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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



Unknown: Richard Holloway

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Phil Longman
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN 7 20* Your Letters 7 25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Phil Longman
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: The Amateur Emigrant

Part 2

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Nick and his studio guests on an issue of the moment. producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.0 am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Morning Story

The Ballad of Harmony Jackson by ROBERT NISBET
Read by John Prior producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Robert Nisbet
Read By: John Prior
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 1;
All praise to thee (BBC HB 119); Psalm 3; Acts 5, vv 13-21; Give me the wings of faith to rise (BBC HB 229) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Barker, Belgrave and Bigweed by BILL DARE with and Barker and Bigweed were at school with Belgrave. Over the years, whenever they bump into each other the subject of every conversation is, of course, their extraordinarily successful friend. It never occurs to them that the stories they have to relate about the never-seen Belgrave differ.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Bill Dare
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Bigweed: Nicky Henson
Barker: Jeremy Clyde
Voice: Paul Gregory

: The Living World

The Wild Brooks of Amberley
David Streeter and Derek Jones explore the waters and flood meadows of this delightfully wild part of Sussex.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Brain of Britain 1987

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: North West
Philip McDonald (teacher) Harvey Cox
(educational psychologist)
Michael Hazeldine (marketing information manager)
Charles Crosbie (British
Aerospace contracts officer) 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 LAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Philip McDonald
Unknown: Harvey Cox
Unknown: Michael Hazeldine
Unknown: Charles Crosbie
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Lan Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

WENDY RICHARD reads A Bathfor Matilda Stereo


Unknown: Wendy Richard

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sonia Beesley The Ml to Your Heart
Jean Snedegar investigates the sense of smell, the most primitive of our five senses.
Serial: No More than Human (3)


Introduced By: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: The Afternoon Play

Coward of the Heart by sAM MCBRATNEY with and Set against the background of the English Civil War, the true and moving story of Dorothy Osborne, daughter of a Royalist family, and her love for the young diplomat William Temple
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sam McBratney
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Dorothy Osborne: Jane Leonard
William Temple: Christopher Scott
Robin Osborne: James MacPherson
Sir Peter Osborne: Peter Woodthorpe
Henry Osborne: David Learner
Jane: Nicola Vickery
Harold/Doctor: Brian Smith

: News

: In Business

Rodney Smith presents the programme about what's new in the world of work and enterprise Company Discipline
How the system of industrial tribunals has influenced the company rule book; and why ACAS is having to redraft its proposed code of discipline. Producer ANDREW VIVIAN


Unknown: Rodney Smith
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Trivia Test Match


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Reporter Michael Robinson Producer VICKY WHITFIELD Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Brian Walker

: Travellers' Tales

In which Jeremy Siepmann recounts the adventures and reflections of musicians abroad. 6: Liszt the Virtuoso with Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Ray Abbott.
Liszt: John Shrapnel

: 20th-century Sex

Last of six programmes illustrating the changes in public and private attitudes to sex within living memory. God's Joke
The Irish say that God created sex as a joke, and when nobody laughed he made it a sin. This programme surveys the sexual battlefield from a dug-out somewhere in no man's land and concludes that men and women have a mutual problem: the opposite sex.
Reporter Helen Boaden Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Peter Everett

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer SUSAN DENNY
Phone with enquiries and comments on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10. 15 pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, BBC, London WIA 4WW (Send four saes, 8 1/2 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Susan Denny

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Berkeley Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Michael Berkeley
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Love Child (2)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Recycling
12.10 am Music Interlude

: Resurgam.... I Will Rise Again

William Scanlan Murphy tells the strange story of the tiny, steam-driven submarine which lies beneath Colwyn Bay, and the still stranger story of its Victorian inventor, The Rev
George Garrett , a Manchester curate who became (among other things) a commander in the Turkish Navy.
With Alan Rothwell as George Garrett and GEOFFREY BANKS
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: William Scanlan Murphy
Unknown: George Garrett
Unknown: Alan Rothwell
Unknown: George Garrett
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: David Fleeshman.
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: David Michaels

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Euromagazine (Espana) Two 20-minute versions of programmes from the new series currently being broadcast on Options
12.30 CARLOS RIERA presents a report on current social difficulties in Spain. and at 12.50 an interview with JOSE ANTONIO MARTINEZ SOLER , National Director of EFE, news agency for the newspaper El Pais. (e)


Unknown: Antonio Martinez Soler
Unknown: El Pais.

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.

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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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