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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Margaret Hebblethwatte

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Pirate Radio 4

Steve Blacknell takes over the airwaves to present fast-moving entertainment including live comedy from Tandemonium; the Famename Challenge; Howlers; and Bloopers. Plus reports from foreign correspondents around the world; comedy clips, short features; Top 40 album tracks; and jingles from The Mint Juleps. Join in the Make Your Own Jingle competition; Consequence Story game; and phone-in Trivia quizzes. Plus special guest Rory Bremner Producers PAUL SPENCER and JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE


Unknown: Steve Blacknell
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producers: Paul Spencer
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway are back on the trail, tracking down the latest nature news. They follow the thorny path of road-building policy, to find out how it affects the wilder parts of Britain, and reveal dark secrets from Brazil, where a project of unprecedented destructive force is uncovered for the first time in the West. Producer GEORGE MONBIOT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: George Monbiot

: The Good Book

: Morning Story

Jenny by AL HUNTER
Read by Alan Devereux
'Den and I had been a "team" once. Down the disco every
Saturday night, splitting up a pair of birds - doing our best to get off with them. Den was always much more successful than me; except for once - the day I met Jenny. And for once Den got stuck with the ugly


Read By: Alan Devereux

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

: Time for Verse

The second programme of the series from Dublin in which
Aidan Carl Mathews discusses politics and poetry.


Unknown: Aidan Carl Mathews
Readers: Conor Farrington
Readers: Daniel Reardon
Producer: Alec Reid

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 28 to:
[address removed]
Please enclose a SAE


Presented By: John Howard

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

4: Captain Betty and the Pirates (R)

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Three Stories by PENELOPE LIVELY 2:The Darkness Out There


Stories By: Penelope Lively

: The Afternoon Play

Kedgeree Grief byTINAPEPLER
When her husband Arthur passes away so suddenly after 40 years of marriage, Frieda is not quite ready for grief; a lot must happen to her before bereavement sets in ... Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBCBristol Stereo


Directed By: Brian Miller
Frieda: With Val Lorraine
Arthur: Jerold Wells
Dan: Tom Karol
Emmy: Heather Baskerville
Rowena: Sarah Jane Bickerton
Undertaker: Hubert Tucker
Foot-end man: David Sharp

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Peter Graham Scott and Irene Thomas to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Peter Graham Scott
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programmeat 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Michael Stewart
continued on VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Writer: Margaret Phelan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Rosemary Gabriel: Nicola Wright
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: The Times They Are a Changing

'My night sweats are so bad I go to sleep lying on a bath towel.'
'My children have left home, my husband is only interested in his job - there is no purpose to my life.'
'My periods just stopped and I had no more problems.'
Menopause - for so many women a dark cloud on the horizon. But does it have to be? Judith Chalmers investigates why many women suffer at this time and what help is available. She is joined in the studio for a phone-in by Dr Jean Coope , General Practitioner;
Jill Rakusen , author and health educator; and Malcolm Whitehead , Consultant Gynaecologist.
The number to ring is [number removed].
Researcher FIONA Producer Producer SARAH ROWLANDS Lines open 6.0 0 to 9. Opm
0 INFO: page 75


Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Dr Jean Coope
Unknown: Jill Rakusen
Unknown: Malcolm Whitehead
Unknown: Fiona Producer
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0am to 5.0pm


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Third Policeman (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.50 Subculture and Production

: * 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.

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.

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