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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Noel Battye

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Chris Lowe in London with John Humphrys at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Andy Smith

: A Cure for Serpents

Part 8

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The pith of the week
Producer LIZ BARNO. Stereo


Producer: Liz Barno.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Derbyshire where members of the Darley Dale Horticultural Society put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Fred Downham
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips from •Gardeners' Question Time'are displayedon Ceefax page 287


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Fred Downham
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Moya by OLIVER BAYLDON Read by Peter Howell Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Oliver Bayldon
Read By: Peter Howell
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

in remembrance of Clare Lawson Dick
(Controller Radio 4,1975-76) and on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of Radio 4.
Dean of Westminster Abbey and formerly Head of Religious Programmes, Radio.
Be thou my vision (AMNs 343); Psalm 139, vv 1-18;
Philippians 4, vv 1 and 4-9; God is love (AMNS 365) Stereo


Unknown: Clare Lawson Dick

: You the Jury

The second debate in a series of four in which issues of controversy and concern are put before an audience of jurors at the BBC's Paris Theatre. A national curriculum and a national strategy for testing are essential for the education of our children.
Chairman Dick Taverne , Qc Proposer Peter Smith,
Assistant General Secretary of the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association Opposer Michael Pipes,
President of the National
Association of Head Teachers Researcher SHEENA MACKENZIE Producers NICK UTECHlN and JEAN SNEDEGAR


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (2) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Junior Drama What? 2: Discoveries Written by FIZ COLEMAN Presented by CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner 12: Oona and the Giant Cuchulain by JAMES RIORDAN Storyteller BARBARA MCNAMARA Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner
2: Flute, Fiddle, Pipe and Drum by CYNTHIA MITCHELL Stereo (e)


Written By: Fiz Coleman
Presented By: Crawford Logan
Unknown: James Riordan
Unknown: Storyteller Barbara McNamara

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions, with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library. This week: Who Was Lilith?
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
This week Joan Crawford , the Charleston dancer who turned herself into a star - and played the role for 50 years.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Joan Crawford
Producer: Wendy Clay

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner PAM AYRES reads Piggo and the Yoghurt Pot
2.05 Wavelength Plus 16-195 The magazine on post-16 education and training. Plus social issues and politics; plus personal problems; plus participation; plus presenters LAURA PENN. TERRY CHRISTIAN. MURIEL GRAY; plus news; plus Open College (For free telephone referral service ring [number removed] during the programme or between 7.00and 8. OOpm for information on courses, chances and opportunities)


Unknown: Pam Ayres

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Guest of the Week: Marilyn
French - feminist writer and author of The Women 's Room Serial: The Owl Papers by JONATHAN EVAN MASLOW abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Michael J. Shannon reads the first of three extracts.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jonathan Evan Maslow
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Abridged By: Michael J. Shannon

: The Afternoon Play

The Fiend by GERRY JONES
Inwardly Mary is deeply disturbed, convinced someone is following her wherever she goes. Matters come to a head when her ex-boyfriend suddenly reappears.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Gerry Jones
Unknown: Inwardly Mary
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Mary: Maureen O'Brien
the Narrator and John Rowe: Philip Mick Ford
Ann: Carole Boyd
'Sonia': Victoria Carling
Landlord/Director: Brian Hewlett

: Time for Verse

Dannie Abse presents the last of seven programmes of poetry about music.
The Music of the Spheres Readers JUNE BARRIE and KIM WALL
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Dannie Abse
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

Policing 2000
Gerry Northam reports on future police school tactics and training from the Metropolitan Police School at Hendon and talks to the Force's new
Commissioner, Peter Imbert. Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: Peter Imbert.
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Illusion of Immortality
Have you felt the Vampires lips upon your throat? Oh my God, what have we done to have this on us!
Bram Stoker 's Dracula is one of the best-known and most popular horror stories ever written. New evidence has now come to light, suggesting exactly how this former civil servant researched and developed his extraordinary character, and why it touched such a strong cord in Victorian society. Mark Steyn reports. Producer WILL CANTOPHER


Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Mark Steyn

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9. 05am L W)

: The White Road and the Sky

He was a man with a light of interest in his eyes, white haired with a healthy complexion despite his stroke.
From his old cloth satchel, which went with him everywhere, he took a book, leather bound, and placed it gently into my hands. That was how
Valerie-Ann Lester described the moment when she first saw
Jack Walmsley 's journal, shortly before his death in 1982. Now, 50 years after the youthful escapades it describes,
Norman Painting turns the pages of'Jack's book'. Reader Tony Turner
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Valerie-Ann Lester
Unknown: Jack Walmsley

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow 11.00am LW)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Pick Up by DAVE SIMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Dave Simpson

: A Fine-Spun Portrait

Michael Hordern reads the last of three extracts from JOHN INGLIS HALL'S classic,
Fishing a Highland Stream - A Love Affair with a River.


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: John Inglis

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Berkeley presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Country Stories by H. E. BATES abridged and read by David Neal
A selection of short stories, featuring some splendid local characters, set in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside which Bates knew and loved so well. 1: Time
Producer CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Stories By: H. E. Bates
Read By: David Neal

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: The Music of the Renaissance

The last of six programmes The Food of Love
Sex and love have often formed the staple diet of songs. Both were present - sometimes muted, often blatantly evident - in the music of the Renaissance. Presenter John Milsom Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN (R)
For support notes send sae to: [address removed]


Presenter: John Milsom
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Open University

11.30 Arts Review: The Dean's Report
11.50 Science: The Climate
12.10 am Music Interlude

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-Level English Shakespeare's Problem Plays 2: A Winter's Tale by MARGARET HOTINE Stereo (e)

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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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