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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 Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With JAMES BUTTERWORTH BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary S.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

First in a monthly series of 12 programmes.
For the peoples of the East an individual's animal sign, dictated by the year of birth, Plays a central role in the formation of their relationships. With help from the BBC's Sound Archives and comments from Auberon Waugh and, his daughter. Daisy, Barry Fantoni tests the accuracy of this ancient oriental game.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Auberon Waugh
Unknown: Barry Fantoni
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 MACRAE and MARINA SALANDY-BROWN. Stereo

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The programme dedicated to helping you get the most out of your money.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Stranger in the Bed by JOHN KERR
Read by George Parsons
'It was my house, my wife, my duvet.... but, kicking out in no uncertain terms, was.... ?' Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Unknown: John Kerr
Read By: George Parsons
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Luke 5, vv 1-11; All things praise thee (BHB 3); Give me the faith (BHB 347); For this purpose (Songs of Fellowship 110) BBC Wales. Stereo

: For Schools

Last week's schools programmes are being re-broadcast this week for the benefit of those schools who were on half-term
11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN speirs (R) (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
5: The Runaway Pancake Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Good Measure How long is a piece of string? 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 Mansfield.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: 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: Jill Balcon
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only national radio programme for consumers Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: King Street Junior

8: The Outing
Experience has taught Eric Brown 's colleagues what to expect on a school expedition - but Eric learns the hard way.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30pm) 0 BACK PAGES: 86


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Eric Brown
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
starring as Eric Brown: Peter Davison
and as Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
featuring as Mr Holliday, Deputy Head: Tom Watson
as Mrs Stone, School Secretary: Margaret John
and as Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
Coach driver: Ron Pember
Museum attendant: James Goode
Wayne: Leon Hamilton
Mandy: Julie Newell
Tommy: Desmond Askew
Sandra: Victoria Ludlow
Miranda: Samantra Cahill
Maureen: Louisa Bradshaw White
Khalid: Nicholas Askew

: 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 This week: Splish, Splash, Splosh Presented by JOE DUNLOP Storyteller JANE HARDY Today's story: Jack in a Boat by DIETER SCHUBERT Script by JOE DUNLOP Producer MARY KELEMKERIAN (e)
2.5 Playtime: Starting School Presented by LOLA YOUNG and TONY AITKEN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
5: Getting Going. Stereo (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) A Walk in Wolf Wood 3: The Broken Chain by MARY STEWART adapted by PADDY BECHELY (e)


Presented By: Joe Dunlop
Presented By: Storyteller Jane
Script By: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Mary Kelemkerian
Presented By: Lola Young
Presented By: Tony Aitken.
Unknown: Mary Stewart
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Broody Blues: young women artists are changing the face of contemporary painting. Among other themes, they are painting babies, not in the arms of the Madonna or surrounded by golden angels, but in all their squalling nakedness. Jenny Cuffe reports.
Serial: The Diary of a Good Neighbour by DORIS LESSING , abridged in 12 episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Janet Suzman (11) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Janet Suzman
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Prince of Thieves by ROD BEACHAM
Stereo (Broadcaston Saturdayat 7.0)


Unknown: Rod Beach Am

: Kaleidoscope

Sermons in Stones
The Boyle Family recreate spots on the earth's surface as powerful works of art.

: PM

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


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

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: The News Quiz

Major world events of the last week reduced to the irrelevant. TV-AM's Anne Diamond joins
Punch editor Alan Coren , while expectant satirist-to-be John Wells teams up with Richard Ingrams , on either side of the well-filled chair of Barry Took. Written and compiled by JOHNLANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Anne Diamond
Editor: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Barry Took.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Inside Job

In the third of six programmmes offering an intimate view of working life in Lancashire Phil Smith listens to the experiences of the Production Workers. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 4. 5pm)

: Science Now at the AAAS

Last week in Chicago several thousand scientists gathered at the 153rd annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Peter Evans was there, and he reports on some of the highlights. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

Prisoners by PAUL M. LEVITT
'Is the real Mrs Fry the Quaker lady dressed in grey who likes the simple things in life or the lady who goes to parties given by the rich and famous? Is she the lady who tells the women here in Newgate she wants her children home with her or the lady some say has packed her children off?'
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Paul M. Levitt
Unknown: Mrs Fry
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
as Elizabeth Fry with: Maureen O'Brien
Joseph: Clive Francis
Katherine: Avril Clark
Rachel: Frances Jeater
and as Governor Newman: Jeffry Wickham
Governess: Jennifer Piercey
Rachel (aged 13): Karen Ascoe
John Fry: Alkis Constantouris
Sheriff Bridges/Mr Gurney: Gordon Reid
Sheriff Kirby: Stuart Organ
The Rev Cotton: Manning Wilson
Richenda: Katie Jenkins
Elizabeth Mary Byrnes: Helena Breck
a child Elizabeth Fry: Deborah Makepeace
William Savary/Home Secretary.: Brian Hewlett
Reggie: Jonathantafler
Tom: Shaun Prendergast
Bailiffs assistant: James Goode
Nancy Irwin: Natasha Pyne
Duke of Gloucester: Geoffrey Collins

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Madame Bovary by GUSTAVE FLAUBERT abridged in 15 episodes by KEITH DARVILL
Read by Ian Holm (6)


Unknown: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Keith Darvill
Read By: Ian Holm
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: 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 Irony and Tom Jones
11.50 Shakespeare's History Plays
12.10 am Music


Unknown: Tom Jones

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix de France: French VI 1: La France des Affaires (1) Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE Dramatic sketch by RICHARD APLIN (R) (e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Unknown: Richard Aplin

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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