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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers.


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with RICHARD LEWIS BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Phil Smith

flies non-stop from South to North through the BBC Sound Archives. Producer JULIAN HALE


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week

Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Percy Wordsworth 's Synopsis by MICHAEL WHERLY
Read by Tim Mclnnerny Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Percy Wordsworth
Unknown: Michael Wherly
Read By: Tim McLnnerny
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Glasgow Garden Festival led by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN with the CHOIR OF PAISLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL Hymns: Will you come and follow me; I to the hills; Life-giving Spirit
Organist TIMOTHY REDMAN BBC Scotland


Unknown: Douglas Aitken
Organist: Timothy Redman

: For Schools

11.00 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work Message and Memory by JULIAN COLEMAN Producer JULIAN COLEMAN (R) (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
1: At the Fairground Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box 1: Jump Shamador Written and presented by SANDRA KERR With DOUGIE MACLEAN and HARRIET POWELL Producer BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Why Does It Stop? by EDWARD KELSEY Producer COLIN SMITH. Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Julian Coleman
Producer: Julian Coleman
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Dougie MacLean
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Producer: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Producer: Colin Smith.

: Down Your Way

... Brummie Style
'Musically adventurous', 'best Chinese cuisine in the world' and 'more canals than Venice' - yet Birmingham still has an image problem. Can it just be the accent? Author, journalist and non-Brummie Stephen Pile enquires within. Producer LYN HARTMAN. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Stephen Pile
Producer: Lyn Hartman.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Sean Street Readers DENYS HAWTHORNE and BONNIE HURREN
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS. BBC Bristo, Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Sean Street
Presented By: Readers Denys Hawthorne
Presented By: Bonnie Hurren
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1988

Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: Midlands and EastAnglia
Clive Spate (teacher)
Jay Youngman (housespouse) Duncan Dale Emberton
(chemical plant administrator) William Muir (tax inspector) Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised bv JOHN P WYNN Questions set by LAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Jay Youngman
Unknown: Duncan Dale Emberton
Unknown: William Muir
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer This week: Countryside Animals Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and TONY AITKEN Today's story: A Friend Is Always a Friend by VERA RUSHBROOKE Script by CHRIS WARDE Producer JULIA BROOKE. Stereo
2.05 Playtime The Elves and the Shoemaker Presented by JANE HARDY and TONY AITKEN Producer SARA STRANGE. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 11.20am FM)
2.20 Science Scope Barking Up the Right Tree by MIKE COLES and ALISON NORMAN Producer JULIAN COLEMAN Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 5: Maths Pack Mathematical plays, stories, games and puzzles
1: Great Grandma's Gold
2: Make Your Own Maths Game Producer MARSHALL CORWIN Stereo (e)


Presented By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Vera Rushbrooke
Script By: Chris Warde
Producer: Julia Brooke.
Presented By: Jane Hardy
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Mike Coles
Unknown: Alison Norman
Producer: Julian Coleman

: Woman's Hour

The programme that gives you fashion, finance, foreign affairs, fantasy and food, asks who puts the fragrance into perm lotion, toilet-cleaners and exotic eau deparfum, and why smell really sells.
Serial: All the Best, Kim written and read by Carole Hayman abridged in six episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN (5)
(Music: Gershwin's Promenade) Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Read By: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: The Lonely Margins


: Kaleidoscope

A Cluster of Tents
John Baxter reports from Adelaide's Writers' Week.


Unknown: John Baxter

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM. BBC London W1A 1AA
, 5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: S04

Science on 4

: Where Did I Go Right?

by COLIN HAYDN EVANS with and Stewart manages a house of three dozen mentally-handicapped young people. He is good at his job but his colleagues think his ideas are too radical. When he decides that two of the inmates should get married, he runs into a lot of opposition.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Stewart: Christian Rodska
Davy: Graham Blockey
Arthur: Peter Copley
Kate: Elizabeth Lindsay
Robby: Victoria Carling
Sally: Polly James
Stebbing: Anthony Jackson

: The Only Pretty Ring Time

Peter France observes the bizarre folk rituals which mark the coming of spring to a modern country village.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer RACHEL YORKE


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Rachel Yorke
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Slaughterhouse Five by KURT VONNEGUT abridged in ten episodes by DAVID BUCK
Read by Bob Sherman (1)
GI Billy Pilgrim survives the worst holocaust of the Second World War in a Dresden slaughterhouse. But Billy has also come 'unstuck in time' after a sojourn on the planet Tralfamadore and returns radiant to Earth to preach his startling message.


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Read By: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Billy Pilgrim
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News - Views
11.50 The Geneva Episode
12.10am Music interlude

: 'am L W News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Real World A short course on problem-solving and decision-making, linked to BTEC's common skills and core themes. Presented and produced by GRAHAM TAYAR Drama by PETER KING Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo (R) (e) For tutors' notes send £1.00 and an A4saeto: -Real World', BBC School Radio. London WIA IAA at 12.30
1: Teacher's Programme - Using the Series and at 12.50 2: Early Days Interpersonal relations


Unknown: Peter King
Directed By: David Johnston

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.

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