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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe.
Details as Spring
Bank Holiday plus:
7.45 Thoughtfor the Day:
Rt Rev Richard Harries


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Serial Reading

Nights at the Alexandra by William Trevor (final part) (R)


Unknown: William Trevor

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: The Cartoonists II

Six programmes. Laughter-makers. opinion formers or satirical observers?
They give us the picture but where do their funny ideas come from? Frank Whitford meets the personalities behind some well-known signatures and discovers how seriously they take the art of humour.
2: Paula Youens
Producer Judith Bumpus. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Whitford
Unknown: Paula Youens
Producer: Judith Bumpus.

: Special Assignment

Producers Howard Rogers and David Powell


Unknown: David Powell

: Morning Story

The Interview by Mary Gladstone.
Reader Gerda Stevenson. Producer Bruce Young BBC Scotland


Reader: Mary Gladstone.
Reader: Gerda Stevenson.

: Daily Service

Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus (Lux Eoi); John 15, w 12-20; Jesus, Guide Our Way (Seelenbrautigam, BBC HB 144); Jesus, the Name High Over All (Lydia)
Director of Music
Stephen Layton. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Layton.

: Analysis

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
From Puddle Lane to
Frankenstein, baby's first words to the combustion engine, for
50 years Ladybird Books have dominated cheap mass marketing for children. Jill Burridge investigates this publishing phenomenon. Producer Sally Feldman


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Producer: Sally Feldman

: You and Yours

with Margaret Collins Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Margaret Collins
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper Research Ros Brown
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke in London and James Naughtie at the Superpower Summit in Washington. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Abigail Has a Day Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

from Manchester with Helen Boaden.
Concerning Virgins 5: The Miracle of Life


Unknown: Helen Boaden.

: Classic Serial

Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy dramatised in six parts by Nick McCarty. 5: Autumn
'This woman is more to me, dead as she is, than ever you were or can be ... I should have married her.'
Storyteller Garard Green.
Flute Maurice Cambridge Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Unknown: Storyteller Garard Green.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Bathsheba Everdene: Janet Maw
Gabriel Oak: David Burke
Sergeant Troy: Tim McLnnerny
Farmer Boldwood: Michael N Harbour
Liddy: Emily Morgan
Fanny: Hetty Baynes
Jan Coggan: Christopher Scott
Joseph Poorgrass: Michael Kilgarriff
Mark Clark: Paul Downing
Doctor: Dale Rapley
Mason: James Greene
Seaman: James Greene
Doctor's wife: Penelope Lee
Maryanne: Rosalind Adams
Parson Thirdly: Michael Graham Cox

: News

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan and guests.

BBC Wales


Presenter: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Robert Williams and Libby Fawbert


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Libby Fawbert

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

with Peter Hobday Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

by Paul Burns.
BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Paul Burns.
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Christine: Lesley Saweard
George: Graham Roberts
Jack: Arnold Peters
Nelson: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Jean Paul: Yves Aubert
Caroline: Sara Coward
D S Barry: David Vann
Bert: Roger Fry
John: Sam Barriscale
Jason: Brian Miller
Cameron: Delaval Astley

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo

: Any Questions?

This week's panel includes Jack Dromey , National Secretary of the TGWU, and Sara Parkin ,
International Secretary, the Green Party tackling the issues raised by an audience in the Royal Botanic
Gardens, Kew, London. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Jack Dromey
Unknown: Sara Parkin
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

The second of four programmes.
Andrew Marr presents a personal view of the week's newspapers and talks to the people behind the headlines. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

A Nightingale Sang ... Tonight, 5,000 nightingales will be singing in Britain. Why has a small, drab bird with a grating song enraptured Europe's poets, writers and composers for centuries?
Producer Tim Dee. Stereo


Producer: Tim Dee.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

An Indiscretion in the Life of an Heiress
(part 2) by Thomas Hardy


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , John Baddeley and Sally Grace
Script Barry Atkins.
Peter Baynham. Simon Bullivant.
Michael Dines. Julian Dutton. Robert Linford. Bill Matthews , Ged Parsons. Oleh Stepaniuk , Colin Swash , Peter Hickey and others
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: John Baddeley
Script: Barry Atkins.
Unknown: Peter Baynham.
Unknown: Simon Bullivant.
Unknown: Michael Dines.
Unknown: Julian Dutton.
Unknown: Robert Linford.
Unknown: Bill Matthews
Unknown: Ged Parsons.
Unknown: Oleh Stepaniuk
Unknown: Colin Swash
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Neil Cargill.

: The Financial Week

with Vincent Duggleby


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Literary Consequences

Dead of Night (5) Bob Peck reads a thriller serial by five bestselling writers - each picking up the story where the last one left off.
Tonight Craig Thomas writes the final chapter, bringing the whole story to an exciting climax.


Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Craig Thomas

: News

: Night School

Help Yourself: Very Small Business Presenter Dilly Barlow
12.30 5: Start-up
12.40 6: Advice and Assistance
7: Advertising and Promotion
1.00 8: How Is It Going?

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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