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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon George Austin.

: 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
7.20* 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: Jeremy Bo Wen
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns.
Each week Nick directs your questions and comments to the experts and policy-makers on everything from drugs to disarmament, justice to journalism, maternity to eternity.
Lines openjrom 8.0am

: Morning Story

Pigs and Plums by KATE GRIFFIN
Read by Valerie Windsor
'Once one pig had seen me, it seemed to transmit the news by some kind of piggy telepathy and out they came, clamouring and squealing and pounding each other's rumps with their absurdly dainty front feet.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Kate Griffin
Read By: Valerie Windsor

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
The Slavery of God's People NEM, p 13; 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel (BBC HB 36);
Advent Responsory (Carols for Choirs 2); Exodus 3, w 1-12; 0 God of Bethel (BBC HB 495) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune 10: The Golden Goose Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
10: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs A Happy Ending Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by MELANIE MORRIS (R) (e)
11.40 Radio Club Full of information, competitions, jokes and drama for junior schools. (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Melanie Morris

: Scottish Drama

Three Score and Ten, Sir by JESSIE KESSON with
Marj Tildsley leaves her home, her neighbourhood and all her friends to live with her family north of the Thames. Her return visit to the old people's social club which she used to enjoy so much serves as a sad reminder of how rapidly life can change when you are old.
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: Marj Tildsley
Piano: Neil McArthur
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Marj Tildsley: Mary Wimbush
Min: Jane Wenham
Brenda: Maggie McCarthy
Terry: John Hollis
Andrea: Elaine Claxton
Nan Coulson: Helena McCarthy
Miss Bartlett: Isabel Dean
Miss Ellison: Natasha Pyne
Sarah: Jennifer Piercey

: Times Remembered

Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives. 3: Audrey Brown
A former London street urchin, Audrey now runs a Salvation Army 'bws bach' in North Wales.


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Unknown: Audrey Brown
Producer: Anne Howells

: You and Yours

Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Susan Rae

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re broadcast on Thursday at 6 30pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry at the Library Storyteller PENELOPE KEITH. Stereo
2.5 History Long Ago Ancient Greece Alexander the Great (2) Written by HUGH O'NEILL and LEE GALPIN. Stereo (e)
2.25 Contact Devotion to Others by JENNY NEMKO (e)
2.40 Radiovision History of Britain Into the 80s (RV) (R) (e)


Unknown: Bad Harry
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Unknown: Greece Alexander
Written By: Hugh O'Neill
Written By: Lee Galpin.
Unknown: Jenny Nemko

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
For 30 years Gia Carlo Menotti 's opera Amahl and the Night Visitors has been a great favourite with amateurs. This Christmas it receives its first professional stage production at Sadler's Wells.
Lynn ten Kate meets Menotti, who directs it himself, and the school-teacher who first staged it in Britain.
Serial: Circles in a Forest (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gia Carlo Menotti
Unknown: Lynn Ten Kate

: Scottish Drama

'I have seen this evil under the sun, the fool given high office. Signs that the dreadful hour is near. Wars and rumours of wars. And the slates of your roof, Lord, shaken loose by helicopters.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Ian: David Ashton
Sally: Stella Forge
Tim: David McKail
Wull: Callum Mill
Marion: Ann Scott-Jones
Matthew: Benny Young

: News

: The Cross They Bear

A profile of the St John Ambulance Brigade
Born 100 years ago out of the industrial revolution, the Brigade now offers an organ transplant service and air-sea rescue as well as its community welfare work. But its amateur status in a world of professionals creates a conflict of tradition and progress as it looks forward to its second century.
Producer RUTH SHARP BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast on Sunday) 0 INFO: page 101

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHFfFM5.50-5.55pm


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)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Stuart Simon Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 5pm)


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


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Tuesday Feature

The Bicycle-clipped Misanthropist
A view of Philip Larkin in his Hull habitat.
For 30 years until his death in 1985, Philip Larkin was
Librarian of Hull University and the big cheese of English poetry. Over the years, he cultivated the image of a curmudgeonly old recluse at the end of the M62. But long-standing friends and colleagues tell a different tale.... Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
0 HEAR THIS!: page 29


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30to 10.0pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WIA 4WW (Sendfour saes, 8 1/2 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Aspects of London

The last of four programmes reflecting life in the capital as depicted in letters and diaries of the period.
Written and presented by Sean Street
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by David Roper Producer HANS PIETSCH


Presented By: David Roper
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas by v s. NAIPAUL, abridged in 15 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY Read by Garard Green (15) Producer MAURICE LEITCH (R)
(Starting tomorrow: 'The Fall of Kelvin Walker ' by Alasdair Gray )


Unknown: Mr Biswas
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: Garard Green
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: Kelvin Walker
Unknown: Alasdair Gray

: 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

Theatre History
12.30 On Shakespeare's Stage by EDWARD KELSEY (Rv) Producer DAN GARRETT (R) (e)
12.50 The Globe and Other Worlds A Background to Elizabethan Theatre Compiled and produced by DAN GARRETT Stereo (e)


Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Producer: Dan Garrett
Produced By: Dan Garrett

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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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