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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: 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 Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers

Episode 4
'These Chachkas look like foot-long black cockroaches with little pink hands,' said Chuck. 'Yes, and you humans look like great soft gop-worms,' said the Chachka. 'Now let's drop the racial slander.' Stereo

: News

: The Natural History Programme

Cattle and yams or gazelles and gorillas? Which are more important? Nick Davies talks to Sandy Harcourt about the attitudes of African farmers to their wildlife and discovers that their views aren't so different from our own, and Fergus Keeling investigates the great Victorian fern fetish. Producer MILES BARTON
BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Talks: Nick Davies
Unknown: Sandy Harcourt
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Miles Barton

: 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 The Great Big Jelly Warmer in the Sky by BEN HALES with Colin Baker
9.40* Dr Jekyll and Mr Hollins Stereo (Your last chance to catch 'Cat's Whiskers 'tomorrow 9.5 am VHF/F M)


Presented By: Paul Nicholas
Unknown: Ben Hales
Unknown: Colin Baker
Unknown: Mr Hollins

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Shopping with Mrs Riley by K. E. ROWLANDS
Read by Judy Bennett
'Miss Potter ate her solitary lunch feeling vaguely uneasy, as if she were about to do something improper. Certainly, Mother would not have approved ... but then. Mother had disapproved of so many things in which Miss Potter could see no harm. She had simply been too timid to argue.' Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Mrs Riley
Unknown: K. E. Rowlands
Read By: Judy Bennett
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

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

: Tales from Paradise


: Thought for Food

Bob Symes on a gastronomic tour through Europe in search of some traditional dishes and the tales which garnish them. 5: Cornish Pasty.
A Phoenician legacy or a poor man morsel?
Producer MARY PRICE. BBCBristol


Unknown: Bob Symes

: Prophets, Charlatans, Little Gurus.... and Peggy Duff

Chain-smoking sergeant-major of CND, she put her left foot forward and loud-hailed anti-Armageddonist hordes towards portable toilets and hot sweet tea....
(R) Revised

: Film Star

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

4: Anansi Goes Dancing. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray A geological walk down the High Street.... in the company Of ANNA GRAYSON and DR ALAN TIMMS to discover the 'Stony' history of Britain in the facades of local buildings. Serial:
Stories by Women Writers 7: The Saint by ANTONIA WHITE


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Introduced By: Dr Alan Timms
Unknown: Antonia White

: The Afternoon Play

Twister by RONALD FRAME with and 'Twister' is the movie that will make or break the career of its
Hollywood director. He has cast an unknown actress in the lead, a 'perfect English rose'. But why did he cast her? Where's the twist... ?
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Ronald Frame
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Sara Peploe: Pippa Guard
Louis Mendel: Barry Morse
Lauri Bishop: Gwen Cherrell
Kravitz: Trevor Nichols
Merelle: Margaret Robertson
Bromfeld: Kerry Shale
Stavros: Peter Woodthorpe

: News

: Bookshelf

Bards and Buckaroos
Tip your hat to these old boys
If they come ridin ' by your way They never really die, you know They just all smell that way. Christopher Frayling proves that the Great American
Cowboy is alive and well when he saddles up and rides West to Elko, Nevada, to join working cowboys and their wives and families, who have gathered together to celebrate America's century-old love affair with the man on horseback - not with spectacular displays of roping, riding or shooting as you might expect, but with verse at the 1986 Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Introduced by Hunter Davies Producer JOHN POWELL Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Introduced By: Hunter Davies
Producer: John Powell

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45 pm)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by HELEN LEADBEATER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Coluncwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack WooMey: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
DetSgt Barry: David Vann
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Tim Beecham: David Parfitt

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Celebration of G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) wrote almost 100 books on almost every subject under the sun. He was an English eccentric, a wit, a raconteur and a controversialist with such a gift for friendship that he never made an enemy.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Ff1nch
Unknown: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Chesterton: Hugh Burden
Maisie Ward: Mary Wimbush
Frances Chesterton: Rosalind Shanks
Christopher Hollis: Patrick Malahide
Hilaire Belloc: Bill Wallis
W R Titterton: Timothy Bateson
Fr Ignatius Rice: Paul Nicholson

: Miss Dorothea's Artificial Soprano

Roy Johnston tells the story of a famous Irish marriage between a well-bred girl and the Italian singer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)
0 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: Roy Johnston
Singer: Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci.
Reader: Marcella Riordan
Producer: David Byers

: Does He Take Sugar?

Holding Therapy for Autistic Children
In the past five years, interest has grown in this method of 'breaking into'the strange closed world of the autistic child. But despite claims of success, the idea of parents trying to rebuild bonds by forced holding and eye contact has encountered stiff opposition.
Tonight John Mills visits a London centre to see the technique in action and hear first-hand accounts of its effects. Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
(Lines open from 10.0am to 5.0pm)
('A World of Their Own' next Sunday reports on how autistic children see the world)


Unknown: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Gavin Campbell takes time out from That 's Life to bid for personalities from the BBC
Sound Archives but finds that the big sell has already begun. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Nigel Andrews Producer KEVIN JACKSON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presenter: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

A Perfect Spy (14)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewellyn


Presented By: Tim Llewellyn

: Soundings

John Got it Right
Trevor Barnes plays detective and examines the evidence presented by the late Bishop John Robinson , that John's Gospel is the most accurate record of the life of Jesus. Defence and prosecution witnesses are cross-examined about this remarkable claim that stands New Testament scholarship on its head. Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producer DAVID COOMES (R) Revised


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: John Robinson
Unknown: Caroline Donne

: News

followed by an interlude

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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.

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