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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Farmers and country dwellers tackle the topics most on their minds.


Producer: Liz Rigbey

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

On a day when the Irish Rugby Union team entertains the Fijians, Great Britain's Rugby League team tackles New
Zealand in the first of three
Tests. Football league leaders Manchester United take on Liverpool and golfs Dunhill Cup moves towards a climax. Tony Lewis rises early to catch the mood of the sporting weekend. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to holidays, travel and leisure with help from Robin Dewhurst , Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Talking Politics

If no political party wins a clear majority at the next general election, HM The Queen may be faced with some hard choices.
What are her powers? What are the precedents? And how best can the Monarchy maintain its tradition of being above politics? Anthony Howard ,
Deputy Editor of The Observer, chairs a discussion on the constitutional role of the Monarchy.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting and featuring The 1984-85 Unit Trust Investor of the Year (Details on Monday at 10.0 am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

(Details on Mon at 6. 30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

Sir Peter Hall
Germaine Greer
The Rt Hon Christopher Chataway
David Bernstein


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Christopher Chataway
Unknown: David Bernstein

: The Afternoon Play

The Albatross and the Elephant Eggs by HARRY BARTON
In early 1945 the war on the seas around Japan was at its height and Purbright, an officer on a British aircraft carrier, was kept busy looking after 500 elephant eggs, dodging Kamikazes and finishing his pantomime. But
Purbright's letters home take on a sombre quality after news of the apocalyptic bomb.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland (R) Revised Stereo


Unknown: Harry Barton
Played By: Geoffrey Collins
Played By: Mark Rolston
Played By: Michael Jenner
Unknown: Scott Cherry
Pianist: Mark Straker
Pianist: Mary Nash
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Clementina: Ingrid Craigie
Purbright: Shaun Scott
Daddy: William Gaunt
Captain: Duncan Carse
Engineering officer: Brett Usher
Commander: Henry Stamper
Stewart: Jonstrickland
Berry: Christopher Ettridge

: Options

3.0 Ellison Street Revisited In 1956 GORDON COOPER was among the youngsters at Ellison Street Junior School photographed after passing the 11-plus exam. This year they are 40, having lived their lives in the welfare state introduced by the 1945 Labour government. In the second of four programmes Gordon talks to his classmates about their education, and asks a former teacher from Ellison Street, NEVILLE WEST, how typical their experiences have been. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (R)
3.30 France Extra! 2: L 'Auvergne Ou est situee Chaudes-Aigues? JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN MICHEL DUFFRENE explain how to describe where you live and discover why the majority of Chaudes-Aigues inhabitants don't need a boiler. Also, CHANTAL CUER finds that the Auvergne is rich not only in natural mineral water but in French politicians too. (Book £5. 50; pack of three cassettes £8.95 plus VAT)
4.0 iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 2: Where Is It? with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUELPENARANDA Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (Book, £4. 95; tutors' notes. £2.75; cassettes 1, 2 and 3, 93.74each; records I and 2, £2.88 each; record 3, E3.39)
4.30 Deutsch direkt! A 20-part radio and television German course for beginners based on conversations and interviews recorded and filmed in West Germany and Austria. 2: Volltanken, bitte With SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA
(Book. £5.95; three cassettes, 75 each, from booksellers)


Unknown: Gordon Cooper
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Producer: Jean Michel
Script By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla

: The Saturday Feature

The Oldest Profession
(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am)

: Home-ing In

considers the kitchen, makes points on the plumbing and looks at the lagging, as well as dealing with other DIY problems brought by the audience at Settle in Yorkshire. The team of experts are
Peter Harper , lecturer in art and design; Jack Widgery , colour consultant for ICI/Dulux; and John Armitage , architect. Introduced by Marjorie Lofthouse


Unknown: Peter Harper
Design: Jack Widgery
Design: John Armitage
Introduced By: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Music of Work

(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news

: News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Actuality

A series of montage documentaries Going Red
'You have to be a bit of an idiot really to be a redcoat ... you've got to make a wally of yourself.' 'Fifteen hours a day, six days a week for five months, trying to be the life and soul of the place does take its toll.'
'If there's a perfect job for me, this is it ... if I could just get my feet to stop aching.'
The hi-de-hi's and low-de-lows of new redcoats at Butlin's Skegness.
Producer JULIE SIMMONS BBC Manchester (R)

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS
Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less-familiar and including some recent releases.
(Rev broadcast on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Odysseus on an Iceberg

by Alick Rowe
with and
What really happened to Odysseus? Why did he take so long sailing home? And what did Penelope really think of her 112 suitors?
BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0 pm) Stereo


Writer: Alick Rowe
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Odysseus: Hugh Dickson
Penelope: June Barrie
Bow: Eric Allan
Stroke: Alex Jennings
Eurylochus: Neil Stacy
Telemachus: Timothy Bentinck
Eumaeus: David March
Eurycleia: Margot Boyd
Demoptolemus: Andrew Hilton
Eurydamus: Geoffrey Bateman
Dermatitis: Paul Nicholson
Alopecia: Maggie McCarthy
Polly Cyclops: Mark Straker
Circe: Angela Phillips
Nausicaa: Melinda Walker
Phaea: Jilly Bond
Medon: Patrick Malahide
Arete: Holly Wilson
Chorus: Christian Rodska
Chorus: Stephen Thorne

: News

: Evening Service

Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); Magnificat;
II Timothy 2, vv 11-21;
The God of love my Shepherd is (BBC HB 474) Stereo

: Soundings

The series which examines a topical, religious or moral issue. Presented by Ted Harrison Producer DAVID COOMES
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Presented By: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Wow Show

(Details on Friday at 12.27pm) Stereo

: * 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.

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.

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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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