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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With SYLVIA SANDYS BBC Northern Ireland Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Parkinson talks to John Dankworth Stereo


Talks: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: John Dankworth

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs your complaints and queries about BBC programmes and policies. Send them to: Feedback,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: John Edwards

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at a 0pm)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

According to Custom by BETTY HASKELL
Read by Penelope Lee
Lomisa was bom with a twisted foot, and it was the tribal custom to put out such babies to be devoured by hyenas. But her father, for his own reasons, placed Lomisa where the nuns could find her.


Unknown: Betty Haskell
Read By: Penelope Lee
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Lift up your hearts
(BBC HB 326); Psalm 19; Luke 7, w 36-50; Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (18) Presented by ANDREW SHORE Stereo
11.20 Conservation - Now Birds of Prey - The Kestrel Story Presented by ROGER TABOR and CYRIL LITTLEWOOD
11.40 The Music Box (8) Written and presented by SANDRA KERR. Stereo
11.50 See for Yourself Round and Round We Go by BARBARA METCALF


Presented By: Andrew Shore
Presented By: Roger Tabor
Presented By: Cyril Littlewood
Presented By: Sandra Kerr.
Unknown: Barbara Metcalf

: Out for the Count

The prospect of calculating the VAT on a bill, the duration of a train journey, or the cost of curtain material induces anxiety, helplessness and even guilt in a large proportion of British adults. Yet these people spent a considerable amount of their time at school in mathematics lessons.
Georgina Ferry examines how research in psychology and education is now revealing why so many fail to learn to deal with numbers and how their difficulties might be overcome. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
0 INFO: page 7718


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Hampshire Days

'I peeped through the screening thorns and saw a weasel lying coiled round, snakewise, at the roots of the oak in a bed of dead leaves. He was grinning and chattering at the birds, his whole body quivering with excitement.'
P. J. Kavanagh reads w. H. HUDSON 'S account of a hunting weasel. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: H. Hudson

: The Food Programme

Tunnel Vision
Derek Cooper hears about the taste of things to come on British and French railways. Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Son of Cliche

Captain Invisible and The See Thru'Kid This week:
'Planet of the people who think it's really trendy to wear white shoes.' starring Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton
Producer ALAN NIXON (R) Revised. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Written By: Rob Grant
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines.


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: Andrew McAndrew and the Tape Recorder by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Stereo
2.5 Let's Join In Prince Sobur An Indian folk-tale adapted by zoe BAILEY
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King Stories Beaky Meanstreak and the Neat Beak Eagle by DEREK FARMER
2.40 Listen! Armada Rock by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL 8: Caught! (R)


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty
Adapted By: Zoe Bailey
Unknown: Beaky Meanstreak
Unknown: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Christopher Russell

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Douglas Dunn achieved popularity with his collection of poetry about the city of Hull, where he worked in the university library. He talks to Mary Marquis about his latest work which has won him the Whitbread prize.
The Border town of Dumfries celebrates its 800th birthday this year with festivities invoking the memories of Robert Burns and Robert the Bruce. Ian McConnell reports. Producer Colin Caley BBC Scotland
Serial: Blue Remembered Hills by Rosemary Sutcliff abridged in seven episodes by Pat McLoughlin; Read by Elizabeth Spriggs (7) (Music: MacDowell's "To a Wild Rose")


Presenter: Mary Marquis
Interviewee: Douglas Dunn
Reporter: Ian McConnell
Producer: Colin Caley
Author, serial: Rosemary Sutcliff
Abridger, serial: Pat McLoughlin
Reader, serial: Elizabeth Spriggs

: Jude the Obscure

by THOMAS HARDY dramatised for radio by ELIZABETH NORTH
The last of six parts with
The Letter Killeth
Into their lives comes little Father Time, the child of Jude and Arabella.
Sue finds herself bowed down with domestic drudgery and hardship. Jude returns to his humbler trade of baking because his consumption cannot withstand the outdoor life of a stonemason.
Once again there is the old longing to return to Christminster, and Jude resolves finally to take himself and his family there for good.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Elizabeth North
Directed By: Brian Miller
Jude Fawley: Michael Pennington
Sue Bridehead: Elizabeth Garvie
Father Time: Jesse Lawrence
Woman: Judy Gibson
Landlady: Alexa Romanes
Doctor: Brian Gear
Phillotson: John Normington
Arabella: Elva Makins
Jack Stagg: Gregory Phillips
Tinker Taylor: Brian Jackson
Annie: Hazel Ellerby
Widow Edlin: June Barrie
Dr Vilbert: John Unstrum

: News

: Humour In Music

This week Leonard Pearcey talks to Philip Jones leader of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, and plays some of his music.
Producer RICHARD WILLCOX Stereo (R) Revised


Talks: Leonard Pearcey
Leader: Philip Jones

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented bySusannah Simons and Robert Williams
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Going Places

Presented by Clive Jacobs
This week Tom Boswell tests the Hyundai 1.3 GL. Producer HELEN ROBSON


Presented By: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Helen Robson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 1. 40pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.
Stereo. (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale

: Stop Press

With the launching of a new national daily and Fleet Street in turmoil, Nigel Rees looks at what the papers have been on about and why.


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Any Questions?

Mgr Bruce Kent , Vice-President ofCND
Max Hastings , journalist
David Penhaligon , mp for Truro and Jessica Mann , writer tackle the issues raised by the audience in Redruth, Cornwall Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Mgr Bruce Kent
Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: David Penhaligon
Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented byMichael Billington Producer RICHARD DUNN


Presented By: Michael Billington
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Bengal Lancer (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

With Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by MARTIN BOOTH .
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 5.25pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Stuart Silver.
Written By: Pete Sinclair.
Unknown: Ian Brown.
Unknown: David Cohen.
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Unknown: John Morrish.
Unknown: Auson Renshaw
Producer: Harry Thompson

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Words for Real (BTEC)
12.30 3: Talking to People and at 12.50
4: Learning to Listen

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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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