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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.
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day

: 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 davit, SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought far the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with David Symonds


Unknown: David Symonds

: Ian Skidmore

goes into the BBC's Sound Archives in search of oddly seasonal fare.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Richard Baker and a few regulars kick around some matters relating to the coming week.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting Bewildered by banks?
Incensed by insurance? Mystified by mortgages? Struggling with shares?
The Money Box team is here to help.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Hounds of Fate bysAKi
Read by David March
Stoner is at the end of his tether -jobless, hopeless and futureless. But suddenly his fortunes take an unexpected turn.


Read By: David March
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar The Slavery of Sin
New Every Morning, page 1; Hark the glad sound (BBC HB 490); Adam lay ybounden
(Oxford Book of Carols); Genesis 3 vv 8-19; Come, thou long expected Jesus (BBC HB 30) Stereo

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Bude on the north coast of Cornwall. Tourism is the area's most important industry and Bude's reputation as a holiday town is enhanced by fine beaches and excellent surfing.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers Gone with the Wiz (10) Act 2 by R. D. WARD and PETER HUTCHINGS (R)(e)
11.20 Let's Move! 10: Cinderella The whole story Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (10) Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Man on the Moon by FRED HARRIS (R) (e)


Unknown: R. D. Ward
Unknown: Peter Hutchings
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers ELIZABETH BELL and GEOFFREY COLUNS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BSS2LR


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Presented By: Readers Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae including Stars and Gripes, in which celebrities reveal their consumer problems. Colin Baker , the actor who plays Doctor Who, the Time Lord who fights for justice through time and space, describes his own fight for justice through the courts.
Editor KEN v\ss


Presented By: Susan Rae
Unknown: Colin Baker

: Top of the Form

The nationwide general knowledge contest for schools The Final
The two finalists meet to decide who will be Top of the Form 1986!
Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Nigel Richardson

: 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

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Little Brothers, Little Sisters Written and presented by TONYAITKEN Stories by DOROTHY EDWARDS Storyteller PENELOPE KEITH Today's story: My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo
2.5 Playtime Star Light, Star Bright Presented by BEN THOMAS and ELIZABETH WATTS Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast Friday 11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
10: Furs, Fibres and Fabrics Stereo (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) I Saw a Star Compiled by PADDY bechely


Stories By: Dorothy Edwards
Stories By: Penelope Keith
Presented By: Ben Thomas

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Buy Me a Book!
Julia Eccleshare and Tony Bradman give advice over the next four days on how to choose books as presents for children and recommend a few top titles for each age-group.
Serial: Circles in a Forest by DALENE MATTHEE abridged in 14 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHUN
Read by Sean Barrett (5) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Unknown: Tony Bradman
Read By: Sean Barrett
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: Scottish Drama

Jeppe of the Hill by LUDVIG HOLBERG Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Radio Active

In the last of the present series, a chance for you, the listener, to write in with any complaints about the station, and for the station to read them out in a variety of silly voices.
Plus Nigel Pry presents the Radio Active Highlights of the Year, although, unfortunately, the year he chose was 1746.
Standing up and being counted:
Written and posted in by ANGUS DEAYTON and GEOFFREY PERKINS with additional material by MICHAEL FENTON. STEVENS Rubbishy loud pop music by PHILIP POPE and STEVE BROWN And why. oh why, oh why, was it produced by DAVID TYLER ? Stereo


Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Michael Fenton. Stevens
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Steve Brown
Produced By: David Tyler
Anna Rabies: Morwenna Banks
Martin Brown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope

: 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 NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast nert Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Scottish Drama

City Whitelight by JOHN MCKENZIE with No one ever leaves Centrum; and since the Edict, no one can leave Centrum. So, what's so special about the Leader of the Spikes?
Directed by PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland. Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: John McKenzie
Directed By: Patrick Rayner
Jackie Whitelight: John McGlynn
Harry Two-Tone: Finlay Welsh
Potion-maker: Tom Watson
Gisler: Gerard Slevin
Meg: Jan Wilson
Hector: Finlay McLean
Sarah: Anne Lannan
Grinweasel: Michael Elder

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime A House for Mr Biswas

by s. NAIPAUL abridged in 15 parts by MICHAEL VOYSEY
Read by Garard Green (14) (R)


Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: Garard Green

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background and analysis Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Theatre History
12.30 Mysteries and Meanings (RV) Written and compiled by BOB GODFREY Producer DAN GARRETT (R) (e)
12.50 Pageant and Miracle A Background to Medieval Theatre Compiled by DAN GARRETT ProducerWARRILLGRINDROD. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Producer: Dan Garrett
Unknown: Dan Garrett

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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