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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8-30 News
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: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve gardening problems sent in by listeners.
Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBCManchester


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

: Morning Story

England by JANE COLES Read by Julie Berry Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Julie Berry
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 42; Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316); Psalm 16;
Mark 10, w 17-27; Take up thy cross (BBC HB 369) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together (18) Presenter ANDREW SHORE Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Five Omens of Hang Do by ALAN RUSSELL
1: The Mystery Guest. Stereo (e)
11.40 Talk to Me. Tell Me a Story Doofy and the Big Bad Wolf by ANITA HEWETT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer What's in There? Compiled and written by CYNTHIA MITCHELL. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Alan Russell
Unknown: Anita Hewett.
Written By: Cynthia Mitchell.

: The Wednesday Feature

The Path of Virtue
While France prepared for revolution, England invented the Sunday school.
Trevor Bames revisits the Bury Sunday school he himself attended, founded in 1836 when 1,000 teachers and scholars walked out over the issue of Sunday writing; joins
Manchester's Whit walks, where they've been walking since 1800; joins children in Macclesfield's Sunday school for a Victorian lesson; and, as the Church of England debates the place of children in the Church, asks whether the Sunday school has a future. Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Trevor Bames

: Could Do Better

Robert Booth has a quiet word with Dame Edna Everage about her school reports. Additional research by BARRY HUMPHRIES


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage
Unknown: Barry Humphries
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard 0 WRITE TO: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Out of Order

The Political Quiz
The last programme of the series. 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 Comer Today's story: Morgan the Milkman 's Monsters. Stereo (R)
2.05 WPFM The live magazine for young people. Presented by jo WHILEY. Stereo (e)
0 PHONE: [number removed] (free), lines open from 2.15-3.l5pm


Presented By: Jo Whiley.

: Woman's Hour

Would you rather create life - or art? Women who have managed both, including novelist A. S. Byatt and poet and playwright Jackie Kaye , tell Tess Woodcraft how they reconcile the demands of work and motherhood. Serial: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (7)
Presenter Jenny Cuffe


Unknown: A. S. Byatt
Unknown: Jackie Kaye
Unknown: Tess Woodcraft
Presenter: Jenny Cuffe

: Ollie's Odyssey

Certainly there's a contract out on Ollie's life, but he's got lots of friends. The point is, though, when you've got friends like this, do you really stand a chance?
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Writer: Paul M. Levitt.
Director: Gerry Jones
Ollie: Bob Sherman
Eddie: Richard Tate
Dawn: Joan Walker
Gravaman: Nigel Anthony
Jerry: John Hollis
Tangenital: Paul Maxwell
Kadaver: Don Fellows
Fanny/Secretary: Joanna MacKie

: Time for Verso

In which George MacBeth talks with Sir Stephen Spender. Reader JOHN MOFFATT
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


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

: News

: File on 4

Are Labour's activists ready for a radical shift in policy? David Levy reports from
Brian Gould 's constituency, Dagenham, Essex.
BBC Manchester


Reporter: David Levy
Producer: Vicky Whitfield
Editor: Gerry Northam

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Peter Pan - the Ballet
Book, play, film, musical - Peter Pan has proved endlessly adaptable. Now James Barrie's story becomes a full-length ballet. Mark Steyn visits Scottish Ballet's new production, and considers the different audiences dance aims to attract.


Presenter: Mark Steyn
Producer: Caroline Young

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PMLetters; 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


: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: Fallen Arches

The last of four episodes written by Stephen Sheridan.
The latter half of the 19th-century produced many hard-hearted, corrupt businessmen, their twisted minds interested in nothing but profit. Still, the free market must prevail, according to financier Seebohm Longshaft and Dr Alan Woodcock, MP.
The Hound of the Cliffhangers
Special guests:
Producer MARK ROBSON. Stereo


Written By: Stephen Sheridan.
Unknown: Seebohm Longshaft
Unknown: Dr Alan Woodcock
Producer: Mark Robson.
Lady Cliffhanger: Annette Crosbie
Lord Cliffhanger: Robert Lang
Darling: James Cossins
Dr Woodcock: Geoffrey Whitehead
Silas Dirt ,: Chris Emmett
Mr Kane: Jon Glover
Esau: Robert Llewellyn
Miss Hatchett: Marcia King
Lord Halland: Phil Nice
Seebohm Longshaft: Don Henderson
Earl: Maurice Denham

: Medicine Now

: English, Where Next?

More than 300 million people now have English as their mother tongue, and for a further 300 million it is a vital second language. What has happened to the English language as it has spread itself around the world? And are the national varieties converging or drifting apart? David Crystal investigates, with reports from Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, India, Ireland and North America, and looks into the future with Sir Randolph Quirk and Tom MacArthur. Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: David Crystal
Unknown: Sir Randolph Quirk
Unknown: Tom MacArthur.
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Kaleidoscope

Tipped for the Oscars,
Dustin Hoffman has won rave reviews in America for his performance in Rain Man; and a new anthology looks at the way
American women are writing about love.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo
(Revised repeat tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Goudie.

: A Book at Bedtime

Opposite the Cross Keys (8)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Baudelaire
11.50 The Hydrogen Bomb Controversy

: 'am LW News

FM joins at 12.10

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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.

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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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