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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Denis Claringbull.

: 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 DAVID SYMONDS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: David Symonds

: Two Stories by P.G.Wodehouse

2: The Mixer Moves in Society

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to discuss an issue of the moment with Nick and his guests.
Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.00am

: Medicine Now

In only 20 years, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has grown from a small medical school housed in shacks to one of the world's top research organisations. In 1985, two of its scientists won the Nobel Prize for medicine. Geoff Watts reports on the research behind this typical Texan success story. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

Read by Brian Gear Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Read By: Brian Gear
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 71;
Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27); Gloria in Excelsis Deo; Luke 10, vv 1-9; Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC HB 275) Stereo

: Citizens

Possession (1) by MARK POWER Cast for the week:
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE. Stereo (part 2 on Thursday at 11.00am L W) A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens 'is on Ceefax page 144


Directed By: Marilyn Imrie.
Alex Parker: Kate Duchène
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Deirdre: Lorraine Ash Bourne
Nick Connolly: Christopher Bowen
Brendan Flynn: Arthur Kelly
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Pat Brennan: Marcella Riordan
Tony Brennan: Richard Tate
Liverpudlians: Polly James
Liverpudlians: Joan Walker

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune
21: The Olympic Games Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
1: Sunshine and Shadows Written by KATE HARRISON Presented by NICK MERCER Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories). The Brighton Merman by DOROTHY EDWARDS adapted by PADDY BECHELY Producer PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Nick Mercer
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes
Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely
Producer: Paddy Bechely

: Tales from a Palm Court

Fifteen riots, attempted mass murder and poisonous spiders in his robes - the Judge is under pressure in his desert outpost.... The (almost) true tales of an English circuit judge in British Arabia. Based on his own experiences, and written by RONNIE KNOX-MAWER
Read by Ian Carmichael Producer HELEN FRY


Written By: Ronnie Knox-Mawer
Read By: Ian Carmichael
Producer: Helen Fry

: You and Yours

investigates your complaints and provides help and advice. Presented by Trevor Barnes If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial-matters, or if you are the victim of imcompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours. BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Trevor Barnes

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKTN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atktn.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Up in a Big Balloon (2) Stereo (R)
2.05 Health Education: My Body Keep Fit! by EDWARD KELSEY Producer PETER WARD (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT Coursework and assessment: examiner phone link; creative work; issue for discussion: career and course opportunities.
11: Home Economics. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Producer: Peter Ward
Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts you in touch with politics, public affairs, and the people behind the headlines. So who needs women's programmes? You do! Serial: All the Best, Kim written and read by Carole Hayman abridged in 6 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN (1)
'Nan ... I've been wondering about coming down to London for a bit. The Job Centre personnel are sick of my face. Last time I went there the manager said compulsory
National Service was the best he could suggest. When I pointed out I'm a girl, he said I could have fooled him.'
(Music: Gershwin's Promenade) Presenter Jenni Murray


Read By: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Picaro

by NEIL TIDMARSH and The Ramblas: the gayest, brightest street in Barcelona - in Spain - in the whole world! At its centre, the famous Miro mosaic, and there sits Paco, a young pavement artist, begging a few pesetas from passing tourists. Then, one day, Paco has a brilliant idea... !
Other parts played by DAVID GOODLAND , PAUL SIRR , JOAN WALKER Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Neil Tidmarsh
Played By: David Goodland
Played By: Paul Sirr
Played By: Joan Walker
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Paco: With Richard Pearce
the storyteller: Michael Tudor Barnes
Laura: Carollne Gruber
Perez: Peter Craze
Carlos: William Simons

: Comparing Notes

For decades, concert pianist Shura Cherkassky has delighted audiences with his peerless technique and his inspired and highly personal interpretations. This afternoon, he shares his experiences with Richard Baker.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Pianist: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: In Business

Presented by David Lomax The programme which investigates innovation, initiative, enterprise and success in the world of business and issues which affect it both at home and abroad. Researcher SIAN JARVIS Producer ROD POUNSETT


Presented By: David Lomax
Unknown: Sian Jarvis

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Jarvis's Frayn

A series of unguarded observations by MICHAEL FRAYN Producer


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Pete Atkin
Michael Frayn: Martin Jarvis
Everyone else: Martin Jarvis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on Four

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: Revolutions in Sound


: The Myth of an American National Theatre

Christopher Bigsby talks to American writers, directors and critics about the state of US theatre and in particular why the Americans have never developed a major company to rival the Comedie Française, the Moscow Arts Theatre, the Berliner Ensemble, or Britain's own Royal Shakespeare Company and National.
Among those taking part: CLIVE BARNES , ARTHUR MILLER


Talks: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Clive Barnes
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: John Guare.
Unknown: Bernard Gersten
Unknown: Jeff Perry

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White ProducerTHENA HESHEL
Questions and comments regarding the programme can be phoned through to the 'In Touch' team tonight between 8.30 and 10. 15pm on [number removed]A free quarterly bulletin summarising broadcast information is available from: [address removed]
(send four large saesfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

God's Snake 7: The Man

: 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

: Open University

11.30 The Manpower Services Commission
12.10am Music interlude

: 'am LW News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Defence and Disarmament Do we need weapons, nuclear or conventional? Is disarmament possible, realistic or desirable? Would it make the world safer or more dangerous and Britain less or more prosperous? Why do honest and reasonable people disagree so violently on issues like these? Admiral of the Fleet LORD LEWIN, formerly Chief of the Defence Staff; and BRUCE KENT , Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, discuss these issues with PETER HOBDAY. Producer GRAHAM TAYAR (e) For free notes send sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Bruce Kent
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Producer: Graham Tayar

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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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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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