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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6-30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek With Libby Purves

A medium to other people's worlds.
Producer LIZ BANO. Stereo


Producer: Liz Bano.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Oxfordshire, where members of the Wantage
Flower Club put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DLANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefaxpage 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.

: Morning Story

How We Were Transmogrified by AILEEN MILLS
Read by Rosemary Leach Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Rosemary Leach
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

nem, p 106; The King of love my shepherd is (BBC HB 475);
Psalm 121; 1 Peter5, vv 1-11;
Be thou my guardian and my guide (BBC HB 135) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (8) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Puzzle at Pickford Pump 3: Terror at 12 O'Clock by JOHN TAYLOR With WILLIE RUSHTON as Dr Watson Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Reading Comer
18: How the Btrds Changed Their Feathers by JOANNA TROUGHTON Storyteller KERRY SHALE Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer
8: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch and Tea.... Stereo (e)


Presented By: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Dr Watson Stereo
Unknown: Joanna Troughton
Unknown: Storyteller Kerry

: The Wednesday Feature

Monty - Portrait of a Soldier Winston Churchill descnbed Montgomery as 'the greatest living master of the art of war and, although they became close friends, he is reliably reported to have quipped 'indomitable in defeat, insufferable in victory'. Throughout his life
Montgomery polarised people For millions he was the hero of his age. Others thought him over-rated, vain, heartless and thoroughly unpleasant.
In two programmes,
Frank Gillard presents a portrait of probably the most distinguished military commander of the 20th century, who was born 100 years ago.
2- TheManbehindtheLegend Producer JOHN KNIGHT. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Frank Gillard
Producer: John Knight.

: Could Do Better

'Autumn 1957: Brenda is working well but must not relax her efforts, as competition in her form is very keen.'
Robert Booth summons union leader Brenda Dean to his study for a quiet word about her school reports.


Leader: Brenda Dean
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Castles in Spain

A serial in five parts by EDWARD BOYD
4: 'Each of these postcards came from a place where there had been a bomb outrage. That, Mayer, is why we want to talk to Jock Cameron.'
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Writer: Edward Boyd
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Grahame Mayer: Ray Brooks
Teresa: Alexandra Mathie
Nuke: John McGlynn
Apollyon: Billy McColl
Millhouse: William Hope
Insp McNeil: Carey Wilson
Norah McGill: Sybil Wintrope

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Gingerbread Man adapted by KATE WILKINSON Stereo (R)
2.05 Wavelength Plus WPFM The weekly radio magazine for under-20s, with news, reviews, information and music. Tune in from home, college, workshops or training centres. Stereo (e) Ring [number removed] during the programme for free referral service


Adapted By: Kate Wilkinson

: Woman's Hour

'Dear Woman's Hour, I really must protest at the attitudes expressed in your programme. They are outspoken, dangerous and immoral.'
Are they? Find out for yourself in the company of Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: A Graham Greene Anthology

A selection of works by one of Britain's greatest living writers The Great Jowett with First produced in 1939 and Greene's only original work for radio, this is an affectionate portrait of a great Victorian academic and eccentric.
... the programme evoked that Victorian Oxford of ancient tranquillity and learning, and of petty enmities and snobberies. GUARDIAN Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT. Stereo (R)


Directed By: Brian Wright.
Benjamin Jowett (1817-93): Alan Bennett
Dean Stanley, the narrator: David Markham
Matthew Knight: Brian Carroll
Algernon Swinburne: Andrew Branch
Dr Peel/Paine: Anthony Hyde
Dr Ross/Matthew Arnold: Brian Haines
Professor Smith/Foster: Godfrey Kenton
Vice-Chancellor/Dr Scott: Michael Goldie
Plumer/Archbishop: Christopher Scott
Mrs Sparks: Lolly Cockerell
Miss Knight: Josie Kidd

: Time for Verse

Six programmes chosen and presented by Wendy Cope 1: Money


Presented By: Wendy Cope
Readers: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Clued up in Clwyd. Toby Robertson, one of the perennial driving forces in British theatre, has directed Shakespeare at the Old Vic and Cocteau on the Bowery. Now he is the Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in Mold, where he manages to attract major stars such as Derek Jacobi and Peter Jeffrey to work in ambitious productions in North Wales. Paul Allen talks to Toby Robertson about his career and his aims for Theatr Clwyd. Producer CARROLL MOORE


Unknown: Clwyd Toby Robertson
Unknown: Theatr Clwyd
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Toby Robertson
Unknown: Theatr Clwyd.
Producer: Carroll Moore

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost continuedon VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
4: Shirley Temple
The star of Dimples, Bright Eyes and Rebecca ofSunnybrook
Farm made her movie debut at the age of 4 and won a special Oscar three years later. From
1935 to 38 she was the country's most popular film star - and the seventh highest-paid person in the United States.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: Up the Garden Path


: Medicine Now

: One Front Door at Snarthbottoms

You've got to remember there were two groups of people not talking to each other - and what's more the whites were blaming the Asians for bringing the area down.
Sparthbottoms, in Rochdale, used to be a divided community, but over the past few years they've come together to work for a common cause. They wanted their own community centre and now they've built it. There's a new confidence in the area and a pride in telling the story.
Reporter Jenny Cuffe
Producer JOY HATWOOD (R)


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe

: The 1987 Reith Lectures

The Survival of the Symphony Six talks by the composer
Alexander Goehr , Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, about what musicians have done to music. 1: The Old Warhorse
'One has the awful feeling that Shostakovich will be the last symphonic composer to break into the standard repertoire.' (Re-broadcast next Sunday on Radio 3. Lecture 2. 'An Orchid in the Land of Technology', next Wednesday on Radio 4)
'The Reith Lectures’ are printed weekly in the 'Listener'


Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Revre-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Goudie

: A Graham Greene Anthology

The End of the Affair (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

12.30 French B Branchez-vous! Presented by HERVÉ LOZAC'H and CHRISTIAN MARTIN (3) Stereo (R) (e) and at 1.00 French C La Parole auxjeunes (3) 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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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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