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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Dr R. Tudur

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With GREG WOOD 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: Pauune Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call:

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 Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad.

: Morning Story

Brolly by TONY SULLIVAN Read by Jenny Howe
'Emily sat quietly, facing the stage. The curtains were closed and they glowed richly orange and gold, promising marvels.
She was uncomfortably excited, never having witnessed such a performance before, and wondered what would happen. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tony Sullivan
Read By: Jenny Howe

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Christ is made the sure foundation (BBC HB 445); Psalm 126; 1 Peter 2, yv 1-10;
Enthrone thy God within thy heart (BBC HB 320). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Pairing Off by ALMA CULLEN with and Miss Lamont is a world-weary chiropodist and Mr Doig an antique-books dealer with a painful collection of corns. Romance is afoot!
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Alma Cullen
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Angus Doig: Andrew Keir
Jeannette Lamont: Juliet Cadzow

: The Living World

Study in Stone
From the oily black shales of the Bathgate Hills, a strange scaly beast emerges to disturb our knowledge of the past. Stanley Wood and Tim Smithson lead Mike Scott to the site of an astonishing discovery and guide him back through 350 million murky years.


Unknown: Tim Smithson
Unknown: Mike Scott

: 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:
West and Midlands
Chairman Robert Robinson Meg Hamilton
(local history writer) : Norman Livingston
(university administrator)
David Dewar (schoolmaster) Isabelle Heward (secretary) The programme includes Beat the Brains.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Meg Hamilton
Unknown: Norman Livingston
Unknown: David Dewar
Unknown: Isabelle Heward
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Walter Crumpton and the Friendly Snake


Unknown: Walter Crumpton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Serial: The Perfect Stranger (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Personal Effects byTOM GALLACHER with
Howard Murray , a Scottish writer working in New York, takes delivery of a trunk containing the personal effects of Bernard Cunningham , who had named him as next of kin. He has never heard of Bernard Cunningham , but becomes determined to find out who he was ... or is?
Directed by GREGOR GRAHAM BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: Tom Gallacher
Unknown: Howard Murray
Unknown: Bernard Cunningham
Unknown: Bernard Cunningham
Directed By: Gregor Graham
Howard Murray: David Ashton
Mr Lafayette: Johnshedden
Alun: Sandy Neilson
Bruno: Paul Birchard
Bernard Cunningham: James MacPherson
Mrs Cunningham: Pat Williams
Tricia Singleton: Susan Raasay

: News

: Soundings

In America, the Anglican
Church has had women priests for over ten years. This week in Britain the Church of England General Synod has been debating whether it ought to recognise such ordinations. Rosemary Hartill , BBC Religious Affairs
Correspondent, has been to the USA to see how the American experience has worked. What are the implications for those who want the British Church to go the same way, and how serious is the continuing opposition to women priests? Producer and series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R) revised


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Editor: John Newbury

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Carole West continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Comedy Playhouse

Parachutes and Greenhouses by BRIAN THOMPSON


Unknown: Brian Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Olenka Frenkiel Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Olenka Frenkiel
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: The Week in Synod

Could the ordination of women priests split the Church of England? How can the Church safeguard the consciences of those who oppose such ordinations? What do church members think of the bishops' report about belief? Has it reassured those who have been disturbed by controversy about the Virgin Birth and the empty tomb of Christ? And should the Church channel many more millions of pounds into the poorer areas of England?
Rosemary Hartill reports on debates on these and other subjects during this week's meeting in York of the Church of England's governing body, the General Synod. Producer CHRIS REES


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Chris Rees

: The Tuesday Feature

A Certain Cure for Lust of Blood
Seventy years ago this month, one of the most tragic battles in this country's military history was fought:
The Battle of the Somme. Vincent Kane visits the battlefield and examines one small but devastating episode, the capture of Mametz Wood. Written by VINCENT KANE Producer SUKEY FIRTH


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Written By: Vincent Kane

: 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 10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletin from:[address removed]
(Send four 8 1/2 x 12 SAEs for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Writers on Blue Paper

A series of ten short stories from different parts of the world 1: Please Forgive Me by ZHANG XUAN translated by LIU HONG . from Guilin in China
Read by Barbara Yu-Ling
A successful party official is told he has cancer. Believing death is near, he confesses a terrible secret to his wife.


Unknown: Zhang Xuan
Translated By: Liu Hong
Read By: Barbara Yu-Ling
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Unexplained Laughter (5)

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background, analysis and comment

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Legitimacy and the Modern State

: News

followed by an interlude

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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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