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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Nicholas King.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought far the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

When it comes to conversation nothing is better.
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team travels to
Tyne and Wear, where members oftheWhitleyBay ..
Horticultural Society 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

Read by Margaret Inglis
Husband, wife and daughter form a human triangle. But somewhere far off is a fourth figure - the true father of the little girl.


Unknown: Nadine Gordmer
Read By: Margaret Inglis
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Dairy Service

nem, p 89; Soldiers of Christ arise (BBC HB 365); Psalm 8; Ephesians 6, w 10-20;
Ye servants of God (BBC HB 287) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (5) Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY Stereo (E)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop An Adventure in Ancient Egypt 1: Village Life Written by fiz COLEMAN. Stereo (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 5: Puneeta's Plait by SUE ELLIS Storyteller SUDHA BHUCHAR Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner 5: Bears by GEORGE TARRY (E)


Written By: Fiz Coleman.
Unknown: Sue Ellis
Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar

: The Real Dallas

William Davis visits the city of 1,000 millionaires to present his profile of the real Dallas society.


Unknown: William Davis

: Talking Toys

1: From Toy Boats to 12 Meters Clapham Pond is the setting for the annual Pugwash Trophy, where we find Bob Symes up to his knees in the highly competitive and skilled world of model yacht racing.
The first of five programmes in which the intrepid Symes sets out to talk to grown-ups and young people who love to play with toys.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol
● HEAR THIS! page 23


Unknown: Bob Symes

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Father Brown Stories: 4: The Curse of the Golden Cross

by G.K. Chesterton
Five stories dramatised by John Scotney
with Andrew Sachs as Father Brown

What do an itinerant gambler, an English lady, a steward, a vicar and a professor have in common? And who has the right to it? Father Brown finds the answer.
(Andrew Sachs is in "Kafka's Dick" at the Royal Court Theatre, London)


Author: G.K. Chesterton
Dramatised by: John Scotney
Director: Alec Reid
Father Brown: Andrew Sachs
Mr Tarrant: Peter Marinker
Lady Diana Wales: Natasha Pyne
Leonard Smyth: Peter Wickham
Steward/Vicar/Voice: Terry O'Brien
Driver: Jonathan Tafler
Doctor: Eric Stovell
Professor Smaill: Tim Reynolds

: 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: Dr Wacky's Fancy Dress Costume. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Whose Harvest? How to search for clues to the way animals and birds make their winter food stores. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 5: The Hallowe 'en Party Written by LIZ PINDAR . Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Sally Go Round The Stars by KENNETH BAILEY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by chris SERLE 5: Voluntary Work (R) (E) For tutors' notes send sae to: Using Unemployment, [address removed]


Written By: Liz Pindar
Unknown: Kenneth Bailey
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Sarah Cooper , champion shooter and gold medallist at the 1986 Commonwealth Games Serial: Gal Audrey by AUDREY WHITING abridged in eight episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Patience Tomlinson (8) (Starting tomorrow: 'Suspense Stories' by Ruth Rendell )


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Sarah Cooper
Unknown: Audrey Whiting
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Stories By: Ruth Rendell

: The Afternoon Play

Beauty and the Bounders byDOUGLAS HANKIN with
Lilian Baylis affectionately referred to her audiences at her beloved Old Vie as 'bounders'. Here, in her own racy and inimitable way, she regales them and us with the story of her extraordinary life from humble beginnings to her desperate struggle to create, against all the odds, one of the best-known and best-loved theatres in the world.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Douglas Hankin
Unknown: Lilian Baylis
Played By: Susie Brann.
Played By: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Unknown: Tim Reynolds
Directed By: David Johnston.
Lilian Baylis: Polly March

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller 4: Play and Holidays Readers JILL BALCON and ANTHONY HYDE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


Presented By: Roy Fuller
Readers: Jill Balcon
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Love's Labours Won
After a period of eight years, the New Oxford Edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare is published this week and there is an entry about Shakespeare's last play, Love 's Labours Won. There are also numerous changes and revisions.
Margaret Horsfield talks to the editors about the most substantial additions and tests reactions to the 1,400-page volume.


Talks: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM5.5O-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon dough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Patrick Fitzpatrick and Maurice Hayes.
Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Patrick Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Maurice Hayes.
Unknown: Karen Ostle
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith brings you topical views and stories from shop-floors and boardrooms across the country.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Gudrun Daubor

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

In the last programme of the present series, Antony Hopkins explores Balakirev's First Symphony.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Analysis

Planned Chaos
The M25, Sizewell, Stanstead - something has gone wrong with the way major projects are tackled so that they arouse vitriolic opposition at the start and often satisfy no one at the finish.
Mary Goldring asks whether we need clearer national planning objectives and whether the democratic public inquiry can survive in its present form. Producer MARK LAITY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow atll.OamLW)


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

There's a Werewolf on the Landing by RAYMUND FITZSIMONS. Stereo

: Further Up the Tyne in a Flummox

Leonard Barras reads the last of his fairly likely stories: A Hanging Matter and Her Voice Was Ever Soft 'The music master was a sad, eccentric bachelor easily moved to tears. He frequently sobbed over his own accompaniments and had taken to heavy smoking after the music class had rather badly mauled Purcell.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 9.45 am)


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: 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: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

A Bit of a Do
3: The Dentists' Dinner Dance (Part 1)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: 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
12.30 3a: La France rurale (1) Vivre a la campagne (E)
12.50 3b: La France rurale (2) Le Midi (RV) Written by RÉGIS SALADO Narrated by CATHERINE GRAHAM and MARK CHEMALI (E)


Unknown: Catherine Graham

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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.

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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