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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

comes live from the farming event of the year, the Royal Show at Stoneleigh. Warwickshire, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers.


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day with SISTER LAVINIA BYRNE. Stereo


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
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: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Clive Roslin

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Ian Skidmore

re-discovers love and marriage among the BBC Sound Archives.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week

Live and lively conversation as studio guests anticipate the week ahead.
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

A Nice Bit of Furniture by RICHARD ROWE
Read by Clive Russell Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Richard Rowe
Read By: Clive Russell
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

Wonderwest World. Ayr conducted by THE REV JACK ROBERTSON
Reading: John 21, vv 1-6 Hymns (ch3):
The day of resurrection! (267); Come, children, join to sing
(383); Praise to the Holiest in the height (238) BBCScotland


Unknown: Jack Robertson
Unknown: John Boax

: Take a Place Like....

Hebden Bridge
Stanley Ellis , John Grundy and Dr Juliet Barker visit the land of the flying freehold to find out what's turned a dying textile town into the thriving community they call 'video valley'. In the process they discover why clogs are making a comeback, and that the town's biggest mill is back in business. Their research also reveals the language barrier between
Yorkshire and Lancashire - and unearths the secret of Dock Pudding.


Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Unknown: John Grundy
Unknown: Dr Juliet Barker
Producer: Geoff Sargieson

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Fleur Adcock Readers GARARD GREEN and ELIZABETH BELL
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Fleur Adcock
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower Editor KEN VASS
If you are concerned about health, education, housing or financial matters, or if you are the victim of unhelpful traders write to: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Debbie Thrower
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1988

Chairman Robert Robinson First Semi-Final:
London and the South
Owen Gunnell (teacher)
Martin Williams (librarian) Christopher Cooke (bank official)
Rachel Leonard (housewife)
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.3Opm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Owen Gunnell
Unknown: Martin Williams
Unknown: Christopher Cooke
Unknown: Rachel Leonard
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

: Listening Corner

LIZA GODDARD reads Abigail's 's Bouncing Boots by MOIRA MILLER Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Moira Miller
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Money, motherhood and men, politics, places and people -
Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love, and everything women worry about and laugh about together. Serial: The Healing Art by A N. WILSON abridged in 13episodes by MEG CLARKE
Read by Alwyne Taylor (3) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: N. Wilson
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Alwyne Taylor

: The Mountsorrel Saga

Lord Mountsorrel gazes at the stars while his wife attends to her horses. In their ignorance of the world around them they are unaware that a gang of smugglers resides under their roof and that their daughter has no feelings for the Squire, whom they would have her marry, but shares a love beyond their understanding. A kidnap of the most benign sort follows, but first.... Directed by BRIAN MILLER
BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Directed By: Brian Miller
Mistress Patch: Mary Wimbush
Lord Mountsorrel: Howard Goorney
Squirrel: Simon Cuff
Joel: John Hartoch
Lady Mountsorrel: Judy Cornwell
Bad Dogge: Roger Leach
Sergeant: Roger Leach
Dolly Pat: June Marlow
Squire: Conrad Phillips
Heron: Conrad Phillips
Letitia: Juliet Waley
Jasper: Brian Knight
Hetty: Moir Leslie

: Kaleidoscope

If It's Monday, It Must Be Croydon
Lucy Neal finds out what makes actors choose to leave established companies to start up on their own.

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Frances Coverdale
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20* Test Match Report
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: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS 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 programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Pharisee

by FRANCOIS MAURIAC dramatised by JOAN O'CONNOR with and The destruction that Brigitte Pian wreaked on those about her came from love and a sense of duty. But God might have preferred a more tolerant servant and certainly her step-children would have.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Francois Mauriac
Dramatised By: Joan O'Connor
Unknown: Brigitte Pian
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Brigitte Pian: Sylvia Syms
Abbe Calou: Terrence Hardiman
Jean: Rupert Graves
Louis: Jonathan Donne
de Mirbel: Alan Dudley
Puybaroud: Stephen Rashbrook
Michèle: Polly Pleasence
Octavia: Zelah Clarke
Pian: Laurence Payne
Marie: Barbara Atkinson
Comtesse: Philippa Howell
Raol: Peter Craze
Hotel Concierge: Eva Stuart
Farmer: John Baddeley
Vignotte: Simon Cuff

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Including the new novel by American author Alison Lurie , and exhibitions marking the bicentenary of the death of artist Thomas Gainsborough Producer SALLY MARMION
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Alison Lurie
Artist: Thomas Gainsborough
Producer: Sally Marmion
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by LESLIE THOMAS abridged in 12 parts byjOHNSCOTNEY
Read by Hywel Bennett (11) Producer PETER KING


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Producer: Peter King

: 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 Voltaire and the Calas Affair

: News

FM joins at 12.10

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.

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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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