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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek withLibbyPurves

Producer LIZ BANO. Stereo


Producer: Liz Bano.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones and his team of Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Ursula Buchan visit Cambridgeshire to answer queries put by the Wansford and District Horticultural and Crafts Society.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Ursula Buchan
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Of Cabbages and Kings by GAIL L. ROGERS
Read by Elizabeth Proud Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Gail L. Rogers
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; 0 worship the Lord
(BBC HB 267); Psalm 27; Mark 5, w 35-43' How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (5) Stereo (e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop The Secret of the Maya 3: Escape from the Past by DAVID SHEPPARD Presented by KIM CLIFFORD Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Reading Comer 15; Potatoes, Potatoes by ANITA LOBEL Storyteller ROSEMARY LEACH Stereo fe)
11.50 Poetry Comer 5: Shoes and Socks Stereo (e)


Presented By: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: David Sheppard
Presented By: Kim Clifford
Unknown: Anita Lobel
Unknown: Rosemary Leach

: Islands of Degeneration

Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntingdon's are probably the best known of the incurable diseases that result from degeneration of the brain.
Although much is known about what changes in the brains of victims, almost nothing is understood about why the conditions occur. But recently useful clues have come from studies of groups of people in which the diseases are very common.
Georgina Ferry examines the geographical evidence, and discusses how it may help the victims of these distressing diseases.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Could Do Better

Robert Booth summons Kenneth Williams to his study for a quiet word about his school reports.
'Summer 1941. General remarks of Principal: Kenneth has worked very successfully on his allotment.'
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Unknown: Robert Booth
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Castles in Spain

by EDWARD BOYD (1) Stereo

: 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 Today's story: Alfie's Feet by SHIRLEY HUGHES. Stereo
2.05 Wavelength Plus WPFM Phone-in Radio in the 80s Dangerous subversives or boring gasbags? Questions raised, issues discussed; with speakers from pirate radio, the Government, Radio 1 and community radio. Ring [number removed]Lines open from 1.00pm


Unknown: Shirley Hughes.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray In Father's Footsteps: three of the new women in Westminster are the daughters of former
MPs. Sonia Beesley meets them, beginning with Ray Michie ,
MP for Argyll and Bute, whose father, Lord Bannerman of Kildonan, was a life peer and Chairman of the Scottish Liberal Party. Story:
Another Marvellous Thing 5: Swan Song


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Ray Michie

: Play: The Price of Gold

Shekhar lives at home with his widowed mother, a traditional Indian. He works in the city's
Futures Market where normally only the ruthless survive. But Shekhar falls in love with Tamsin, an ambitious English beauty, and manages to break all the rules.
Special effects by DICK MILLS of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: John Fletcher
Unknown: Dick Mills
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Shekhar: Zia Mohyeddin
Gerald: Steve Hodson
Tamsin: Victoria Carling
Mother: Heather Emmanuel
Sita: Shireen Shah
Jenkins: Andrew Hilton
Edwards: Bill Wallis
Dealer: Anthony Jackson

: Time for Verse

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill uncovers the hidden yet vital tradition of Irish poetry from the 12th century until the present day. 4: Love Poems
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer GUDRUN D ALIBOR Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Gudrun D Alibor
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Emerald Arias
Every year since 1951 the town ofWexford in Ireland has hosted an opera festival in the Theatre Royal. This former cinema now has an international reputation for staging rare works on a shoestring budget. This year's composers are Bellini, Giordano and Massenet.
Ray Lynott reports.
(The Wexford production of Bellini's 'La straniera can be heard next Thursday evening on Radio 3)


Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars. James Cagney
In his 50-year career,
Hollywood's greatest tough guy played the bad man, the hero and the song-and-dance man. He gave every role all he'd got, but was sparing with words when asked about his art: 'You walk in, plant yourself, look the other fella in the eye and tell the truth. That's all you need to know about acting. Class dismissed.'
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: James Cagney
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9. 05am L W)

: A Particular Point of View

Compiled by jo ANDERSON from the letters and diaries of DAME LAURA KNIGHT. RA, Britain's Official War Artist at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg
With Jill Balcon
From 7 January to 1 April 1946, the 68-year-old Nottingham-born painter worked feverishly in a tiny glass press box overlooking the main courtroom where Goering,
Hess, Ribbentrop and 17 other former Nazi leaders were being tried as war criminals. In The Dock at Nuremberg, Laura Knight wanted to retain an artist's detachment from the tales of horror unreeling a few feet below her. She believed that the idea she had for setting down the event for posterity 'would hold good'.
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo
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Unknown: Dame Laura Knight.
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Laura Knight
Directed By: John Theocharis.
Harold Knight: Alan Dudley

: Medicine Now

: The Mask of Music

A life of Tchaikovsky in three movements written and compiled by PAUL ALLEN
First Movement: A Child of Glass
Other parts played by MANNING WILSON.
0 HEAR THIS! page 18


Unknown: Paul Allen
Played By: Manning Wilson.
Played By: Margaretward Julie Berry.
Played By: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Kim Wall
Directed By: John Powell
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Edward De Souza
Tchaikovsky's brother,: Stephen Thome
Bob, his nephew: Steve Hodson
Vera: Jo Manning Wilson
young Peter: Elizabeth Lindsey

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer SALLY MARMION
(Revre-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35 pm)


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Sally Marmion

: A Book at Bedtime

Tarka the Otter (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Geography: Our Changing World
12.30 Wuhan Written and narrated by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Producer DAN GARRETT (R) (e) and at 12.50 ShenzhenjSha Tin Presented by NICK ROSS Written and produced by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (R) (e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producer: Dan Garrett
Presented By: Nick Ross
Produced By: Geoffrey Sherlock

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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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