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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead
Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Robin Hicks

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day with MARK WILLIAMSON
6.55, 7.S5 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25', 8.25* Sport
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Brian Perkins
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Miles Kington

again tries to set the record straight with the help of the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
8.57 Weather; travel


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and a lively assortment of guests to entertain you with 55 minutes of conversation.


Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

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: Money Box

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: Morning Story

Hopper and Pink written and read by Barry Fantonl
Producer MITCH RAPER tong wave only


Read By: Barry Fantonl
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; Come down. 0 Love divine (BBC HB 149); Psalm 34; Luke 15, vv 1-10 (NEB); Son of God, eternal Saviour (BBC HB 377)
Prayerbook, New Every Morning, £2.00 from booksellers

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Ross-on-Wye.
Herefordshire and learns the story of the ' Man of Roth and discovers a small industrial estate firm making specially designed timber buildings for Antarctica.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Dannie Abse Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and HUGH BURDEN
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Barbara Jefford
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor JOHN GETGOOD


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: John Getgood

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Five Red Herrings by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by CHRIS MILLER starring
7: Council of War
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Sir Maxwell Jamieson: Garard Green
Sgt Dalziel: John Graham
Insp Macpherson: Don McKillop
Ross: Gordon Kane
Duncan: David Strong
Dr Cameron: Trevor Martin
Procurator Fiscal: John Dunbar

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor will include during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics. Among these today:
Talking Point: a discussion on a topic of current concern.
Women for Westminster: SONIA BEESLEY continues her series about women who have recently been selected as prospective
ParliamentaryCandidates. (2) Christine Crawley -Labour (Llchfield and Tamworth)
The Stepsisters by PAMELA STREET abridged in nine parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by DIANA OLSSON (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Christine Crawley
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Diana Olsson
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre



Unknown: Roger Milker

: A Breath of Fresh Air

The poet
Norman MacCalg shares the pleasure of a favourite country walk on Arthur's Seat, the hill overlooking the centre of Edinburgh.


Unknown: Norman MacCalg

: Story Time

Landscape With Dead Dons (6)

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Poetry at Work

Marjorie Lofthouse presents the third programme in the series about the Six - 0 Radio Festival.
Poet Libby Houston spent a day with a group of pupils from the Heart of England Comprehensive School. We eavesdrop on their workshop and listen to some of the poems they recorded.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Libby Houston
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Monday Play

The Long March by ANNE DEVLIN
Helen Walsh, a student protester in Northern Ireland during the late
60s, attempts to recapture the spirit of those days - a time of Civil Rights marches and fierce
Idealism. The reality of Belfast ten years on Is a mixture of desperation. anger and fear.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Anne Devlin
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Helen Walsh: Maggie Shevlin
Cliff: , Brendan Somers
Rose Walsh: Gertrude Russell
Joe Walsh,: Michael Duffy
Michael Canning: John Hewitt
Cassandra Sloane: Valerie Lilly
Fergus Sloane: Sean Barrett
Frank Molloy: Louis Rolston
Bridie Molloy: Catherine Gibson
Malcolm: Derek Halligan
Fr Oliver: Denys Hawthorne
Mona: Aingeal Grehan
Mrs MCCOY: Doreen Hepburn
Damien: George Shane
JIMMY: Des McAleer
Publican: ,adrian Dunbar

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Beau Geste , P. C. Wren 's classic novel of the French
Foreign Legion adapted for BBC1 as a serial by Alistair Bell ; and an exhibition of ' Fans and the Grand Tour ' at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer ANNE WINDER Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Beau Geste
Unknown: P. C. Wren
Unknown: Alistair Bell
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Anne Winder
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander Macleod Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: ScienceNow

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening In science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary by RUSSELL HOBAN abridged tn ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT (1)
The parallel diaries of a man and a woman tell how each becomes obsessed with the captivity of three sea-turtles, in the zoo, and how they separately resolve and Jointly plot to release the creatures into the sea. A funny and gently Ironic tale of two lonely people whose untypical adventure helps them to come to terms with their own lives.
Producer MARGARET ETALL long wave only


Unknown: Russell Hoban
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Producer: Margaret Etall
William G: Peter Jeffrey
Neaera H: Ann Morrish

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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.

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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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