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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with KATE COMPSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Kate Compston.

: Today

Presented bv Brian Redhead and John Humphrys 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 JOHN HEDGES
7.20*. 8.20* Olympic Sports Desk with GARRY RICHARDSON in Seoul and IAN BROWN in London
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: John Hedges
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Ian Brown

: Leaving Home

4: Truckstop

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

4: The Rum Tum Tugger
Read by Richard Briers. Stereo


Read By: Richard Briers.

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team of investigators peer under official carpets, behind company smoke screens and through bureaucratic red tape on the trail of your complaints. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS Editor CHRIS LONGLEY
If you have a case which deserves investigation, write to: Face the Facts BBC, Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis
Editor: Chris Longley

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools The Lost Coin by GEOFFREY CURTIS Presented by NICK PAGE Storyteller JOHNNY MORRIS Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Whispering Mountain byjOAN AIKEN (l) adapted by JACKIE GRAYDON Stereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Further adventures of the Keyhole Club
2: The Waxworks by ALAN LAMBERT Presented by PAUL COPLEY With BRENDA BLETHYN and MAGGIE STEED. Stereo (R) (e)
10.10 Something to Think About Come Home with Me by ANITA HEWETT (R) (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by cs- LEWIS The Magician 's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY (2) With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor and ROBERT EDDISON as Uncle Andrew. Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Joan Aiken
Adapted By: Jackie Graydon
Unknown: Alan Lambert
Presented By: Paul Copley
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Maggie Steed.
Unknown: Anita Hewett
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Robert Eddison

: From Sea to Shining Sea

1: A Time to Be Young Producer DAVID POWELL


Producer: David Powell

: The Natural History Programme

Can the mystery of the disappearing hermit crab be solved? Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm investigate.
Producer HELEN ODAMS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Helen Odams.

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo

: Citizens

There's 's No Need to Shout (2) (Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk What's New in the World of Education? (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC, London WIA 1AA
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics) 2: Please, Mrs Butler Poems by ALLAN AHLBERG Presented by PETER CUTTS With NICOLA KATHRENS and JOE HALL. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 2: There's a Lot of Villains Around the Corner. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Presented By: Peter Cutts
Unknown: Nicola Kathrens
Unknown: Joe Hall.
Unknown: Sue Limb

: Six Lords a-Leaping

A series of six conversations in which John Timpson proves that there really is life after elevation to the peerage.
4: Lord Carter (life Baron): educated East Sussex College of Agriculture; senior research fellowship in agricultural marketing, Oxford; founder and director of AKC Ltd; now Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Timpson

: First Person

A series of talks from first-time broadcasters - new names, new voices - each with a story to tell. 1: Playwright Wally K. Daly , who finds the attempt to sum up an extraordinary theatrical career 'a bit like asking Niagara to trickle....'


Unknown: Wally K. Daly

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Write for Factsheet No 39 to: You and Yours. BBC London WIA 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Film Star

The first of five programmes Alexander Walker recalls the cinema's brightest stars.
This week: Marilyn Monroe whose rare talent for turning sex appeal into comic art resulted In a universally-loved and indelible screen image. Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Producer: Wendy Clay

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: James Naughtie
Unknown: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Moonrocket Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Hedgehogs TIMMY MALLETT finds a sanctuary for hedgehogs and ROBIN ROBBINS brings along her science projects. Stereo (e)
2.20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer by ROBERT LEESON With REECE DINSDALE as Arnold and Domal (2) Stereo (e)
2.40 Science for All Clothes, Fibres and Fabrics (2) Written by JOHN TURTON Dyeing naturally and artificially, woollen mills old and new, and how polyester is made. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Slambash Wangs
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Reece Dinsdale
Written By: John Turton

: Woman's Hour

If women have equality, why do they still need their own programme? Find out with Jenni Murray and guests. Serial: Letters from a Faint-Hearted Feminist (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Big Broadcast of 1922

by Keith Waterhouse
Back in the pioneering days of radio, there was a rival station to the British Broadcasting Company called 3LO, deriving its slender income from advertisers' announcements, or commercials as we now call them. This dramatised account of how 3LO reached listeners by the miracles of the airwaves might have come from the long defunct station's programme record library.
BBC Manchester (R)


Writer: Keith Waterhouse
Director: Tony Cliff
P.V. Plover: Geoffrey Banks
Alister McAlister: Russell Dixon
Charity Wemyss-Lightly: Penelope Lee
Sir Mordecai Brass: Ronald Baddiley
Julian Spooner: Nigel Anthony
Albert Bateson: Cliff Howells
Lady Brass: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Pearson: John Jardine
Mrs Pearson: Sally Gibson

: News

: A Good Read

In the last of the present series Brian Gear invites John Carey and Amanda Theunissen to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Amanda Theunissen
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

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

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale 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: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Caroline Parsons
Producer LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Laurie Mason

: The Stylographers

It's not who you are, it's what you wear because who cares who you are?
T-shirt slogan, 1987
Nigel Fountain flips through the glossy style magazines of the 80s, from the Face to Arena by way of i-D, Smash Hits, Sky and Q.
He discusses style culture and post-modernism with those who claim to know what they are, and pauses to ponder the significance of Jimmy the Hoover, Bladerunner, Michael Foot 's duffle-coat, hip-hop, hair gel and upside-down headlines. Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 41


Unknown: Michael Foot
Producer: Peter Everett

: Killers with a Conscience

Scientists, slaughtermen, farmers and hunters are often grouped together for their apparent insensitivity to animals. But many hunters detest intensive farming and pet keeping because they are 'unnatural' - unlike their own activities.
James Serpell examines the paradoxes in our views of animals which enable us to treat them the way we do.
Producer MILES BARTON. BBC Bristol
0 INFO: page 106


Unknown: James Serpell

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 1AA Phone in on [number removed]Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: A Quickstep Back

The tea-dance is making a spirited comeback as a new generation discovers a bygone age among the potted palms.
Nigel Forde sets out to discover what these 'bright young things' are seeking: romance or ' just an echo of gentler age? Producer VIV BLACK


Unknown: Nigel Forde

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents the arts magazine, which includes
Melvyn Bragg 's biography of Richard Burton and an exhibition in Sheffield about weddings.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Richard Burton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Iron Staircase (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: A Taste of....

Four languages 4: Spanish
Spanish will soon be the world's second most widely-spoken language, after Chinese.
In Spain there are now four official languages. And in south-east England some 60,000 people speak Gallego. Ray Gosling visited a Gallego corner shop in Shoreditch - and listened to John Butt of King's College, London, for a world view. (R)

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial
11.50 Algebra and Superalgebra

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Books, Plays, Poems Futures (4) Computers. Stereo (e)

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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