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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Fifty-five minutes of conversation from the unusual to the unbelievable.
Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits south London, where members of the Croydon and District
Federation of Allotments and Garden Societies put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buezacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buezacki
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Waiting for the Rummager by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by John Westbrook
Chief Steward is a happy man. He sits on board with a Wardrobe full of contraband to unload. There is only one small problem....


Read By: John Westbrook
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM.pl; It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81); Te Deum laudamus; Exodus 15, vv 1-18; 0 for a closer walk with God (BBC HB 333). Stereo


Unknown: Te Deum

: A Sheltered Life

A documentary by David Wade

For many Londoners the safest refuge from the German bombing raids during the Second World War was the London Underground. There, on platforms, they slept as the bombs fell. Inevitably there were tragedies. One night at Balham, where 600 people were sheltering, a direct hit on the station killed 60 people and at Bethnal Green a woman carrying a baby tripped on the stairs and in the ensuing confusion 178 people died, crushed to death in a space scarcely larger than a garage. Some of the men and women who shared in this bizarre life underground recount their experiences.
(Broadcast on Sunday at 10.15pm)
Feature: page 3


Writer: David Wade
Producer: Alan Haydock

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY (15) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Plague Village
1: A Box from London by ALAN LAMBERT. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Reading Corner h.Puneeta's Plait by SUE ELLIS Storyteller SUDHA BHUCHAR Stereo (R)(e)
11.50 Poetry Corner
5: School by GEORGE TARRY (e)


Unknown: Alan Lambert.
Unknown: Ellis Storyteller Sudha
Unknown: George Tarry

: Passing Trades?

David Willmott talks to Arthur and Betty Thompson , who have been traditional fishmongers for 50 years, and can tell a fishy tale or two.
Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: David Willmott
Unknown: Betty Thompson
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Proof



Unknown: Dick Francis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Graham and Grandad by GRAHAM JEFFERY. Stereo (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature: Birds Build a classroom birdtable for 'eyeball-to-eyeball' birdwatching. Stereo (e)
2.20 Listening and Reading 5: Chocolate Cake Written and read by MICHAEL ROSEN (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): A Friend for the Wind by LIBBY HOUSTON (R) (e)
2.40 Real World
5: What Do I Do with All This Information? Information skills - how to use them (e)


Unknown: Graham Jeffery.
Read By: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Terry Gilliam, film director
Serial: The Diary of a Good Neighbour (8)


Presenter: Sue MacGregor
Guest: Terry Gilliam

: The Afternoon Play

The Brothers of Calanda or Concerning Certain
Regularities in the Development of Political Phenomena by CARLOS CERDA translated by MARGARET ETALL
Street demonstrations,
Presidential addresses, curfews and disappearances: these are the regular features of life in Calanda. What is less regular, as Garces discovers, is the devastating physical change that some of the citizens are going through.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo


Unknown: Carlos Cerda
Translated By: Margaret Etall
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer.
Garces: With Richard Durden
Robles: And Edward de Souza
Maria: Susie Brann
Nicomedes: James Goode
Filipo: Jonathan Tafler

: Time for Verse

Alexis Lykiard continues his series of seven programmes of dreams and nightmares. 5: Separation and Death Readers LIANE aukin and GORDON REID Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Alexis Lykiard

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Art of Flying
The Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon has three buildings devoted to the Battle of Britain, Bomber Command and Aviation History. Hangars house everything from kites to jets, and bouncing bombs to uniforms. Recently, the museum also put its own collection of 'War Art' on show to the public. Paul Allen reports on the whole exhibition. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: The Milligan Papers

by JOHN ANTROBUS starring Spike Milligan
John Bluthal , Chris Langham and John Antrobus
4: That 'Cake' Elusive Pimpernel Undercover and in France, the only way to keep warm in this weather is the Scarlet Pimpernel. They seek him here, they seek him there. Perhaps they've not looked in the rubbish draw in the kitchen. Announcements by EUGENE FRASER
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: John Antrobus
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: John Antrobus
Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: George Chisholm
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team investigate another case from their postbag of complaints about activities you consider to be against the public interest. If you have any information about apparent major abuses, injustices or fraud, write to: Face the Facts. BBC, London W1A 4WW Production team
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5 am L W)


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Sharon Banoff.
Unknown: Graham Ellis
Unknown: Robert Del Maestro
Unknown: Simon Westrop.
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Cross and the Crescent

A History of the Crusades
A series of eight programmes presented by Malcolm Billings 5: Jerusalem fell to Saladin in 1187. The call for a new crusade went out almost at once and the first to respond was the German Emperor - followed by the King of France and Richard the Lionheart. After two years campaigning, Richard eventually came home, a disappointed man. Subsequent crusades failed to regain
Jerusalem for any length of time, although the crusaders did maintain a hold on the Holy
Land, with the port of Acre as their capital. But how long could it last?
Series consultant


Presented By: Malcolm Billings

: Analysis

The End of the Road?
There has rarely been a more testing time for the European motor industry. With a still uncertain financial position, it is facing an uphill struggle against the Japanese and a new challenge from countries such as Korea. Britain in particular has to decide whether more money should be put in to maintain an independent volume car manufacturer.
David Wheeler examines the various choices facing the European car industry. Producer MARK LAITY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 11.0am LW)


Unknown: David Wheeler

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Apparently the Trees Are Very Beautiful by MATTHEW SOLON. Stereo


Unknown: Matthew Solon.

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Madame Bovary (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Flatness and Roundness
11.50 Science: Look Before You Leap
12.10 am Music

: *amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France French VI
3: L 'Afrique et I 'Indochine by MICHAEL RUNNICLES (e)

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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.

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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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