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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Johnston McKay

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MICHAEL PREST
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Michael Prest
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9.5Noticeboard A preview of this term's primary school programmes Presented by DIANE WILMER For further information ring School Radio Enquiries on [number removed]
9.10 A Service for Schools The Mexico Lifeboat Disaster An outside broadcast from Lytham St Annes with THE SPINNERS and MIKE HARDING
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 LovelHate An anthology of poems and prose on the themes of love and hate
9.50 First Steps in Drama Pirates and the Sea A Strange Tale Unfolds by MARY BURNEY and LIZ PINDAR Producer ALAN LAMBERT (R)
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Presented by JOHN TETHER (11) (R)


Presented By: Diane Wilmer
Presented By: Mike Harding
Unknown: Mary Burney
Producer: Alan Lambert
Presented By: John Tether

: In Business

: The Natural History Programme

Between the iceberg and the albatross there's a man with a beard and a notebook. Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway meet Julian Hector , just back from Bird Island - a wildlife paradise in the icy South Atlantic.
And there are warmer moments, too, with a look at the most exciting natural history news. Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Julian Hector

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

House Exchange by ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH Read by Leon Sinden
This year the Gordons are again participating in a summer holiday house exchange scheme: 'People say "Think of the snags." But quite honestly we've yet to encounter any....' Producer DAVID JACKSON YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alexander McCall Smith
Read By: Leon Sinden
Producer: David Jackson

: An Act of Worship

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

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard A preview of this term's secondary school programmes Presented by NICK BAKER
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Producer JULIA BROOKE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA Message machine: [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Fund-raising A programme about young people's efforts to raise money for charity Presented by MURIEL GRAY Stereo


Presented By: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Producer: Julia Brooke
Presented By: Muriel Gray

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by John Heath-Stubbs 4: Time Machines


Presented By: John Heath-Stubbs
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 17, write to: You and Yours, BBC, Room 726, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: First Night Impressions


: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The King's New Crown by SHEILA ARCHER (R)
2.5 The Song Tree The Fantastic Fish Tank Fantasy (1) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written and produced by BARRY GIBSON Stereo
2.20 Living Language The Adventures of Perseus (1) by LEON GARFIELD
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues This week: Food Additives Are they harmful? Presented by SUSIE GRANT Make Up Your Mind would like to hear your views To take part in the poll or for the broadcast notes, send an SAE (81 x 12) to: Make Up Your Mind, [address removed]
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Sheila Archer
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Produced By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Presented By: Susie Grant

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Today's edition comes from
Stoke-on-Trent on the opening day of the National Garden
Festival. This major festive and floral event has been created on a former industrial site in the heart of the Potteries, and promises to be the biggest event of its kind in Europe.
Sue MacGregor reports on the social and physical change this represents for the city.
Serial: How Was It For You (3) In My Natural Habit'at


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Sun in a Shady Place by TREVOR BENTHAM
For Peggy, returning to Cape Town where she was born, the answers seem fairly clear. But she has a good deal to learn from the people who live there, particularly Lena, the Cape Coloured who used to be her nanny.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo


Unknown: Trevor Bentham
Directed By: Tim Suter.
Lena: Hilda Kriseman
Peggy: Penelope Lee
Eileen: Joyce Grant
Eric: Francis Middleditch
Mother: Nan Munro
Ruth: Peggy Pahngo

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents the good books programme Producer ANGELA HIND
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Hunter Davies

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continuedon VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: David Symonds

: 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
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Foina Matheson
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. BristolBS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Mexican Journey

A series of four programmes by Hugh O'Shaughnessy 1: The People
'We Mexicans play down our Spanish past and tend to idealise our Indian roots - it's a kind of split personality.' A visit to the cave-dwelling Tarahumara Indians, an afternoon at a rodeo, and an evening of mariachi music help to shed light on the enigmatic national character of the Mexicans. Producer MCK WEBB


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy

: Singer's Choice

A series of six programmes in which the tenor and opera producer Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers, with recordings. 3: Feodor Chaliapin


Talks: Nigel Douglas

: Profile

An assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual

: Does He Take Sugar?

for disabled listeners.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House,
London WIA 4WW. Phone [number removed]Lines open from 10.0am to5.0pm


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD DUNN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Wakefield 's Crusade (9)


Unknown: Mr Wakefield

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Evolution: A Scientific View
11.50 Evolution: A Christian View

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

CSE English
12.30 Introducing 'Romeo and Juliet' By PAUL ASHTON (R) and at 12.50 Introducing Flora Thompson 's 'Lark Rise to Candleford' adapted by INDRANI GLEAVE (R)


Unknown: Paul Ashton
Unknown: Flora Thompson
Adapted By: Indrani Gleave

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.

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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.

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