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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Plus a five-day weather forecast Producers TIM FINNEY , DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday andSueMacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON GOMPERTZ
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Gompertz
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Julian Tutt

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Phil Smith

with the new season's pickings from the Sound Archives Producer JULIAN HALE


Producer: Julian Hale

: Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

A series of 15 poems by T.S. ELIOT 11: Gus: the Theatre Cat Read by Max Wall. Stereo


Unknown: T.S. Eliot
Read By: Max Wall.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting This week: The 1988.9 Unit Trust Managers Portfolio
Leading fund managers back their judgment on where the best investment prospects lie over the next 12 months. Most investors will think themselves lucky if they have made much profit since last
October's stock market crash, and the managers have certainly found the going tough. So will they be playing for safety with their selections over the next year? Can Japan continue to set the pace or will Europe come back into favour? Is the United States worth following, with the Presidential Election coming up? Is the UK economy growing too fast for comfort?


Presented By: Louise Botting
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Morning Story

Mother Will Be Pleased by TED MOORE
Read by Caroline Pickles Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Ted Moore
Read By: Caroline Pickles
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Metropolitan
Cathedral Church of St Chad, Birmingham led by SHIRLEY SCOTT
Praise to the Holiest in the height (BBC HB 88);
Psalm 84 (Gelineau);
Reading: I Corinthians 3, w 10-17 (JB)
Locus iste (Bruckner);
God be in my head (Rutter) Director of Music DAVID SAINT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Shirley Scott

: Down Your Way

The miner's son who dreamt of being an opera singer or a rugby star, but became a Chief
Constable instead, proceeds in a north-westerly direction to Wigan. Greater Manchester's chief, James Anderton , reveals, among other things, a lawbreaker in his ancestry and a passion for mintballs, when he returns to his home town.
Producer JILL MARSHALL. BBC Bristol


Unknown: James Anderton
Producer: Jill Marshall.

: For Schools

11.00 Contact Foundations of the Faiths 4: Hinduism Compiled and presented by JILL BURRIDGE. Stereo (e)
11.15 Publications Review Resources for teachers from BBC Enterprises. (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
4: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play Written by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box 4: Up the Wooden Hill Written and presented by SANDRA KERR With HARRIET POWELL and DOUGIE MACLEAN. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Does It Float? by KAY DAVIES Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Jill Burridge.
Written By: Kate Harrison
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Unknown: Dougie MacLean.

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Andrew Motion Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and ANDREW SACHS
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS. BBC Bristol Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Andrew Motion
Readers: Barbara Jefford
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

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


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles.
Chairman Ned Sherrin First round: Heat 2
Cecil Gleaves (retired lecturer) Reginald Goff (clerical worker) Peter Ratcliffe (civil servant)
Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Questions set by IAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Cecil Gleaves
Unknown: Reginald Goff
Unknown: Peter Ratcliffe
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN COX
• FEATURE: page 14


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 5 Listening Corner This week: All Kinds of Cooks Presented by ALISON DRAPER and IAIN LAUCHLAN Today's story: Rosie Rumbletum Makes a Special Cake by JOANNE ZORIAN Script by JOE DUNLOP Producer MARY HAYDON. Stereo
2.05 Playtime Green for Go Presented by SHIREEN SHAH and ALEC SABIN. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope Sound Sense by STEVE ROBIN with FRED HARRIS and JULIE RICHMOND Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Comer TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 4: Invertebrates (R) (e)


Presented By: Alison Draper
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Unknown: Rosie Rumbletum
Unknown: Joanne Zorian
Script By: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Mary Haydon.
Presented By: Shireen Shah
Presented By: Alec Sabin.
Unknown: Steve Robin
Unknown: Fred Harris

: Woman's Hour

The hour which blends the timeless and the topical, the personal, the practical and the political. So who needs women's programmes? You do! Short stories:
Stories of My Uncle
3: The Nature of Poetry
Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: A Man Flourishing



Unknown: Sam Hanna Bell.

: Kaleidoscope

Ashton's Legacy
Colin Nears considers the variety of Sir Frederick Ashton 's choreographic output, and assesses the legacy of Ashton's approach and style, with those who knew and worked with him, including his co-founder of the Royal Ballet,
Dame Ninette de Valois , and his biographer, David Vaughan.


Unknown: Sir Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Dame Ninette de Valois
Unknown: David Vaughan.

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Bill Frost
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy with Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: The Archers

: My Heroes

A series of six conversations with Cliff Morgan and guests 5: Ulick O'Connor Dublin biographer, poet, playwright, actor, journalist, barrister, patriot and romantic storyteller in the grand Celtic tradition.
Producer PETER GRIFFITHS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: Science Now

: Heart of England

by SHEILA YEGER with Hartingford village - the heart of England - a community valiantly upholding all those values we are encouraged to hold so dear. When the heart is examined closely, however, the patient appears to be a little sick.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Yeger
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Harry Jackson: John Hollis
The Rev Anderson: John Rowe
Vanessa AndersoN: Barbara Marten
Dorothy Jackson: Frances Jeater
Mrs Babbington: Eva Stuart
Jack Barley: Norman Bird
Mrs Barley: Joan Campion
Lizzy Morris: Wendy Miller
Errol Churchill,: Wyllie Longmore
Vera Howell: Delia Corrie
Mrs Tockling/Mrs Willoughby: Ann Rye
Mr Fetherington: Anthony Benson
Andrew: Simon Batt
Paul: Jack Fowler
Sarah Louise: Anahita Avari

: Kaleidoscope

Douglas Adams , writer of the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, publishes his latest novel The Long Dark Tea- Time of the Soul, and John Cleese stars in the new film comedy A Fish Called Wanda opening this week, both reviewed tonight. Presented by Michael Berkeley. Producer JOHN GOUDIE


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: John Cleese
Presented By: Michael Berkeley.
Producer: John Goudie
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

White Boy Running (6)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine Results of the Writing for Radio competition

: Time to Talk

The first of four programmes in which Harry Soan reflects on 40 years as a broadcaster. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Harry Soan

: 'am LW News

FM joins at 12.10

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: GCSE Assignments by MIKE WALKER Producer ELIZABETH CLEAVER Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30 Who Burned the Reichstag? and at 12.50 The Hiroshima Bomb: Why Was It Dropped?


Unknown: Mike Walker
Producer: Elizabeth Cleaver

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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