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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon John Gunstone

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Hullo Children.... Everywhere

Due to popular demand, another chance to wallow in childhood musical memories from the early children's record request programme Children's Favourites, conducted by Jeremy Nicholas.
With contributions from Max Bygraves, Danny Kaye, Roy Rogers, Shirley Abicair, Beauty the Talking Budgerigar and the Obernkirchen Children's Choir (of course)


Presenter: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: The Natural History Programme

Britain's land-living wildlife is well known, but what lurks in the waters around our shores? Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway find out what is happening to wildlife on dry land. Sue Hiscock reports from Rockall and St Kilda. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: St Kilda.
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: Citizens

The French Connection (2)

: On the Day I Was Born

Michael Shea , as ex-Press
Secretary to HM The Queen, knows about newspapers - but not necessarily those from the day he was born.
In the start of this new series, he scans the dailies for the events and extravaganzas of 10 May 1938, picking out stories that range from monsters to
Mussolini, and talks for the first time about his role in what he calls 'the happiness game'. Presenter Larry Harris Producer KATHRYN MOORE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Michael Shea
Presenter: Larry Harris
Producer: Kathryn Moore

: Tales of the Loch

Bruce Sandison talks with Christopher Lowell about
Lochindorb on the Dava Moor.


Talks: Bruce Sandison
Unknown: Christopher Lowell
Unknown: Dava Moor.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Blandings

Heavy Weather by P. G. WODEHOUSE (1)


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Friends Poems read by MICHAEL ROSEN Stereo (R)


Read By: Michael Rosen

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that celebrates women's achievements, Jenni Murray meets Linda Martin , Britain's leading woman fencer, who is preparing for the Olympics. Serial: The Healing Art (11)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Linda Martin

: Sardine Burial

A holiday romance by Catherine Lucy Czerkawska
with Petra Markham as Marianne and Arturo Venegas as Manuel
'A good man is hard to find,' maintains Marianne. While on holiday in the Canaries she finds such a man, Manuel. But can they, over a fortnight, get to the truth of who they are, or what they want?


Writer: Catherine Lucy Czerkawska
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Marianne: Petra Markham
Manuel: Arturo Venegas
Anita: Kay Stonham
Colin: Phllip Sully
Del: Ken Cumberlidge
Peter: Paul Sirr
Marie Carmen/Isabel: Isabel Hernandez
Manuel's mother: Leda Casares
Manuel's father: Carlos Douglas

: News

: A Good Read

Brian Gear invites
Mary Cadogan and Brian Sibley to pick some paperbacks.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Mary Cadogan
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Golf: the Open
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Brain of Britain 1988


: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)


Written By: Mary Cutler
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Martha Woodford: Molue Harris
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Caroline Parsons Producer LAURIE MASON. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Laurie Mason.

: Analysis

Too Good to Be True
The economy is growing more quickly than at any time since the 'Barber boom' of the early
70s. Productivity goes on rising, profits are up and investment is recovering strongly.
But has the economy really turned the corner? Are the old dragons finally slain? Can the miracle last?
Presented by Stuart Simon Producer DAVID HABAKKUK


Presented By: Stuart Simon
Producer: David Habakkuk

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 1AA Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: AndyKershaw

: Kaleidoscope

Prabhu Guptara visits
Stratford-upon-Avon for the new production of The Tempest by Nicholas Hytner for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Producer KATE WHITEHEAD


Unknown: Prabhu Guptara
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: A Book at Bedtime

And So Did I (7) Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment.


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report, market trends

: Open University

11.30 American Innocence
11.50 The Palazzo del Te, Mantua

: *am News and Kensington By-Election Special

James Naughtie presents reaction to the first by-election of this Parliament. Analysis of the voting by David Butler of Nuffield College, Oxford;
BBC political correspondent Mike Baker reports from the constituency; and leading politicians comment on the implications of the result. Producer MARGARET HILL LW only until 12.10


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: Mike Baker
Producer: Margaret Hill

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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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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