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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr John Biggs ,
President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Biggs

: Today

with Chris Lowe and Peter Hobday in London and John Humphrys in Berlin for the East German elections.
6.45 BMsmMS News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Lionel Blue

: The Week on 4

: Shared Experiences

Food, Glorious Food Matthew Fort compiles a good food guide from the BBC Sound Archives.
Producer Cathy Drysdale


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: News

: Start the Week

with William Shawcross Researcher Jayne Morgan Producer Marina Salandy-Brown.


Unknown: William Shawcross
Unknown: Jayne Morgan
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Blue Poppies by Jane Gardam.
Reader Anna Massey. Producer Dunean MinshuU (R)


Reader: Jane Gardam.
Reader: Anna Massey.

: Daily Service

from St George's Church, Belfast.
The Rev Dr Robert Tosh with Bangor Grammar School Gryphon Consort. It were my soul's desire
(Wood); Psalm 96 (Harty);Mark8, w 31-38: A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter) Director ofMusic lan Hunter
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh

: Down Your Way

(Details yesterday 5.00pm LW)

: For Schools

11.00 Jesus: 9: The Crucifixion (RV) by Arthur Scholey Presenter Rosemary Hartill Stereo (R)
11.20 Let's Move!: 9: A Bto Bad 7'ro« by Kate Harrison Presenter Howard Ward Stereo
11.40 The Music Box: (9) Written and presented by Sandra Kerr. with David Moses. Stereo
11.50 See for Yourself: Creep, Scuttle and Crawl by Martin Weedon. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Arthur Scholey
Presenter: Rosemary Hartim
Unknown: David Moses.
Unknown: Martin Weedon.

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Rosalind Shanks and Garard Green.
Guest FteurAdcock. Producer Susan Roberts BBC Bristot


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Joyce McMiIlan and CotinBeUuIrene Thomas and Eric Horn. In the chair
Gordon Clough and Louis Alien. Researchers Audrey Robins and Bernice Coupe
Producer Paul Z. Jackson BBCManehester.S<ereo


Unknown: Joyce McMiilan
Unknown: Cotinbeuuirene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Horn.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Alien.
Unknown: Audrey Robins
Producer: Paul Z. Jackson

: The World at One

Nick Clarke in Berlin for the East German elections and James Naughtie in London. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

All at Sea with Molly Weir and Philip Hawthorn. Story: Old Winkle and the Seagulls by Elizabeth Rose. Script Fred Harris Producer David fan Nevitle Stereo


Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Philip Hawthorn.
Unknown: Elizabeth Rose.
Script: Fred Harris

: For Schools

2.05 Playtime /n the Garden. Stereo (R) repeated Fr) 11.20am FM.)
2.20 Operation Maths Ca<CM<a<ed Ta/e.s 3: Baby Talk
4: Search for Stiver by Aian Graham. Presenter Marshall Corwin. Stereo
2.40 Whirligig Stories with Music Babar the Elephant based on Jean De Brunhoffs story. With Denis Quiiley and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Music Poulenc. Stereo
2.00pm f.Won<y Woman's Hour Jenni Murray meets actress and comedienne Julie Walters. Serial: Count the Days by Lin Summerfield abridged in 11 parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Reader Brenda Kaye (part 5). Serial producer PatMcLoughIin Editor Clare Seterie 'Grey


Unknown: Aian Graham.
Presenter: Marshall Corwin.
Unknown: Denis Quiiley
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Julie Walters.
Unknown: Lin Summerfield
Reader: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Reader: Brenda Kaye
Editor: Clare Seterie

: Alphabetical Order

by Michael Frayn adapted by Dickon Reed.
With Penelope Wilton, Rosalind Ayres, Martin Jarvis.
Newspaper librarian Lucy is easy-going and chaotic. Her new assistant Leslie has a passion for 'getting things straight' - and not just in the library.
A Radio 4/World Service co-production. Stereo (R)


Author: Michael Frayn
Adapted By: Dickon Reed
Director: David Hitchinson
Lucy: Penelope Wilton
Leslie: Rosalind Ayres
John: Martin Jarvis
Geoffrey: Deryck Guyler
Arnold: Geoffrey Matthews
Nora: Marcia Warren
Wally: Nigel Lambert

: Kaleidoscope

Steven Spielberg talks to Nigel Andrews.


Talks: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Nigel Andrews.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

Stereo (Details Sat 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: The FoodProgramme

with Derek Cooper (Broadens: last Friday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

The Wedding ofjackie by John Hall.
Will she or won't she?
And should she? Jackie Venn is promised to Dickon Radd, the talented musician, but loves a celibate priest. Narrator Chris Harris
Director Alee Reid BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: John Hall.
Unknown: Jackie Venn
Narrator: Chris Harris
Director: Alee Reid
JacA-!p: Tara Dominick
FrVo/f: Geoffrey Coiiins
Sir Robert Atkyn: Steven Sylvester
Etheldreda Venn: Angela Barlow
MoKte: Sue Broomfield
Dtc/mf:: Alan Coveney
Virginia: Ann Morrish
Bishop Banderlegge: Bryanmatheson
Arthur Blossom: Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Blossom: Elizabeth Mansfield
Stephen: Stephen Garlick
Edmund: Duncan Reid
Egbert: Vincent Bhmne
Mrs Radd: Jo Anderson
Ft'rst crony: John Gabriel
Second crony: David Goudge

: Coleridge Walks the Fells

Alan Hankinson introduces Samuel Taylor Coleridge's account of his nine-day circumcursion of the Lake District.
With Nigel Carrington as Coleridge.

BBC Manchester


Presenter: Alan Hankinson
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Coleridge: Nigel Carrington
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Kate Saunders meets a Russian writer who can now take the mickey out of Brezhnev: news of Paris's troubled
Opera Bastille; Always, Spielberg's new film.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stprpo


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: The World Tonight

Presenter David Sells
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Colour of Blood by Brian Moore abridged in ten parts by Robert Forrest.
Reader Patrick Malahide
(part 6)
Producer Patrick Rayner BBC Scotland


Unknown: Brian Moore
Reader: Robert Forrest.
Reader: Patrick Malahide

: The Burkiss Way

Love Big Brother the Burkiss Way with Nigel Rees. Chris Emmett. Jo Kendall and Fred Harris
Script Andrew Marshall and David Renwick. Producer David Hatch. Sferm) (R)


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Chris Emmett.
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Fred Harris
Script: Andrew Marshall
Script: David Renwick.
Producer: David Hatch.

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum Live phone in discussion on access to higher education

: News

: Night School

12.30 Teachers' Programme Spanish. Stereo
12.50 Voces deEspana Programme I Producer Tony Staples. Stereo

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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