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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the day with KATE COMPSTON Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor in London with Peter Hobday in Blackpool for the SLD Conference
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
7.22*, 8.22* Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and CHARLES COLVILE in London
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Leaving Home

2: The Speeding Ticket

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

2: The Old Cumbie Cat
Read by Anna Massey. Stereo


Read By: Anna Massey.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Join the debate with Nick and guests on a topic in the news. Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.00am

: The Seven Ages of Health

The promotion of good health is an expanding industry in the late 1980s. Which approaches to health promotion are most successful in keeping people away from the doctor? 5: Take It to Heart
Heart disease is the major cause of death among the middle-aged in Britain today. Changing dietary, exercise and smoking habits can reduce the chances of developing heart problems. Georgina Ferry looks at schemes that encourage these changes, including human MOTs in Oxford and 'Heartbeat Wales' in Cardiff. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
0 INFO: page 106


Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

The Four Dutchmen by SOMERSET MAUGHAM Read by Brian Gear Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Somerset Maugham
Read By: Brian Gear
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 79; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185); Te Deum laudamus; John 13, w 1-14; Now the green blade riseth (BBC HB 109) Stereo


Unknown: Te Deum

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (2) Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVID MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor. Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move 2: Moving On Presented by NICK MERCER Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
2: Frog and Toad Are Friends by ARNOLD LOBEL dramatised by ROY APPS with and Stereo (e)


Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Presented By: Artie Trezise
Presented By: David Moses
Presented By: Baddesley Ensor.
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Presented By: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Arnold Lobel
Dramatised By: Roy Apps
Frog: Bill Peterson
Toad: Timothy Spall

: Citizens

There No Need to Shout (1) byMEERA SYAL
(Pardon Thursday at 11.00am LW) A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens' on Ceefax page 144


Unknown: Meera Syal
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Michael Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchéne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Dadima: Charu Bala Chokshi
Jake: Colum Convey
Bobby McHale: Michael Deacon
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
June Sheffield: Maggie McCarthy
Dan: Stuart Milligan
Clive Simms: Gordon Reid
Shamila Sharma: Smpeen Shah
Kelly Pratley: Kerryann White

: -12.00 LW A Suitcase and a Star

John Parkinson sees a total eclipse in Papua, New Guinea. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: John Parkinson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Quote ... Unquote

What does Sagan um
Tuma Kettling have to do with Beatrix Potter - and who preferred sucking boiled sweets to writing poetry? Cogitating the answers to these and other queries are John Julius Norwich
Mavis Nicholson , David Hunt and Beryl Bainbridge. Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tuma Kettling
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: David Hunt
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The World at One

Presented by Brian Widlake with James Naughtie at the SLD Conference in Blackpool


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Bold Bad Bus Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found Give Us a Clue. Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT
1: Biology. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Susie Grant

: Woman's Hour

The hour which blends the timeless and the topical, the personal, the practical and the political. So who needs women's programmes? You do! Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist (2) Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Tuesday Follies

Six 30-minute plays 4: Sticks and Stones by ALEX BARON and JEAN BINNIE with and Fur flies when a critic writes an extremely bad review of an English prima donna's first London appearance in years.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Baron
Unknown: Jean Binnie
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
the Opera Singer: Sarah Badel
the Critic: John Rye
Editor: William Simons
Renaldo: Michael Deacon
Edith Winterbury: Barbara Atkinson
Male reporter: Philip Sully
Female reporter: Joanna MacKie
Solicitor: Michael Tudor Barnes

: The Tingle Factor

Last of the present series. Writer and broadcaster
John Julius Norwich discusses with Brian Kay certain musical moments which enrich his life. Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: News

: The Local Network

Cathedral n. and a. principal church of diocese, a museum, tourist attraction, or multi-million pound business. Money in Spires
Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations to examine the cathedral business. Cathedrals attract more tourists than Britain's wildlife parks and zoos. But they still struggle to raise the millions needed for repairs and restoration.
Is God taking a back-pew as the money-men move in? Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
0 YOURS LOCALLY: page 104 and INFO: page 106


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

Another chance to hear one of the most popular and successful shows produced by BBC Radio's Light Entertainment Department, starring
Tim Brooke-Taylor , John Cleese Graeme Garden , David Hatch Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: John Cleese.
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: David Lund
Unknown: Dave Lee
Producer: Humphrey Barclay

: News

: The Archers

: The Fire Detectives

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: The Christian Centuries

A 12-part series
9: The Dream of Jerusalem
Brian Redhead continues his journey through the Middle Ages with a footslogging
2,000 mile trek to Jerusalem.
He starts in a field in France on 27 November 1095 listening to Odo de Lagery, Pope Urban II, preaching the First Crusade. On the way he meets a holy goat, the great Schism of 1054, an infernal ladder, some hooliganism, a god whose logical existence was nearly proved, and several thousand dead horses.
Studio producer AMANDA HANCOX Series producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Readers: Garard Green
Readers: Zelah Clarke
Producer: Amanda Hancox
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Spotting the Flyers

How good are you at intelligence tests? What do you reveal of yourself in personality interviews? How highly would you rate your powers of imagination? And what role do you think a psychological profile should play in individual career development and career prospects?
Peter Evans considers the pros and cons of psychometric testing and assessment in the company of psychologist
Mackenzie Davey who puts one of his clients through a battery of tests and interviews. Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: MacKenzie Davey

: In Touch

News and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Questions and comments can be phoned in on [number removed]between 8.30 and 10. 15pm. For weekly factsheets or quarterly bulletins summarising broadcast information, send large sae, approx 13" x 9", to:
[address removed]


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents the arts magazine which includes
Salman Rushdie 's new novel,
The Satanic Verses, and a report by Malcolm Singer on the tenth anniversary of Opera North. Producer lis EDWARDS


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Salman Rushdie
Unknown: Malcolm Singer
Producer: Lis Edwards

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod with a special report by Peter Hill from the SLD Conference in Blackpool.


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Peter Hill

: Open University

11.30 Information Technology
11.50 Communication and Education

: A Taste of....

2: Urdu
Urdu sounds almost the same as Hindi, so films made in Bombay are equally understandable in northern India or Pakistan.
Ray Gosling met Ralph Russell , Emeritus Reader in Urdu at
London University, and visited the London edition of the Urdu newspaper, the Daily Jang. (R)


Unknown: Ralph Russell

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems Futures (2)
Ursula Le Guin and Nicholas Fisk. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Ursula Le Guin
Unknown: Nicholas Fisk.

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.

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To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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