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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rosemary Wakelin. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr John Newton.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: News

: Remembering Tomorrow

A Life in Welsh
Die Jones practises a thousand-year-old craft. His poems are carved on tombstones, sung at weddings and laughed over in pubs. He is a bardd gwlad, the local versifier, and his work is celebrated throughout Welsh-speaking Wales. Kate Fenton visits the bard on his farm in Cardiganshire. Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)

: The Natural History Programme

Oil-rig platforms - the unlikely and innovative solution to the nesting problems of the little tern at Gibraltar Point
National Nature Reserve on the Lincolnshire coast. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm report. Producers John Holmes and Paula Grant


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Paula Grant

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Writers Revealed

A six-part series
NEW in which playwrights talk to
Rosemary Hartill about how their ideas and beliefs influence their work. 1: David Hare - 'The minute you're shackled to pretending that problems can be solved by one party or ideology, you're no longer intellectually alive.' Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: David Coomes.

: First Person

The young Scottish writer John McKay is confused by his discovery of the English class system.


Unknown: John McKay

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower.


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.

: Second Thoughts


: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
From ether to ethics, bedpans to blood pressure, Nancy Durham celebrates 75 years of professional nursing.
Serial: The Franchise Affair: final part.
Music: Bush's Music for Orchestra


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nancy Durham

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Francie Nichol

In Tom Hadaway 's raucous, passionate play set in turn-of-the-century Tyneside, the Robinsons are a family famous for their boxing sons. In young Johnny they have a proud new champion. But when he falls for local lass Francie Nichol , he finds in her a woman with strength of mind and independence of spirit to match him and his brawling family.
Director Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Hadaway
Unknown: Francie Nichol
Director: Dave Sheasby.
Francie Nichol: Anne Orwin
Johnny: Joe Caffrey
Da: Alan Hockey
Ma: Val McLane
Father O'Malley: Richard Tate
Lily: Fiona Bruce
George: Rod Arthur
Liz: Viv Warentz

: News

: Bookshelf

Children's Books Grow Up A discussion on the current debate over the DES reading list, which omits fairy tales and children's classics. What are the implications for literature and reading standards in selecting the modern in place of the traditional?
Zinovy Zinik describes the Russian/British links in his novel, The Lord and the Gamekeeper, plus a paperback review.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Zinovy Zinik
Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen considers the international success of the non-stop dancing show Tango Argentina, and the local dialect version of Michel Tremblay 's play The Good Sisters; plus playwright John Godber in the studio.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Michel Tremblay
Unknown: John Godber
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

There's trouble on the estate.

: Radio Lives

Five portraits of radio greats.
1: Only a Little Lamb? For 40 years
Derek McCulloch - Uncle Mac - was the beloved voice of wireless for children: he was Children's Hours first official head, inventor of the immortal
'Goodnight children ... everywhere' and, most enduringly, Toytown's little lamb, Larry. Off-air, though, Derek McCulloch could often also be
Mr Growser and Mr Mayor. Trevor Hill , Children's Hour's last North
Regional Organiser, investigates.
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Mr Growser
Unknown: Mr Mayor.
Unknown: Trevor Hill
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Analysis

The series that takes an in-depth look at current affairs.
With David Walker.
Producer Frank Smith


Unknown: David Walker.
Producer: Frank Smith

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Heartstones by Ruth Rendell. Part 4.


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.

: London Transports

The first in a series of four plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Sandy discovers that taking a flat in Brixton provides a whole new learning experience.
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo


Dramatised By: Kate Binchy
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Sandy: Jane Gurnett
Wilma: Claudette Williams
Mrs Hall: Diana Hoddinott
Veronica: Marcella Riordan
Nelson: Roy Lee
Mrs Ring: Maxine Audley
Derek: Mark Drewry
Michael: Ben Onwukwe

: Return to Aotearoa

A Sentimental Journey As one of the BBC's foreign correspondents, Erik de Mauny travelled the world. One place he never set foot in was the country of his youth - New Zealand. Last summer, after an absence of 45 years, he went back. Producer Harry Schneider


Unknown: Erik de Mauny
Producer: Harry Schneider

: News

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.

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