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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



Unknown: Rev Geraint Fielder

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Bill Frost
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: Bill Frost
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Charles Colvile
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: John Ebdon

continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.


Producer: Angela Hind

: 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.

: Culinary Characters

In the third of four programmes about people who influence
Britain's eating habits, Marjorie Lofthouse talks to the actress Madhur Jaffrey , an international authority on Indian food. With her many cookbooks, she is spreading a knowledge of Indian home cookery, a world beyond the 'curry' as experienced by most Westerners.
Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey
Producer: Julia Parker

: Morning Story

The Silver Pencil by MARK BOURNE
Read by Robert Rietty
It starts with a snatch-and-grab raid and ends in a passionate embrace. In between comes a car chase - and a curious message in the daily paper. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Mark Bourne
Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5;
We come unto our fathers' God (BBC HB 255); Psalm 139;
Daniel 6, w 1-11; For the might of thine arm (BBC HB 242). Stereo

: Munchausen

A narrative of the marvellous travels and campaigns of Baron Munchausen, a heroic German officer who fought with the Russians against the Turks.
Freely adapted by COLIN MCLAREN from the book by RUDOLF ERICH RASPE with and Music composed by ELIZABETH PARKER Of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Directed by JUDITH BUMPUS and PIERS PLOWRIGHT
0 INFO: page 95


Adapted By: Colin McLaren
Book By: Rudolf Erich Raspe
Composed By: Elizabeth Parker
Directed By: Judith Bumpus
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Baron: Robin Bailey
Raspe: David de Keyser
Rummage: Jonathan Moore
First figure in landscape: Glynn Edwards
Second figure in landscape: Fanny Carby
Old man/Postilion: Peter Woodthorpe
God/King George: John Church
Landlady/Second lady: June Tobin
First lady: Avril Clark
Count/Halley: Brian Smith
Lieutenant: Graham Blockey

: 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


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

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 2
Rhoda Grimmer (veterinary surgeon's receptionist). Tony Allison (croupier) Ian White (civil servant)
Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Tony Allison
Unknown: Ian White
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

Mr Antonio at the Supermarket by DAVID WILLMOTT Read by BEN BAZELL Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN


Unknown: Mr Antonio
Unknown: David Willmott
Read By: Ben Bazell
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray
Lifting the Veil
'Passive', 'submissive' and 'oppressed' are some of the labels often attached to Asian women living in Britain. Yasmin Alibhai looks behind these stereotypes and meets some of the women who are fighting back.
Serial: The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton, abridged in 15 episodes by Meg Clarke. Read by Gayle Hunnicutt (1)
The Spraggs have come to New York for one purpose only - to marry their beautiful, spoilt daughter Undine into old New York society. After a fruitless and lonely two years, they are beginning to give up hope.
Then, at a party, Undine meets Ralph Marvell, whose mother 'was a Dagonet', one of the 'first' families.
(Music: Schulhoffs Esquisses de Jazz)
0 INFO: page 95


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Gayle Hunnicutt
Unknown: Ralph Marvell
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Shadows in the Sun by J. R. DEVLIN. Stereo


Unknown: J. R. Devlin.

: Eye Witness

: Scottish Arts Week

The first of ten reports on the Scottish arts scene
Something for Everyone
The Burrell Collection may be just down the road, but the real place to go for lively arts is the Priesthill/Nitshill area of Glasgow. Their local arts association includes everything from painting and puppets to circus and singing, and encourages everyone in the community to join in. Producer CAROLINE ADAM BBC Scotland
0 INFO: page 95

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Carole West Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Sat at 7. 15 am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play

Voyages by TED MOORE
Late February 1939: a small town on the north-east coast of England.
Lizzie Scott, three months pregnant and widowed eight hours, joins her relatives, all unsettled by the death and all the talk of war; a whole family shaken by their own small tragedy and the gathering shadows of a great one to come. Narrator CHRISTIAN RODSKA
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Moore
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Lizzie,: Valerie Georgeson
George: Arthur Blake
Alice: Val McLane
Bess: Denise Welch
Joan: Barbara Peirson
Percy: Edward Wilson
Sister: Belinda Chapman
Town hall officer: Adrian Stokes
Sergeant: Peter Wheeler

: British Liars in America

Ray Boston traces the link between the contemporary American investigative journalist and a group of 'foreign liars' who left Britain for the USA in the 1790s. BBC Manchester

: Scottish Arts Week

Art for Art's Sake
Douglas Young casts a commercial eye over the prospects for young Scottish painters trying to establish a reputation in the contemporary art market. With contributions from Steven Campbell ,
Lys Hansen , Caroline McNairn and Adrian Wisnziewski Producer BRUCE YOUNG


Unknown: Steven Campbell
Unknown: Lys Hansen
Unknown: Caroline McNairn
Unknown: Adrian Wisnziewski
Producer: Bruce Young

: A Book at Bedtime

The Third Policeman by FLANN O'BRIEN abridged in ten parts by ERIC EWENS
Read by Patrick Magee (6)


Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Read By: Patrick Magee

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Victorian Art
11.50 Musical Drama

: * 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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