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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



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 Read by cuve ROSLIN
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: Cuve Roslin

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: an Assembly for Schools Our School
3: The Dinner Helper Written and told by JOHNNY MORRIS (E)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) African Poetry Poems of the Desert Stereo (R) (E)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard
1: The Village Is Threatened Presented by AUBREY WOODS Written by ALAN RUSSELL Stereo (E)
10.15 Something to Think About Calling for Grandpa by KAY MCMANUS Stereo (E)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star A phone link with primary schools, presented by BOB WILSON This week: Swimming Guest ADRIAN MOORHOUSE Commonwealth Champion Stereo (E)


Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Aubrey Woods
Written By: Alan Russell
Presented By: Bob Wilson

: In Business

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor Sound Choice: Ian Dury talks about his own listening
Review: Coming of Age (Radio 4 LW, 5 October, 4.0 pm) and City to City, Glasgow (Radio 1. 4 October, 2.0 pm)
Report: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Sarah Dunant analyses the radio voice
Start the Quiz with Richard Baker
For comments and quiz answers write to: The Radio Programme, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Talks: Ian Dury
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jenny Danks
Editor: Sally Thompson

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Creative Failure by EWAN SMITH Read by Paul Young
As always at the start of a new session of his creative writing class, he was filled with enthusiasm. There was no saying who might be waiting for him.... a new Dostoevsky? Or Scotland's answer to Jackie Collins ?
Producer BRUCE YOUNG BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ewan Smith
Read By: Paul Young
Unknown: Jackie Collins

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard NICK BAKER with news of School Radio's secondary programmes
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (E) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Discipline Parents, school, workplace. Is it easier to run your own life or have someone tell you what to do? Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Stereo (E)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian

: Tales of Long Ago

Howie Firth with legends that shed light on the past.
2: The Dancers under the Hill (First broadcast on BBC Radio Orkney)


Unknown: Howie Firth

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 41 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: 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 Helps a Baby by LEILA BERG. Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (4) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (E)
2.20 Living Language The Indian in the Cupboard (3) by LYNNE REID BANKS adapted by ZOE BAILEY (E)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT (E)


Unknown: Leila Berg.
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Lynne Reid Banks
Adapted By: Zoe Bailey
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

and Sue MacGregor
Life Among Lionesses: What's it like to be an accompanist to divas such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Sarah Walker and Elisabeth Soderstrom ?
Roger Vignoles tells
Sonia Beesley , and the singers give their side of the story. Serial:
Under the Red Robe (9)


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Unknown: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Sonia Beesley

: The Afternoon Play Midweek

by MICHAEL VOYSEY with and Essential loneliness brings together two reserved people in their 50s.
Is their relationship to be more than a mere 'brief encounter'? Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Voysey
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
Catherine: Jill Balcon
Brian: Martin Starkie
Sheila: Deborah Makepeace

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Susan Hill

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by GRAHAM HARVEY Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Graham Harvey
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Da vid Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
DetSgt Barry: David Vann
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Linda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. BristolBS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Living by the Calendar

'We see our friends having children. Every month we wait and hope - we're living by the calendar.'
Infertility is a heartbreaking problem that affects as many as one in six couples.
Cheryl Armitage charts the hopes and disappointments of couples seeking and undergoing treatment for infertility.
Jenni Mills opens up a forum for childless couples to discuss the pressures they face, the causes of infertility and the availability of help. Also in the studio are Barbara Mostyn , infertility counsellor, and Chairwoman of the National Association for the Childless, and Robert Winston , a pioneer of infertility treatment, from Hammersmith Hospital, London.
Phone [number removed]from 6.0pm to 9.0 Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Birmingham
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Barbara Mostyn
Unknown: Robert Winston
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them
Presented by John Mills Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London W1A 4WW
Phone [number removed]from 10.0am to
5.0pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan including interviews, news and reviews.


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Hangover Square (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Science: Organic Chemistry
11.50 The Specimen Exam Paper

: Music at Night

Howard Shelley plays two preludes and a serenade by Rachmaninov. records


Unknown: Howard Shelley

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Secondary Science: Energy Written and presented by DR MIKE FLOOD Producer JULIAN COLEMAN
12.301: 1: The Energy We Use (R) (E)
12.50 2: Energy Today (RV) (R)(E)


Presented By: Dr Mike Flood
Producer: Julian Coleman

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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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