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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

followed by a five-day weather forecast.


Producers: Tim Finney
Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV DR GORDON GRAY BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Phil Smith

puts on his pointed hat and dips into the BBC Sound Archives cauldron. Producer JULIAN HALE


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests Rpsparcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Rpsparcher Jane

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Ezra Lee by ELIZABETH MCGREGOR Read by Sam Dale Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Ezra Lee
Unknown: Elizabeth McGregor
Read By: Sam Dale
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh led by JOHNSTON MCKAY with the CHOIR OF ST THOMAS OF AQUINS SCHOOL.EDINBURGH
Reading: Romans 8, w 31-39
Hymns (CH3): God is our refuge and our strength (24);
The Saviour died, but rose again (293);
Put thou thy trust in God (669) Organist LINDSAY SINCLAIR BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Johnston McKay
Organist: Lindsay Sinclair

: Down Your Way

Newscaster Michael Buerk visits the Dartmoor village of Drewsteignton in search of the legendary Aunt Mabel, the symbolic head of the community. His quest leads him to grapple with local ghosts a gourmet s delight and the folly of Castle Drogo.
Producer JOHN HOLMES. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: John Holmes.

: For Schools

11.00 Contact A Day with a Jewish Family Presented by KATI WHITAKER Stereo (e)
11 15 Publications Review Resources for teachers from BBC Enterprises (e) 11 20 Let's Move!
6: Bonfire Night. Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY. Stereo (R) (e) 11 40 The Music Box 6: See the Bird in Red Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with HARRIET POWELL and DOUGIE MACLEAN. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Rain and Shine by GRAHAM SILCOCK. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey.
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Unknown: Dougie MacLean.
Unknown: Graham Silcock.

: poetry Please!

Presented by Simon Rae Readers STEPHEN THORNE and LIN SAGOVSKY
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS. BBC Bristol Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Simon Rae
Presented By: Readers Stephen Thorne
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters write to.
You and Yours. BBC London W 1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

A musical knowledge quiz Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 5 Andrew Rothwell (civil servant) Ian Warburton
(personnel officer)
Iris Henson (teacher)
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Questions set by IAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Andrew Rothwell
Unknown: Ian Warburton
Unknown: Iris Henson
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Paws, Claws and Whiskers Presented by MYFANWY TALOG and CHRIS STUART Today's story: Olga Da Polga 's New Home by MICHAEL BOND Script by lee pressman Producer ELERI JONES. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Night Lights Presented by JOANNE ZORIAN and BEN THOMAS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope Communications (2) by JOHN TURTON with FRED HARRIS and JULIE RICHMOND. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Stories with Music: Cinderella With NIGEL HAWTHORNE and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA led by MARTIN LOVEDAY conducted by BARRY WORDSWORTH Words by MICHAEL COLE Music by PAUL READE. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Myfanwy Talog
Presented By: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Michael Bond
Script By: Lee Pressman
Producer: Eleri Jones.
Presented By: Joanne Zorian
Presented By: Ben Thomas.
Unknown: John Turton
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond.
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Martin Loveday
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Michael Cole
Music By: Paul Reade.

: Woman's Hour

Symbol of forbidden knowledge and temptation, but also of health and wholesomeness, the apple is the most English of fruits: a source of food, alcohol, perfume and medicine.
Jill Burridge celebrates its unique place in English heritage. Serial: Lovers of Africa (5) Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie Grey

: Murder by Degrees

The old gentlemen at Bromley Old Gentlemen's Retirement Home are restive, what with a poisoner in their midst.
So is Miss Fadworthy, the proprietor-matron, who is trying to make ends meet. Police
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Abineri
Directed By: Brian Miller
Hamilton: Peter Copley
Rice: Hedley Goodall
True: Howard Goorney
Col Buzzard: Ronald Russell
Pinkerton: Nat Brenner
Phillips: John Abineri
Hepplewhite: Scott Peters
Doyle: Phillip Manikum
Staff, and others Miss Fadworthy: Richenda Carey
LUCY: Kathy Meryck
Gibbs: George Parsons
Miss Doyle: Sheila Grant
Insp Parrot: Gordon Reid
Det Sgt Ramsden: Andrew Branch

: Kaleidoscope

Singing the 20th Century Roger Hill examines the ballads of the 80s.


Unknown: Roger Hill

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC London WIA 1AA
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: A Daring Venture

Prince Peter Kropotkin , the legendary anarchist hero of 19th-century radical politics in Tsarist Russia, is transferred from jail to a military hospital in St Petersburg. This move inspires a dedicated band of fellow activists to hatch a desperate and somewhat surreal escape plot.
Directed by DAVE SHEASBY BBC North East


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Prince Peter Kropotkin
Directed By: Dave Sheasby
Kropotkin: Michael Irving
Barsov: Fine-Time Fontayne
Sophie: Elizabeth Mansfield
Weimar: David Fleeshman
Zundelevich: Paul Sirr
Levashev: Nicholas Fry
Misha: Simon Bleackley
Maria: Christine Cox
Zubok-Mokievski: Chris Wilkinson
Stepanovich: Stuart Richman
Grand Duke Nicholas/Driver: Robin Polley
Official/Policeman: Peter Bell
Empress: Anne Rye
Peretz: Norman Mills
Shubalov: Christopher Kent

: Kaleidoscope

The female nude has been one of the constant subjects for painters, and a new book discusses what this reveals about the painters themselves, and the attitude of men to women.
Remould Theatre Company base their plays on exhaustive research - they've covered the fishing industry and nurses. Their new play, which opens in Scunthorpe, is about steelworkers.
Presenter Paul Vaughan


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

No Surrender by ROBERT HARBINSON abridged and read in ten episodes by John Keyes 6:Lough Neagh Summer


Unknown: Robert Harbinson
Unknown: John Keyes

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Our Changing World Issues: For and Against (RV) Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK. Stereo (e) at 12.30 Lignite for Power - Northern Ireland Written and presented by PAUL CLARK and at 12.50 Set Aside Land - East Anglia Written and presented by MICHAEL PICKSTOCK Slide Resource pack available from [address removed]


Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock.
Presented By: Paul Clark

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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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