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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with NORMA CRADOCK. Stereo


Unknown: Norma Cradock.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: More Wrestling Than Dancing

with David Moreau 3: Pulling Rank


Unknown: David Moreau

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves



Unknown: Ian Strachan.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits the county of Durham, where members of the Derwentside Federation of Allotment Associations 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

The Yellow Meads of Asphodel by HE. BATES
Read by Fleur Chandler
The affection between John and his sister Virginia is deep and long-standing. Nothing can spoil its tranquillity.... or so, at least, it seems....


Read By: Fleur Chandler
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, pl3; 0 praise ye the Lord
(BBC HB 279); Psalm 15; Mark 1, w 29-39; Praise to the holiest (BBC HB 88). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (7) Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop An Adventure in Ancient Egypt 3: The Boy King Written by Fiz COLEMAN . Stereo (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 7: The Tooth-ball by PHILIPPA PEARCE Storyteller MICHAEL Williams Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner 7: Mums and Dads by GEORGE TARRY (E)


Presented By: Fergus O'Kelly
Written By: Fiz Coleman
Unknown: Philippa Pearce
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: George Tarry

: Calamity Jane

Marian Foster looks behind the Hollywood image of the legendary frontierswoman to the tragic heroine and the daughter she gave away.
For 25 years, Calamity wrote numerous letters to her, but never sent any of them.
Beth Porter as Calamity JaneProducer RONALD ASTLE
BBC Pebble Mill. (R) revised


Unknown: Marian Foster
Unknown: Beth Porter
Unknown: Ronald Astle

: The State Opening of Parliament

Coverage direct from the Palace of Westminster of the traditional ceremony in which
Her Majesty The Queen,
Lords and Commons assemble for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for the next session of Parliament. John Hosken describes the arrival of the Royal Procession in the Chamber of the House of Lords, and the summoning of the House of Commons by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. The political implications of Her Majesty's speech will be assessed by the BBC's Chief Political
Correspondent, Brian Curtois.
0 INFO: page 91


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Black Rod.
Unknown: Brian Curtois.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: A Matter of Honour



Unknown: Jeffrey Archer

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Social Democratic Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Story: Learning to Rain (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Woodland Floor Where do all the leaves go? TIMMY MALLET finds out with the aid of his pooter. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story!
7: The Jewels of the Sea King Storyteller ANNE ROSENFELD Written by RON JAMES. Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Invisible Fire by KATHY HENDERSON (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment Presented by CHRIS SERLE 7: Getting Qualified (R) (E) For tutors' notes send sae to: Using Unemployment. [address removed]


Unknown: Anne Rosenfeld
Written By: Ron James.
Unknown: Kathy Henderson
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guests of the Week-
Peter Fluck and Roger Law , iconoclastic masters of the Spitting Image puppets.
Serial: The Soul of Kindness (3)


Unknown: Peter Fluck
Unknown: Roger Law

: The Afternoon Play

Saying Goodbye to Sylvia by GILLIAN SLINN
Sylvia and Henry have been happily married for 35 years but now face their biggest crisis. Sylvia has always been the dominant partner and when she is admitted to a hospice Henry cannot cope with the prospect of life without her.
Directed by MARY CLYNE BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Gillian Slinn
Directed By: Mary Clyne
Sylvia: Barbara Jefford
Henry: William Gaunt
Katie: Fleur Chandler
Dr Adams: Gillian Goodman
Mr Bailey: Edwin Richfield
Sister: Judith Pearson
Nurse: Maggie Tarver

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller 6: Death
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


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

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Fostering Fiction
When literary editor
Charles Monteith first saw
William Golding 's manuscript of Lord of The Flies it was a good deal longer and less focused. He pruned it and reshaped it together with the author and the book launched Golding's career. Kate Figes talks to
Monteith and to Liz Calder , one of the new generation of editors, as well as to authors themselves, about that vital link between them and their work and how it is changing in the modem publishing world.


Unknown: Charles Monteith
Unknown: William Golding
Talks: Kate Figes
Unknown: Liz Calder

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge crime- writer
Jessica Mann and Bill Russell from Reading University Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Jessica Mann
Unknown: Bill Russell
Unknown: Karen Ostle
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith goes into the world of business to report on the latest initiatives and problems. Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: The Reith Lectures 1986

Six talks about
Law, Justice and Democracy by Lord McCluskey
Scottish High Court Judge,
Solicitor-General for Scotland 1974-9
2: The Clanking of Medieval Chains
'Law is a tool used by men to sculpt justice out of the raw material of life ... [but] how do judges, with precisely the same starting materials in terms of fact and legal tradition, end up crusading for diametrically opposite conclusions?'
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on Radio 3) (Lecture 3. 'Hard Cases and Bad Law', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER


Unknown: Reith Lectures

: Analysis

Mary Goldring raises trade union and employment issues with John Edmonds , General Secretary of the General,
Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trades Union; and Eric Hammond ,
General Secretary of the Electrical, Electronic,
Telecommunications and Plumbing Union
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. am L W)


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: John Edmonds
Unknown: Eric Hammond

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Dog Called Sam by CAROL BRUGGEN


Unknown: Carol Bruggen

: One Man and His Newt

David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them.
2: Nothing but a Hound Dog Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas by v. S. NAIPAUL abridged in 15 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by Garard Green (1)
For Mohun Biswas , success means the wonder and audacity of having a house and portion of the earth all his own. But the odds seem all against him and as he moves from job to job, as he acquires a wife and four children, as he struggles to escape from the household of his in-laws, Mr Biswas 's ambition becomes ever more remote.... Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)


Unknown: Mr Biswas
Unknown: V. S. Naipaul
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: Garard Green
Unknown: Mohun Biswas
Unknown: Mr Biswas
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


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

Help Yourself to Study Skills Presented and produced by GRAHAM TAYAR (R) (E)
12.301: 1: Getting Started (a) Time and Space (b) Tasks and Targets
12.50 2: Resources and Reading


Produced By: Graham Tayar

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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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