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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest.


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC's
Religious Affairs Correspondent Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

News and conversation from the world of sport, all woven together by Cliff Morgan. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. In all four corners of the earth he leaves no stone unturned, discovering new and exciting holidays and tackling those trips that have not lived up to expectations. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs make up the team that makes sense of the world of travel.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with studio guests, and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry.
Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by AUSTAIR BEATON
(Re-broadcast at 11.0pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: Talking Politics

During the summer recess,
Talking Politics joins five MPs for a political and personal tour around their constituencies. 1: Bury North
Conservative MP Alistair Burt talks to Gerry Northam about the Lancashire town where he grew up and which he now represents in Parliament. Producer MARGARET HILL


Talks: Alistair Burt
Unknown: Gerry Northam

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad
Producer david POWELL


Producer: David Powell

: On The Big Day

The first of five programmes observes the events of the Lancashire Cat Club Show, Belle Vue, Manchester.
(Details on Thursday at 9.5am)

: Quote.... Unquote

Women's underwear, the Riot
Act and Stanley Baldwin -just a few of the subjects covered in this week's programme.
A distinguished panel includes Lord Deedes, Lord Elwyn-Jones Brian Glover and Peter Kellner. Devised, written and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer JO BUNTING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Lord Elwyn-Jones Brian Glover
Unknown: Peter Kellner.
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Jo Bunting.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

The playwright Alan Bleasdale presents a selection of his favourite poetry and prose. Readers JULIE WALTERS and MICHAEL ANGELIS


Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Readers: Julie Walters

: Second Edition

The connection between
Jimmy Jewel, Basil Brush and Napoleon Bonaparte is revealed as Gillian Reynolds and her guests take a look back at some of the best of Radio 4's magazine programmes.


Producers: Lucy Lunt

: The Afternoon Play A Patriot for Mrs Blythe

by ALAN BERRIE with Frances Tomelty
Orla Nightly tormented by terrible dreams (which paint cruel pictures of her father's death) and deserted by her husband, Orla must come to terms with her sense of loss. Then, as if by a miracle, a beautiful, passionate young believer enters her life. Orla believes that Tom has come to save her but is he all that he appears?
Directed by SUSAN HOGG. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Berrie
Directed By: Susan Hogg.

: Options

4.30 American Authors BEL MOONEY presents a portrait of the life and work of six American writers.
3: Sylvia Plath (1932-63) Born in Boston, a scholarship took her to England, where she met and married the British poet Ted Hughes. She suffered from a form of manic depression and the best of her poetry evokes, with chilling accuracy, descriptions of psychological terror. Consultant DR MIKE WOOLF (e)
5.0 The State of Industry The fourth of six programmes in which ROBERT HELLER , Editorial Director of Management Today, takes stock of Britain's manufacturers - focusing this week on electronics and computers. (R)(e) Book, same title, £10.95 from booksellers
5.30 Franc-parler Lejeu radiophonique pour ceux qui veulent apprendre a mieux communiquer en francais. Presente par CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGORE CAREL
7eme emission: Families Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT (R)(e) Book, £5.95; set of two cassettes, £7.95 from retailers


Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Ted Hughes.
Unknown: Dr Mike Woolf
Unknown: Robert Heller
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: S04

Science on 4 What do you get if you encourage thousands of the best minds in the world to indulge their curiosity? The answer is a lot of discoveries and developments in science, medicine, and technology - some important, all of them interesting.
Geoff Watts selects highlights from recent research. With reports from
Peter Evans , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7. 45pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Jenny Walker

: The Living World

Peter France goes underground to a rhizotron laboratory where scientists hope to shed more light on life in the soil beneath our feet.


Unknown: Peter France

: Week Ending

A satirical view of the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover

: News

Reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dame Janet Baker , the renowned mezzo-soprano, talks to Dr Anthony Clare about the major influences which have shaped her life.


Unknown: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Trent's Last Case

by E.C. Bentley, adapted by Alan Downer
with Martin Jarvis as Philip Trent

Sigsbee Manderson is renowned and hated throughout the financial world. One day he's found murdered and the brilliant Trent is put on the case, a case that will prove to be his last, and certainly one he won't forget.
(Stereo) (R) (Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0 pm)


Author: E.C. Bentley
Adapted by: Alan Downer
Director: Gerry Jones
Philip Trent: Martin Jarvis
Mabel Manderson: Helena Breck
Marlowe: Simon Hewitt
Bunner: Brian Hewlett
Cupples: Manning Wilson
Insp Murch: Alan Downer
Martin: Stephen Thorne
Sir James Molloy: Sean Barrett
Mrs Morgan: Joanna Wake
Figgis: Paul Gregory
Eddison: David Goodland
Williams: Stuart Organ
Abbott: Simon Cuff
Dr Stock: Stephen Hattersley

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JUDITH ROLES. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Thriller!

A Fatal Inversion by RUTH RENDELL writing as BARBARA VINE abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Lewis Fiander 6: A Face of Despair
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: In Keeping with Tradition

One's got to be fairly acquisitive in finding new objects for the collection and quite keen on ferreting out information about it. Also you've got to write labels which, we hope, make sense to the average person not too technically minded.
Keith Allan continues his inquiries into the keeper's traditional craft with a visit to the Science Museum in London to meet Dr Denys Vaughan , Keeper of the Clocks. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Dr Denys Vaughan

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour. This week:
Seriously Though, Folks
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 12.25pm)


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Written By: Stephen Leacock
Written By: Ogden Nash.
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Even Looser Ends

(This morning programme with at least 2. per cent extra)

: *am 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.

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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