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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and 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 SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVlD SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Davld Symonds

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Conversation's answer to 'a trip to the moon on gossamer wings'


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits North Yorkshire, where members of the Pickering and District Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Sid Robertson and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Marcia's Group by JILL NORRIS
Read by Fleur Chandler
Marcia is the new girl at school - with tales of wealth and distant lands. But the highest flier has to come down to earth sooner or later!


Read By: Fleur Chandler
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Help us to help each other (BBC HB 378); Psalm 67; II Corinthians 8, vv 1-9; Praise the Lord ye heavens adore him (BBC HB 16) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Great Numbers Shenanigan (2) With IAN HUMPHRIS Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 2: Barley Street Dump Fund-raising Written by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo
11.45 Singing Along (2) Written by KATE WALKER Presented by DAVID HYDE and BARBARA SWEENEY Stereo


Written By: Alan Lambert
Written By: Kate Walker
Presented By: David Hyde
Presented By: Barbara Sweeney

: Bebe and Ben

Hubert Gregg tells the story of one of Hollywood's longest and most successful marriages.


Unknown: Hubert Gregg

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. 4: On Tour
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fanny Kemble.

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Around the World in 25 Years

Johnny Morris recalls some of the places he has visited and the people he has met in a quarter of a century of jaunting. This week: Finland


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: Kings and Queens
2.5 Looking at Nature Pond. Stereo
2.20 Discovery Celebrations by BOB DOCHERTY Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Water People by LESLIE NORRIS (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Mockery Phant the Elephant (R)


Unknown: Bob Docherty
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Leslie Norris

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own.
Serial: How Was It For You? 7: You're Driving Me Crazy!


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

A tale of the supernatural by JILL HYEM
When Mr Shimojo takes a room in Helen Bestall 's house neither he nor Mrs Bestall is prepared for the sequence of horrifying events which his presence seems to generate.
Pronunciation adviser MASATOSHITOBITA
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jill Hyem
Unknown: Mr Shimojo
Unknown: Helen Bestall
Unknown: Mrs Bestall
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Mr Shimojo: Sean Barrett
Helen Bestall: Carole Boyd
Lucy Bestall: Helen Worth
PeterTrent: Christopher Scular
Enid Shelley: Kate Lee
Young woman: Kate Lee

: English Now

The programme for anyone with an interest in the English language
David Crystal looks at the immense growth of English learning in China and talks to superstar of Chinese television, Kathy Flower.


Unknown: Kathy Flower.
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Michael Oliver visits the new Swan Theatre at Stratford. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Brian Matthew visits the Swan, tomorrow at I 1.0pm on Radio 2)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Producer: Brian Matthew

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHFiFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: First Might Impressions

A series of six programmes
Robert Cushman presents his personal view of the British theatre during his period as drama critic of The Observer from 1973 to 1984.
3: The National Theatre
He talks to Alan Ayckbourn
Brenda Blethyn , John Dexter
Michael Gambon , John Gunter Geraldine McEwan
Warren Mitchell , Bill Paterson Sir Ralph Richardson Michael Rudman with performance extracts from No Man Land (sir JOHN GIELGUI )) Glengarry Glen Ross (JACK SHEPPARD and TONY HAYGARTH )
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: John Dexter
Unknown: Michael Gambon
Unknown: John Gunter
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Michael Rudman
Unknown: Sir John Gielgui
Unknown: Glengarry Glen Ross
Unknown: Jack Sheppard
Unknown: Tony Haygarth
Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith reports on the usual and the unusual, the successful and the not-so-successful in all areas of business activity. Producer MARGARET BUDY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am LW)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Groundswell

Sweden's methods of handling nuclear waste are among the best in the world. What lessons can be learnt from them?
Also, in the week of the local government elections, how easy is it going to be for councils like Dudley, in the heart of the industrial West Midlands, to put environmental matters high on their list of priorities? Presented by Hugh Sykes
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
0 INFO: page 69


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Analysis

Desert Song
The song the Saudis sing as the oil slurp-slurps into the barrel is a lament for the good old days when OPEC ruled the pipelines and the pumps. It is not the lament of a kingdom down to its last petrodollar. Saudi Arabia is still a country rich beyond the dreams of avarice, but it's going through a rough patch.
Mary Goldring explains why as she discovers where the oil billions have gone and what sort of country this secretive desert kingdom has become. Producer DAVID MORTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am L W)


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Rose on the Obverse by TIMOTHY JACKSON Stereo


Unknown: Timothy Jackson

: Adventure

A weekly series for those interested in adventure pursuits - in the hills, in the air, on or under water, or from the comfort of an armchair
Presenter Mike Hollingworth This week: National Centre for Mountain Activities


Presenter: Mike Hollingworth

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Amateur Emigrant (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 The Cold War - the Soviet View
11.50 Technology: National Power

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Advanced Studies: Geography
12.30 Temperate Landscape Management (RV) With DR CAROLYN HARRISON and DR IAN SIMMONS Chaired by JOE HENSON (R) and at 12.50 The Biological Resources of the Oceans (RV) With DR ALISTAIR MCINTYRE and DR MARTIN ANGEL Chaired by JOE HENSON (R)


Unknown: Dr Carolyn Harrison
Unknown: Dr Ian Simmons
Unknown: Joe Henson
Unknown: Dr Alistair McIntyre
Unknown: Joe Henson

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.

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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