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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news. market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Peter Moran.

: 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 PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The pith of the week.
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Clay Jones and his team of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward answer gardening queries sent in by post. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions. on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, POBox27. Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

On the Elektrika by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by John Westbrook Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Brendan O'Byrne
Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122: How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142); Psalm 15; Revelation 7, w 11-17; Rejoice in God's saints (BP 73) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (14) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Wunbula 's Stone
4: Riding the Wind An Australian adventure by ALAN RUSSELL. Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Comer 14: Quaka Raja Written and told by GRACE HALLWORTH Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Favourites by PETER FOZZARD. Stereo (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: Alan Russell.
Unknown: Peter Fozzard.

: The Year of Dreams

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968, when the post-war generation shook the world by challenging the power and ideas of their elders.
3: Will Spring Return?
In Czechoslovakia, 20 years after the all-too-brief Prague
Spring was crushed by Russian tanks, yesterday's disgraced reformers are once again looking to Moscow. Hopes for the revival of their vision of 'socialism with a human face will have been encouraged by the end of the leadership of Gustav Husak , who ruled the country from the Soviet invasion to last December. Presented by Richard Davy Producers BRIDGET KENDALL and STEPHEN SACKUR BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Gustav Husak
Presented By: Richard Davy
Producers: Bridget Kendall

: Loves of the Great Composers

Fritz Spiegl reveals that there were more women in Beethoven's life than the 'Immortal Beloved'. Reader GARARD GREEN Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ray Abbott

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Talking Theatre

Robert Cushman in conversation with Mike Alfreds.


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Mike Alfreds.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Another Mouse to Feed by ROBERT KRAUS. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Radical youth radio with a live mix of music, opinion, youth politics, innovative new courses, and training schemes, reviews, interviews, new scenes, new sounds and airtime for fresh new voices. Stereo Call [number removed] free from
2. 15-3. 15pm for more information on programme items


Unknown: Robert Kraus.

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where you meet the people behind the headlines, Jenni Murray talks to Elizabeth Tilberis , the Editor of Vogue magazine.
Serial: Cold Showers (10)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Elizabeth Tilberis

: Valentine Feels the Heat

by JOHN OWEN and JAMES PARKINSON with and In which the intrepid hero finds himself mysteriously pursued by a young man - with extraordinary results.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: John Owen
Unknown: James Parkinson
Directed By: David Johnston.
Arthur Valentine: Timothy West
Akhara: Amerjit Deu
Charlotte Platt: Judy Franklin
Charlotte's daddy: Lockwood West
Rana: Joan Matheson
Sgt Powell: Peter Craze
Capt McFadden: Paul Gregory
Freddie Seagrove: Simon Cuff
Adela Seagrove: Polly James
George: Norman Bird
Col Warburton: Alan Dudley

: Time for Verse

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews Charles Causley about his life and poetry. Reader MICHAEL DEACON
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Charles Causley
Reader: Michael Deacon
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Twenty years after homosexuality in private was legalised, is it really any easier to 'come out'? Max Easterman reports on why there are now challenges to gay behaviour in Church and State.


Unknown: Max Easterman
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Disappearing Nightly
The success of the musical in Britain's theatres ensures employment for the musicians who disappear nightly into the pit. But what kind of life is it, and do the demands of new musicals stretch the resources of the band? Paul Allen talks to musical directors, musicians and managements about the current state of harmony in the pit.


Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.25* PM Letters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Fear on 4

A series of 12 horror and suspense plays, introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black
5: The Beast with Five Fingers by W. F. HARVEY dramatised by JOHN KEIR CROSS with James Laurenson as Eustace Kim Wall as Saunders and Cyril Luckham as Morton Horror arrives in a small box left to a distinguished scientist in a will.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: W. F. Harvey
Dramatised By: John Keir
Unknown: James Laurenson
Unknown: Eustace Kim Wall
Unknown: Cyril Luckham
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm) Written by JULIET ACE Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Peggy Archer: Tune Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Helen Archer: Frances Graham
John Archer: Sam Barriscale

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?


: Medicine Now

: Who Owns Britain?

A six-part inquiry into ownership today.
2: Blue Bloods on the Green and Pleasant
Ray Gosling sees the Scottish acres of the Duke of Buccleuch and hears from other owners of the great estates.
(Part 3 tomorrow at 9.30am L W)


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain 3: Out of the Ashes

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Nairn in Darkness and Light (8)

: 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

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems City Sugar (3) by STEPHEN POLlAKOFF 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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