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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with JOHN MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Today

Presented by John Humpnrys 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


Presented By: John Humpnrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: gardeners' Question Time

This week Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Sue PhiUips to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBCManchester
(Broodcast on Sunday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phiuips
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Away from It All by OLIVER BAYLDON
Read by Joseph MarceU Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Oliver Bayldon
Read By: Joseph Marceu
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily service

(BBC HB 292); Psalm 119, vv 65-72; Mark 5, vv24b-34; I heard the voice of Jesus say (BBC HB 143) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together (15) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Escape from Sector 7
2: Among Strangers by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Talk to Me
5: Bees Don't Sneeze Doofy Plays Games by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer Wibbles and Wobbles by MARY HAYDON. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Unknown: Mary Haydon.

: Land of the God Kim

The last of two programmes. The Fall of Shangri-La
The Chinese Communist invasion of Tibet in 1950 was eclipsed by the brutality and iconoclasm of the Red Guards in the 1960s. Recent temple restorations and talks about talks between Beijing and the Dalai Lama constitute tentative steps towards restoring a ruined culture. But who can predict the outcome?
Contributors include Tashi Wangdi , Tsering Shakya ,
Phuntsoj Wiangal and voices from the BBC Sound Archives. Written and presented byJohnKeay.


Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: Tashi Wangdi
Unknown: Tsering Shakya
Unknown: Phuntsoj Wiangal
Producer: David Perry

: School Reports

The last of six programmes. Action in August
An extraordinary meeting of the governors means no peace for the head of Bilton School. Written and read by Alex Ferguson.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Alex Ferguson.

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower


Presented By: Debbie Thrower

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz
With team captains
Austin Mitchell, mp, and Julian Critchley , mp.
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 Comer Today's story: Crusts. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM Presented by JO WHILEY. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Jo Whiley.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love and anything women worry about and laugh about together. Serial: The Honey Ant (5)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Funny How the Magic Starts

Monica, 16 and studying
English A-level, is bewildered to meet Seymour BroUy.
He's the new boy at school who campaigns on behalf of the blue whale and talks about imaginary dinosaur pits: pretty weird! But Seymour might be more than an oddball, and Monica's heart might just be softening....
Other parts played by members of the cast.
Directed by EOIN O'CALLAGHAN BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Seymour Brouy.
Seymour: Robert Patterson
Monica: Aine McCartney
Mother: Trudy Kelly
Father: Patrick Brannigan
Debbie: Slān Maguire
Septic: Fabian Cartwright
Raymond: Mark Patrick
Thornleigh: Niall Cusack

: Time for Verse

At the end of this month
Sir Stephen Spender will be 80. To celebrate the occasion,
George MacBeth talks, in five programmes, to Sir Stephen about his life and poetry. Reader JOHN MOFFATT
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: John Moffatt
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: File on 4

Reporter Colin Philpott Producer VICKY WHITFIELD Editor GERRY NORTHAM BBC Manchester


Reporter: Colin Philpott
Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope

The Matinee
Opera singers are always concerned about their voices, but now they find they often have to sing higher and louder. Natalie Wheen investigates. Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Goudie.

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
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

including Financial Report

: Fear on 4

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

: Fallen Arches

The aristocracy of the late
19th century contained many strange and colourful characters. None stranger nor more colourful than Lord and Lady Cliffhanger, who return with a new tale of cruelty, deceit and rat pie!
1: Cliffhanger Rides Again
Special guests:
Producer MARK ROBSON. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Sheridan.
Producer: Mark Robson.
Lady Cliffhanger: Annette Crosbie
Lord Cliffhanger: Robert Lang
Darling: James Cossins
Dr Woodcock: Geoffrey Whitehead
Silas Dirt: Chris Emmett
Seebohm Longshaft: Don Henderson
Whispering Wilson: Jon Glover
Hawthorne: Robert Llewellyn
Sir Jasper Bloodaxe: Robin Bailey
Widow Dirt: Hilda Braid

: Medicine Now

: A Taste of....

What sort of Russian does
Mikhail Gorbachev speak? And does it matter what is 'good' Russian? Did the Communist Revolution make any major changes to the language? In the last of the series,
Ray Gosling finds out more from Dr Simon Franklin (Clare College, Cambridge), T. Alexander (St Petersburgh and Knightsbridge), Dimitri Bosky (Moscow State School, Berkeley and Harvard).
Producer JENNY LO


Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Dr Simon Franklin
Unknown: T. Alexander
Unknown: Dimitri Bosky
Producer: Jenny Lo

: Age to Age

: Kaleidoscope

The Evening Show
Were the English the last Romantics? The Barbican
Gallery puts their paintings on display, and Natalie Wheen visits the exhibition. She also takes a look at the American hit comedy film Naked Gun. Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Goudie.

: A Book at Bedtime

Odd Man Out (8)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Tutor Group Starters by DAVID SELF Presented by STEVE BLACKNELL Stereo (R)(e) at 12.30
9: Facing New Situations at 12.40 10: Using Time at 12.50 11: Leaving School and at 1.00 12: Facing Criticism


Presented By: Steve Blacknell

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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