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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Live from the Royal Bath and West Show at Shepton Mallet

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Robert Patterson

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Five Stories by Muriel Spark

5: You Should Have Seen the Mess
Read by Naomi Capron


Read By: Naomi Capron

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Rabbi Lionel Blue in conversation with Sue Lawley


Unknown: Lionel Blue

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times, airs your views on BBC programmes and policies and questions the decision makers on your behalf.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Send your comments to: Feedback, BBC.
London W14 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world. Producers CAROLE LACEY and BERNARD THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Bernard Thompson

: Morning Story

Purple Socks by SHEILA HARRIS
Read by Kevin Flood Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Sheila Harris
Read By: Kevin Flood
Producer: Chris Spurr

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; Lift up your hearts (BBC HB 326); Psalm 63;
Deuteronomy 34; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371) Stereo

: Analysis

Devil Take the Foremost While Mikhail Gorbachev preaches economic and political reform to the Eastern Bloc, the Yugoslavs have a fair claim to have got there first. But has it done them much good?
Yugoslavia's economy is facing chaos, the foundations of her foreign policy are shifting and her internal stability is threatened by tensions between her constituent republics. Chris Cviic assesses the problems facing Yugoslavia and explores some of the solutions now beginning to surface.


Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev
Unknown: Chris Cviic

: Treasure Islands

The children's book programme introduced by Penelope Lively. Victorian and Edwardian children's books are now worth a great deal of money, but what about the books in your attic dating from your own childhood - or the ones belonging to your children? Critic Brian Alderson and writer Gillian Avery , both avid collectors, share their enthusiasm and offer advice. Producer SALLY FELDMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 2.47pm)


Introduced By: Penelope Lively.
Unknown: Brian Alderson
Unknown: Gillian Avery
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard
News and advice for consumers For information about this week's 's programme, write for
Factsheet No 22: [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.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


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

RICHARD briers reads A Fancy Dress Fit for a King (R)


Unknown: Richard Briers

: Woman's Hour

from Newcastle
Emily Davidson became a legend when she threw herself under a horse at the Derby to further the cause of the suffragettes. Or did she?
The programme that toasts the women of the future and celebrates the heroines of the past retraces her story.
Serial: The Phoenix Tree (3) Presenter Jenny Cuffe


Presenter: Jenny Cuffe

: The Hound of the Baskervilles: 2: Death on the Moor

by Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised in two parts by Bert Coules
With Roger Rees as Sherlock Holmes, Crawford Logan as Dr John Watson and Matt Zimmerman as Sir Henry Baskerville
'I know what I saw. It killed your uncle, Sir Henry, and now it's waiting for you. It's out there now; waiting for you.'


Writer: Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted By: Bert Coules
Director: David Johnston
Violinist: Katherine Adams
Sherlock Holmes: Roger Rees
Dr John Watson: Crawford Logan
Sir Henry Baskerville: Matt Zimmerman
Dr James Mortimer: Peter Craze
Jonathan Stapleton: Jonathan Tafler
Beryl Stapleton: Caroline Gruber
Barrymore: Richard Tate
Mrs Barrymore: Barbara Atkinson
Laura Lyons: Moir Leslie
Arthur Frankland: Norman Bird
Postmaster: John Baddeley

: News

: My Heroes

A series of six conversations between Cliff Morgan and guests who are invited to talk about the people who have greatly influenced them.
1: George Melly - 'Good time George', Britain's most flamboyant jazz singer. Entertainer, high-liver, collector, lover of shocking suits, raunchy ties and broad hats, teetotaller 'except for wine, port, sherry and champagne', the dean of decadence, he is also much admired as a blues historian, modern-art expert, book critic, film critic and celebrated autobiographer.
Are there people he calls 'heroes'?


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20* Test Match Report
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report

: Freewheeling

with Barry Norman
Mike Dicken is on the phone from Cumbria with the Code Cracker clues.
'This week I'll be east and somewhat south of Eden in Cumbria. If you are saddled with the task of finding me, follow the famous bridlepath. Is that fair?'
This week's Code Cracker symbol: X -> + 1


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Mike Dicken
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

Written by ROB gittins Cast for the week:


Written By: Rob Gittins
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Carrington
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Helen Archer: Frances Graham
John Archer: Sam Barriscale

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer ANNE HOWELLS. Stereo
(Revised re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells.

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Barbara Castle, MEP David Willetts ,
Director of Studies,
Centre for Policy Studies Polly Toynbee , journalist and Sir George Young , mp
From Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and Worcester
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby


Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Sir George Young
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Stop Press

Geoffrey Goodman 's personal view of the week's newspapers and interviews with the people behind the headlines.


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: Valerie Sanderson

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Raising Your Voice
So the multi-national conglomerates who dominate the publishing industry won't print what you want to read? Do it yourself. You may not get rich but it has never been easier to set up a small press. Paul Allen reports on the independent Newcastle imprint with star poets on its list, the co-op in the Yorkshire coalfield with a burning commitment to the stories of ordinary people, and the one-man poetry publisher from a Pennine valley trying to persuade hard-nosed commercial booksellers to stock his product. Producer DAVE SHEASBY


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: A Book at Bedtime

Riceyman Steps (5)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Week Ending

Sharper than a journalist's pen - swift satire from seven days of news.
With David Tate
Sally Grace , Kerry Shale and Jonathan Kydd.
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Written By: Mike Coleman
Written By: Mark Burton.
Written By: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Unknown: Robert Unford.
Unknown: Max Handley
Unknown: Ged Parsons.
Unknown: Baddiel Bob Newman.
Unknown: Auson Renshaw
Unknown: Simon Bullivant.
Unknown: Mark Brisenden
Unknown: Paul B. Davis
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: *am 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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