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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: John Inverdale

: The Week on 4

with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Party Election Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: News

: Election Call: [number removed]

Sir Robin Day introduces your questions to the party politicians seeking your votes. Lines open from 8.0am
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC1
40 FEATURE: page 3


Introduces: Sir Robin Day

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting Bewildered by banks?
Incensed by insurance? Mystified by mortgages? Struggling with shares?
The Money Box team is here to help.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Picturegoer and Mrs Barrett by KEN HOARE
Read by Geoffrey Collins Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Mrs Barrett
Unknown: Ken Hoare
Read By: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from Punshon Memorial Methodist Church, Bournemouth
Led by THE REV ERNEST REA with the choir of the BOURNEMOUTH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Hymns: Prayer of St Francis; Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (sop 507); Anthem: For the beauty of the earth
Reading (Good News): John 16, vv 4-11
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ernest Rea

: For Schools

11.0 Music Makers 5: The Park Keeper (full performance) by TED GLOVER and PETER HUTCHINGS. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
5: Machines and Robots Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (5) Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Lucky Numbers by FRED HARRIS (e)


Unknown: Ted Glover
Unknown: Peter Hutchings.
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Tales from Araby

2: Outposts of Diplomacy
In which June Knox-Mawer collects the real life stories of those who represented Britain in Aden, Iraq and many other desert stations. Whether of playing cricket in Mukulla, boating on the Tigris or dancing at Steamer Point, the British political or legal officers and their wives retain vivid and often touching memories. Producer JULIAN HALE
(Re.broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Julian Hale

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Fleur Adcock Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and GEOFFERY COLLINS producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Reauests to: Poetry Please! BBC, BristolBS82LR


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Presented By: Readers Barbara Jefford
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yoars

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


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

A trivia game based on the rules of cricket
Umpire Brian Johnston Team captains
Tim Rice , Willie Rushton Spinners Michael Aspel and Robin Bailey
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER. Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30 pm)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Michael Aspel
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Statisticians Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: Groundsman Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Party Election Broadcast

by the SDP/Liberal Alliance

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer 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 KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.5 Playtime Wet and Dry Presented by SANDRA KERR and BEN THOMAS Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work The Work Game Parts 1 and 2 by JULIAN COLEMAN (R) (e)
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) The Guarded Fleece A Greek legend retold by ALARIC COTTER (R)(e)


Presented By: Joe Dunlop
Presented By: Storyteller Jane
Script By: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Ben Thomas
Unknown: Julian Coleman
Unknown: Alaric Cotter

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sarah Dunant Take millions of bacteria reproducing every 20 minutes, place in a warm atmosphere and allow to simmer. According to chiropodist Lyn Cheeter that is one recipe for ensuring a particularly pungent pair of pedestrian parts. Smelly feet - do you suffer from them?
Andrea Adams offers advice.
Serial: Duplicate Keys by JANE SMILEY abridged in 11 episodes byPATMCLOUGHLIN
Read by Shelley Thompson (9) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Lyn Cheeter
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Unknown: Jane Smiley
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Death's Head Berlin byjACKGERSON Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Women Who Write
Why are 'women writers' identified by gender while male authors never are? Feminist or romantic - what do women write and how does being labelled by their sex alter their ideas? Margaret Walters reports as the Feminist Book Fortnight gets under way.


Unknown: Margaret Walters

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHFIFM5.5D-5.55


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

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

Without hesitation, the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio with Kenneth Williams Peter Jones , Barry Cryer and Tim Rice
In the thick, the Chair, and frequent confusion Nicholas Parsons
Devised by LAN MESSITER Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns with his team of investigators.


Unknown: John Waite

: SO4

: The Monday Play

Mothers and Shadows by OLWEN WYMARK adapted from the novel by MARTA TRABA with Argentina - Uruguay - late
1970s: Dolores and Irene have nothing in common, except that they live in the land of the disappeared ones. Their story reflects the fear and anger experienced by the thousands of mothers who live and watch their loved ones die in this incomprehensible world of terror. other parts played by STEPHEN TOMPUN , ANN RYE
Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Manchester Stereo
(Re-broadcast nert Saturday)


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Novel By: Marta Traba
Played By: Stephen Tompun
Played By: Ann Rye
Played By: Jonquille Chantrey
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Irene: Yvonne Bryceland
Dolores: And Harriet Walter
Victoria: Christine Kavanagh
Christina: Ann Morrish
Luisa: Julie Berry
Enrique: Alan Parnaby
Eduardo: Robert Whelan
Director: Jon Strickland
Dolores' mother: Joan Campion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Memoirs of Mipsie by MARY DUNN
Read by Margot Boyd (6) (R)


Unknown: Mary Dunn
Read By: Margot Boyd

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Election Platform

Extracts from the major political speeches of the day from constituencies round the country

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 The Conquest of Scurvy
11.50 Rome: The Work of Agrippa
12.10 am Music Interlude

: A Green Window

Four country diary columnists - Tad Ellis, Audrey Insch
Maurice Burton and Colin Luckhurst - talk about their work.


Unknown: Audrey Insch
Unknown: Maurice Burton
Unknown: Colin Luckhurst

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History - A-level Cromwell and the Crown Narrated by DR JOHN MORRILL


Unknown: Dr John Morrill

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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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