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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Chris Lowe in London and Brian Redhead in Hong Kong Today HM The Queen arrives in Hong Kong where there is much uncertainty over the colony's future. China assumes control there in ten years' time. Today examines the fears ot the community and how the free-market economy is adjusting to the prospect of the Communists.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Listeners express views and question the experts on a subject of current interest
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's
Worldwide team of foreign correspondents

: Morning Story

Those Who Can't by JUDITH CUTLER
Read by Ann Aris
'Julia had been blocked for years now, unable to write anything since those two novels in her 20s, which had been phenomenally, if briefly, successful.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Judith Cutler
Read By: Ann Aris

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374); Psalm 96; Proverbs 21, w 1-13; Help us to help each other Lord (BBC HB 378). Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Son from Soho by TONY MCHALE
She met him on Wardour Street, the mysterious man who changed her life. Karen catches echoes of a familiar story in Mary's words, but surely it cannot be true.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. Opm)


Unknown: Tony McHale
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Mary: Anne Kristen
Karen Gibson: Karen Ascoe
Graham: Stuart Organ

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 5: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS coombes Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move
5: The Haunted House - Magic and Mystery Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by MELANIE MORRIS (R) (E)
11.40 Radio Club An action-packed programme of information, competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools. (E)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Melanie Morris

: The Living World

Growing a National Park
Rain forest gets all the publicity, but even more threatened is tropical dry forest. This week an ambitious plan is being announced to multiply one of the few dry forest parks sevenfold.
Dan Janzen , Professor of Tropical Ecology at the University of Penny sylvania, has spent more than 20 years getting to know Santa Rosa National Park inCosta Rica. He tells
Jeremy Cherfas about his dramatic plans.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Dan Janzen

: You and Yours

News and advice for consumers

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

'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)


Written By: Jon Canter
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Enn Reitel
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: John Shrapnel
Unknown: David Tate
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Ken Handley: Martin Jarvis
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: With Lockwood West
Ambrose: Paul Jesson
April: Shelley Thompson
Larry Childs: William Hootkins
Loretta-Jane Duff: Toni Coyne
Mr Cheater: James Giffiths

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Clever Apple Pie by FRANCIS MOSLEY Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Egypt The Golden Chariot of Tutenkhamun Written by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (E)
2.25 Contact Esther Written and presented by CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain Early this Century (RV) by DAVID STARSMEARE (R) (E)


Unknown: Francis Mosley
Written By: John Taylor
Unknown: Esther Written
Presented By: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: David Starsmeare

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor
Women in Public Life: Woman's 's Hour reports on the launch of a new campaign to increase the number of women serving with public bodies.
Serial: Gal Audrey (2)

: The Afternoon Play

Passing Away by ELLEN FOX
There are three fixed points in Jean's life. Her mother, her daughter Susan and her job. But when she is made redundant it looks as if her whole world is coming to an end.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo
(Patricia Hayes is in The House of Bernarda Alba' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London)


Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Jean: With Marian Diamond
mother: Patricia Hayes
Norma: Kate Binchy
ISObel: Mona Hammond
Iris: Natasha Pyne
Susan: Susie Brann
Matron/Canteen woman: Sheila Grant
Bert: Eric Stovell
Len: John Church

: News

: Poet to Poet

Four poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present
2: Something Understood
Anthony Thwaite looks at the poetry of George Herbert Reader PAUL WEBSTER ProducerFRASER STEEL BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Reader: George Herbert
Reader: Paul Webster
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world' including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40 pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Max Easterman Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0am LW)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Tuesday Feature

Aberfan: 1966-86
When a coaltip collapsed on a village school in a South Wales valley, 144 people were killed, 116 of them children.
Vincent Kane reported the disaster for BBC Radio and he has returned there to meet the survivors and those who still mourn.
0 FEATURE: page 23


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Producer: Gareth Bowen

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Linesopenfrom 8.30 to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from: In Touch BBC
London WIA 4WW
(Send four saes (81 x 12) for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Near Myths

In the first of three programmes, John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day fife in the Greek islands.


Unknown: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes a report on Het
Muziettheater, the new opera house in Amsterdam which was opened recently to much critical acclaim.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

Hangover Square (12)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

French E: Horizons de France 2: La France urbaine (E)

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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