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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Elsie Chamberlain

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7 45* Thoughtfor the Day
8 35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert island Discs

A chance to hear again the music Sue Lawley chose to take to the mythical island, before she takes over as the new presenter next week.
Presenter Michael Parkinson Stereo (R)
0 HEAR THIS! page 14


Presenter: Michael Parkinson

: Flashback

The sixth of eight programmes Egypt The Banquet at Saqqara Joseph Hone revisits Egypt's former glories. (R)

: International Assignment

(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producer: Carole Lacey

: Morning Story

Won't Somebody Up There Listen? by ANNE HAY
Read by Alan Cumming
Producer BRUCE YOUNG. BBCScotland


Read By: Alan Cumming
Producer: Bruce Young.

: Daily Service

NEM, p 21; Beloved, let us love (BBC HB 373); Luke 1, vv 26-38;
Magnificat: That Virgin's Child (BP 83)

: For Schools

11.00 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD Animals at Risk by ASTLEY JONES (e)
11.20 Playtime. Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Bowater Merryweather and the Chemifizz Catastrophe (10) by DEREK FARMER and DAVID STOLL Full performance. Stereo (e)

: The Radio 4 Generation

Talking for Ages
They just don't understand that young people have problems, too. Is there any romance left when you're old? Can you still have sex? Old age should be a resource, not a pain.
How do young people perceive Britain's growing population of elderly people?
As a conclusion to Radio 4's Time for Age week, The Radio 4 Generation is joined in a special discussion by a varied group of individuals with one thing in common - their years. The young people, aged between 18 and 23, reflect a slice of their generation. Matched with a group of people over retirement age, they will swap perceptions of age, their generations and relationships. How old is old? Should age automatically command respect? How much responsibility do both generations have for each other? Chairman Nick Ross Producers BILL MORRIS and JANE BERTHOUD
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producers: Bill Morris

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
Write for Factsheet No 12 to: [address removed] Please send sae


Presented By: John Howard

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


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: Farmer Coombes's 's Revenge, Stereo
2.05 Let's Join In Ten in a Bed by ALLAN AHLBERG and ANDRE ARMSTUTZ (R) (e)
2.25 The Song Tree The Amazing Secret Music-Maze (10) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Stereo (R)(e)
2.40 Scottish Traditional Dancing With BILL TORRANCE This week: A Festival of Scottish Dancing, Fife BBCScotland. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Allan Ahlberg
Unknown: Andre Armstutz
Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Hilary James
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Unknown: Bill Torrance
Unknown: Fife Bbcscotland.

: Woman's Hour

from Newcastle upon Tyne
The programme that highlights women's interests, and colours men's thinking.
Presenter Gillian Reynolds Serial: Out of the Shelter by DAVID LODGE, abridged in 12 episodes by JACK SINGLETON Read by Trevor Nichols (12)


Presenter: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Trevor Nichols

: The Image of God

Five English Mystery plays and 3: The Image of Man
In which Herod massacres the innocents, Jesus is tempted by Lucifer, performs miracles and raises Lazarus from the dead. and Musical composition by JOHN BULL and DANNY SCHILLER Choral composition by DAVID TIMSON
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Danny Schiller
Unknown: David Timson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
God: With Denis Quilley
Jesus: John Rowe
Lucifer: Peter Jeffrey
Herod: David Buck
Death: Robert Eddison
Judas: John Shrapnel
Mary Magdalen: Annette Crosbie
Herald/Pharisee: Adrian Egan
Mary: Sue Jones-Davies
Joseph: Denys Hawthorne
Gabriel: John Rye
John the Baptist: Nigel Anthony
Simon Peter: Anthony Jackson
John: David Timson
Scribe: Martin Friend
Martha: Eva Stuart
Lazarus/King: Danny Schiller
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Patrick Barr,
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Andrew Branch
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: John Bull
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: John Church
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Trevor Cooper
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Ann Davies
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Brian Haines
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Roger Hammond
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Eve Karpf
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Gordon Reid
Apostles, Citizens, Kings, Mothers, Soldiers: Elizabeth Rider

: News

: Nation of Shopkeepers

John Waite reports on five small businesses.
2: A Greengrocer's in Fulham Run by Ken West


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5. 55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Going Places

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


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

: News

: The Archers

Written by SIMON FRITH
BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Coulin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Matthew: Crawfordlogan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer PETER HOARE. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Peter Hoare.

: Any Questions?

Lord Young of Graffham
Secretary of State for Trade and Industry
Tony Blair, mp, Opposition Spokesman on Trade and Industry
Alan Coren , Editor, the Listener Joan Phylacton , senior lecturer in Industrial Psychology, Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic
From Goffs Oak, Hertfordshire Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Joan Phylacton
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Stop Press

Geoffrey Goodman presents a personal view of the week's newspapers and talks to the people behind the headlines. Producers EMILY BUCHANAN and SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producers: Emily Buchanan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

The Arts Down Under
The Adelaide Festival is the biggest single arts extravaganza of Australia's bicentennial year. The event attracts performers from all over the world and reflects the diversity of Australia's roots and its unique geographic position. In addition, it's the focus for a lively and healthy home-grown arts world.
John Baxter reports from the 1988 Adelaide Festival and assesses the state of the Arts in Australia.
Producer MIKE GREENWOOD (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: John Baxter
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

Memoirs of a Midget by WALTER DE LA MARE , abridged in 15 episodes by JOHN SCOTNEY Read by Janet Maw (15) Producer PETER WINDOWS


Unknown: Walter De La Mare
Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Janet Maw

: The World Tonight

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


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate Sally Grace and Royce Mills Written by MARK BURTON
Producer BILL DARE. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Written By: Mark Burton
Written By: John O'Farrell.
Written By: 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

Secondary English Twenty Ways of Writing
5: Writing in Brief. Stereo (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.

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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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