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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

with CLIVE LAWTON Stereo


Unknown: Clive Lawton

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Chris Dunkley in London and Brian Redhead in Shanghai
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Dunkley
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Why not join the guests in their conversation? Shout at your radio.
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team travels to Germany, where members of the British Forces based at
Rheindahlen Garrison put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

North by PATRICK O'SULLIVAN Read by Alan Barry
Matthew Egan has begun making regular, unexplained trips north from Dublin. His office colleagues work out their own explanation; and are more than willing to help.


Unknown: Patrick O'Sullivan
Read By: Alan Barry
Read By: Matthew Egan
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Dairy Service

NEM, p 71; Rejoice in God's saints (Bp 73); Psalm 47; Matthew 22, vv 1-14; As the bridegroom to his chosen (Bp 5). Stereo

: China

One Billion Peoplepower

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (4) Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Unsolved Mysteries 3: The Search Written by CECILY O'NEILL AND HUGH O'NEILL Stereo (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 4: Haifa Kingdom adapted by MYRA BARR and SUE ELLIS Storyteller BRENDA BLETHYN Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner 4: Bread and Cakes by CYNTHIA MITCHELL (E)


Written By: Cecily O'Neill
Unknown: Hugh O'Neill
Adapted By: Myra Barr
Unknown: Sue Ellis
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Cynthia Mitchell

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries that we mean to resolve, but which always 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 WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Father Brown Stories

by G. K. Chesterton
Five stories dramatised by John Scotney
An American millionaire safe in his fortress, death threats, a murky past and a bolt from the blue. Father Brown, on his first visit to the States, unravels the mystery and exposes thereby a mire of hypocrisy.



Author: G.K. Chesterton
Dramatised by: John Scotney
Director: Alec Reid
Father Brown: Andrew Sachs
Customs officer: Tim Reynolds
Barnard/First journalist: Ed Bishop
Harris/Second journalist: Guy Gregory
Wendley /Third journalist: Andrew Branch
Norman Drage: Sean Prendergast
Merton: Richard Durden
Peter Wain: Johnny Myers
Matt Crake: Harry Towb

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Little Car Feels Peculiar by LEILA BERG. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Fruit and Seeds Look for the way different kinds of seeds 'leave home'. Try making your own sycamore spinner and dandelion parachute. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 4: The Susquatches Storyteller NORMAN CHANCER Written by RON JAMES. Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry)
4: Dandelion Countdown by zoe BAILEY. Stereo (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by CHRIS SERLE
4: Picking Up New Skills (R) (E)


Unknown: Leila Berg.
Unknown: Norman Chancer
Written By: Ron James.
Unknown: Zoe Bailey.
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: painter and craftsman Kit Williams
Serial: Under the Red Robe (8)

: The Afternoon Play

Rock Scorpion by SHEILA HODGSON
When Spain ended its 17-year-old blockade of Gibraltar in 1985, the islanders went wild with joy. But it's an occasion that's to bring mystery and heartbreak to the life of Jim Yates.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Jim Yates.
Directed By: David Johnston.
Jim Yates: Andrew Burt
Doris George: Charlotte Mitchell
Peter Carradine: Edward de Souza
Gerald Saxon: Peter Howell
Isabella: Mia Soteriou
Tony Arcos: Stephen Rashbrook
Guide: Gordon Reid

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller 2: Beauty and Innocence Readers ANTHONY HYDE and HUGH DICKSON
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


Presented By: Roy Fuller
Presented By: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

'In the United States which is a Utopian and revolutionary society, they tend to feel that all you have to do is change your consciousness and bingo - everything else will change too. Canadians don't view things that way - they're not Utopian or revolutionary and also they have to live with their own weather - they know some things are hard to alter.'
Margaret Atwood , whose latest novel The Handmaid's Tale is on the shortlist for the Booker Prize, talks to Margaret Walters.


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Margaret Walters.
Producer: Carroll Moore

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSUN including Financial Report

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Douglas Gifford and Robert Kernohan Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Douglas Gifford
Unknown: Robert Kernohan
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith reports on the usual and the unusual, the successful and the not-so-successful, in all areas of business activity. Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5am LW)
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: 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.

: Analysis

Mr Deng's Russia Card China's leader Deng Xiaoping is being wooed not only by the world's capitalists but by his own arch-rivals, the Russians. How are relations changing between the two giants of communism? Could their rift be healed? What might that mean for the international balance of power?
A discussion with Ian Davidson Producer DAVID MORTON


Unknown: Ian Davidson
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Bright Blue Sky by DAVID MARSHALL Stereo


Unknown: David Marshall

: Further Up the Tyne in a Flummox

Leonard Barras reads two more of his fairly likely stories: A Number of Mean Things and The Case of Many Legs
'Jack Townsend was haunted by a dread that he might succeed at cricket, so he settled for a failure as a policeman, hoping it would bring him peace of mind. It didn't.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Leonard Barras
Unknown: Jack Townsend

: 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

: A Book at Bedtime

Hangover Square (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Music at Night

The Consort of Musicke performs songs by Dowland. Stereo records

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Industry Year What's the Problem? Presented by GLYN worsnip
12.30 5: Costing. Stereo (E)
12.50 6: New Technology Stereo (E)


Presented By: Glyn Worsnip

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.

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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