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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

It's farmers' annual week out in London at the Royal Smithfield Show. Farming Today joins them among the meat and machinery at Earls Court, London.


Unknown: Royal Smithfield Show.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with THE REV STEPHEN OLIVER Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor in London and John Humphrys in Washington
As President Reagan and Mr Gorbachev meet on the first day of their summit talks in Washington, Today reports direct from the American capital.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CUVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mr Gorbachev
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Cuve Roslin

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Andy Kershaw

seeks enlightenment in the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

and studio guests, indulging in some lively speculation on the week ahead.


Producers: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the fast-changing field of personal savings and focuses on the financial problems of everyday life.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Professor of Sai Yeung Choi Street by GARY POLLARD
Read by Crawford Logan Producer SHEILA fox


Unknown: Sai Yeung
Unknown: Choi Street
Unknown: Gary Pollard
Read By: Crawford Logan

: Daily Service

from University College, Durham led by The Rev Norman Winter With the COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR The race that long in darkness pined (BBC HB 496);
Reading: Isaiah 9, vv 2-7;
A hymn to the Virgin (Britten); Christ is the world's light (HFT 107)
Organist MICHAEL HOLDSWORTH Conductor NICHOLAS MATHER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Rev Norman Winter
Organist: Michael Holdsworth

: For Schools

11.00 Drama Resources for 11 to 13 years Rough Passage by WARWICK DOBSON and MAX ROBERTS Producer DAN GARRETT. Stereo (e) A-Level Geography Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK at 11.20 Natural Disasters Written and narrated by DAVID BELLAN. (R)(e) Slide resource pack available and at 11.40 Atmospheric Pollution Written and narrated by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK (R) (e)


Unknown: Warwick Dobson
Unknown: Max Roberts
Producer: Dan Garrett.
Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: David Bellan.
Unknown: Michael Pickstock

: Down Your Way

As Blackpool hangs out the tinsel for the Christmas trade, SOGAT leader Brenda Dean finds designer labels among the 'kiss-me-quick' hats - and hi-tech horsepower which leaves the donkeys standing! Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Leader: Brenda Dean
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Vernon Scannell Readers MARTIN JARVIS and ROSALIND SHANKS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. BristolBS82LR


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Ice

A serial in three parts by JAMES FOLLETT
1: The Ice Moved....
A laboratory in Antarctica is badly damaged by an icequake. Two scientists suspect a giant iceberg may have 'calved' and be floating out to sea. They risk their lives and careers to investigate. What they find, turns out to be more threatening than their worst imaginings.
Other parts played by DAVID GOODLAND. KIM WALL and RACHEL GURNEY Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: James Follett
Narrator: Sean Barrett
Played By: David Goodland.
Played By: Kim Wall
Played By: Rachel Gurney
Directed By: Alec Reid
Julia Hammond: Carol Drinkwater
Glyn Sherwood: Anthony Hyde
Oaf Johansen: Eric Allen
Brill: Brian Hewlett
Stevens: Jonathan Tafler
Steward: Peter Howell
PA voice: Stephen Hattersley

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner WILLIE RUSHTON reads King Jolly Goes Christmas Shopping by SARAH MORCOM Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.00 GCSE Religious Studies Belief- Does It Matter? Producer GEOFF MARSHALL TAYLOR (e) Patterns of Language Presented by BRIAN REDHEAD Series Producer AL WOLFF at 2.30
1: Speak for Yourself Compiled by TONY PENMAM (R)(e) and at 2.45
2: Passing the Message Compiled by MIKE POULTON (R) (e)


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Sarah Morcom
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Producer: Geoff Marshall Taylor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Tony Penmam
Unknown: Mike Poulton

: Woman's Hour

Facts, fiction and fantasy, finance, fashion and food -
Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love and anything women worry about and laugh about together. Serial:
Harriette Wilson 's Memoirs abridged in 15 episodes by HARRIET SMYTH
Read by Patricia Hodge This week: episodes 6-10


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Harriette Wilson
Unknown: Harriet Smyth
Read By: Patricia Hodge

: An Englishman's Home


: God's Acre

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


Unknown: Wilfred De'Ath

: Kaleidoscope

For clubland artists and entertainers the 'showcase' is their opportunity to demonstrate their talents to bookers and agents.
David Roper reports on the tensions and hopes of tfte participants and the reactions of those with the dates to fill in clubs, cabaret and summer shows.


Unknown: David Roper

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: Play: Lily and Colin - City Light

by Elisabeth Bond
With Janette Beverley as Lily and Paul Copley as Colin

Lily and Colin may seem like a mismatched pair but so far their love has kept them warm. Faced with the challenges of London life, will this be enough?
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Writer: Elisabeth Bond
Director: Penny Gold
Lily: Janette Beverley
Colin: Paul Copley
Wayne: Don Henderson
Bey: Tilly Vosburgh
Salim: Derrick Branche
Mr Trelford: John Baddeley
Paulo: Jonathan Tafler
Furniture buyer: Laurence Payne
Scots punter: Paul Gregory
Irish drunk: David Goodland
Other parts played by: Caroline Gruber
Other parts played by: Joan Mattheson
Other parts played by: Diana Olsson
Other parts played by: Tim Reynolds

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Jackdaw Cake by NORMAN LEWIS abridged in 12 parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Ray Smith (1)
From stammering schoolboy to the man Auberon Waugh called 'the greatest travel-writer alive', this is the story of the life of Norman Lewis. Producer PETER KING Stereo


Unknown: Norman Lewis
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Ray Smith
Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Norman Lewis.
Producer: Peter King

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment, including special coverage of the Reagan/ Gorbachev summit from
Stuart Simon in Washington. Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Teachers' Talk Special The New National Curriculum GRAHAM TAYAR discusses this matter of major public concern With ANGELA RUMBOLD. MP, DES; SIR WILFRED COCKCROFT , SEC: JOHN SELLARS , BTEC: MIKE PUGH , headmaster and President of the Welsh Secondary Schools' Association; ALLAN AINSWORTH , Personnel Manager and Chairman, CBI Schools Liaison Committee; and PATRICK KELLY , Bishop of Salford, who oversees 250 RC diocesan schools. (e)


Unknown: Angela Rumbold.
Unknown: Sir Wilfred Cockcroft
Unknown: John Sellars
Unknown: Mike Pugh
Unknown: Allan Ainsworth
Unknown: Patrick Kelly

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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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