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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Dr John Newton

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Letters
WRITE TO: Today Letters,
BBC. London W1A1AA


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits Warwickshire, where the villagers of Luddington put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki, Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward. Chairman Clay Jones

BBC Manchester
CEEFAX: plant list and topical tips from Gardeners' Question Time are displayed on page 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Into the Third World:
Morning Story Through the Looking Glass. City Column by OLIVER BAYLDON.
He wasn't over-sensitive No way. Yuppies can't afford to be.
No. He was definitely in control. Conscience strapped down.
Likewise heart. No place there for starving children. Right.' Read by Alfred Molina Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Oliver Bayldon.
Read By: Alfred Molina
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM. p 114; Bright the vision
(BBC hb 269); Lead me, Lord
(Wesley); Galatians 1, w 11-24;
0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter ANDREW SHORE (13) Stereo (R) (e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop 3: The Plague Village Siege by ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
3: What Can you Do? Doofy Goes to the Seaside by ANITA HEWETT Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Bathtime byMARYHAYDON Stereo (e)


Unknown: Alan Lambert

: The Wednesday Feature

The Countryside in Winter Mollie Harris presents a seasonal selection of items about the countryside.
January is osier-cutting time on the Somerset levels, for the process of making the willow into baskets is about to begin.
Also, there is a trip on a postbus in the Lake District which passes through beautiful countryside, providing transport and a postal service for local people, and an investigation into how birdlife is encouraged on an artificial lake.


Unknown: Mollie Harris
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: School Reports

Alex Ferguson continues his battle with the governors of the (almost) imaginary Bilton School.
4: Summer Term
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Producer: Gillian Hush

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
INFORMATION: write for
Factsheet No
You and Yours, BBC London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz
Two teams, captained by Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp, compete in a light-hearted test of political knowledge.
Patrick Hannan is in the Chair. Written and compiled by BOB SINFIELD
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Ribbit in Winter by DAVID TAFT. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Presented by jo WHILEY. Stereo (e)
0 PHONE: [number removed] (free), linesopenfrom 2.15-3.15pm


Unknown: David Taft.
Presented By: Jo Whiley.

: Woman's Hour

Are you a giggler or a chuckler? Do you heave, titter, gasp or guffaw? Jean Snedegar investigates why we laugh, when we laugh, what makes us do it, and whether it does us any good.
Serial: Breathing Lessons (8) Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: A Different Way Home

Leslie Latchmoor lives alone, except for the memories of his sad, hilarious life. He asks you to share for a while his life, and his loves.
Leslie Latchmoor
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Leslie Latchmoor
Unknown: Leslie Latchmoor
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Directed By: Gerry Jones.

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth talks with Carol Ann Duffy. Reader UN SAGOVSKY.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Will an alliance of opposition parties force a new constitutional deal for Scotland?
Reporter Felicity Goodey Producer STEPHEN SACKUR Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Reporter: Felicity Goodey
Producer: Stephen Sackur
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Singing of the Choir
Cathedral and college choirs, the heart of the ecclesiastical choral tradition, are treasured contributors to Britain's cultural heritage.
Paul Vaughan finds out how they see their role in a changing society and a changing musical climate. Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy.

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Fear on 4

A series of 13 plays.
2: The Dead Drummer by DAVID BUCK


Unknown: David Buck

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am LW)

: A Green and Pleasant Land

In the third of four programmes exploring the relationship between English landscape and literature,
Christopher Nicholson looks at the new industrial cities ofthel9th century - where the rivers were black as jet, and the sound of birdsong was replaced by the whirring cacophony of the cotton mills. Producer NICOLA BARRANGER (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Christopher Nicholson
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: Medicine Now

: A Taste of....

The tongue of Babylon and Nasser: of the Koran and Marrakesh. Ray Gosling reports from Beaconsfield,
Buckinghamshire, where the British Army has a unit to train 'our boys' for the souks of Muscat in Oman.
Additional material provided by Damascus-born K. Shamaa , editor-in-chief of Ad Dhastoor magazine.
Producer JENNY LO


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Provided By: Damascus-Born K. Shamaa
Producer: Jenny Lo

: Age to Age

: Kaleidoscope

Margaret Atwood 's new novel Cat Eye is published this week; Shakespeare's Lear becomes an opera; and Cardiff becomes host to a clowns' workshop.
Presenter Anne Theroux
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Cat Eye
Presenter: Anne Theroux
Producer: Simon Broughton.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did
8: 1 Find My Mother

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Technology and Design Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30
1: Sources of Motive Power at 12.40
2: Motors (CSA) at 12.50
3: Choosing Materials and Components and at 1.00
4: Fastenings and Fixings

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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