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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 the day with the Rt Rev Joseph Devine.


Unknown: Joseph Devine.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.

: The Week on 4

: The Professionals

A view of three different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives.
1: Nursing
Nurse Philip Derbyshire listens dutifully to
Florence Nightingale - recorded 100 years ago - and searches for more recent evidence of her influence.
Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo


Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Why Herbert Killed His Mother by Winifred Holtby.
Read by Anna Massey. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Winifred Holtby.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Introduced by Shirley Scott in St Alban's Church, Highgate,
Birmingham, with the Birmingham University Liturgical Choir.
Director Ian Ledsham.
How Great Is Your
Name (Gelineau); Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Spiendour (NEH 296); Isaiah 6, vv 1-8; Holy,
Holy, Holy (Darke in F); Bright the Vision (NEH 343)


Introduced By: Shirley Scott
Director: Ian Ledsham.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

from Northern Ireland.
Simon Rae introduces a special edition featuring works by Irish poets requested by listeners.
Readers Ruth McCabe and Ian McElhinney. Guest Paul Durcan. Producer Pam Brighton Stereo
Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol 858 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Ruth McCabe
Readers: Ian McElhinney.
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The eighth 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

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Mary Reilly written by Valerie Martin.
Mary Reilly is housemaid in the home of a certain
The first of 12 episodes read by Mia Soteriou.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Pat McLoughlin
(Music: Panufnik's Metasinfonia)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Reilly
Written By: Valerie Martin.
Written By: Mary Reilly
Read By: Mia Soteriou.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: The Slip

What else is there for an unemployed sociologist to do on a Saturday afternoon but to go to the pub and have a little flutter on the horses on the way home?
Ian doesn't expect the slip to win - or to lose it! Written by P Carroll and B Wasserman.
Director Janet Whitaker Stereo (R)


Written By: P Carroll
Written By: B Wasserman.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Ian: Bill Nighy
Rachel: Jennie Stoller
DC Crandall: Jack Klaff
Dermot: Gary Whelan
Cecil: Chris Tummings
Dougie: Michael Deeks
Val: Zelah Clarke
Chloe: Polly James
Bar manager/Benyon: Simon Cuff
Bert, the boardmarker: Norman Bird
Alan, the barman: Anthony Jackson

: Kaleidoscope

Kate Saunders explores Jonathan Raban 's journey through America in his new book Hunting Mr Heartbreak ; and Nick Baker meets the guitar players and enthusiasts at the Merseyside Guitar Festival.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Mr Heartbreak
Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Tessa Watt

: PM

Presented by Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to:
PM Letters, BBC, London W1A IAA
0 LETTERLINE: [number removed]


Presented By: Wendy Austin
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor Barry Cryer
Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton.

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

A look at drug residues in meat. Can the antibiotics fed to animals affect humans?
Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Moving Along
A sharply observed play about a female relationship challenged by the intrusion of male sexuality. Written by Gillian Richmond
Director Sue Wilson Stereo


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Director: Sue Wilson
Jenny: Samantha Bond
Wendy: Amanda Redman
Beryl: Marcia Warren
Len: Brian Miller
Adam: Peter Harding
Chalky: Stephen Garlick
Canteen assistant: Elizabeth Kelly
Cab driver: Danny Schiller
Boy: Glen Mead
Girl: Carly Britnell

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White Stereo


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

Indian writer
Ved Mehta 's extraordinary autobiographical account of his childhood as a totally blind boy sent away to a mission school in Bombay. How / Got There:
The first of eight episodes read by Sam Dastor.
Producer Penny Gold


Unknown: Ved Mehta
Read By: Sam Dastor.

: Largely Walters

John Walters offers thoughts, conversations and other things on the subject of collectors.


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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