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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Fr Michael Harding

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9-5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools The Shepherd King (2) Story written by WCHAELBARTLETT Stereo (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Language in Action
2: The Development of Writing and Word Carriers by MELANIE BUTLER and DEBORAH CATESBY (R) (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama The China Adventure
2: The Cave of Whispers Storyteller NOREEN LEIGHTON Written by JOHN TAYLOR Stereo (e)
10.15 Something to Think About The Baby in the Bulrushes (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Presented by JOHN TETHER (2) (e)


Unknown: Melanie Butler
Unknown: Deborah Catesby
Unknown: Noreen Leighton
Written By: John Taylor
Presented By: John Tether

: The Natural History Programme

In the days of television, where the sights and sounds of wild animals are brought into our very living rooms, do we still need zoos?
Fergus Keeling and Lionel kelleway investigate the conservation and welfare issues involved in the keeping of wild animals in captivity. Producer MILESBARTON
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

This Little Pig by RHODA WATSON fiead by Stella McCusker
The abandoned houses in a Belfast street are a playground for Adam and Martin, but their mother longs for a new home away from the derelict and gangerous area.
5?°aucer chris SPURR
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Rhoda Watson
Unknown: Stella McCusker

: An Act of Worship

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

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard GRAHAM TAYAR With news of School Radio's primary programmes
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: IntheNews,BBCSchoolRadio, London W1A 4WW Message machine [number removed] 0 BACK PAGES: 86
11.30 Wavelength A Day in the Life of.... a trainee nurse. What s the job really like? This is work experience by radio. Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Stereo (e)


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian

: More for Love than Money

The Tompian clock ticks against the footsteps of the admiring visitors to The Vyne Lynn ten Kate talks to some National Trust stewards about what makes them appreciate their unique work surroundings. producer SUSAN SNAILUM (R)


Producer: Susan Snailum

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 4 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: The Milligan Papers


: 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: MrCorkingdale and the Dentist Bird by WILLIAM RANKIN (R)
2.5 The Song Tree The Music Menagerie (2) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language Monkey Against the White-bone Demon Adapted by TERRY JAMES (e)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT (e)


Unknown: William Rankin
Presented By: Hilary James
Written By: Barry Gibson
Adapted By: Terry James
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor See How They Run Fighting Back
Shirley Williams and Joan Lestor both lost their seats in the last General Election. In the fifth and final part of her series looking at women prospective parliamentary candidates,
Sonia Beesley talks to these two prominent politicians about their bid to get back to Westminster.
Serial: The Beiderbecke Affair (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play

Return to Go by DAWN LOWE WATSON
Although Alan has been made redundant from his executive post, his wife is in a good job and he himself has work as a salesman. But an apparently trivial incident forces him to make a drastic reappraisal of his life.
Producer TIM SUTER Stereo


Unknown: Dawn Lowe Watson
Producer: Tim Suter
Alan: With George Parsons
Jill: Caroline Mortimer
Kate: Melinda Walker
Penny: Alison Rose
David Colley: Andrew Branch
Policeman: Steven Harrold
Receptionist: Sue Broomfield
Police control: Kim Wall

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
'I have a strange story to tell. Even now it is not easy for me to remember how much I did actually hear or see, and how much I imagined....'
The Way-Paver is a compelling new collection of short stories by Anne Devlin where dreams, humour and brutal reality intersect. Plus Cricket on the Hearth: some winter books on the summer game.


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: My Music


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by TONY BAGLEY Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Tony Bagley
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie
Robert Snell: Graham Blockley
Auctioneer: Steven Harrold

: 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

: An Ever Closer Union

Thirty years ago the Treaty of Rome 'determined to lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe'. This series offers a perspective on the European Community today through portraits of Britain's fellow members.
2: Spain -A Change of Climate Spain is perhaps the European country which has changed most in the last two decades. But the incredible pace of change has resulted in a society of contrasts and contradictions where the modem lives side by side with the deep-rooted and traditional. In this programme Jeremy Harris explains the reality of modern Spain by talking to Spaniards from all walks of life - from the landless olive-pickers of the impoverished south to the Socialist Prime Minister,
Felipe Gonzalez , as well as to the King of All the Spaniards, Juan Carlos.
Producer MARIFI cmcoTE


Unknown: Jeremy Harris
Unknown: Felipe Gonzalez
Unknown: Juan Carlos.

: 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 Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Quarry (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Michael Vestey National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Michael Vestey

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography: Our Changing World
12.30 Energy Sources in East Asia Written and presented by RAY MILES and at 12.50 Rice Growing in Asia Written and presented by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (e)


Presented By: Ray Miles
Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock

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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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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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