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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day

With SARAH JONES. Stereo


Unknown: Sarah Jones.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FTNIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Ftnigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

Coruscating conversation on the premise that the guests turn up


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

from Birmingham, where members of the Wythall and Hollywood Horticultural
Society put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Les Jones and Geoffrey Smith
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Les Jones
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Sitting Tight by GEOFFREY KILNER
Read by David Davies
The travelling families were being moved on from the lay-by. But Tommy had seen the hen with her clutch of eggs nestling in a dump. His family couldn't go yet....


Unknown: Geoffrey Kilner
Read By: David Davies
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

nem, p 110; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258); Psalm 31; Acts 10, vv 34-48; Christ for the world we sing (BBC HB 172) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Ol' Brer Rabbit Again! (2) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 2: The Oregon Trail The Journey Begins by ALAN LAMBERT
11.45 Radio Club


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Unknown: Alan Lambert

: Teach Yourself News-speak

William Davis offers you mastery of the media's messages by eliciting explanations from the erudite. Producer JANET THOMAS


Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Janet Thomas

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The Mystery of the Blue Train

by Agatha Christie, dramatised in six parts by Michael Bakewell
3: A Meeting at the Villa Marguerite
En route to stay with her cousin, Lady Tamplin, at her luxurious villa on the Riviera, quiet Miss Grey suddenly finds herself involved with a murder mystery and the legendary Hercule Poirot, on board the Blue Train.


Writer: Agatha Christie
Adapted by: Michael Bakewell
Director: David Johnston
Hercule Poirot: Maurice Denham
Katherine Grey: Janet Maw
Rufus Van Aldin: Robert Beatty
Derek Kettering: Anthony Smee
Major Knighton: Michael Deacon
Lady Tamplin: Gwen Cherrell
Lenox: Moir Leslie
Mason: Pauline Letts
Chubby: Jonathan Owen
Mr Goby: Brian Smith
Monsieur Carrege: Gordon Reid
Servant: David Learner

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP reads Walter Crumpton and the Two Muddy Lions by KATE WILKINSON
2.5 Looking at Nature Gulls Stereo
2.20 Quest Jesus
2: The World Jesus Knew (RV) Written by GEOFF MARSHALL -TAYLOR Stereo
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) If We Had Wings Poems by LESLIE NORRIS (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Slugs Crossing by ZOE BAILEY (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Walter Crumpton
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson
Written By: Geoff Marshall
Unknown: Leslie Norris
Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: play and scriptwriter
Hanif Kureishi - author of the film My Beautiful Laundrette Serial: Crampton Hodnet by BARBARA PYM abridged in 12 episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Patricia Routledge (12) (Music: Schumann's


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Unknown: Crampton Hodnet
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Read By: Patricia Routledge

: The Afternoon Play Gwyn

Gwyn's sharp humour and indomitable spirit have always risen above the tragedies in her life. But the events about to occur will call on every ounce of her strength of purpose.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Wainwright
Unknown: June Barry
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Gwyn: June Barry
Alan: Nigel Pivaro
Sandra/Checkout girl: Julia Ford
Karen/Woman in supermarket: Pamela Buckle
Kath: Judith Barker
Doyle: Malcolm Raeburn
Bob: Malcolm Hebden
Bernie: Daniel Coll
: Ron Robertkeegan
Mr Roberts: Randal Herley

: Time for Verse

The second in the series in which Graham Webster presents poems about the theatre. Actors


Unknown: Graham Webster
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Christopher Scott
Producer: Aled Reid

: News

: Concorde

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Jon Silverman
continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Transatlantic Quiz

The Brains Trust
Formation Display Team, Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich , challenge a United States team of writer Shana Alexander and theatre critic Brendan Gill. Questionmasters
Gordon Clough and Louis Allen Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrowat 12.27pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Shana Alexander
Unknown: Brendan Gill.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Influences

A series in which Bernard
Rutherford talks to two people with a common link about what's influenced their lives.
Today he's in conversation with writers Katharine Whitehorn and Bel Mooney.
I think in a general way, you can slightly, slightly change the climate in which people see themselves.
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBCBristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.35am)


Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Bel Mooney.
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Other Times, Other Places

From an accountant's office in Middlesbrough in the 40s, to accompanying Lord
Beaverbrook in the liner Queen Elizabeth in the 50s; from Lord David Cecil 's study at Oxford, to the editor's chair at Truth magazine; and from interviewing on Panorama to presenting some of Radio 4's most popular current affairs programmes of the 70s.... these are some of the other times and other places George Scott recalls in this series of four programmes using music of the day to jog his memory and recreate the atmosphere. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: David Cecil
Unknown: George Scott

: Who'll Bid a Billion?

Hardly a day goes by without large advertisements in the newspapers urging people either to accept or reject a takeover bid for a large company: Allied Lyons, British Home Stores, Distillers,
Imperial Group, Plessey. Britain is experiencing the greatest takeover boom in its history. Why? What will be the result? John Roberts reports. Producer FRANCINE STOCK
(Rebroadcasttomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: John Roberts

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Illusion by REINHARD LETTAU Stereo
(Broadcastyesterday at 11. 0 am)


Unknown: Reinhard Lettau Stereo

: Wives of the Great Composers

Second often programmes
Fritz Spiegl lifts the veil on the perils of musical matrimony. Today: Mrs Mozart
Producer PIERS BURTON-PAGE (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Mrs Mozart
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Rev broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35 pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Blush
The first of three stories by ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Read by Lolly Cockerell
Mrs Allen has her own little ways of cossetting herself through the lonely hours till that afternoon came with its prelude to disaster.


Stories By: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Lolly Cockerell
Read By: Mrs Allen

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography - Our Changing World The Yorkshire Coalfield Written and presented by HUGH SAXBY and at 12.50 The Vale of York Written and presented by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK


Presented By: Hugh Saxby
Presented By: Michael Pickstock

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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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