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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Noel Battye

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Phil Longman 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 LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Phil Longman
Unknown: John Humphrys
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Andy Smith

: A Cure for Serpents

Part 9

: News

: 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 ELUS
If you 've come across an issue which deserves investigation, twite to: Face the Facts, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Choices (1) by MICHAEL BARTLETT Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Haunting (1) by MARGARET MAHY adapted by zoe BAILEY (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Mrs Olliphant 's Travelling Fair
2: The Robot Dome Storyteller PAUL COPLEY With MAGGIE STEED as Mrs Olliphant Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About When Prince Florian Was a Frog by DIANA REED (e)
10.20 Discovery Our Senses 2: Eyes Written by FIONA SHORE Presented by iain LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Supercar 's Ghost Hunt 1: Gooseberry Cottage by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Unknown: Mrs Olliphant
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Mrs Olliphant
Written By: Fiona Shore
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Unknown: Talkwaves Supercar
Unknown: John Taylor.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling Laughing thrushes, bulbuls, drongos, fishing cats and tree squirrels in small cages;
Siamese fighting fish m whisky bottles; and a baby gibbon in a box full of puppies. Philip Round and Surapoi Duangkhae of the Mahidol Wildlife Research
Centre take Anne Blair Gould on a tour of Bangkok's weekend market.


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Surapoi Duangkhae
Unknown: Anne Blair Gould

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Set a Thief by JOHN BENSON
Read by Terry MoUoy
Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Benson
Read By: Terry Mouoy
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers Talk
2: GRAHAM TAYAR talks to leading educational specialists on the new National Curriculum, a matter of concern to teachers in schools and colleges. The Government View - ANGELA RUMBOLD. mp, of the Department of Education and Science (e)
11.05 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 Stories from Our Street 2: How the Agouti Lost His Tail (R) (e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Page 23 Written and read by MICHAEL ROSEN (R) (e)


Unknown: Angela Rumbold.
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Read By: Michael Rosen

: Analysis

Decline or Rise of the Inner Cities On Election night, the Prime
Minister made the inner cities a top priority for her third term. A special Cabinet committee has been set up, a new
Ministerial overlord appointed and fresh initiatives are said to be in the offing. But are there any realistic prospects of restoring the decaying cities to prosperity, or should we just try to manage an inevitable decline? Will any hope for success founder on institutional rivalries between departments, corporations and central and local government?
Presented by Peter Hennessy Producer MARK LAITY


Presented By: Peter Hennessy

: Australia Bound

In 1864, Richard Watt sailed for Brisbane on the full-rigged
Young Australia. Joan Leach introduces extracts from Watt's diary of the 14-week voyage.
BBC Manchester (R) revised


Unknown: Richard Watt
Introduces: Australia. Joan Leach
Richard Watt: Pearce Quigley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Hoax!

Robin Bailey , P. D. James and Lance Percival tell the stories. Tim Brooke-Taylor , you, and the studio audience, try to spot the lie.
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: P. D. James
Unknown: Lance Percival
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner PAM AYRES reads Piggo Has a Train Ride
2.05 Looking at Nature Conkers 'Conker bonkers' project ideas by TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! The Robots Storyteller PAUL COPLEY Written by RON JAMES Stereo (R) (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Music) The Sorcerer's Apprentice by COLIN DAVIS (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badlidrempt (2) by DEREK FARMER. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins.
Written By: Ron James
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Tammy Wynette , the queen of country music, talks to
Tessa Shaw at her home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Serial: The Owl Papers (2)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Tammy Wynette
Unknown: Tessa Shaw

: The Afternoon Play

Webster's Two Hundred by GILES COLE with Tom Wilkinson as Daniel Webster and Colin Stinton as Salim 1984: A British electronics expert is on a trip to visit a petro-chemical plant. His life is about to undergo a radical change. His only comforts are a snapshot and a passion for cricket.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo


Unknown: Giles Cole
Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Unknown: Daniel Webster
Unknown: Colin Stinton
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
R J H Kenton: Godfrey Kenton
Douglas Pitcairn: Giles Cole
Arab soldier: Manning Wilson
Jill Webster: Elaine Claxton

: News

: A Good Read

Last in the series.
Brian Gear invites Penelope
Lively and William Nicholson to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: William Nicholson
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by GILLIAN RICHMOND Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Auson Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
BettyTucker: Pamela Craig
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
RuthPritchard: Felicity Finch

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer ROY HAYWARD. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Roy Hayward.

: Education Specials

The second of two debates introduced by Gerry Northam 2: Education - the Priorities
Is the British education system preparing today's young people for life in the 21st century? That's the starting point for an audience of parents and children, teachers and industrialists at Trevelyan
College, University of Durham, who discuss their views with some of the people most deeply involved in future strategies for education.


Introduced By: Gerry Northam
Unknown: David Haggie
Producer: Christopher Stone

: A Woman's Place

3: At Work
This week Jenny Danks finds out why women work, what to do about 'Bonkable Doris ', and how to react when the boss asks you to take a letter while sitting on her knee.


Unknown: Jenny Danks
Unknown: Bonkable Doris

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed]


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Archive Auction

Hunter Davies , writer, broadcaster, collector, finds lots of recordings in the BBC Sound Archives to add to his existing treasures and Beatles memorabilia.


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Sally Lunn

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RACHEL YORKE


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Country Stories by HE. BATES
2: Chaffin the Wind Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Labour
Party Conference in Brighton.


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: Open University

11.30 Poetry: The Romantic Hero
11.50 The Romantic Legacy
12.10am Music Interlude

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse visits small businesses featured in the 1987 Enterprise series.
Tape Techniques Limited
This family firm has scored a hit as a supplier of 'foreground' music to pubs, clubs and retail outlets throughout the country. Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Anne Hinds

: 'am LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-Level English The Poetry ofT. S. Eliot 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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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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