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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


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With THE REV NOEL BATTYE BBC Northern Ireland

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe in London with John Humphrys at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Andy Smith

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Harris


Unknown: Peter Harris

: A Cure for Serpents

by the DUKE OF PIRAJNO abridged in ten instalments by JANE MAYS
Read by Julian Glover (6) BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Jane Mays
Read By: Julian Glover

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

Live and lively conversation as Russell and his guests anticipate the week ahead. Producers ELAINE BEDELL and IAN GARDHOUSE Stereo


Producers: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The financial world has changed dramatically in the past year. Banks, building societies, insurance companies, unit trusts and investment advisers are busy adapting to the new climate of consumer protection under the Financial Services Act, while the City struggles to cope with the demands of millions of small shareholders. Over the next few months there'll be more privatisations, the start of new-style personal pensions and a shake-up in social security.
It is an exciting and challenging time as the Money Box team start their llth year.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Birds on the Wing byKIERANFAGAN
Read by Brid Brennan Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Brid Brennan
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from Pebble Mill, Birmingham with Ex Cathedra
For the fruits of his creation (Hymns and Psalms 342);
O praise the Lord (Batten); Johnl5,vvl-8(NIV);
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BBC HB 534)
BBC Pebble Mill Stereo

: Down Your Way

Weatherman Ian McCaskill wonders if he's got the season rather than the forecast wrong when he encounters Christmas trees and ice hockey on a flying visit to the new Clyde Oil Rig in the middle of the North Sea.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Ian McCaskill
Producer: Jill Marshall

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Rumpelstiltskin (2) With JILL SHILLING andlANHUMPHRIS Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
2: There Was a Crooked Man written by KATE HARRISON (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR With RORY MCLEOD (2) Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Up, Up and Away by FRED HARRIS Stereo (e)


Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod

: Poetry Pleasel

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Anne Stevenson Readers PETER JEFFREY andUNSAGOVSKY
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Presented By: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC. London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Pencil case special edition Ruler Barry Cryer
Rubber Willie Rushton
Compass Graeme Garden
Protractor Tim Brooke-Taylor Pencil Case
Humphrey Lyttelton
Musical Pencil COLIN SELL Zip PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Unknown: Zip Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Nick Worrall
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Let's Go to the Children's Farm Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN with children from COLMORE ROAD INFANT SCHOOL. BIRMINGHAM Today's story: Piggo Goes to Playschool written and read by PAM AYRES Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN
2.05 Playtime Let's Go to the Farm Presented by JANET PALMER and TONY AITKEN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast Fri 11.20am VHF/FM)
2.20 Science Scope 2: Chalk and Cheese Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 2: Amphibians (e)


Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Read By: Pam Ayres
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Janet Palmer
Presented By: Tony Aitken.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray At what age should teenagers start to wear make-up, drink in pubs, or party alone? The first of a series in which counsellor Alison Crosthwaite helps to resolve some common conflicts. Serial: Prenez Garde by TERENCE DE VERE white, abridged in 11 episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Robert Hickson (10) (Music: Hamilton Harty 's 'The Stream in the Glen')


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alison Crosthwaite
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Robert Hickson
Music: Hamilton Harty

: The Afternoon Play

Mybabymine by PAUL angeus

: Kaleidoscope

It's Only a Story
Sid Chaplin wanted to be a scientist or a preacher. He became a miner and a writer instead. As his native North East celebrates his memory with a new play based on his stories, Paul Allen reports on Sid Chaplin 's life and work.


Unknown: Sid Chaplin
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Sid Chaplin

: PM

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


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Radio Active


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Beyond the Gravy

No-one enjoys a gravy-dinner more than Ruth Parry , but she's surprised to discover that sociologist Dr Anne Murcott sees it as a ritual which reflects the woman's role at home and in the community.


Unknown: Ruth Parry
Unknown: Dr Anne Murcott

: Science Now

: The Monday Play

Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home by LISA EVANS
Lizzie has lived through good times and bad times. Her family's history is a vivid one - from slavery to martyrdom. Lizzie was born black in America's Deep South.
Directed by PETER KING Stereo


Unknown: Lisa Evans
Directed By: Peter King
Lizzie: Morel Bernard
young Lizzie: Sonia Saul
Mama: Claudette Williams
Marguerite: Stacey Zuckerman
Sojourner Truth: Carmen Munroe
Joanne: Elizabeth Bell
Louella: Nancy Gair
Great Uncle Chrystal: Al Matthews
Charles: Sylvester Williams
White heckler: Colin Stinton

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles takes the opportunity to remove their tail coats, loosen their bow ties and show off their metal, by displaying the lighter side of their repertoire in the last of an occasional series. Featuring
Bryan Allen (trumpet)
Andy Culshaw (trumpet) Stephen Roberts (horn) Simon Hogg (trombone) Owen Slade (tuba)
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo


Unknown: Bryan Allen
Unknown: Andy Culshaw
Horn: Stephen Roberts
Horn: Simon Hogg
Unknown: Owen Slade

: 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: John Boundy
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
11:4 Victim of the Revolution Stereo (Final episode tomorrow)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment, including special coverage by Stuart Simon of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Presented By: David Sells
Unknown: Stuart Simon

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Notes from Abroad

A musical sketch of Italy Stereo records

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-Level English Satire 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.

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