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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 Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
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: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Tnesday Call: [number removed]

An opportunity for listeners to express their views and question the experts on a subject of current interest.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

: Morning Story

The Understanding Written and read by Jo Anderson
'Meg hated dogs.... but when the dejected old Labrador appeared at her doorstep, well, she couldn't just ignore it ... could she?'
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Read By: Jo Anderson
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 118; Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10); Psalm 23; Daniel 3 w 13-26; Praise the Lord (BBC HB 16) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Time Mabel Became an Anchoress byjANETTEWALKINSHAW with and It's not the first time that a peaceful Glaswegian housing estate has been surprised by Mabel.... but this looks a bit different.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Directed By: Piers Plowright
Gladys: Irene Hanlon
Phil: Crawford Logan
Mabel: Eileen Nicholas
Radio DJ: James Goode
First pilgrim: Andrew Branch
Second pilgrim: Avril Clark
Mr Smith: John Forrest
TV interviewer: Marcus Bell
American pilgrim: Stuart Organ
Cheerleader: Richard Durden
Psychologist: Tim Reynolds
Magazine editor: Suzie Brann
Woman on the stairs: Deborah Makepeace

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 6: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS coombes Stereo (E)
11.20 Time to Move
6: The Haunted House Ghostly creatures Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by MELANIE MORRIS (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: Melanie Morris

: The Living World

Peter France browses through this year's crop of natural history books and with the help of Peter Ferns and Denis Owen picks out a selection to make the Christmas stockings bulge. Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Peter France
Unknown: Peter Ferns
Unknown: Denis Owen

: You and Yours

Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

byGUYJENHN starring and and 'Commercials' written by JON CANTER with GUY JENKIN and featuring the voices of SALLY GRACE , MIRIAM MARGOLYES. ENN REITEL, ANTON RODGERS ,
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 30 (Christopher Godwin is in 'Noises Off at the Savoy Theatre, London. Martin Jarvisisin 'Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Written By: Jon Canter
Unknown: Sally Grace
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
Len: Roger Sloman
Val: Liz Crowther
Veronica: Liz Crowther
Alf: Roger Hammond

: 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 Comer Today's story: Jim and the Beanstalk by RAYMOND BRIGGS (R)
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Greece (RV) Written by ALARIC COTTER Stereo (E)
2.25 Contact: Trust by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (E)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain: The Great War (RV) by DEREK FARMER (R) (E)


Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Written By: Alaric Cotter
Unknown: Arthur Scholey

: Woman's Hour from Hamburg

Introduced by SueMacGregor
With its huge and bustling port, a vast lake, canals and more than 2,000 bridges, this prosperous and elegant northern European city is also known for its liberalism and as a place where women are prominent - not just on the Reeperbahn!
Meet top actress Eva Mattes , the highly acclaimed young fashion designer Daniella Bechtolf ,
Hamburg's Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities Eva
Ruhmkorf and Germany's most famous prostitute Domenica. Producers SALLY FELDMAN and CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Eva Mattes
Designer: Daniella Bechtolf
Producers: Sally Feldman

: The Afternoon Play

Forever Blowing Bubbles by PATRICE CHAPLIN with Deb is an award-winning journalist; but the events of one weekend at home show the price she must pay for success.
Directed by TIM SUTER. Stereo


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin
Directed By: Tim Suter.
Deb: Angela Pleasence
LUCy: Margaret Wolftt
Chris: Steven Harrold
Jamie: Chris Chescoe
Paul: John Eldan
James ,: Denis Lill
Derek/Dr Katz: Andrew Branch
Anthea/Dr Gill: Elaine Claxton

: News

: Poet to Poet

Four poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present.
4: Unconquerable Mind
Jenny Joseph looks at the poetry of William Wordsworth. Reader JOHN FRANKLYN-ROBBINS Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Jenny Joseph
Reader: William Wordsworth.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mia


Written By: Simon Frith
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: ,terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Linda Snell: Carole Boyd

: File on

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Stuart Simon
Producer: John Forsyth
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 10.0 am LW)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Tuesday Feature

Radar's Children
Thirty years ago today, 200,000 Soviet troops marched into Budapest and crushed the Hungarian revolution.
Members of the 1956 generation, who have grown up with the consequences of the failed uprising, talk to Judy Dempsey about their society today. Producer JANE WALKER BBC Manchester
•.HEAR THIS! page 33


Unknown: Judy Dempsey
Producer: Jane Walker

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0 pm (Monday to Friday)
Free quarterly bulletin from:
InTouch,BBC,LondonW1A4WW (Send four saes, 84 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Near Myths

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

A Bit of a Do
7: The Charity Horse Racing Evening (parti)

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History (11-14) The Peasants' Revolt (1381) by VINCE CRINNION Stereo (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.

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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