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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather Producers TIM FINNEY


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Jenni Murray and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Stories in Verse

Robert Powell reads some favourite tales told in verse. The Sicilian's Tale by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW <R)


Unknown: Robert Powell
Unknown: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

: News

: Call John Howard: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to John and his studio guests on an issue of the moment
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines openfrom 8.0am

: Morning Story: Mr Rees's Fancy Woman

by Rebecca Hughes
Read by Ray Handy
BBC Wales


Author: Rebecca Hughes
Reader: Ray Handy
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM pi 14; We have a gospel to proclaim (BP 94); Psalm 100; n Timothy 2, w 1-13; 0 Jesu, King most wonderful (Bp 68) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Monty Zulu's Revenge by RAYMOND HARTSHORNE
Freddie waxes philosophical over the lunchbreak with his workmate Maurice. He's got a bit of indigestion which leads him to advance his theory that ethnic catering is a form of retribution for colonialism. As Freddie finds out, xenophobia has its price.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Raymond Hartshorne
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Freddie: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Maurice: Roy Kinnear

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune
22: The Young Mozart Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move Alice in Wonderland
2: Strange Adventures! by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Discovery Special Places by CAROLE KING Presented by CHRIS LILLICRAP (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Carole King
Presented By: Chris Lillicrap

: The Living World

Flamingoes, purple herons, imperial eagles, lynx and wild boar are all to be seen in the Coto Donana National Park in Spain........ Nick Davies visits this internationally renowned wetland site for migrating and breeding birds in the company of Peter Ferns.
Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Nick Davies

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Brain of Britain 1987

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Chairman Robert Robinson First Round - London Michael Davison
(publisher's editor)
Priscilla Bench-Capon (housewife)
Robert Carley (novelist) Ray Ward (librarian)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Priscilla Bench-Capon
Unknown: Robert Carley
Unknown: Ray Ward
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Up in a Big Balloon (2) Stereo
2.5 Explorers Marco Polo by RAY APPS (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday atll.OamVHFIFM)
2.25 Radio Thin King: Complete Stories Mr Tick the Teacher (e)
2.40 Listening to Music 3: O-level/CSE/GCSE Unit 2: Metres and Time-signatures Devised by PROFESSOR GEORGE PRATT and BARRY GIBSON Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Mr Tick
Unknown: Professor George Pratt
Unknown: Barry Gibson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Let it Rip! Is anger a healthy emotion - or a destructive one? When should we control it and when should we let it explode?
Karen Deco explores the volatile world of temper, tantrums, rages and fury....
Story: Malgudi Days 2: An Astrologer's Day


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Karen Deco

: The Afternoon Play

The Short Match by A. S. ROBERTSON
A party of young businessmen from Glasgow are all set for a great night out - blissfully unaware of The Terrible Truth about the Highlands....
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: A. S. Robertson
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Adam: Pat Doyle
Robert: Don Gallagher
Margaret: Yvonne Gilan
Betty: Joanna Keddie
Frank: James MacPherson
Tom: Billy McColl
Grace: Gaylie Runciman
Cecil: Douglas Sannachan

: News

: In Business

Rodney Smith introduces the programme about what's new in the world of work and enterprise.
The Pitfalls of Computerising When companies computerise their operations the hope is always that time and money will be saved and quality improved. Yet bringing in a computer often turns into a nightmare. What goes wrong?


Introduces: Rodney Smith
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Flying the Flag


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Wipers Times

Amid the death and misery of the First World War, a group of officers found time to produce a satirical newspaper which parodied life on the Western
Front and likened the Germans to a rival firm of solicitors.
The Wipers Times changed its title whenever the editorial team shifted to a new battle line, finishing up as The Better Times. With TERRY MOLLOY. ARNOLD PETERS and GRAHAM ROBERTS Producer ROY SAATCHI BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Terry Molloy.
Unknown: Arnold Peters
Producer: Roy Saatchi

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Jenny Walker

: The Tuesday Feature

The Long Dark Journey Back with Andrew Sachs Barry Paine and Deborah-Jane Sharpe
The life story of the common eel written by PAUL THOMAS
The eel swims out of a Devon river and into mystery. It started as a small leaf in the Sargasso, shrank to a tiny glass elver off the Cornish coast, turned yellow on its journey up streams and across wet fields to Dartmoor, and seven years later transformed into a silver eel for the 5,000 km journey back to the Sargasso. How and why does it travel so far, in salt water and fresh, in order to feed on one side of the Atlantic and spawn on the other?
Nobody knows.
Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday 11.0 am LW) • HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Barry Paine
Unknown: Deborah-Jane Sharpe
Written By: Paul Thomas

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners canphone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15 pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
[address removed] (Sendfoursaes, 81 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

7: The Jing-a-ling

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Technology: National Power
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

A-level Geography
12.30 Natural Disasters Written and narrated by DAVID BELLAN Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK and at 12.50 Atmospheric Pollution Written and narrated by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK (e)


Unknown: David Bellan
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Michael Pickstock

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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