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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
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Three Stories

by ELIZABETH BOWEN abridged by JANET HICKSON Read by Patricia Hodge 2: Pink May


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Read By: Patricia Hodge

: 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
Producers: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Royal British Legion

Michael Caine talks about the work of this national organisation and its need for Poppy Appeal collectors.
Volunteers can ring [number removed] and ask for 'Freefone Poppy Appeal'


Talks: Michael Caine

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The 1986-7 Unit Trust Investor of the Year
The IBC Unit Trust Conference at London's Cafe Royal is the venue for the presentation to this year's winner by UTA Chairman Bill Stuttaford.
Most markets round the world have had a good run in the past year, and gains have been substantial. But, as always, the result has been in doubt right up to the end.
0 INFO: page 95


Presented By: Louise Botting
Unknown: Bill Stuttaford.

: Morning Story

A Snake without a Tail byjOHNGRILLO
Read by Michael Tudor Barnes Producer SHEILA FOX


Read By: Michael Tudor Barnes
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from Christ's and Notre Dame College of Education, Liverpool
Led by Julia Brosnan
New Every Morning, page 84 Hymns: "Be not afraid"; "Freely, freely"; "The Lord is my shepherd"; "Spirit of the living God".
Reading (GNB): Matthew 18, vv 23-35
Leader of the College Folk Group, George Cook
BBC Manchester


Service led by: Julia Brosnan
College folk group leader: George Cook

: Down Your Way

Aquarius (21 Jan-19 Feb) There's nostalgia in the heavens as you go on a journey of rediscovery. A day for renewing old relationships and finding a friend in a cool, dark stranger from the East. Expect a few surprises from Gemini today and beware the busy worker in the woods.
Astrologer Russell Grant 's horoscope as he follows his stars to the village of Harefield in Middlesex, scene of many a boyhood adventure and home to the famous heart hospital. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBCBristol


Unknown: Russell Grant
Producer: Jill Marshall

: For Schools

This week's programmes will be re-broadcast next weekfor the benefit of those on half-term holiday.
11.00 Music Makers Rumpelstiltskin (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
5: Old MacDonald Goes to Town Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with RORY MCLEOD (5) Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Splish, Splash by BARBARA METCALF. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Jill Shilling.
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod
Unknown: Barbara Metcalf.

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Anne Stevenson Readers PETER JEFFREY and UN SAGOVSKY
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


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

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
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 W1A 4WW


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

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

The Final Conflict In the Chair
Humphrey Lyttelton
In the sofa Tim Brooke-Taylor Barry Cryer. Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton
On the piano colin SELL
On the dole PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: Autumn All Around Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY and FRED HARRIS Today's story: Sparrow Flies Away by ROBERT FISKER Script ANGELA GARNER Producer mary kalemkerian Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Let's Go to the Market Presented by SANDRA KERR and louis ROBINSON Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at
11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope 5: Life Cycles Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 5: Fish (e)


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Fred Harris
Unknown: Robert Fisker
Script: Angela Garner
Presented By: Sandra Kerr

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Who is Vanna?
In the USA 43 million people watch her every day - she never speaks, she just turns the letters on a game show called
The Wheel of Fortune and she's become as famous in the States as the Princess of Wales is here. Tessa Shaw meets Vanna in Los Angeles on the set of the quiz show.
Serial: The Fashion in Shrouds by MARGERY ALUNGHAM abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Jeremy Nicholas (11) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Tessa Shaw
Unknown: Margery Alungham
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Jeremy Nicholas

: The Afternoon Play

A Long Memory by PETER SIMPKIN Stereo


Unknown: Peter Simpkin

: Kaleidoscope

When Shall We 15 Meet Again? There are at least 15 weird sisters in five productions of the Scottish play around the country; from the Kunju Macbeth to the new Half Moon Theatre production.
Paul Allen dares various stages to investigate what struts and frets upon the boards.


Unknown: Kunju MacBeth
Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


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

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The Monday Play

Errors of the Past by DIANA BISHOP with and 'I'm afraid my reaction to Barbara's call was that whatever family gathering she had in mind, I was well out of it. The whole incident passed completely from my memory.' Yet Thomas must not be forgotten. There are forces at work to deny that he ever existed. Is it possible for
Claudia to establish the right kind of truth about Thomas and about her own life?
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: Diana Bishop
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Claudia: Janet Maw
Spinner: Sean Barrett
Jimmy: Mick Ford
Barbara: Valerie Sarruf
Thomas: Simon Cuff
Vera: Diana Bishop
Edward/Grace Darling: Michael Deacon
Grace Abounding: Steven Harrold
Grace W G: Kim Wall
Miss Dean: Eva Stuart
Enriqué: Neville Jason

: God's Acre

A year in the life of an English village. In the seventh of 12 monthly talks, Wildred De'Ath reports on October in Corby Glen , Lincolnshire. BBC Manchester
0 HEAR THIS! page 27


Unknown: Corby Glen

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Tarka the Otter by HENRY WILLIAMSON
This ten-part serialisation marks the 60th anniversary of the book's publication in October 1927.
Abridged by ANDREW SIMPSON Read by David Davis (1)
'The eldest and biggest of the litter was dog-cub, and when he drew his first breath he was less than five inches long from his nose to where his tail joined his back-bone. His fur was soft and grey as the buds of the willow before they open at Eastertide. He was called Tarka - meaning Little Water Wanderer.' Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Henry Williamson
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Read By: David Davis
Producer: Graham Gauld

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Notes from Abroad

A musical sketch of Hungary Stereo records

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Geography: Our Changing World
12.30 Perceptions of China Written and narrated by ASTLEY JONES Producer GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (R) (e) (Slide Resource Pack available) and at 12.50 Population Written and narrated by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Producer DAN GARRETT (R)(e)


Producer: Geoffrey Sherlock
Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producer: Dan Garrett

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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.

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.

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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.

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