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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With ANNE SEMPLE. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Semple.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor 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 HARRIET CASS
7.25* 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Nine out of ten cats said their owners prefer it.
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Croydon. where members of the Croydon Federation of Townswomen's Guilds put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

A Private Little Piece of Sky by ELIZABETH MCGREGOR Read by Eva Stuart Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Elizabeth McGregor
Read By: Eva Stuart
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 62; 0 worship the Lord (BBC HB 267); Psalm 114;
Exodus 19, w 1-9; I to the hills will lift mine eyes (BBC HB 459) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (15) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Alfred, the King
1: The Flight to the Marshes by JOHN COUTTS. Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner 15: Potatoes, Potatoes by ANITA LOBEL Storyteller ROSEMARY LEACH Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Look Out, Stomach! by PETER FOZZARD (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: John Coutts.
Unknown: Anita Lobel
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Peter Fozzard

: The Year of Dreams: 4: Wake Up, Sister!

A six-part review of a turbulent year, 1968.

In Atlantic City, hundreds of women disrupted the Miss America Beauty Pageant. They threw girdles and stilettos into a 'Freedom Trashcan' and the myth of 'bra-burning' began. In Britain the Ford seamstresses' strike shut the factory. On both sides of the Atlantic radical young women had had enough of their 'revolutionary' men. They would come home together, but '...he'd lie on the sofa, wipe the tear gas from his eyes and read the papers. She'd cook dinner.'
With Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem, Katharine Whitehorn, Jill Tweedie and many of the 'angry young women' who started the modern women's movement.
Presented by Margaret Walters
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Betty Friedan
Unknown: Gloria Steinem
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Jill Tweedie
Presenter: Margaret Walters
Producer: Julie Simmons

: Loves of the Great Composers

Fritz Spiegl tells of the ageing Bruckner's relentless quest for a teenage bride.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ray Abbott

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Talking Theatre

Robert Cushman in conversation with Alan Ayckbourn and Peter Nicholls , in this last programme of the present series.


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Peter Nicholls

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick WorraU


Presented By: Nick Worrau

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Ribbit in Winter by DAVID TAFT. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Radical youth radio. Stereo (e). Call [number removed] (free) from 2,15-3. 15pm for more information on programme items


Unknown: David Taft.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
In the programme which brings you the everyday and the unusual....
Glen Walford , Artistic Director of the Liverpool Everyman
Theatre, talks about directing Shakespeare in Japanese and Hebrew.
Serial: Corporal Jack (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Artistic: Glen Walford

: Just to Be with Dinah Lee

by HARRY BARTON based on the recollections of JOHN WILLIE BARKER
1: Dinah and the Dud Kipper VJ Day in the Pacific: Lt Guy Lambert and PO Tim Straw sit on the hot steel roof of a battleship and remember when they had some trouble with a seized-up torpedo - Sam's 'dud kipper' could have cost them their naval careers ... or their lives, and those of their shipmates.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Harry Barton
Unknown: John Willie Barker
Unknown: Lt Guy Lambert
Unknown: Tim Straw
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Tim: Peter Rumney
Guy: Shaun Prendergast
DOUg: John Keegan
Sam: Tony Caunter
Soldier: Paul Gregory
Oriel's Captain: Michael Deacon
Torps Officer: Simon Cuff
Bosun's Mate: Stephen Rashbrook
First Lt: Richard Tate
Commander: Michael Tudor Barnes
Engineer Officer: David Goodland
Sister: Karen Archer
Nurse: Victoria Carling
Dinah: Emily Richard
Dinah's father/Battleship Captain.: Alan Dudley

: Time for Verse

The first of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to Fiona Pitt-Kethley about her life and poetry.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Unknown: Fiona Pitt-Kethley
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

The Welfare Revolution
Will the Government succeed in weaning people away from a 'welfare' to an 'enterprise' culture?
David Levy reports on radical changes to the social security system.


Unknown: David Levy
Producer: Stephen Sackur
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

lain Heggie's first full-length play led to commissions from theatres in London, Liverpool and Manchester, won him a Mobil Playwriting Prize and was a hit at last year's
Edinburgh Fringe. A Wholly
Healthy Glasgow, set in a seedy health club, attracted controversy through the force of the language. It is soon to be screened on BBC1 and a new play, American Bagpipes, is premiered this month in Manchester.
Mark Steyn reports on the dramatic rise of the young Scottish writer.


Producer: Sally Marmion

: 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

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


Unknown: Clive Rosun

: Fear on 4

A series of 12 horror and suspense plays, introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black
6: Every Detail but One byBERTCOULES
A strange voice bursts into Jenny's life. A voice making demands that can set Jenny on a journey to terror - and beyond.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Jenny: Helena Breck
Lesley: Karen Archer
Hazel: Victoria Carling
Jonathan: Paul Gregory
Mother: Diana Olsson
Tim: John Samson
Policeman: Brian Hewlett
Ambulance man: Anthony Jackson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by CHRISTOPHER LEE Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Christopher Lee
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowung
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Mrs Walker: Gillan Goodman

: 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 how much ownership matters in 1988. 3: The County Gents
Ray Gosling reports from where his thumb landed: north Northamptonshire.


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Origins

The Great Cathedrals of Britain

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (3)


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Modem Plays Roots (Act 1) by ARNOLD WESKER (e)


Unknown: Arnold Wesker

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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.

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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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