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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a leader of the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JUULAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Juulan Holland

: The Week on 4

with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Ian Skidmore

meanders down some meaningful culs-de-sac in the BBC Sound Archives. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week. Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Money Box keeps a watching brief on your money Problems, including pensions, tax. social security and investment in general.
Details from: Money Box, Room 4099 BBC, Broadcasting House London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Abdication:
A Modem Fairy Story by JANET GOLDFINCH
Read by Mary Wimbush
The Queen had found suitable princes for all ten of her daughters. Now, if her only son took over from his Dad and dealt with kingly pursuits like rescuing damsels, she might have time for herself. What should she do?


Read By: Mary Wimbush
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 9; (BBC hb 408); Psalm 27, part 1; Genesis 37, w 2b-ll; I to the hills will lift mine eyes (BBC HB 459). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers 4: Crossed Circuits With IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN SPEIRS (R)
11.20 Let's Move! 4: Mr Snowman Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo
11.40 Johnny Ball 's Maths Games
4: 0, you are a 1! Written and presented by JOHNNY BALL Stereo (R)
11.50 Poetry Comer 4: Second Helping


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Written By: Kate Harrison
Unknown: Johnny Ball
Presented By: Johnny Ball

: Down Yovr Way

Brian Johnston 's visit to Chippenham in Wiltshire coincided with the annuat Fatstock Market.
Making brakes and signalling equipment is the town's main industry, and at RAF
Hullavington they specialise in parachute packing.


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Charles Tomlinson
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Presented By: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Ken Vass

: Oh, Yes It Is!

A History of Pantomime in seven parts
Narrated by Richard Briers 1: The Life and Death of Harlequin in which pantomime's roots are traced to the Continent, and its birthplace to a square in Georgian London. Performers: Robert Daws
Brenda Longman Charles West and Pit Band and Singers under the musical direction of COLIN SELL
Written and compiled by GERALD FROW
Series conceived by JOHN DYAS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm) (Book, same title, £12.95 from BBC Publications and booksellers)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Robert Daws
Unknown: Brenda Longman
Unknown: Charles West
Unknown: John Dyas
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Grimaldi: David Wood

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Something Old, Something New Songs and rhymes with SANDRA KERR and TONY AITKEN Today: Rise and Shine Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Birmingham
2.5 Playtime At the Circus Presenters tim MUNRO and LOLA YOUNG (R) (Re-broadcast on Thurs at 10.10am)
2.20 Introducing Science Sciencescope
4: Rolling Around
2.40 Topic Songbook (4) Stereo (R)
2.45 Radio Club timmy MALLETT and the Radio Club team scour the country to find interesting items for all you Radio Club members. (Re-broadcast on Wedat 11.45am)


Unknown: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Tony Aitken

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Fair's Fair!: or is it?
ANDREA ADAMS finds out whether blondes have more fun - and investigates the best way to become one!
Serial: The Reason Why by CECIL WOODHAM SMITH abridged in 15 parts by PAT MCLOUGHUN
Read by Robert Powell (8) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Cecil Woodham Smith
Unknown: Pat McLoughun
Read By: Robert Powell
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Campari for the Fishes by TERESA COLLARD Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews


Presented By: Nigel Andrews

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

Without hesitation, the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio with Kenneth Williams
Peter Jones , Clement Freud and William Franklyn
In the thick, the Chair, and frequent confusion Nicholas Parsons
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised re-broadcast of Saturday at
7.15 am)

: Science Now

Why do it yourself when you can get a bug to do it for you?
Alun Lewis explores the world of biotechnology - a world where bacteria are used to produce foods, plastics, drugs and detergents; where enzymes become biosensors and genes are created on request. Producer MARTIN RUBACH
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Martin Rubach

: The Monday Play

Old-Tyme Disco by BRUCE STEWART with Faraday edits a communist weekly in a small office over a disco where favourites from the 50s are played on an electric organ. Within the same 24 hours, figures from his past reappear to haunt him: Fr Culper with whom he once conducted public debates, and his ex-wife Laura.
Electric organist ANDREW CHRISTIE Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: Fr Culper
Organist: Andrew Christie
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Tom Faraday: John Franklyn-Robbins
Fr Culper: Maurice Denham
Laura: Sj Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Bert COX: Christian Rodska
Al McGray: Henry Stamper
Mireille: Melinda Walker
Waitress: Natasha Pyne
Carter: Shaun Prendergast

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents today's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer RICHARD DUNN Editor THOMAS SUTCLIFFE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Dunn
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Wind, Sand and Stars by ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY abridged in ten parts byjOYOSBORNE
Read by John Bennett (6)


Read By: John Bennett

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Secondary Science The Mole Concept Presented by FRED HARRIS (R) and at 12.50 Uniformly Accelerated Motion Presented by NIGEL GRAHAM (R) Producer ARTHUR VIALLS


Presented By: Fred Harris
Presented By: Nigel Graham
Producer: Arthur Vialls

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.

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.

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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