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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, THE REV. DEWI MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Dewi Morgan

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JOHN Timpson

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: TEN TO EIGHT

The ABBOT OF DOWNSIDE reads from his book
Why Christ!

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: UNDER HEAVEN THERE ARE MANY FLOWERS

A short story by COLIN CLEMAK
Read by ROBERT RIETTY

Contributors

Story By: Colin Clemak
Read By: Robert Rietty

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Saturday's broadcast

: HOW TO GET TO GANGTOK

† by ISABELLE BECK
Gangtok in Sikkim. not far from Tibet, is not a difficult journey from England. From Assam. where Miss Beck lived, the journey was harder. and more interesting.

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

6: Minding your own business
Written by Marion Harris

Contributors

Written By: Marion Harris

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50
0 Lord our God, arise! (BBC
H.B. 25)
Canticle 12
Isaiah 6. vv. 1-10
Bright the vision that delighted
(BBC H.B. 269)

: WHEN I WAS YOUNG

RICHARD CHURCH recalls the years 1910-20 with the help of voices, sounds, and music from the Sound Archives
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Wraggle Taggle Gypsies White Paternoster Afton Water
My Normandy Shenandoah

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Wraggle Taggle

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series of programmes in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
Menu a I'Ecossaise
† Ian JACK , manager of Scotland's most luxurious hotel, and WILLIAM S. BANNERMAN , proprietor of a small hotel on the Moray Firth coast, discuss good food and drink, accommodation, and tourism, with JOHN GRAY

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Jack
Unknown: William S. Bannerman
Unknown: John Gray

: FOR SCHOOLS THE CONCERTO

Tchaikovsky
First of two illustrated talks by SIDNEY HARRISON

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: Announcements

: THIS TIME OF DAY

A topical programme of sounds and voices to provoke midday listeners with minds of their own
Presented by the Radio Newsreel production team with THE EARL OF ARRAN

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast In the Light Programme

Contributors

Written by: Edward J. Mason
Produced by: Tony Shryane
Edited by: Godfrey Baseley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Harold Pinter playwright discusses with Roy PLOMLEY
In a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' Teddy's
Birthday Present ' by VIOLET STATHAM

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

Gilbert White of Selborne
Written by Michael Mason
Third of four programmes about Hampshire

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert White
Written By: Michael Mason

: The Music Box

by Gordon Reynolds

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Reynolds

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

Crossing the Rio Grande from Green Hell by Julian Duguid

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Duguid

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND MIME

For the nine-to-eleven-year-olds
by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: MEN ALONE

by DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Four talks about solitary men he has met in remote corners of the world
3: Gold Hunger
Broadcast on January 5

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough

: AFTERNOON THEATRE Helen with the High Hand

by Arnold Bennett adapted for radio by MURIEL LEVY with
' Helen Rathbone , eh ! Your grandmother was called Helen, It's an Ollerenshaw name. I hope you're not as headstrong as your mother. She wouldn' let me help her when her father died..... '
Graham Dalley (piano)
Alf Edwards (concertina)
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH
Broadcast on June 5

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Unknown: Helen Rathbone
Piano: Graham Dalley
Piano: Alf Edwards
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Jimmy Ollerenshaw: Wilfrid Brambell
Captain of the Bowling Club: Eric Ball
Players: George Woolley
Players: Leslie Howe
Jimmy Ollerenshaw: Wilfrid Brambell
Helen Rathbone: Ysanne Churchman
Mrs Prockter: Mary O'Farrell
Emanuel Prockter: John Baddeley
Mrs Butt: Marjorie Cooper
Sarah Swetnam: Chrys Salt
Georgiana: Jackie Clarke
Andrew Dean: John Hencher

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind
In today's edition:
Special Guest: THE DUKE OF BEDFORD
Argument: another in the series of conversations on an issue of the day
Question Time: NICK HENDER-SON, the Vet, talking about pets Join in and sing: SYDNEY BRIGHT at the piano plays some of the old songs
Introduced by ALAN MELVILLE

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Melville

: STORY TIME

The Turret by Margery Sharp adapted for radio in three episodes by THEA HOLME
At the water picnic in honour of her retirement from the post of Chairwoman of the Mouse Prisoners' Aid Society, Miss Bianca discovers that Mandrake is a prisoner in the ruined turret.
2: The Plan

Contributors

Unknown: Margery Sharp
Unknown: Thea Holme
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
George: Nigel Graham
Jack: Gordon Gardner
Miss Bianca: Ursula Hirst
Shaun: Timothy Harley
Mole: Bruce Beeby
Bernard: Peter Marinker
Sir Hector: Stephen Thorne

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy —Scotland Yard Calling-Sport -From the Local Press
Produced by the South-East news unit

: Home to Music

Scottish Dance Music
BBC SCOTTISH VARIEIY ORCHESTRA
Conductor, Jack LEON
ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: Music International

Recordings from an lands
Introduced by MARGARET HUBBLE

Contributors

Introduced By: Margaret Hubble

: CALL THE TUNE

with Joseph Cooper who introduces a programme of records of well-loved music

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: ROMEO AND JULIET

The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy by William Shakespeare with Edith Evans , Mary Miller
John Rye , Maurice Denham
The action takes place in Verona and in Mantua.
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Mary Miller
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Chorus: William Fox
Sampson: Gordon Faith
Gregory: Frederick Treves
Abraham: Timothy Harley
Benvolio, a Montague: John Quentin
Tybalt, a Capulet: Bruce Beeby
Capulet: Maurice Denham
Montague: Eric Anderson
Prince of Verona: Patrick Barr
Lady Montague: Olga Lindo
Romeo, a Montague: John Rye
Paris: Andrew Sachs
Peter: Gordon Faith
Lady Capulet: Mary Wimbush
Nurse: Edith Evans
Juliet, a Capulet: Mary Miller
Mercutio, friend to Romeo: Haydn Jones
Friar Laurence: Cyril Shaps
Balthasar: Leroy Lingwood
An Apothecary: Anbrew Sachs
Friar John: Wilfrid Carter

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People In the News followed by LISTENING POST
† KENNETH KENDALL introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

A Donkey In the Meadow by DEREK TANGYE abridged by Neville TeUer Read by RICHARD HURNDALL
First of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Tangye
Abridged By: Neville Teuer
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Ecossaises In E flat major played by WILHELM KEMPFF (piano)
11.18* Piano Trio in C minor,
Op. 1 No. 3 played by THE SUK Trio
Josef Suk (violin)
Josef Chuchro (cello) Jan Panenka (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Violin: Josef Suk
Cello: Josef Chuchro
Piano: Jan Panenka

: Closedown









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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.

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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.

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