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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 a new day

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Road Transport
Should there be stricter measures on drink and driving? Is enough being done to ensure coach safety? Are motorway links ruining the countryside? Put your point of view to Lynda Chalker , MP, Minister of State for Transport.
In the Chair Jenni Murray
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Lynda Chalker
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents

: Morning Story

Valuables by NAN WOODHOUSE
Read by Lesley Nicol
'They were a bit of fun, jumble sales. One of Mavis's few bits of fun. You never knew what you might find when you got in there rummaging. It was like Christmas, when the doors opened and you hurried inside.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Lesley Nicol

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: Human Despair, Divine Hope
NEM, p 93; 0 Lord our God. arise (BBC HB 25); Haste thee, 0 God
(batten); Lamentations 3, vv 1-6, 19-24; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Way Station

by Christopher Paling
With John Rowe as Mr Bowler and Joanne Pearce as Matron

The express train to London makes an unscheduled stop - the search to find out why changes the lives of two of its passengers in ways they could never have imagined.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Writer: Christopher Paling
Director: Clive Brill
Mr Bowler: John Rowe
Matron: Joanne Pearce
Railway Guard: Christopher Scott
Woman in tea shop: Gwen Cherrell
Nurse: Jane Leonard

: For Schools

11.0 Listening to Music (1) (11-13) Part 1 and at 11.20 Part 2 Mozart Horn Concerto No 3, in E flat, with ALAN CIVIL, DEREK TAYLOR and ALAN TYSON Stereo
11.40 Encore une etape French Graded Objectives (Level 3)2: Getting Around by DEREK UTLEY


Unknown: Derek Taylor
Unknown: Alan Tyson
Unknown: Derek Utley

: Solomon Grundy

In the last of six programmes reflecting life from cradle to grave in the mill towns of northeast Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to experiences of death and departure.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Michael Parkinson

Browsing through the Sound Archives, Michael discovers that they have ways of making you talk at the BBC. If you are a costermonger, they write your answers; if you are a duke, they confront you with a dustman; but if you are Brian Johnston or Peter Ustinov , they light the blue paper and retire. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Peter Ustinov

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner RICHARD BRIERS reads The Night the King Could not Sleep by DIANA STOW
2.0 Deutsches Magazin 3: Mein Heim/Zimmer Compiled by DONALD RICHARDS and at 2.15
4: Was ich gem mache Compiled by DR BRIAN HILL
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. LAWRENCE


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Donald Richards
Unknown: Dr Brian Hill
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor To mark International Human Rights Day, DEBORAH PUGH talks to Palestinian women involved in development about the problems they face in their work in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Serial: Breath of Life by ANN ARMSTRONG , abridged in 11 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Margaret Tyzack (11) (Music: Reinecke's Undine)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Deborah Pugh
Unknown: Ann Armstrong
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Margaret Tyzack

: The Afternoon Play

The Human Chord by SHEILA HODGSON based on the novel by ALGERNON BLACKWOOD
'In the beginning was the word' ... and the sound. But when the eccentric Reverend Philip Skale discovers the means to harness the strange power of that sound, the little Welsh rectory becomes a place of nightmare, terror.... and danger!
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Novel By: Algernon Blackwood
Unknown: Philip Skale
Directed By: David Johnston.
Robert Spinrobin: Andrew Seear
Miriam Rayner: Heather Bell
The Rev Philip Skale: Arnold Diamond
Eleanor Mawle: Gwen Cherrell
Arthur Judd: Brian Smith
Mrs Judd: Avrilclark

: News

: The Food Programme

Cook Booksfor 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.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Valerie Wise
Unknown: Professor Nicholas Kurti

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised version of yesterday 's broadcast at 9.45pm) including The Obituary
Episode 2 by ANTONIA byatt

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

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


Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathleson
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
DetSgt Barry: David Vann
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Danger: Men at Work!
Geoff Watts assesses the state of occupational health care


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: The Tuesday Feature

The Great Canadian Novel 3: A Sense of Place
Margaret Horsfield talks to successful writer Alice Munro , relative newcomer
Bill Valgardson , and 'the great grandad of them all', W.O. Mitchell, whose novel
Who Has Seen the Wind, published in 1947, has become a Canadian classic.
Producer VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Talks: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Alice Munro
Unknown: Bill Valgardson
Readers: Blain Fairman

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: Prestwich Pique

A series of six combative talks in which the novelist Howard Jacobson vents his spleen. 3: Horatios not Hamlets


Unknown: Howard Jacobson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Revised broadcast tomorrow at 4.45 pm) including The Obituary
Episode 2 by ANTONIA BYATT (First broadcast this afternoon at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy
Unknown: Antonia Byatt

: A Book at Bedtime

The Aloe (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Horizons de France
2: La vie quotidienne (R) Presented by GREGOIRE CAREL


Presented By: Gregoire Carel

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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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