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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new 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 BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Instant poetry, unrehearsed conversation, erudition and Libby Purves.


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones and his team of Geoffrey Smith , Daphne Ledward and Dr Stefan Buczacki answer listeners' queries sent in by post and give their choice of gardening gifts and books for Christmas. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Pictures by RAHILA KHAN
Read by Shireen Shah
Amina wanted her painting up on the classroom wall with the others. Her teacher said she could take it home as a special treat. When her mother saw it, she was angry and tore it to shreds ... Why?


Read By: Shireen Shah
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
The Promised Deliverer
NEM, p 106; Hail to the Lord's anointed (BBC HB 457); Jesus Christ the apple tree (Poston); Isaiah 42, vv 1-9; The Lord will come (BBC HB 479) Stereo


Unknown: Jesus Christ

: The Innocent Abroad

A Portrait of Mark Twain 'I came in with Halley's comet in 1835, and was born on 30 November in the almost invisible village of Florida, Missouri. The village contained a hundred people and I increased the population by one per cent. It is more than many of the best men in history could have done for a town.'
Mark Twain is probably the best known and most loved
American writer in Britain. A master folk-writer of the pioneering days, he has left us unrivalled pictures of the Middle West a hundred years ago, poetic in feeling and rich in colour.
Narrator Brian Gear Script by JAMES MUNSON
Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol
(James Grout is in 'Sweet Bird Of Youth' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Mark Twain
Script By: James Munson
Producer: John Knight.
Unknown: James Grout
Mark Twain: James Grout

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Sleeping Beauty (10) Full Performance
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 10: Return to the City Home at Last (R) Stereo
11.45 Radio Club

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor sort out your queries.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Producer ANDY PARFITT


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andy Parfitt

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Howard

: Johnson and Chippet



Unknown: Hugh Walpole

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Train by DAVID MCPHAIL (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Phone-in Children put their questions to a panel of experts Stereo
2.20 Discovery Light by BOB DOCHERTY
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Christmas Cave by LESLIE NORRIS (R)
2.50 Something to Think About The Shepherd's Tune by MAX BOLLINGER adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY


Unknown: David McPhail
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Unknown: Leslie Norris
Unknown: Max Bollinger
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: gardener and broadcaster Geoffrey Smith
Serial: Breath of Life (7)


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: The Afternoon Play

A Status Passage byj.C.WILSHER Des and Alaric Cotter
Intelligent, high-minded people are never at a loss when it comes to defending their own best interests, and fraud, forgery, and more sinister offences are a small price to pay in defence of a civilised lifestyle.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo


Directed By: Graham Gauld
Leonard: With Clive Swift
Magda: Ann Beach
Vice Chancellor: Jack May
Veronica: Gwen Cherrell
Sue: Natasha Pyne

: Time for Verse

The Sting of Comfort
Six programmes compiled and presented by Anne Stevenson 3: Restraint and Confession Readers BONNIE HURREN and JOHN CHURCH
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Readers: Bonnie Hurren
Readers: John Church
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The English Vision
'And did those feet ...?'
William Blake and his modern admirers have painted the English countryside in visionary colours, as a land haunted by the spirits of King Arthur and the old gods. Other artists, like Rowlandson, have taken a more sardonic view.
Michael Oliver examines some current books and exhibitions that illustrate these conflicting views of the English landscape. Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Music

A musical game in which
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Benny Green In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON -Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith reports on the usual and the unusual, the successful and the not so successful, in all areas of business activity today. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35am)


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)
5: DIYE Plus the Lobbies: Counting the Cost
'For the past half-century, economics has been dominated by a view of the subject and of the world as a whole which I would call "macro-supremacist" ... This concentration on macroeconomics has had two natural results. The extent to which other economic policies are dominated by intuition, rather than more distinctively professional ideas, has often gone unobserved; and even when observed, it has not necessarily been seen as a matter for much concern.'
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9.30 on R3) (The final lecture next Wednesday on Radio 4)
(The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER)


Unknown: David Henderson

: You'll Never Be 16 Again

A history of the British teenager 4: Instant Karma
'The underground people are fun people; they're not long-faced revolutionaries.'
'The great thing about the God that I've discovered under LSD is that he's hip.'
'Hendrix was a Heathcliff, a wild maniac figure. The era was full ofheroes.'
'A love-in just happens because you feel lovely ... sort of peaceful with everybody.'
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Michelle Rowland
Producer: Peter Everett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

(Broadcastyesterday at 11.0 am) Stereo


Unknown: Rosalind Corfe
Unknown: Daphne Epton

: The Enthusiasts

The Great British Enthusiast is alive and well and dotty as ever. Allan Smith visits five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. 2: The Bookworms
Burrowing between the covers with the bookworms, you learn that a book doesn't have to be readable, just collectable. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer KEVIN JACKSON
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Palace of Green Days (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Help Yourself to Biology: Human Physiology
12.30 The Pump at Work - and in Trouble and at 12.50 Wiping the Slate Clean: Liver and Kidneys

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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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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.

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