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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a leader of the agricultural industry Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday in London, and John Humphrys in Moscow.
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
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
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with BRYAN MARTIN


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Phil Smith

sifts the Sound Archives for news of the past with a meaning for the present.


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker



Producers: Rod MacRae
Unknown: Marina Salandybrown.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Nothing Went Right by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by Hugh Dickson
Most people have a private dread of being late - of waking up and finding the whole day's timetable has been thrown out of gear. For Simon Petherbridge. it's more than a nuisance - but a matter of life and death! Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Brendan O'Byrne
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Simon Petherbridge.
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from Wesley Hall , Blackburn New Every Morning, page 25; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Jesu the very thought of thee (Bairstow); Mark 10, w 17-30; 0 love divine, how sweet thou art (A&MR 195) BBC Manchester


Unknown: Wesley Hall

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Newtown in Powys. It was the birthplace of the factory reformer Robert Owen and because of its textile industry, was once known as the Leeds of Wales. Newtown's industrial fortunes have waxed and waned. Textiles have gone, but its population is rising. New industry has arrived and with it increasing prosperity. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Robert Owen
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers A Midsummer Nightmare (10) Act II by EDWARD KELSEY and PETER HUTCHINGS. Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
10: Noah's Ark - Land Ahoy! 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 Not Very Well by FRED HARRIS (R) (e)


Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Peter Hutchings.
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Alan Brownjohn Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and GEOFFREY BEEVERS producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Alan Brownjohn
Presented By: Readers Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Early Start - The New School Day?
Should schools go continental and start earlier and finish earlier? You and Yours looks at one major education authority which has decided to give it a try Will other schools now follow their example?
Jenni Mills looks at the implications for parents, teachers and pupils. Producers MARY HARDIMAN and JO DOBRY. Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producers: Mary Hardiman
Producers: Jo Dobry.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Molesworth: 2: The Office

by Simon Brett

'Work. Erg. Can there be anything more horrible? How much nicer to leave the "In" tray as it is and dream of sun-kissed Caribbean beaches while gently twanging one's Newton's balls.' - Nigel Molesworth (formerly The Curse of St Custards)

Starring William Rushton as Molesworth, Clive Swift as Grint, Penelope Nice as Louise, Bob Sinfield as Grabber, Robert Harley as Darryl, Chrissy Roberts as Carole, Phil Nice as Smythe
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Writer: Simon Brett
Based on characters created by: Geoffrey Willans
Based on characters created by: Ronald Searle
Music: Oonagh Bernon
Producer: Mark Robson
Molesworth: William Rushton
Grint: Clive Swift
Louise: Penelope Nice
Grabber: Bob Sinfield
Darryl: Robert Harley
Carole: Chrissy Roberts
Smythe: Phil Nice

: 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: A House is a Home for Me Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN and SANDRA KERR Today's story: Sally's Secret by SHIRLEY HUGHES Script by JENNY BAIRD Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (e) Stereo
2.5 Playtime Festivals in Spring Presented by LOLA YOUNG and CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
10: Noises Off. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Giant at the Ford by URSULA SYNGE adapted for radio by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)


Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Script By: Jenny Baird
Presented By: Lola Young
Unknown: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Back to School (in a Different
Way): have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a teacher - just for one day? And who do you think would have won a competition for the post? Would you have voted for a weatherman? And which? All is revealed in Anna Grayson 's report.
The Accidental Tourist by ANNE TYLER abridged in 15 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by William Roberts (4) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anna Grayson
Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: William Roberts
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Helbeck of Bannisdale by MRS HUMPHRY WARD. Stereo


Unknown: Mrs Humphry Ward.

: Kaleidoscope

Based on Fact
Historical plays on television and the theatre often lead to controversy. Is recent history, where the main characters may still be alive, a suitable subject for dramatic treatment? David Wheeler reports.


Unknown: David Wheeler

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5. 55 pm


Presented By: Bill Frost
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

The final programme in the series, as Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren join battle to see which of them knows less about the week's news.
Abetting them, perfectly-formed satirist John Wells and the Conservative's own Jeffrey Archer.
In the Chair to help decide matters, Barry Took. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Jeffrey Archer.
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: M1 Memories

Compiled and presented by Christopher Pick
The motorway era has been with us for over a quarter of a century. Some of those involved with the opening of the very first motorway - including engineers, builders, maintenance crews, service station staff - look back at those pioneering experiences and reflect on how motorways have progressed since then.
With Sue Baker, Jim Carrick John Casey , John Collins Bob Gates , Stan Hallard
John Michie , Doris Plater
Malcolm Pugh , Joyce Underwood and Doris Wynn
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 4. 5pm) ● HEAR THIS! page 25


Presented By: Christopher Pick
Unknown: Jim Carrick
Unknown: John Casey
Unknown: John Collins
Unknown: Bob Gates
Unknown: Stan Hallard
Unknown: John Michie
Unknown: Doris Plater
Unknown: Malcolm Pugh
Unknown: Joyce Underwood
Unknown: Doris Wynn
Producer: Ed Thomason

: Science Now

Into the Hearts of Quasars
When radio astronomers swap tapes, they're not catching up on the latest hot waxes.
Combining data from telescopes thousands of miles apart gives a view of violent events in the hearts of distant galaxies. Peter Evans reports from
Jodrell Bank in Cheshire on the friendly way to do astronomy. Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN (Re-broadcast nert Saturday)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play

On Detachment by DAVID WADE with Crawford Logan and James MacPherson
Private Ferguson grows up in the midst of the jostling, joking but dangerous cameraderie of National Service. Emotionally unprepared, he witnesses a failing love affair and finds himself at sea in its pain and ambiguity.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo


Unknown: David Wade
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: James MacPherson
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Pte Beynon: Kim Wall
Pte Allen: James Goode
Pte James Ferguson: James MacPherson
Sgt Flynn: Stuart Organ
Pte Green: Jonathan Tafler
SgtDick: George Parsons
Mr Ferguson: Paul Gregory
Mrs Ferguson: Jennifer Piercey
Sgt Arthur Ford: Stephen Hattersley
Anton: Andrew Branch
Dorothy: Elaine Caxton
Rosa: Sue Broomfield
Pernersdorfer: Manning Wilson
Cpl Pete Barker: Steven Harrold
Sgt John Anderson: David Goodland

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Victory by JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by John Franklyn-Robbins (6)


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: John Franklyn-Robbins

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Hume's The Enquiry
11.50 Melodrama
12.10 am Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

RSC in Repertoire Actors, directors, designers and critics talk about the current productions. Compiled by LINDA COOKSON
12.301: Romeo and Juliet and at
12.502: Macbeth Series producer MARSHALL CORWIN (e)


Unknown: Linda Cookson
Producer: Marshall Corwin

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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