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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Earth to Earth

Part 8

: News

: Midweek withLibbyPurves

Producer LIZ BANO. Stereo


Producer: Liz Bano.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Clay Jones and his team of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sid Robertson answer gardening queries sent in by post.
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time. BBC, POBox27, Manchester M60 I SJ Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefax page 287


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

A Little Comfort byJILLNORRIS
Read by Fleur Chandler Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Fleur Chandler
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM P 84; Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC HB 351); Psalm 1; Matthew 18, vv 23-35; Rise up, Omen of God (BBC HB 364) Stereo

: You the Jury

The last of four debates in which issues of controversy and concern are put before an audience of jurors at the BBC's Paris Theatre.
Britain's special relationship with the USA has outlived its usefulness
Chairman Dick Taverne , qc Proposer
The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Opposer
Sir Nicholas Henderson , former British Ambassador to the United States


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Unknown: Sheena MacKenzie
Unknown: Jean Snedegar

: For Schools

ll.OOSingingTogether Presented by FERGUS O’KELLY (4) Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Secret of the Maya 2: Timeslip by DAVID SHEPPARD Presented by KIM CLIFFORD Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 Reading Corner 14: Quaka Raja Written and told by GRACE HALLWORTH. Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner 4: Quarrel and Fight by CYNTHIA MITCHELL Stereo (e)


Unknown: David Sheppard
Presented By: Kim Clifford
Told By: Grace Hallworth.

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library.
Questions, on postcards only, please, W Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Kingsley Amis Sextet

A season of plays adapted from his short stories Dear Illusion dramatised by JOHN SCOTNEY
E. A. Potter is thought to be a great poet, but what does he feel abouthimself?
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo ('I Spy Strangers' next Sunday)


Dramatised By: John Scotney
Unknown: E. A. Potter
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
E A Potter: Freddie Jones
Sue MacNamara: Carolyn Pickles
Pat Bowes: Shaun Prendergast
Charles Ardwin: Brian Hewurr
Sir Robert: Alan Dudley
Guard: Michael Deacon

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Down the Clyde by WILMA HORSBRUGH Stereo
2.05 Wavelength Plus 16-19s The radio magazine on post-16 education and training. Presented by LAURA PENN (e) Ring Freefone [number removed] during the programme or between 7.00 and 8. 00pm for information on courses, chances and opportunities.


Presented By: Laura Penn

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Trouble Comes in Threes: for a parent of triplets, even a simple walk with young toddlers on restraining reins can feel like leading a team of huskies. Sara Parker looks at some of the social effects of multiple births. Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sara Parker

: The Afternoon Play

Ian and Danny are both unemployed. The difference between them is that Ian has never worked, whereas Danny was proud to be a shipyard worker. Moira, Danny's wife, can do nothing but watch him grow more and more demoralised - until something happens to j olt him out of that state of mind.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: John Chambers
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Danny: Paul Gregory
Moira: Sandraclark
: Ian Johnlangford
Janet: Sharon Muircroft
Tom: Robert Picka Vance
Tina: Julie Berry
Train guard/Football supporter: Christopher Lang

: Time for Verse

A Defeated Tribe
Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill presents her selection of Irish poetry in English translation. BBC Northern Ireland

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer DAVID LEVY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: David Levy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Salami Westerns?
Hungarian films have won a high international reputation for being innovative and outspoken. But at home the audiences prefer American blockbusters. As the Hungarian film industry tries to be more responsive to its local public, there's a danger that films become more populist but less Hungarian. Meanwhile, film-makers are calling for higher seat prices and less generous funding!
Christopher Cook investigates. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

Halfanhourof reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: About Face

The Face that Launched a Thousand Slips
Three programmes in which Peter Evans looks on as scientists examine that most precious thing, the human face. 2: The extraordinary face processor inside our heads. Producer NICHOLAS MORGAN


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am LW)

: The Elephant Plays

The Transmogrification of Herbert Mellish by MARCIA KAHAN Stereo


Unknown: Herbert Mellish

: Down the Market

In the second of three programmes, Allan Smith takes you to the heart of Stockport where a general market, famous for the traditionally rebellious spirit of its traders, has been thriving for over 700 years. Producer JENNY HARGREAVES


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills 8: Bertran andBimi

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: The Day London Lost Its Nerve

London - like most large cities - has had its share of civil disorder. One of the most bizarre examples took place in February 1886 when a meeting, called to protest against the plight of the destitute and homeless, led to mass looting, violence and a state of general panic. Afterwards the popular orator John Burns and the journalist Henry Hyndman were charged with sedition.
Mitch Raper relates what led up to their arrest and what took place at the trial.
With Hugh Dickson as John Burns
Edward de Souza as Henry Hyndman
Producer SALLY THOMPSON Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: Henry Hyndman
Unknown: Mitch Raper
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: John Burns
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Henry Hyndman
Unknown: William Eedle.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Producer: Sally Thompson

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Geography: Home or Away
12.30 Over to the London Weather Centre Written and narrated by ASTLEY JONES Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (e) (Slide Resource Pack available) and at 12.50 Forecasting for Continent Written and narrated by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Directed by DAN GARRETT (e)


Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock
Directed By: Dan Garrett

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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