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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by Charlie Guest of BBC Radio Cumbria
A regional view of farming in the week ahead


Unknown: Charlie Guest

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with ROGER PARRY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Clive Roslin
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week or 4

A look ahead with David Symonds


Unknown: David Symonds

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.


Producer: Angela Hind

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of lively conversation between some of the personalities in this week's news.
Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: A Small Country Living

Stock and how to keep it, tales and their tellers, things to grow and crops to keep all catch Jeanine McMullen 's eye as she tours the countryside in search of real rural Britain and its people.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol
An information sheet for the series will be available, free. from October. Send an A5-sized SAE to: [address removed]


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

Read by Errol MacKinnon An episode from Not Dying, telling the story of a boy on his first date a walk in the park - and a most unexpected meeting. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Wiluan Saroyan
Read By: Errol MacKinnon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 110; Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 328); Psalm 36;
I Corinthians 13, w 1-10, 13; God is love (BBC HB 7) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Stevenage in Hertfordshire. It was Britain's first post-war new town, but this year celebrates the 850th anniversary of St Nicholas's Parish Church. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Mole Readers JILL BALCON and MARTIN jar vis
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC BristoL Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Mole
Presented By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Pattie ColdweU presents the only national radio programme for consumers. Editor KEN VASS


Editor: Ken Vass

: The Travelling Show

The quiz that takes you into the unpredictable reaches of how to get there - and back.
In the pilot's seat
Christopher Matthew
With feet firmly on the ground Patricia Hodge , David Taylor and Basil Boothroyd
Departures from the script announced by Peter Donaldson Travel details
Tour organiser JENNIE CAMPBELL
0 HEAR THIS! page 17


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Jennie Campbell

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Adelaide's Naughty Granny 1: Auntie Vinegar's Birthday by HILARY SHARPE Read by MOLLY WEIR


Unknown: Hilary Sharpe
Read By: Molly Weir

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow
Whatever happened to Hormone Replacement Therapy?
JILL BURRIDGE reports on the continuing research and development of this treatment for the menopause, and the group therapy which is also gaining ground. Joanna Godden by SHEILA KA YE SMITH abridged in 15 parts by ANNREES-JONES
Read by Jennie Goossens (1)
When Joanna Godden 's father dies in 1897, everyone expects her to marry someone to run the Sussex farm she inherits. But
Joanna decides to run it herself - and then the dramas begin! (Music: Stirling's Variations on a Tyrolean theme)


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Joanna Godden
Unknown: Sheila Ka Ye Smith
Read By: Jennie Goossens
Unknown: Joanna Godden
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

A Study in Hatred by RICHARD HUGGETT


Unknown: Richard Huggett

: Music Shop

Fritz Spiegl 's illustrated, anecdotal and random ramble through the minefield of musicians'jargon and shop-talk.
1: Prelude to Preluding Producer GILLIAN HUSH
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo Written and read by MICHAEL NICHOLSON (6)


Read By: Michael Nicholson

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenter: Valerie Singleton
Presenter: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: I'm Sorry, the Series Is Over

So are Willie Rushton Tim Brooke-Taylor
Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer Humphrey Lyttelton MATTHEW SCOTT and Producer PAUL MA YHEW ARCHER But nobody else is


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Matthew Scott

: News

: The Archers

: Strictly Instrumental

Alan Civil talks to
Margaret Howard about his musical life and influences and plays some favourite records. Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: Science Now

The wheat in biscuits, potatoes in chips and barley in beer are all likely to have begun life in fields alongside the Mil. In recent years the Agricultural and Food Research Council's Plant Breeding Institute near Cambridge has been very successful in developing new and popular varieties of the country's staple foods.
Colin Tudge explores what scientists and breeders are doing today to bring further improvements to crops. Producer DEBORAH COHEN (Postponed from 24 June)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Touched by STEPHEN LOWE Winner of the 1977 George Devine Award
8 May 1945, Nottingham: three sisters gather to hear Churchill pronounce the end of the war in Europe. In the hundred days that follow, before VJ Day, they come to face the haunting reality of the future.
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo
(Sian Thomas and Sara Mair-Thomas are members of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Unknown: Stephen Lowe
Unknown: George Devine
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Unknown: Sian Thomas
Unknown: Sara Mair-Thomas
Sandra: Sian Thomas
Joan: Joanne Pearce
Betty: Sara Mair-Thomas
Mary: Anne Jameson
Johnny: Michael Packer
Pauline: Amy Pemble
Bridie: Annie Hayes
Keith: Robin Summers
Harry: Brian Smith
Mother: Mary Wimbush

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs by ALISON LURIE


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Helen Horton

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral
11.50 Expression in Classical Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Software Review Primary by JULIAN COLEMAN Presented by TED WRAGG


Unknown: Julian Coleman
Presented By: Ted Wragg

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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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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