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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather forecast

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the day with Fr Michael Collins



Presenter: Fr Michael Collins

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead 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 HARRIET CASS
7.25* 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

Join the debate with Nick and his guests on a topic in the news.


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GPs surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Morning Story

The Cricket Lover by ARTHUR APPLETON Read by Ann Rye
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Arthur Appleton
Read By: Ann Rye
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 62; For the beauty of the earth (BBC HB 272); Psalm 119, vv 33-40; Isaiah 28, vv 9-16; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176) Stereo

: Citizens

by Marcia Kahan
Cast for the week:

A synopsis of current events in "Citizens" is on Ceefax page 144


Writer: Marcia Kahan
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Chris Kennedy: Sean Barrett
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Zena Kaplan: Maria Charles
Bobby McHale: Michael Deacon
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Janice Hamilton: Cara Kelly
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Tony Brennan: Richard Tate

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (5) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVIE MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
5: Creatures of the Night by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
5: Nowhere to Play by KURUSA dramatised by BARRY SIMNER Stereo (e)


Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Presented By: Artie Trezise
Presented By: Davie Moses
Presented By: Baddesley Ensor.
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Dramatised By: Barry Simner

: Being Human

A series of six programmes 3: The Intelligence Test
Presented by John Gribbin
Intelligence has evolved. Are we therefore more intelligent than our ancestors, and do we owe our success as a species to that intelligence? BBC Bristol (R)


Presented By: John Gribbin

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Quote.... Unquote

What was sinister about CREEP, and what do the letters TARDIS actually stand for? This week's guests ponder acronyms and plunder quotes in the last of the present series.
With Beryl Bainbridge Sir David Hunt
Mavis Nicholson and John Julius Norwich Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER Producer LISSA EVANS Stereo (R)


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Sir David Hunt
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Lissa Evans

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and the Red Bike by BERNARD MACLAVERTY. Stereo
2.05 History Lost and Found The War Years Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT Parents and teachers - record this! GCSE pupils grill chief examiners. There's a careers service and reports far and wide on good practice in schools. 3: Music Stereo (e)


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty.
Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests invite you to share a dazzling cocktail of finance, fashion and fantasy; history, heroism and humour. Serial: Lovers of Africa by VICKERY TURNER abridged in 11 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Anna Massey (1)
Lili Smith is a 'resting' actress doing part-time secretarial work (badly) for Edmund Dartey. He is a famine-aid worker recently returned from Africa to London. Both spikily awkward, they conduct a bumpy love affair....
(Music: Bax's Piano Sonata No 2)
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Vickery Turner
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Anna Massey
Read By: Lili Smith
Unknown: Edmund Dartey.

: The Box

by Hattie Naylor
Narrator Ian Dury
'Once upon a time there was a family who lived high, high above the city in a box.' Stephanie has problems, Grandma tells stories about cheese, Mother wants her to wear the catalogue dress and Father says she shouldn't flop over the edges.
Music by Stephen Warbeck Directed by Hilary Norrish Stereo


Writer: Hattie Naylor
Narrator: Ian Dury
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Hilary Norrish
Stephanie: Emma Chambers
Grandma: Mary Wimbush
Mother: Polly James
Father: Richard Tate
Child: Zoe Gilbert
Ian: Ken Cumberlidge
Stephen: Ian Targett
Aladin: Richard Pearce

: Comparing Notes

with Richard Baker
Musical talent may be something you are born with, but it still needs nurturing by the right kind of teaching. Cellist William Pleeth and pianist Fanny Waterman have had many aspiring young performers through their hands. They discuss the rewards and responsibilities of their difficult work.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: William Pleeth
Pianist: Fanny Waterman
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton name this child....
Who's Hugh
A guide to silly, strange and unfortunate names. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East


Reporters: Neil Walker
Reporters: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes
5,00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50 55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

Last programme of the series, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor Graeme Garden , John Cleese David Hatch , Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Written By: Graeme Garden
Written By: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Derek Farmer
Unknown: Dave Lee
Producers: Peter Titheradge
Producers: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: A Visit from the Angels

A vignette of Hilaire Belloc 'You need stamina to get to grips with Belloc - it's like being confronted by an enormous hill. There is simply so much of him. Spiritually and morally, intellectually and emotionally, there is something gigantic about him. He lived life on an epic scale. He reached the age of 82, had a large family, and has more than 150 publications to his name.'
Compiled and narrated by Sue Limb
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Hilaire Belloc

: York - Rebirth of a Minster

Next Friday, 4 November, HM The Queen attends a service of dedication for the restored south transept roof of York Minster, destroyed by fire four years ago.
Margaret Phillips, personal assistant to the Chapter Clerk at York, tells the story of the fire and reveals the human side of the tragedy. It's the tale not only of the engineers who scoured the land for English oak trees and the craftsmen who carved and gilded them, but also of the primate and the puncture, of the commonsense of the deanery cat and of the burser who returned from holiday to a telephone call at 2.30am which simply said 'Welcome home, Ken, the Minster's on fire'.
BBC North East


Unknown: Margaret Phillips
Producer: Graham Henderson

: In Touch

Presented by Ian Macrae Producer THENA HESHEL
Fact sheet No 43 or a quarterly bulletin summarising broadcast information are available on request. Send large sae to: [address removed]


Presented By: Ian MacRae

: Kaleidoscope

Tonight the winner of the Booker Prize for Literature will be announced and Prabhu Guptara will be talking to the judges. At the National Theatre, Richard Eyre 's production of Bartholomew Fair fills the Olivier stage with Ben Jonson 's gallery of 17th-century rogues.
0 WODDIS ON: page 97


Unknown: Prabhu Guptara
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

No Surrender
2: Entry Landscape

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Home or Away (e) at 12.30 Goods Traffic UK Written and narrated by ASTLEY JONES and at 12.50 Goods Traffic Italy Written and narrated by DAVID WILLEY


Unknown: David Willey

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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.

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.

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