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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

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With DEREK WILLIAMS BBC Bristol Stereo

: Today

Presented by SueMacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FIMGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Fimgan
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Charlotte Green

: Ion Skidmora

Ian Skidmore hunts for treasures in the Sound Archives. producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week

dives head first into the world of gossip, opinion and comment as Nigel Dempster heads a team of Fleet Street columnists in 55 minutes of conversation.
Jean Rook, the first lady of Fleet Street, and Jancis Robinson, the first lady of wine, join him as they meet personalities whose activities in the coming week will be making the headlines. (Stereo)


Presenter: Nigel Dempster
Guest: Jean Rook
Guest: Jancis Robinson
Producer: Rod MacRae
Producer: Julia Bicknell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Lost in a Nightmare by RICHARD RAYNER
Read by Natasha Pyne Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Richard Rayner
Read By: Natasha Pyne
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Charlton-in-Dover, Kent, led by FRANK TOPPING
Hymns (BBC HB): Christ, whose glory fills the sky (137); The
Church's one foundation (184)

: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Through High Plains to High Adventure
Last year two British cousins, Richard and Nick Crane , set out to cycle for charity to 'the centre of the earth' - the most remote place from any coastline in the world, in the heart of the desert of China's Xinjiang Province.
They took with them little more than the clothes they stood up in, a sleeping bag, a litre of water each and a portable tape recorder.
The second of two actuality documentaries, recorded as it happened.
Producer Simon Elmes
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Subject: Richard Crane
Subject: Nick Crane
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by D. J. Enright Readers SHEILA MITCHELL and DENYS HAWTHORNE
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: You and Yours

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 Leslie Crowther Peter Jones
Groundsman PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Spinners Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Peter McKey
Unknown: Malcolm Williamson
Unknown: 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

CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP reads Walter Crumpton and Doris the Duck by KATE WILKINSON Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Walter Crumpton
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Barbara Groom
Doctor, I feel so tired ...
If you go to your surgery complaining of general lethargy, you may be told you are neurotic, but research now suggests that you could be suffering from post-viral fatigue syndrome. Bettina Dudkin reports on a condition which can dominate your life for several years.
Serial: No More than Human by MAURA LAVERTY , abridged in 12 episodes by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by Maureen O'Brien (12)
(Music: Torroba's Dialogos for guitar and orchestra)


Introduced By: Barbara Groom
Unknown: Bettina Dudkin
Unknown: Maura Laverty
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play: The House at Spook Corner

by Bob Couttie

: Kaleidoscope

Verse and Circuses
A profile of 'The Circus of Poets', a South Yorkshire performance poetry group, who appear nationwide in clubs, pubs, schools and arts centres merging literary art with pure cabaret.
Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen

: PM

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


Presented By: Carole West
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: 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 of your complaints about injustice.


Unknown: John Waite

: S04

Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research in science, medicine, and technology.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The Monday Play

Fey byFRANK ASH with
David Lynn , obsessed with guilt over the death of his wife in a car crash, decides to re-visit the scene of their honeymoon in Scotland. He is also an actor, and as his obsession takes hold, fantasy and reality become increasingly blurred, particularly when he meets
Shelagh, a stranger, on a train.
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Frank Ash
Unknown: David Lynn
Directed By: Pat Trueman.
David Lynn: Lewis Fiander
Shelagh Fraser: Jennifer Piercey
Fliss: Susie Brann
Porter: John Samson
Mother: Diana Olsson
Ken: Steve Hodson
Sail: Sally Edwards
Peter: Martyn Read
Policeman/MC: Paul Gregory
Schoolboy: Steven Harrold
Elderly teacher: Margaret Ward
Teacher: Andrew Branch

: Tidy Answers

Bill Tidy continues his search for the answers to life's most profound questions. Why do you always pick the slowest queue at the bank or supermarket? Why are women always late? Why don't Russians play golf? Tune in for Tidy Answers. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

The Songlines by BRUCE CHATWIN abridged in ten parts by DAVID BUCK
Read by Michael Siberry (6) Producer MAURICE LETTCH


Read By: Michael Siberry
Producer: Maurice Lettch

: 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 Voltaire and the Calas Affair
11.50 Thomas Hardy 's Poetry


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: News

followed by an interlude

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.

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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