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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Cormac Rigby


Speaker: Fr Cormac Rigby

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power
Three new punters set out to unearth the truth.
There's intrigue and frustration but never a dull moment when
Punters joins forces with reporters Susan Marling and Eric Robson. Editor MARY PRICE
If you would like to take part in Punters write (with address and telephone number) to: Punters, RRCBristolBS82LR,or BBC,BristolBS82LR,or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Reporters: Susan Marling
Reporters: Eric Robson.

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Papa Panov 's Special Day (1) A Christmas story told by JOHNNY MORRIS , presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9 30 Living Language Just-So Stories by RUDYARD KIPLING adapted by SANDY BROWNJOHN and GARETH GWYN-JONES The Elephant's Child. Stereo (e) 9 50 First Steps in Drama Star Street Starship 2: The Old Barn bV CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL Narrated by VAL MCLANE Stereo (R) (e)
10 10 Something to Think About. Grandfatherand His Dog by LESLIE NORRIS (R) (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by C S LEWIS , The Magician 's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY (9), Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Papa Panov
Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Nick Page
Adapted By: Sandy Brownjohn
Adapted By: Gareth Gwyn-Jones
Unknown: Leslie Norris
Unknown: Brian Sibley

: The cartoonists

In a series of five programmes, Frank Whitford meets the personalities behind some well-known signatures and discovers how seriously they take the art of humour. 1 Bill Tidy
Producer JUDITH BUMPUS 0 HEAR THIS! page 31


Unknown: Frank Whitford

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling climbs the Ecuadorean Andes to see brightly coloured hummingbirds and the last remaining Pasachoan palm. Producer MILES BARTON
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: Miles Barton

: An Act of Worship

introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk What's New in the World of Education? (9) (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e)
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics) 9: Family Poems by GEOFFREY SUMMERFIELD Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 9: He's a Killer. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Mr Jupiter

: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks with the Welsh poet Gillian Clarke about her life and work. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
0 HEAR THIS! page 31


Unknown: Gillian Clarke

: First Person

A series of 13 talks from first-time broadcasters. 9: Hugh John
Peaked hat securely in place,
Hugh John makes a special plea for an endangered species - the BBC commissionaire.


Unknown: Hugh John

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite
For information about this week's 's programme, write for Factsheet No 47: You and Yours, BBC London WIA IAA


Presented By: John Waite

: Second Thoughts


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Dumplings in the Rain (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature - Goes Science: Snow TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS explore the problems created by snow. Stereo (e)
2.20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer by ROBERT LEESON (9) With REECE DINSDALE as Arnold and Dornal. Stereo (e)
2.40 Science for All Up, Up and Away by TONY JAMES Join STEVE BLACKNELL up in the clouds. Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Slambash Wangs
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Reece Dinsdale
Unknown: Tony James
Unknown: Join Steve Blacknell

: Woman's Hour

Gaye Maxwell , headmistress of the school at Guy's Hospital in London, describes how she deals with human biology, discipline and the national curriculum.
Serial: The Gipsy's Baby by ROSAMOND LEHMANN abridged in four episodes by ANN REES-JONES
Read by Emily Richard (1)
When Rebecca Ellison was a privileged upper middle-class child in the early part of this century, there lived in the back lane behind the Ellison home a very different sort of family - the Wyatts.
(Music: Vaughan Williams's
Six Studies in English Folk Song) Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Gaye Maxwell
Read By: Emily Richard
Unknown: Rebecca Ellison
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Today We'll Finish Keats

by COUN DOUGLAS with Paul Young as Mr Bell
In Room 5 Mr R. T. 'Tinker' Bell teaches, in his idiosyncratic way, the great poets; meanwhile, in the outside world, the Suez Crisis looms.
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Young
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Maclean: Leonard O'Malley
Morton: Kenneth Glenaan
Trotter: Simon Donald
Boss MacBean: John Buick
Carol: Hilary MacLean
Hislop: Martin McCardie
MacNaughton: David MacKay

: News

: Bookshelf

A disabled and disturbed parent is the central character in Helen Flint 's novel Return Journey; child abuse is the subject of David Cook 's Crying Out Loud. Nigel Forde talks to them about their choices of subject, and also examines the world as portrayed in fiction by ex-ambassador
Richard Parsons.


Unknown: Helen Flint
Unknown: David Cook
Talks: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Richard Parsons.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of yesterday programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

5.00,5.30 News Summary
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 PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Brian Gear
Producer LAURIE MASON. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason.

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor with news about radio and its programmes. Researcher ANDREA GRAHAME Producer KEITH JONES
(Broadcaston Sunday at 3.30pm)


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Andrea Grahame
Producer: Keith Jones

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: The Mbira Man

Ephat Mujuru , one of Zimbabwe's leading musicians, talks to Anne Catchpole , to the accompaniment of the mbira - or 'thumb piano' - whose music can be heard all over Africa. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Ephat Mujuru
Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

The story of Christina Bielenberg , the Englishwoman who married a German aristocrat on the eve of the Second World War, is now being shown on BBC2 in a dramatised version by Dennis Potter.
Christopher Bigsby discusses the Potter treatment, and looks back at the London Film Festival.


Unknown: Christina Bielenberg
Unknown: Dennis Potter.
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: A Book at Bedtime

A Far Cry from Kensington 9: The Investigation

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Sounds Inventive (2) Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30. 2: Improvising and at 12.50.3: 3: Arranging

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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.

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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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