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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Monday's 'Ten to Eight.'

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: TEN TO EIGHT

By Request
Listeners' choice of readings that have helped them

: WEATHER

and programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news. its background, and the people who make it
Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS RELIGIOUS SERVICE

for Primary Schools
Introductory music
9.35 THE SERVICE
0 worship the King (Tu.ie,
Hanover-S.P. 618)
Story: Joseph and his brothers.
5: Joseph meets his brothers again
The Prayer for Peace
Saviour, teach me, day by day
(Tune, Boyce-S.P. 375)
Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 a.m.

: OVER TO YOU

A series of programmes on general topics
This week: Hospital
Speaker, Roy WATERS

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50
Firmly I believe and truly
(BBC H.B. 168)
Canticle 1, vv. 1-15
St. Mark 1, vv. 16-31
Now thank we all our God
(BBC H.B. 277)

: FOR SCHOOLS ALLONS-YI

17: Des nouvelles de Furet
Written by Emile Harven
A second-year audio-visual French course, for use with the illustrated pamphlet.

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: RUSSIAN

5: With Olga's relations Written by Peter Norman and Natasha Norman
made in Muscow by courtesy of the State Committee for Radio and Television

Contributors

Written By: Peter Norman
Written By: Natasha Norman

: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 1 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
A Guid Dram
JOHN WEBSTER , who manages a malt distillery at Speyside, and ROBBIE GRIGOR, whose family has been in the whisky trade for generations, talk to JOHN GRAY about their jobs, Scotch, and the whisky industry, which despite its romantic overtones, earns each year for Britain a great deal of foreign currency.

Contributors

Unknown: Guid Dram
Unknown: John Webster
Unknown: John Gray

: FOR SCHOOLS CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND CHRISTIAN VALUES

5: The poems of Dylan Thoma ;
The Sixth Form series: The Chris.
Uan Religion and its Philosophy

Contributors

Unknown: Dylan Thoma

: LET'S FIND OUT

about
Sir Kenneth Clark art historian and Anton Wallich-Clifford founder of a community for social misfits with four teenagers putting the questions
In the chair, PETER HAIGH
Produced by David O'Clee

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Kenneth Clark
Unknown: Anton Wallich-Clifford
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Produced By: David O'Clee

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. The North
Round 5
London:
MICHAEL Ayrton
SIR DENIS BROGAN
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
The North:
DENNIS CHAPMAN , BILL GRUNDY
Quiz-Master. Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by Patrick Harvey
Repeated: Wed., 7.30 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Sir Denis Brogan
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Bill Grundy
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Monday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story
' A Very Wet Kitten by Vivienne Blatherwick

: FOR SCHOOLS THE DEFENCE OF THE ALAMO (1836)

and the Birth of the State of Texas
Written by Leslie Reade
Stories from World History series

Contributors

Written By: Leslie Reade

: THE QUEEN AND GLADSTONE

During Gladstone's first premiership Britain's position in Europe changed fundamentally. France was defeated by Prussia and a new German Empire was founded (1871). Britain refused to take sides, and this programme contrasts the attitudes of the Queen and the Prime Minister to this policy of neutrality.
Written by John Hearsey
History Work Units series

Contributors

Written By: John Hearsey

: MUSIC AT SEA

In her last talk GLADYS WHITRRD tells the story of Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman Adventures in Music series

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Whitrrd

: OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

A play for radio based on the novel by Charles Dickens in ten parts by Howard Agg
After Eugene Wrayburn 's marriage to Lizzie Hexam. he slowly regained his health. Roger Rider-hood , attempting to blackmail
Bradley Headstone , was attacked by Headstone at Plashwater Weir. Both men fell into the lock and were drowned. John Rokesmith , now happily married to Bella, was accused by Inspector Wardle of being Julius Handford.
10: The Inheritor
Produced by MARTY WEBSTER a Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Novel By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Howard Agg
Unknown: Eugene Wrayburn
Unknown: Lizzie Hexam.
Unknown: Roger Rider-Hood
Unknown: Bradley Headstone
Unknown: Plashwater Weir.
Unknown: John Rokesmith
Unknown: Inspector Wardle
Unknown: Julius Handford.
Produced By: Marty Webster

: TED MOULT

(who is recorded) with records
Purely for Pleasure

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
The Forces' Sweetheart: VERA
LYNN talks to NIGEL MURPHY about her life of song
The Crowthers of Bankdam ':
THOMAS ARMSTRONG talks to OLIVE SHAPLEY about Our London Office, a sequel to his best-selling chronicle of Yorkshire life
Itchy Park: HARRY SHORT recalls a spot in the East End of London not mentioned in the guide-book
Silver Lining: ELIZABETH URCH on harbouring a grudge
Your Letters
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Murphy
Talks: Thomas Armstrong
Unknown: Harry Short
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

The Animal Kingdom
Six stories about animals
6: The Red Pony by JOHN STEINBECK abridged by Ronald Russell
Read by ARTHUR LAWRENCE
Jody, a ten-year-old boy who lives on a ranch in the U.S.A., is on top of the world when he is given a Red Pony. But before Jody is much older he is to be the helpless witness of a poignant death and a violent birth.

Contributors

Unknown: John Steinbeck
Abridged By: Ronald Russell
Read By: Arthur Lawrence

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Scotland Yard Calling-School Report: education in action in the South-East-Sport
Introduced by Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: HOME TO MUSIC

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER with the JOHNNY PATRICK QUARTET
Introduced by BRIAN PERKINS

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Unknown: Johnny Patrick
Introduced By: Brian Perkins

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by ROBERT IRWIN
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD
Recorded before an invited audience in Hexagon House, Blackley
BBC Welsh Orchestra, conducted by Alberto Bolet ; introduced by Ian Kemp

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Irwin
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Maurice Handford
Conducted By: Alberto Bolet
Duced By: Ian Kemp

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

KENNETH ALLSOP introduces a selection of news about current books, and talks to JACQUELINE WHELDON about her novel Mrs. Bratbe's August Picnic
WALTER ALLEN on other recent fiction
H. A. L. CRAIG , with words and music, on British Music-Hall, a story in pictures
SEAN O'FAOLAIN on Kenneth White 's Letter from Gourgounel, the story of a remote life
Produced by Joseph Hone

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Jacqueline Wheldon
Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Unknown: Sean O'Faolain
Unknown: Kenneth White
Produced By: Joseph Hone

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's popular panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND
Recorded before an invited audience at the New Haw Community Centre, Weybridge, Surrey
Repeated: Thursday, 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: FOCUS

Problems and realities of today
Introduced by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Production team: Alan Burgess Francis Dillon , Keith Hindell

Contributors

Introduced By: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Alan Burgess
Unknown: Francis Dillon
Unknown: Keith Hindell

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† WALTER TAPLIN introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Story of a Life by KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKT adapted and read by ALAN WHEATLEY
Winter Scene
Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Alan Wheatley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by FRANK MERRICK (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Frank Merrick

: Closedown









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.

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.

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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