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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Lawrence

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB KINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs Michael Parkinson in

conversation with Elton John Stereo


Unknown: Elton John

: 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:
Feedback, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Producer JOHN EDWARDS (Re-broadcast tomorrow at
4.45pm LW)


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: John Edwards

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3.30pm)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Ringing for Martin by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by Geoffrey Beevers In the village church the bell-ringers have gathered to say an affectionate farewell. Martin had come to them as a stranger but stayed to become a part of their lives. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 93; 0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC HB 334); Psalm 11;
Ephesians 3, vv 7-14; All my hope on God is founded (BP 3). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by BLAIN FAIRMAN (25) Stereo
11.20 Introducing Geography Flight For use with the Introducing Geography software pack (R) The pack offour simulations is available from: [address removed]Price £22.30, including postage and packing
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA kerk. Stereo
11.50 See for Yourself Looks Like Rain by FRED HARRIS (R)


Presented By: Blain Fairman
Presented By: Sandra Kerk.
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Natural Selection

One Mean Lady
She precedes the softest skinned maids and the daintiest and most beautiful strumpets. She has fingers that the most gallant virgins desire.
(THf; REV E. TOPSELL, 1604)
Roger Worsley reveals that there's more to the spider than meets the skin.


Unknown: Roger Worsley

: The Food Programme

Fast Food Finish
Derek Cooper hears about a competition to find Britain's answer to the hamburger. Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The Cabaret Upstairs


: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Let's Play it Again Presented by BEN BAZELL Script by JANET SORENSEN Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)
2.5 Let's Join In The King of the Golden River (1) by JOHN RUSKIN
2.25 Topic Songbook (5) Stereo (R)
2.30 Let's Make a Story! 5: The Hungry Dragons Storyteller PETER cutts Written by RON JAMES. Stereo
2.40 Listen! The Decide-it- Yourself Cliffhanger Serial Schools are invited to participate in creating a serial drama Part 5 by VICKY IRELAND. Stereo


Presented By: Ben Bazell
Script By: Janet Sorensen
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Unknown: John Ruskin
Written By: Ron James.

: Woman's Hour

Mary Marquis introduces this edition from Scotland.
A group of folk singers from the Borders are touring the local schools encouraging children to bring their own history to life by singing the Border ballads and to rekindle their interest in 'diddling'. JENNY STEWART reports from BBC Radio Tweed in Selkirk. They say that if a woman knew how painful childbirth was going to be she would never conceive. But two Edinburgh women have concluded that it was even more horrific in the past.
Margaret Collins has been talking to them about their research. Producer COLIN CALEY BBC Scotland
Serial: Sisters by Rite (3)


Introduces: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Jenny Stewart
Unknown: Margaret Collins
Producer: Colin Caley

: The Man Who Was Thursday: 1: The Secret of Gabriel Syme

A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton, dramatised in four parts by Peter Buckman with the Radio Drama Company
'It was an evening like the end of the world. The sky was full of - feathers.'
And so begins Gabriel Syme's adventures with the Supreme Council of Anarchists, a body determined to destroy the world.
'Hear This' page 37 and Woddis On: page 105


Author: G. K. Chesterton
Dramatised by: Peter Buckman
Director: Glyn Dearman
Gabriel Syme: Michael Hadley
Rosamond: Natasha Pyne
Sunday: John Church
Monday (Secretary): Richard Durden
Tuesday (Gogol): Shaun Prendergast
Wednesday (Marquis de St. Eustache): Edward De Souza
Friday (Professor de Worms): Ronald Herdman
Saturday (Dr Bull): Andrew Branch
Lucian Gregory: George Parsons
Buttons: Gordon Reid
Policeman: Francis Middleditch
Witherspoon: Peter Howell

: News

: J. Kingston Platt ...

remembers a lifetime in show business.
2: The TV Spectacular -
A Contradiction in Terms
A story that will confirm the truth of a lot of what you'd always suspected, and the place in showbusiness history of the liver-sausage sandwich.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: Hit List

The first of six programmes
Lord Soper cheerfully digs up the half-dozen pieces of music he never wants to hear again - and explains why. The music is surprisingly good. His reasons are just surprising!
Devised and presented by Derek Robinson


Presented By: Derek Robinson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from
BBC programmes over the past seven days.
Producer JUUAN HALE. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Juuan Hale.

: Headlines, Deadlines

It's better to be bawled out for something you've done than for something you haven't done! A journalistic maxim from David Nicholas. who tells
Martyn Williams about the path that took him from Rugby League reporting to the hot seat at ITN.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales)


Unknown: David Nicholas.
Unknown: Martyn Williams
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon George Younger , mp. Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon David Steel , mp, Leader. Liberal Party
Helen Liddell, Secretary of the Scottish Council of the Labour Party
The Rev Jack Macarthur ,
Chairman of the Trustees of Sabhal Mor Ostaig College tackle the issues raised by the audience in Portree, Isle of Skye Chairman John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: George Younger
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Jack MacArthur
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Hewison presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer SIMON BROUGHTON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Under the Net (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: 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 Celia Imrie Written by MARTIN BOOTH
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 5.25pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Paul B Davies.
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

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French VI
10: Problèmes contemporains Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE

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.

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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