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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
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 with CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves



Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Morning Story The Chinaman's Garden

Read by Garard Green
Old Mr MacDonald was the last fragile link with the ghosts of a murdered man and his murderers. But in that garden they were not vengeful ghosts.... and now the garden was his.... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Garard Green
Read By: Old Mr MacDonald
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

from St Paul 's Church, Birmingham with the Birmingham School of Music Chamber Choir
Directed by JOHN BISHOP
All praise to thee, for thou; 0 king divine (BBC HB 119);
Wondrous love (John Bishop ); Join all the glorious names (Bp 45); Colossians 1, vv 11-14 (Phillips)
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: St Paul
Directed By: John Bishop
Unknown: John Bishop

: Cosmic Pursuits

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Sleeping Beauty (7) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 7: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery 'Terror at 12 o'clock' by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: John Taylor.

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds. Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire Within, BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT
0 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andy Parfitt

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Raffles

Six of the early Raffles stories dramatised for radio by DAVID BUCK with 4: Nine Points of the Law
An advertisement in a daily paper offers E2,000 reward for anyone qualified to undertake a 'delicate mission' and prepared to run a certain risk. This proves more than sufficient bait for those intrepid risk-takers Raffles and Bunny - even though the mission turns out to be not entirely legal....
Raffles signature tune specially composed by jim PARKER
Directed by GORDON HOUSE
(Radio 4/ World Service co-production) Stereo


Unknown: W. Hornung
Unknown: David Buck
Composed By: Jim Parker
Directed By: Gordon House
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
CraggS: Nigel Graham
Addenbrooke: David Buck

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Down the Clyde by WILMA HORSBRUGH
2.5 Looking at Nature Leaves and Trees Hints for natural investigators exploring trees. Stereo
2.20 Discovery Growing by BOB DOCHERTY
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) A Stone on the Window Sill Compiled by PADDY BECHELY
2.50 Something to Think About The New Baby by KATHY HENDERSON


Unknown: Bob Docherty
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Unknown: Kathy Henderson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sesi McCombie Guest of the Week: the writer and novelist Rumer Godden Serial: The Journal of Edwin Carp (3)


Introduced By: Sesi McCombie
Unknown: Rumer Godden

: The Afternoon Play Junglemania

Junglemania is a computer game. Lawrie is a computer expert who dreams of becoming a writer. Winning a E5,000 writing prize should make his dreams a reality. But instead his life - rather like Junglemania - suddenly appears full of obstacles and pitfalls.
Guitar played by JOHN BULL
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Played By: John Bull
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Lawrie Patterson: John Duttine
Helen: Kate Binchy
Jungle Jim: John Bull
Simon: Jamie Glover
Christopher: David Learner
Interviewer: Natasha Pyne
DJ: Shaun Prendergast
Powell: George Parsons
Headmaster: David Garth
Bank manager: Gordon Reid
Girl: Jane Leonard

: Time for Verse

The last of six programmes of sporting verse compiled and presented by Vernon Scannell Golf, Bowls and Tennis Readers STEPHEN THORNE and TREVOR NICHOLS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Readers: Stephen Thorne
Readers: Trevor Nichols
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: My Music

John Amis and Peter Jones challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Japanese sales to this country are well publicised - but what about those British companies which sell successfully to
Japan? Peter Smith asks them how they do it and what problems they face.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35 am)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Caroline Millington

: The Reith Lectures 1985

Innocence and Design
Six talks about the influence of economic ideas on policy by David Henderson , Head of the Economics and Statistics
Department in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
2: Soap Opera in High Places
'Soap opera: the disposition to ascribe to particular elements within an economic system - industries, sectors, products, processes or activities - intrinsic qualities which (it is thought) should influence the way in which governments treat them. I use the term because I believe this approach to economic issues resembles soap opera in its crude assumptions and in its failure to reflect the depth and complexity of real life.'
(Re-broadcast on Sun at 9.30pm on R3) (Lecture 3: next Wednesday on Radio 4) (Lectures are printed in THE LISTENER)


Lecturer: David Henderson

: You'll Never Be 16 Again

A seven-part history of the British teenager
1: Nothin' Shakin'
'The ideal is, of course, today, that a young man look respectable and solid, without being boring.'
'The New Look was banned at school. We weren't allowed to let down our gymslips.'
'If my mother had seen me in a full teddy-boy outfit she'd have gone berserk.... I used to blacken my cheeks with burnt cork to go to choir practice.' 'When I heard "Heartbreak hotel", I just thought "I dedicate the rest of my life, for as long as it shall be, to whatever that is."' Researcher MICHELLE ROWLAND Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Producer: Peter Everett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre



Unknown: Graham Swannell

: The Armada Revenged

Six talks on Spain by Ray Gosling
5: Beggars and Drains
'... Unemployment - very bad in Seville. And Madrid with beggars, the pale faces of their waiters and the drains and the pavements and the toilet paper.
But they are on the up ... BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain or Ringlets?
8: To Meet the Prince

: The World Tonight

PresenterAlexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Social Education: You and the Police: 12.30 The Police and Young People and at 12.50 Neighbourhood Watch - Crime Prevention with SUZIE GRANT Producer PETER WARD


Producer: Peter Ward

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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