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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

An interview with a prominent figure in agriculture, followed by a five-day weather forecast Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Richard Holloway

: Today

Presented by Chris Lowe 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: Chris Lowe
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: John Inverdale

: The Week on 4

with David Symonds


Unknown: David Symonds

: The Amateur Emigrant

by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON abridged in five episodes by TREVOR ROYLE
Read by Paul Young (1)
In 1879 the young Stevenson left Scotland, at odds with his family and in anxious pursuit of his future wife. This is his classic account of his passage to the New World.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Trevor Royle
Read By: Paul Young
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: News

: Start the Week

In the first of a special summer season, Noel Edmonds heads a team of television personalities, including Janet Street-Porter and Ian McCaskill , into a later than usual breakfast encounter. Will they deliver some 'golden eggs' or be left with egg on their faces as they meet guests for whom the week holds something a bit special?
Later in the series teams of comedy writers, novelists, columnists, reporters and scientists will take up the challenge as the home team. Producers ROD MACRAE and JULIA BICKNELL. Stereo


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Julia Bicknell.

: Money Box

Louise Botting asks the experts how the Election result will affect your finances.


Unknown: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The End of the Flight by SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Read by William Eedle


Author: Somerset Maugham
Reader: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

from St Andrew's and St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh
Like a Shepherd; God is working his purpose out; Blessing and honour and glory and power Presented by John Arnott Organist TOM LAING-REILLY
Choir director PETER DOUGLAS


Presented By: John Arnott
Organist: Tom Laing-Reilly
Director: Peter Douglas

: Tales from Araby

3: Breaking the Spell
In which June Knox-Mawer ends her series of recollections of British people who once lived and worked in the Arabian
Peninsular. Early oil explorers, missionaries, doctors and many others recall the times before wealth and nationalism thrust Araby into the modem age. Producer JULIAN HALE


Producer: Julian Hale

: Poetry Pleasel

Listeners' poetry requests Presented by D. J. Enright Readers SHEILA MITCHELL and DENYS HAWTHORNE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: D. J. Enright
Readers: Sheila Mitchell
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Trivia Test Match

Umpire Brian Johnston
Team captains Tim Rice, Willie Rushton
Spinners Bernard Cribbins and Stephen Fry
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER.
Stereo (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Statisticians Peter Hickey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Thirza Ashelford
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from the North East by Julia Shaw
To while away the long hours in their crane cabs three Sheffield women took to communicating in verse - poems on anything from "The Men Below' to 'No
Time to Go'. Now their collected works are being published to the amusement of some and the embarrassment of others.
Sonia Beesley talks to some of the newly-elected women
MPs.... looking forward to their first day in Parliament. Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
Serial: No More than Human by MAURA LAVERTY abridged in 12 episodes by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by Maureen O'Brien (2) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Julia Shaw
Talks: Sonia Beesley
Producer: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Maura Laverty
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Tom and Jerry by JOAN SADLER Stereo


Unknown: Joan Sadler

: Kaleidoscope

An American in London Michael Tilson-Thomas,
Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Gershwin's death with an ambitious festival at London's Barbican Centre. Michael Berkeley talks to him about his musical discoveries in the Gershwin family archives.


Talks: Michael Berkeley

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Bill Frost
Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report


Unknown: Charlotte Green

: Just a Minute!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag.
If you have any information about major abuses, write to: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite

: S04

: The Monday Play

Dreams, Secrets, Beautiful Lies by ROBERT FERGUSON
(winner of a Giles Cooper Award) with An idyllic English village in autumn sunshine seems the perfect setting for a family outing to buy a country cottage, but things don't always work planned, especiallyout during the 11 'lost' days of Directed by RICHARD IMISON. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)
'Best Radio Plays of 1986; the Giles Cooper Award Winners, £12.95from booksellers


Unknown: Robert Ferguson
Directed By: Richard Imison.
Pamela: Diana Quick
Edward: Charles Kay
Emily: Emma Glasner
Mrs Finzi: Ellen McIntosh
Sexton: Alan Thompson

: God's Acre

A year in the life of an English village, In the third of 12 monthly talks Wilfred De'Ath reports on June in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Wilfred De'Ath

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rachel Yorke
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Love Child by EDITH OUVIER abridged and read in five parts by Lynn Farleigh (1)
At 32, her mother dead,
Agatha Bodenham finds herself quite alone. She summons back to life the only friend she ever knew, Clarissa, the dream companion of her childhood.
Producer MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Edith Ouvier
Unknown: Lynn Farleigh
Unknown: Agatha Bodenham
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 The Enlightenment: Batty Langley
11.50 Henry James and some Fellow Novelists.
12.10 am Music Interlude


Unknown: Henry James

: The Emperor in Bath

In 1936 His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie set up court in a suburban villa on the outskirts of Bath. The Italians were in his palace in Abyssinia and the British deemed Bath sufficiently remote to avoid his being a political embarrassment.
Jenni Mills discovers how the people of Bath reacted. BBC Bristol (R)


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

When in Spain A 40-minute compilation from the new series recently broadcast in Options. ANDREW SACHS learns about Spain and the Spanish language from CRISTINA LAGO and MIGUEL PENARANDA. Producer ALAN WILDING (e)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Producer: Alan Wilding

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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