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: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

BBC Birmingham Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: David Hitchinson

: The Memoirs of Mipsie

Part 4

: News

: Six Women

Six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown 6: Barbara Cartland Queen of Romance
Prolific novelist, public campaigner and vitamin crusader, Barbara Cartland is an industry in herself. As a 20s debutante, she discovered the addictiveness of romance and, for more than 60 years, she has been providing the hottest-selling fixes in the world. Producer LIZ JENSEN BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Producer: Liz Jensen

: The Living World

The Big Blob
'We were hauling up from 800 fathoms when we saw on the sonar something very large enveloping the crab-trap. There was a series of hard jerks, the line broke and the trap was lost.' What was the giant creature locked in a tug-of-war with a Bermudian fisherman? Could it have been a giant octopus, 150 feet across from arm tip to arm tip the largest invertebrate on earth? Peter France investigates a mystery from the deep. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol


Unknown: Peter France

: The Family

A series of six programmes about the ways in which families influence their members and help to turn them into the people they eventually become. 1: What is a Family? Presented by Dr Christopher Dare , family therapist and consultant psychiatrist at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals.
0 HELPLINES: pose 77


Presented By: Dr Christopher Dare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Morning Story

Hotels by PETER WHITEBROOK Read by Colin Gourlay
'I work in hotels and know the goodness of an early smoke in the sunshine before the heat from the cookers starts. Then fat'd melt on your hands, let alone car bonnets.'


Read By: Colin Gourlay
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship


: The Labours of Hercules

The Stymphalean Birds
Vincent Kane follows Hercules' adventures in Britain in 1985. Producer ELI WILLIAMS. BBC Wales


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Unknown: Kenneth Shanley

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Women Worldwide
For a book to mark the end of the UN Decade for Women, ten eminent women writers from around the world each visited a different country to assess the lives and positions of women there. The book's editor, Debbie Taylor , talks to contributors including Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta.
Serial: Persuasion (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Debbie Taylor

: The Afternoon Play

Mr Roche , Death and the Cheltenham Gold Cup by JAMES PETTIFER with Bryan Murray as Martin Martin Roche is looking for 'the start', but there are no jobs to be had. A young man fresh off the Irish Mail can soon make friends in the Shamrock Ballroom; and he can soon get drunk - drunk enough, maybe, to throw a punch that kills.
Directed by MiCHAEL HEFFERNAN Stereo


Unknown: Mr Roche
Unknown: James Pettifer
Unknown: Bryan Murray
Unknown: Martin Martin Roche
Directed By: Michael Heffernan
Val: Bernadette Shortt
Shay Parker: Shay Gorman
Brendan: Shane Connaughton
Mick: Chris Dunne
Paddy White: Tony Doyle
Henry Fly nn: Michael Loughnan
Charlie Lyle: John Hollis
Eddy: James MacPherson
Clerk of Works/Bookmaker: Alan Dudley
Moneylender/Hotel Manager: Allan McClelland
Landlady: June Tobin
Drunk: Shea Fox

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House. London WIA 1AA
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Celia Haddon and Jeremy Lewis to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBCBristol


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Jeremy Lewis
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Story Time

Life and Other Punctures (4)

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by MARGARET PHELAN
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Margaret Phelan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Hazel Woolley: Jan Cox
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gitnns
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauune Seville
Martha Woodford: Molue Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington

: Jumbo the Elephant

On 15 September 1885 an elephant was hit by a train in Western Ontario. So ended the life of Jumbo, the world's most famous pachyderm, whose name became synonymous with awesome size....
Narrated by Bob Docherty Readers BRIAN GEAR.
Producer BRIAN MILLER. BBCBristol


Unknown: John Linstrum
Unknown: Richard Morgan
Producer: Brian Miller.

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 10.0am)

: Actuality

10: 200 Miles North
'When people hear the word jazz, they immediately think of Kenny Ball , or people in funny hats with red noses, falling about, not using any music.... but things moved on.' 'It's funny people's attitudes, because it's romantic, sweet, energetic, dirty, sexy, anything you want.'
'I think that just as discotheques became the order of the day, live music will rise again; I think people will demand it.'
A visit to the hot-bed of jazz in the north - Manchester's
Band On The Wall - to meet
Ken, Pete, Ray, Steve and Andy, as they put the shine on their highly polished jazz-funk band New Shoes, and seek a future for their music.
Producer PETER GRIFFITHS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kenny Ball
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Franglais

The lingo de mid-Channel A soap opera en franglais
Episode Quatre - French Cricket est Dangereux 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?

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 WIA4WW Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

The Woman Who Rode Away (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background analysis and comment
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Home Design
11.50 Organic Chemistry

: Alias Jack Higgins

His wife and family call him Harry Patterson. His more intellectual fans say he's really James Graham. But thriller-readers all around the world know him as the incomparable Jack Higgins , author of a string of best-sellers from The Eagle has Landed to the more recent Confessional.
So who does Jock Gallagher talk to when he visits the beautiful house overlooking St Aubin's Bay on the tax-haven island of Jersey?


Unknown: Harry Patterson.
Unknown: James Graham.
Unknown: Jack Higgins
Unknown: Jock Gallagher
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: * 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.

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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