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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Linda Hurcombe.

: 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 Read by Clive Roslin
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With Garry Richardson
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Presenter: Jon Silverman
Reporter: Brian Redhead
Business news: Simon Rose
Newsreader: Clive Roslin
Sports reporter: Garry Richardson

: Five Hundred Mile Walkies

4: North Cornwall -the easy bit

: News

: On the Day I Was Born

with Harry Patterson


Unknown: Harry Patterson

: The Natural History Programme

Man Attack!
Basking-shark oil for cosmetics; blues, porbeagles and makos for sport; topes for oriental soups; and great whitejaws for trophies. Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway reveal what sharks have to fear from man. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: The Good Book

: Morning Story

An Independent Opinion and The Pen-wiper
Read by Leon Sinden
Two episodes from the life of BARRY PAIN'S comic suburban couple of the early 1900s: the long-suffering Eliza and her overweening yet gullible husband.


Read By: Leon Sinden
Producer: David Jackson

: Daily Service

Hebrews 10, vv 11-25; Angel voices ever singing (BHB4); Caned nef a daear lawr
(CANIED 611); Forth in thy name (BHB 629) Stereo

: Time for Verse

The fourth of seven programmes from Belfast in which Paul Muldoon makes a personal choice reflecting the best of Irish poetry written over the last 20 years.


Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Readers: Stella McCusker
Unknown: Peter Quigley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for
Fact Sheet No 35 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner


Written and presented by: Christopher Lillicrap

: Woman's Hour

An action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own.
Serial: On the Other Side (4)

: The Afternoon Play

The Trophy by MARGARET JONES with and 'You were always supposed to be the one who was clever with men. Couldn't you see what was going on? Couldn't you see the two of them were using you?'
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Jones
Directed By: Tim Suter.
Elaine: Jackie Smith-Wood
Cynthia: Jennifer Piercey
Harry Freeman: Steve Hodson
Jacob Freeman: Manning Wilson
The Bennet girl/Child: Karen Ascoe

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites Ronald Eyre and Amanda Theunissen to pick some paperbacks. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Ronald Eyre
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and John Sergeant


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1986


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by MICHAEL BARTLETT Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Michael Bartlett
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Matthew Thorogood: Neil McCaul
Mr Snell: Graham Blockey
Mrs Snell: Carole Boyd
Land agent: Richard Durden

: 1886

In the last of the series, Stanley Williamson prowls through the pages of the provincial papers and discovers how they reflected the lives and concerns of the people of Brighton 100 years ago. BBC Manchester


Presenter: Stanley Williamson
Reader: Delia Corrie
Reader: Geoffrey Banks
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Death of a Teenager

A dramatised documentary by Jeremy Sandford and Philippa Finnis
with Gillian Goodman as Mrs Hoey and Fran O'Shea as Jill
In 1977 Jill Hoey, a working-class girl of 19, took her own life, her promising talent for poetry and songwriting unrecognised. Based on journals kept by her mother, Mary, the story of Jill's short, tragic life is illustrated by poems and songs discovered after her death.
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Writer: Jeremy Sandford
Writer: Philippa Finnis
Music composed and played by: Dave Greenslade
Sung by: Anne Barrett
Director: Philip Martin
Mrs Hoey: Gillian Goodman
Jill: Fran O'Shea
Tom: John Basham
Dad: Roger Rowland
Chris: Andy Hockley
Doctor: Stephen Hancock
Psychiatrist/Second man: Graham Roberts
Shop assistant/Boutique manageress: Christine Bissell
Gillian/Nurse: Francesca Whitburn
Angry man/First man: Tony Lound

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual

: Does He Take Sugar?

The third of four specials
'Can you enjoy the splendours of the Palace of Westminster in a wheelchair?'
Bill O'Hara is an amputee and he and his wife, Annette, spent two days as tourists in London as the guests of Does He Take Sugar? Their story is quite a revelation. Presented by John Mills


Unknown: Bill O'Hara
Presented By: John Mills

: The Archive Auction

Graham Fawcett disturbs the enthusiasts lying dormant in the BBC Sound Archives. Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by David Roper Producer HANS DIETSCH
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: David Roper
Producer: Hans Dietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

Academic Year (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw including a report from the Trades Union Congress in Brighton


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 A Jewish Testimony
11.50 A Christian Testimony

: Other Times, Other Places

From an accountant's office in Middlesbrough in the 40s to accompanying Lord
Beaverbrook in the liner Queen Elizabeth in the 50s; from Lord David Cecil 's study at Oxford to the editor's chair at Truth magazine; and from interviewing on Panorama to presenting some of Radio 4's most popular current affairs programmes of the 70s ... these are some of the other times and other places that George Scott recalls in this series of four programmes.
With the music of the day to jog his memory and re-create the appropriate atmosphere. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: David Cecil
Unknown: George Scott

: * 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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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