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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 SUE RICHARDSON BBCPebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Richardson Bbcpebble Mill.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor 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 CLIVE roslin
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Ian Skidmore

On the threshold of his 60th year, Ian takes a treat from the Sound Archive shelves marked 'Time and Longevity'. Producer ANNE HOWELLS
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9. 30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week

Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance, and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Absent Wife by ALAN BEARD
Read by Trevor Nichols Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Alan Beard
Read By: Trevor Nichols
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St Mary and St Peter's Catholic Church, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands with the CHOIR OF BEAULIEU


Conducted By: Elizabeth du Feu

: For Schools

11.00 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work Calculation and Control by JULIAN COLEMAN (R) (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
2: More Fun at the Fair by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box
2: The Music Box Garden Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (2) With DOUGIE MACLEAN and HARRIET POWELL. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Our Protective Overcoat by JANET NELSON (R) (e)


Control By: Julian Coleman
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Dougie MacLean
Unknown: Harriet Powell.
Unknown: Janet Nelson

: Down Your Way

Peter Skellern re-enacts one of his own compositions when he inflicts an Unexpected Visitation from the BBC on the village of Ide Hill near Sevenoaks in Kent.
Producer JILL MARSHALL. BBC Bristol 0 HEAR THIS' page 24


Singer-Songwriter: Peter Skellern
Producer: Jill Marshall.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Sean Street Readers BONNIE HURREN and DENYS HAWTHORNE Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBCBristol
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. BristolBS82LR


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

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS
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 W1A 1AA


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1988

A nationwide general knowledge contest
Chairman Robert Robinson First Round: Midlands and EastAnglia
Ian Meadows (van driver) David Edwards (teacher) Jean Burke (secretary) Stanley English
(retired headmaster)
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Jean Burke
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
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: Rustie's Kitchen Presented by rustie LEE and BILL TORRANCE Today's story: The Shiniest Bell in the World by GUY HUTCHINS Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo
2.05 Playtime Fee Fi Fo Fum Presented by VICKY ucorish and IAIN LAUCHLAN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday 11.20am FM)
2.20 Science Scope Hedging Around by MIKE COLES and AUSON NORMAN Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 5: Maths Pack Mathematical plays, stories, games and puzzles
3: A Day at the Seaside 4: Gameshow Stereo (e)


Presented By: Rustie Lee
Unknown: Bill Torrance
Unknown: Guy Hutchins
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Vicky Ucorish
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan.
Unknown: Mike Coles
Unknown: Auson Norman

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that invites you to share women's experiences and celebrate their achievements, Jenni Murray meets Anne Jones , the director of education programmes at the Manpower Services Commission.
Serial: The Heir by VITA SACKVILLE WEST abridged in four episodes by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by Geoffrey Beevers (4) (Music: Brahms Cello Sonata No 1) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anne Jones
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: Fatima



Play By: Willian Keenan

: Kaleidoscope

Peter Hall 's End Game
Sir Peter Hall has chosen Shakespeare's Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest as his farewell to the National Theatre.
Paul Allen talks to him as he leaves the National for the Peter Hall Company.


Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Talks: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
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 50-5. 55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The News Quiz

A week in politics may be a long time, but Roy Hattersley will be attempting to cram it into half an hour. along with the BBC's Kate Adie , team captains Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams , and ever-present Chairperson Barry Took. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Barry Took.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of Friday programme)


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: S04

Science on 4 Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research.
With reports from GeoffWatts Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis.
A Radio Science Unit production


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Alun Lewis.

: After Every Dream

The story of a family over the 40 years of Israel's history, set in the Kibbutz Farran, 1947-88 With and Hebrew advisor DANIELLE COHEN
Special effects by MALCOLM CLARKE (BBC Radiophonic Workshop)
Directed by PIERS PLOWRIGHT. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)
0 FEATURE: page 14


Unknown: Sam Jacobs
Unknown: Danielle Cohen
Unknown: Malcolm Clarke
Directed By: Piers Plowright.
Zahara: Lila Kaye
Miriam: Miriam Karlin
Zvi: Alfred Molina
Naomi: Elaine Loudon
Shuval: James Goode
Udi: Paul Sirr
Shimshon: Simon Cuff
Harry: Anthony Jackson
Naomi a child: Deborah Makepeace
Udi as a child: Joan Walker
British soldiers: Norman Bird
British soldiers: John Samson
British soldiers: Simon Cuff

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Rachel Yorke
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Slaughterhouse Five by KURT VONNEGUT abridged in ten parts by DAVID BUCK
Read by Bob Sherman (6)


Unknown: Kurt Vonnegut
Unknown: David Buck
Read By: Bob Sherman

: 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 Rousseau v the Enlightenment
12.10am Music interlude

: News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Understanding Industry: Education/Industry Links Bridging the gap between school and work: a look at the main agencies providing school/industry links. Written and produced by KATE WHITEHEAD Series producer SARAH MCNEILL Stereo (e) at 12.30
1: From Boardroom to Classroom Understanding Industry and at 12.50
2: From Talkshop to Workshop Understanding British Industry


Produced By: Kate Whitehead
Producer: Sarah McNeill

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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