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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 STUART ROBINSON BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Stuart Robinson

: 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 EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Charlotte Green

: Something Wholesale

Eric Newby 's 'life and times in the rag trade' abridged in six parts by DONALD BANCROFT
6: Caledonia, Stern and Wild Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Eric Newby
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
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 fields of investment, insurance, mortgages, social security and tax, and helps to sort out the types of financial problem that crop up in everyone's lives.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Short Stories for Holy Week

Old Mrs Chundle by THOMAS HARDY
Read by Michael Hordern Producers STEPHEN OLIVER and CAROLINE DONNE


Unknown: Mrs Chundle
Read By: Michael Hordern
Producers: Stephen Oliver
Producers: Caroline Donne

: Daily Service

from St George's, Brandon Hill with the CHOIR OF KlNGSWOOD SCHOOL, BATH Hymns: Jesus comes with all his grace (Wesley); Were you there when they crucified my Lord?; Jesu, word of God incarnate (Elgar) BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Brandon Hill

: Down the River

The River Test in Hampshire
Cliff Morgan follows the course of one of England's greatest trout rivers, meeting not only fishermen but paper-makers, silk-weavers and watercressgrowers. He visits an arboretum, Mottisfont Abbey and Broadlands, the home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Earl Mountbatten
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Kit Wright Readers ELIZABETH PROUD and ANTHONY HYDE


Presented By: Kit Wright
Readers: Elizabeth Proud
Readers: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio Presented by Susan Rae Editor PAT TAYLOR
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of incompetent or unhelpful traders or authorities, write to: You and Yours, BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Pat Taylor

: King Street Junior

by JIM ELDRIDGE starring and 7: Under Canvas featuring
The school holiday ... camping in the 'great outdoors'.
It's an exciting time for the children - but a test for the nerves of the staff.


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Philip Sims: Karl Howman
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
Mr Holliday, the Deputy Head: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone the school secretary: Margaret John
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Wayne: Leon Hamilton
Patel: Robert Lynam
Mandy: Julie Newell
Sundar: Daniel Perry
Alice: Lindsey Pearce
Tony: Alex Sexton

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Johnny Morris reads The Wishes by TONY JOHNSTON Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN (R)


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Tony Johnston
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where you can meet poets and pioneers, mothers and managers, celebrities and survivors. Betty Mahmoody tells Sarah Dunant how she was imprisoned in Iran by her own husband - and how, against massive odds, she managed to escape.
Story: The Coat Person by MARIE CROSSMAN
Read by Brenda Blethyn
When Mrs Minerva is widowed, the suede coat her husband, Frederico, gave her seems to take on a life of its own, particularly in the presence of men who appreciate Mrs Minerva 's charms. Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Betty Mahmoody
Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Marie Crossman
Read By: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mrs Minerva
Unknown: Mrs Minerva

: Kid Lightning



Unknown: Mike Walker

: Inisent

Dear Wife, it is with sorrow that I have to acquaint you that this day I received the hard sentence of seven years transportation beyond the seas.
In 1812 Thomas Holden , a Bolton weaver, was sentenced at Lancaster Assizes for unlawful assembly and swearing illegal oaths.
With the help of his letters
Monica Gough tells the story of his transportation to Australia. With


Unknown: Thomas Holden
Unknown: Monica Gough
Producer: Gillian Hush
Thomas Holden: John Basham

: Kaleidoscope

The Arts Down Under
John Baxter reports from the 1988 Adelaide Festival and assesses the state of the arts in Australia.


Unknown: John Baxter

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
5,00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
Letters to: PM Letters, BBC, London WIA 1AA
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'clock News

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


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Unnatural Acts


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

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


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The Cassandra Generation

by FREDERICK HARRISON with A journalist is assigned to the Falklands Task Force at a time of both personal and professional crisis in his life.
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS. Stereo


Unknown: Frederick Harrison
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
Martin Anderson: Christian Rodska
Officer in Charge: Stephen Rashbrook
Peter Southgood: Kim Wall
Randa: Caroline Gruber
Jonathon: William Simons
Captain: William Simons
Sarah: Karen Archer
Aisha: Penelope Lee
Jerry: Michael Tudor Barnes
First Frenchman: Michael Tudor Barnes
MoD minder: John Samson
Mick: Stephen Tompkinson
Bassam Abu Sharif: Alix Refaie
Hossam: Josephassaf

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan 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: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home written and read by Garrison Keillor 1: Hansel
'It has been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town.' The latest batch of magical and moving stories from America's mid-west, returning us to 'the town that time forgot, that the decades cannot improve'. Producer MAURICE LEITCH
0 FEATURE: page 16


Read By: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, comment Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News - Views
11.50 Hume's Science of Man

: am News

FM joins at 12.10am

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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