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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day

With FR MICHAEL CHILD Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Fr Michael

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.50* Your Letters

Contributors

Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Penge Papers

5: 'Teenagers in Penge stick to each other like egg stains on an old pullover. Little Reg - Reg's son - is still going around with the same dubious bunch of characters he met on his first day at nursery school.'

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Michael Parkinson in conversation with Bobby Robson , Manager of the England football team. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Parkinson
Unknown: Bobby Robson

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley , of The Financial Times, airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Send them to:

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Dunkley

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL

Contributors

Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

A Ball of Purple Wool Written and read by Sheila Mitchell
'Because she couldn't move or speak didn't mean she was lifeless. How could she let them know she could hear everything they said ... then she remembered Mark.'
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER

Contributors

Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; Let all mortal flesh keep silence (BBC HB 204); Psalm 36; I Corinthians 11, vv 17-26; Guide me, 0 thou great Redeemer (BBC HB 140) Stereo

: Natural Selection

The 'Go-away' Birds
Flashes of startling crimson wings, glimpses of irridescent greens and blues, strident, anonymous calls of 'go-waa, go-waa' - these are the turacos or louries of the eastern savannahs and central forests of Africa. Presented by Malcolm Coe Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol (R)

Contributors

Presented By: Malcolm Coe
Producer: Anne Blair

: The Food Programme

Table of Ingredients
Should restaurants be obliged to list the contents of the meals they offer? Barbara Myers tells Derek Cooper the caterers' response.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The Cabaret Upstairs

Stereo
(Broadcaston Saturday at 11.30pm)

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake

Contributors

Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Presented by LOUIS ROBINSON

Contributors

Presented By: Louis Robinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sesi McCombie live from the Beaumaris Festival
Aled Jones , the boy treble from Anglesey, talks about life in the public eye. He'll be singing too - accompanied by the celebrated harpist Elinor Bennett.
Star of the festival
Moura Lympany looks back on her career as an internationally-known pianist.
And Woman's Hour finds out what it's like to live in the shadow of Anglesey's nuclear power plant at Wylfa.
Producer JANE STEPHENSON BBC Wales
Serial: Among the Quiet Folks 5: Non Compost Mentis

Contributors

Introduced By: Sesi McCombie
Unknown: Aled Jones
Harpist: Elinor Bennett.
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Producer: Jane Stephenson

: No Highway

by NEVIL SHUTE
The last of three parts dramatised by BRIAN GEAR with Under the Foot of the Bear
Having disgraced himself for destroying the undercarriage of the airplane he thought was likely to crash on its next flight, Mr Honey is hardly in a position to give acceptable advice on solving the metal-fatigue problem....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Nevil Shute
Dramatised By: Brian Gear
Unknown: Mr Honey
Directed By: Brian Miller
Theodore Honey: John Clegg
Dr Scott: Norman Bowler
Director: Stephen Churchett
Miss Corder: Melinda Walker
Chairman: Brian Smith
Sir David Moon: Michael Gough
Prendergast: Conrad Phillips
Shirley: Penelope McE
: Russell Stuartmillington
Hennessey: Arril, Johnson
Elspeth: Abigail Docherty
Capt Samuelson: Alexander Davion

: News

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

Contributors

Unknown: David Symonds

: Going Places

With the umbilical cord of the Channel tunnel opening in the mid-1990s, the railway systems of Britain and France will be joined for the first time.
This week Clive Jacobs , with the Going Places team in train, sees how the French railways are 'getting there'. Producer IRENE MALLIS

Contributors

Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer JULIAN HALE Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale

: Headlines, Deadlines

'It becomes difficult if you form a friendship.... you're reluctant to be nasty.'
Alan Watkins , political columnist of The Observer, tells Martyn Williams about the relationship between journalists and politicians. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Watkins
Unknown: Martyn Williams
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Any Questions?

Edwina Currie , mp
Ron Todd. General Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union
Roy Watts , Chairman,
Thames Water Authority
Jonathon Porritt , Director, Friends of the Earth tackle the issues raised by the audience in London
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Ron Todd.
Unknown: Roy Watts
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer KEVIN JACKSON

Contributors

Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Three Short Stories by ELIZABETH BOWEN
3: Firelight in the Flat
There's a lot to be said for an open fire, but this evening
Constance needed a different kind of cheer.

Contributors

Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: J. Kingston Platt... 1: Brian Allington

J. Kingston Platt makes a welcome return to radio with a series of ten reminiscences drawn from the wealth and the poverty of his experience in show business throughout the past 40 years.
A personal view of one of the most promising careers of recent times.
0 HEAR THIS! page 12

Contributors

Writer: by Peter Jones
Producer: Pete Atkin
J. Kingston Platt: Peter Jones

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover and Susie Blake Written by MARTIN BOOTH
PAUL B. DAVIES .RICHARD QUICK STUART SILVER . PETE SINCLAIR DAVID COHEN. PETER HICKEY STEVE PUNT. MIKE COLEMAN
ALISON RENSHAW. JOHN MORRISH and others
Producer JENNIE CAMPBELL. Stereo

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Susie Blake
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Richard Quick
Unknown: Stuart Silver
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: David Cohen.
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Alison Renshaw.
Unknown: John Morrish
Producer: Jennie Campbell.

: * am News

followed by an interlude








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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.

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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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