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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Shelagh Brown

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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 PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek with Ronald Eyre

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expert knowledge of Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Dick Robinson to answer Queries sent in by post. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time. BBC POBox27. Oxford Road Manchester M60 ISJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Dick Robinson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Lollipop by SARAH STRANGEWAYS Read by Rosemary Martin Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Rosemary Martin
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; 0 worship the King (BBC HB 471); Psalm 19;
Matthew 8, w 1-13; 0 thou who earnest from above (BBC HB 362) Stereo

: Pillars of Society

How much power and influence is vested in Britain's leading institutions? Are they changing to meet the challenge of the late 80s? This third series takes a critical look at six more pillars of society.
5: The British Medical Association
In its 156 years the British
Medical Association has ridden out the arguments raging around the medical profession from body snatching to the NHS crisis. Polly Toynbee questions whether its present high public profile indicates growing or diminishing influence. Producer JOHN FORSYTH
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 7.30pm)


Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Producer: John Forsyth

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library.
Producer CATHY DRYSDALE Questions to: Enquire Within BBC, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by Debbie Thrower


Presented By: Debbie Thrower

: Raffles

The last of six stories dramatised by DAVID BUCK with and The Gift of the Emperor
Raffles plans the most daring enterprise of his career - the theft of a jewel worth £100,000. But Inspector Mackenzie is hot on Raffles's trail, and our intrepid cracksman's luck finally runs out.
Directed by GORDON HOUSE Stereo
(Radio 41 World Service co-production) (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: E. W. Hornung
Dramatised By: David Buck
Unknown: Inspector MacKenzie
Music By: Jim Parker
Raffles: Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
Insp Mackenzie: Henry Stamper
Von Heumann: Frederick Jaeger
Miss Werner: Zelah Clarke
Captain: Alan Dudley
Steward: Stephen Rashbrook

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

LIZA GODDARD reads Abigail Tidies Up Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

The programme that salutes feminists, freethinkers, fashion-followers and farmers includes a live report from the Royal Show at Stoneleigh.
Serial: The Healing Art (5) Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Getting Stratford

by DAVE SHEASBY with For 20 years Bernard has been criss-crossing the country with a great cultural heritage in his boot. And thanks to Bernard's selling skills there isn't a historical edifice in England without a Mansionprint in its shop. Except one.
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Producer: Robert Cooper
Bernard: Clive Swift

: Time for Verse

In the second of five programmes George MacBeth continues his conversation with the Orkney poet
George Mackay Brown. Reader JAMES BRYCE Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: George MacKay Brown.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Max Easterman Producer DAVID MILLER Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Max Easterman
Producer: David Miller
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Reel Tears
A season of weepies at the National Film Theatre aims to shed light on why audiences shed tears. Michael Oliver examines the handkerchief ratings of films as diverse as Paris, Texas and It's 's a Wonderful Life, and talks to film makers and critics about the cinema of moisture.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5,00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
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 LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: Quote.... Unquote

Who sounds like Mickey Mouse on helium? Which highly respected prime minister made a pop song? And what are the favourite 'dewdrops' of Benny Green , Eleanor Bron Ian McKellen and CeliaHaddon?
Find out in this week's quotation game.
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo


Unknown: Benny Green
Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

with John Waite and his team (Details tomorrow at 9.05am)


Unknown: John Waite

: Talking Theatre

Robert Cushman in conversation with David Edgar and Trevor Griffiths


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The Doctors

Three weeks in the lives of a group of Lichfield GPs

: Idle Women

In 1942. as part of the war effort, a small group of women was recruited to work on the canal boats carrying cargo from the London docks to the Midlands. They were christened 'idle women' from the initials of the Inland Waterways.
Libby Purves talks to some of these 'trainees' about their far from idle life on the boats. Producer BRIDGET CARTER BBC Manchester (R)


Talks: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Carter

: Latin Americans

Eight portraits presented by Hugh 0' Shaughnessy 7: Carmen Saenz
What we are trying to do is offer a conservative and democratic alternative to the Junta.
Carmen Saenz has rebuilt the Chilean National Party virtually single-handed. She describes the difficulties, and dangers, of mounting a political challenge to the Pinochet Government.
Series producer MICK WEBB. Stereo


Presented By: Hugh 0' Shaughnessy
Presented By: Carmen Saenz
Unknown: Carmen Saenz
Producer: Mick Webb.

: Kaleidoscope

The place that embroidery and sewing has traditionally held in the lives of women is questioned and illustrated in a new exhibition at Manchester's Whitworth Gallery.
Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer KATE WHITEHEAD
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4.35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: A Book at Bedtime: And So Did I

by Malachi Whitaker abridged in eight episodes by Elizabeth Bradbury.
Read by Stephanie Turner.
The autobiography of the Yorkshire writer, once called the Bradford Chekhov. An insight into the pleasures, sadnesses and preoccupations of a remarkable woman.
BBC Manchester. Stereo
Info: page 77


Writer: Malachi Whitaker
Abridger: Elizabeth Bradbury
Reader: Stephanie Turner
Producer: Tony Cliff

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Heartfield
11.50 The Search for Secular Answers

: am liv News

FM joins at 12.10

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.

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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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