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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

direct from the farming event of the year, the Royal Show at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA POW


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon John Davies

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45 Business News with GREG WOOD
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Greg Wood
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: 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 Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 0 am

: Morning Story

The Boot's on the Other Foot by J. L. BURTON
Read by Neil Stacey
'Two of the happiest days of my life have been ruined by inappropriate footwear.' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: J. L. Burton
Read By: Neil Stacey

: Daily Service

nem, p 93; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12); Psalm 16; Exodus 3, w 1-12; Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

What a Saga
A comedy oy diana SOUHAMI with June Bloom is fat and 40, and is not having it easy. Gross disasters of the domestic kind loom from every comer. Her husband is a ham, her daughter is a punk, and the cat's crazy. And that's just for starters.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL . Stereo


Directed By: Clive Brill
June Bloom: Prunella Scales
Marjorie Bloom: Deborah Makepeace
Lewis Bloom: Peter Woodthorpe
Mrs Goatley: Kate Williams
Mr Withers: Peter Howell
Cat: P Scales

: The Living World

A Treasure Hunt
Take an unknown piece of land: how do you find out what is of wildlife interest there?
David Streeter , Jim Flegg and Peter France go delving into the ditches, meadows and hedges of a run-down farm in the hope of finding treasure. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Jim Flegg
Unknown: Peter France
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.
Second Round: South
Chairman Robert Robinson Alan Glencross
(retired librarian) Richard Pennicard (research chemist) Donald Morrison (bookseller)
Stephen Gore
(internal auditor)
The programme includes Beat the Brains.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Alan Glencross
Unknown: Richard Pennicard
Unknown: Donald Morrison
Unknown: Stephen Gore
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Uncle Grumpy to the Rescue

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor The House in the Hospital:
When a child is ill in hospital, parents need to be close at hand. At Guy's Hospital in London, a house is about to be built to accommodate the families of young patients.
Barbara Myers talks to staff, and to parents, about how this will change their lives....
Serial: The Village Doctor (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Barbara Myers

: The Afternoon Play: Two Minutes to the Top of the Hour

by Michael Bartlett.
With Sean Arnold as Stuart Bligh and Stevan Rimkus as Andy Duggan.

"Tune in to Radio Sarum, your friendly commercial radio station, to hear our in-house battle between the new programme controller, Stuart Bligh, a middle-of-the-road man, and that young up-and-coming DJ Andy Duggan!"
Friendly Radio Sarum?



Writer: Michael Bartlett
Composer/Musician (Radio Sarum music): Steve Hellaby
Singer: Kim Goody
Singer: Steve Hellaby
Singer: Sonia Jane
Singer: Mo Turner
Director: Glyn Dearman
Stuart Bligh: Sean Arnold
Andy Duggan: Stevan Rimkus
Dennis Briggs: John Church
Penny: Natasha Pyne
Gwen Bligh: Avril Clark
Eric Nolan: Sean Barrett
Steve: Russell Keith-Grant
Mark: Shaun Prendergast

: News

: The Local Network

Last of the present series in which 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 continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Comedy Playhouse

Museum Pieces by DAVID LUCK

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Reporter Helen Boaden Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 5pm)


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Tuesday Feature

Hunter of Beautiful Words A tribute to Arthur Waley
(1889-1966), translator from the Chinese and Japanese, by his widow Alison, who, with John Watts , introduces and reads from his work.
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo


Unknown: Arthur Waley
Introduces: John Watts
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Ian MacRae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.3010 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
Room 816, Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA.
(Send four 8, × 12 SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith
Last of the present series


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Still Life by RICHARD COBB abridged in 12 episodes byjOHNSCOTNEY
Read by Cyril Luckham (12) Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(Starting tomorrow: Unexplained Laughter ' by Alice Thomas Ellis )


Read By: Cyril Luckham
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Alice Thomas Ellis

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Science: An Evolutionary Paradox

: * am 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.

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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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