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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with IAN RENTON Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson in London with Sue MacGregor at the Liberal Party Conference in Eastbourne
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/or the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Peter Jefferson

: Figures in a Bygone Landscape

3: Parrots and Prophets

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The positive conversational antidote to autumnal blues Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Dorset, where members of the Bridport and District Horticultural Society put their questions to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Ming's Biggest Prey by PATRICIA mGHSMITH
Read by Crawford Logan
Ming detested people - except Elaine, who understood him. Especially, Ming detested Teddie. He crouched and listened....


Read By: Crawford Logan
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

from St George's Church, Brandon Hill, Bristol conducted by THE REV STEPHEN LYNAS With the BRISTOL JUNIOR SCHOOL CHOIR
Musical director DOROTHY BROWN All things bright and beautiful (Songs of Joy); Living Waters (unpublished); The Tree Song (KenMedema)
Reading (GNB): I Peter 4, w 12-19 Stereo


Director: Dorothy Brown

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (1) Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop 1: Making the Most of It! Presented by TERRY O'BRIEN Written and produced by CATHY DRYSDALE. Stereo (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 1: The Thrush Girl by GODFRIED BOMANS Storyteller JUDI DENCH Producer ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner
1: Jigging and Jogging by CYNTHIA MITCHELL (E)


Presented By: Terry O'Brien
Produced By: Cathy Drysdale.
Unknown: Godfried Bomans
Unknown: Storyteller Judi Dench
Producer: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell

: The Countryside in Autumn

(Broadcaston Saturday at 4.0pm LW)

: Enquire Within

We all have queries which lie unanswered at the back of our minds. Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers.
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within,
BBC, London WlA 4WW Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Miss Brick the Builder's Baby Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Autumn Activity (RV) Pupils at STEYNING PRIMARY SCHOOL. WEST SUSSEX work on their autumn nature projects. ASTLEY JONES reports on these primary science teaching ideas. Producer MIKE HOWARTH. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 1: The Tooth Castle Written by RON JAMES Storyteller NICK MERCER Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Walking On the Moon Compiled by PADDY BECHELY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by CHRIS SERLE 1: Teachers ' Programme - Using the Series Producer GRAHAM TAYAR(R)(E) Tutors' notes available. Send sae to: [address removed]


Producer: Mike Howarth.
Written By: Ron James
Unknown: Nick Mercer
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Woman's Hear

Introduced by Sarah Dunant Guest of the Week: the dancer Antoinette Sibley Serial: Cold Heaven (6)


Introduced By: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Antoinette Sibley

: The Afternoon Play

Send for Major Valentine by JAMES PARKINSON and JOHN OWEN with Europe's looking a bit of a mess and 'foreign chappies' like
Hitler and Mussolini are getting above themselves. There's only one thing the ministry can do to find out what they're all really up to - 'Send for Major Valentine!'
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 101


Unknown: James Parkinson
Unknown: John Owen
Directed By: David Johnston.
the Major: Timothy West
Miles Bottomley: Jonathan Owen
Sir James: Edward de Souza
Minister: Manning Wilson
Postcard vendor: Ronald Herdman
Scotsperson: Gordon Reid
Briggs: Shaun Prendergast
Tamara: Sheila Grant
Forster: Francis Middleditch
Jenkins: Andrew Branch

: One Man and His Log

'The first indication that something was seriously wrong only came at daybreak when I realised I could not see land - in any direction.'
Part 3 of BARRY PATON'S chronicle of the natural hazards and human follies that can afflict barge life up a Burgundy canal.
Read by David Roper Producer SAM COLLYNS


Unknown: Barry Paton
Read By: David Roper
Producer: Sam Collyns

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The rise and fall of repetitive rhythms is one of the hallmarks of American composer Philip Glass's music. The English
National Opera's production of his Egyptian opera Akhnaten was a huge success. For some, though, the music is a totally numbing experience. In the week he returns to London for a concert of his music, the composer talks to
Michael Berkeley about the dramatic shape which underpins his work and about some of his latest projects.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simon s and Robert Williams
continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simon
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over the series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge John Julius Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer. Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On the Day I Was Born

The fourth 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.
This week: The Earl of Lichfield (born 25 April 1939 in London) A cousin of the Queen and perhaps best known as a professional photographer,
Patrick Lichfield was born days after the end of the Spanish
Civil War and just before Britain introduced conscription to the armed forces.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am)


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: Patrick Lichfield

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Producer PATRICK LAMBERT Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: All Dressed Up

But Which Way to Go?
Britain's fashion industry has a split personality. Glittering catwalks contrast with factories employing some of the country's lowest-paid workers. The classy 'cashmere and tweeds' English style is popular abroad, yet the British are among the world's least stylish dressers. Britain's innovative designers are internationally acclaimed, but foreign buyers complain of shoddy workmanship and late deliveries. With the crucial autumn collections approaching, can the industry resolve these contradictions? Francine Stock finds out. Producer HEATHER PAYTON
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. 0 am LW) • HEAR THIS! page 22 and INFO: page 93


Unknown: Francine Stock
Producer: Heather Payton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

An Impression of Mr Darcy by MARTYN WADE. Stereo


Unknown: Mr Darcy
Unknown: Martyn Wade.

: The English Garden

The fourth of five programmes of poetry and prose compiled and read by Jill Balcon and John Rowe with John Westbrook
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


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

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN POWELL
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Handley Cross 8: Ongar Castle

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod including a report from the Liberal Party Assembly in Eastbourne


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Venomous Corruption and the Evil Eye

In the Middle Ages, every prudent desert traveller would pack a mirror to give protection against the lethal stares of basilisks. And it was common knowledge that if flying dragons left their dank and venomous caves for the air above Britain, trouble was brewing for the king or church.
Peter Hogarth , of the University of York, tells some tales about the role of mythical beasts in medieval society, and discovers that the greatest slayer of dragons was not St George but a Swedish zoologist.


Unknown: Peter Hogarth
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe.
Unknown: Richard Durden
Unknown: James MacPherson
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Open University

11.30 The SDI Debate
11.50 Social Sciences: Grapevine

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level English Shakespearean Tragedy - Hamlet

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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.

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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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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