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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 Bay



Unknown: Matthew Rodger

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With RICHARD QUEST
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with David Symonds


Unknown: David Symonds

: Falling Towards England

Clive James reads six chapters from the second volume of his 'unreliable memoirs'.
3: Cracking the Secret Code abridged by BRIAN GEAR Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


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

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

Live and lively conversation as Russell and his guests anticipate the week ahead. Producer ELAINE BEDELL Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Hard Rain by JAMES HILL
Read by William Eedle Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: William Eedle
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

The Conversion of St Paul from Bakewell Parish Church, Derbyshire, with the CHOIR OF LADY MANNERS SCHOOL led by Canon Noel Vincent Thou whose almighty word
(BBC HB 185); Acts 26, vv 12-18; God is gone up (Finzi);
Angel voices, ever singing (BBC HB 256)
Head of Music SONJA SMITH Organist RICHARD BARNES BBC Manchester


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent

: Down Your Way

Steeplejack and steam fanatic Fred Dibnah wades ankle-deep in mud and nostalgia at the Astle Park Traction Engine
Rally at Chelford in Cheshire. The heavens open and even Holy Joe gets soaked, but nothing dampens a steam man's ardour ...
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fred Dibnah
Unknown: Holy Joe
Producer: Jill Marshall

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers Pedro's Revenge (3) With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move! 3: Jack Frost Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (3) Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Measure It Up! byJOAN CARR Stereo (e)


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Jill Shilling.
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Joan Carr

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Kevin Crossley-Holland Readers GEOFFREY BEEVERS and CAROLINE JOHN
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Presented By: Readers Geoffrey Beevers
Presented By: Caroline 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 Lady in the Lake

by RAYMOND CHANDLER dramatised in three parts by BILL MORRISON with 1: 'I had no reason to go down there, no reason to be interested, but it's my business to look at everything. We stood on the pier. All we saw at first was an arm, moving in the depths of the dark green water.'
Musical research ADRIAN EDWARDS
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Directed By: John Tydeman.
Philip Marlowe: Ed Bishop
Derace Kingsley: Don Fellows
Lt Al Degarmo: Harry Towb
Adrienne Fromsett: Margaret Robertson
Chris Lavery: Peter Marinker
Bill Chess: Paul Maxwell
Jim Patton: Ramsay Williams
Birdie Keppel: Nicolette McKenzie

: 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 International Story-Writing Competition Children of 6 to 12 years of age are invited to complete the story begun in Have You Met? by LYGIA BOJUNGA NDNES translated by PETER DAVID Producer dickon reed. Stereo (Re-broadcast Friday 1.55pm FM) Stories, not exceeding 700 words in length, should be sent to arrive no later than 22 February to: BBC School Radio II la Portland Place London WIA IAA Results will appear in June. The competition is arranged by the European Broadcasting Union.
2.05 Playtime In the Kitchen Presented by JOANNE ZORIAN and TONY AITKEN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast Friday 11.20am FM)
2.20 Science Scope Magnetic Magic (2) With FRED HARRIS , JULIE RICHMOND CLIFFORD NORGATE. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 3: The Mighty Spud Compiled and presented by MARYA BURGESS
3: Three potato .. .Stereo (e)


Unknown: Lygia Bojunga Ndnes
Translated By: Peter David
Presented By: Joanne Zorian
Presented By: Tony Aitken.
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond
Unknown: Clifford Norgate.
Presented By: Marya Burgess
Grandfather: Emrys James
Granddaughter: Elizabeth Lindsay
Singer: Jill Shilling

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray Serial: Cold Showers by CLARE NONHEBEL abridged in 12 episodes by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Sian Thomas (3) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Clare Nonhebel
Unknown: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Sian Thomas

: Set to Rites



Unknown: Diana Griffiths.

: Able Seaman Under Sail

At the age of 16 Christian Rodskjaer went to sea on the three-masted barque Germaine. Nearly 60 years later he recalls those days in conversation with his son, the actor Christian Rodska.
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christian Rodskjaer
Unknown: Christian Rodska.

: Kaleidoscope

The Best Little Venue in Town The Leadmill in Sheffield is the most efficient arts centre in Britain. Paul Allen investigates.


Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.25* PM Letters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: The Best of British


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

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


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The False Diaghilev

by jOHN BOWEN with and In a hotel room on the Venetian Lido, Serge Diaghilev, creator and manager of the Ballet
Russe, lies dying. Serge Lifar, his leading dancer, Boris
Kochno, his secretary, and Misia Sert, a socialite and one of his oldest friends, are with him.
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
0 HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: John Bowen
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Diaghilev: Robert Stephens
Misia Sert: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Boris Kochno: Michael Maloney
Serge Lifar: Douglas Hodge
Doctor/Priest: Godfrey Kenton
Alexandre Benois/Manager: William Simons
Filosov: Laurence Payne
Rimsky-Korsakov/Otto Khan: Alan Dudley
Nijinsky/Kremnev: Peter Craze
Prince Lvov/Fokine: Paul Gregory
Grigoriev: Norman Bird
Miassin: Richard Pearce
Sokolova: Polly James

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Nairn in Darkness and Light by DAVID THOMSON abridged in ten parts and read by Denys Hawthorne (1)
The autobiographical account of a 1920s boyhood.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: *amNews

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Help Yourself:
French A-Level Topics
1: Problèmes contemporains (1) Producer GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE Stereo (e)


Producer: Geoffrey Braithwaite

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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.

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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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