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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather forecast.

: Prayer for the Day


: 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 BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35*Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five More William Stories

5: William and the Prize Cat

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jane Asher in conversation with Sue Lawley. Stereo


Unknown: Jane Asher

: The Legacy of the Dream

Martin Luther King was assassinated 20 years ago this week. Gordon Clough travelled to King's home city of Atlanta to talk to his four children about life in pursuit of their father's 'dream'.
Today, Gordon Clough talks to Martin Luther King 's youngest son, Dexter, who works in the media industry. Stereo


Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Talks: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Martin Luther King

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producer CAROLE LACEY


Producer: Carole Lacey

: Tales of Innocence and Experience

A season of morning stories for Easter
The Other Woman by FRANK BARRIE
Home wrecker? Whore? Hardly. An old lady looks back and remembers a life spent in the worst sort of servitude - being 'the other woman' in a selfish man's life.
Read by Thora Hird


Read By: Thora Hird

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; On the wings of living light (Bp 71); Psalm 33, vv 1-12;
I Corinthians 15, vv 1-11; I know that my redeemer lives (bp 33) Stereo

: Analysis

Researching Success
Britain has an enviable record for the brilliance of its original scientific research, i but now large sections of the - scientific community say that > a spending squeeze is causing - serious damage.
[ Is basic research under threat? ; Should efforts be directed at more commercial proj ects? How
1 can the economic potential of scientists best be exploited?
- Presented by David Wheeler
Producer MARK LAITY (R)


Presented By: David Wheeler

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme Penelope Lively talks to Russell Hoban , author of over 50 books for children including The
Mouse and His Child, widely acclaimed as one of the great classic children's books. Producer SALLY FELDMAN


Unknown: Russell Hoban
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by John Howard For information about this week's s programme, write for Factsheet No 14 to: [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 with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Wriggly Worm Unlucky Day Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester
The programme that highlights women's interests and colours men's thinking.
Presenter Helen Boaden
Serial: Dangerous in Love (4)


Presenter: Helen Boaden

: Sunlight on the Garden

by N. J. WARBURTON with When 14-year-old Fleur is researching the Second World War for school history, she decides to ask her remote and crusty neighbour for his personal memories. But Mr Hammond's reminiscences are not what she expects.
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS (R) A sympathetic portrait of an essentially unsympathetic man: and the late Patrick Troughton , in his last performance, made a beautiful job of the prickly Mr Hammond. GUARDlAN


Unknown: N. J. Warburton
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Mr Hammond. Guardlan
Mr Hammond: Patrick Troughton
Louise: Jan Carey
Fleur: Emma Harbour

: News

: Nation of Shopkeepers

Supermarkets and chain stores may dominate the high street, but some small businesses still survive.
John Waite reports on the nous and know-how, the personality and perspicacity, which enable five particular shops to thrive in a highly competitive market place. 4: A Boutique in Barnsley: Pollyanna
Run by Rita Britton


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Rita Britton
Producer: Sally Thompson

: 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 PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: 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. Producer IRENE MALUS


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

: News

: The Archers

Written by ROB GITTINS Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Rob Gittins
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Pipier
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosaund Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.
Producer HELEN FRY. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , mp, Secretary of State for Energy The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Ann Leslie , journalist and Jonathon Porritt , Director, Friends of the Earth tackle the issues raised in Sellafield, Cumbria
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm) Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Stop Press

Michael Elliott presents a personal view of the week's newspapers and talks to the people behind the headlines. Producer VALERIE SANDERSON


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: Valerie Sanderson

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Prima Maria
Maria Ewing , the American-born soprano described as 'the most interesting singing actress on the stage', tonight makes her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, in the title role of Strauss's Salome.
'Marvellously outrageous' was what the critics said of her performance in Los Angeles.
Sonia Beesley presents a profile of the singer to mark tonight's occasion.


Unknown: Prima Maria
Unknown: Maria Ewing
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Producer: Anne Howells

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home written and read in ten parts by Garrison Keillor
10: Goodbye to the Lake Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

The weekly satire show that's performed before the ink dries on the script.
With Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace
Written by MARK BURTON


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Written By: Mark Burton
Written By: John O-Farrell
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Unknown: Robert Linford
Unknown: Max Handley
Unknown: Ged Parsons.
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: David Baddiel.
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Alison Renshaw.
Unknown: Simon Bullivant
Unknown: Mark Brisenden

: News

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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