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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with UNDA HURCOMBE. Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Jon Silverman with Brian Redhead in Brighton at the Trades Union Congress
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Jon Silverman
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Five Hundred Mile Walkies

3: North Cornwall -the difficult bit

: News

: Willane the Magician

From an old newsagent's shop in Kirkby Lonsdale in north-west England, Harry Willan has spent 40 years travelling as far as 300 miles in a night to perform tricks of magic in clubs and theatres. He tells
Nigel Holmes about his double life as newsagent and magician. Producer NIGEL HOLMES
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Cumbria)


Unknown: Harry Willan
Unknown: Nigel Holmes
Producer: Nigel Holmes

: Picnics

5: Feasting with 10,000 In July, fringed by the business of Wembley, 10,000 Hindu worshippers joined their priest Pujya Shastriji Shri Rameshbi Oza for a ten-day celebration of the word of Krishna. On the opening day, Susan Marling observed the festivities and shared in the feasting.
Producer MARY PRICE . BBC Bristol


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Mary Price

: Morning Story

Sisters Under the Skin by TOM DALE
Read by Crawford Logan
' "The butler did it!" When I think of it now, as I smooth the polish over the dulling metal, I shudder....'


Unknown: Tom Dale
Read By: Crawford Logan
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Hebrews 9, vv l-4a, 11-16; My God how wonderful thou art
(BHB 64); Hail thou once despised Jesus (BHB 173); 0 thou who earnest (BHB 519) Stereo

: 1 Hardly Know What I May Yet Become

A biography of one of the most remarkable men of 19th-century America with Olivier Pierre as Constantine Samuel Rafinesque. Stereo
(Broadcaston Saturday at 4. pmLW)


Unknown: Olivier Pierre
Unknown: Constantine Samuel

: Last Words

In the last of six programmes Roy Hudd reveals to
Ron Alldridge the three secrets of life he would feel compelled to pass on to his nearest and dearest, if he knew he had but ten minutes left on earth.


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Ron Alldridge

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Clint Eastwood

is The Man With No Part in I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER LILUCRAP


Presented By: Christopher Lilucrap

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
The Countess of Longford
Serial: On the Other Side (3)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest

: The Afternoon Play

Happy Ever After... ? by WALLY K. DALY with , his wife and When Phillip returns home ready to celebrate his 21st wedding anniversary he is in for a series of totally unexpected surprises.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Wally K. Daly
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Phillip: Paul Daneman
Faye: Norma Ronald
the priest: Sean Barrett
Norman: Edward de Souza
Brenda: Deborah Makepeace
Mr Ridgley: Gordon Reid
James: Ronald Herdman
Managing director: Bernard Brown

: Letter from the Sticks

Last in the series of personal reports on rural life by David Bean
BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: News

: Dancing a Hornpipe in Fetters

Suzanne Burden reads from the journals and letters of the 19th-century actress, Fanny Kemble. 5: Bound for America
Compiled by MONICA GOUGH Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Fanny Kemble.
Unknown: Gough Producer Gillian

: The Town That Wouldn't Say Die

Two years ago Radio 4 profiled Mount Ayr, Iowa:
The Town that Broke the Bank. It is a county town (population 1,600) right in the centre of the USA with a small bank that was pulled down by the gathering storm of the American farm crisis. The future looked bleak. Two years later - with the Midwest even deeper in trouble -life is still hard, but Mount Ayr is hanging on. John Roberts went back to find out how the town is fighting back. Producer PETER DAY


Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Peter Day

: Kaleidoscope Extra

I Never Stopped Playing The distinguished pianist
Moura Lympany celebrates her 70th birthday with a taxing
London recital later this month. She talks to Paul Vaughan about her career.


Pianist: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Carole West continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

Last of the series
A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team captains Willie Rushton and Tim Rice
Spinners Robin Bailey and Alfred Marks Statisticians PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON Groundsman PAUL SPENCER


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Spinners Robin Bailey
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On the Day I Was Born

A series of five programmes in which Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth. 1: Harry Patterson
(born 27 July 1929 in Newcastle upon Tyne)
Perhaps better known as thriller writer Jack Higgins ,
Harry Patterson was bom in the Depression, when the miners' conference was discussing how to help alleviate the poverty of members and how to combat Communist infiltration. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: Jack Higgins
Unknown: Harry Patterson

: Never the Same Again

Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life and talks to families about how they weathered the crisis.
3: He Thinks We're Trying to Poison Him
Jim was 21 when his family discovered he was a schizophrenic.


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Poison Him
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Mothers of Invention

Fifty years ago, the 1983 Nobel Prize-winner
Barbara McClintock advised a young female scientist to find a husband to support her research since, as a woman, she'd have problems obtaining funds from elsewhere. Now, although the sexes are equal in the competition for money and jobs in science and there are as many female as male graduates in some disciplines, it's still hard for women to make a career in scientific research.
Georgina Ferry discovers why and investigates schemes that have been set up recently to keep more women in the lab. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Barbara McClintock
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Basil Developments v Richards by STEPHEN LAVELL Stereo

: The English Garden

A series of five programmes of poetry and prose on aspects of one of the great passions of English life
Compiled and read by Jill Balcon and John Rowe with John Westbrook Producer ALAN HAYDOCK
0 HEAR THIS! page 13


Read By: Jill Balcon
Read By: John Rowe
Unknown: John Westbrook
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Revre-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Academic Year (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Anthony Howard including a report from the Trades Union Congress in Brighton


Presented By: Anthony Howard

: Open University

11.30 Musical Life in Restoration England
11.50 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: The Mischief Makers

The last of five studies in talent and perversity
Horatio Bottomley
From a Birmingham orphanage to national fame as an MP and editor of the influential though scurrilous magazine John Bull, Bottomley's spectacular career eventually ended when he was sentenced to seven years in prison for fraud.
An investigation with help from his biographers Julian Symons and Alan Hyman , and from Lord Brockway, Walter Southgate and Percy Attwood
Interviewer and researcher
Presented and produced by Graham Tayar (R)


Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Alan Hyman
Unknown: Walter Southgate
Unknown: Percy Attwood
Unknown: Readers Michael Poole
Unknown: Frances Farrer
Produced By: Graham Tayar

: * 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.

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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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