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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finnay

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Stephen Ouver

: Today

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


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Phil Smith

shifts the BBC Sound Archives for news of the past with a meaning for the present. Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: 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.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Every week Money Box reports on the latest developments in the fields of investment, insurance, mortgages, social security and tax, and helps to sort out the type of financial problems that crop up in everyone's life.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Change in the Air by ELIZABETH EDWARDS
Read by Sheila Donald Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Elizabeth Edwards
Read By: Sheila Donald
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Daily Service

from St George 's Church, Belfast
0 come, 0 come Emmanuel; Psalm 121; Lord what love have I (Croft)
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Trevor Williams
Conductor: Gerard O'Rawe

: Down Your Way

SOGAT leader Brenda Dean abandons printing for painting by numbers - seven million breakfast cereal packets on the bed of the Mersey, 12,000 books in a semi, and the biggest collection of Lowry pictures in the world - when she returns to her native Salford and finds the city in a celebratory mood. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol
* HEAR THIS! page 25


Leader: Brenda Dean
Producer: Jill Marshall

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Rumpelstiltskin (10) by R. D. WARD and PETER HUTCHINGS Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
10: Pinocchio - A Real Live Boy! by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (10) With RORY MCLEOD and HARRIET POWELL. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Gas (RV) by FRED HARRIS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: R. D. Ward
Unknown: Peter Hutchings
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod
Unknown: Harriet Powell.
Unknown: Fred Harris.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Vernon Scannell Readers MARTIN JARVIS and ROSALIND SHANKS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae EditorPATTAYLOR
Write to: You and Yours, BBC, London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Prompt!

In the last programme of the present series,
Sheila Hancock 's guests are
Dinsdale Landen , Lynda Baron , Joss Ackland and Liz Smith. They answer questions about theatre, tell us what advice they'd give to a young actor, and talk about their favourite and least favourite roles. Researchers JENNY BAYNES and BRIAN HAYWARD
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Liz Smith.
Unknown: Jenny Baynes

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Where Do You Live? Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Storyteller CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP Today's story: Old MacDonald Had Some Flats by JUDITH BARRETT Script written by LEE PRESSMAN Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)
2.05 Playtime Let's 's Go to Buy a Present Presented by JANE HARDY and iain LAUCHLAN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
10: Furs, Fibres and Fabrics Stereo (R)(e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 2: Nuts and Bolts 5: HAZEL O'CONNOR in 'Beryl and the Brainstomers' i: Light as a Feather j: Success or Disaster Stereo (e)


Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Storyteller Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Judith Barrett
Written By: Lee Pressman
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Jane Hardy
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan.
Unknown: Hazel O'Connor

: Woman's Hour

The programme that invites men to eavesdrop on what women talk about - and to join in. Presenter Jenni Murray
Serial: Harriette Wilson 's Memoirs abridged in 15 episodes by HARRIET SMYTH
Read by Patricia Hodge This week: episodes 1-5
'I shall not say why and how I became, at the age of 15, the mistress of the Earl of Craven....' Thus begin these deliciously scandalous 19th-century memoirs, which the great Duke of Wellington dismissed with the phrase 'publish and be damned!'
(Music: Vivaldi's Oboe Concerto) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Harriette Wilson
Unknown: Harriet Smyth
Read By: Patricia Hodge

: Play: The Wind of Heaven

by EMLYN WILLIAMS (1905-87) adapted by BARBARA COUPER with The faith which began in the hills of Palestine is re-kindled in a small Welsh village at the end of the Crimean War.
Directed by ENYD Williams . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Adapted By: Barbara Couper
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Dilys Parry: Sian Phillips
Ambrose Ellis: Freddie Jones
Pitter: And Nigel Stock
Bet: Lisabeth Miles
Menna: Angharad Rees
Mrs Lake: Margot Boyd
Evan: Stewart Jones

: Kaleidoscope

Playing the Great Game
Graham Greene 's predicament in the 1950s - when his depiction of the secret service nearly brought him to the Old Bailey - underlines the extent to which spy fiction takes its cue from the real world. But, given the current climate of dissolution in the espionage trade and the spirit of glasnost with its promise of new openness, have the spy writers anything more to say?
Richard Mayne reports.


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Richard Mayne

: PM

Presented by Michael Woodhead and Valerie Singleton Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Michael Woodhead
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Play: Mary Stuart

by FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER freely translated by STEPHEN SPENDER with and Earl of In 1587, the dank, gloomy castle of Fotheringay holds prisoner
Mary Stuart within its walls. To the world - one of the most fascinating and romantic figures of the age, but to
Elizabeth Tudor she is a threat to her throne and even her life. The play, which is being broadcast to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Mary's death, portrays this tempestuous relationship as it moves inexorably to its tragic conclusion. with CHRISTOPHER WILSON (lute)
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: Friedrich von Schiller
Translated By: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Mary Stuart
Unknown: Elizabeth Tudor
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Directed By: David Johnston.
Mary Stuart: Hannah Gordon
Queen Elizabeth: Barbara Jefford
Robert Dudley,: Jack Klaff
Hanna Kennedy: Mary Riggans
Lord Burleigh: Alan Dudley
Paulet: David Goodland
Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury: Michael Bilton
Davidson: John Samson
Mortimer: Anthony Edridge
Sir Andrew Melville: Gordon Reid
Drury: John Baddeley
Aubespine: Simon Cuff
Bellievre: Steve Hodson
Kent: Paul Gregory
Maidservant: Emily Richard

: 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

Miss Pinkerton's Apocalypse The first of five stories by MURIEL SPARK
Read by Phyillida Hewat
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Stories By: Muriel Spark
Read By: Phyillida Hewat

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Biotechnology Presented by LIZ WICKHAM Producer PETER WARD
12.30 What IS Biotechnology? Stereo (R)(e) and at 12.50 Protein Manufacture (RV) The story of the development and manufacture of mycroprotein written by TIM HAINES Stereo (R)(e)


Presented By: Liz Wickham
Producer: Peter Ward
Written By: Tim Haines

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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