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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 EUGENE FRASER
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits South Wales, where members of the Gwent Federation of Women's
Institutes put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Sid Robertson. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sid Robertson.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

How Santa Claus Came to Simpson's Bar from The Outcasts of Poker Flat by BRET HARTE
Read by Jon Glover Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Bret Harte
Read By: Jon Glover
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

nem, p 97; In the bleak mid-winter (Darke); Wake,
0 wake! (BBC HB 40); Matthew 1, vv 18-25; Ye servants of the Lord (BBC HB 372) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

Behind the Scenes of Crime
Joan Lock talks to members of the Crime Writers' Association and eavesdrops at various events and functions including the Annual Awards Dinner when the prestigious Gold,
Silver and Diamond Daggers are presented.
Among those taking part are Simon Brett , P. D. James Ruth Rendell , Liza Cody
Colin Dexter , Peter Lovesey and June Thomson. Researched and written by JOAN LOCK
Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo


Talks: Joan Lock
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: P. D. James
Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Liza Cody
Unknown: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Peter Lovesey

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Dial M for Pizza

'Why, oh why, oh why does the BBC have to broadcast this sort of puerile rubbish. I am sure that countless other right-thinking orthodontists like myself are hoping that this programme will not be put out next week. I am sending a copy of this to my MP.' Starring
Robert Bathurst , Brenda Blethyn Mike Grady , Jonathan Kydd and special guest Janine Duvitski


Unknown: James Hendrie
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Janine Duvitski
Producer: David Tyler

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Sergeant


Presented By: John Sergeant

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Alvin's Advent Calendar Today: Star Light, Star Bright Presented by ALVIN STARDUST Stereo


Presented By: Alvin Stardust

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts a female perspective on people, politics and places tunes in to The Archers and examines the changing role of the women of Ambridge.
Presenter Jenni Murray Story: Cardboard City


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Carol Singers

Mince pies and hot chocolate - those were the rewards for carol singing when Bill was a child. And when he and two mates from the pub go carol singing on Christmas Eve for a bet, he finds it difficult to recapture the spirit of Christmas past, even though the snow is lying crisp and deep and even.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: Al Hunter
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Caroline Gruber.
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Bill: Brian Glover
Dave: Ian Sharrock
Lofty: Kevin Lloyd
Fr Hanigan: Richard Tate
Barren: Leo Butler
Barney: William Simons
Jenny: Polly James
Young Bill: Paul Eaton

: Time for Verse

So You Want to Be a Poet? The last of six programmes chosen and presented by Wendy Cope


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

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Oh Yes It Is, Oh No It Isn't Scotland is the heartland of traditional robust pantomime, firmly rooted in vaudeville. The audience clamours for time-honoured jokes and local heroes.
Joyce MacMillan reports. Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Unknown: Joyce MacMillan
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Film Star

The last programme in the series in which Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars. Vivien Leigh
If Vivien Leigh had done nothing but play Blanche du Bois in A Streetcar Named
Desire, and Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, her place in cinema history would be secure. It was an incredible achievement that an English girl with her stage background and no power base in Hollywood should make off with two of the greatest roles in American movies - and win Oscars for both performances. Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Vivien Leigh
Unknown: Scarlett O'Hara
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: Saturday-Night Fry


: Medicine Now

: The Tradition Bearer

Boggarts and Hobs, Habetrot and Skillywidden were all characters familiar to writer and folklorist Katharine Briggs.
In this programme, Jeanine McMullen talks to authors. friends and admirers, and leafs through the books and thoughts of a woman who was a bearer of tradition for all who knew her. Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol


Unknown: Katharine Briggs.
Talks: Jeanine McMullen

: The 1987 Reith Lectures

The Survival of the Symphony The last of six talks by the composer Alexander Goehr , Professor of Music in the University of Cambridge, about what musicians have done to music.
Stand Up and Be Misunderstood Modernism is not a matter of style - fragmentation, dissonance, free form - but of content; a direct engagement with past masterpieces and present reality. But can modernism be combined with the renewal of the symphony? (Re-broadcaston Sunday on Radio 3) 'The Reith Lectures' are printed weekly in the 'Listener'


Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: Kaleidoscope

A code word used by Gerry Anderson 's characters, FAB was thought to mean fabulous. His television series, including Thunderbirds, Stingray and Terrahawks, pioneered sci-fi adventure. The programmes remain popular with adults and children alike, and Anderson's own combination of puppet-making and characterisation has given him cult status. Now there is a new project, Space Police, this time combining puppets and humans. Will it be FAB? Gerry Anderson and his colleagues talk about their work to Christopher Cook. Producer RACHEL YORKE


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Country Stories by H. E BATES , abridged and read by David Neal
Three further short stories in this popular series featuring the local characters of the Bedfordshire countryside which Bates knew and loved so well.
1: The Cowslip Field
Producer CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Stories By: H. E Bates
Read By: David Neal

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

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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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