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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday 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 HARRIET CASS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Simon Rose
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: John Inverdale

: Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers

Episode 2
'The Garnishee may have tentacles on their heads, but they are the only intelligent race on this planet. They have a democratic form of government, a two-house parliament, a high court and graduated income tax.' Stereo

: News

: Cat's Whiskers

Presented by Paul Nicholas with plays, songs and quizzes
9.10* Asterix and the Big Fight
9.20* The Iron Man
9.35* Playwriting Competition Nightgames by LIZA PALMER with Colin Baker
9.40* Dr Jekyll and Mr Hollins Stereo


Presented By: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Liza Palmer
Unknown: Colin Baker
Unknown: Mr Hollins

: 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 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Committee-box Lobsters by DUNCAN GARDINER
Read by Sion Probert
'Just supposing I could somehow lay my hands on a couple of tickets, what's in itforme?'


Unknown: Duncan Gardiner
Read By: Sion Probert
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Light's glittering morn (BBC HB 108); Set me as a seal (Walton); I Corinthians 15, vv 1-11; Good Christian men, rejoice and sing (BBC HB 103) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Steve and Eddie by JOHNNIE QUARRELL
Two 13-year-olds would like to make themselves famous. But it's a problem because they're pretty ordinary. Then along comes a tramp with the answer.
Directed by PETER KING Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Johnnie Quarrell
Directed By: Peter King
Steve: Jake Wood
Eddie: Jack McNicholl
Tramp: Stanley Page
Mother: Alex Marshall
Father: John Church
Shopkeeper: Trevor Nichols

: The Living World

'In the cold spell our starlings had icicles on their legs. Can birds suffer from frostbite?' The naturalists answer your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Prophets, Charlatans and Little Gurus

2: Richard Buckminster Fuller Inventor, scientist and prophet of a glorious technological future for all mankind, he 'gurued' all over the world advocating peace, love, and life in a dome. (R) Revised


Unknown: Richard Buckminster Fuller

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round: London
Chairman Robert Robinson Michael Giddings (merchant banker)
Marilyn Halberstam (barrister)
MichaelForder (teacher)
Kevin Wing
(underwriter's assistant) The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own
Questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES Producer RICHARD edis Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Michael Giddings
Unknown: Marilyn Halberstam
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

2: Anansi Goes Swimming Stereo

: Man's Hour

Introduced by Terry Jones Fashion for men
What is chivalry? Are men getting more like women?
For just one day, Woman's Hour steps aside to give the other sex a chance to muscle in ...
Serial: Stories by Women Writers
5: The Proper Circumstances by SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER


Presenter: Terry Jones
Unknown: Sylvia Townsend Warner

Blog post that mentions this programme:

It's... Genome's Monty Python 50th Anniversary Quiz 5 October 2019

: The Afternoon Play

A Distant Star by OWEN HOLDER with The celebrations for Lottie's 80th birthday take a different turn when Irish journalist Michael takes her down memory lane to her theatrical past - a past the family don't want to be reminded of. and GRAHAM BLOCKEY


Unknown: Owen Holder
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Unknown: Anne Jameson.
Unknown: Melinda Walker
Piano: Geoffrey Brawn
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Lottie: Joyce Carey
Harold: Richard Pearson
Michael: Jim Norton
Philip: Owen Holder
Dorothy: Gwen Cherrell

: News

: Communities in Crisis

The last 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. Riot
The hardships and inequalities of life in Brixton were drawn into sharp focus in 1981 when rioters took to the streets to protest about their situation.
Five years have seen a number of initiatives to improve life in the inner-city suburb - and another riot. Has anything really changed?
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Triona Holden continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Triona Holden

: The Six O'Clock News

Halfanhourof reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Jarvis's Frayn


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: My Life Till Now

Mary Sweeney looks back on life in Liverpool in the early 30s. Stereo (Details tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Unknown: Mary Sweeney

: 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.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0 am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Tuesday Feature

Getting into GEAR
In 1941 Glasgow was the second city of the Empire. But by 1971 the census revealed the city's East End as one of the most deprived urban areas in Europe. The heavy industry on which it had thrived was dead or dying, and workers were leaving a derelict landscape in their thousands. The response, in 1976, was the Glasgow Eastern Area Renewal (GEAR) project and, to date, more than 400 million pounds has been spent in revitalising the East End.
As this unique effort comes to a close Margo MacDonald examines the results.
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Margo MacDonald
Producer: Christopher Lowell

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. Opm Free quarterly bulletin from:
[address removed].
(Send four large SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: More Wrestling than Dancing

David Moreau recollects five attempts to come to grips with life.
3: Growing up with a Bang Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David Moreau
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer THOMAS SUTCUFFE


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

A Perfect Spy (12)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Soundings

Beautiful But Empty
Rosemary Hartill , BBC Religious Affairs
Correspondent, travels to Wooler, Northumbria, to investigate the crisis facing the Church in rural Britain. Is Christianity in the countryside doomed?
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) Revised


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Caroline Donne

: News

followed by an interlude

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.

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

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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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