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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers TIM FINNEY


Producers: Tim Finney
Unknown: Rebecca Pow

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: David Bentley-Taylor

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead 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 charlotte GREEN 7 20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Advice, information and insight Producer NICK UTECHIN Lines open from 8.0 am


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Morning Story

The Cafe of True Romance by CAROLYN SALLY JONES
Read by Valerie Windsor
'It was where all our schooldays had ended and begun. Over steaming blackcurrants or pale, frothy coffee we'd waited for someone like Billy Fury to walk through the door.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Read By: Valerie Windsor
Unknown: Billy Fury

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Glorious things of thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); Psalm 23; Romans 12, vv 9-21; Christ is our corner-stone (BBC HB 258) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES 20: Jungle Book. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move 20: Easter Parade Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Radio Club (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Kate Harrison

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Key to the Door

by John Edgar
Des Styles dreams of exchanging his life as a supermarket shelf-stacker for superstardom. Will his appearance on Bobby 'Starfinder' Burton's TV talent show be Des's 'key to the door' of fame and fortune?
BBC Pebble Mill


Writer: John Edgar
Musician - keyboards: Harold Rich
Musician - guitar: John Edgar
Director: Mary Clyne
Des Styles: Timothy Spall
Bobby 'Starfinder' Burton: Don MacLean
Tommy Slater: John Dixon
TV receptionist: Gillian Goodman
Brian: Brian Hewlett
Jill: Hedli Niklaus
Lizzie Macdonald/Slender Loris: Natasha Pyne
Floor manager: Gordon Reid
Harry Collier: Edwin Richfield

: The Living World

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas A pot-poum of wildlife stories including: man's nearest relative - the pygmy chimpanzee - the 'real' Russian bear, dolphins that hear with their jawbones, and the horses, cattle and flamingos of the Carmargue.


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The House on the Hill by P.C. ASBJORNSEN. Stereo (e)
2.5 History Long Ago The Romans are Here (RV) by ARTHUR SCHOLEY. Stereo (e)
2.25 Contact Yussuf Islam Story by DAVID SELF (e)
2.40 Listening to Music 1 (11-13) Tchaikovsky s 1812 Overture (Part 2). Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Arthur Scholey.
Story By: David Self

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Nadine Gordimer
Serial The Accidental Tourist (5)


Unknown: Nadine Gordimer

: The Afternoon Play

Past Glories by nick MCCARTY
Peter left the Midlands to make a prosperous life in South East England. Now, years later, his son wishes to return and work in the Black Country. During a family funeral old conflicts surface to confront the father and test the illusions of the son.
Directed by phujp martin
BBC Pebble Mill Stereo


Unknown: Nick McCarty
Directed By: Phujp Martin
the Grandmother: Mary Wimbush
Peter: Terry Molloy
Anne: Gillian Goodman
Paul: Andy Hockley
Paul: Andy Hockley
Grandad/Old Jack: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Alan: Joyce Gibbs
Minister: Eric Stovell

: News

: The Local Network

Presenters Neil Walker and David Clayton with the last in a series of weekly link-ups of BBC local radio stations.
An investigation of a grass roots issue using the combined reporting resources at BBC
Newsrooms around the country Producers GLYN JONES and NEIL WALKER. BBC North East (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presenters: Neil Walker
Presenters: David Clayton
Producers: Glyn Jones
Producers: Neil Walker.

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Molesworth


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Helen Boaden


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care. Producer JUUAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Juuan Brown

: The Tuesday Future

The Countryside in Spring Mollie Harris presents a seasonal look at the countryside. There's a visit to a self-sufficiency group in Hampshire to find out how they're improving crop growth; a trip along one of the busiest motorways to meet the contract shepherd working under the Heathrow flightpath; and an investigation into the declining population of Britain's smallest and most attractive rodent - the dormouse.


Unknown: Mollie Harris
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10.15 pm The 'In Touch Handbook' in print, tape, moon and Braille, £4.95 including p and p, from [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

Victory (7)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Technology: Beyond Electric Money
12.10 am Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

RSC in Repertoire
12.30 3: A Midsummer Night's Dream and at
12.50 4: Richard II (e)

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.

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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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