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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with THE REV PHILIP CROWE
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Philip Crowe

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less recent releases.
(Revised broadcast of Saturday 's programme at 7.45 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Feedback

Colin Semper airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about BBC programmes and policies. Send them to: Feedback, BBC Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Producer SALLY THOMPSON (Re-broadcast on Sunday)


Unknown: Colin Semper
Producer: Sally Thompson

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3.0pm)


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story Pig

Read by Jonathan Cecil
The story of a most unusual bet - how it was made ... who won and how it all ended. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Jonathan Cecil
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
Deliverance Dawns
NEM, p 75; The advent of our King (BBC HB 39); People look East (Carols for Choirs 2) Isaiah 51, vv 4-11; Hills of the North rejoice (BBCHB33) Stereo

: Fairer Shares

The number of worker co-operatives has quadrupled over the past five years and they're producing everything from tights to farm trucks. But how easy is it to set up a shared business and run it along democratic lines?
Eric Robson investigates. Producer MICK WEBB (R)
Further information on setting up co-ops:
ICOM, 7 The Corn Exchange, Leeds LSI 7BP ([number removed]).
CDA, Broadmead House, 21 Panton Street, London SWIY4DR ([number removed])


Unknown: Eric Robson
Producer: Mick Webb

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together 10: Request programme Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY
11.20 Introducing Geography Looking at Nature Phone-in su INGLE and her panel of nature experts, answer young listeners' questions
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR. Stereo
11.50 See for Yourself Man on the Moon by FRED HARRIS (R)


Presented By: Sandra Kerr.
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Natural Selection

Carry on Magpie!
Since the new neighbours moved in, there have been such goings-on! Nest-sharing, wife-swapping, egg-stealing!
Michael Clegg presents an everyday story of magpie folk. Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Michael Clegg
Producer: Anne Blair

: The Food Programme

Cook Books for Christmas? Derek Cooper is joined by Valerie Wise , Chair of the GLC Women's Committee, and Professor Nicholas Kurti ,
Emeritus Professor of Physics at Oxford University to browse through some of the new food books in search of stimulating ideas and value for money. Producer JOHN FORSYTH
(Re-broadcast next Tuesday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Valerie Wise
Unknown: Professor Nicholas Kurti
Producer: John Forsyth

: In One Ear


: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Plop, the Owl (2) by JILL TOMLINSON (R)
2.5 Let's Join In with Soundbox The Christmas Dove by PETER CANWELL
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (30) by DEREK FARMER (R)
2.40 Listen! Journey through Badlidrempt (10) (R)


Unknown: Jill Tomlinson
Unknown: Peter Canwell

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
From Avengers to Sondheim: HONOR BLACKMAN, an actress of enormous diverse talent, today drops her pantomime mask to be the special guest. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
Serial: Breath of Life (9)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The White Peacock

by D. H. LAWRENCE dramatised in six parts by ROY SPENCER
4: An Arrowfrom the Impatient God
'With spring came trouble, the Saxtons declared they were being bitten off the estate by rabbits. Suddenly, in a fit of despair, the father bought a gun and was out in the first cold morning twilight banging away.'
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Pianist: Marlene Fleet
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Lettie Beardsall: Kathryn Hurlbutt
George Saxton: Ben Roberts
Cyril Beardsall: Brian Smith
D H Lawrence: Roy Spencer
Leslie Tempest: Alister Cameron
Emily Saxton: Jane Galloway
Mrs Beardsall: Patricia Gallimore
Meg: Heather Bell
Mr Saxton: Roger Hume
Annable: Terry Molloy
Mrs Annable: Carole Boyd
Alice/Squint-eyed woman: Gillian Goodman
Miss Slaighter/Steel-combed woman: Joyce Gibbs
Squire/Village Constable: Roger Rowlands
Carter: Wllfred Grove
First brat: Lee Perkins
Second brat: Kellie Scarborough

: News

: The News Huddlines


: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team take a drive through history, looking back over 100 years of the motor car, in a programme from two of Britain's major motor manufacturers - Austin Rover and Jaguar. And Tom BosweU is at the Toyota factory in Japan. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Bosweu
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 1. 40pm)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer FRAN ACHESON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 10.30 am) Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Fran Acheson

: Animal Crash

Hugo de Burgh explores the mysteries of animals, from squid to grouse, from lemmings to anchovies, which experience extreme variations in their numbers. Lemmings are said to bring about their own decline by hurling themselves off cliffs, but do they? And there is a theory that grouse do actively control the size of their own population. Increasingly man's activities have been the cause of huge crashes, either by over-exploitation or by pollution, although in the case of the disappearing sandmartins, it might just be a change in the weather.
Producer CHRISTOPHER LOWELL BBC Scotland. Stereo


Producer: Christopher Lowell

: Any Questions?

Richard Needham , mp David Penhaligon , mp Joe Ashton , mp and Lynda Rouse , merchant banker tackle the issues raised by the audience in Dymock, Gloucestershire
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.10pm)


Unknown: Richard Needham
Unknown: David Penhaligon
Unknown: Joe Ashton
Unknown: Lynda Rouse
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer SIMON BROUGHTON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Palace of Green Days by FRED URQUHART abridged in ten parts by TREVOR ROYLE
Read by Gwyneth Guthrie (10) Producer MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland
(Starting on Monday: The Aloe by Katharine Mansfield )


Unknown: Trevor Royle
Read By: Gwyneth Guthrie
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Unknown: Katharine Mansfield

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by RICHARD QUICK
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 5.25pm) Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Paul B. Da Vies
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie.
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: David Cohen
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Mayhewarcheh

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Help Yourself to Study Skills 3: Writing (i) Note-taking (ii) Essay Writing and at 12.50
4: Organisation, Revision and Exams

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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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