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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon George Austin

: 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
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: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Fifty-five minutes of conversation from the unusual to the unbelievable. Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones and his team of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith answer listeners' queries sent in by post and give their choice of gardening gifts and books for Christmas.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: [address removed]
Cassette. 'Through the Seasons', £7.99 from: Gardeners ' Question Time, PO Box 40. Manchester M60 1FR.
Cheques/postal orders should be made payable to: Gardeners' Question Time


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

: Morning Story The Vanishing Rooster

Read by Shirley Dixon
Teenager Billy Riley is the bad boy of Miz Taylor 's neck of the woods. He's also the bane of Uncle Shorty's life. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Read By: Teenager Billy Riley
Unknown: Miz Taylor
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
The Promised Deliverer
NEM, p 106; Hail to the Lord's anointed (BBC HB 457); Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Poston);
Isaiah 42, w 1-9; The Lord will come (BBC HB 479). Stereo

: With Great Pleasure

Sir Peter Pears 's choice of poetry and prose
(Broadcaston Saturday at 4.0pm LW)


Unknown: Sir Peter Pears

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (10) Request Programme. Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Inuit (Tales of Eskimo Life) 3: Summer Travellers by ALAN r. LAMBER Stereo(R) (e)
11.40 Reading Corner
10: The Old Man Who Wished He Could Cry Written and told by JOHN AGARD Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner
10: The Stable in Bethlehem by GEORGE TARRY (e)


Unknown: Alan R. Lamber
Told By: John Agard
Unknown: George Tarry

: Talking Toys

The last of five programmes A World of Toys
Bob Symes dips into the biggest toy convention of the year and talks to the comic addicts, the teddy-bear buffs, the golfomaniacs and the big spenders who gather to talk toys and ogle at the delights of spare legs, missing limbs and fiddling clowns.
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
0 INFO: page 101


Unknown: Bob Symes

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: A Matter of Honour

by JEFFREY ARCHER dramatised in seven episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY with and 4: Geneva - 16 June 1966
Heidi has been killed. Adam, being sought by the Swiss police, takes refuge in St Peter's Cathedral.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo
(Harry Towb is a National Theatre Player)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Played By: Richard Durden.
Played By: Shaun Pendergast
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Unknown: Harry Towb
Adam Scott: Michael York
Alexander Romanov: Simon Ward
Lawrence Pemberton: Tom Chadbon
Sir Morris: Richard Vernon
BUSh: Harry To Wb
Snell: William Fox
Matthews: Brian Hewlett
Valchek: Sean Barrett
Zaborski: Johnchurch
Robin: Jane Leonard
Dean Rusk: Ed Bishop
Brunweld: Don Fellows

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Crusts. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature The Holly and the Ivy (RV) Ideas for nature projects to contribute to your Christmas celebrations. (R) (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 10: The Toy Factory Storyteller PAULINE Collins Written by RON JAMES. Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Stories in the Stars by LIBBY HOUSTON (R) (e)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by CHRIS SERLE With RUTH SILVER and DR ROBERT SHARPE
10: It's Up to You (R) (e) For tutor's notes sendsae to: Using Unemployment, BBC School Radio.LondonW1A4WW


Unknown: Pauline Collins
Written By: Ron James.
Presented By: Chris Serle
Presented By: Dr Robert Sharpe

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
The Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors Marmaduke Hussey
Serial: Circles in a Forest (7)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Marmaduke Hussey

: The Afternoon Play

London Belongs to Me by NORMAN COLLINS , dramatised in four parts by COLIN DAVIS
2: The Crime on the Common
Directed by ENYD Williams . Stereo
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Norman Collins
Unknown: Colin Davis
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Mr Josser: Norman Bird
Mrs Josser: Liz Smith
Mrs Vizzard: Kate Williams
Connie: Peggy Aitchison
Mrs Boon: Charlotte Mitchell
Percy Boon: Jim McManus
Doris Josser: Rosalind Ayres
Ted Josser: George Parsons
Uncle Henry: Cordon Gostelow
Doreen: June Barry
Mr Squales: Gordon Reid
Blonde: Anne Jameson
Mrs Jan Byl: Pauline Letts
Bill/Storyteller: Robert Daws

: Time for Verse

Minor Victorians
Six programmes compiled and presented by Kingsley Amis 2: Charles Kingsley
(Martin Jarvis is in Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Presented By: Kingsley Amis
Presented By: Charles Kingsley
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Paul Gregory
Producer: Margaret Bradley
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope

(Rev re-broadcast of yesterday at
. 9.4Spm)

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CUVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Instant Sunshine ... Reasonably Together Again

An entertainment in words and music designed to help you beat the weather as David Barlow , Peter Christie , Miles Kington and Alan Maryon Davis make the attempt to be reasonably together again.
With their special guests
The Fine Arts Brass Ensemble Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon Davis
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

Peter Smith reports on the usual and the unusual, the successful and the not-so-successful in all areas of business activity.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Gudrun Daubor

: The Reith Lectures 1986

Six talks about
Law, Justice and Democracy by Lord McCluskey
Scottish High Court Judge,
Solicitor-General for Scotland 1974-9
5: An Enormous Power
'It would be a bold man who would argue that the Bills of Rights, applied or contemplated in democratic societies whose common law is comparable to ours, can succeed in preserving the fundamental rights of citizens in those countries more effectively than does the ordinary law, as applied in the United Kingdom.'
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on Radio 3) (Lecture 6. 'Lions Under the Throne' next Wednesday on Radio 4)
The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER


Unknown: Reith Lectures

: Analysis

Baker's Score
The Education Secretary's proposal for 20 Inner-city Technology Colleges won rapturous applause at the Conservative Party Conference but criticism from some local authorities, teaching unions and many educationists.
Industry has long decried the shortage of scientists and technicians coming out of our schools, but will the Baker scheme answer industry's needs and what will be the implications for state secondary education as a whole?
Presented by David Wheeler Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11.0am LW)


Presented By: David Wheeler
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Scottish Drama

Three Score and Ten, Sir by JESSIE KESSON. Stereo


Unknown: Jessie Kesson.

: How Low Can You Get?

Three lighthearted talks by the opera singer, Robert Lloyd 1: Bewitched, Bothered or Bewildered?
' "So your Faust takes place in a gentlemen's latrine?" I said....'


Singer: Robert Lloyd

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Monet Well Spent?
John Jacob reports on the Gare d'Orsay, transformed into a museum of the years 1848 to 1914 and housing Impressionist and post-Impressionist painting, sculpture and Art Nouveau, which opens next week in Paris. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: John Jacob
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Fall of Kelvin Walker A fable of the 60s by ALASDAIR GRAY , abridged by the author in eight parts Reader Bill Paterson
1: The Discovery of London Producer STEWART CONN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Kelvin Walker
Unknown: Alasdair Gray
Reader: Bill Paterson

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Theatre History
12.30 Restoration Theatre (RV) Written and narrated by LAN spiby Producer DAN GARRETT. Stereo (R) (e)
12.50 A Mirror on Manners A Background to Restoration Theatre. Compiled and produced by w ARRILL GRINDROD. Stereo (e)


Producer: Dan Garrett.
Unknown: Arrill Grindrod.

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.

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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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