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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Joseph Devine

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Pauune Bushnell
Unknown: John Inverdale

: News

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools The School Journey (3) by PEGGY HEWITT (e)
9.30 Secondary English The Poet Speaks: Mick Gowar Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama Octawa! A North American Indian Adventure
3: Storytelling by JANET YOUNG Storyteller ALAN PARNABY Stereo (R) (e)
10.15 Something to Think About Bank Holiday Monday by KATHY HENDERSON (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Introduced by JOHN TETHER (16) (R)(e)


Unknown: Peggy Hewitt
Unknown: Mick Gowar
Unknown: Janet Young
Unknown: Storyteller Alan Parnaby
Unknown: Kathy Henderson
Introduced By: John Tether

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor KEN VASS
(Re-broadcast next Monday)
If you have any information about major abuses, write to: Face the Facts BBC. London WIA 4 WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Natural History Programme

It's dawn on the Masai Mara game reserve. Fergus Keeling sets off in a Land Rover in search of Kenya's rarest large predator - the African hunting dog.
Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Rebels

A series of six programmes 4:LillieLangtry
I resent Mrs Langtry , she has no right to be intelligent, daring and independent as well as lovely. It is a frightening combination of attributes. (BERNARD SHAW) Adored by Oscar Wilde , painted by Millais and the mistress of the Prince of Wales, she was one of the most famous women of her generation. In her attitudes to social conventions, clothes and sex she was a creator and setter of fashions. As her grand-daughter Mary Malcolm says:
'She was a woman in advance of her time. Although she was no suffragette, in a male-dominated society she stood for the right of women to lead an independent, unshackled life.'
Presented by Hugh Sykes Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Mrs Langtry
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Mary Malcolm
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Researcher Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Morning Story

Brightday by FRANK DUNNE
Read by Kevin Flood Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Frank Dunne
Read By: Kevin Flood

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard NICK BAKER with news of School Radio's secondary programmes (e)
11.5 In the News Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London WIA 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Free for All - an open discussion between groups of students who've been involved in Wavelength this year Presented by MURIEL GRAY Stereo (e)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Muriel Gray

: Analysis

: Tales of the Loch

Bruce Sandison talks of fishing, wildlife and history with Christopher Lowell 3: The Isle of Skye
Great mountains, crystal lochs and ancient monsters
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Christopher Lowell

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 23 to: [address removed] please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the cumic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin of jokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from
Compiled and wntten by SIMON BRETT
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Woody Allen.
Unknown: Tom Lehrer.
Unknown: Donald Swann.
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moohe
Unknown: Simon Brett
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: P. B. Takes a Holiday by GERALD ROSE. Stereo (R)
2.5 The Song Tree The Instant Music Grow-bag (6) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (5) A retelling of the Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD with NICKY HENSON as Odysseus. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Make Up Your Mind This week: Life Before Birth Are we tampering too much? Presented by MARGARET PERCY Stereo (e) To take part in the poll, write for the broadcastnotes,sendingsaeto:Make Up Your Mind, BBC School Radio, London WIA 4WW.


Unknown: P. B. Takes
Presented By: Hilary James
Written By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Presented By: Margaret Percy

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the vote. It was also the first to have a woman MP. Now it is one of the few countries to have a Ministry for Women's
Affairs. Jenny Cuffe reports on the state of the women's movement in New Zealand. Serial: No More than Human by MAURA LAVERTY , abridged in 12 episodes by JANET QUIGLEY Read by Maureen O'Brien (1) Delia Scully is 17) when she arrives in Madrid on a November morning in 1924. She is travelling a well-trodden path for Irish convent girls of that time.
(Music: Torroba's Dialogos for guitar and orchestra)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Maura Laverty
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Read By: Delia Scully

: The Afternoon Play

Into Injury Time by DAVID REID with Gareth Armstrong and Professional football teams buy star players to enhance the quality of their squad; the Head of the PE Department at
Rokesly Grammar School wonders if he can do the same.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD (R)


Unknown: David Reid
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Keith and Janet Turner: Jane Knowles
Mr Pike: Carard Green
Mr Daniels: Gordon Reid
Mr Gibbard: Manning Wilson
Elaine Burkett: Natasha Pyne
Les Jefferies: Geoffrey Matthews
Mr Meadows: Frank Singuineau
Byron Meadows: Okon Jones
Akashoda: David Learner
Billings: Francis Middleditch
Brierly: Andrew Branch
Cottell: Stephen Rashbrook
Craddock: Jamie Roberts

: News

: Bookshelf

with Susan Hill
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Susan Hill
Producer: Mgel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday's programme at 9. 45 pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Phil Longman continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomoirow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: The Arab World

An eight-part series presented by the BBC Middle East
Correspondent Gerald Butt 2: The Power of Islam
While there are Arab Christians and Arab Jews, the vast majority of Arabs are Muslims. Islam, the world's fastest-growing religion, directs daily life in the Arab world in ways far removed from the images of revolution, terror and holy wars. What is the real influence of Islam on the day-to-day life of ordinary Arabs, how significant is the fundamentalist movement and how does religion affect political life in various Arab countries? Producer ALAN WILDING (e)


Unknown: Gerald Butt
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation and anecdote

: What Will the Dance Do?

We don't want tu lose you
But we think you ought to go....
The 'war to end war' began with patriotic appeals and jingoistic songs, and ended with promises of jobs for all the heroes. In this evocation of the Great War there are songs from JOHN MCCORMACK , EDNA THORNTON, ARTHUR FIELDS and MORTON HARVEY , and poetry by WILFRED OWEN and SIEGFRIED SASSOON. With GARARD GREEN


Unknown: John McCormacK
Unknown: Morton Harvey
Unknown: Wilfred Owen
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon.
Unknown: Marilyn Le Conte
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for disabled listeners and their families. Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Phone [number removed]. Lines open from
10.0 am to 5. 0 pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer MIKE GREENWOOD
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Election 87

Presented by Brian Redhead and Susannah Simons
As the polls close, Radio 4 brings you the fastest and fullest results service - your result and what it means. There will be more overnight declarations than ever before and Election 87 will aim to give you most of them. We'll go live to the most important and interesting declarations and there'll also be live interviews with the four Party Leaders and the other major political figures. Expert discussion and opinion will be led by Dr David Butler of Nuffield College, Oxford, and BBC Political correspondent
Peter Hill; and there'll be a host of other guests to help Brian and Susannah make it a fast, furious and, above all, informative programme.
Studio director susan Bonn kr Producers JIM GRAY
* FEATURE:paye 3and WODDIS ON: paye 81 including at
12 midnight News
(VHFIFM only from 12.33-12.43* am)


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Dr David Butler
Producers: Jim Gray
Unknown: Sesi McCombie
Unknown: Amanda Ashton
Editor: Francis Halewood

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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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