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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with SYLVIA SANDS. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 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 with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five More William Stories

4: William the Philanthropist

: News

: Punters

The programme where you right a wrong; cut red tape; expose a scandal; investigate a serious issue or share a funny tale.
This is the programme where you report on your own story with the help of Susan Marling and Nigel Farrell. Producers
Write to: Punters, BBC Radio 4 Bristol BS8 2LR, or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Farrell.
Unknown: John Holmes

: The Legacy of the Dream

In this third programme
Gordon Clough talks to Bernice King , currently reading law and theology at university, about her father's dream and philosophy. Stereo


Talks: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Bernice King

: The Natural History Programme

Johnny rooks and macaroni penguins are just two of the inhabitants of Diego Ramirez Island. Peter Harrison has just returned from the island after making the first birdwatching trip there in 50 years, and he tells Jessica Holm and Lionel Kelleway about what he saw. Producer MILES BARTON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Rooks
Unknown: Diego Ramirez
Unknown: Peter Harrison
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

Bank Holiday Blues (2) by MIKE WALKER. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Dame Alicia Markova , 'baby ballerina' in Diaghilev's Ballet Russe, and later an influential and pioneering figure in the establishment of ballet in Britain.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dame Alicia Markova

: Smith and Son

In a series of six intimate revelations, Phil Smith wrestles with the trauma of becoming a father for the first time. 2: Nesting Instincts BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard 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 WlA 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Flying the Flag

A series of eight programmes by ALEX SHEARER
5: No Sudden Moves starring with and featuring
'It's hard enough coping with adult life as it is, without having children going about being cleverer than you are. And I speak not from ill-founded bigotry and prejudice, William, but as a fond parent and a family man.'
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Producer: Pete Atkin.
HM Ambassador Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Keith Branley: Richard Pearce
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Wriggly Worm Finds a Cure. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

If women have equality, why do they still need their own programme? Find out with Jenni Murray and guests.
Serial: Dangerous in Love (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Dead Letter Days

'There are voices in those mailbags. There are lives in this warehouse. Those love letters were a cry from the heart.
Those fragments of paper have ... affected me.'
For Don and David, clearing a warehouse full of dead letters is not as simple as it seems.
Directed by ANNETTE OGDEN. Stereo


Writer: Andy Baker
Directed By: Annette Ogden.
Don: Geoffrey Matthews
David: Stephen Tompkinson
Beth: Pauline Letts
Burge: Jonathan Tafler

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams 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: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Prompt!

Sheila Hancock 's guests this week are Dinsdale Landen Lynda Baron , Joss Ackland and Liz Smith
They answer questions about theatre, say what advice they'd give to a young actor, and talk about their favourite and least favourite roles.
Producer BILL DARE (R)


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Unknown: Lynda Baron
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Jenny Baynes
Unknown: Brian Hayward

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear
Producer LAURIE MASON. BBCBristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason.

: From Raj to Rajiv

Forty Years of Indian Independence
Another chance to hear the five-part series in which the BBC's Delhi correspondent,
Mark Tully , charts India's progress in the four decades since the British left. Ranging from the stately corridors of power to the teeming pavements and villages, his view of the sub-continent combines archive material and personal reminiscence with the sounds and voices of contemporary India.
1: Revolution by Consent How India's first Prime
Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru , tried to lay the foundations of a secular, democratic and industrialised nation-state amid the shambles of partition and the rapid British withdrawal. Series producer ZAREER MASANI (R) Book, same title. £10.95 from booksellers
0 INFO: page 92


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Jawaharlal Nehru

: Lock Down

The United States federal penitentiary at Marion, Illinois, houses prisoners who have proved uncontainable elsewhere. Leg-irons, strip-searches and solitary confinement are features of the regime, as are televisions in every cell.
David Wheeler talks to inmates and their lawyers, the prison psychologist and governor, and asks what British prison authorities can learn. Producer LOUISE PURSLOW


Talks: David Wheeler
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of interest to the disabled and their families Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to-Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 1AA Telephone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am toS.OOpm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Times Present

Ian Skidmore in conversation with Sandy Jarosz. taxidermist and one-time hod carrier. Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R)


Unknown: Sandy Jarosz.
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer RACHEL YORKE


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home
9: Darlene Makes a Move

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 Melodrama
11.50 Ballads, Folk Song and the Romantics

: The Medium and the Message

When clairvoyant Doris Collins speaks, some believe she has seen into their past and future, others that she has perpetrated a conjuring trick. Either way, churches fear that dangers lurk behind the showmanship.
Trevor Barnes investigates. Researcher AMANDA HANCOX
Producer DAVID COOMES (R) revised


Unknown: Doris Collins
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Amanda Hancox

: 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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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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