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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Followed by a five-day weather forecast


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with JUDITH O'NEILL Stereo


Unknown: Judith O'Neill

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys with 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 CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Eugene Fraser


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Behind the Wall

Written and abridged in 12 parts by COLIN THUBRON
Read by John Rowe
9: In Mao Zedong 's Bed
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe
Unknown: Mao Zedong
Producer: John Theocharis.

: News

: Modest Proposals

The fifth of seven discussions. Matthew Parris , in the company of the learned
Paul Barker , the loquacious
Jeff Nuttall and various guests, considers divers proposals for the improvement of our condition. Leadership
'There are men who, by their sympathetic attractions, carry nations with them and lead the activity of the human race....' Researcher AMANDA MARES Producer ANNE HINDS
BBC North West. Stereo


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Jeff Nuttall

: Morning Story

Romancing the Rock by GREG SNOW
Read by Anthony Jackson Producer DUNCAN MINSHULL


Read By: Anthony Jackson
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

5 from Wales
: led by iwan RUSSELL-JONES

: Down the River Tay

Scotland's longest river provides the setting for
Cliff Morgan 's journey through the Central Highlands. At a croft on the road to the Isles he encounters a Highland bull and, in a hide beside the Loch of Lowes, he searches in vain for an osprey. He visits Dunkeld
Cathedral, enjoys the music of the fiddle, discovers how a salmon is tagged and tracked and spends just a while in Scotland's smallest distillery. Producer ANTHONY SMITH. BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Nigel Forde Readers ANGELA DOWN and GEOFFREY BEEVERS Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by John Waite 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 WIA 1AA


Presented By: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: My Word!

A panel game devised byTONYSHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Victoria Glendinning and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by MICHAEL O'DONNELL
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Christopher Lillicrap reads Donald and the Noisy Something by VALERIE WILDING Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Valerie Wilding

: Woman's Hour

Politics, places and people, finance, fashion and food -
Jenni Murray and guests puzzle out the meaning of life, love and anything women worry about and laugh about together.
Serial: The Colour of Murder (9) Editor CLARE SELERIEGREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Seleriegrey

: Inspector French and the Starve Tragedy

by FREEMAN WILLS CROFTS adapted by ALAN DOWNER with and On the night of 15 September Starvel House burnt to the ground and its three inmates perished in the flames. An inquest brought in a verdict of accidental death, but Inspector French thinks differently!
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo (R)


Adapted By: Alan Downer
Directed By: David Johnston
Inspector French: Edward de Souza
Detective Constable Tanner: Jonathan Tafler
Pierce Whymper: Gary Cady
Chief Insp Mitchell: Reginald Marsh
Sgt Kent: Alan Downer
Dr Philpot: Michael Deacon
Ruth A verill: Zelah Clarke
Mrs Oxley: Joan Matheson
Mrs Palmer-Gore: Diana Olsson
MrDashwood: John Baddeley
Jeweller: William Simons
Manager at Thomas Cook's: Alan Dudley
Landlord: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver from the 1988 Edinburgh Festival, including international Shakespeare from Britain and Japan, and a report from the Fringe: Michael Clark and company in performance.


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Michael Clark

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton 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: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

with HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy Russell Davies is deeply entrenched in the humour born of the pressures and privations of the Second World War. Stereo


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Wilko's Weekly

A maverick edition of Tony Wilkinson 's six-part series on local newspapers. 4: The Leeds Other Paper
Five hundred editions and still championing the underdog. Producer JULIAN HALE (R)


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Science Now

: The Women of Southover Sands

Heathcote was at one time almost part of the family of young sisters, but 15 years ago he vanished from their lives. His motives in visiting them again seem to be more than idle curiosity, and he cannot have expected the reception that the sisters gave him.
Directed by JANE MORGAN
Stereo (Rebroadcastnext Saturday)


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Veronica: Sarah Badel
Katrina: Zelah Clarke
Frederica: Jane Campion
Heathcote: Jonathan Oliver
Ernest: Norman Bird
Monsignor: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Hollywood Takes the Air

Richard Dreyfuss , Stacy Keach , Michael York , Harry Hamlin , James Whitmore and Jack Coleman talk to John McNally about their experiences of making two radio drama productions for the BBC:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
(to be broadcast next Saturday) and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, a drama documentary by Eric Bentley (to be broadcast next Monday), both plays dealing with witch hunts.
Presented by Gerry Jones
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Harry Hamlin
Unknown: James Whitmore
Unknown: Jack Coleman
Unknown: John McNally
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Eric Bentley
Presented By: Gerry Jones

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn presents the arts magazine, which tonight includes a book of letters of Max Beerbohm and a feature about the design of Truro's new law courts.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Max Beerbohm
Producer: Sally Marmion
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Countrywoman
11: Tucker Tommy and Babby Baines


Unknown: Tucker Tommy
Unknown: Babby Baines

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Continental Cabaret Chansons

A series of eight programmes 5: Songs of Protest
Records (First broadcaston Radio 3)


Unknown: Marianne Oswald
Unknown: Edith Piaf
Unknown: Boris Vian

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Adam Smith and the American Colonies


Unknown: Adam Smith

: 'am 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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