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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With ANNE SEMPLE. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Semple.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.
If you have a case which deserves investigation, writeto.Facethe Facts
BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Life Story (2) Presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Australia Project Books and Poetry Poems of Australia compiled by MORAG STYLES Stereo (R) (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Seventh Sister 5: Australia Written by JOHN WOOD. Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About: Rainbows in Puddles by ANITA HEWETT (R) (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by C.S. LEWIS The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY. Episode 5 With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor ROSEMARY MARTIN as Jadis and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Nick Page
Written By: John Wood.
Unknown: C.S. Lewis
Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Robert Eddison

: Who Owns Britain?

A six-part inquiry into the patterns of ownership.
4: A Tale from the Towns
Ten years ago almost a third ot Britain's houses were owned in the public sector. Then came the 'right to buy' council houses and now, in 1988, further government proposals to reduce local authority ownership. So what is the local response to national change?
Ray Gosling visits Glasgow and Sunderland to hear of initiatives big and small. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling Reports on what is happening in the natural world. Producer LESLIE JEWELL BBC Bristol


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Leslie Jewell

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk GCSE in Action
15: PETER DINES, Chief Executive of the Secondary Examination Council, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR, (e)
11.05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News. BBC School Radio, London WlA 4WW
11.30 Conservation - Now Urban Habitats The latest conservation news and school projects on urban habitats. Stereo (e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Family Bargain by BUCHI EMECHETA Read by ELIZABETH ADARE (R) (e)


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Read By: Elizabeth Adare

: Citizens

After Such Knowledge, What Forgiveness? (2) by MARK POWER

: Carvel in Conversation

Robert Carvel talks to four statesmen about the shifts in the centres of power - in Whitehall, Westminster and on the international stage - which they have observed at first hand during their political careers.
3: The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp, former Defence Secretary,
Chancellor of the Exchequer and Shadow Foreign Secretary Producer SHEILA COOK


Talks: Robert Carvel
Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Lines of Communication

Patrick Hannan concludes his series on the hidden perils of language by looking at the uses and abuses of letter writing. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: You and Yours

Help, advice and information about your consumer concerns. Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Music by the Sea

In the fifth of eight programmes, Fritz Spiegl recreates some of the varied musical fare available to holiday makers at British watering places.
Reader JOHN WESTBROOK Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Reader: John Westbrook
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: PB Takes a Holiday by GERALD ROSE. Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Birds Ideas for 'eyeball-to-eyeball' birdwatching. Stereo (e)
2.20 Nellie and the Dragon by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
5: Nellie and the Paper Bag Band With NICOLA KATHRENS and BERNADETTE WINDSOR Stereo (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Music of Birds by PAMELA KENWAY (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Not That Brevil Hockley! (5) by KEN JONES Stereo (e)


Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Bernadette Windsor

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray If Albert had been a regular listener, he would have known why Victoria wasn't amused. Serial: Corporal Jack (4)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray

: The Dirt under the Carpet

byRONAMUNRO with Fiona Knowles as Lorraine and Alison Peebles as Muriel The early morning routine of two Aberdeen office cleaners is disrupted by a bizarre event. From this emerges a wry whodunit.
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Fiona Knowles
Unknown: Alison Peebles
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Sgt Donald: John Buick

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde talks to publisher and children's writer, Robert McCrum.


Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Robert McCrum.
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.25* PM Letters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Star Terk II

Written by TERRY RAVENSCROFT In which Captain Kirk and Mr Spock at last pronounce their names correctly, and incorrectly glimpse That's Life on earth and the famous Parrot Sketch rewritten for a tortoise. Jeffrey Holland
Christopher Godwin
Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.
Producer MARTIN FISHER Stereo (R)


Written By: Terry Ravenscroft
Unknown: Mr Spock
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear Compiled by LAURIE MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers?
BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: Concerto

The harpist Marisa Robles talks to June Knox-Mawer about her musical education in Spain and her professional life in England, and she introduces her own record of the Harp Concerto in c by Boieldieu, excerpts from a sonata by Dussek and the Introduction and Allegro by Ravel.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER. Stereo


Harpist: Marisa Robles
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: Analysis

with Michael Checkland ,
Director-General of the BBC


Unknown: Michael Checkland

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London WlA 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10. 00am to 5. 00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Treasures

A second chance to hear some of the solid gold unearthed in the BBC Sound Archives by a hand-picked team of archaeologists. This week Ian Skidmore files a request for planning permission.
Producer KATE FENTON (R)


Producer: Kate Fenton

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (4)


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Modern Plays Roots (Act 2) by ARNOLD WESKER (e)


Unknown: Arnold Wesker

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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