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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 JOYCE HUGGETT Stereo


Unknown: Joyce Huggett

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary 6-45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL 7-25*, 8.25* Sport with ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Andy Smith

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with BRYAN MARTIN


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight.
Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Join Richard Baker and guests as he celebrates the 17th birthday of Britain's original radio talk show, setting the mood for the morning and an agenda for the coming week. Producers ROD MACRAE and MARINA SALANDY BROWN Stereo


Unknown: Join Richard Baker
Unknown: Marina Salandy Brown

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The programme dedicated to helping you get the most out of your money.
Whether it is a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble, Money Box gets the answers.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Lobsters by L. A g. STRONG
Read by Denys Hawthorne Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St George 's Parish Church, Belfast
Praise my soul the King of heaven (BBC HB 15); If ye love me (Tallis); John 14, w 16-21; When I survey the wondrous cross (BBC HB 97)
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: St George

: For Schools

The China Project
11.0 China Today (RV) Narrated by NICK ROSS
11.20 The Lament of the Sad Poet by BERLIE DOHERTY
11 40 Chinese Civilisation (RV) Narrated by DAVID YIP Producer JANET WHITAKER. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: David Yip
Producer: Janet Whitaker.

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Oxford the city of spires, and recalls his days at the university - the oldest in the United Kingdom. Producer ANTHONY SMITH


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers BONNIE HURREN and GARARD GREEN
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY FtRCRristolReoueststo:
Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Readers Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

All Consuming Questions
A special You and Yours from the Consumer Congress in Liverpool
Consumer Affairs Minister
Michael Howard , oc, mp; Shadow Social Services Secretary Michael Meacher , mp; and Alliance Spokesman on Social Security Charles Kennedy, mp, face questions from consumer groups at the Congress.
In the Chair John Howard Producer HAZEL CASTELL Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Michael Meacher
Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Hazel Castell
Editor: Ken Vass

: Molesworth: 3: Leisure

Leisure is Saturday afternoon in front of Grandsport with plenty of beer and cigs.
Leisure is not pounding round the park pretending you're Steve Cram.
Nigel Molesworth continues his guide - viz. How to Get by with the Minimum Effort. Starring William Rushton as Molesworth, Clive Swift as Grimes, Phil Nice as Fotherington Thomas, Penelope Nice as Louise, Robert Harley as Darryl, Bob Sinfield as Peason, Chrissy Roberts as Lucinda
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm)


Based on characters created by: Geoffrey Willans
Based on characters created by: Ronald Searle
Music: Oonagh Bernon
Producer: Mark Robson
Molesworth: William Rushton
Grimes: Clive Swift
Fotherington Thomas: Phil Nice
Louise: Penelope Nice
Darryl: Robert Harley
Peason: Bob Sinfield
Lucinda: Chrissy Robert

: 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 LIZA GODDARD reads Abigail s Bouncing Boots by MOIRA MILLER Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo
2.0 French B Branchez-vous! Programme 1 Written by MADELEINE LE CUNFF Producer TONY STAPLES Stereo (e)
2.30 Modern Plays Confusions by ALAN AYCKBOURN 1: Mother Figure Producer DAN GARRETT Stereo (e)


Unknown: Moira Miller
Written By: Madeleine Le Cunff
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Dan Garrett

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Governor Layne Collins of Kentucky is one of only three women among 50 governors in the United States of America. Elected Governor in 1983, only eight years after first running for state office, she is visiting Europe to spread the message that there's more to Kentucky than bluegrass - and talks to Sonia Beesley about her political career. Serial:
The Accidental Tourist by ANNE TYLER abridged in 15 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by William Roberts (9) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


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

: The Afternoon Play

The Champion by MARTIN WORTH

: Kaleidoscope

Emulous of Light
Turner's vision of a permanent exhibition space for his work will finally be realised in the new Clore Gallery at the Tate in London. John Jacob talks to people involved in its creation and reflects on the artist's life.

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55


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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Inheritance

The Green Roofs of Windermere The first of seven programmes on family influences and traditions.
One of the most beautiful lakeland areas in Britain, Windermere has been a favourite with hikers and holidaymakers, artists and poets since the 18th century. But it was in 1846, with the coming of the steam train, that its development really began, The Pattinson family, well established locally as builders, saw its potential and, using the distinctive local stone and green slate, began their work. David Bean , in conversation with George Pattinson , talks about the family's unique influence on the growth and development of the district around Windermere.


Unknown: David Bean
Talks: George Pattinson
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Monday Play

The Gospel According to Judas by KEN BLAKESON with Jerusalem, AD 70: Judas Iscariot has survived civil war and cruel oppression for nearly 40 years following the death of Christ. Now, with the city and its inhabitants facing annihilation, Judas decides to set down his own version of the facts.


Unknown: Ken Blakeson
Unknown: Judas Iscariot
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Judas Iscariot: Peter Howell
Kizzy: Pam Ferris
Rebecca: Jane Hazlegrove
Asa: Tony Caunter
Ibrahim: Pearce Quigley

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN Editor ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Victory by JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in 15 parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by John Frankly n-Robbins (11)


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Donald Bancroft

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30'Scribble, Scribble, Scribble, Mr Gibbon'
11.50 Acting Cleopatra
12.10 am Music

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Programmesfirst broadcast in the week beginning 12 January are being re-broadcast this week for the benefit of schools which were closed due to adverse weather conditions. Quest
12.30 1: Hindus and Sikhs in Britain (RV) and at 12.50
2: Celebrating Holi. Stereo (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.

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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