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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Joyce Huggett.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0-8.0 Today's News Read by david SYMONDS 7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Andy Smith

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Anthony Andrews in conversation with Michael Parkinson


Unknown: Anthony Andrews
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: The Best Day of Your Life?

The first of five programmes
If you had broken a world record or won the Nobel Prize or been crowned Miss World, would you remember that date as 'the best day of your life'?
1 August 1980, Moscow
'From the outside comes Coe ... Coe is in the lead.... Coe gets the gold. A smile of defeat on the face of Steve Ovett and Seb Coe is doing cartwheels of joy around the Moscow Olympic
Stadium. There is not a happier man on the globe today.'
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to Sebastian Coe about the 1500 metres final at the Moscow Olympics.
Producer SANCHIA BERG BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Steve Ovett
Unknown: Seb Coe
Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Sebastian Coe

: International Assignment



Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Ashes to Ashes by JEREMY TIPTAFT Read by Kim Wall Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Jeremy Tiptaft
Read By: Kim Wall
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

led by Canon Donald Gray , Chaplain to the Speaker direct from the Crypt Chapel, the Palace of Westminster, with the BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE
My song is love unkown (A&MR 102); God so loved the world (Ley)
Reading: Mark 10, vv 32-45 Who is the greatest - power derived from service
We sing the praise of him who died (BBC HB 95) Stereo


Unknown: Canon Donald Gray
Directed By: Barry Rose

: For Schools

The China Project
11.0 Special Occasions with NICK ROSS in China
11.20 Chen Qiang 's Story adapted by zoe bailey
11.40 The Peasant's Revolt by TONY COULT China in the Third Century BC Stereo (e)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Tony Coult

: Blind Dates

'Girls were safe with me.'
Peter White recalls the trials of a blind adolescent whose first encounters with the opposite sex included a policeman's tall daughter and a convent schoolgirl who believed in what she was taught.


Unknown: Peter White

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper Producer VANESSA HARRISON


Presented By: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Nineteen Ninety-Eight: Episode Two...

by William Osborne and Richard Turner
with David Threlfall as Edward Wilson and co-starring Pam Ferris, Hugh Laurie, Jenny Luckraft, Steve Steen, Rebecca Stevens, Richard Turner
Edward Wilson - superstar? Plus - what was the luscious Tabatha Minx doing in Milton Keynes all night? And, who is the mysterious Lunk?
(BBC Manchester)


Writer: William Osborne
Writer: Richard Turner
Producer: Nick Symons
Edward Wilson: David Threlfall
[Actor]: Pam Ferris
[Actor]: Hugh Laurie
[Actor]: Jenny Luckraft
[Actor]: Steve Steen
[Actor]: Rebecca Stevens
[Actor]: Richard Turner

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
Abigail Has a Day. Stereo

2.0 Business and Practical French
3: Commercial Transactions and at 2.15
4: Communications (e)

2.30 Black Poetry
Young black British writers present and discuss their work.


Producers: Sarah McNeill
Producers: Joan Griffiths

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray Getting Mobile
'Good little runner, economical, MOT till end of month?' Andrea Adams looks at the pleasures and pitfalls of buying a safe old banger - on a tight budget. Producer MARY HARDMAN BBC Bristol Serial:
The Accidental Tourist (13)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Producer: Mary Hardman

: Martin Chuzzlewit: 10: Nemesis

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in ten episodes by Betty Davies.
With Patrick Troughton as Old Martin, Christopher Benjamin as Mr Pecksniff, Struan Rodger as Jonas, Patricia Hayes as Mrs Gamp, David Collings as Tom Pinch, Valentine Pelka as Martin Chuzzlewit, Jonathan Tafler as Mark Tapley, Susie Brann as Mercy, Angela Pleasance as Charity, and Narrator, Simon Cadell

'If Jonas could have learned, as then he could and would have learned, through Tom's means, what unsuspected spy there was upon him; he would have been saved from the commission of a Guilty Deed, then drawing on towards its black accomplishment.'
(Simon Cadell and Bill Nighy are National Theatre Players)
(Patricia Hayes is in "The House of Bernada Alba" at the Globe Theatre, London)


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Technical Presentation: Richard Beadsmoore
Assisted by: Anne Bunting
Assisted by: Michael Etherden
Director: Jane Morgan
Narrator: Simon Cadell
Old Martin: Patrick Troughton
Mr Pecksniff: Christopher Benjamin
Jonas: Struan Rodger
Mrs Gamp: Patricia Hayes
Tom Pinch: David Collings
Martin Chuzzlewit: Valentine Pelka
Mark Tapley: Jonathan Tafler
Mercy: Susie Brann
Charity: Angela Pleasence
Ruth Pinch: Deborah Makepeace
Old Chuffey: Norman Jones
John Westlock: Jonathon Cullen
Lewsome: Eric Stovell
Old Anthony: Jack May
Mr Nadgett: Robin Summers
Chevy Sylme: Richard Durden
Policeman: Gordon Reid
Mary Graham: Zelah Clarke
Mrs Lupin: Tessa Worsley
Poll Sweedlepipe: Michael Graham Cox
Bailey Junior: John McAndrew
Augustus Moddle: Bill Nighy
Mr Jinkins: Stephen Thorne

: News

: Inheritance

The Green Roofs of Windermere

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Gordon Clough continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs and the team Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells

: Any Questions?

Bruce Kent , Vice Chair, CND Rosie Barnes , mp
John Ashcroft , The Guardian
Young Businessman of the Year and David Hunt , mp
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Energy
From Widnes, Cheshire Chairman John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bruce Kent
Unknown: Rosie Barnes
Unknown: John Ashcroft
Unknown: David Hunt
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Times Remembered

Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives. 1: Richard Evans, former coxswain of the Moelfre lifeboat. Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Producer: Anne Howells

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Every great poet in far High
Potato Land thinks he's the only true one - total contempt for all those who don reckon him homage is what must be done!
Gavin Ewart 's new poems, Late Pickings, are concerned with old age and marriage, modern
Britain and muggings, as well as with the reputation of poets. He is in conversation with poet
Anthony Thwaite , whose own recent work, based on his experiences in Japan, is called Letter from Tokyo.


Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Victory by JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT. Read by John Franklyn-Robbins (15) Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(Starting on Monday: 'The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells )


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Donald Bancroft.
Read By: John Franklyn-Robbins
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Unknown: H. G. Wells

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the past week's news and events with Bill Wallis , Sally Grace
Jon Glover and Martin Jarvis Written by MARTIN BOOTH
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Paul B. Davies.
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Stuart Silver
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw
Unknown: Kevin Mandry.
Unknown: Ged Parsons
Unknown: Max Handley
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

9: Ramadan and Eidul-Fitr and at 12.50
10: The Pilgrimage to Makka Stereo (e)

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.

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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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