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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard Musical notes for primary and middle school teachers. Presented by TONY BARNFIELD Stereo
9.10 A Service for Schools Caring for Neighbours Story by PEGGY HEWITT Read by PAUL COPLEY
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 Empty World (2) by JOHN CHRISTOPHER adapted by KARA MAY
9.50 First Steps in Drama Theseus
4: The Conflict Presented by ALAN PARNABY Written by ALAN LAMBERT (R)
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Introduced by JOHN TETHER (4) (R)


Presented By: Tony Barnfield
Story By: Peggy Hewitt
Read By: Paul Copley
Unknown: John Christopher
Adapted By: Kara May
Presented By: Alan Parnaby
Written By: Alan Lambert
Introduced By: John Tether

: The Nat Hist Show

Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway with news and views from the natural world, including the adventures of cave explorer Rob Palmer in the Blue Holes of the Bahamas - a lost underwater world full of living fossils, such as a blind, white centipede-like crustacean, that swam the seas 300 million Years ago.
BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presenter: Fergus Keeling
Presenter: Lionel Kelleway
Subject: Rob Palmer
Producer: Michael Bright

: Influences

Bernard Rutherford talks to
Patricia Hayes and Irene Handl


Talks: Bernard Rutherford
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Irene Handl

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Morning Story

Up the Ladder and Down the Wall by K. E. ROWLANDS
Read by Terry Molloy
'It was all over.... in Europe, anyway. No more raids, no more fire-watching, no more nights down in the shelter. And we'd won. That was something to celebrate. And by golly, he and his mates were going to show 'em how!'


Unknown: K. E. Rowlands
Read By: Terry Molloy
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD with a round-up of School Radio News 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 Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio Broadcasting House London WIA 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Showbiz Kids Acting, singing and dancing Presented by ANDY PEEBLES Stereo


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: Tradesman's Entrance

Phil Smith offers an idiosyncratic insight into the pains and precious few pleasures involved in setting up your own business.
3: The Secondary Moderns' Revenge
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 4 write to:
You and Yours, BBC, Room 726 Broadcasting House London WIA 1M


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today: Slow, Slow, Quick-Quick, Slow (R)
2.5 The Song Tree
4: Oak, Ash and Water Splash Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language The Endless Steppe (3) by ESTHER HAUTZIG adapted by JACKIE GRAYDON. Stereo
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Esther Hautzig
Adapted By: Jackie Graydon.
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
'Biographers are generally a disease of English literature GERMAINE GREER and VICTORIA GLENDINNING explain their opposite standpoints before going on to debate the motion at the Folio Society tonight.
Serial: The Reason Why (11)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Germaine Greer

: The Afternoon Play

Two Stops on the Piccadilly by PETER SIMPKIN with A bottle smashes.
Blood flows. A young man loses the sight of one eye. His father sets out to find the thugs who attacked his son. The thugs turn out to be soccer fans. The question is, whether to try and understand them or to take revenge?
Directed by PETER KING Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Simpkin
Directed By: Peter King
Martin: William Marlow
Dave: Gary Love
Brian: David Milner
Ken: Olyn Grmstead
Kid: Jonathan Caplan
SyMe: Alex Marshall
Judy: Rosalind Adams
Mrs Jackson: Theresa Streatfeild
Mr Jackson: Christopher Godwin
Sgt Jones: Andrew Secombe
Journalist: John Livesey
Inspector: Alan Dudley
Don Milton: Crawford Logan
Passenger: Jill Lidstone
Radio DJ: Haydn Wood
Sergeant: George Parsons

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies casts a line into the lake of fishing literature. Plus: 'Hedgehogs think they have curls' (Czech proverb). Czech-born writer
Edith Templeton talks about three of her novels - written in English and recently republished - which share the underlying theme of self-deception. Producer NIGEL ACHESON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Talks: Edith Templeton
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world, including Financial Report

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: 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, BristolBS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: The Plastic in Your Purse

How do you use your credit or charge card? Is that piece of plastic a bonus, helping you budget your finances, or is it a curse, gently sinking you into debt? With over 22 million cards now issued in this country,
Alison Mitchell gives you an insight into how the card systems work, how you can use them to your advantage and speculates if there will ever come a time when all you will have is plastic in your purse. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF (R) Revised


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Pillars of Society: 2: The Bishops

Britain's ills are often attributed to an inability to adapt to change. But is change possible if the country's leading institutions remain set in their ways? This series takes a critical look at six pillars of society, outwardly powerful but facing the insecurity of being misunderstood by a sceptical public.

Robert Carvel travels through the ancient dioceses of England to discover how Anglican Bishops face up to the challenges of the 1980s. He finds the Church in ferment but still sure that, with the bishops, God will keep the show on the road.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am)


Presenter: Robert Carvel
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed](10.0am-5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer CARROLL MOORE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Wind, Sand and Stars (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Photography Developing and Printing Written and presented by DAVID BELLAN (R) and at 12.50 Advertising, Commercial and Industrial Photography (RV) Written and presented by DAVID FREEMAN (R)


Presented By: David Bellan
Presented By: David Freeman

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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.

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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