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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
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
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: In Business

: The Natural History Programme

For the creatures of the deepwood in Wareham forest, there's no place like a heather glade, especially when it's guarded by the Forestry
Commission's new conservation initiatives. Lionel KeUeway finds out how real the Commission's commitment to wildlife is.
Fergus Keeling meets
Phil Drabble , the man with a garden in his jungle, and vies with a flock of parrrots and budgerigars, competing for this year's National Talking Bird Trophy.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Lionel Keueway
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Phil Drabble

: Medicine Now

(Broadcaston Tuesday at 8.0 pm)

: Morning Story

Written and read by Don Maclean
'All you have to do is bluff it out, I told myself. No one at this school lives anywhere near you, they'll never know if you don't tell'em.' producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Read By: Don MacLean
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Analysis

: For Schools

11.0 Teaching Today
1: Watching Kids Reading KEN AND YETTA GOODMAN share insights which have altered thinking worldwide about how children master the reading process. (e)
0 INFO: page 91
11.40 Encore une etape French Graded Objectives Level 3
4: Buying Things (R) (e)

: Lines of Communication

Patrick Hannan looks at the way public figures feel compelled to live up (or down) to their image.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 49 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


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Growing and Knowing Stereo
2.0 Education Now Teaching Reading (e)
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Jane Eyre by CHARLOTTE BRONTE (4). Stereo (e)


Unknown: Charlotte Bronte

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor See How They Run
1: The Prime Minister
As the number of women prospective parliamentary candidates grows in the main political parties, Sonia Beesley begins a new series in which she meets some of the first-time runners. But today the Prime
Minister, The Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher , mp, who in both the general elections of 1950 and 1951 was the youngest woman candidate in the country, talks about what is involved when you throw your hat into the political ring.
(The series continues weekly from 8January 1987)
Serial: Circles in a Forest (13)
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Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: The Afternoon Play

The Shout by ROBERT GRAVES dramatised by MARTYN WADE
Charles Crossley believes he has the power to 'shout' people to death, to split their souls into pieces. During a country cricket match between the patients of the lunatic asylum where he resides and the local villagers, he tells the story of his magical powers and the effect it had on a local couple, Richard and Rachel, who inadvisedly invited him to their home. Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo
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Unknown: Robert Graves
Dramatised By: Martyn Wade
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Crossley: David Suchet
Richard: Nigel Anthony
Rachel: Janet Maw
David: Geoffrey Beevers
George/Mr Austin: William Eedle
Susan: Deborah Makepeace
Mary: Natasha Pyne
Pauline: Elaine Claxton
Mother: Avril Clark
Cricket Captain: Stuart Organ
Player: Stephen Hattersley

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
Including a celebration of the ultimate loo book. Gabriel Chevallier 's French classic, Clochmerle.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Gabriel Chevallier
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9.45 pm)

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: My Music


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)
BBC Pebble Mill


Written by: Graham Harvey
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie Barlow: Moir Leslie
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan

: 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 BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Musical Evening in America

In the last of three programmes Teleri Bevan talks to mezzo-soprano Tatiana Troyanos , whose rich voice and dramatic interpretations have thrilled audiences in America and Europe.
Producer MARK OWEN. BBC Wales


Talks: Teleri Bevan
Soprano: Tatiana Troyanos
Producer: Mark Owen.

: Profile

The last of three personal portraits in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: 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 toS.Opm Monday to Friday


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

The Fall of Kelvin Walker
7: The Spread of Kelvin Walker


Unknown: Kelvin Walker
Unknown: Kelvin Walker

: 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

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

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