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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


Unknown: Margaret Hebblethwaite

: 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 Read by clive ROSLIN
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: Clive Roslin
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Kate Moon


Unknown: Kate Moon

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

Year 6
The Goat Personality - gentle, peace-loving, sociable and warm ...
A wander through the BBC's
Sound Archives with comments from guest Goats Sue Nicholls and Eddie Shah
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Eddie Shah
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who invites you to meet some of the names who are hitting the headlines this week.


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Culinary Characters

In the second of four programmes about people who have an effect on Britain's eating habits, Marjorie Lofthouse talks to
Colin Spencer , playwright, novelist, artist and poet. Today, he's best known as a crusading vegetarian, whose cook books have lifted the nut cutlet to the level of gourmet cuisine. Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Colin Spencer
Producer: Julia Parker

: Morning Story

Food for Thought by JANET S. GOLDFINCH
Read by Caroline John
Mrs Stephenson claimed to have killed her husband. Young Miss Hill was frightened by her mother. One of them knew all about growing plants and the properties of fungi. The other was a good cook. Then Mrs Hill came to lunch.... but the result was not entirely predictable. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: Janet S. Goldfinch
Read By: Caroline John
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 118; Bright the vision that delighted (BBC HB 269); Psalm 121; Daniel 2, w 12-25; 0 thou in all thy might so far (BBC HB 312). Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
BeUingham in Northumberland and discovers not only the largest artificial forest in Europe, but also the largest artificial lake.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

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 BS82LR


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

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers
Presented by Cindy Robinson Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Cindy Robinson
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles
Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 1 Valerie Roud Mayne
(freelance publisher's editor) Victor Gersten (solicitor) Jennifer Ellis
(chartered surveyor)
Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Valerie Roud Mayne
Editor: Victor Gersten
Unknown: Jennifer Ellis
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

VICTORIA WOOD reads Captain Betty and the Pirates by JOE DUNLOP (1) Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)

: 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 Perfect Stranger (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Remaining Strangers by BARBARA ANN VlLLIERS. Stereo


Unknown: Barbara Ann Vllliers.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews


Presented By: Nigel Andrews

: PM

Presented by Gordon dough and Carole West
continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.5Spm

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

The return of the mighty John Wells , plus the 'queen of the box', Nina Myskow , as Richard Ingrams of Private Eye and Alan Coren of Punch slug it out in the battle of the column inches.
Barry Took , as ever, is the man with the questions.
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
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
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

Naming the Names by ANNE DEVLIN
Finn, a young woman in her early 30s, is curiously withdrawn. Someone or something in her past has caused her to lock away her mind, to protect herself from pain.
When Henry Kirk , a beautiful, vulnerable young man, enters her life she finds that he has a strange power over her. As he unlocks her mind her terrible secret begins to unfold - he can give her time but can he save her?
Directed by SUSAN HOGG
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Anne Devlin
Unknown: Henry Kirk
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Finn: Fiona Victory
Henry Kirk: Desmond McAleer
Jack McHenry: Kenneth Cranham
Insp McBride: Gerald McSorley
Miss Macken/Grandmother: Trudy Kelly
Mrs O'Hare: Gwendoline Stewart
Mr McCoy: Kevin Flood
Sharleen: Leanne O'Malley
Young girl: Geraldine Hughes

: Dear Fred.... Dear Moor

Hazel Lewthwaite selects from the correspondence between FRIEDRICH ENGELS and KARL MARX to provide a glimpse of a famous friendship. Readers
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Hazel Lewthwaite
Unknown: Karl Marx
Readers: Chris Kay
Readers: Paul Webster

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN POWELL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Third Policeman by FLANN O'BRIEN abridged in ten parts by ERICEWENS
Read by Patrick Magee (1)
A murder thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an Irish village police force and a tender story about the unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle


Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Read By: Patrick Magee
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Royal Academy Exhibition 1829
11.50 The Classical Orchestra

: *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.

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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