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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With Simon Rose
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by Pauline Bushnell
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With Garry Richardson
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented by: John Timpson
Presented by: Brian Redhead
Newsreader: Pauline Bushnell

: 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 around the world, comedy clips, short features, Top 40 album tracks, jingles from The Mint Juleps, competitions, games, and quizzes. Plus special guests. Producers PAUL SPENCER and JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE . Stereo


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

: The Natural History Programme

Isolated populations of endangered animals are particularly vulnerable tq pathogens. Lionel Kelleway uncovers the role of disease in the decline of the Hawaiian goose, and Fergus Keeling finds out about the sexually transmitted disease that is ravaging the Australian koala population.
Producer miles BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: The Good Book

: Morning Story

Itchy Ryder and the Green Frog byENAMAY
Read by Mary Ryan
'Mr and Mrs Ryder lived right across the road from us with their daughter, Itchy, the only child they ever had, and she loved frogs.
'She used to go around with a frog in her pocket whenever she could and you'd always know when she had one because her eyes got kind of sly and veiled-over looking and she'd keep wetting her lips all the time, smiling secretively.' Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Mary Ryan

: An Act of Worship


: Time for Verse

The fourth programme of the series from Dublin in which
Aidan Carl Mathews discusses politics and poetry.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


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

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Walter Crumpton and the Homesick Donkey. Stereo


Unknown: Walter Crumpton

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Serial:
The Custom of the Country (9)

: The Afternoon Play

Keeping in Touch by OWEN HOLDER
Eve is entertaining old friends to dinner. All of them have in some way or other been linked to her in the past and all of them have in some way betrayed her. It seems to be a gesture of reconciliation....
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo


Unknown: Owen Holder
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Eve: Elizabeth Bell
Maurice: John Rye
Robert: Michael Hadley
Lucas: Peter Marinker
George: Geoffrey Beevers
SU: Frances Jeater
Rose: Kate Coleridge

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Humphrey Carpenter and Isobel Quigly to pick some paperbacks.
BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presenter: Brian Gear
Guest: Humphrey Carpenter
Guest: Isobel Quigly
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Irish Arts Week

More Than the Rolling of a Dice The Princess Grace Irish
Library in Monaco was opened in November 1984, the only Irish library in the Mediterranean. This memorial to Princess
Grace contains her collection of books and music scores and offers a programme of lectures and seminars to students of Ireland.
It can combine for visiting scholars the opportunity to live a sort of sybaritic life on the Cote d 'Azur, and at the same time get down to a bit of work.
Many people unfortunately think of Monaco just as the rolling of a dice. It isn't. It has a serious side. This library is serious and we who are running itare serious, (MRS PAUL GALLlCO) Producer CHRIS SPURR
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Producer: Chris Spurr

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

Written by JOANNA TOYE Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Joanna Toye
Brian Aldridge: Charles Colungwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
ColDanby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Sophie Barlowe: Mom Leslie

: 1886

In the first of six programmes Stanley Williamson prowls through the pages of the provincial papers and discovers how they reflected the lives and concerns of the people of Plymouth 100 years ago. Readers ANN aris and GEOFFREY WHEELER Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Caribbean Focus 86

The People Who Came A shift of focus from the Caribbean itself to the Caribbean communities in Britain.
How can the cultural richness of the Caribbean have any bearing on the tough conditions experienced by the children and grandchildren of the people who came from the Caribbean in the 1950s?
Trevor McDonald introduces this programme, which links up with Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham, to hear from community leaders, business people and educationists.
You can contribute by phoning [number removed], from 7.0 pm. Reporters LIBBY FAWBERT
0 INFO: page 79


Introduces: Trevor McDonald
Reporters: Libby Fawbert
Unknown: Juuet Alexander
Unknown: Jeremy Hayes
Producers: Mary Haydon
Producers: Sarah McNeill.

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Phone [number removed]from 10.0am to 5.0pm


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Irish Arts Week

Two Great Minds
In 1933 the brilliant Ulster scholar of medieval literature, Helen Waddell , made her name as a novelist with the publication of Peter Abelard , the story of the passionate love between the renowned theologian of the Middle Ages and his beautiful young pupil
Heloise. It became a worldwide bestseller and brought Helen many honours, both literary and academic. Dorothy Gharbaoui tells the story of Helen Waddell 's life and her identification with Abelard and Heloise. with Stella McCusker as Helen Waddell
Narrator Brigid Erin Bates Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Helen Waddell
Unknown: Peter Abelard
Unknown: Dorothy Gharbaoui
Unknown: Helen Waddell
Unknown: Stella McCusker
Narrator: Helen Waddell
Producer: Judith Elliott

: A Book at Bedtime

Under a Monsoon Cloud (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 Love and wit in Twelfth Night
11.50 Folksong and the Romantics

: Persona Grata

Jeanine McMullen talks about three of her favourite humorous characters from fiction


Talks: Jeanine McMullen
Readers: John Franklyn

: 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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