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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 ROSEMARY WAKELIN
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin

: Today

Presented by Chris Lowe 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 BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COL VILE .
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Chris Lowe
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Andy Kershaw

seeks enlightenment in the BBC Sound Archives.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9. 30pm)


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: News

: Start the Week

What has the week ahead in store? Anticipation and speculation with special studio guests.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL. Stereo


Producer: Elaine Bedell.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Incident at Merrymans Lane by PETER HORRIDGE
Read by Peter Sallis Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Peter Horridge
Read By: Peter Sallis
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

Rejoice, the Lord is King;
Acts 2, vv 1-11; Come down, 0 love divine; Jesus is Lord BBC Wales

: Down Your Way

Singer, composer and boat-owner Peter Skellern watches with special interest as a new lifeboat is dedicated in the Cornish port of Fowey.
This summer he'll be turning out himself for the RNLI, when he gives a floating concert across the river in Polruan. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBCBristol


Unknown: Peter Skellern
Producer: Jill Marshall

: For Schools

11.00 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work The Work Game (Parts 1 and 2) by JULIAN COLEMAN. Stereo (R) (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
3: All the Fun of the Fair Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 The Music Box 3: Hair! Written and presented bySANDRA KERR with DOUGIE MACLEAN and HARRIET POWELL. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself The Ark in the Park by FRED HARRIS (R) (e)


Unknown: Julian Coleman.
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Dougie MacLean
Unknown: Harriet Powell.
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Sean Street Readers DENYS HAWTHORNE and BONNIE HURREN
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Sean Street
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Bonnie Hurren
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 in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman Robert Robinson First Round - North West Alan Coates
(retired industrial chemist) John Wilson (civil servant) Olive Behan (peripatetic remedial teacher)
Anthony Martin (librarian) The programme includes Beat the Brains.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 30pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Alan Coates
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Olive Behan
Unknown: Anthony Martin
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 Corner This week: Rain, Snow and Winds Blow Stories from the Listening Corner weather house Today's story: Winston's Sunglasses by GUY HUTCHINS Weatherman IAN MCCASKILL Weatherlady MOLLY WEIR Presented by JOANNE ZORIAN Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Dream of Dragons Presented by VICKY LICORISH and IAIN LAUCHLAN. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast Friday 11.20am FM)
2.20 Science Scope Out and About - Fieldwork by STEVE ROBIN with FRED HARRIS and JULIE RICHMOND. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 5: Maths Pack Mathematical plays, stories, games and puzzles 5: Tall Story
6: Thinking about Shapes Stereo (e)


Unknown: Guy Hutchins
Unknown: Ian McCaskill
Unknown: Molly Weir
Presented By: Joanne Zorian
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.
Presented By: Vicky Licorish
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan.
Unknown: Steve Robin
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond.

: Woman's Hour

The programme that puts a female perspective on politics, places and people, finance, fashion and food. Serial: B-Movieby STAN BARSTOW abridged in eight episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Christian Rodska (5) Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Christian Rodska
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: The Girl of My Best Friend



Play By: Christopher Reason

: Kaleidoscope

Tate of the North
Albert Dock, in Liverpool, is surrounded by Victorian warehouses. The latest addition, adapted by James Stirling , is the Tate Gallery. Richard Cork reports on the birth of the gallery and talks to curator Richard Francis and others who brought the project to fruition.
* FEATURE: page 82


Adapted By: James Stirling
Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Richard Francis

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Valerie Singleton
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: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday's 's programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: S04

Science on 4

: Payment as Pledged

by the Brazilian playwright ALFREDO DIAS GOMES translated by OSCAR FERNANDEZ adapted by DENYS HAWTHORNE and WALTER ACOSTA with and A peasant is determined to fulfil a religious promise, but the priest denies him entrance to the church.
Directed by WALTER ACOSTA. Stereo


Unknown: Alfredo Dias Gomes
Translated By: Oscar Fernandez
Adapted By: Denys Hawthorne
Adapted By: Walter Acosta
Directed By: Walter Acosta.
Joe Burro: James Aubrey
Rosa: Susanna Dawson
the priest: John Moffatt
Pretty boy: Jonathan Oliver
Marli: Deborah Makepeace
Auntie: Sheila Grant
Dede: Stuart Organ
Pepe: Manning Wilson
Reporter: Richard Derrington
Policeman: Peter Wickham
Religious woman: Sheila Walker
Master Coca: David Sinclair
Monsignor: Denys Hawthorne
Police agent: Colin Starkey
Carijó: Robert Woolley
Commissioner/Sexton: Nigel Graham

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn presents tonight's arts magazine which includes a report on the winners of the Cannes film festival. Producer JULIAN MAY
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Julian May
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Nights at the Alexandra by WILLIAM TREVOR abridged in five episodes by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Denys Hawthorne (1)
'I am a 58-year old man - a cinema proprietor without a cinema - yet when I sit among the empty seats, memory is enough.'
Harry remembers how Frau Messinger and her German husband changed the course of his young life when they brought the magic of the silver screen to his provincial Irish home.


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Frau Messinger
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 A Model of Despotism
12.10am Music interlude

: am L W News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Photography (RV) With GEOFFREY BAWCUTT and BRIAN COE Chaired by LAURIE MACMILLAN (R) (e) at 12.30 The Science of the Lens and at 12.50 The Chemistry of the Film


Unknown: Geoffrey Bawcutt
Unknown: Brian Coe
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

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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