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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A live interview with John Hearth , Chief Executive of the Royal Agricultural
Society of England, to coincide with the opening of Britain's biggest farm shop window - the Royal Show at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.
Followed by a five-minute weather forecast for farmers. Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTMFINNEY


Unknown: John Hearth
Producers: Allan Wright

: 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 GREG WOOD
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*,8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Greg Wood
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Clive RosUn


Unknown: Clive Rosun

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Helen Fry

: 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: Victor Lewis Smith

: 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 W14 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Deception
Written and read by Robert Rietty
A story based on an old
Japanese legend - but with the timeless themes of love, deception, and the pitfalls of marriage!


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 62; Give to our God immortal praise (BBC HB 6); Psalm 4;
Genesis 22, yv 1-14; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Consett in Durham and discovers that the town is in good heart and recovering well from the shock of the closure of the steelworks a few years ago.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Kingsley Amis Readers RICHARD PASCO and BARBARA LEIGH HUNT
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Richard Pasco
Presented By: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Presented by Pattie Coldwell Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Comedy Playhouse

Museum Pieces by DAVID LUCK
'It's a magnificent piece of sculpture. I'm particularly impressed by the figure in the middle. It doesn't matter where you stand, his eyes seem to follow you around the room.'
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester Stereo


Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Walter: Sam Kelly
Hector: Ronald Herdman
Peak: Peter John
Lady Eunice: Rosalind Knight

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Stories from Piggery Green by VALERIE WILDING Read by TREVOR HARRISON Today: Here Comes Piper! Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN


Unknown: Valerie Wilding
Read By: Trevor Harrison
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: 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: The Village Doctor by SHEILA KAYESMITH abridged in 12 episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Geoffrey Beevers (8) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS
0 FEATURE: page 82


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Generations by MERVYN JONES Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by David Roper


Presented By: David Roper

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHFI/M5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in an extremely questionable way.
Julian Critchley , mp, joins forces with Punch's sprightly young supremo Alan Coren , while elderly retiring Editor of Private Eye Richard Ingrams is assisted by his wee Scottish sidekick
Angela Gordon of The Observer in a joint attempt to unravel the news. Only Barry Took stands between the two teams and the correct answers.
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and tne producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Angela Gordon
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Saturday at 7.15 am)

: 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 NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play: Syrup of Figs

by Jo Heaton
When Ann Baker returns to her convent school at the start of term, she is behaving very oddly. She seems to be playing some sort of childish game with a friend by letter - but then the game turns nasty.


Writer: Jo Heaton
Director: Patrick Rayner
Ann: Susie Brann
Isobel: Hetty Baynes
Jo: Lorna Heilbron
Wendy: Naomi Capron
Veronica: Sue Broomfield
Fiona: Elaine Claxton
Miss West: Emma Piper
Franky: Diana Martin
Mother Superior: Pauline Letts
Matron: Melinda Walker
Sister Catherine: Tessa Worsley
Sister Margaret: Anne Jameson
Sister Christina: Avril Clark

: Kaleidoscope: The Ego on the Peg

"You have the opportunity of surrendering your persona when you play music. You have to hang your ego on the peg when you go into the pit."
Sir Colin Davis leaves the Royal Opera House this season after 15 years with the company. As he prepares for his final production, Fidelio, he reflects with Paul Vaughan on the opera world, the standing of orchestras and his philosophy of music.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Interviewee: Sir Colin Davis
Interviewer: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Still Life by RICHARD COBB abridged in 12 episodes by JOHN SCOTNEY
Read by Cyril Luckham (11)


Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Cyril Luckham

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Rudolf Otto on Religion
11.50 Voltaire and the Calas Affair


Unknown: Rudolf Otto

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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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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