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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With PHILIP HAYDEN BBC Pebble Mill Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead andSueMacGregor
6.30, 7,30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Day
Read By: Laurie MacMillan
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick and his studio guests.


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Morning Story

Waiting Room byCORINNE RENSHAW Read by Dilys Price


Unknown: Corinne Renshaw
Read By: Dilys Price
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 5; Hark, the glad sound (BBC HB 490);
Adam lay ybounden (Warlock); Judges 13, vv 1-7, 24; o come, 0 come, Emmanuel (BBC HB 36) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune
10: The Musicians of Bremen Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
10: Jack and the Beanstalk by KATE HARRISON Presented by NICK MERCER Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories) Aladdin
2: Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp by COLIN DAVIS (R) (e)


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Unknown: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Nick Mercer
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Citizens

Sold as Seen (1) by MARCIA KAHAN
Cast for the week:
Directed by A. J. QUINN


Unknown: Marcia Kahan
Directed By: A. J. Quinn
Michael Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchéne
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Melissa: Karen Ascoe
Lydia Bryant-Parkerc: Adrienne Corri
Reg: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius McKinley: Cyril Nri
Jonathan Sedgwick-Lowe: Stephen Rashbrook
Gerald Fulford: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Tales of the Loch

Bruce Sandison talks of fishing, wildlife and history with Christopher Lowell. The Great Glen
A glen famous for its monsters, not all of them fish.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland)


Talks: Bruce Sandison
Unknown: Christopher Lowell.

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: Susan Rae

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge John Julius Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH
Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Simon Frith
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Allson Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Moving Molly by SHIRLEY HUGHES
2.05 History Lost and Found Three Generations (2) by MARYA BURGESS. Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT A teenage resource magazine for GCSE students 5: History. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Shirley Hughes
Unknown: Marya Burgess.
Presented By: Simon Mayo
Unknown: Susie Grant

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that puts you in touch with politics and public affairs, fashion, finance and food, Jenni Murray asks Clare Tomalin and Jonathan Raban whether you can enjoy literature you don't admire.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Clare Tomalin
Unknown: Jonathan Raban

: Play: Baths

A fat man and his skinny friend, an old buffer and some likely lads, some giggly girls and a wistful old lady: all are strangely united in the watery community of a public swimming bath.
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo


Unknown: Jim Cartwright
Directed By: Penny Gold
Christopher/lad: William Armstrong
Bus: Kenny Ireland
Attendant: Stephen Tompkinson
Old man: Laurence Payne
Old lady: Sheila Burrell
Lads: Paul Sirr
Lads: Richard Pearce
Lasses: Julia Ford
Lasses: Helena Breck

: Comparing Notes

Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir Arthur Bliss were two of the leading English composers of their generation.
This afternoon, Richard Baker talks about their varied work to their widows, Ursula Vaughan Williams and Lady Bliss, and plays some of their music. Producer NIGEL WILKINSON Stereo


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: News

: In Business

The weekly magazine about running a business.
Introduced by David Lomax Finished at 40?
The technology of management is changing and with it the old pyramid structure of management. The result is redundant managers whose experience nobody wants. But other countries don't see it that way. So, is Britain being shortsighted? Researcher SIAN JARVIS


Introduced By: David Lomax
Unknown: Sian Jarvis
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Clive Roslin

: Dial M for Pizza


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

(Details tomorrow at 4.05pm)

: The Radio Programme

An addicts' guide to good listening presented by Laurie Taylor
This week Anne Karpf ,
Radio Critic of the Observer, considers women on radio. Plus, / Was There - another winner in the competition for listeners.


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Anne Karpf

: Nirvana and Rice

All creatures great and small.... must be fed. In the religions of the East, insects, gods, worshippers and spirits alike, are catered for in elaborate rituals.
Throughout Singapore and Malaysia, Derek Cooper samples the mystic ways of finding grace in a grain of rice. Producer VANESSA HARRISON


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: In Touch

The programme for blind and partially-sighted people, or anyone who wears spectacles or contact lenses and wants to know what's new in hi-tech or low-vision aids and the latest research and ideas about eyes and eyesight.
Presented by Peter White
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30to 10. 15pm


Presented By: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

The Leaf-Sweeper by MURIEL SPARK
Read by Diana Olsson


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Read By: Diana Olsson

: 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

: am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Might-Time Broadcasting

12.30 Crop Plant Developments <RV) Science behind the potato crisp Stereo (R) (e) and at 12.50 Antibiotics Versus the Microbes (RV) The story of development and manufacture of Augmentin Stereo (R) (e)

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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