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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rev Peter Mullen BBC North. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Mullen

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: The Week on 4

: Archive Atlas

Bob Copper revisits his native Sussex, recalling the people and places he came across as one of the first BBC folk song collectors in the 1950s. Producer Julian Rose BBC Elstree. Stereo


Unknown: Bob Copper
Producer: Julian Rose

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg
Researcher Jayne Morgan Producer
Marina Salandy-Brown . Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jayne Morgan
Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

(Details as Saturday 12 noon)

: Morning Story

Woodstocks and Shares by Sean O'Connell.
Reader Sion Probert. Producer Caroline Sarll BBC Wales


Reader: Sean O'Connell.
Reader: Sion Probert.
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: Daily Service

led by The Rev Norman Winter who joins students preparing for the Roman Catholic priesthood at Ushaw
College, Durham.
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle; John 11, w 45-57 (JB); Centre of my life (Psalm 16); Your will be done.
Musical Director
Julian Wiener
Organist William Wilson BBC North


Unknown: Rev Norman Winter
Organist: Julian Wiener
Organist: William Wilson

: Down Your Way

(Details yesterday 5.00pm LW)

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Andrew Sachs and Bonnie Hurren.
Sir Stephen Spender. Producer Susan Roberts BBC Bristol. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Bonnie Hurren.
Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

In the final challenge, Maurice Hayes and Paddy Fitzpatrick from Ireland v the resident team, Irene Thomas and Eric Kom.
With Gordon Clough and Louis Allen in the chair.
Researchers Audrey Robins and Bernice Coupe
Producer Paul Z Jackson BBC North. Stereo


Unknown: Maurice Hayes
Unknown: Paddy Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Audrey Robins

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Mrs Wobble the Waitress by Allan Ahlberg. Reader Tony Aitken. Producer Mary Haydon Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mrs Wobble
Reader: Allan Ahlberg.
Reader: Tony Aitken.
Producer: Mary Haydon

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Coming First by Paul Bryers , abridged and produced in 12 episodes by Pat McLoughlin. Reader Philip Fox (part 3).
Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Paul Bryers
Reader: Pat McLoughlin.
Reader: Philip Fox
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: A Pocketful of Dreams

A play by Stuart Kerr. Stereo (Details Sat 7.45pm)


Play By: Stuart Kerr.

: Flummoxed Four Times

In the second of two programmes, Leonard Barras reads two of his stories of Wallsend life: Several Extra Marital Relations and What
Charm Can Soothe. Producer Gillian Hush BBC North (R)


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: Kaleidoscope

Giselle Dancing
Act Two: Giselle is dead, betrayed by Albrecht. Myrthe, Queen of the Wilis, climbs up on point at the beginning of the act to claim Giselle as one of her band of avenging spirits.
Hilarion and Albrecht are their victims, condemned to dance to death.

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton , who talks to the first of the five shortlisted entries for The Times/PM
Environment Award. Editor Kevin Marsh
0 EARTHWATCH: page 83


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

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

Stereo (Details Sot 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

( Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Time of Their Lives
An occasional series of biographical plays. Testimonies by Helena Osborne. With Julia Ford Steve Hodson.
Anne Lee from
Manchester was to become the leader of the 'Shaking Quakers' or Shakers. Her message was salvation through total celibacy, but where did this leave her husband Abraham?
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Helena Osborne.
Unknown: Julia Ford
Unknown: Steve Hodson.
Unknown: Anne Lee
Director: Janet Whitaker
Anne: Julia Ford
Abraham: Steve Hodson
Richard Hocknell: Manning Redwood
James Whitaker: Paul Downing
Jane Wardley: Kathleen Helme
Jailer: Ronnie Herdman
John Lee: Stephen Thome
Bessie: Marlene Sidaway
James: John Moffatt
Joseph: Ken Cumberlidge
John Toumley: Donald Gee
Mercy Whitaker: Jo Kendall
Mary Partington: Marcia King
Jack Partington: Christopher Scott
Midwife: Susan Sheridan
William: David Alker
George: Darren Harris

: Archive Adventure

Christina Dodwell embarks on a single-handed journey through expeditions of the past in search of the truth about high adventure.
I: But Why Did You Go? Producer Simon Elmes (R)


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Moore writes about personal crisis in his new novel; singer Robert Tear describes the twists and turns of his own life; and Paul Vaughan meets film-makers who believe in their message.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Brian Moore
Singer: Robert Tear
Singer: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Goudie

: The World Tonight

Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

A Border Station written, abridged and read in six parts by Shane Connaughton. 6: OJUS - the Word
That Can Mean Everything
Producer Pam Brighton BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Shane Connaughton.

: Son of Cliche

The Weird Dimension
Something weird on your radio? Well, brush it off and tune in to tonight's show.
1984 Sony Award winner: Best Light Entertainment Programme. Starring
Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton. Script Rob Grant and Doug Naylor
Music Peter Brewis
Producer Alan Nixon Stereo (R;


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton.
Script: Rob Grant
Script: Doug Naylor
Music: Peter Brewis
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU
11.50 The Transformation of Household Activities

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.

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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