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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
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
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The positive conversational antidote to autumnal blues. Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team travels to Essex where members of the Rayleigh Horticultural Society put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Miss Lavender by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by William Eedle
She could be just another lonely old lady in a pub. But Miss
Lavender has a 'gift' ... and a very unusual gift indeed. A matter of life and death, in fact. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Brendan O'Byrne
Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St Paul 's Church,
Birmingham, led by The Rev Canon Lorys Davies , with Birmingham Cathedral Choir
Director of music MARCUS HUXLEY Son of God, eternal Saviour
(BBC HB 377); Psalm 113 (Turle) Strengthen for service
(BBC HB 536); Matthew 20, w 20-28. Stereo


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Canon Lorys Davies
Music: Marcus Huxley

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (8) Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Inuit (Tales of Eskimo Life) 1: House Builders and Fishermen Written by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (E)
11.40 Reading Comer
8: Anancy and Looking for a Wife Written and told by JAMES BERRY Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner 8: Water by GEORGE TARRY (E)


Written By: Alan Lambert
Told By: James Berry
Unknown: George Tarry

: With Great Pleasure

Christopher Fry with a selection of favourite poetry and prose


Unknown: Christopher Fry

: Talking Toys

3: Knuckle Down Stonkers!
Down at the end of No 1 runway at Gatwick Airport the Hand Cross Rebels fight the 49ers, while the Tinsley Tarts go down to the Black Dog Boozers - all in the name of the world marble championships.
Bob Symes was there to meet the gamesters and fudge his way through the challenge of the year.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol


Unknown: Tinsley Tarts
Unknown: Bob Symes

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: A Matter of Honour

by JEFFREY ARCHER dramatised in seven episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY
2: The Kremlin: 6 June 1966
In Russia, Major Romanov is tracking down the Tsar's Icon. In England, Adam Scott has received a strange bequest.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Adam Scott
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Adam Scott: Michael York
Alexander Romanov: Simon Ward
Lawrence Pemberton: Tom Chadbon
Sir Morris: Rlchard Vernon
: Poskonov Vladeksheybal
Brezhnev: Czeslaw Grocholski
Zaborski: John Church
Petrova: Jlll Lldstone
Heidi: Helena Breck
Bischoff: David March
Sedgewick: Richard Durden
Pastor: Ronald Herdman
Cashier: Elaine Claxton
Harold Wilson: John Bird

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Noisy Natalie and the Baby Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Food Chain Call in at the Natural Investigator's Office and discover 'who eats who, or what' with the food web mobile. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 8: The Magic Balloons Written by RON JAMES Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Switch on the Night (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by CHRIS SERLE 8: The Informal Economy (R) (E) For tutors' notes send sae to: UsingUnemployment,[address removed]


Written By: Ron James
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Clare Boothe Luce , playwright, journalist, actress, Congress woman and ambassador
Serial: The Soul of Kindness (8)


Unknown: Clare Boothe Luce

: The Afternoon Play

The Frog Princess A modem fairy tale by ANNE GORING
A beautiful princess from a far-away land is bewitched as a baby by a wicked godmother and transported to the dreary suburbs of a dreary industrial city. But as Brenda enters middle age she discovers within herself a talent that might after all take her back to Fairy Land.
Wicked godmother .PAULINE LETTS
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo
(Patricia Routledge is in 'When We
Are Married' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Unknown: Anne Goring
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Brenda: Patricia Routledge
Mrs Stansfield: Constance Chapman
the Narrator: Nicholas McArdle
Cora Cutthroat: Deborah Makepeace
Charles: Brian Hewlett

: Time for Verse

The last of seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller
The Child's World 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

Lutoslawski in Huddersfield For many years, music in Huddersfield has been associated with the Huddersfield Choral Society and Messiah. But this week the eighth annual Contemporary Music Festival begins and the town plays host to leading musicians from all over the world.
Michael Berkeley reports on the Festival and talks to the distinguished Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: 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 Halfanhourof reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over more cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Fred Nicholls and Jack Jones.
Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Fred Nicholls
Unknown: Jack Jones.
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 there.


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
3: Hard Cases and Bad Law
'In a common law tradition like ours the judges have to fill the gaps and make law. But it is the proper function of governments and democratically elected legislators to consider and make policy choices, not the proper function of judges.'
(Re-broadcastnext Sunday on Radio3) (Lecture 4, 'Trusting the Judges', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER


Unknown: Reith Lectures

: Analysis

An Island of Happiness
Pope Paul VI called Austria 'an island of happiness' - for 30 years a model of close political partnership and prosperity. But the government coalition has collapsed and the economy is under severe strain.
On the eve of the country's elections, Chris Cviic examines the future of the Austrian way. Producer MARK LAITY


Unknown: Chris Cviic

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Positive Approach by LOUISE SPENCER Stereo


Unknown: Louise Spencer

: One Man and His Newt

David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 3: The Cockers
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (6)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: 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

Dance Workshop Presented by NICK MERCER Written by KATE HARRISON Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES
12.301: 1: Action Workshop Stereo (E)
12.50 2: Shaping the Action Stereo (E)


Presented By: Nick Mercer
Written By: Kate Harrison
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes

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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.

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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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