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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: John Newton.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7 00, 8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Producer MCK UTEcmN Lines open from 8.00 am

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: Morning Story

Into the Third World:
Morning Story Through the Looking Glass
The Tree by AGNES WEDDERBURN An old man and a tree. The tree of his ancestors. The tree he was bom to and lived by. Around him - progress. A world strewn with empty Cola cans and tag ends. A world withered.
Read by John Matshikiza Producer SHEILA FOX (R)


Unknown: Agnes Wedderburn
Read By: John Matshikiza
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 9; 0 praise ye the Lord
(BBC HB 279); 0, Taste and See (Vaughan Williams); Galatians 3, v 26 to 4, v 7: Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Over the Moon (3) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by LUCIE SKEAPING and TIM LAYCOCK featuring music by STEPHEN CHADWICK with singers from Havering and Dunstable. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
3: The Story of the Dragon Master (1) by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
3: Anna and the Echo-Catcher by ADAM JOHN MUNTHE and ELIZABETH FALCONER , dramatised by LIBBY HOUSTON. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Lucie Skeaping
Unknown: Tim Laycock
Music By: Stephen Chadwick
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Unknown: Adam John Munthe
Unknown: Euzabeth Falconer
Dramatised By: Ubby Houston.

: Citizens

by Mark Power
Ceefax: a synopsis of current events in 'Citizens' is on page 144


Writer: Mark Power
Director: A.J. Quinn
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh: James MacPherson
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Ange: Catherine Clarke
A.H.: Nicholas Courtney
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
Gwendolyn: Jo Kendall
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Darius: Cyril Nri
Sanjiv: Omar Saluu

: Japan Five, Wales Nil

A series of five programmes.
Writer Alun Richards meets a Japanese ex-soldier who is as much an outsider as he is. 4: The Veteran


Unknown: Alun Richards
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the Chair Steve Race Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J MASON.
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J Mason.
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Rain Puddle by ADELAIDE HOLL. Stereo (R)
2.05 History Lost and Found Two Town Families Stereo (R) (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT.
7: Physics. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Margaret Atwood , the award-winning Canadian poet and novelist. Serial: Breathing Lessons (7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margaret Atwood

: Like He's Never Been Away

Dickie, Chairman of the Frankie La Mancha
Appreciation Society, hopes that Frankie's appearance at the annual reunion will swell fading numbers. Not too many people now remember the one-hit rock-and-roll star from the 50s. But Frankie's arrival brings new surprises.... Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo


Unknown: Paul Hawksbee.
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Dickie: Tom Watson
Ray: John Hollis
Frankie: Richard Tate
Dorothy: Marcia King
Edgar: Geoffrey Whitehead
Valerie Singleton: Herself
Reporter: David Goudge
Trevor: Lan Michie

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

The Folk Revival
With the advent of modem communications, folk musicians no longer just perform to devoted audiences' in the country village pub. But is this change a good thing? Have the traditions become tarnished by modern commercialism?
Folk performers Alex Atterson , Jacey Bedford and George Norris tell all.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Atterson
Unknown: George Norris
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

Reporters David Clayton and Neil Walker link up with BBC Local Radio stations to investigate....
An Area of High Pressure
Businessman Tony Graham wants to restore Wadbury Mill in Somerset to its former glory. But more than ten pressure groups are challenging his plans, with conflicting ideas.
Is it possible to satisfy everyone, or will the pressure be too much? Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East
* YOURS LOCALLY: pages 90-91


Reporters: David Clayton
Reporters: Neil Walker
Unknown: Tony Graham

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: After Henry

A series of eight programmes. Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah with Joan Sanderson as Eleanor Benjamin Whitrow as Russell Gerry Cowper as Clare and Fabia Drake as Lady Newby. 2: Relative Movement
'I'm happy to keep the flat waiting for as long as you want. But if, say, you know you're not going to be back for another six months ... or if you've decided you're going to settle permanently in Australia.... well, it could make sense for me to rent the place out.' Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Eleanor Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Russell Gerry Cowper
Unknown: Fabia Drake
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

: Concerto

Barry Douglas , who won the Gold Medal at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International
Piano Competition in Moscow, talks with June Knox-Mawer about his upbringing in Belfast and about the way his career has progressed. He also introduces his records of the Capriccio in D minor by Brahms and the Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat by Tchaikovsky. Producer DEREK DRESCHER Stereo


Unknown: Barry Douglas
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Spanish Testament

The fourth of six programmes in which David Bean travels in the footsteps of George Borrow , who in 1837 began the uphill task of selling Protestant Bibles in Catholic Spain. 4: Santiago


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: George Borrow
Producer: Gillian Hush

: In Touch

News and information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White. Producer THENA HESHEL
0 QUESTIONS and comments can be phoned in on [number removed]between 8. 30pm and 10. 15pm.
0 HANDBOOK: a comprehensive guide to services and equipment for blind people, £5.95 from
[address removed]


Presented By: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

Tonight's programme includes Australian author
Helen Garner 's collection of short stories; the Whitbread Book of the Year is announced; and Paul Vaughan visits Cambridge to sit in the choir stalls. Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo


Unknown: Helen Garner
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did
7: Lookingfor Mother

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: 'amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Technology and Design Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30
1: Pneumatics (CSA) at 12.40
2: Electronic Systems (CSA) at 12.50
3: Gearing and Linkages (1) and at 1.00
4: Gearing and Linkages (2) (CSA)

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.

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