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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a leader of the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers "OducerTIMFINNEY

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the Beginning of a new day with FR MICHAEL HARDING
BBC Northern Ireland. 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

Year 12: The Buffalo Personality - hard working, authoritative and a born leader.
Lumbering through the BBC's sound Archives with comments from two famous Buffalo guests.
(Re broadcast on Thursday at 9.30 pm)


Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A host of relevant studio guests help to preview some of the forthcoming attractions. Producers ROD MCRAE and MARINA SALANDY BROWN Editor MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Marina Salandy Brown
Editor: Michael Ember.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Audition by JILL NORRIS Read by Shirley Dixon
The small American town is holding auditions for the TV talent-show, and the young narrator is determined to win. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 21; Awake my soul (BBC HB 403);
Psalm 32; Galatians 1, w 11-24; Praise my soul, the king of heaven (BBC HB 15). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (2) with IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN SPEIRS (R) (e)
11.20 Let's Move! 2: Shoes Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Mind Out! by FRED HARRIS (R) (e)


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Written By: Kate Harrison
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Down Your Way

visits Wokingin Surrey

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Dannie Abse Readers RONALD PICKUP and JILL BALCON
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers Ronald
Presented By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior: 4: Problem Parents

by Jim Eldridge
Starring Peter Davison as Eric Brown, and James Grout as Mr Beeston, the Headmaster

News of an impending retirement leads to general rejoicing in the staffroom - though Miss Lewis has other things on her mind.

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Writer: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Eric Brown: Peter Davison
Mr Beeston,the Headmaster: James Grout
Mr Holliday, Deputy Head: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone, School Secretary: Margaret John
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Ross: Nick Stringer
Constable McGuiness: Andrew Branch
Danny: Aaron Carrington
Jason: David Crane

: 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 Comer This week Scrub a Dub Dub Presented by FRED HARRIS Storyteller WENDY CRAIG Today's story: Harry the Dirty Dog by GENE ZION Script by RUTH CRAFT Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)
2.5 Playtime Growing and Changing Presented by UZ WATTS and TONY AITKEN Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope 2: On the Move Stereo (R)(e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Wolf Mother by ZOE BAILEY (R)(e)


Presented By: Fred Harris
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Gene Zion
Script By: Ruth Craft
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Uz Watts
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Wolf Mother
Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Teaching English
'Shakespeare never saw an English grammar!' Should today's children parse, learn poetry by heart and study the classics of English literature?
With the views of the Secretary of State for Education in mind, Jenny Cuffe investigates what constitutes a modem English lesson.
Serial: The Beiderbecke Affair by ALAN PLATER abridged in ten episodes by PAT MCLOUGHUN
Read by James Bolam (1)
Trevor Chaplin, woodwork teacher at St Quentin High, has a passion for jazz, football and beautiful platinum blondes - enthusiasms not shared by his girl friend, the English teacher Jill Swinburne. She's more into conservation and local politics....
(Music: Frankie Trumbauer 's Trublology)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Pat McLoughun
Read By: James Bolam
Music: Frankie Trumbauer
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Our Sister, Water by URSULA TIGHE HOPKINS. Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook


Presented By: Christopher Cook

: PM

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


Presented By: Gordon Dough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

It's back! The programme that reveals everything you never wanted to know about the past week.
The wizened former Editor of Private Eye, Richard Ingrams , and his spritely young successor, Ian Hislop , take on Punch's Editor Alan Coren and the BBC's own Martyn Young - with Chairman Barry Took the only barrier between them and fair play.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON
Producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Editor: Alan Coren
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Kipling and the Sea

2: Men of the Sea
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Henry Stamper
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer JULIAN BROWN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: Basingstoke It Is!

Ian Bradley celebrates the centenary of Gilbert and Sullivan's tenth opera,
Ruddigore, which survived a disastrous first night....
'Take off this rot' shouted the audience.... 'Give us The
Mikado' ... to become a firm favourite.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ian Bradley

: Dorset's Other Poet

A centenary tribute to William Barnes (1801-66) written and presented by Hilary Townsend Poems read by DOUGLAS LEACH Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol Stereo (R)


Unknown: William Barnes
Presented By: Hilary Townsend
Read By: Douglas Leach
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: The Monday Play

After the First Death by RICHARD STAYTON A searing light! The unthinkable has happened. A nuclear war. In the blackness of a shelter, a boy blinded and a girl crippled, play games to blur reality. The 12-year-old, Jimmy, knows he must prepare
Annalee, his 8-year-old sister, for survival on her own. As the radiation eats into him he weakens. Annalee must learn fast - but she is so young and just a little crazy.
Directed by PETER KING Stereo


Unknown: Richard Stayton
Directed By: Peter King
Jimmy: Caleb Fernandes
Annalee: Mei Lu McGonigle

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver presents tonight's edition.


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Quarry by FRIEDRICH DURRENMATT abridged in five parts by ANDREW SIMPSON
Read by Gavin Campbell (1)
Police Commissioner Barlach, with little more than a year to live, suspects that the good Dr Emmenberger, head of a private clinic in Zurich, was at one time an infamous concentration camp surgeon and uses his own body as a trap.


Unknown: Andrew Simpson
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw 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

Radio Geography: Our Changing World Slide resource pack available
12.30 Perceptions of China Written and presented by ASTLEY JONES Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (e) and at
12.50 Population Written and presented by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Producer DAN GARRETT (e)


Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Presented By: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producer: Dan Garrett

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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.

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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.

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