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: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
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: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools Our Road
2: New Neighbours Written and told by JOHNNY MORRIS (E)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) African Poetry Poems of the City. Stereo (E)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The Silent Leopard
3: The Pyramid Builders Presented by AUBREY WOODS Written by ALAN RUSSELL Stereo (E)
10.15 Something to Think About The Broken Vase by JOHN PENDRY adapted by PADDY BECHELY (E)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star A phone link with primary schools, presented by BOB WILSON This week: Disabled Sports Guest: PETER HULL , wheelchair marathon champion. Stereo (E)


Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Aubrey Woods
Written By: Alan Russell
Unknown: John Pendry
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely
Presented By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: Peter Hull

: In Business

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor Sound Choice: Brenda Dean talks about her own listening.
Under Review: File on 4 (Radio 4, 28 October, 7.20 pm); The Real Dallas (Radio 4, 25 October, 4.0 pm LW) and The Real Dynasty
(Radio 4, 1 November, 4.0 pm LW) Report: Sarah Dunant talks to Birmingham teenagers who make their own radio programme....
Start the Quiz with Richard Baker
For comments and quiz answers wnte to: The Radio Programme, BBC, London WlA 4WW
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


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

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

A Penny For the Guy by WILLIAM MILLER
Read by Ralph Riach
"The Guy in the pushchair was only marginally scruffier than its two attendants. It was crude, yet oddly realistic ...'


Unknown: William Miller
Read By: Ralph Riach
Producer: David Jackson

: 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. (E)
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 From the North A programme from Newcastle Presented by MURIEL GRAY Stereo (E)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Muriel Gray

: Tales of Long Ago

Howie Firth with legends that shed light on the past.
5: The Everlasting Battle
(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 44 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: 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 Two Giants by MICHAEL FOREMAN (R)
2.5 The Song Tree A Gaggle of Music Games (6) Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (E)
2.20 Living Language The Stonewalkers (1) by VIVIEN ALCOCK adapted by zoe BAILEY(E)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by JEREMY HAYES (E)


Unknown: Michael Foreman
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Vivien Alcock
Presented By: Jeremy Hayes

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Sue MacGregor Endometriosis, sometimes called retrograde menstruation, sometimes the 'career woman's disease', is a very painful, major cause of infertility. Few people know about it, yet nearly two million women in Britain suffer from it.
Jean Snedegar reports on a condition which still mystifies many doctors.
Suspense Stories 5: Father's Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: The Afternoon Play: The Dwarfs

The Dwarfs
Chapter 13 of Crome Yellow
Sir Hercules and his wife Filomena are dwarfs who have turned their country estate into a haven for others like themselves. This world of peace and harmony exists for many years until it becomes threatened from a most unexpected quarter.
BBC Pebble Mill


Writer: Aldous Huxley
Dramatised by: Peter MacKie
Narrator: Garard Green
Producer: Philip Martin
Hercules: David Learner
Filomena: Claire Faulconbridge
Sir Henry/Count Titimalo: Ronald Herdman
Ferdinando: Eric Stovell
Ferdinando/Hercules as boys: Silas Gregory
Lady Sarah/Servant: Hedli Niklaus
Charles/Geoffrey: Tony Turner
Simon: Rob Swinton
Gregory: Alex Jones
Sebastian: John Dixon
Jenkins: Alan Devereux
Harpsichordist: Marlene Fleet
Violinist: William Hand

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
With Ursula Buchan and Roy Strong discussing the garden with the reader, not the weeder, in mind; and Tony Parker , author of Red Hill, on his documentary about a mining community.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Ursula Buchan
Unknown: Roy Strong
Unknown: Tony Parker
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With CUVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40 pm)

: 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, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Choice Between Two Darknesses

"She was a sweet girl, who loved helping others, but no one remembers that now. All they remember is that she killed herself. Suicide didn't just take her life, it took something away from what life she had."
The words of the mother of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide.
Jenni Mills explores suicide through the testimony of those touched by it and invites your calls to studio guests psychiatrist Dr Colin Murray Parkes, social psychologist Tony Lake, and Barbara, a Samaritan.
Phone [number removed].
Lines open from 6.0 to 9.0 pm
INFO: page 93


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Guest: Dr Colin Murray Parkes
Guest: Tony Lake
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]
Linesopenfrom 10.0am to 5.0pm (Monday to Friday)


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

in the BBC Sound Archives

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: A Book at Bedtime

A Bit of a Do
9: The Crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken (UK) (parti)

: 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

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History (11-14): History Mysteries
12.30 Witchcraft by MURDOCH RODGERS (R) (E)
12.50 The Parker Street Investigation by TIM WOOD (R)(E)


Unknown: Murdoch Rodgers

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.

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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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