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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Northern Ireland by John Johnston BBC Northern Ireland

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: David Hltchlnson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Charlotte Green

: Ian Skidmore

meanders through the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of lively conversation between the personalities in the news. Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings. Address: Money Box, Room 4058, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: All Stations to the Cross

1: Just the Ticket
In the first Holy Week talk
Robert Foxcroft sets out on the disciple's journey, which always leads to Calvary, and beyond.


Unknown: Robert Foxcroft

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 71; Now my tongue, the mystery telling (BBC HB 208); Verily, I say unto you (Tallis); Mark 14, w 17-42; Go to dark Gethsemane (BP 22). Stereo

: Down Your Way

visits Dymock, Herefordshire

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers ISABEL DEAN and GEOFFREY COLLINS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Presented By: Readers Isabel
Presented By: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Paul Heiney
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior

A visitor from County Hall brings news that provokes a mixed reaction from Mr Beeston , and some members of his teaching staff.


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Mr Beeston
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Eric Brown: Peter Davison
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster 2: Re-deployment: James Grout
Mr Holliday (Deputy Head): Tom Watson
Mrs Stone (School Secretary): Margaret John
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Davison: Jon Glover

: The World at One: News

Presented by John Harrison Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: John Harrison
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

WILLIE RUSHTON reads King Jolly and the Winsome Witch -five stories by SARAH MORCOM
1: King Jolly Goes Shopping Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Stories By: Sarah Morcom
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall From Adrian Mole to Heartlines....
What are teenagers reading?
Why are there special novels for them now -and are they successful?
FRANCES DONNELLY talks to teachers, writers, publishers
-and to the readers themselves. The Private World of Georgette Heyer (9)


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Introduced By: From Adrian Mole
Talks: Frances Donnelly
Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Muggers by ALLAN PRIOR

: Points of Departure

Christopher Matthew sets out on a collection of travellers' trails. Today, our hero casts an eye over Dover hover-lovers.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: Story Time

A Gun for Sale by GRAHAM GREENE abridged in ten parts and read by Aubrey Woods (1)
Murder didn't mean much to Raven. Assassinating an idealistic War Minister to boost the armaments industry was just a job....
ProducerPAMELA HOW E BBC Bristol


Read By: Aubrey Woods
Producer: Pamela How

: PM

Presented by Richard Bath and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Richard Bath
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Nineteen Ninety-Four

2: Freedom is Choice

: News

: The Archers

: Six Women

The last of six views on different aspects of being a woman emerge in conversation with Anne Brown
Toyah Willcox : Doing It Her Way She was picked on at school for having a speech defect and a limp. She never grew taller than four-foot-eleven, and she has one O-level to her name. With nothing to lose, what could she do but aim for total perfection? Toyah Willcox has made hit records, acted with Olivier, and has emerged from the ashes of punk as one of the figureheads of youth culture. Producer uz JENSEN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Anne Brown
Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Toyah Willcox

: Science Now

What makes many of us scared of spiders? How do we distinguish Beethoven's 9th from Mozart's 40th? Why is it hard to have a conversation with a computer?
Peter Evans discovers how the combined efforts of psychologists, at the Applied Psychology Unit. Cambridge, and human guinea pigs are helping phobics, attempted suicides, and airline pilots. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Frosted Glass by JANE BEESON
As an indirect result of his unhappy marriage, Sam has increasingly turned to his teenage daughter, Helen, for the love and affection he no longer gets from his unfaithful wife. When these feelings spill over into something more physically disturbing, Helen becomes frightened of being left alone with him. But who can she turn to for help?
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON . Stereo


Unknown: Jane Beeson
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Sam: With John Rowe
Dora: Zena Walker
Helen: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Interviewer/Tom Lore: David Sinclair
Mavis: Mia Soteriou
Jakim: Guy Holden

: Behind the Scenes

with the international tenor Robert Tear who talks with Mari Griffith about his day-to-day working life. Producer ALUN JOHN
(First broadcast on BBC Wales) Stereo


Tenor: Robert Tear
Unknown: Mari Griffith
Producer: Alun John

: Kaleidoscope

The arts are alive and kicking in Britain. I know because I've taken most of the kicking.
Lord Gowrie's remark in a recent House of Lords debate on the arts was a rueful acknowledgement of the turbulence over funding in the arts in the last few months.
Michael Oliver interviews the Minister for the Arts and the Chairman of the Arts Council, Sir William Rees-Mogg , about their reactions to widespread criticism from the subsidised arts.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Sir William Rees-Mogg
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Toyshop by ANGELA CARTER abridged in 12 episodes by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Lynn Farleigh (1) Melanie moves from rural innocence to seedy South
London, where Uncle Philip holds sway over everyone in his Magic Toyshop.


Unknown: Angela Carter
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Lynn Farleigh
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Study on 4

Patients' Guide to the NHS A series of eight programmes in which jENNi MILLS investigates how to make the best use of the National Health Service. 1: Health Screening Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Open University

11.30 Shakespeare and The Globe
11.50 Hume's Science of Man

: * am News

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.

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.

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