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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Patricia McKee

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
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* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

The third phone-in during Lent on the subject of Family Matters and linked to the preceding Sunday Morning Service. Today: Bereavement
Are there ways of handling bereavement, or is the experience different for each individual? Can you ever get over the loss of a loved one and should you even try?
Peter Harvey , author and lecturer in theology; and Susan Le Poidevin , a psychologist who specialises in bereavement, answer your questions.
In the Chair Jenni Murray
Produced by the Woman 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am


Unknown: Peter Harvey
Unknown: Susan Le Poidevin
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Morning Story

Making Friends by NORA WINURIDGE
Read by June Barrie
'They watched each other all the time; it worried her....' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: June Barrie

: Daily Service

Matthew 20, vv 17-28 Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune Scenes from The Wind in the Willows (20) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Space (2) Presented by tim MUNRO (R)
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (20) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo


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

: Irish Drama

The Ornamental Pear Tree by HARRY BARTON
Emma has an ornamental pear tree planted in the lawn of her Ulster home. But things get complicated when Mervyn, who lives on a nearby housing estate, decides that a tree is just the sort of thing that an ambitious young executive should have in his front garden....
Doorbell music arranged by HENRY DAGG
Producer PETER KAVANAGH BBC Northern Ireland
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm) ●HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Harry Barton
Arranged By: Henry Dagg
Victoria: Maggie Shevlin
Emma: Doreen Hepburn
Myma Fogarty: Sarah Jones
Geoffrey: Derek Halugan
Mervyn Fogarty b j: J Hogg

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of wildlife and the countryside. Presented by Peter France Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Michael Bright

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Victoria Glendinning and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
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

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: William's Rainbow by SARAH MORCOM
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago Anne Frank by JO MANTON (R)
2.25 Contact Spring by DAVID BELLAMY Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL (R)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) White Horses and Black Bulls by ALAN JENKINS adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R)


Unknown: Sarah Morcom
Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Jo Manton
Unknown: David Bellamy
Presented By: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Alan Jenkins
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray It just dropped through my fingers!
Are some people more prone to clumsiness? Can you grow out of it? ANDREA ADAMS gathers a little evidence.
Serial: The Aspern Papers by HENRY JAMES abridged in seven episodes by DELIA PATON
Read by William Roberts (7) (Music: Berkeley's The Romance of the Rose)
(Starting tomorrow: Stories by Women Writers)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: William Roberts

: Lord Barrymore's Pigeon

Rooks in the breeding season, attempt, sometimes, in the gaiety of their hearts to sing, but with no great success. (GILBERT WHITE) The story of the rook presented by Caroline Parsons
Written and compiled by KATE TIFFIN BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Presented By: Caroline Parsons

: The Budget

direct from the House of Commons The Chancellor's speech in full followed by the reply from the Leader of the Opposition, The Rt Hon Neil Kinnock , mp


Unknown: Neil Kinnock

: PM Budget Special

Presented by Susannah Simons Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
The Budget speech direct from the House of Commons with expert comment throughout the afternoon.
3.30* The Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson. mp
In the House of Commons, the BBC's Chief Political
Correspondent. Brian Curtois In the PM Budget studio The Rt Hon David Howell , mp, former Secretary of State for Energy The Rt Hon John Smith , mp,
Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
Alan Beith , mp, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Alfred Gooding, Chairman of the Gooding Group and Chairman ofCBI Wales 1983-85 Rodney Bickerstaffe , General Secretary of NUPE
Michael Hughes of stockbrokers De Zoete and Bevan Vincent Duggleby , Editor, BBC Financial Unit
Plus reaction from the public and from those most affected by the Chancellor's proposals. • FEATURE: page 3and WODDIS ON: page 79


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Nigel Lawson.
Unknown: Brian Curtois
Unknown: David Howell
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Rodney Bickerstaffe
Unknown: Michael Hughes
Unknown: Bevan Vincent Duggleby

: The Six O'Clock News: PM Budget Special

With BRIAN PERKINS followed by further discussions of the Budget proposals, with contributions from
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp The Rt Hon David Owen , mp and representatives of industry and business
6.25* Financial Report
6.30* A round-up of the rest of the day's news
A PMand Radio News production


Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: David Owen
Editors: Jenny Abramsky
Unknown: Alan Beecham.
Unknown: Helen Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Helen Boaden Producer ROGER HUTCHINGS Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Roger Hutchings
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

(Details on Thursday at IO.Oam)

: The Tuesday Feature: The Rabbit Woman of Godalming

In October 1726 wild rumours about monstrous births swept London, and reached
King George I who ordered an inquiry. The Hon Samuel Molyneux visited Mary Toft and was present when the Royal Surgeon and Anatomist delivered her of yet another rabbit. He was able to assure the King that: 'He did not perceive the least Circumstance of Fraud in the conduct of this Affair.'
HEAR THIS! page 16


Writer: Brian Sibley
Researcher: Ursula Powys Lybbe
Director: John Theocharis
The Hon Samuel Molyneux: Robert Lang
Mary Toft: Jane Leonard
Mr St Andre: Ronald Herdman
Mr Ahers: Garard Green
Jonathan Swift: Richard Durden
Parson: Peter Woodthorpe
Manningham: John Church
Balladeer: David Timson
[Actor]: James MacPherson
[Actor]: Alan Thompson
[Actress]: Tessa Worsley

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian MacRae Producer ANNE THEAKSTONE
Series producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.3010 10.0pm


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: More Wrestling than Dancing

David Moreau recollects five attempts to come to grips with life.
1: Bearded Like a Pard Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol(R)


Unknown: David Moreau
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Christopher Bigsby Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Presenter: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

A Perfect Spy (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod (continued at 10.50)


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Budget

A statement on the Budget by The Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Rt Hon Nigel Lawson , mp


Unknown: Nigel Lawson

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Acceptance of Continental Drift

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

English Resources: 16 Plus
12.30 Wordsworth Script by DR T. T. MCCORMICK (RV) and at 12.50 The Bronte Sisters Script by BRIAN WILKS (RV)


Script By: Dr T. T. McCormick
Script By: Brian Wilks

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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