932 a wild west-style cowboy descends on Burnley in Lancashire and takes a room with a local family. Rumours abound that he could be a famous outlaw, no less than the partner of the legendary Sundance Kid.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS Stereo


Unknown: Mr Parker
Unknown: Roger Wood
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
R L Parker: Alan MacNaughtan
Ellen Duerden: Stephanie Turner
Maureen: Janettebeverley
Billy: Jason Littler
George: Christopher Scott
Walter: David Timson
Sarah: Anna Jane Casey
Mrs Tatum: Paula Tilbrook
Mrs Hollins: Anne Jameson
Stanley J Ormerod: David Garth
Tommy: David Learner

: 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 Edna Healey and Glyn Worsnip to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Story Time

Earth to Earth (8)

: PM

Presented by Phil Longman and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Phil Longman
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
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
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Hazel Woolley: Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel: Chrisgirmns
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
DetSgt Barry: David Vann
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Miss Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Bunty Hebden: Sheila Allen

: 1885

Stanley Williamson opens the file on life in Cardiff 100 years ago, as it was reflected in the local newspapers. Readers CHRIS KAY and GEOFFREY WHEELER Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stanley Williamson
Readers: Chris Kay
Readers: Geoffrey Wheeler

: 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

9: Second Generation
'I don't want to be white any more, I'm quite happy being black.' 'Integration was the old word we used. That was naive.' 'We could have made it good.
Something sour crept in, I don't know where.'
In August 1964 the Home
Service broadcast Generation of Strangers, a programme about the problems of Asian and West Indian immigrants in the Midlands. A generation later, those same people talk about their lives today.
Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Everett

: Franglais

The lingo de mid-Channel A soap opera en franglais Episode trois: Le Kidnap starring Miles Kington
Alison Steadman , Enn Reitel and Jon Glover
Produit par JENNIE CAMPBELL. Stereo


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

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-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 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?
5: 'God'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

Paul Allen visits Glasgow for Graham Vick 's production of Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne at the Scottish Opera, in a new translation by John Wells.
The programme also includes a review of an exhibition of the Scottish painter J. D. Fergusson who was heavily influenced by the Ballet Russes.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Graham Vick
Translation By: John Wells.
Unknown: J. D. Fergusson
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Mr Lewisham 9: The First Battle


Unknown: Mr Lewisham

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw including a report from the Trades Union Congress in Blackpool
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Musical Life in Restoration England
11.50 Education Bulletin


Unknown: Restoration England

: Big Sounds from Small Peoples

The final programme 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

: * 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.

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