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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Bay



Unknown: Roger Hooker.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor 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 LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The pith of the week
Producer Liz BANO. Stereo


Producer: Liz Bano.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Renfrewshire where members of the Bridge of Weir
Horticultural Society put their gardening queries to
Fred Downham , Sid Robertson and Dr Stefan Buczacki Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

The Lesson
Written and read by John Halstead


Read By: John Halstead
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; God of grace and God of glory (BBC HB 391); Psalm 121;
James 1 vv 19-27; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

The Little Ship
'My God, mate, where did you put 'em?'
Ramsgate Harbour, 1 June 1940 This is the story of a motor yacht called Sundowner. She was commissioned in 1912, the same year as the Titanic, but their histories were bound together by much more than a common birthdate.
Patrick Stenson follows the maritime fortunes of this 60-foot craft through two world wars, love, neglect and 75 years of adventure to her final and honourable retirement last summer.
Devised by PATRICK STENSON Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Patrick Stenson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (5) Stereo (e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop The Secret of the Maya 3: Escape from the Past by DAVID SHEPPARD Presented by KIM CLIFFORD Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 Reading Corner 15: Potatoes, Potatoes by ANITA LOBELR Storyteller ROSEMARY LEACH Stereo (e)
11.50 Poetry Comer 5: Shoes and Socks Stereo (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: David Sheppard
Presented By: Kim Clifford
Unknown: Anita Lobelr
Unknown: Rosemary Leach

: 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, to: Enquire Within, BBC.
London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family.
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Kingsley Amis Sextet

The last in a season of plays adapted from his short stories Affairs of Death dramatised by JOHN SCOTNEY with
Pope Leo has had something on his conscience for rather a long time - 900 years in fact. It's to do with the confessions of a Scottish king: King Macbeth
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Dramatised By: John Scotney
Unknown: Pope Leo
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Pope Leo IX: Peter Jeffrey
Macbeth: And Kent Stott
Hildebrand: Olivier Pierre
Desiderius: Kim Wall

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Wind Blew by PAT HUTCHINS. Stereo (R)
2.05 Wavelength Plus 16-19s The radio magazine on post-16 education and training Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Ring Freefone [number removed] during the programme or between 7. 00 and 8. 00pm for information on courses, chances and opportunities.
0 INFO: page 95


Unknown: Pat Hutchins.
Presented By: Terry Christian

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Guest of the Week:
Clare Francis , yachtswoman and novelist
Serial: The Fashion in Shrouds by MARGERY ALLINGHAM abridged in 13 episodes byPATMCLOUGHUN
Read by Jeremy Nicholas (13) (Music: Poulenc's 'Aubade')


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Clare Francis
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Read By: Jeremy Nicholas

: The Afternoon Play

You in Your Small Corner byjOHNNAISMlTH
Gordon Curtis might have become a poet if drink had not put an end to that and his family's domestic life. Now his son, Maz, shows musical flair, but it's not easy to practise at home and Maz becomes defensive. Linda, an old schoolfriend, tries to encourage him. Will she help Maz break out of his small corner?
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo


Unknown: Gordon Curtis
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Maz Curtis: Rusty Livingstone
Liz Curtis: Maggie McCarthy
Linda Mayhew: Catherine Clarke
Gordon Curtis: Henry Stamper
Joe Haley: Ian Thompson
PC Hoyle/First coster: Stephen Hattersley
Ambulance man/Second coster: Tim Reynolds

: Time for Verse

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill uncovers the hidden yet vital tradition of Irish poetry from the 12th century until the present day. 3: Bardic Poems and Fenian Lays


Unknown: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill
Producer: Kathryn Porter

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Wish You Were Her?
Screen heroines of the 1980s provide various role models - chic professional, oddball seductress and promiscuous schoolgirl. But for all the updating, do they represent a truer portrait of women now than in the early days of Hollywood, or is it just a case of new stereotypes for old?
Margaret Walters re-examines screen images of women today and asks who is that girl? Producer SALLY MARMION


Unknown: Margaret Walters
Producer: Sally Marmion

: 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 SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Face the Facts

(Details tomorrow at 9.05am L W)

: About Face

Not Just a Pretty Science
The last of three programmes in which Peter Evans looks on as scientists examine that most precious thing, the human face. 3: The face as a medical and technological tool


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow 11.00am L W)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Speak to Us, Ruth by RACHEL WYATT


Unknown: Rachel Wyatt

: Down the Market

In the last of his three-part series, Allan Smith goes to the Bermondsey antiques market just south of London's Tower Bridge, where serious trading starts by torchlight in the middle of the night.


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Jenny Hargreaves

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Tarka the Otter (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Geography: Our Changing World
12.30 Wuhan Written and narrated by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK Producer DAN GARRETT and at 12.50 ShenzhenjSha Tin Presented by NICK ROSS Written and produced by GEOFFREY SHERLOCK (R) (e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Sherlock
Producer: Dan Garrett
Presented By: Nick Ross
Produced By: Geoffrey Sherlock

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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