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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
700, 8.00 Today's News Head by BRYAN MARTIN '•25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Earth to Earth

Written and read by John Cornwell (9) abridged in nine parts gy MICHAEL BOWEN producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R) revised


Read By: John Cornwell
Unknown: Michael Bowen

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
Write to: Face the Facts, BBC. London WIA 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9-10 Together: An Assembly for Schools: Choices 3 by MICHAEL BARTLETT Presented by NICK PAGE Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language The Haunting (3) by MARGARET MAHY adapted by zoi: BAILEY (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Saxon Village 1: Setting the Scene byTONYCOULT Storyteller CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo (e)
10.10 Something to Think About Dangerous Water by ALAN JENKINS (e)
10.20 Discovery Bravery and Courage (2) What Makes People Brave? by ELIZABETH PEIRCE Presented by iain LAUCHLAN Stereo (e)
10.30 Talkwaves Rocket to Fame by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Michael Bartlett
Presented By: Nick Page
Unknown: Margaret Mahy
Unknown: Alan Jenkins
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Unknown: John Taylor.

: The Natural History Programme

A 50-strong armed security force seems a little excessive for the average farmer. But that's exactly what's required when your prize bull isn't a placid
Hereford but a two tonne black rhino. Fergus Keeling visits a private ranch in Northern
Kenya which contains 50 rhino - one tenth of the population of the entire country - and accompanies rhino tracker Rob Brett through the mist-laden scrub in search of this elusive and dangerous creature. Producer MILES BARTON. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Rob Brett

: Medicine Now

This week sees the climax of the centenary celebrations of the National Institutes of Health, America's largest biomedical research organisation.
Geoff Watts reports on its history and achievements. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Morning Story

A Weekend by the Sea by RUTH MCLAUCHLAN
Read by Denys Hawthorne Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Chris Spurr

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11 00 Teachers Talk The New National Curriculum 4: SIR WILFRED COCKROFT , Chief Executive, Secondary Examinations Council, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR. (e) 11 05 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News. BBC School Radio London W1A 4WW Message Machine [number removed]
11.30 Stories from Our Street
4: The Marvellous Monster (R) (e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Yannikas and Marika A Czech folk tale read by JOHN HOLLIS (R) (e)


Unknown: Sir Wilfred Cockroft
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Read By: John Hollis

: Analysis

Grey Matters
Peter Hennessy chairs a discussion on the future of higher education in Britain. Producer CAROLINE ANSTEY


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: School Reports

The headmaster makes his spring report to the governors of Bilton School.
A 'stalkory' (fact and fiction intertwined) written and read by Alex Ferguson. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Alex Ferguson.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: After Henry

in Lines of Communication
'It's been wonderfully peaceful. Or it would have been if I hadn't felt so guilty all the time. I mean, really - she is the one who is 100 per cent in the wrong, and I am the one who feels guilty!'
Written by SIMON BRETT
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: And Gerry Cowper

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Moonrocket Stereo
2.05 Looking at Nature The Spider Hunters ROBIN ROBBINS ShOWS TIMMY MALLETT her spider hunting kit. Stereo (e)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! The Hungry Dragons Storyteller PETER CUTTS written by RON JAMES. Stereo (R) (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind Fire Mountain by zoe BAILEY (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Return to Badlidrempt (4) by DEREK FARMER. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Robin Robbins
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Peter Cutts
Written By: Ron James.
Unknown: Zoe Bailey

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Guest of the Week:
Robin Leigh-Pemberton , Governor of the Bank of England Serial:
The Fashion in Shrouds (9)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Robin Leigh-Pemberton

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde presents Radio 4's good books programme.
This week: an interview with prize-winning novelist Ruth Prawer Jhabvala , whose new novel Three Continents has just been published. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: 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

With CHAKLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

(He-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Love and Fame

A feature on the life and work of the American poet John Berryman compiled byMICHAEL BUTT
He was capable of the heights of poetic exaltation and of the depths of self-degrading alcoholic stupor. He achieved fame as a poet, great distinction as a university lecturer, but his spirit was restless, his self-awareness painful. On 7 January 1972, aged 57,
John Berryman walked to the Washington Avenue Bridge - high over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis -jumped up on the railing and fell to his death. With ANDREW BRANCH, SUSIE BRANN DEBORAH MAKEPEACE , DIANA OLSSON and PHILLIP O’SULLIVAN
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Berryman
Unknown: Michael Butt
Unknown: John Berryman
Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Deborah Makepeace
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Directed By: John Theocharis
John Berryman: Joss Ackland

: The Best Hope

Aggression is aggression, against nice chaps or nasty chaps. The United Nations
Charter makes no distinction. The Gulf War, between two independent states in which the great powers have no direct interest, is exactly the kind of conflict the UN was devised to prevent. Sir Brian Urquhart who recently retired as Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs, examines the handling of the seven-year war by the international community, and the significance of new agreements between Britain, France, China, the USA and the USSR. With
Secretary-General Javier Perez De Cuellar ; Richard Murphy ,
US Assistant Secretary of State: Vladimir Petrovskiy , Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister;
Mohamed Sahnoun , Algerian Ambassador to the US;
Cyrus Vance , US Secretary of State in 1980: Sir Anthony Parsons and Donald McHenry , the representatives of Britain and the United States at the UN in 1980. Producer MICHAEL STEVENSON
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Sir Brian Urquhart
Unknown: General Javier Perez
Unknown: De Cuellar
Unknown: Richard Murphy
Unknown: Vladimir Petrovskiy
Unknown: Mohamed Sahnoun
Unknown: Cyrus Vance
Unknown: Sir Anthony Parsons
Unknown: Donald McHenry
Producer: Michael Stevenson

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC.London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 4. 00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

A monthly scries of 12 programmes.
For the people of the East an individual's animal sign, dictated by the year of birth, plays a central role in the formation of their relationships. Barry Fantoni tests the accuracy of this ancient oriental game with Anneka Rice and her agent and friend, Catherine Kenyon.
(Re-broadcast next Thursday)


Unknown: Barry Fantoni
Unknown: Anneka Rice
Unknown: Catherine Kenyon.
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

Plain Tales from the Hills 9: Beyond the Pale

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment.


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Organic Chemistry
12.10am Music Interlude

: Everyone Wants to Win

Streethockey - played on roller skates with ice hockey sticks - is fast becoming a popular sport. Players and organisers discuss the evolution of the game from street corner to organised leagues and sponsored tournaments, and talk about their ambitions for the future.
Researched and compiled by AMANDA WILLETT
Producer ED THOMASON (R)


Unknown: Amanda Willett

: 'am LW News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Geography: Home or Away
12.30 River Authority - UK written and narrated by JUDITH ROBERTS Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (e) and at 12.50 Snowy Mountain Scheme written and narrated by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Directed by DAN GARRETT (e)


Unknown: Judith Roberts
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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