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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Gilyead

: 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* Thought for the Day


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

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

4: The Cat That Loves Dogs

: News

: The Nat Hist Show

No Longer in the Pink
Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway meet wildlife people and examine wildlife issues. This week they haul up the salmon, struggling through a mesh of knotty problems. From highly organised poaching gangs to rumours of alien introductions, the Atlantic salmon has more obstacles to leap than ever before. Can the king of the river retain his throne?
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard
BBC School Radio News for teachers in primary and middle schools. Presented and produced by TONY BARNFIELD. Stereo

9.10 A Service for Schools
The Good Samaritan Story written and told by JOHNNY MORRIS Producer GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR

9.30 Secondary English 11-14 The Naming of Things

9.50 First Steps in Drama Theseus (1) Building the Labyrinth
Presented by ALAN PARNABY
Written and produced by ALAN LAMBERT

10.10 Playtime
(Broadcast Monday at 2.5pm)

10.25 Country Dancing Stage
Introduced by John Tether


Produced By: Tony Barnfield.
Told By: Johnny Morris
Producer: Geoff Marshall-Taylor
Presented By: Alan Parnaby
Produced By: Alan Lambert
Introduced By: John Tether

: Influences

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Read by Timothy Bentinck
'I don't know how far we went down but it felt like we were going to the centre of the earth.
Then the lift stopped, the doors opened, we showed the guard at the door our passes and we were out. Level 5.'
Producer diane CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham


Read By: Timothy Bentinck

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard The secondary edition of the teachers' information programme Presented and produced by TONY BARNFIELD. Stereo
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 producer JOHN MANTLE
11.30 Wavelength Caribbean Year Presented by ANDY PEEBLES Producer SUKEY firth. Stereo


Produced By: Tony Barnfield.
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Producer: John Mantle
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: No Laughing Matter!

The last in a series of five programmes on the areas of life to which most of us never give much thought.
Margaret Horefield shares the thoughts of the colour-blind. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Margaret Horefield
Producer: Susan Snailum

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
For Fact Sheet No 1 write to: You and Yours, BBC. Room 726, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner VICTORIA WOOD reads Captain Betty and the Pirates (4) by JOE DUNLOP
2.5 The Song Tree
1: Not the Knot Song Written and produced by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language Booktime with GEORGE LAYTON
2.40 Newscast Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Produced By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: George Layton
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor With almost a fifth of Britain's population now aged over 65, it's easy to see why the concept of sheltered housing has been so widely promoted in recent years. A small and manageable unit - with a resident warden - would seem to meet the conflicting demands of frailty and independence. But how desirable is it in practice?
CHERYL ARMITAGE visits Sheffield and Bournemouth to hear the pensioners' points of view.
Serial: Crampton Hodnet (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Crampton Hodnet

: The Afternoon Play

A Man Alone
Three plays by ANDREW RISSIK
Anthony Philip 's friends consider him a success. He has written novels, produced television programmes - made a name for himself. But he is dogged by a sense of failure and by the recollection of a friendship that started at prep school in the 1930s, when he first met
Anthony - a friendship that was to go tragically wrong.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo
• HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: Andrew Rissik
Unknown: Anthony Philip
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer.
Philip Tremayne: Ronald Pickup
Anthony: Benedict Taylor
Laura: Tessa Peake-Jones
Philip's father: Patrick Troughton
MrTomkin: George Baker
a boyPhilip: Barnaby Rhys-Jones
Anthony as a boy: Thomas Amlot
Bookseller/porter: Brian Smith
Consultant: Richard Durden

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Da vies plays I Spy with Len Deighton and Anthony Hyde.
(Postponed from 15 December) (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Anthony Hyde.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Word!

: News

: The Archers

: 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 BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Break-in

'They'd broken down the door. I just stood there shaking - it was like a nightmare.'
'Once you're burgled, you've lost what you've treasured and it's most unlikely you'll get it back.'
One in every 40 householders a year are now victims of a burglary. Chris Serle investigates some of the causes and effects of this crime wave. He follows the police checking for clues in a ransacked house, talks to victims about their reactions, asks burglars why they commit this crime and seeks advice on just how you can secure your home and your property. This documentary is followed by a phone-in when listeners will be able to put their questions to Superintendent
Philip Veater , Deputy Director of the Home Office Crime Prevention Centre, and Helen Reeves , Director of the National Association of Victims Support Schemes.
Lines openfrom 7.15pm on [number removed]0 INFO: page 77and WODDIS ON: page 79


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Philip Veater
Unknown: Helen Reeves
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Barry Fantoni Asks ...

are you in love with a pig?
In business with a buffalo or related to a rooster? Find out about Chinese horoscopes. Producer ANDREW PARFITT


Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

with Christopher Bigsby Producer KATHRYN PORTER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

Vice Versa (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: Budleigh Salterton's War

In a series of tongue-in-cheek 'letters' published throughout the Second World War, Joyce Dennys describes wartime life in a small seaside town not unlike Budleigh Salterton , Devon.
Research and interviews by Deborah Katesby


Unknown: Joyce Dennys
Unknown: Budleigh Salterton
Unknown: Deborah Katesby
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Secondary English 14-16 Archive Resources Joseph Conrad and at 12.50 E. M. Forster Written and produced by COLIN SMITH


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Produced By: Colin Smith

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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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