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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Morning Praise

A service of music and meditation led by THE REV STEPHEN OLIVER
Music: God of God (wrc 56); A great and mighty wonder
(HFTC 49); Thou whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); This is the truth from above (Carols for Choirs 2); The love that sang creation
Reading: John 1, w 1-14 Director of Music


Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Music: Noel Tredinnick.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
7.0, 8.0 News
7.20* Business News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With DAVID MERCER
7.30 News Summary
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: David Mercer

: Cat's Whiskers

Presented by Bernard Cribbins
8.31* The Lobster Mobster (5)
8.41* Fungus the Bogeyman (5)
8.46* The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (5). Stereo


Presented By: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Thomas Kempe

: News

: With Great Pleasure

'I don't support the Crufts Dog Show school of literary criticism, which suggests you can choose the best poem in its class,'
The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mf, in company with Joss Ackland and Elizabeth Bell , presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose before an audience in the BBC's Concert Hall in London. Stereo


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell

: No Laughing Matter

5: Margaret Horsfield shares the thoughts of the colour-blind.


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 0 pm)

: Reading from the Menu

with Diana Bishop and Richard Durden
In the early part of this century, the famous restaurateur, gourmet and wit,
Marcell X. Boulestin , strove to rescue the English palate from soggy cabbage and forlorn blancmange.
These poems are a tribute to his belief that food which is worth eating, is worth talking about. Written by DIANA BISHOP Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS


Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Richard Durden
Unknown: Marcell X. Boulestin
Written By: Diana Bishop
Producer: John Theocharis

: Wives of theGreat Composers

Fritz Spiegl ends his series by evoking the shade of Alma Mahler , as immortalised by TomLehrer:
The loveliest girl in Vienna
Was Alma; the smartest, as well! Once you 'd picked her up on your antenna.
You'd never be free from her spell....


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Alma Mahler

: Persuasion: 3: Friendly Persuasion

(Square piano (William Rolfe & Sons c.1810) played by Kenneth Mobbs)

(BBC Pebble Mill)



Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Sir Walter Elliot: Roger Hume
Elizabeth Elliot: Claire Faulconbridge
Mr Elliot: Peter Harlowe
Mary Musgrove: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Charles Musgrove: Alister Cameron
Little Charles: John Abell
Henrietta Musgrove: Alison Dowling
Louisa Musgrove: Jayne Dowell
Mrs Musgrove: Sheila Grant
Lady Russell: Patricia Gallimore
Admiral Croft: Jeffery Dench
Sophia Croft: Tina Gray
Mrs Clay: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Smith: Carole Boyd
Mr Shepherd: Stephen Hancock
Charles Hayter: Clive Marlowe
Captain Harville: Paul Alexander
Captain Benwick: Tony Turner
Pianist: Kenneth Mobbs

: Classic Features

4: Lower Depths
Merfyn Turner , warden of the Norman House scheme for
Homeless Offenders, presents a view of the world of the destitute and down-and-out (First broadcast in 1959)


Unknown: Merfyn Turner

: McGough and McCarthy

Poet Roger McGough and comedian Pete McCarthy join forces for a seasonal special which combines festive fun and ill-natured mutterings in roughly equal proportions. Special guest John Dowie Written by ROGER MCGOUGH and PETE MCCARTHY


Unknown: Poet Roger McGough
Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: John Dowie
Written By: Roger McGough
Written By: Pete McCarthy
Music By: Andy Roberts
Music By: Colin Sell
Unknown: Simon Pike
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Snow Queen
5: Gerda Saves Kai. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Ten Years On: Jane Ewart-Biggs assesses the contribution which literature can make to our understanding of Ireland and the Irish, with past winners of the Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Award.
And, as three young women cast off in their chosen careers, they look forward to what 1987 may bring for a musician, a writer and a football coach.
Story: The Orchard Walls by RUTH RENDALL , abridged by MONICA GREY . Read by Jan Carey 'I was 14. Bombs were falling on London. My parents were afraid for me and that was why they sent me to Inchfield.'


