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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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

Trained Eyes
Chough, chough. Coot! Coot! Chiff-chaff chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff chiff-chaff, chiff....
Animal tracks take on a whole new meaning when Derek Jones and fellow travellers record the bird life, plant life and landscapes seen from the window of the Bristol to Plymouth Inter-City 125.


Unknown: Derek Jones

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard News for teachers in Primary and Middle schools Presented by TONY BARNFIELD
9.10 A Service for Schools Baboushka (1) (RV) Story by ARTHUR SCHOLEY
9.30 Secondary English 11-14 Treasure Island by R. L. STEVENSON 3: The Island (R)
9.50 First Steps in Drama 9: Space Quest The Space Web (4) Presented by PETER SEARLES (R)
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Maths - with a Story! Numbers in Everyday Life Don't think of a number! by GORDON SNELL (R)


Presented By: Tony Barnfield
Story By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Presented By: Peter Searles
Unknown: Gordon Snell

: In Business

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Read by Timothy Bentinck Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Francis Gibbons
Read By: Timothy Bentinck
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship


: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard The Secondary edition of the teachers' information programme Presented by TONY BARNFIELD
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
11.30 Wavelength Computer Kids The Times Network on the air. Studio guest MAX HEADROOM Presenter ANDY PEEBLES. Stereo


Presented By: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presenter: Andy Peebles.

: The Labours of Hercules

His labours accomplished,
Hercules departs these shores and returns to Mount Olympus. Producer ELI WILLIAMS. BBC Wales

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 48 write to: You and Yours. BBC. Room 726 Broadcasting House London WIA 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mr Corkingdale and the Dentist Bird by WILLIAM RANKIN
2.5 The Song Tree
9: Rissolty Rossolty , Hey Bombossity by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Stereo
2.20 Living Language Christmas Kaleidoscope (RV) Narrated by MARTIN JARVIS Music by JONATHON GIBBS (R)
2.40 Newscast Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Unknown: Mr Corkingdale
Unknown: William Rankin
Unknown: Rissolty Rossolty
Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Music By: Jonathon Gibbs
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor On the Park: 'People look down their noses at you when you say you come from Leigh Park - and it's an awful feeling.' Leigh Park in Hampshire - the third largest council estate in Europe - has a reputation locally as a trouble Spot. JENNY CUFFE gets the perspective of some of the people who live there.
Serial: Breath of Life (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

Baked Avocado by NOEL ROBINSON
Robert and Myra meet on the plane to Brisbane; they're both off to claim the property they've been left. But their inheritances are not without complications - complications that throw them strangely together.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo


Unknown: Noel Robinson
Directed By: Tim Suter.
Robert: Geoffrey Matthews
Myra: And Petra Da Vies
Steward: Adrian Egan
Flight service director: Richard Durden
Japanese man: Cordon Reid
Captain: Alan Thompson
Australian woman: Tessa Worsley
Stewardesses: Natasha Pyne,
Stewardesses: Jane Leonard

: News

: Bookshelf

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera, Hunter Davies explores the mythic world of Gaston Leroux 's famous horror story, set not only on the great, glittering stage of the Paris Opera House, but also in the eerie and terrifying world of lakes, labyrinths and monsters which lies beneath. Producer JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Gaston Leroux
Producer: John Powell

: 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 LAURIK MACMILLAN including Financial Report


Unknown: Laurik MacMillan

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: 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 BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Books that Changed the World

Ian Fleming's collection of first editions.
In the third programme of this series, Heather Brigstocke, High Mistress of St Paul's Girls' School, London, assesses Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting For Boys with The Rev Francis Cattermole and Jeffrey Archer.

('Profile' of Jeffrey Archer at 8. 40 pm)


Unknown: Heather Brigstocke
Unknown: Francis Cattermole
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Series devised by: Howard Thomas
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Spain - Ten Years On

A series of six programmes on modern Spain, presented by Robert Graham.
3: Separate Identities
Like the Catholic kings of the past. General Franco believed in Spain's sacred unity and refused to tolerate regionalism. But the new Spanish Constitution of 1978 accepted regional identity as a part of the richness of the nation. However, moves towards autonomy have not been radical enough for some of Spain's 17 regions and there is continued friction. Robert Graham analyses this unresolved issue and talks to some of those involved.


Presented By: Robert Graham.
Unknown: Robert Graham
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Profile

Jeffrey Archer has rarely been out of the headlines. Once
Britain's youngest MP, he gave up politics after disastrous investments left him broke.
He recouped his losses by writing best-sellers.
Now he has returned to politics as the controversial
Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party.
Richard Kershaw presents a profile of this volatile man. Producer FRANK SMITH


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Producer: Frank Smith

: 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 Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Derek Cooper

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simok Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Palace of Green Days (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewellyn


Presented By: Tim Llewellyn

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Twentieth-Century Witness
12.30 The Blitz (1) and at 12.50 The Blitz (2) Presented by ALARIC COTTER


Presented By: Alaric Cotter

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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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