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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: 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 CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Letters
Write to: Today Letters, BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: The Past Is Myself

Part 3

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: The Gardening Quiz

A chance to check your knowledge of gardening and related subjects against two teams led by Irene Thomas and Norman Painting
Their guests are Eartha Kitt
Molly Sugden , Leslie Crowther and Monica Dickens. Questionmaster
Dr Stefan Buezacki Producer IAN STRACHAN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Molly Sugden
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Monica Dickens.
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buezacki
Producer: Ian Strachan

: Morning Story

The Park by INGE ISRAEL Read by Tsai Chin Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Tsai Chin
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM. p 54; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (BBC HB 153); Psalm 119, vv 17-24; Matthew 18, vv 21-35; Father of heaven (BBC HB 290) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers The Saga of Erik Nobeard (5) Stereo (e) and at 11.20 The Saga of Erik Nobeard (6)
11.40 Junior Dance 3: Demon. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Erik Nobeard
Unknown: Erik Nobeard

: The Wednesday Feature

Trained to Perfection
Athletes entered for the Olympic Games hope to reach : their peak during the next two weeks. In addition to full-time I coaches, many are now helped by physiologists, psychologists and nutritionists. But does science make a difference to the athletes' performances? Geoff Watts talks to the coaches and the sports scientists who advise them, and finds out how an athlete trains to perfection. Producer CATHERINE CHARNAUD


Talks: Geoff Watts
Producer: Catherine Charnaud

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Rumpole

Perils of the Sea
Fifth in a series of sevenplays by JOHN MORTIMER With and Rumpole leaves London to sit behind his Head of Chambers in a provincial court, and is faced with mysterious happenings among the weekend sailors. Directed by IAN COTTERELL


Unknown: John Mortimer
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rumpole: Maurice Denham
Hilda: Margot Boyd
Henry: Haydn Wood
Guthrie Featherstone: Michael Spice
Mr Tonkin: Christopher Scott
Jackie Jason: Dilys Laye
Sam: Sion Probert
Dora: Eve Karpf
Buster: Graham Faulkner
Rosemary: Jenny Lee
Henry Arthur Spong: Brian Haines
Gerald Gaunt: John Bott
Insp Salter: Michael McStay
Judge: Norman Shelley
Frederick Jason: Gordon Reid

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: The Lost Button. Stereo
2.00 Recorder Club Stage II (3). Stereo (e)
2.20 11-14 Project Language Starters 1: German Written by RICHARD SMITH Presented by RENATE RECHTIEN and STEFAN GROTHGAR and at 2.40 2: Spanish Written by CHARLES DAVIS Presented by ISABEL SUKAN and CHARLES DAVIS. Producer JOHN PARRY. Stereo (e)


Written By: Richard Smith
Presented By: Renate Rechtien
Presented By: Stefan Grothgar
Written By: Charles Davis
Presented By: Isabel Sukan
Presented By: Charles Davis.
Producer: John Parry.

: Woman's Hour

The programme that offers men the chance to find out what women are talking about - and to join in! Serial: Jane Eyre (12)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jane Eyre
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Paul

by MARTIN BOYLAN with Paul, at 13, is a no hoper. His family has rejected him and, after years in a Dublin children's home, he is drifting into a life of crime. He thinks no one cares. Sister Dolan thinks differently.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Boylan
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Paul: Owen Sharp
Sister Dolan: Ena May
Willie: Victor Burke
Mary: Victoria Armstrong
Mrs Delaney: Anne Kent
Mr Delaney: Reamonn O'Byrne
Anne Byrne: Catherine Byrne
Jim Byrne: Gerard McSorley
Brenda: Keelin O'Donnell
Deirdre: Aideen O'Donnell
Mr Daly: Conor Farrington
O'Connor: Darren Smith
Boys: Simon Kelly
Boys: Sean McDonagh

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth continues his conversation with the poet Gavin Ewart.
Reader GARARD GREEN Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Gavin Ewart.

: News

: Relative Values

A series of fourfamily portraits with Michael O'Donnell 3: The Hamiltons
The Hamiltons have two businesses, two kitchens and a daughter in each. But when worklife and homelife combine, does something, or someone, have to give?
Researcher RUTH ADAM
Producer SHARON BANOFF. Stereo


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Ruth Adam
Producer: Sharon Banoff.

: Kaleidoscope Extra

A host of star writers find themselves hurled into hardback over the next few weeks. The publishing high season has begun and breaking the Booker Prize deadline is one factor that accounts for the rush. Natalie Wheen talks to publishers and authors. Producer NOAH RICHLER


Talks: Natalie Wheen

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
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: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Trivia Test Match

at Redbourn Cricket Club
Brian Johnston umpires the proceedings and captains
Tim Rice and Willie Rushton are assisted by Benny Green and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint . Written by PETER HICKEY and MALCOLM WILLIAMSON
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Assisted By: Benny Green
Assisted By: Rachael Heyhoe-Flint
Written By: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club: 2: The Charge of the Boys'Brigade

by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
With Alison Steadman as Miss Primrose, Robert Stephens as General Cheeseman.

The Stranger is holding the Club to ransom. He has given Miss Primrose orders to travel to South Africa and murder General Cheeseman.


Writer: Ian Brown
Writer: James Hendrie
Music: Max Harris
Producer: Paul Spencer
Miss Primrose: Alison Steadman
General Cheeseman: Robert Stephens
Mackintosh: John Matshikiza
Stranger: Peter Howell
Felch: Michael Ripper
Club member: John Samson
Buckets: Joan Walker
Sandbags: Ian Michie
Outcast: Richard Pearce

: Punters

(Detaiis tomorrow at 9.05am)

: Profile

A radio portrait


Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Holroyd 's muchpublicised first volume about George Bernard Shaw is published this week. Michael Berkeley includes it in today's programme as well as the new play by Howard Barker , Our Country's Good.
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Play By: Howard Barker
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas
3: The Revelation

: The World Tonight

PresenterAlexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: The Aesthetic
11.50 R.W. Dale and the Civic Gospel

: Russian Choral Music

3: A rare chance to hear works by one of Peter the Great's composers Vassily Titov sung by the VALENTINA KOPILOVA ENSEMBLE. Records


Unknown: Vassily Titov

: News

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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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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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