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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

With ELFED AP NEFYDD ROBERTS Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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 PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
With CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
S.35* Yesterday in Parliament

Contributors

Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Another chance to lie back and think of England....
(Stereo)

Contributors

Presenter: Libby Purves
Producer: Ian Strachan

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits the Tenants Hall at Tatton Park,
Cheshire, where members of the Tatton Garden Society put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith.
Chairman Clay Jones
Producer DIANA STENSON
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

The Gates by L. A. G. STRONG Read by William Eedle
The gates at the level-crossing are supervised by Sam Henniker. He has an unblemished record, stretching back for 30 years. Then disaster strikes....
Producer MITCH RAPER

Contributors

Unknown: L. A. G. Strong
Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Dairy Service

nem, p 75; Father, hear the prayer
We offer (BBC HB 352); Psalm 112; Matthew 6, w 5-14; Lord, teach Us how to pray (BBC HB 344) Stereo

: The Countryside in Early Spring

As a tribute to the late Wynford Vaughan-Thomas , a repeat of a Countryside programme first broadcast in 1982. Tom Salmon goes to the Dunsford Nature Reserve in Devon to investigate daffodils in danger, while Lynn ten Kate introduces Penryn farrier
'Little Dickie Dunstan', and Mollie Harris evokes childhood memories of watercress gathering on the River
Windrush in Oxfordshire. Presented by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas Producer TRISHA LOWCOCK (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Presented By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Producer: Trisha Lowcock

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (17) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Plague Village
3: Siege by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 Reading Corner 7: The Tooth-ball by PHILIPPA PEARCE Storyteller MICHAEL WILLIAMS Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner 7: It's Hard to Say by GEORGE TARRY (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Philippa Pearce
Storyteller: Michael Williams
Unknown: George Tarry

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow, together with specialist experts and help from the BBC Reference Library, attempts to answer your questions.
Questions, on postcards only, please. to Enquire Within,
BBC, London 4WW
Producer ANDREW PARFITT

Contributors

Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard including the first of three weekly features following the progress of a heart transplant patient (a Deputy Chief
Constable) through the operation, the immediate postoperative period and a year-and-a-half later.

Contributors

Presented By: John Howard

: Proof

by DICK FRANCIS (4)
Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Francis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

Contributors

Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Magpie's s Nest by MICHAEL ROSEN. Stereo
2.5 Looking at Nature Animals How much water does a gerbil drink? Do snails see? More primary science projects from TMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS Stereo (e)
2.20 Listening and Reading 7: The Surprise by BRENDA WALKER (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Talking Secrets by GARETH OWEN (R) (e)
2.40 Real World 7: Anniversary Self-development skills-analysing problems and planning action (e)

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Brenda Walker
Unknown: Gareth Owen

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow
Guest of the Week: Richard Eyre , Director Designate of the National Theatre
Serial: In Chancery (11)

Contributors

Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Richard Eyre

: The Afternoon Play: The Hamster's Revenge

by Michael Robartes
with Colin Jeavons as Len Purvis and Peter Jeffrey as Charles Purvis

"That's the difference between us. You take life lying down, I have a real good kick back at it. Oh, I don't have to win, nobody beats life. But I tried. I gave it a whirl. I didn't stay curled up with my nose safely under my stomach, like a hamster."

Contributors

Writer: Michael Robartes
Director: Stuart Owen
Len Purvis: Colin Jeavons
Charles Purvis: Peter Jeffrey

: Time for Verse

Pets
George MacBeth presents poems about these friendly creatures.
Readers JILL BALCON , RONALD PICKUP and PETER WICKHAM Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Peter Wickham
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Women of Note
Composer Elizabeth Maconchy is 80 this month. In the late 1920s she was turned down for the Mendelssohn Scholarship and was told it didn't matter because 'you will only get married and never write another note'. Over 40 years later, her daughter Nicola LeFanu did win the Scholarship. But have things really improved for women composers?
Natalie Wheen investigates. Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT

Contributors

Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: PM

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

Contributors

Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Blandings

Summer Lightning byp g. G. WODEHOUSE (1)
Stereo (Details tomorrow at 12.27pm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 17

Contributors

Unknown: G. Wodehouse

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Legacy of Empire

We all share the same jokes
(THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, UK)
The influence of Shakespeare is not about to be destroyed by Mrs Thatcher
(CIVIL SERVANT, BARBADOS)
Recent waves of Raj nostalgia have obscured the fact that the legacy of Britain is a daily reality in its former colonies - often in surprising ways.
Nick Clarke investigates that legacy - from language and law to cricket and the civil service - and assesses its consequences for countries themselves and their relations with Britain. Producer ANNE SLOMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. am L W) 9 HEART THIS! page 17

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Anne Sloman

: The Cross and the Crescent

A History of the Crusades Last of eight programmes presented by Malcolm Billings With the loss of Acre in 1291, crusading moved offshore. The main base was Cyprus, although Rhodes and, later, Malta were home to the Knights Hospitaller of St John. These warrior-monks remained a powerful presence in the Mediterranean, raiding Muslim shipping from their well-preserved fortress city of Valletta, until their defeat by Napoleon in 1798. Even so, their spirit lives on in the work of organisations such as the St John Ambulance Brigade. Elsewhere, too, the crusading spirit inspires contemporary Christian movements and provides a continuous link with those who first heard the Pope's call back in 1095. Series consultant
PROFESSOR JONATHAN RILEY-SMITH Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE Stereo (e)

Contributors

Presented By: Malcolm Billings

: Analysis

If the CAP Doesn't Fit....
With its own costs high and rising, but world prices low,
Europe's agricultural policy is under unprecedented pressure to change. But what measures are needed to solve the problem - and can the member states agree on them?
Richard Mayne considers the prospects for reform of the Common Agricultural Policy and their implications for the future of the EEC itself. Producer FRASER STEEL (Postponed from 4 March)
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11. 0 am L W)

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Mayne

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Dear Janie by MOIRA BURGESS. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Moira Burgess.

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Love Lies Bleeding (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Impressionist Exhibition
11.50 Shakespeare's Measurefor Measure and at 12.10 am Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Biology: Help Yourself
12.30 Blood Sugar Control and at 12.50 Sex Hormones Written by LIZ WICKHAM Producer TIM HAINES Editor PETER WARD. Stereo (e)

Contributors

Written By: Liz Wickham
Producer: Tim Haines
Editor: Peter Ward.








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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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