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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson 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 DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds

: News

: The Living World

A rabbit dies beneath a bramble bush. For one animal the story has ended, but for a whole host more it is just beginning. From death to disappearance, Peter France unveils the natural history of a corpse.


Unknown: Peter France

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard News for teachers in primary and middle schools Presented by TONY BARNFIELD
9.10 A Service for Schools Robert Raikes and Education Story by BRIAN SIBLEY
9.30 Secondary English 11-14 Introducing Susan Cooper (2) The Dark is Rising (R)
9.50 First Steps in Drama 6: Space Quest Journey into Space (1) Presented by PETER SEARLES (R)
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Maths - with a Story! Ordering and Logical Thinking Radio Muddleville on Air! by GORDON SNELL (A)


Presented By: Tony Barnfield
Story By: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Susan Cooper
Presented By: Peter Searles
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: In Business

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Right Royal Connections by CAROL ANN FRAZER
Read by Margaret Ward 'Yes,' Mrs Browne-Pugh murmured to herself smugly,
'A relation to the Queen's Lady-in-Waiting isjust what we need to boost numbers ... That will show the Governors I'm going in the right direction, if nothing else does.'


Unknown: Carol Ann Frazer
Read By: Margaret Ward
Unknown: Mrs Browne-Pugh
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

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

: Witness!

'I was only a youngster at the time and it was just a great big holiday really, a great big skylark. I thought it was like any bomb - "bang" and you were all right. They didn't tell us about the radiation....'
'When people see an atom bomb on television they haven't got a clue. These bombs literally filled everywhere. Everywhere.'
'It's a terrific sight, beautiful: you wonder that something so beautiful could be so destructive. It's as simple as that.'
Between 1952 and 1958, 20,000 servicemen witnessed 21 atmospheric nuclear tests in Australia and the South Pacific. Derek Robinson presents their testimony of the bomb and of the deadly legacy it has bequeathed to many of them. Producer SIMON ELMES


Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD previews three ' series focusing on the world of work.
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Spanners for Women Women in science and engineering Presenter ANDY PEEBLES Stereo


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presenter: Andy Peebles

: The Labours of Hercules

The Apples of the Hesperides Vincent Kane follows Hercules' adventures in Britain in the summer of 1985. Producer ELI WILLIAMS BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Hesperides Vincent Kane

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Timothy has a Surprise
2.5 The Song Tree
6: / was Shaking All the Morning Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo
2.20 Living Language Friends and Enemies Poetry compiled by WES MAGEE
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Wes Magee
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
In every tradition, a wedding is cause for celebration and for reaffirming old customs.
Sarah Parker has been joining the festivities at four different ceremonies. Today it's Sophie and Dino's wedding at
St Sophia's Orthodox Church. Serial: The Bonsai Tree (11)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sarah Parker

: The Afternoon Play

Coward of the Heart by SAM MCBRATNEY
Set against the background of the English Civil War, this is the true and moving story of Dorothy Osborne , daughter of a Royalist family, and her love for the young diplomat, William Temple.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Sam McBratney
Unknown: Dorothy Osborne
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Dorothy Osborne: Jane Leonard
William Temple: Christopher Scott
Sir Peter Osborne: Peter Woodthorpe
Henry Osborne: David Learner
Jane: Nicola Vickery
Harold/Doctor: Brian Smith

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents
Radio 4's good book programme.


Unknown: Hunter Davies

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Andy Rashleigh
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Archer Counskipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galumore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bill Insley: Ted Moult
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: The Stepfamily

Phone-in: [number removed]Stepfamilies are confronted by several myths: that they are the same as first families and that love will happen easily and instantly in the new family. The problems a stepfamily faces can be overwhelming, but these can be overcome to make the stepfamily work as a caring family unit.
Mavis Nicholson chairs a studio discussion with the help of stepparents, stepchildren and a specialist who offers practical advice and positive solutions. Producers ANGELA HIND and SARAH MCNEILL
Lines open from 6.30 pm
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Sarah McNeill

: 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 WIA 4WW Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

An imaginary auction of the BBC Sound Archives.
Kate Fenton bids for her favourite radio storytellers, from Gwyn Thomas to Alan Bennett. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Kate Fenton
Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Unknown: Alan Bennett.
Producer: John Powell

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain or Ringlets? 4: The Races

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History 11-14 America in the 19th Century (RV) by DR MARINELL ASH Producer NICHOLAS WHINES and at 12.50 The Immigrants by ROY APPS

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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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