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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: David Symonds

: Earth to Earth

Part 7

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to make your points to Nick and his guests on an issue of current concern. Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8. 00am

: Morning Story

Any Eight from Ten by NAN WOODHOUSE
Read by Judith Barker Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Judith Barker
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 25; Awake my soul (BBC HB 403); Psalm 119. vv 33-40;
Luke 15, vv 11-24; Son of God, eternal Saviour (BBC HB 377) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune
4: The Musicians of Bremen Presented"by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move 4: Down on the Farm by KATE HARRISON Presented by NICK MERCER Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Child Rowland adapted by philippa PEARCE (R)(e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Nick Mercer

: The Living World

In a Gambian Garden
Long-tailed glossy starlings, wood hoopoes, grey hornbills, bulbuls, yellow-bellied parrots, and even the occasional cobra and green mamba - all to be found in Chris White 's back garden. Denis Owen explores the garden of the Chairman of the Gambian Ornithological
Society and spots just some of the 150 bird species and some of the other creatures that visit there each year.
Producer JOHN BURTON BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Chris White
Unknown: Denis Owen
Producer: John Burton

: You and Yours

investigates your complaints and provides help, advice, news and information about your day-to-day concerns.
Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles
Chairman Ned Sherrin Second Round:
Second Semi-Final
John Haden (solicitor) Mark Radford
(warehouse clerk)
Duncan Dale-Emberton
(chemical plant administrator) Questions set by EDWARD COLE and ROBERT WALTON
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Producer RICHARD ED1S Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at & 30pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Haden
Unknown: Mark Radford
Unknown: Duncan Dale-Emberton
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Robert Walton
Unknown: Edward Cole

: 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: The Bold Bad Bus Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found Time Snoop Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT A teenage resource magazine for GCSE students with reports from schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 2: Science Stereo (e)


Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Elizabeth Maconchy is grand dame of a distinguished group of British composers. Her daughter Nicola LeFanu composes too. Mother and daughter talk to Julia Eisner about how they work, the influence they have on each other, and the type of music they enjoy. Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (7)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Introduced By: Elizabeth MacOnchy
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu
Unknown: Julia Eisner

: The Elephant Plays: King Priam

by Andrew RissikThe second of three play based on an illustration on page 23.
It is ten years since the Trojan prince, Paris, stole Helen from the King of Sparta and the long and wasteful war that followed is still no nearer its conclusion.
(Final play: "A Slight Case of Gratitude" by John Graham on Thursday at 3.00 pm)


Writer: Andrew Rissik
Music: David Chilton
Music: Nick Russell-Pavier
Directed by: Jeremy Mortimer
Priam, King of Troy: Paul Scofield
Hector, his elder son: Ronald Pickup
Andromache, Hector's wife: Susan Fleetwood
Paris, Priam's younger son: Michael Kitchen
Cassandra, Priam's daughter: Deborah Makepeace
Menelaus, King of Sparta: George Baker
Helen, his estranged wife: Janet McTeer
Achilles, the Greek champion: Michael Pennington
[Other parts]: members of the BBC Radio Drama Company

: News

: Strictly Instrumental

Virginia Astley talks to
Margaret Howard about her musical life and influences, and plays some favourite records. Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Michael Woodhead continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Michael Woodhead

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL Halfanhourof reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: After Henry

(Details on Thursday at 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

South Korea in Crisis
The workers of Korea who produced an economic miracle now want democracy and free trade unions. After last summer's riots, the South Korean government unexpectedly promised liberalisation. But will the December elections herald an end to the years of repression? Or is it all just window dressing for next year's Olympic Games? Reporter Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer DAVID LEVY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.05pm)


Reporter: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: David Levy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

(Details on Thursday at 10.00am LW)

: The Pride

For more than 25 years, a single population of lions in the Serengeti has been under continuous, daily detailed study by a succession of field biologists who have revealed, with unprecedented precision, just what a lion's life is like. The 'biography' of Split-ear, which is based on this study, follows a male lion from cubhood to bachelor wanderings, to pride proprietorship and beyond. Narrated by Barry Paine and Fergus Keeling


Unknown: Barry Paine

: In Touch

The programme for blind and partially-sighted people or anyone who wears spectacles or contact lenses and wants to know the latest research and ideas about eyes and eyesight. Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Phone in on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10.15pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills 7: The Gate of the Hundred Sorrows

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Woman's Touch

Last in the series
Moura Lympany plays music by Litolff, Rachmaninov and Chopin. Stereo records


Unknown: Moura Lympany

: 'amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: Using the Evidence The Peasants' Revolt by VINCE CRINNION (R) (e)


Unknown: Vince Crinnion

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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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