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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

George Macpherson traces the history of the Farmers Club in London's far-from-rural Whitehall.
Followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers and growers.


Unknown: George MacPherson
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day


Unknown: Rosemary Foxcroft.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MARTIN CRASS
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Harriet Cass
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Brian Perkins.


Unknown: Brian Perkins.

: Andy Kershaw

in shorts, in a T-shirt, and in the BBC Sound Archives, suggests that it's not just the good ideas that get taken up.


Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Rita by MARY ROSE CALLAGHAN. Read by Brid Brennan Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Mary Rose Callaghan.
Read By: Brid Brennan
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

The earth was dark; Malachai 3. vv 1-5; Jubilate everybody. BBC Wales

: Down Your Way

Extensive development is changing the face of Horsham in West Sussex, but it still retains its country market-town atmosphere; and it's the choice of Christopher Martin-Jenkins , the BBC's Cricket
Correspondent, for the second of his visits Down Your Way. Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presenter John Fuller. Readers MARTIN JARVIS and JUNE BARRIE.
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Readers: John Fuller.
Readers: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: 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 W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen - linked by the miracle which is wireless - preside over a further programme of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the frontal lobes ...
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Robert Kernohan and Richard Demarco. Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Robert Kernohan
Unknown: Richard Demarco.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Willie Rushton reads King Jolly Goes Christmas Shopping by SARAH MORCOM. Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Sarah Morcom.

: Woman's Hour

Poets, painters and pirates, pioneers, politicians and princesses - Jenni Murray and guests invite you to join the daily forum for women.
Serial: Sheep's Clothing (8) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Watched Pot

A play by saki. Stereo

: Letter from Mozambique

Jeremy Harding reports on a recent visit to this front-line African state, where a simple matter like repairing a short rail link is a huge achievement in the face of years of South African-funded insurgency.


Unknown: Jeremy Harding

: Kaleidoscope

Our Other Mother Tongues There is a variety in new writing in Britain extending beyond form and subject to language itself; plays are produced in Gloucestershire dialect, novels in Scots and poems in Caribbean Nation language.
Joyce McMillan investigates this re-assertion of languages other than standard English.

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM. BBC London WIA 1AA
0 If you would like the chance to read out your own letter over the Christmas period. please include a daytime telephone number.
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

0 FEATURE: page 22

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper 's weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The Parents' Evening

Stephen is 16. His parents are divorced and he is 'underachieving'. In fact he is pretty certain that his school's parents' evening is going to be a fiasco.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Smith.
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
as Claire Buchan With: Karen Ford
as Robert Buchan: Christian Rodska
Stephen: Richard Pearce
Mr Lockhart: Peter Craze
Mr Ford: Stephen Thorne
Headmaster: Bill Wallis
Pete: Dominic Rickhards
Sister: Barbara Kellermann
Nurse: Cara Kelly

: Lord's Bay

A series of four programmes presented by Margaret Howard. 3: The 15th Duke of Hamilton (and 12th of Brandon),
Scotland's premier peer, has been a jet pilot and instructor, motor racing and test driver, engineer and inventor.


Presented By: Margaret Howard.

: Kaleidoscope

The distinguished Spanish actress and director Nuria Espert saw her second opening night in quick succession at the Royal Opera House last
Thursday. This time it was her production of Verdi's Rigoletto. Last week also saw the return to the theatre of Mike Leigh, author of Abigail's Party, with his new play Smelling a Rat. Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN GOUDIE


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Goudie

: A Book at Bedtime

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (11)

: 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.

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Deutsches Magazin Programmes 1-4 Presented by KATI WHITAKER. Compiled and produced by RICHARD SMITH. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Produced By: Richard Smith.

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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.

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