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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Prices, practical farming, politics and the countryside. Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with the Rev James Butterworth. Stereo


Unknown: James Butterworth.

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Stephen Jessel. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Stephen Jessel.

: The Week on 4

A look ahead at the week's programmes.

: Rome Is Three Cities

The Italian writer
Loretta Napoleoni explores her native Rome with the help of the BBC Sound Archives. Producer Noah Richler Stereo


Unknown: Loretta Napoleoni
Producer: Noah Richler

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

What's happening in the fast-changing world of personal finance? Presented by Vincent Duggleby and Louise Botting.


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby
Presented By: Louise Botting.

: Morning Story

Heathcliffe in New York by Anne Leaton.
Read by Samantha Bond.
What would happen if
Heathcliffe went to New York to find his fortune? Producer Duncan Minshull (R)


Unknown: Anne Leaton.
Read By: Samantha Bond.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev
Roy Jenkins , with Welsh Chamber Singers. Introit: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit; Matthew 5, vv 1-10; Blest Are the Pure in Heart; The Lord
Is King, I Own His Power; Jesus Shall Reign. Stereo


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Down Your Way

Michael Bentine visits his childhood home of Folkestone and finds the town in Battle of Britain mood.


Unknown: Michael Bentine

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces a special edition, featuring works by Irish poets, such as Thomas McDonagh , Louis MacNeice and Patrick Kavanagh , requested by listeners. Readers Ruth McCabe and Ian McElhinney. Guest Paul Durcan.
Producer Pam Brighton. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: 'Poetry
Please!', BBC, Bristol 858 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Unknown: Thomas McDonagh
Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Patrick Kavanagh
Readers: Ruth McCabe
Readers: Ian McElhinney.
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Producer: Pam Brighton.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The seventh heat of the general knowledge music competition.
Chairman Ned Sherrin. Producer Diane Messias Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Diane Messias

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Has the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament changed direction as a result of recent world events? Jenni Murray asks Margery Thomson , tipped to be its new chairperson.
Serial: Of Such
Small Differences (10) Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Margery Thomson
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Journey's End

R C Sherriff's classic story of life in the trenches in the First
World War.
Director Christopher Venning (R)


Director: Christopher Venning
Captain Stanhope: Martin Jarvis
Osborne: Garard Green
Trotter: Kevin Brennan
Hibbert: Michael Harbour
Raleigh: Derek Seaton
Colonel: Richard Hurndall
Sergeant Major: John Bentley
Mason: Malcolm Hayes
Hardy: John Graham
German soldier: Patrick Tull

: Kaleidoscope

Kate Saunders meets actor Ian Richardson , shortly to star in the new BBCtv series House of Cards; Harriet Gilbert makes her pick of the week's new books; and authors discuss whether writing can be taught. Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: Harriet Gilbert

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London WI IAA


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz

Barry Took chairs the last in the present series of the quiz based on the week's news, joined by Alan Coren and Rory Bremner.


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Rory Bremner.

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Different States A political thriller by Mike Walker.
Peter Hemming was in Indonesia on an aid programme. Or so his father thought. But why was his body found on the island of East Timor? And why won't the authorities fly him home?
With Paul Downing ,
Nigel Carrington , Stephen Garlick , Fraser Kerr ,
Ian Lindsay , John Moffatt and Kim Teoh.
Music Mia Soteriou Director Jeremy Mortimer Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Peter Hemming
Unknown: Paul Downing
Unknown: Nigel Carrington
Unknown: Stephen Garlick
Unknown: Fraser Kerr
Unknown: Ian Lindsay
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Kim Teoh.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Graham Hemming: Norman Jones
Pat Hemming: Auriol Smith
Peter Hemming: David Bannerman
Jost Van Rijn: Michael Kilgarriff
Nalla: Mia Soteriou
Lee: Kerry Shale

: Kaleidoscope

: The Lord Mayor's Banquet

Peter Hobday describes the scene in London's Guildhall before the new Lord Mayor, Alderman Michael Graham , proposes the toast to Her Majesty's Ministers. The Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher , MP, replies, giving what is recognised as a major speech on the country's position in international affairs. Producer David France


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Alderman Michael Graham
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns.
The sixth of eight parts read by Barbara Flynn . Adapted and produced by Tessa Kendall


Read By: Barbara Flynn
Produced By: Tessa Kendall

: Largely Walters

This week: John Walters offers his thoughts on the subject of singing.


Unknown: John Walters

: News

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.

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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