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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

With THE RT REV MICHAEL BAUGHEN , Bishop of Chester Stereo


Unknown: Michael Baughen
Unknown: Chester Stereo

: 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 CLIVE ROSLIN
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: Clive Roslin

: News

: Midweek with Arthur Mullard

Where chat stops and talk starts and continues for 55 minutes.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Knaresborough in North Yorkshire, where members of the local
Horticultural Society put their questions 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

The Terrors of Basket-weaving by PATRICIA HIGHSMITH
Read by Gwen Cherrell
Diane found the basket on the beach, took it home, and repaired it. Her fingers worked instinctively ... But then the terror began to creep up ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Gwen Cherrell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Who are these, like stars appearing (BBC HB 236);
Psalm 27, part 1; Acts 5, vv 27-39; Rise up 0 men of God (BBC HB 364) Stereo

: The Wolf Years

Norwegian resistance during the Second World War

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop The Great Numbers Shenanigan (4) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo
11.25 Junior Drama Workshop 4: Headline 'Disaster' Hurricane Written by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo
11.45 Singing Along (4) Presented by DAVID HYDE and BARBARA SWEENEY. Stereo


Unknown: Ian Humphris.
Written By: John Taylor.
Presented By: David Hyde
Presented By: Barbara Sweeney.

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

In the last of six programmes
Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress Fanny Kemble. On Tour in America
Compiled by MONICA COUGH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Suzanne Burden
Unknown: Fanny Kemble.
Unknown: Monica Cough
Producer: Gillian Hush

: 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: South America
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: Mrs Lather 's Laundry by ALLAN AHLBERG (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Meadow. Stereo
2.20 Discovery Sharing by BOB DOCHERTY Presented by FLOELLA BENJAMIN
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Little Red Fish by DORIS HARPER WILLS (R)
2.50 Something to Think About Words. Words. Words


Unknown: Mrs Lather
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Presented By: Floella Benjamin
Unknown: Doris Harper Wills

: 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 (7)


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Up Against the Wall by ALLEN SADDLER
Martin, an English lecturer,
'discovers' Pete at a local pub, reciting his unorthodox verses. Promoting Pete, Martin finds he has something of a Frankenstein's monster on his hands ...
Music by SAM RICHARDS Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Allen Saddler
Music By: Sam Richards
Directed By: Brian Miller
Pete: Kevin Lloyd
Martin: Roy North
Sue: Avril Clark
Jimmy: Nicholas Collett
Max: Francis Middleditch
Sarah ,: Deborah Makepeace
Evans: Rex Holdsworth
Compère/ Businessman: Bugs Anderson
Disc jockey: John Telfer
Rockey: Brian Hewlett
Woman: Janice Somers
Man: David Sharp

: English Now

The programme for anyone with an interest in the English language.
English accents are on the move. But are the influences coming from the upper or lower stratum of society? And what has America got to do with it?
David Crystal talks to phonetics expert John Wells.


Talks: David Crystal
Unknown: John Wells.
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

A Mirror of the State
Craig Brown , with the help of the BBC Monitoring Service, investigates arts broadcasting on international radio stations. Do the arts as projected by Voice of America, Radio Moscow,
Deutsche Welle and others act as a mirror of the State? Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Deutsche Welle
Producer: Simon Broughton

: 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

: First Night Impressions

Robert Cushman presents his personal view of the British theatre during his period as drama critic on The Observer from 1973 to 1984. 5: Spaces
He talks to Mike Bradwell
Howard Brenton. Dan Crawford Giles Havergal. Adrian Noble Bob Scott. Antony Sher Max Stafford-Clark
Jenny Topper , Julie Walters Snoo Wilson , Victoria Wood with performance extracts from: The Dresser (TOM COURTENAY and FREDDIE JONES)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Mike Bradwell
Unknown: Howard Brenton.
Unknown: Dan Crawford
Unknown: Giles Havergal.
Unknown: Adrian Noble
Unknown: Bob Scott.
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark
Unknown: Jenny Topper
Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Snoo Wilson
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Denis Lawson
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith brings you topical news and stories from shop-floors and boardrooms across the country.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5am)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Groundswell

Britain has been accused of being 'the dirty old man of Europe' and of trying to resist European efforts to clean up industrial effluent and sewage in the North Sea.
Eric Robson goes out on a 'dumping expedition' to find out whether the accusations hold water.
Presented by Hugh Sykes Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
0 INFO: page 93


Unknown: Eric Robson
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Analysis

Dr Beryl Sprinkel , Chairman of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, in conversation with Mary Goldring about American economic policy and developments in the world economy
Producer DAVID MORTON (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11. 0 am LW)


Unknown: Dr Beryl Sprinkel
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Letters from Kim by CAROLE HAYMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Carole Hayman.

: 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


Presenter: Mike Hollingworth

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Girl in His Past (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Graphs and Equations
11.50 The Oil Game: Round 2

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Help Yourself to Biology Human Physiology Written and produced by PETER WARD
12.30 On Guard Against the Germs (R); and at 12.50 Infection and the Community (R)


Produced By: Peter Ward

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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.

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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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