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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Dame Christian Howard.


Unknown: Dame Christian Howard.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with The Venerable George Austin
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: George Austin

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
•Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross

: Coastline

Forty years ago the small village of Lynmouth was devastated when a gigantic flood claimed the lives of 34 people. Lynmouth is Cliff Michelmore 's destination on the first stage of his journey along the North Devon coast. Producer Anthony Smith Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Daily Service

Hail To The Lord's
Anointed (Criiger, BBC HB); Luke 4, vv 16-21; A Gentle Healer (Card); Make Way (Kendrick).
Director of Music Timothy Dean.


Music: Timothy Dean.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 30.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Proto Zoe
4: The Sewing Lesson


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Friend in the Corner

Six years in radio's history, recalling an era when both microphones and audiences were larger. 3: 1947
... And the BBC celebrates its Silver Jubilee by merging the Home Service with the Light Programme for a few weeks in an effort to save fuel. But as Britain continued to shiver under a blanket of snow, the wireless provided a little warmth in the chill.
Dick Barton stormed onto the airwaves, Children's Hour celebrated its 25th anniversary and the BBC mounted its largest-ever operation to cover the wedding of the Princess Elizabeth. And scientists and philosophers debated the major moral question of the year - atomic power.


Unknown: Dick Barton

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Eavesdropping by David Cregan.
Simon, a radio drama producer, accidentally eavesdrops on his actor friends and learns what they really think of him.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin. Stereo


Unknown: David Cregan.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Simon: Nigel Anthony
Judy: Melinda Walker
Fay: Joanna Wake
Hugh: Bill Wallis
Harry: Christian Rodska

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

and looks at the world of English folk songs and its singers, with collector John Howson and archivist Malcolm Taylor.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo


Unknown: John Howson
Unknown: Malcolm Taylor.
Producer: Michael Emery.

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament, brought to you by the BBC's team of Westminster correspondents.

: A Perspective for Living

Bel Mooney talks to six people whose lives have been affected by a particular death.
6: Daniel Topolski remembers his father, the artist Felix Topolski. Producer Penny Lawrence. Stereo


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Daniel Topolski
Artist: Felix Topolski.

: Punters

Listeners investigate a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team. Editor Jenny Walmsley
.WRITE TO: Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol BS8 2LR •PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan looks at the different versions of The
Nutcracker on offer and reviews the staging of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Robert Lindsay. Producer Adrian Washbourne
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Robert Lindsay.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story

7.23 by Ewart Hutton.
On holiday with his wife and children, Emrys seeks release from his everyday responsibilities in a curious nightly ritual. At
7.23 every night "she became his fixture".
Reader David Dooley. Producer Caroline Sarli


Unknown: Ewart Hutton.
Reader: David Dooley.
Producer: Caroline Sarli

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

... with Alan Partridge. Classic chat from On the Hour's supreme sports reporter and his guests from the world of theatre, politics and emotional tragedy.With thanks to his researchers: Steve Coogan , Patrick Marber , Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan and David Schneider.
Producer Armando lannucci


Unknown: Alan Partridge.
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: David Schneider.

: News

: The Archers

Kenton puts his foot in it again. Stereo

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Stuart Simon. Producer Lynne Jones


Reporter: Stuart Simon.
Producer: Lynne Jones

: Science Now

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

Ian Mclntyre offers some observations on the passing scene in the last programme of the series. Producer Louise Purslow


Producer: Louise Purslow

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
.QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
•FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
.HANDBOOK: £15.00, from [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Man with No Eyes
2: Edgar was winning at
Monopoly as usual. Minnie was second and Minette was last, as usual, while
Mona was fast asleep. The weather was becoming stormy and Minette was reflecting on the time when her youngest daughter Mona (by name and nature) was bom.

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor on the latest radio news.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: 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.

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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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