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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Hazel Addy.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Dunkley in London with John Timpson at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth
6.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts.
Produced by the woman Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Bitter Harvest by JUDITH PHILIPSON
Read by Annest Wiliam
"The timing was always out on this farm. The only routine was to keep going, to continue with the next job.
Would it ever change?'
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Unknown: Judith Philipson
Read By: Annest Wiliam

: Daily Service

NEM, pll4; The Lord is king, lift up thy voice (BBC HB 26);
Psalm 36; Matthew 13, w 24-34; Father of heaven, whose love profound (A & MR 164). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 3: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move 3: Shape and Size - What Shape am I? presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON (R) (E)
11.40 Radio Club Join Radio Club for an action-packed programme - full of information, competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools. (E)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Before the Roses by STEPHEN SHORTT
Derek is a simple, strong and modest man. The woman he loves, Janet, is complex, subject to swings of mood, unsatisfied. Derek has a proposal to make. The question is, which state of Janet's mind will respond?
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Stephen Shortt
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Derek: Andrew Livingstone
Janet: Diane Wirtley

: The Living World

Are fruit bats more closely related to humans than to a pipistrelle? What do grey seals do when they are at sea? Do dogs and cats deceive us and each other? Jeremy Cherfas finds out.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

by GUY JENKIN and the photographer Commercials written by JON CANTER With GUY JENKIN and featuring the voices of SALLY GRACE. MIRIAM MARGOLYES
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm) (Christopher Godwin is in 'Noises Off' at the Savoy Theatre, London)


Unknown: Guy Jenkin
Written By: Jon Canter
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Enn Reitel.
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Ken Handley: Martin Jarvis
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: Lockwood West
Ambrose: Paul Jesson
April: Shelley Thompson
Hedley: Robert Longden
Mr Cheater: James Griffiths

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
Today's story: What Size is Andy? by MOIRA MILLER (R)

2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Egypt Hori's Goose: 1
Written by ALAN RUSSELL Stereo (E)

2.25 Contact: Moses
Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP (E)

2.40 Radiovision History of Britain: Victorian Children


Unknown: Moira Miller
Written By: Alan Russell
Presented By: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Arthur Scholey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor A programme for intelligent women? On 7 October 1946, the first edition of Woman's Hour took to the air. On this 40th anniversary,
Marjorie Anderson , Jean Metcalfe , Olive Shapley and Monica Sims join Sue MacGregor in the studio to look back over the four decades of the magazine designed to
'inform and entertain intelligent women'.
Serial: Under the Red Robe (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Monica Sims
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Holiday of a Lifetime bySTEPHEN LA VELL and ELAINE CLAXTON
Jerry and Mary are Americans touring Europe. Their holiday is a reward for years of availability to family, friends and neighbours. Their personal escort is an English aristocrat, Jane Bassett. ...
Directed by KATHRYN PORTER Stereo


Unknown: Stephen La Vell
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Unknown: Jane Bassett.
Directed By: Kathryn Porter
Jerry: With Barry Morse
Mary: Mary Wimbush
Jane: Tessa Worsley

: News

: The Voice of Jesus

Rita Crowley-Turner sets out to answer the question, 'What did Jesus sound like?'With the help of Aramaic linguists, biblical scholars and historians, she reconstructs what the Lord's
Prayer might have sounded like when Jesus first spoke it. Reader GABRIEL WOOLF Producer DAVID WINTER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Rita Crowley-Turner
Reader: Gabriel Woolf

: Kaleidoscope

: 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 DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Drug abuse has become the hottest political issue in the run-up to the US mid-term elections, and President Reagan has ordered the testing of a million Federal employees. But, as Hugh Prysor-Jones reports, American big business has already taken the offensive with its own controversial methods of drug-busting in the workplace.
Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Brainwaves

The education magazine presented by Margaret Percy
Regular up-dates from the party conferences on education debates, plus news and features. Producer SIMON MAJOR (E)
(Re-broadcast next Saturday in 'Options')


Presented By: Margaret Percy

: The Tuesday Feature

Dorset's Other Poet
A centenary tribute to
William Barnes (1801-86) Written and presented by Hilary Townsend
Poems read by DOUGLAS LEACH Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
* INFO: page 91


Unknown: William Barnes
Presented By: Hilary Townsend
Read By: Douglas Leach
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The Revenge A Ballad of the Fleet

by ALFRED LORD TENNYSON Read by Robert Powell BBCBristol


Read By: Robert Powell

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap
Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, [address removed](Send four saes (8 1/2 x 12)for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: Kane's Tales from Shakespeare

Vincent Kane retells the stories of five of the bard's best-known plays and finds, to his surprise, some peculiarly contemporary resonances. 4: Othello


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Hangover Square (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod including a report from the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Music at Night

Serenades and lullabies by Schubert, Brahms and Schumann, sung by members of the Songmakers' Almanac Stereo records

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch fur die Oberstufe Compiled and produced by AL WOLFF
12.30 3: Siemens - die Geschichte einer Familie - die Geschichte eines deutschen Industriekonzerns (R) (E)
12.50 4: Ist der Main eine Grenze? (R) (E)

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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.

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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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