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ruth Rendall
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Read By: Jan Carey

: The Afternoon Play

Dear Brutus by J M BARRIE with The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
In a magic wood, on Midsummer's eve, a second chance is offered to those who believe they have taken the wrong turning in life; some will take the same path, some will have a precious glimpse of what can now never be
Original music by RICHARD ATTREE ,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop Adapted and produced by CAROLINE RAPHAEL
Directed by STUART OWEN. Stereo 0 HEAR THIS! page 23


Unknown: J M Barrie
Music By: Richard Attree
Produced By: Caroline Raphael
Directed By: Stuart Owen.
Barrie: Alec McCowen
Lob: Michael Bilton
Dearth: Tom Wilklnson
Alice Dearth: Joanna McCallum
Margaret: Sophie Thompson
Purdie: Paul Shelley
Mabel Purdie: Susie Brann
Joanna Trout: Julia Swift
Coade: Manning Wilson
Mrs Coade: Gwen Cherrell
Lady Caroline Laney: Moir Leslie
Matey: Tlmothy Bateson

: The Living World

Down at the Water-hole
In the dry sands of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park any standing water has a continuing procession of visitors, from the largest elephant to tiny birds - and Chris Mead with Ian McDonald.
Presented by John Harrison BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Ian McDonald.
Presented By: John Harrison

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Good Woman

Larry Dodd sprang forward with open arms, and clasped in them - a woman, it is true - but a woman without any lips to kiss, by reason of her having no head!
'Murder!' cried he. 'Well, that accounts for her not speaking. '
A tale about the Irish Dullahan, a headless person, as recounted in 1823 by THOMAS CROFTON CROKER whose tales of the peasantry the Brothers Grimm found to possess 'a peculiar flavour which is not without its charms'.
Read by Aingeal Grehan Producer DAVID BYERS
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Larry Dodd
Unknown: Thomas Crofton Croker
Read By: Aingeal Grehan
Producer: David Byers

: The Six O'Clock News

Reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: I've Been Together Nowfor 70 Years

The last of nine programmes in which Johnny Morris recalls his childhood in Wales.
Cassettes of Johnny Morris 's series Around the World in 25 Years' are now available. Details from:
Johnny Morris Cassettes, BBC, BristolBS82LR


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you, the customer. Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday) written by DAVE DIXON and SIMON FRITH
Cast for the fortnight:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Dave Dixon
Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracey Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Morgan
Robert Snell: Graham Blockley
Linda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Glyn Worsnip Producer ANNE HOWELLS
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Anne Howells

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Enoch Powell , mp Mgr Bruce Kent ,
Vice Chairman CND Sir Alfred Sherman , writer and journalist Susan Thomas ,
Alliance County Councillor from Great Missenden Buckinghamshire
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Mgr Bruce Kent
Unknown: Sir Alfred Sherman
Unknown: Susan Thomas
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Goin' Bamboo

In a series of five letters home, Alun Richards reflects on the difficulties encountered by the Welshman abroad. 5: War Stories


Unknown: Alun Richards

: The Failure of Hope

A story from India by AUDREY SEN Read by Meera Syal
An unemployed graduate goes through a very strange job interview.
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Audrey Sen
Read By: Meera Syal
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Setting Sail

Winner of the 1986 Prix Italia for best radio documentary A word or two before you go with Sean Casey , Esther Clarke Len Clarke , John Fry
Michael Jack , Ivor Leverton Ray Rossen , Frank Sugg Jill Tweedie , John Tyrrell Alison Waley and Francis Watson
Compiled and produced by MALCOLM CLARKE and PIERS PLOWRIGHT in the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sean Casey
Unknown: Esther Clarke
Unknown: Len Clarke
Unknown: John Fry
Unknown: Michael Jack
Unknown: Ivor Leverton
Unknown: Ray Rossen
Unknown: Frank Sugg
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Unknown: John Tyrrell
Unknown: Alison Waley
Unknown: Francis Watson
Produced By: Malcolm Clarke
Produced By: Piers Plowright

: Ghost Story: The Tower

by Marghanita Laski
Joss Ackland reads the story of an ascent into Hell.


Author: Marghanita Laski
Reader: Joss Ackland

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Last Crusade

Recollections of the Jarrow March
In October 1936, 200 men marched to London from Jarrow on Tyneside as a protest against the devastation of their town by unemployment. The marchers, their wives and neighbours relive the legendary march, and their sons and grandsons describe the spirit of Jarrow half a century later. Compiled and produced by JENNY DE YONG (R)


Produced By: Jenny De Yong

: 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.

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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.

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