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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

What Britain is gettinS up to. Two hours of new and views from home and around the world. Presented by John Timpson With HUGH SYKEf including at
6.45*- Prayer for the Day with THE REV MICHAEL SMITH andSISTERPAULA Today's News
7.30 8 .30* News headlines
7.45 Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Michael Smith

: News

: Mid-Week with Benny Green

and other regulars, taking part in a live talk show that each week features a celebrity birthday interview as well as intriguing personal stories and musical interludes. Producer

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. p 102; From glory to
-SJy^nSnTAB^p glory advancing (BBC HB
244); Psalm 119, pt 5;
Matthew 14, vv 23-34 (AV);
Light's abode, celestial
Salem (BBC HB 250)

: Morning Story

The Gimmick by HOWARD ROSS
Read by Michael Elder
What I'm asking you to do is to manipulate the computer so that a number give you comes up - the big one, the £100.000 prize.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Howard Ross
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Man or Plant?

Part 2
Ten* years after the axe and the match moved in to devastate the Amazon rain forests, the Brazilian government has realised that it made a mistake.
The economic salvation of Brazil does not lie in clearing land for cattle, but in using a resource as valuable as oil, and which could with a little care last forever, the trees.
In the second of his reports from Brazil, Anthony Smith asks scientists, conservationists, and government officials:
What Should Be Happening to the Forestsf


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Hippopotamus Who Yawned by ANGELA PICKERING


Unknown: Angela Pickering

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Information, views and advice for the home and family. Today JILL TODD helps you save money with the latest food news and prices in the BBC Shopping Basket.


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Unknown: Jill Todd

: Quote... Unquote

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics In and behind the headlines Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Someone Needs to Stand Up for Us ...: MIRE SHEILS talks to two part-time workers and JENNIFER HURSTFIELD and DAVID JOR DAN from the Low Pay Unit.
Fish on the Cheap: MARIKA HANBURY-TINISON on cooking sea bass and grey mullet.
Reading Your Letters.
From Ear to Ear: SUSAN GOODMAN discovers just how sensitive our ears really are.
Dordogne Diary: ANNETTE MASSIE recounts the events of her new life in south-west France. Dr Nina and the Panther (2)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jennifer Hurstfield
Unknown: David Jor
Unknown: Marika Hanbury-Tinison
Unknown: Susan Goodman
Unknown: Annette Massie

: News

: Preview

The weekend's listening on Radio 4UK

: * Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

Teamwork by ANTHONY VIVIS with JASON: Alex, look, how many sales points have I scored this year? Not
1.000. Not 1,200. 1,500. How have I done it? How have I risen to Floor Two in five years, whereas after eight you're still on Floor Three? Well, I'll tell you: Drive! -
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Anthony Vivis
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Alex: Derek Seaton
Jason: Terrence Hardiman
Chloe: Carole Boyd
Helen: Diane Fletcher
Grossman: John Church
Hatcher: Philip Fox
Elizabeth: Ann Portus

: Story Time

Augustus Carp Esq (9)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Writtenbyalanbower (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berrymam
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Roger Hume
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Nell Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner

: Time for Verse

Thirteen programmes on the theme of childhood to mark the International Year of the Child.
Compiled and introduced by David Davis
2: Lullay, My Liking
Reader Jill Balcon


Compiled and introduced by: David Davis
Reader: Jill Balcon
Producer: Graham Gauld

: Proms 79

direct from the Royal Albert Hall,
Emil Gilels (piano) London Symphony Orchestra led by IRVINE ARDITTI conducted by Colin Davis Part 1
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
(Part 1 of this concert will be shown next Sunday on BBC1)


Unknown: Royal Albert
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Flights of Fancy

A short series in which Robert Dougall presents an anthology in verse and prose of the facts and folklore surrounding some familiar species of British birds.


Unknown: Robert Dougall

: Proms 79

Part 2
Beethoven Symphony No 5, in c minor

: Kaleidoscope

Bird Lives!
Savoy Records recently released a five-record album containing all the music that CHARLIE' BIRD ' PARKER, the great alto-saxophonist, recorded for the label between 1944 and 1948. Ross Russell , Parker's distinguished biographer, reviews the set and explains the importanceofthisbodyof music.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Ross Russell
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: David Perry

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Norris Changes Trains (14) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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.

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