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: News Briefing

: Farming Week



Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV HAZEL ADDY BBC Manchester. Stereo

: 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 HARRIET CASS
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: Harriet Cass
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Weak on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Ian Skidmore

in the BBC Sound Archives Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30 pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The official start to the week. Richard Baker and guests - talking, and talking, and talking, and talking....


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith.

: Money Box

Louise Botting and the Money Box team enter their 10th year at an exciting and challenging time. The next few months wul see dramatic changes in the way that the financial markets operate, as the so-called 'Big Bang' opens up competition in the City on an international scale. Meanwhile, new safeguards are being introduced for investors under the Financial Services legislation due to come into force in 1987; the building societies will be keen to exploit the freedom they have been given to provide much wider services to customers, such as personal loans and insurance; and the whole framework of pensions and social security is undergoing radical reform.
Listen in for impartial advice and the latest update on financial matters.


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Bleeding Hearts by RAHILA KHAN
Read by Shireen Shah
The priest explained that the church was locked every night. But the girl was escaping from an arranged marriage and had nowhere to go. She looked at the statue of Mary. Surely there was a woman priest she could talk to?


Read By: Shireen Shah
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 17; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); Psalm 40;
Luke 8, vy 4-15; We have a gospel to proclaim (BP 94). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers Gone with the Wiz (3) with IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL shilling (R) (E)
11.20 Let's Move!
3: I'm a Dingle-dangle Scarecrow Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R) (E)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (3). Stereo (E)
11.50 See for Yourself Down on the Farm by FRED HARRIS (R) (E)


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Peterfield in Hampshire and meets a man who has spent a lifetime making organs and a lady who collects teddy bears. He discovers something of the town's history and music festival and visits Bedales, a leading co-educational school. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers Denys Hawthorne and Rosalind Shanks


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor GRAHAM ELUS


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Graham Elus

: Top of the Form

First round (4)
Home Counties:
Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by NIGEL RICHARDSON and DAVID SELF Producer GRAHAM FROST
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Lady Eleanor Holles
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: 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 Corner All About Me Presented by SHIREEN SHAH Storyteller CHRISTOPHER LILUCRAP Today's story: David Tries to Whistle by JOHN FARRINGTON Script by MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)
2.5 Playtime Mend it, Make it Presented by CHRIS WARDE and HEDLI NIKLAUS. Stereo (E) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am VHF/FM)
2.20 Science Scope
3: How Far Can You Grow? Stereo (E)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Harmonious Starship by COLIN DAVIS (R) (E)


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Presented By: Storyteller Christopher Lilucrap
Unknown: David Tries
Unknown: John Farrington
Script By: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Chris Warde
Presented By: Hedli Niklaus.
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray
Serial: Under the Red Robe by STANLEY J. WEYMAN abridged in ten episodes by JACK SINGLETON
Read by Nigel Anthony
When Gil de Berault is arrested for duelling, he is faced with two choices - death, for that is the penalty in Cardinal Richelieu's France, or to carry out an unsavoury spying mission. This swashbuckling tale of romance and derring-do was Woman's Hour's first ever serial in October 1946.
(Music: Saint-Saëns' 'Cypres et
Lauriers', for organ and orchestra) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Stanley J. Weyman
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play



Unknown: Georgette Heyer

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook


Presented By: Christopher Cook

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


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

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: After Henry

: 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? Producer JULIAN BROWN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Monday Play

Expeditions by LEE GALLAHER
Two lonely people obsessed by memories: the dying Mulqueen, who is trapped in the novel he cannot write; and Karen, who cannot find contentment. Expeditions into their past bring them together in cold, damp Dublin, and offer a promise for the future. Restaurant manager
Directed by JEREMY HOWE
BBC Northern Ireland. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Lee Gallaher
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Karen: Sarah Badel
Mulqueen: Robert Stephens
Rachel: Pamela Lane
Paul: Richard Durden
Girl: Brid Brennan
Taxi driver: Ronald Herdman
Edward Lovett Ruddell: William Hootkins

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Hangover Square by PATRICK HAMILTON abridged in 15 parts by JOHN SCOTNEY
Read by Nick Dunning (1) 1939: the no-man's land of shabby hotels and dingy boarding-houses of Earls Court. George Harvey Bone , lonely, charmless and schizophrenic, plots to murder the teasing, heartless, beautiful Netta. Producer CAROLINE RAPHAEL


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Nick Dunning
Unknown: George Harvey Bone
Producer: Caroline Raphael

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Music at Night

Chopin Two Nocturnes played by Kathryn Stott (piano) Stereo. (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Played By: Kathryn Stott

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Deutsch fur die Oberstufe
12.30 1: Fahrerflucht by ALFRED ANDERSCH adapted by H. VON FABER Producer STEPHEN KANOCZ (R) (E)
12.50 2: Franz Kafka - sein Leben und seine Werke Written by MILO SPERBER Producer AL WOLFF (R) (E)


Adapted By: H. von Faber
Producer: Stephen Kanocz
Unknown: Franz Kafka
Written By: Milo Sperber

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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