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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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

: Prayer for the Day

With SYLVIA SANDYS Stereo

: 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
With JOHN INVERDALE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

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

: Morning Story

The Dance of the Little Swans by JENNY HURSELL
Read by Valerie Windsor
'The girls had been sworn to secrecy. Ideas were precious. One misplaced word on a street corner and the Red Shoes Ballet Academy would poach their routine.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Jenny Hursell
Read By: Valerie Windsor

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Ye servants of God (BBC HB 372); Psalm 16;
Luke 10, vv 38-42; When morning gilds the skies (BP 101) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Mrs Donaldson at 60 by CONSTANCE COX with If you woke up and found yourself a poverty-stricken widow at 60, no one would blame you for giving in. But that's just when Mrs Donaldson decides to put up a fight.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Donaldson
Unknown: Constance Cox
Unknown: Mrs Donaldson
Directed By: David Johnston
Mrs Donaldson: Dulcie Gray
Rory McNeill: Okon Jones
Malcolm Booth: Martyn Read
Eileen Booth: Natasha Pyne
Mr Ransom: Brian Smith
Woman in shelter: Pauline Letts

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (18) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Imaginary People (2) Presented by TIM MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (18) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo c

Contributors

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

: The Living World

The Cachalot
The sperm whale is the largest and most powerful predator in the sea. It dives deeper than any other whale; locates and zaps its prey with ultrasound; and communicates across a school of up to a hundred animals using individually patterned 'clicks'. Scientists in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are slowly revealing the secret life of the sperm whale, but have yet to record the titanic battles that take place in the deep sea when the sperm whale encounters a giant squid.
Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)

Contributors

Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

with Pattie Coldwell

Contributors

Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATK1N. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atk1n.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today: Andrew McAndrew and Grandad's Fiddle by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Stereo
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Homefront (RV) (R)
2.25 Contact: Friendship by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Little Stick and Big Who by PAMELA ROGERS adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Fiddle By: Bernard MacLaverty
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor MARGARET HORSFIELD visits the Nanoose Peace Camp on Vancouver Island in Canada where the residents live in Indian tepees. Serial:
Blue Remembered Hills (4)

Contributors

Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Introduced By: Margaret Horsfield

: Welsh Drama

The Penrhyn Summer by ALISON LEONARD with The legacy of Britain's longest industrial strike hangs over an idealistic university student as she goes about her holiday job. Eighty years on, the scars are still evident in Penrhyn, but they are starting to infect Madeleine, too.
Other parts played by DEREK RICHARDS
Directed by ADRIAN MOURBY BBC Wales
W HEAR THIS! poffe 19

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Leonard
Played By: Derek Richards
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Madeleine: Alexandra Mathie
Geraint: Philip Rowlands
Joe: Mark Draper
Mrs Lloyd-Evans: Nesta Harris

: News

: Communities in Crisis

A series of four programmes. What is it that holds a community together? It is only in a crisis that the skeleton of a community is exposed.
Margaret Percy looks at how communities have coped with very different types of crisis. 1: Shutdown
The development of steel production in Corby had turned a small village into a thriving town. When the steelworks were shut down in 1980, thousands were thrown out of work and the future looked bleak.
But Corby proved resilient; there were those who could see a future for the town. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Percy

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Carole West
continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm

Contributors

Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

with DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

Contributors

Unknown: David Symonds

: Oh, Yes It Is!

Stereo. (Broadcastyesterday, 12.27pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)

Contributors

Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)

Contributors

Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Tuesday Feature

Culture Shock
Working abroad is often not as wonderful as those who stay at home may like to believe. For instance, one in three
Americans and one in seven Europeans fail to complete their tour of duty. Repatriation is very costly, yet many companies seem unwilling or unable to make the comparatively small capital investment required to prepare their staff for foreign postings. But, for the victims of culture shock, the costs are in more human terms.
'Half the wives there were showing some form of tension ... infidelity was rife.'
Molly Price-Owen reports. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM

Contributors

Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Producer: Susan Snailum

: In Touch

Presented by Peter White Producer ANNE THEAKSTONE
Series producer THENA HESHEL

Contributors

Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Anne Theakstone
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Persona Grata

Nigel Rees talks about three of his favourite humorous characters from fiction. Reader JONATHAN NEWTH
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Talks: Nigel Rees
Reader: Jonathan Newth
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Christopher Cook Producer CARROLL MOORE

Contributors

Presenter: Christopher Cook
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Bengal Lancer (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod

Contributors

Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Poetry: The Romantic Hero

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Rehearsing for Work
12.303: The First Few Days Learning skills; meeting people
12.50 4: Finding your Feet - if things go wrong








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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.

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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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