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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: 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
7.25, 8.25 Sport
7.45 Thoughtfor the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: For Schools

9.05 Don't Miss.... what's coming on School Radio
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Presented by NICK PAGE The Journey (3) Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Radio Play Festival Making a Play Stereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The China Adventure by JOHN TAYLOR
2: The Cave of Whispers With Stereo (R) (e)
10.10 Something to Think About What the Others Say by ANITA HEWETT (R) (e)
10.20 Reading Corner 7: The Tooth-Ball by PHILIPPA PEARCE Storyteller MICHAEL WILLIAMS Stereo (R) (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Storm Island by JOHN TAYLOR
1: Mother Eagle Mountain With (R) (e)


Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Philippa Pearce
Unknown: Storyteller Michael Williams
Unknown: John Taylor
Morningbird, the storyteller: Noreen Leighton
Salinda Smith: Pamela Ferris

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power.
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC, London W1A 4WW, if you have a case which deserves investigation.


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Market Forces

Four programmes in which Jenny Cuffe charts the forward march of the marketing battalion.
3: Packaging the Professions
Dentists selling a sweeter smile, architects signing up image consultants and lawyers soliciting on radio commercials ... contrary to all traditional practice, the professions have now been pushed into the market place.


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Natural History Programme

Do fish sleep and frogs scream?
Fergus Keeling , Jessica Holm and Lionel KeUeway go out and about in the search for answers to your wildlife questions.
Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol , ,


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Lionel Keueway

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk: Living with Stress
Stress counsellor DR SANDRA MILLS talks to GRAHAM TAYAR.
17: Teachers and Students
Stereo (e)

11.05 In the News
Presented by ROY SHEPPARD (e)
LETTERS AND TAPES to: In the News, [address removed]

11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics) 7: The Jolly Postman
A very mixed mailbag from the book by JANET AND ALLAN AHLBERG. Stereo (e)

11.40 Listen! Dangerous Holiday (7)
by ROB GITTINS (R) (e)


Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Unknown: Allan Ahlberg.
Unknown: Rob Gittins

: Visiting Lives

This 'round-robin series of biographers in conversation continues with Michael Holroyd asking
Robert Skidelsky about his work on Oswald Mosley and John Maynard Keynes. Producer ED THOMASON


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Robert Skidelsky
Unknown: Oswald Mosley
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes.

: First Person

New broadcasters with stories to tell and opinions to air.
Theo Barker considers traffic problems and solutions - past, present and future.


Unknown: Theo Barker

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: After Henry


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Sophie Goes Shopping. Stereo (R)
2.05 Looking at Nature Worms and Slugs Primary science projects witn TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)
2 20 GCSE: Real Maths Supports GCSE coursework and stimulates low-achieving pupils.
7: Quiz Show Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Stereo (e)
2.40 Quest
7: Christian Festivals Christmas Compiled by DAVID SELF (e)


Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins.
Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts a female perspective on politics, places and people.
Serial: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (3)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: George Pulbam

Suffolk 1835: George Pulham is arrested on a charge of incendiarism and sent to
Suffolk assizes where he awaits his fate, which is either liberty or death.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: George Pulham
Directed By: Clive Brill
George Pulham: Tim Dantay
Motty: Paul Slack
Orridge: John Rowe
Baldry: Brian Hewlett
Everitt: Andrew Tansey
Gathercole: Robert Whelan
Robert: Paul Vlragh
Judge: Neville Barber
Ma Sams: Ann Rye
Harvey: Nigel Carrington
Night turnkey: Peter Rumney

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde takes a look at the science of graphology, and meets Tony Parker , whose book A Place Called Bird, based on interviews with real people in Kansas, creates a portrait not just of one small town, but of America itself.
0 CEEFAX: book details are on page 266


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Tony Parker

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 The TimeslPM Environment Award
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'clock News

Half an hour of reports from BBC correspondents at home and abroad including Financial Report

: Dial 'M'for Pizza

by JAMES HENDRIE and LAN BROWN. The return of the piping-hot comedy show served with extra relish, added capers, some new jokes and a side salad. Serving up the pizza fun are Robert Bathurst ,
Brenda Blethyn , Mike Grady ,
Jonathan Kydd and Enn Reitel. With special guest appearance by Jonathan Ross.
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo (R)


Unknown: James Hendrie
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mike Grady
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Enn Reitel.
Unknown: Jonathan Ross.
Producer: David Tyler.

: News

: The Archers

BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Kathy Perks: Hedli Nlklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Carrington
D S Barry: David Vann
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Matthew: Crawford Logan
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Dawn Porrit: Rachel Wright

: Soundtrack

A series of ten programmes. 6: Remandedfor Report
Steve Walker spends his time trying to keep people out of jail. This programme eavesdrops on the work of an inner-city probation officer as he juggles a caseload of three-dozen assorted offenders. Reporter Sue Talbot Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester


Unknown: Steve Walker
Reporter: Sue Talbot
Producer: Peter Everett

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents news and reviews about radio. Researcher JANICE SMITH


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Janice Smith
Producer: Keith Jones

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
0 INFORMATION: write to Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 1AA. Phone in on [number removed]Linesopenfrom 10.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Verdi's comic opera Falstaff receives a new production by the English National Opera with Benjamin Luxon in the title role; and the Moscow-Jewish Shalom Theatre Company visits from the Soviet Union.
Presenter Anne Theroux Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo


Unknown: Benjamin Luxon
Presenter: Anne Theroux
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Opposite the Cross Keys (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells.


Presented By: David Sells.

: Open University

Education: The Plebs' League

: News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Urdu Boliye! Spoken Urdu A course of scenes and conversation for beginners. Episodes 16-20 Stereo (R) (e)

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.

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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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