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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Michael Harding.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
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* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Winterslow, where members of the Winterslow Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefaxpage 188


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Tales of Innocence and Experience

A season of morning stories for Easter
Visions of Alicia by JANE COLES
Read by Timothy West
Eric was making a last-ditch bid for freedom. Via British Rail. Naturally. Drinking whisky with a wicked girl in strawberry-coloured lipstick. In the buffet car. And after that.... Rome? Paris? Newark-on-Trent?


Read By: Timothy West

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; There is a land of pure delight (BBC HB 254);
Psalm 100; I Thessalonians 4, w 13-18; Angel voices ever singing (BBC HB 256) Stereo

: Soundtrack

A series often programmes that takes life as the microphone finds it - funny or sad, strange or poignant, occasionally worrying, always surprising. 7: The Male Order Business 'Attractive, tall, classy brunette' is how
Colette Sinclair describes herself when she advertises in 'Lonely
Hearts' columns. Colette set a two-year time limit to find the perfect husband, and she's determined to succeed. Her mission has resulted in newspaper articles, an appearance on Wogan, and a book in the pipeline. The inevitable blind dates have brought her some happiness and some heartbreak - but time is running out....


Unknown: Colette Sinclair
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions, with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Questions to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Outbreak of Fear

The final part of a thriller serial by R. D. WINGFIELD with and 5: The Killer
We are very close to the real murderer now - and Chadwick has some explaining to do ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sergeant Fowler: Leslie Sands
Constable Roy Beaumont: Nick Orchard
Dave Clark: Cornelius Garrett
Doctor: Paul Nicholson
Mitchell: Conrad Phillips
Rose: Gillie Gratham
Chadwick: Nicholas Courtney
Radio DJ: Jim Reid
Operator: Brian Gear
Jackson: Roger Leach

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

On the Top of the Crumpetty Tree the Quangle Wangle Sat Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

In the programme where you meet the people behind the headlines, Jenni Murray talks to Margaret Jay , Director of the newly-established National Aids Trust.
Serial: Dangerous in Love (7)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Jay

: Small Change

by ANDREW LIND withand
'Middle-aged man with sense of humour and 40-foot ketch seeks lively lady companion to share world cruise.' Alec doesn't get a very encouraging response to his ad - none of the ladies who respond could be described as lively, and he's forced to consider a schoolmarm who's not even sure what a ketch might be.
Directed by JANE MORGAN Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Lind
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Margaret: Polly James
Alec: David Sinclair
George: John Baddeley
Carol: Anne Carroll
Linda: Rosemary Frankau
Mr Shack: William Simons
Headmistress: Joan Matheson
Eileen: Caroline Gruber

: Time for Verse

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to James Berry about his life and his poetry.
Producer ALEC REID. BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Unknown: James Berry
Producer: Alec Reid.

: News

: Workforce

It's predicted that, in the early years of the next century, employers will be queuing up to offer jobs to young people. But does that mean that long-term unemployment will disappear? Or will there be groups of people out of work for so long that they have become unemployable? Brian Redhead and his guests discuss the prospects for employment and think about strategies which will help everyone who wants a job to have one.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Atkinson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Borderline Theatre
William Burdett-Coutts has moved on to become director of Glasgow's Mayfest, following his success story at Edinburgh's Assembly Rooms. Jenny Killick is Artistic Director of the Traverse, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting new playwrights, and Bill Bryden is BBCtv's head of drama in Scotland
. Christopher Cook discusses with all three the current climate on new writing north of the border. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: William Burdett-Coutts
Unknown: Jenny Killick
Unknown: Bill Bryden
Unknown: . Christopher Cook
Producer: John Boundy

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
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: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Robert Kernohan and Richard de Marco
Researcher AMANDA MARES Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Robert Kernohan
Unknown: Richard de Marco
Unknown: Researcher Amanda
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: The Cabaret Upstairs

Loosen your tie, unlace your corsets and send small children out of the room; it's time for another half hour of mature wit from the Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London where compere Dave Cohen introduces the best new stand-up acts on the circuit. Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo


Introduces: Dave Cohen
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: Medicine Now

: The Judges

Last programme in the series Judges wield huge power in British society. Traditionally they have been reluctant to speak about it in public.
Breaking their silence, six judges from different levels of the court system talk to Hugo Young about their lives, their personal feelings about their jobs and the professional dilemmas they face every day. 6: Lord Templeman, one of the 11 Lords of Appeal in Ordinary. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Antony Hopkins Talkinn About Music

In the second of seven programmes, Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Producer PATRICK LAMBERT. Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

A Clergyman's Daughter (3)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: 0am FM Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Symbolism
11.50 Musical Style

: 'am L W News

FM joins at 12.10am

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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.

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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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