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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Michael Child

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: John Inverdale

: Penge Papers

2: 'New neighbours have moved in. Next door. Geographically speaking, our only neighbours in the avenue. Because we're end-of-terrace, you see. These distinctions count for something in Penge.'

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts on a subject of current interest.
Produced by the Woman's 's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad.


Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: Morning Story

Rose's Eagle by KATE GRIFFIN
Read by Barbara Marten
'Eagle?' said her father, rocking with derision. 'Hear that,
Joseph. An eagle! Says she's seen an eagle. Daft as a brush that one. An eagle ... in Yorkshire. Did you ever hear the like?'
ProducerGILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kate Griffin
Read By: Barbara Marten
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; Firmly I believe and truly (BBC HB 168); Psalm 119, w 25-32; I Corinthians 1, v 25 to 2, v 5; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Ode for St Cecilia by GABRIEL JOSIPOVIC1 with Frances Barber as Sue and Tim Woodward as Gerry 'Dear Sue,
I woke up the other day with the sound of your oboe in my ears. It stayed with me all day - Gerry'
RICHARD EARLE (baroque oboe) Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Gabriel Josipovic1
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Tim Woodward
Unknown: Richard Earle
Directed By: John Theocharis
Telephonist: Elaine Claxton

: The Living World

Alistair Sommerville ,
Mike Scott and David Long tackle wildlife questions from an audience at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, in celebration of the Edinburgh Botanical Society's 150th anniversary.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol Stereo


Unknown: Alistair Sommerville
Unknown: Mike Scott
Unknown: David Long
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Pattie ColdweU with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Pattie Coldweu

: Brain of Britain 1986

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round: North
Chairman Robert Robinson
Christopher Birkby (solicitor) Alan Bell (bank officer)
Michael Frazer (civil servant) Stephen Strouzer (lecturer) The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN gillies Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Christopher Birkby
Unknown: Alan Bell
Unknown: Michael Frazer
Unknown: Stephen Strouzer
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Presented By: Louis Robinson

: 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: Among the Quiet Folks 2: In Gorgeous Technicolor


Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Close of Play by ELLEN DRYDEN with On the Saturday of a thrilling Lord's Test, young Edmund Foster is dragooned by his parents into playing his cello at a ghastly children's concert. So he has to watch the score, in more ways than one....
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER Stereo


Play By: Ellen Dryden
Unknown: Edmund Foster
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Edmund: Jonathan Taylor
Felicity: Jill Lidstone
Alan: Michael Hadley
Harriet: Marian Diamond
Mrs Jephcott: Frances Jeater
Rosalind: Rosalind Adams
Orlando: Bernard Brown
Lydia: Pauline Letts
Deirdre: Natashapyne
Charles: Eric Stovell
Announcer: Peter Howell
Interviewer: George Parsons
Commentator: ,garard Green

: News

: The Local Network

Paul Heiney , with the help of the BBC's Local Radio newsrooms all over the country, gets a fresh perspective on a topic of current interest. Producer DAVID BENNETT Editor TIM PITT


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: David Bennett
Editor: Tim Pitt

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted in six parts by RENE BASIUCO starring
5: Leamas is an old hand at the game. He knows that, in the world of espionage, nothing is ever what it seems.
Theme music by MAX HARRIS


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Rene Basiuco
Music By: Max Harris
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Alec Leamas: Colin Blakely
Fiedler: David de Keyser
Mundt: Wolf Kahler
Control: Allan McClelland
Peter Guillam: Douglas Blackwell
Man from Berlin/Warder: Lutz Liebelt
Secretary: Suzanne Roquette
First guard: Peter Birch
Second guard: Graham Blockey
Third guard: Terry Gurry

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Tuesday Feature

Travelling Through:
A Profile of The Rev Jim Wallis Sojourn: n. temporary residence or stay
Ten years ago Jim Wallis founded the Sojourners, a small Christian group living in one of Washington DC's poorest areas. An outspoken critic of President Reagan, peace protestor and scourge of America's powerful religious Right, Jim Wallis has been jailed many times for his activities.
Rosemary Hartill. BBC
Religious Affairs Correspondent, visits the Sojourners, hears from Pastor Wallis's critics, and explores the motivation and life of this influential and controversial leader, who arrives for a preaching tour next week at the invitation of British churches.
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Jim Wallis
Unknown: Jim Wallis
Unknown: Jim Wallis
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Producer: John Newbury

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA.
(Send four 8, x 12SAEsfora year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

The Girl in His Past by GEORGES SIMENON translated by LOUISE VARESE abridged in seven episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Gavin Campbell (7) Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Translated By: Louise Varese
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: The Only Way to Cross

Fifty years ago this week, the Queen Mary set out on her maiden voyage for New York, introducing an elegance previously unknown on the Atlantic crossing.
Anne Brown recalls how the biggest and most luxurious passenger liner in the world came to be conceived and built in the Depression. And, with the help of some of those who worked on her and those who were on the inaugural sailing, she recalls how the Queen Mary went on to become an ambassador for Britain. Producer ROY SAATCHI
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Anne Brown
Producer: Roy Saatchi

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science and Literature

: News

followed by an interlude

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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