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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 SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Noticeboard A preview of next year's primary programmes of special interest to teachers Presented by diane WILMER For further information ring School Radio Enquiries on [number removed]
9.10 A Service for Schools St Columba and the Iona Community An outside broadcast with LORD MACLEOD
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 Handles (2) by JAN MARK
9.50 First Steps in Drama Pirates and the Sea: Finding the Wreck (R)
10.10 Playtime (Broadcaston Monday at 2.5pm)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Presenter JOHN TETHER (13) (R)


Presented By: Diane Wilmer
Unknown: Jan Mark
Presenter: John Tether

: In Business

: The Natural History Programme

Grey squirrels, mink and coypus are well known aliens; but there are also African clawed toads spawning in South Wales, and Australian parakeets nesting in London.
Lionel Kelleway goes in search of exotic escapees while studio guest Brian Bertram of the London Zoo tells Fergus Keeling about a new strategy to save the tiger.
Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Brian Bertram
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

In Perpetua
Written and read by Don Maclean
As a young lieutenant with the Royal Warwicks, Charles had spent nearly four years in the trenches before being wounded in the leg as the Armistice was about to be signed. For years he had been reluctant to talk about the War, yet, suddenly, the facts, like the length of his marriage, were important. They were things he wanted to tell. Producer DIANE CULVERHOUSE BBCBirmingham


Read By: Don MacLean
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

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

: Analysis

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard A preview of next year's secondary programmes of special interest to teachers 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 Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Easy Money A look at the small ads to find out what's really behind the get-rich-quick jobs on offer Presented by PHIL KORBELL. Stereo


Presented By: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Phil Korbell.

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by John Heath-Stubbs 6: Augustan


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

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 19, 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


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: Pilkington's Bowler Hat by JOHN BETT (R)
2.5 The Song Tree The Fantastic Fish Tank Fantasy (3) Presented by HILARYJONES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language King Midas by LEON GARFIELD
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues This week: Acid Rain Presented by SUSIE GRANT


Unknown: John Bett
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Presented By: Susie Grant

: 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:
Watcher in the Shadows (3)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play Ties

Marion returns to her mother and sisters in Edinburgh, at a time of personal crisis. She is seeking comfort at a time of loss, but finds that life is not that simple.
Directed by GREGOR GRAHAM BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Eric MacDonald
Directed By: Gregor Graham
Marion: Maureen Beattie
Mother: Edith MacArthur
Kay: Gwyneth Guthrie
Peggy: Rose McBain
Sadie: Mary Riggans
Flora: Vivienne Dixon

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme.
(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 continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by GUY HUTCHINS Cast for the week:


Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
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
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: 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, Bristol BSB 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Roy Hayward.

: Mexican Journey

A series of four programmes by Hugh O'Shaughnessy 3:The PRI
The PRI is the Institutional
Revolutionary Party that has governed Mexico for over 50 years. But is it a legitimate heir to the Mexican Revolution from which it takes its name? Can it continue in power, given the growing doubts within the country about its competence, honesty and accountability? Producer MICK WEBB
For book list, send SAE to: Mexican Journey, [address removed]


Unknown: Hugh O'Shaughnessy
Producer: Mick Webb

: Singer's Choice

Six programmes in which the tenor and opera producer Nigel Douglas talks about some of his favourite singers, with recordings.
5: Fritz Wunderlich
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Producer: Alan Haydock.

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House
London WlA 4WW. Phone [number removed]Linesopenfrom 10.0am to 5.0 pm


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Peter Kemp Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30 pm)


Presented By: Peter Kemp
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Love Child (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Education or Training?
11.50 The Teachers' Dispute

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Hallo! Wie geht's?
12.307: Sport, Sport undnoch einmal Sport Written by BRIAN HILL (R) and at 12.45
8: Am Wochenende Written by CARL DUERING (R)
1.0 Graded Objectives: German Levels 3 and 4 (4)


Written By: Brian Hill
Written By: Carl Duering

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.

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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