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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Peter Moran.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6 30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.4511 Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today s News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thought for the Day
8 35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC. Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR (Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to:Feedback.BBC. LondonW1A4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: Jean Snedegar

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Autumn Gold by HEATHER SHAW Read by Heather Barrett Producer LUCY LUNT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Heather Shaw
Read By: Heather Barrett

: Daily Service

NEM. p 93; Be thou my guardian and my guide (BBC HB 135); Psalm 27, part 1; Isaiah 40, vv 9-10, 28-31; Lift up your hearts (BBC HB 326) Stereo

: Analysis

While Gorbachev and Reagan were negotiating their way towards an INF treaty, the French and Germans were busy creating a joint army brigade and defence council - radical departures for the European pillar of the Western alliance. Is the world witnessing a sea-change in trans-Atlantic defence relations? What role can and should an enhanced European pillar play?
And where would that leave a Britain traditionally wedded to the special relationship? Presented by Professor Laurence Martin Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY


Presented By: Professor Laurence Martin
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search Australia Project Wilpoorinna Compiled and presented by WARRILL GRINDROD (R) (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Bowater Merryweather and the Chemifizz Catastrophe (4) with IAN HUMPHRlS. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Warrill Grindrod
Unknown: Bowater Merryweather
Unknown: Ian Humphrls.

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper
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 Let's Play It Again Presented by MYFANWY TALOG and CHRIS STUART. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join In with Soundbox: Maggie Scraggle by JILL MCDONALD retold by JUDY BRANCH . Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree The Amazing Secret Music- Maze (4) Presented by Hilary JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (R)(e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing Presented by BILL TORRANCE This week: TheDancie's Finishing Ball, Fife BBC Scotland. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Myfanwy Talog
Presented By: Chris Stuart.
Unknown: Jill McDonald
Told By: Judy Branch
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Bill Torrance

: Woman's Hour

from Glasgow
In the programme where you can meet the women behind the headlines, Mary Marquis talks to fashion designer
Betty Davies , who is weaving a new image for Harris tweed. BBC Scotland
Serial: Cold Showers (12)


Talks: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Betty Davies

: The Old Wives' Tale

by ARNOLD BENNETT , dramatised in six parts by PETER MACKIE with 2: 1866 Sophia has run away to London expecting to marry the newly rich Gerald Scales. Left behind in Bursley, her sister,
Constance, has made a more conventional marriage.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter MacKie
Unknown: Gerald Scales.
Directed By: Philip Martin
Constance: Annie Raitt
Sophia: Susan Tracy
Arnold Bennett: Terry Molloy
Gerald Scales: Peter McEnery
Mrs Baines: Gillian Goodman
Samuel Povey: Kim Durham
Chirac: Simon Cuff
Critchlow: Edwin Richfield
Maggie/Concierge: Hedliniklaus
Willoughby: Tony Turner

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

Fly-on-the-wall reporter
Tony Wilkinson sets off on the first of six investigations into British communities as seen through the eyes of their own newspapers. By sidling round each twist and turn of their stories (and non-stories), Tony brings back a fascinating compilation of local life in all its quirks, tragedies and triumphs. 1: The Epworth Bells
A Lincolnshire backwater provides a big story -just. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Going Places

with Tom Boswell , Clive Jacobs and Alanah Martin Producer IRENE MALUS


Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Irene Malus

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

with Peter White
Producer ANNE HOWELLS. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Anne Howells.

: Any Questions?

Austin Mitchell, mp Gillian Reynolds
Charles Kennedy , mp
Doreen Miller , Chairman, the 300 Group from Sheffield
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Doreen Miller
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Law in Action

With the notable exception of 'Law in action' either no one had read the judgment or they did not want to understand the judgment
MASTER OF THE ROLLS, referring to a Court of Appeal decision on 12 October 1987
Makers of law, legal practitioners and those 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

A Twist in the Tale
How do contemporary writers view short stories - as an end in themselves or merely as preparation for that more expansive form, the novel? And how do those who write both choose the appropriate form for their subject? Christopher Hope discusses the short story with a number of writers including Penelope Lively and Malcolm Bradbury.
Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT (Re-broadcast nert Monday)


Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury.
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Nairn in Darkness and Light by DAVID THOMSON abridged in ten parts and read by Denys Hawthorne (10) Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sally Grace and Royce Mills
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Burton John O'Farrell.
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Robert Unford
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Parsons Peter Hickey.
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: 'am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems Gotcha! (2) by BARRIE KEEFFE (e)

About this project

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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