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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, and weather

: Prayer for the 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 BRYAN MARTIN
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: Bryan Martin
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views, and question the experts on a subject of current interest.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Read by Marilyn Le Conte
'In her head were visions of a huge, unshaven young man who Played loud music all night and left piles of greasy washing-up in the sink.'


Unknown: Katharine Nicholas
Read By: Marilyn Le Conte
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

nem, p 89; Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481); Psalm 8;
Genesis 37, w 12-28; Come, let us to the Lord our God (BBC HB 487). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Another Crack of the Whip by N. J. WARBURTON with Lion-taming sounds like a glamorous occupation but Harry's main concern is surviving the lion's halitosis when he puts his head in the lion's mouth. But can he really bring himself to leave showbiz?
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0 pm)
(Margaret Courtenay is in '42nd Street' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)


Unknown: N. J. Warburton
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay
Miss Leadbetter: Margaret Courtenay
Ormrod: David Learner
Harry: Ronald Herdman
Cyril: Alan Thompson
Debbie: Elaine Claxton

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (14) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Carnival of the Animals (3) Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (14) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: The Living World

'Do ostriches really bury their heads in sand when danger threatens? If they do, why haven't they become extinct?'
The naturalists answer your questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: My Word!

A panel game devised byTONYSHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Gay Search and Denis Norden In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today: Favourite Things (R)
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The General Strike by DAVE ROBINS (R)
2.25 Contact The Flooded Village by BRIAN SIBLEY Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL 2 40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) First Flight by BLAIN FAIRMAN (R)


Unknown: Dave Robins
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Blain Fairman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Worst of Times: a look back to life during the Great
Depression when workers in traditional industries, like mining or shipbuilding, experienced long-term unemployment and extreme poverty. JILL BURRIDGE talks to NIGEL GRAY and to some of the men and women who remember the threat of the workhouse. Serial: The Reason Why (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Nigel Gray

: The Afternoon Play

The British Abroad
An occasional series of plays for radio.
A Thorn in Paradise by ROBERT BIRMINGHAM with and Following an accident at work Ossie emigrates to his native West Indies with his white
English wife. The deep divisions of the country reinforce the alienation that they both feel: an alienation that threatens even their marriage.
Directed by CUVE BRILL Stereo


Directed By: Cuve Brill
Ossie: Trevor Thomas
Patricia: Jane Leonard
Gaboe: Calvin Simpson
Dr Cooper: Richard Durden
Marcella: Isabelle Lucas
T-Phie: Angela Wynter
Doctor/Mrs Pemberton: Tessa Worsley
Judge: Eric Stovell
Tom: Ronnie Cush
Nurse: Gillian Roberts
Mr Pemberton: Peter Howell

: News

: The Food Programme

Shelving the Burden
Derek Cooper looks at the ways in which the food industry plans, creates and promotes its products to appeal to the major buyers of foods: women.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Kaleidoscope

Interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions
Presented by Michael Oliver


Presented By: Michael Oliver

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams
continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Oh, Yes It Is!

A History of Pantomime in seven parts
1 : TheLifeandDeathof Harlequin

: News

: The Archers

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


Written By: Andy Rashleigh
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Miss Holland: Hedu Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margotboyd
Tim Beecham: David Parfitt
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett

: File on 4

Reporter Roisin McAuley Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Brian Walker

: Innocence and Design

A discussion of issues arising from the 1985 Reith Lectures, given by David Henderson , the head of the Economics and Statistics Department at the Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development, about the influence of economic ideas on policy. He is joined by Lord Aldington, The Rt Hon
Denis Healey , mp, Martin Wolf
In the Chair Sir Alec Cairncross Producer DAVID MORTON
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: David Henderson
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Martin Wolf
Unknown: Sir Alec Cairncross
Producer: David Morton

: 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 from 8.30-10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
[address removed] (Send four large SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: Persona Grata

Professor Laurie Taylor talks about three humorous characters from fiction. Stereo


Talks: Professor Laurie Taylor

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Hewison presents tonight's edition, which includes reviews of Radio 4's Classic Serial
Jude the Obscure, the paintings of Philip Wilson Steer , and a live relay from the Whitbread Book of the Year dinner. Producer ANNE HINDS


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Philip Wilson Steer
Producer: Anne Hinds

: A Book at Bedtime

Wind, Sand and Stars (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Secondary Science Ions and Ionisation (RV) Presented by KIM CLIFFORD (R) and at 12.50 Lenses and Optical Instruments (RV) Presented by EDWARD KELSEY (R)


Presented By: Kim Clifford
Presented By: Edward Kelsey

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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