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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Jim Cotter.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6 30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
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: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

James Burke in conversation with Michael Parkinson


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Flashback

A series of eight programmes 4: Yugoslavia: Two WomenReturning to Zagreb after a lapse of 30 years, novelist
Joseph Hone remembers Manja and the old baroque town, before meeting Enka and discovering the new city. (R)


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Carole Lacey

: Morning Story

A Time to Grow by JANE STEWART Read by Allan McClelland BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Jane Stewart
Read By: Allan McClelland

: Daily Service

NEM, p122; Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137); Psalm 119, w 65-72; Luke 15, vv 11-24; How lovely are thy dwellings fair (BBC HB 458) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD Factory Farming by MARYA BURGESS (e)
11 20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Bowater Merryweather and the Chemifizz Catastrophe (8) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Marya Burgess
Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: Analysis

Adam Smith 's Children
The theory of capitalism was pioneered in Scotland 200 years ago - and its application made Scotland a world leader in heavy industry. Now, after nearly a century of decline, political and commercial eyes are looking beyond the windfall of North Sea oil to the prospect of creating an industrial and financial base for the 21st century.
Can Scotland rebuild an economy to take on the world? And can there be a second economic take-off without profound political and social changes?
Peter Hennessy reports. Producer FRASER STEEL


Unknown: Adam Smith
Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For information about this week's programme, write for Factsheet No 10: [address removed] Please send sae


Presented By: John Howard

: 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


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Sophie Meets a Clown. Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In Still More of Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf A new story by CATHERINE STORR Stereo (e)
2.25 The Song Tree The Amazing Secret Music Maze (8) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR with PYEWACKETT Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing BILL TORRANCE invites country dancers to a variety of social occasions which focus on popular traditional dances. This week: A Ceilidh, Island ofBarra BBC Scotland. Stereo (e)


Story By: Catherine Storr
Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary James

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where women and men talk frankly about their lives, couples reveal their attitudes to the biggest taboo of all: money.
Presenter Jenni Murray
Serial: Out of the Shelter (2)


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Image of God: 1: Creation

by David Buck
A series in five parts of the English Mystery plays
With Denis Quilley as God, Peter Jeffrey as Lucifer, Hannah Gordon as Eve, Julian Glover as Cain, Richard Briers as Noah and Timothy West as the Prologue

During medieval religious holidays in certain towns, groups of tradespeople would gather to enact the Biblical story, from the Creation to the Last Judgment, each individual scene taking place on its own pageant cart with the actors creating all the music and effects themselves.

"A marvellous achievement." (Listener)


Writer: David Buck
Musical composition by: John Bull
Musical composition by: Danny Schiller
Choral composition by: David Timson
Director: Martin Jenkins
God: Denis Quilley
Lucifer: Peter Jeffrey
Eve: Hannah Gordon
Cain: Julian Glover
Noah: Richard Briers
The Prologue: Timothy West
Adam: Andrew Branch
Pikeharness: Nigel Anthony
Abel: David Timson
Mrs Noah: Dilys Laye
Shem: Adrian Egan
Shem's Wife: Madeline Smith
Ham: Gordon Reid
Ham's wife: Jenny Twigge
Japhet: Trevor Cooper
Japhet's wife: Rowena Roberts
Good Angel: Danny Schiller
Good Angel: Martin Friend
Bad Angel: Leonard Fenton
Bad Angel: John Bull
Bad Angel: Roger Hammond
Bad Angel: Denys Hawthorne
Gossip: Sue Jones Davies
Gossip: Elizabeth Rider
Gossip: Eva Stuart

: News

: Wilko's Weekly

Last of six reports The Ulster Gazette
Another week, another shooting. But some things are best left unsaid.
Nowhere is the editor's job more sensitive than in Armagh, the home of both Protestant and Catholic communities in Northern Ireland.
Tony Wilkinson eavesdrops as the paper's staff put together the first edition of 1988. Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Going Places

with Tom Boswell , Clive Jacobs and Alanah Martin Producer IRENE MALLIS


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

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Phil Smith Producer HELEN FRY. Stereo


Presented By: Phil Smith
Producer: Helen Fry.

: Any Questions?

Peter Bottomley, MP, Minister for Roads and Traffic Peter Snape, MP
Sir Alfred Cherman, writer and Denise Robertson, writer
From Welton, Lincolnshire
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Bottomley
Unknown: Sir Alfred Cherman
Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Law in Action

Presented by John Eidinow Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF


Presented By: John Eidinow
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Looking for the Right World
'Whether it's an opera or a play you have to find the right world for the piece - it doesn't have to be a naturalistic or a social one, but it is intricately linked with the right way of acting.'
In conversation with Michael Billington , the director
Nicholas Hytner discusses his philosophy of theatre that has produced Handel's Xerxes, Shakespeare's Measure/or Measure, Tippett's King Priam and Robert Glendinning 's Mumbo Jumbo.


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Robert Glendinning
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Memoirs of a Midget (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

What's more ridiculous, the week's news or Week Ending? Find out with Bill Wallis David Tate , Sally Grace and Royce Mills
Written by MARK BURTON
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo


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

: News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Technology and Design Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30
3: A Risky Business A history of the C5 electric vehicle Narrated by FENELLA HADINGHAM and at 12.50
4: Planning and Choosing Planning the most efficient path or route is the key to any successful project. Drama written by NICK CLABBURN Narrated by CLIVE WILLIAMSON


Written By: Nick Clabburn
Unknown: Clive Williamson

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.

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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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