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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 andTMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with CLARE DIXON , Projects
Officer of the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development Stereo


Unknown: Clare Dixon

: 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 DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Andy Smith
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: A Night to Remember

by WALTER LORD abridged in ten parts by DAVID H.GODFREY
Read by Brian Gear (1) Sunday, 14 April 1912: at 11.40 pm the Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, strikes an iceberg.... Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: David H.Godfrey

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of this coming week


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: A Small Country Living

Rare breeds, old crafts, new ideas and time-honoured secrets are all shared in the programme dedicated to all who live in the country. Jeanine McMullen goes in search of the breeders, the craftsmen and tellers of tales who help to keep the countryside as it is always remembered.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

The Swimming Party byjILLNORRIS
Read by Shirley Dixon
It was a perfect day for a swim in the lake.... but not a good day for Uncle Shorty to produce his old swimming-suit - especially with young Billy Riley looking for trouble!


Read By: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Billy Riley
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 34; All praise to thee (BBC HB 119); Psalm 145, vv 1-12; Acts 17, w 1-10; Be with me Lord, where'er I go (Bp 6) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits the small market town of Spilsby in Lincolnshire.
This year it's busily celebrating the bicentenary of its most famous son, Sir John Franklin , who among many other achievements is credited with discovering the North West Passage.


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Sir John Franklin
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Mole Readers ANGELA DOWN and TIM PIGOTT-SMITH
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please.' BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: John Mole
Readers: Angela Down
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
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

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles
Chairman Ned Sherrin First Round: Heat 6 Derek Parkes
(actor/playwright) John Lawrence
(security consultant) Helen Neale (teacher)
Programme devised and questions set by EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Derek Parkes
Unknown: John Lawrence
Unknown: Helen Neale
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner Donald and the Noisy Something



Unknown: Valerie Wilding
Read By: Chrlstopher Lillicrap
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 Rising of the Moon by GLADYS MITCHELL abridged in nine episodes by PAT MCLOUGHUN
Read by Trevor Nichols (6) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Gladys Mitchell
Unknown: Pat McLoughun
Read By: Trevor Nichols
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Do It Yourself by DAVID HELLIWELL. Stereo


Unknown: David Helliwell.

: Kaleidoscope in Edinburgh

Michael Oliver presents news and reviews from the 1986 Edinburgh Festival -
Anarzej Wajda's staging of Crime and Punishment, an Ingmar Bergman theatre production from Bavaria and highlights from the Fringe.


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


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

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: After Henry

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40pm)

: On Your Farm

(Revised broadcast of Sat at 7.15 am)

: Science Now - In Passing

Good ideas, plus pencil and paper, jars of chemicals or greenhouses of plants are no longer enough to make a scientist. To carry out research today, nearly all scientists, from theoretical physicists to experimental psychologists, need the support of an institute or university.
Colin Tudge passes through some leading laboratories, here and abroad, and discovers what makes them and their staff tick. 3: IREMER, Brest
Oceanographic Centre
Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play

Free by NICK DEAR with and A wealthy industrialist has just been released from kidnap, a ransom paid. He is back in the bosom of his home: wife, son, daughter and an ancient countrywoman, his mother. But the family tensions are enormous ...
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)
(Timothy West is in 'When We Are Married' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Unknown: Nick Dear
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Michael, the father: Timothy West
Jeannie, the wife: Elizabeth Bell
Greg, the son: Paul Brightwell
Katrina, the daughter: Deborah Makepeace
Gail, the mother: Pauline Letts

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Kevin Jackson
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

All the Brave Promises by MARY LEE SETTLE abridged in ten parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY
Read by Helen Horton (6)


Unknown: Mary Lee Settle
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Helen Horton

: 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

: Open University

11.30 Education of 19th-century Women
11.50 Smith and the American Colonies

: A Touch of Midas?

Frederick Forsyth used to be a reporter for the BBC. Like many reporters he was always going to write his book. But his book turned out to be The Day of the Jackal, and it set him on the path to becoming a millionaire. Just how rich is he?
William Davis finds out. Producer HELEN ROBSON (R) revised


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Helen Robson

: * 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.

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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