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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producers ALLAN WRIGHT and TIM FINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with PAULOESTREICHER

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Ian Skidmore

satisfies his sense of adventure by exploring the BBC Sound Archives.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Fran Acheson

: News

: Start the Weekwith Richard Baker

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


Producer: Jenny Danks.

: Money Box

A Question of Money
More questions on personal finance put to the Money Box team by listeners in Leeds

: Morning Story: Rats

by M.R. James
Read by James Aubrey
A classic ghost story by a master of the genre. "Something is lying in the empty room of the inn - and that 'something' is enough to give young Mr Thomson a fright he never forgets."


Author: M. R. James
Reader: James Aubrey
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 89; Be thou my guardian and my guide (BBC HB 135); Psalm 67; Ephesians 3, vv 14-21; Have faith in God, my heart (BP 28) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Opus
5: The Musical Alice. Stereo
11.20 Let's Move!
5: The Teddy Bears' Picnic Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo
11.40 Word Games
5: Who? What? Where? How? by SANDY BROWNJOHN (R)
11.50 Poetry Corner 5: Let's Hear it Again


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Unknown: Sandy Brownjohn

: Down Your Way

The village of Exning in Suffolk, is celebrating
1,350 years as a Christian site. So what is the vicar doing at Newmarket Races? And why has he put his cassock on a filly in the 2.30? It's odds on that
Brian Johnston will find out! Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Dannie Abse Readers ANTHONY HYDE and ELIZABETH BELL


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Anthony Hyde
Presented By: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Comedy Playhouse

A series of five comedies
1: Split-level Detached
Joyce and Arnold's new house, complete with low-level, four-piece suite, is almost finished. There's only one cloud on the horizon, Joyce's brother Leslie, and the discovery he's made about the very late Gladys Leatherbottom. ...
BBC Manchester
Feature: page 93


Writer: Tom Elliott
Director: Tony Cliff
Joyce: Heather Stoney
Arnold: George A Cooper
Leslie: Roy Barraclough
Aunt Win: Paula Tilbrook
Vicar/Bricklayer: Laurence Kenny

: 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 Comer This week: Mending, Mixing and Fixing Presented by SANDRA KERR and TONY AITKEN Storyteller BILL PATERSON Today's story: Andrew McAndrew and Grandad Bluebells by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Script by LEE PRESSMAN Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.5 Playtime Moving: Round and Round Presented by ANDREW BRANCH and SHIREEN SHAH (R) (Re-broadcast on Thurs at 10.10 am)
2.20 Introducing Science Unit 2, Programme 3 Light and Lighthouses (RV) (R)
2.40 Introducing Science Extra Junior Electronics Electronics at Work (RV) (R)


Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Storyteller Bill Paterson
Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Unknown: Grandad Bluebells
Script By: Lee Pressman
Presented By: Andrew Branch

: Woman's Hour

and Jenni Murray invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial: Sisters by Rite by JOAN LINGARD abridged in 1 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Frances Tomelty (4) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joan Lingard
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Frances Tomelty
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

The Town that Helped Itself by KEN WHITMORE. Stereo


Unknown: Ken Whitmore.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Robert Hewison


Presented By: Robert Hewison

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Phil Longman Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Phil Longman
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: The News Quiz

The news of the last seven days picked at, digested and commented upon by the guzzler of Punch, Alan Coren , and the Private Eye nibbler Ian Hislop. Guest gourmets are Punch's
David Taylor and The Mirror's Julia Langdon
Your head waiter is Barry Took Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop.
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

A Personal Affair by LESLEY DAVIES with Julia Ford as Lyn and Neil Dudgeon as Tony Young love can lead to young sex, and to every parent's nightmare. However close your relationship with your daughter may be, she may well choose not to confide in you about what is. after all, a very personal affair.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Lesley Davies
Unknown: Julia Ford
Unknown: Neil Dudgeon
Unknown: Tony Young
Directed By: Penny Gold
Mum: Barbara Flynn
Dad: Bill Monks
Rosalie: Vicky Ireland
Ann: Lesley Sharp
Mr Ford: Stuart Organ
Miss Bell: Avril Clark
Baz: David Doyle
Jane: Deborah Makepeace
Boy: Sam Smart
Dr Ray: John Church
Lisa: Natasha Pyne
Parky: Ronald Herdman

: Kaleidoscope

David Roper presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Under the Net by IRIS MURDOCH abridged in ten episodes by JANE MAYS
Read by Stephen Rea (6)


Unknown: Jane Mays
Read By: Stephen Rea

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 Houses of Parliament Competition
11.50 An Enlightenment Scientist?

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-timeBroadcasting

Radio History: A-level Tudor Government Written and presented by DR DAVID STARKEY Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER


Presented By: Dr David Starkey
Producer: Elizabeth Cleaver

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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