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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 With CANON DAN HARDY BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With RICHARD QUEST
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Peter Donaldson


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Falling Towards England

Clive James reads six chapters from the second volume of his 'unreliable memoirs'. 1: Soft Landing abridged by BRIAN GEAR Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Chapter 2 next Monday)


Unknown: Clive James
Abridged By: Brian Gear
Producer: Pamela Howe

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

and studio guests, indulging in some lively speculation on the week ahead.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Every week Money Box reports on the latest developments in the field of finance.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Yaohan's Sarong by MICHAEL WHERLY
Read by Pik-Sen Lim Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Michael Wherly
Read By: Pik-Sen Lim
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Crypt of Worcester Cathedral led by THE REV JAMES BUTTERWORTH When Jesus Christ was yet a child (BBC HB 542) Psalm 29
Reading: Ephesians 4, vv 1-13 (RSV)
Awake, our souls, away, our fears (BBC HB 300)
Conductor ADRIAN PARTINGTON BBC Pebble Mill Stereo


Unknown: James Butterworth
Unknown: Jesus Christ
Conductor: Adrian Partington

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Pedro 's Revenge (1) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING Producer PETER HUTCHINGS Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
1: Ready, Steady, Go! Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (1) Stereo (R)(e)
11.50 See for Yourself Take a Look byjEANKENWARD Producer COLIN SMITH Stereo (e)


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Jill Shilling
Producer: Peter Hutchings
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes

: Down Your Way

Aled Jones , so far the youngest presenter of Down Your Way, invites you to meet the people of the Menai Strait area of North Wales, where he has lived all his life. Producer LYN HARTMAN BBCBristol


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Menai Strait
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers GEOFFREY BEEVERS and CAROUNE JOHN
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Presented By: Readers Geoffrey Beevers
Presented By: Caroune John
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
Write to: You and Yours, BBC. London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: The Big Sleep

by RAYMOND CHANDLER dramatised in three parts by BILL MORRISON with Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe
2: 'You can have a hangover from other things than alcohol. I had one from women.'
Musical research ADRIAN EDWARDS Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Directed By: John Tydeman
Carmen Sternwood: Liza Ross
Vivian Regan: Diana Olsson
Agnes: Nicolette McKenzie
Bernie Ohls: Harry Towb
Eddie Mars: Paul Maxwell
Joe Brody: Blain Fairman
Carl Lundgren: Weston Gavin
Taggart Wilde: Rod Beacham
Cpt Cronjager: Henry Knowles
Croupier: Malcolm Gerard
Hood: Walter Hall

: 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 Comer This week: Who's Your Friend? I AmI Presented by KATE copstick Today's story: Wee Chick and Big Eddie Are Friends Written and read by ALEX NORTON Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo
2.05 Playtime Robot Power Presented by JANE HARDY and BEN THOMAS Producer SARA STRANGE Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope Teachers' Programme Producer JULIAN COLEMAN Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 3: The Mighty Spud Compiled and presented by MARYA BURGESS 1: One Potato.... Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS Stereo (e)


Presented By: Kate Copstick
Read By: Alex Norton
Presented By: Jane Hardy
Presented By: Ben Thomas
Producer: Sara Strange
Producer: Julian Coleman
Presented By: Marya Burgess

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts you in touch with politics and public affairs, fashion, finance and food. So who needs women's programmes? You do! Presenter Jenni Murray Serial: Fiela's Child by DALENE MATTHEE abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Sean Barrett (6) Editor CLARE SELERIEGREY


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Sean Barrett

: Miss High Heels


: Kaleidoscope

Pinewood West
When Colin Welland brandished his Oscar in 1982 and announced 'The British are coming!', many people expected a new wave of British talent to make a dent in Hollywood. The talent arrived - directors like
Alan Parker , and Adrian Lynne , producers like David Puttnam and John Daly of Hemdale and writers like James Dearden (Fatal Attraction). But have they made a British dent in Hollywood's sensibility? Or are they aesthetically naturalised Americans?
Nigel Andrews reports.


Unknown: Colin Welland
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Adrian Lynne
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: John Daly
Unknown: James Dearden
Unknown: Nigel Andrews

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Six O'Clock News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Financial Report

: The Best of British


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday s programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: Companeros

by MIKE WALKER Nicaragua: four people meet and decide to make a journey into the heart of the country, but they happen upon a group of trigger-nervous contras and their nightmare begins.
Music composed and played by DAVID CHILTON and NICK RUSSELL PAVTER
Technical presentation by DAVID GREENWOOD
Directed by PETER KING Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Mike Walker
Played By: David Chilton
Played By: Nick Russell
Presentation By: David Greenwood
Assisted By: Wilfredo Acosta
Assisted By: Barbara Evans
Directed By: Peter King
Kyle: Derek Newark
Anna: Angharad Rees
Richmond: Trevor Nichols
Simon: Colin Stinton
Tom Burke: Stuart Milligan
Commander Condor: Arturo Venegas
Little Fish: Francisco Morales
Manager: Alan Dudley
Border official: Michael Deacon

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver 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: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rachel Yorke
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Be vis: the Story of a Boy by RICHARD JEFFERIES abridged in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Michael Williams (6) (R)


Unknown: Richard Jefferies
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Michael Williams

: 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

: *amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Help Yourself: Biology Written by uz Liz WICKHAM Producer TIM HAINES Editor PETER WARD. Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30 Blood Sugar Control and at 12.50 Sex Hormones


Unknown: Liz Wickham
Producer: Tim Haines
Editor: Peter Ward.

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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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