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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer far the Day



Unknown: Michael Walker

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor 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 EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: God's Acre

A year in the life of an English village.
In the eighth of 12 monthly talks, Wilfred De'Ath reports on November in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire. BBC Manchester

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Dress by SUSAN V. HORNER
Read by Margaret Ward Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Susan V. Horner
Read By: Margaret Ward
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; To mercy, pity, peace, and love (bp 91); Psalm 85, w
8-14; Thessalonians 5, w 12-24; Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC HB 374). Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search with TOMMY BOYD. Everest by DEREK FARMER . (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11 35 Music Workshop Up the Beanstalk! (7) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Tommy Boyd.
Unknown: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: Analysis

The Lie of the Land
The push for production in agriculture and forestry since the last war has altered established patterns of land use and has changed the face of large parts of Britain.
But now, as the problems of conservation and EEC food surpluses make themselves felt, the primacy of production is increasingly in question. David Wheeler explores changing policies towards the productive use of the land and assesses their impact on the rural economy and the British landscape itself.


Unknown: David Wheeler

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme presented by Penelope Lively.
From Beatrix Potter to Maurice Sendak , Jill Burridge explores the art of book illustration with the help of Quentin Blake , Anthony Browne and Shirley Hughes.


Presented By: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Maurice Sendak
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Quentin Blake
Unknown: Anthony Browne
Unknown: Shirley Hughes.
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

John Howard with the latest news and advice for consumers For information about this week's programme, writefor Factsheet No 45: [address removed] please send sae


Unknown: John Howard

: The Food Programme

Food on the Dole
Derek Cooper hears from three unemployed families who are feeding themselves cheaply and well and enjoying the experience of creating good food in their unwanted leisure time; among them, the Carroll family from London.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Mrs Lather's Laundry by ALLAN AHLBERG. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by CATHERINE STORR (R) (e)
2.25 The Song Tree Huff and Puff (7) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
2.40 Country Dancing Stage 3 Presenter JOHN TETHER (7) (R) (e)


Unknown: Allan Ahlberg.
Unknown: Catherine Storr
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Julie Carter
What are the ethics of compulsory AIDS testing? If a result is positive, have partners and children the right to know? Julie examines these and other ethical issues with a group of theologians, lawyers, doctors and moral philosophers from the new Centre for Social Ethics and Policy at
Manchester University. She also hears about the centre's input into the national conference 'Caring for AIDS' which opens today. Producer JENNIFER HOLDEN BBC Manchester
Serial: Where Angels Fear to Tread by E. M. FORSTER abridged in nine episodes by ANN REES-JONES
Read by Robert Powell (9)
(Music: Elgar's Sonata for violin and piano)


Unknown: Julie Carter
Producer: Jennifer Holden
Unknown: E. M. Forster
Unknown: Ann Rees-Jones
Read By: Robert Powell

: Mr Boluncle

by V.S. PRITCHETT (3) Stereo


Unknown: V.S. Pritchett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Valerie Singleton continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the world of travel. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday) Written by TONY BAGLEY
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Tony Bagley
Cast for: The Week:
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
ShutaHebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chrlss Glttlns
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedu Niklaus
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Det Sgt Barry: David Vann
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Helen Archer: Frances Graham
John Archer: Sam Barriscale

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer JULIAN HALE. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale.

: The Week in Synod

John Newbury, the BBC's Religious Affairs
Correspondent, reports on the debates from this week's meeting in London of the Church of England's governing body, the General Synod. Producer CAROLINE DONNE


Producer: Caroline Donne

: Any Questions?

The panel includes
The Rt Hon Norman Lamont , mp. Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Tim Clement-Jones ,
Chairman of the Liberal Party from Buckingham
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Tim Clement-Jones
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Law in Action

Makers of law, legal practitioners andthose who serve the administration of justice all contribute to this topical weekly magazine about issues thrown up by the Courts and by Parliament.
Presented by John Eidinow Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF


Presented By: John Eidinow
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Children's Books
With the Christmas deadline approaching, Chris Powling picks out good new writing for children with the help of author Jill Paton-Walsh and Pat Triggs. editor of Books for
Keeps, and looks ahead to the Beatrix Potter exhibition opening at the Tate Gallery next Friday.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Chris Powling
Unknown: Jill Paton-Walsh
Unknown: Pat Triggs.
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Child in Time by IAN MCEWAN , abridged in ten episodes by DAVID BUCK
Read by Norman Jones (10) Producer STUART KERR
(Starting on Monday: 'The End of the Affair' by Graham Greene )


Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: David Buck
Read By: Norman Jones
Producer: Stuart Kerr
Unknown: Graham Greene

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover
, PETER HICKEY and others Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Steve Punt
Written By: Mike Coleman
Written By: Alison Renshaw
Written By: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Kevin Mandry.
Unknown: Parsons Bill Matthews
Unknown: Max Handley
Unknown: Mark Burton.
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Robert Unford
Unknown: Les Peters Rowley
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

French E: Horizons de France 5: Les Loisirs compiled by TONY STAPLES 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.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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