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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

with FR MICHAEL CHILD . Stereo


Unknown: Fr Michael Child

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Simon Rose
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: John Inverdale

: Penge Papers

3: 'Now I'm an unemployed teacher I spend a lot of time in Egnep; that's Penge spelt backwards. What I call the other Penge. the hidden Penge. The one the visitor or unobservant native never sees.'

: News

: Midweek with Laurie Taylor

Sand, sea and a professor of sociology - Midweek comes live from the Theatre in the Round in Scarborough.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team travels to
North Wales, where members of the Corwen Gardening Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Chairman Clay Jones
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Road Runners by JILL NORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon
Another chapter in the saga of Miz Taylor , the city-dweller who moved to the back of beyond and found peace of mind - marriage - and now a slight brush with the law! Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Miz Taylor
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 71; Hills of the north rejoice (BBC his 33); Psalm 19;
I Corinthians 9, vv 19-27; Teach me, my God and king (BP 80) Stereo

: The Story Girl

Compiled by SHELLEY THOMPSON A biographical impression of Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942), author of Anne of Green Gables. Mary Rubio and Elizabeth Waterston , editors of Montgomery's recently released diaries, and their publisher, William Toye , talk about the complex creator of one of the best-loved characters in children's fiction.


Unknown: Shelley Thompson
Unknown: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Unknown: Mary Rubio
Unknown: Elizabeth Waterston
Unknown: William Toye
Reader: Bernard Braden
Reader: Shelley Thompson
Producer: Ed Thomason

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds. Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Enquire Within.
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Howard

: Around the World in 25 Years

The last of six programmes in which 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: Corsica


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Presented By: Louis Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Penny Chuter , top woman in the world of rowing
Serial: Among the Quiet Folks 3: Mr Catesby Brings it Off


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Penny Chuter

: The Afternoon Play

Not That Sort of Beach by JIM HITCHMOUGH
The Cooper annual caravan holiday to the South of France is established as a relaxing routine of sun, sand and savoirfaire. Doreen's bikini top was discarded three years ago at Frejus and now she wants to shed the bottom. But George's modesty is a problem, as is a reminder of home, lurking in the sand dunes....
Directed by TONY CLIFF


Unknown: Jim Hitchmough
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Doreen Cooper: Jane Collins
George Cooper: Christian Rodska
Kate Cooper: Suzanne Hitchmough
Sandra Cooper: Carole Diamond
Henshaw: Edwardyork
Mrs Henshaw: Rosalind Knight

: English Now

An estimated two million adults in Britain have reading problems. David Crystal looks at the work of the Adult
Literacy Campaign and talks to David Hargreaves , television producer of On the Move. Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: David Hargreaves
Producer: Alan Wilding

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Writer's Block
Sometimes I've had it so bad all the verbal faculties are crippled and it's difficult to put one word after another, like a difficulty in walking almost. (DOUGLAS DUNN) Maggie Norden explores the problem of writer's block with Kingsley Amis,
Beryl Bainbridge , Mary Brown ,
Douglas Dunn , Zachary Leader and Anthony Storr , and finds out how writers cope, and that it's not always a reason to panic. Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (R)


Unknown: Maggie Norden
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Mary Brown
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Unknown: Zachary Leader
Unknown: Anthony Storr
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

WithCHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report


Unknown: Charlotte Green

: First Night Impressions

Robert Cushman presents his personal view of the British theatre during his period as drama critic of The Observer from 1973 to 1984. 6: Directors
He talks to Mike Alfreds Michael Blakemore
Simon Callow , Lindsay Duncan Paul Eddington , William Gaskill Mike Leigh , Anna Massey
Jonathan Miller , Harold Prince Antony Sher , Max Stafford-Clark, Janet Suzman with performance extracts from Three Sisters (NIGEL DAVENPORT and JANET SUZMAN )
Goose Pimples (JIM BROADBENT. PAUL JESSON and JILL BAKER ) Pacific Overtures and Gypsy (ANGELA LANSBURY ) Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE Stereo


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Mike Alfreds
Unknown: Michael Blakemore
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Paul Eddington
Unknown: William Gaskill
Unknown: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Harold Prince
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark,
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Jim Broadbent.
Unknown: Paul Jesson
Unknown: Jill Baker
Unknown: Pacific Overtures
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith goes into the world of business to report on the latest initiatives and problems. Producer MARGARET BUDY


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Groundswell

Britain's environmental groups come in all shapes and sizes and many political hues. There is plenty of inter-group rivalry and antagonism. Is this a help or a hindrance to environmental improvement?
Presented by Hugh Sykes Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Analysis

Paradise Postponed
Plenty of rice and plenty of oil - Indonesia in the first half of the 1980s seemed to be safely on its way to a bright future. But now, with the population growing at an annual rate of over two per cent and oil revenues falling rapidly, the country's US-trained planners, known as the 'Berkeley mafia', have to think again.
David Wheeler examines how the government in Jakarta proposes to save the Indonesian economic miracle. Producer PETER BROD


Unknown: David Wheeler
Producer: Peter Brod

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Ode for St Cecilia by GABRIEL JOSIPOVICI. Stereo


Unknown: Gabriel Josipovici.

: Adventure

Presented by Mike HoUingworth


Presented By: Mike Houingworth

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer KATHRYN PORTER


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Short Stories by ELIZABETH BOWEN
Read by Angela Thorne 1: Coming Home
Rosalind's essay had been such a success at school. Now she hurried home to tell Darlingest all about it, but there was no face at the window.


Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen
Read By: Angela Thorne

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Puritans and Church Music
11.50 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: It's Our Blood They're After

Behind racing, the sport of kings, there's horse breeding, the indulgence of princes and professionals. Thanks largely to huge injections of foreign money, the British bloodstock industry is booming. But for how long? Bob Finigan reports. Producer PETER DAY (R)


Unknown: Bob Finigan
Producer: Peter Day

: 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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