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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers tim FINNEY and DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Geraint Fielder Stereo


Unknown: Geraint Fielder

: Today

Presenters Peter Hobday and John Humphrys


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: John Humphrys

: The Week on 4

: Two Stories

by RONALD BLYTHE abridged by DELLA PATON Read by Ronald Pickup 1: And the Green Grass Grew all Around
Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN (First broadcast on Woman's Hour)


Unknown: Ronald Blythe
Abridged By: Della Paton
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: Hullo Children... Everywhere: Part 3

Jeremy Nicholas concludes his celebration of children's record request programmes by looking at the records which were being requested by (and for) children growing up in the 60s and 70s.
Including contributions from Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart, Tommy Steele and Leslie Crowther.


Presenter: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Fuchsia Auberge by ANGELA HUTH
Read by Maureen O'Brien Producer DUNCAN MINSHULL


Unknown: Angela Huth
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from the Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast conducted by THE RE V SYDNEY CALLAGHAN BBC Northern Ireland

: Down Your Way

(Details as Sunday 5.00pm L W)

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests. Readers LIN SAGOVSKY and TIM PIGOTTSMITH. Guest Peter Porter.
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo
0 REQUESTS: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Tim Pigottsmith.
Unknown: Peter Porter.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard Editor KEN VASS
0 WRITE TO: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presenter: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1989

Chair Robert Robinson First Round - South Contestants:
Henry Brougham
(consultant on economic development)
Barbara Abbs (housewife) Michael Billson (unemployed)
Marion Read (secretary)
Including Beat the Brains. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Henry Brougham
Unknown: Barbara Abbs
Unknown: Michael Billson
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie Editor MARTIN cox


Presenter: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

A Listening Corner special with MICHAEL ROSEN and MEGG NICOL Today: I Love Food Poem by MICHAEL ROSEN Producer DAVID IAN NEVILLE Stereo (May be recorded for educational use)


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Jean Snedegar tracks down the first woman Pope.
Three Stories by MARY LELAND , abridged by SALLY SKRIMSHIRE
Read by Kate Binchy 2: The Swain
Producer PAT MCLOUGHUN Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Stories By: Mary Leland
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Read By: Kate Binchy
Producer: Pat McLoughun
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Brian Friel Season

Aristocrats With and featuring
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo
0 See Dave Gillard , left


Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Unknown: Dave Gillard
Casimir: Bryan Murray
Father: Cyril Cusack
Judith: Dearbhla Molloy
Alice: Sorcha Cusack
Claire: Niamh Cusack
Anna: Catherine Cusack
Eamon: Peter Caffrey
Willie Diver: Billy Roche
Tom Hoffning: Wiluam Roberts
Uncle George: John Warner

: Kaleidoscope

For Young People, by Young People
Northumberland and North Tyneside are buzzing with the theatrical activity of young people.
Paul Allen investigates. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton including at 5.15 Bank Holiday travel report Editor ROGER MOSEY
0 LETTERS: PM, BBC. London WL4 1AA


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The News Quiz

(Details as Saturday 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

Written by ROB GrrnNS Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Rob Grrnns
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jack: Arnold Peters
Nelson: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Lucy: Tracy-Jane White
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Nigel: Nigel Carrington
DS Barry: David Vann
Bert: Roger Hume
Matthew: Crawford Logan
Lynda: Carole Boyd
English Heritage man: Christopher Good
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: SO4

(Details Saturday 4.30pm LW)

: The Monday Play: Hard Road

by Colin Finbow
An unpromising first meeting between two bored young teenagers from very different social backgrounds leads to an unlikely alliance.


Writer: Colin Finbow
Director: Colin Finbow
Producer: Peter King
Kelly: Francesca Camilo
Max: Max Rennie
Kelly's dad: Norman Bird
Kelly's mum: Eva Stuart
Darren: Andrew Mulquin
Giles: Brett Usher
Monique: Melinda Walker
Tracy: Jenni Barrand
Childline advisor: Marcia King
Waitress: Alice Arnold
Ambrose: Michael Graham Cox

: High Days and Holy Days

A monthly celebration of the festival and feast days once celebrated in Britain. Marjorie Lofthouse visits Julia Jones to discover the various festivals and folklore of May.
Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Julia Jones
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Kaleidoscope

Among the visitors to this year's Glasgow Mayfest is Canadian playwright
Michael Tremblay , who talks to Mark Steyn about his work and the mixed culture it springs from. Producer NOAH RlCHLER


Unknown: Michael Tremblay
Unknown: Mark Steyn

: A Book at Bedtime

Stones for Ibarra by HARRIET DOERR abridged in 12 parts by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by Ann Morrish (3) Producer MICHAEL FOX


Unknown: Harriet Doerr
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Ann Morrish
Producer: Michael Fox

: The World Tonight

Richard Kershaw


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Face to Face with Einstein

by Brian Thompson
BBC Manchester (R)


Writer: Brian Thompson
Reader: Malcolm Hebden
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Plane Crazy

Sean Maffett goes behind the scenes at Biggin Hill and Badminton airshows. He watches safety crews leap into action, and discovers some of the difficulties encountered by Air Traffic Controllers. Producer CAROLINE ELUOT (R)


Unknown: Sean Maffett
Unknown: Biggin Hill
Producer: Caroline Eluot

: News 12.00-12.10

11.30pm.12.10am Open University
11.30 Open Forum
11.50 An Enlightened
Historian: Edward Gibbon


Unknown: Edward Gibbon

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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