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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North West by Charlie Guest of Radio Cumbria

: Prayer for the Day

with John Stacy-Marks BBC Wales

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusions.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Lively conversation between the personalities in this week's news
Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings, investment, mortgages, insurance, social security and the financial problems of everyday life.
Don't forget The 1985-6 Unit Trust Investor of the Year competition, closing date 1 November.
Details from: Money Box, BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Home from Home by GRAHAM EDWARDS
Read by Sion Probert
Moving house is always an upset. But for the little boy, the journey to Kent is like a trip to outer space - hostile and full of danger.


Read By: Sion Probert
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Reading: Genesis 1
Hymns: Immortal, invisible
(BBC HB 10); We give immortal praise; Lead us Heavenly Father (BBC HB 307) BBC Wales

: Down Your Way

Chrysanthemums, dry suits, snuff-taking and war reporting are some of the ingredients of today's programme, when Brian Johnston visits Wellington in Somerset.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

Schools programmes for this week are re-broadcasts of last week's programmes, for the benefit of those who were on half-term.
11.0 Music Makers Swashbuckling for Beginners (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING
11.20 Let's Move!
5: Old MacDonald Goes to Town Presenter SHEELAGH GILBEY
11.40 Look and Read Programme 5
11.50 Poetry Corner
5: Wake up! It Breakfast Time


Unknown: Jill Shilling
Presenter: Sheelagh Gilbey

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Fleur Adcock Readers PENELOPE LEE and ANTHONY HYDE
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Presented By: Readers Penelope Lee
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Top of the Form

The nationwide general knowledge contest for schools. First Round
8: Wales Monkton House School, Cardiff v Oakdale School, Oakdale,
Blackwood Questionmasters
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Blackwood Questionmasters
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: It's 's Hallowe 'en! Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Storyteller WILLIE RUSHTON Today's story: 'King Jolly and the Broomstick' by SARAH MORCOM Script by LEE PRESSMAN
2.5 Playtime Friends Presenters LOLA YOUNG and ANDREW BRANCH (Re-broadcast on Thurs at 10.10am)
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2, Programme 1 I'm Hungry
2.40 Radio Shop A weekly review of educational material on sale For information ring [number removed]
2.45 Radio Club TOMMY BOYD and the Radio Club team scour the country to find interesting items for all you Radio Club members (Re-broadcaston Wedat 11.45am)


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Sarah Morcom
Script By: Lee Pressman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anne Nightingale All Rapped Up!
Rapping, reggae, toasting, hip-hop - they're all part of black culture, but usually associated with male performers. LYNN
ARMSTRONG talks to some women claiming a slice of the action. Serial: The Bonsai Tree byMEIRACHAND
Read by Heather Bell (3)


Introduced By: Anne Nightingale
Read By: Heather Bell

: The Afternoon Play


: Kaleidoscope

Robert Hewison presents today's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Robert Hewison

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID HITCHINSON including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

The questions that matter about the stories that matter, put to the people that matter - Richard Ingrams. Alan Coren ,
Anne Diamond and Henry Blofeld - by the questionmaster who sometimes matters a bit, Barry Took
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON


Unknown: Richard Ingrams.
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Anne Diamond
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Village of Death

When bubonic plague reached the Derbyshire village of Eyam in 1665, it struck with a vengeance. But instead of running away. the villagers stayed put in self-imposed quarantine to prevent the pestilence spreading. Nearly all of them died ... Phil Smith examines the story of their heroism - and its ultimate irony. Producer Liz Jensen BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm) HEAR THIS! page 26


Presenter: Phil Smith
Producer: Liz Jensen

: Science Now

How do volcanoes erupt under water? What enables life to exist at pressures a thousand times greater than the air we live in? And why are many oceanographers forsaking their ships and taking to space to learn more about the world's seas? Peter Evans talks to scientists at the Scripps
Institute of Oceanography in California about these and other deep-sea problems.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Talks: Peter Evans

: The Monday Play

Deceptions by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Phyllida Nash as Felicity and George Baker as George Felicity and George are meeting for the first time. It is an arranged meeting, but for what purpose? And which one is practising a deception on the other? Or are they both playing the same game?
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD
(Rebroadcast next Sunday). Stereo


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Phyllida Nash
Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: George Felicity
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Col Tuff: Brian Smith
Chief: Garard Green
Basil Cook: Gordon Reid
Jane: Avril Clark
Ferdy: Harold Kasket
Philip: Adam Godley
Owyn: Alice Fraser
Muriel: Barbara Atkinson
Robert: Peter Wickham
Howard: Adrian Egan
Mrs Tuff: Paddy Turner
Mrs Mace: Natasha Pyne

: Kaleidoscope

David Roper presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Simon Broughton
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by MAYA ANGELOU abridged in ten parts by JANE MARSHALL
Read by Carmen Munro (6) Producer VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jane Marshall
Read By: Carmen Munro
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: * 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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