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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30, News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Margaret Kelly in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Kelly
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Feedback

In the last of the present series, Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your comments about the BBC, its programmes and policies. Producer JEAN SNEDEGAR (Re-broadcast next Sunday) Write to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: Jean Snedegar

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer ADAM RAPHAEL


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Cat Man by ALISON PEGG
Read by Sheila Donald producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland


Unknown: Alison Pegg
Read By: Sheila Donald

: Daily Service

nem, p 17; Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (BBC HB 187); Psalm 1;
Jeremiah 31, w 31-34; Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190) Stereo

: Analysis

Michael Checkland ,
Director-General of the BBC, in conversation with Peter Hennessy about issues of public service broadcasting.


Unknown: Michael Checkland
Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search Australia Project Bondi Sydney siders Compiled and presented by WARRILL GRINDROD (R)(e)
11.20 Playtime Stereo (e) FM)

: Timpson's England

In this six-part series,
John Timpson takes a wry look at the people, places and buildings in this green and pleasant land. 2: They Went That-a- Way
When the Romans brought the wayside milestones to Britain, they were used to measure the milia passum - 1,000 military paces. Today, of course, they and many other signposts around the country offer hints of much more gentle miles between some of the prettiest villages in England. producer MARJORIE LOFTHOUSE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: You and Yours

John Howard presents the first of four programmes looking at the radical changes in the social security system which come into effect in April.
Areanyofyour family unemployed? On a low wage? On an occupational pension? A widow, a one-parent family, disabled or caring for someone who is? If so, they will probably be affected by the new legislation.
Today's You and Your Benefit looks at the difference it will make to the incomes of single people and childless couples. Producer BRIDGET OSBORNE


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper tackles the farmer, the manufacturer, the politician, the scientist, the caterer and the customer in his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

Listening Corner Let's Play It Again Presented by JANE HARDY and JOE DUNLOP. Stereo (R)
2.05 Let's Join In Harum-Scarum by JANE BARRY adapted by EDWARD KELSEY Recorded at the Radio4 Schools' Festival, Pebble Mill. Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree The Amazing Secret Music-Maze (5) Written by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT. Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing Presented by BILL TORRANCE This week: A Wedding, Oban, Argyll BBC Scotland. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Jane Hardy
Presented By: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: Jane Barry
Adapted By: Edward Kelsey
Written By: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Presented By: Bill Torrance

: Woman's Hour

from Bristol
Introduced by Jenni Mills
The programme that puts you in touch with politics and public affairs, fashion, finance and food. So who needs women's programmes? You do! Serial: Corporal Jack (5)


Introduced By: Jenni Mills

: The Old Wives' Tale

by ARNOLD BENNETT dramatised in six parts by PETER MACKIE and 3: 1870-71 While Constance prepares to share some exciting news with her husband, Samuel, a time of reckoning has arrived for Gerald and Sophia.
Directed by philip martin BBC Pebble Mill. Stem


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter MacKie
Directed By: Philip Martin
Sophia: With Susan Tracy
Constance: Annie Raitt
Arnold Bennett: Terry Molloy
Gerald Scales: Peter McEnery
Samuel Povey: Kim Durham
Daniel Povey/Doctor: Stephen Hattersley
Chirac: Simon Cuff
Critchlow: Edwin Richfield
Mme Foucault/Miss Insull: Hedij Niklaus
Dick Povey /Clerk: Richard Allenson
Concierge: Pauline Cory

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

Tony Wilkinson pursues his quest for the ultimate local newspaper story in east London. The real Eastenders provide a vivid variety of stories of violence and mayhem - but there's a lighter side too, sought with some desperation by Hackney's hardened reporters. 2: The Hackney Gazette
Rescued kittens on page 1 - but routine murder rates page 14. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Frances Coverdale
5.25* PMLetters
5.30* News Summary
5.31* City News continued on FM 50-5. 55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Going Places

Tom Boswell puts the extra spark into the Going Places charabanc, expertly steered by Clive Jacobs with a little extra direction from Alanah Martin. Road, rail, air or sea....if it moves, it's Going Places. Are you?


Unknown: Tom Boswell
Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Alanah Martin.
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: The Week in Synod

Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious Affairs
Correspondent, reports on the debates from this week's meeting in London of the Church of England's governing body, the General Synod. Researcher AMANDA HANCOX Producer CAROLINE DONNE


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Amanda Hancox
Producer: Caroline Donne

: Any Questions?

Chris Patten , mp, Minister for Overseas Aid
John Prescott , mp
Paddy Ashdown , mp
Katharine Whitehorn , columnist, the Observer tackle the issues raised by an audience in Rowhedge, Colchester, Essex
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone

: Law in Action

Makers of law, legal practitioners and those who serve the administration of justice all contribute to this topical weekly magazine about issues thrown up by the courts and by Parliament.
Presented by John Eidinow Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF


Presented By: John Eidinow
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Raiders of the Lost Pharaoh
Searching for the lost Ark of the Covenant, the French archaeologist Pierre Montet made one of the richest discoveries in Egypt. Biblical clues led him to the city of Tanis in the Nile delta where he found the tombs of Psusennes I and other pharaohs unplundered for nearly 3,000 years. Along with Tutankhamun these are the only royal burials to be found intact. Who was Psusennes and what is the significance of Montet's discovery?
Barry Cunliffe investigates the continuing excavations at Tanis and the exhibition of golden funerary objects currently on display in Edinburgh.


Unknown: Pierre Montet
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (5)


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Week Ending

The weekly satire show that's almost as ridiculous as the news itself, with Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sally Grace and Royce Mills.
Producer BILL DARE


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dy Mark Burton
Unknown: John Ofarrell.
Unknown: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Robert Unford
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Parsons Peter Hickey.
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Modern Plays Roots (Act 3) by ARNOLD WESKER (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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