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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Adopted farmers and prominent people report from all over the country. Producers TIM FINNEY and DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day with ANNE MCMURRAY.
BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Anne McMurray.

: 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday

: The Week on 4

: Phil Smith

reflects on the wonders and failures of technology, using bits and pieces from the workings of the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandybrown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Author's Tour by KATIE CAMPBELL.
Read by Shelley Thompson Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Katie Campbell.
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St George 's Church, Belfast
Make me an instrument of your peace; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Psalm 100
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: St George
Conducted By: Canon Edgar Turner

: Down Your Way

The Duke of Devonshire enjoys the rare experience of being winched up a hillside - and the even rarer one of being admitted by the tradesmen's entrance - when he visits a rival tourist attraction near his Derbyshire stately home,
Chatsworth, during a day out in the Peak District.
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol
(Broadcast yesterday at A 00pm L 99


Producer: Jill Marshall

: For Schools

11.00 Contact Extra You Said It! With CHRISTOPHER ULUCRAP 2: Little White Lies by CHRISTOPHER ULUCRAP Stereo (e)
11.15 Don't Miss What's Coming on School Radio
11.20 Let's Move!
2: Shoes by KATE HARRISON Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR. Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 See for Yourself On Your Bike by FRED HARRIS Stereo (R) (e)


Unknown: Christopher Ulucrap
Presented By: Sandra Kerr.

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presenter Norman MacCaig Readers HENRY STAMPER and DIANA OLSSON
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, BristolBS82LR


Presenter: Norman MacCaig
Presenter: Readers Henry Stamper
Presenter: Diana Olsson
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite. Editor KEN VASS
Write to: You and Yours. BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a programme of cerebral callisthenics for the frontal lobes ...
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge Maurice Hayes and Paddy Fitzpatrick. Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Maurice Hayes
Unknown: Paddy Fitzpatrick.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Pirates' Treasure Presented by FRED HARRIS. Storyteller SHEILA STEAFEL. Today's story: Captain Betty and the Pirates (1) by JOE DUNLOP. Script written by ANGELA GARNER Producer MARY HAYDON. Stereo
2.05 Playtime Growing and Changing Presenters NIGEL MAKIN and MARIA WARNER. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope Food, Glorious Food With FRED HARRIS and JULIE RICHMOND. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 2: Nuts and Bolts HAZEL O'CONNOR in Beryl and the Brainstormers. 'Getting there.' Stereo (e)
2.50 Let's Make a Story! 2: The Little Green People by RON JAMES. Storyteller SHIREEN SHAH Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Fred Harris.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel.
Unknown: Joe Dunlop.
Written By: Angela Garner
Producer: Mary Haydon.
Presenters: Nigel Makin
Presenters: Maria Warner.
Unknown: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond.
Unknown: Hazel O'Connor
Unknown: Ron James.
Unknown: Shireen Shah

: Woman's Hour

Twisted wallpaper, collapsing shelves, perilous plumbing and leaky lino - DIY home-makers confess their disasters.
Serial: Breathing Lessons by ANNE TYLER abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN.
Read by Shelley Thompson and William Roberts (1)
Maggie and Ira Moran are on their way to a funeral. Maggie's girlhood friend Serena has lost her husband. But Maggie has another preoccupation.... will her son Jesse and his estranged wife, Fiona, ever get together again?
(Music: Dimitri Tiomkin 's Wild Is the Wind)
Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Read By: William Roberts
Music: Dimitri Tiomkin
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Our Family

2: Don 't Talk to Me about Kids! Stereo


Unknown: Victor Pemberton.

: Kaleidoscope

Who Killed Prees Heath ? Eleanor Cooke has just completed a commission to tell in poetry the story of this piece of Common Land on the Shropshire-Cheshire border. She captures this threatened area of land in a work which is both poem and documentary. Presenter Paul Allen


Unknown: Prees Heath
Unknown: Eleanor Cooke
Presenter: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Frances Coverdale
Including this week details of the Environment Award
Scheme, being run by PMin association with The Times.
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC London WIA 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

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: October Scars the Skin

Vincent sits in a white wicker chair. His hair is short and blond. There are holes in the knees of his jeans and silver buckles on his boots. Young and magnetic, he smiles, murder the last thing on his mind.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Unknown: Philip Ridley.
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Stella October: Carole Boyd
Ashley Light: Dominic Rickhards
Kit: John McAndrew
George: John Baddeley
Sally: Eva Stuart
Gideon: Ian Targett
Vincent October: Richard Pearce

: Kaleidoscope

Married life from the experienced eye of a 50-year-old wile is the subject of American author Anne Tyler 's new novel Breathing Lessons, and the after-effects of the Falklands campaign for one British serviceman are recounted in the new feature film For Queen and Country. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Tyler
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy.

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did by J.L. CARR abridged in 10 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER.
Read by Hetty Baynes. 1: A Passage of Arms
'Of course, although I didn't know that it was the beginning of the end, I recall the circumstances exactly. It was Saturday and the four of us were sitting at our table pushed beneath the front-room window and making do with minced scrag-end.'


Unknown: J.L. Carr
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Read By: Hetty Baynes.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor MARGARET BUDY


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends.

: 'am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Deutsch fiir die Oberstufe Compiled and presented by ELKE KUHNE and DR MICHAEL SEYFERT. Producer INGRID HASSLER. Stereo (e) at 12.30
1: Die UFAFabrik in Berlin and at 12.50
2: Berlin der 20er Jahre: eine alternative Stadtmndfahrt


Unknown: Dr Michael Seyfert.
Producer: Ingrid Hassler.

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.

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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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