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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Thursday'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 JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TEN TO EIGHT

Prayer and Meditation
Led by THE Rev. PETER FIRTH in Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Peter Firth

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: BLOOD RED ROSES

by KENNETH COOK
Read by ALAN WHITE
Fifth of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Cook

: THE NEWS

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory music
9.8 THE SERVICE
Introduction to the theme of the Service
Prayers with response (ii)
Lord of all hopefulness (Tune,
Slane)
Interlude: Not wanted
The Negro spiritual: Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
The Lord's Prayer
(with accompaniment)
Blessing
Wednesday's service

: A WORLD OF SOUND

from the BBC Sound Archives Drinkers and their Drinks
David GRIFFITHS examines some of the pleasures and pains caused by alcohol in our society
Produced by Steve Allen

Contributors

Unknown: David Griffiths
Produced By: Steve Allen

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT II

by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Wednesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 102
0 Spirit of the living God
(BBC H.B. 159)
Psalm 34, vv. 11-22
Matthew 22, vv. 1-14 (N.E.B.)
For the might of thine arm
(BBC H.B. 242)

: FOR SCHOOLS HORACE

Extracts from the play by CORNEILLE tFrench for Sixth Forms series

: POETRY CORNER

Do you need a cabin boy?

: HOW THINGS BEGAN

2: What is a Fossil?
Written by Henry Marshall

Contributors

Written By: Henry Marshall

: WRITINGABOUT PEOPLE

A talk by TED HUGHES including his poem Her Husband, also Behaviour of Fish in an Egyptian Tea-Garden by Keith Douglas , and Grand-father in the Old Men's Home by W. S. Merwin
Listening and Writing series

Contributors

Talk By: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Keith Douglas
Unknown: W. S. Merwin

: TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS

American Political Institutions
2: Congressional Government by NORMAN HUNT

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Hunt

: Announcements

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Extended version: Sun., 11.15 a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: 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

Thursday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' The Story of the Two Bad Kittens ' by Peter Clissold

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Clissold

: FOR SCHOOLS THE MONSTER WHO GREW SMALL

The story of Miobi, ' The Frightened One,' whose adventure brought him new courage and a new name—' The Slayer of Monsters ': by Joan Grant
Let's Join In series

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Grant

: CONFLICT

1: The Fight Inside (i)
Man at war with himself
Script by Margaret E. Rose
Christian Focus series

Contributors

Script By: Margaret E. Rose
Script By: Christian Focus

: THE CLEVER TALKING BIRD

A story from India, adapted for broadcasting by Melissa Wood
The clever bird helps the king. his master, to rescue a princess.
Stories and Rhymes series

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Melissa Wood

: MUSIC AND THE AFRICAN PERSONALITY

by HUGH TRACEY
Dr. Tracey is Director of the International Library of African Music in South Africa, and has spent much of his life in recording and analysing the music of African peoples from the Sahara to the Cape. In this talk, illustrated from his collection of recordings, he argues that African music is the clearest evidence of the validity of a specifically African personality and culture
Broadcast on March 6

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Tracey

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions?
Thursday's broadcast (Light)

: PORTRAIT OF A FIRST LADY

Abigail Adams
Written by NORMAN GEAR with Margaret Robertson as Abigail and David Knight as John Adams
Narrator, DAVID SPENSER
Produced by Dorothy Baker
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Abigail Adams
Written By: Norman Gear
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: David Knight
Narrator: John Adams
Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

from Llandudno
Special guest:
Sandy Macpherson
Landladies I have known: WYN CALVIN remembers them from Llandudno to La Buan
Change of Address: a discussion about retirement to coast and country between AMABEL WILLIAMS-ELLIS and I. B. GRIF -FITH; chairman, HARRY SOAN
Join in and Sing: Songs by RICHARD REES (bass) accompanied by MAIMIE NOEL JONES
Introduced by Alun WILLIAMS
Presented before an invited audience tn the Arcadia Theatre. Llandudno

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson
Unknown: Wyn Calvin
Unknown: I. B. Grif
Bass: Richard Rees
Introduced By: Alun Williams

: STORY TIME

The Amateur Gentleman
A tale of Regency days by Jeffery Farnol adapted for radio as a serial in thirteen parts by FELIX FELTON and SUSAN ASHMAN
Barnabas has had another clash with Ronald Barrymaine. and he has ridden in the Steeplechase to win his wager with Sir Mortimer.
10: The Gathering Shadows
Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Jeffery Farnol
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Susan Ashman
Unknown: Ronald Barrymaine.
Produced By: John Powell
Barnabas Barty: Brian Hewlett
The Storyteller: Anthony Jackson
John Peterby: Kevin McHugh
Pufton, a Gentleman-in-Powder: Michael McClain
The Marquis of Jerningham: John Justin
Mr Tressider: Ronald Herdman
Viscount Devenham: Henry Stamper
Jaspar Shrig: Basil Jones
Mr Chiehester: Anthony Hall
Ronald Barrymaine: Allan McClelland
Cleone: Eva Haddon
Clemency Dare: Carol Marsh

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines-This week's main talking point put in Perspective — Road Traffic Report-Scotland Yard Calling — Sport Spot — FRED STREETER on Gardening
Introduced by BOB HOLNESS
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter
Introduced By: Bob Holness

: Home to Music

Scottish Dance Music played by the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JACK LEON with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conducted By: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: The World Dances

on gramophone records
Introduced by ROBIN BOYLE

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Boyle

: LISTEN TO THIS SPACE

with Nicholas Parsons
Written by ANTHONY MARRIOTT and ALISTAIR FOOT and featuring
DENISE BRYER and BOB TODD with BARRY CRYER and DAVID CUMMING
Music by THE TONY OSBORNE GROUP
. Produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Repeated: Sunday, 5.0 p.m. (Light)
Nicholas Parsons is in 'The Shooting Party ' at the Richmond Theatre

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Written By: Anthony Marriott
Written By: Alistair Foot
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Bob Todd
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: David Cumming
Produced By: John Bridges
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: CHOPIN AND STRAVINSKY

JAKOB GIMPEL (piano)
BEROMUNSTER RADIO ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERICH SCHMID
Part 1: Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2, in F minor

Contributors

Conducted By: Erich Schmid

: * The Interval JAPANESE INNS AND OUTS

by GEORGE GLOVER
Some aspects of Japan reflect ideas that have flowed in from the West, but there remains an older tradition

Contributors

Unknown: George Glover

: * Concert

Part 2: Stravinsky
Ballet: Petrushka
Recording made available by courtesy of Swiss Radio followed by an interlude

: THE FURIOUS FLAME

Lord, quench this furious flame. Arise, run, help, put out the same (Quotation on a 17th-century fire bell, Sherborne Abbey)
GORDON SNELL looks at the way in which man has fought fire down the centuries
Prepared with the assistance of the London and Edinburgh Fire Brigades, and the Fire Research Station, Boreham Wood
Produced by Robert Gunnell

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Snell
Produced By: Robert Gunnell

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street are analysed by COLIN VALDAR

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Valdar

: COMMUNISM AND THE ORDINARY MAN

Last in a series of four talks by IAN MCDOUGALL
BBC Central Europe correspondent
4: Towards a New European

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Watcher in the Shadows by GEOFFREY HOUSEHOLD
Read by DENIS MCCARTHY
Fifth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: Denis McCarthy

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

BENNY GOODMAN. BUD POWELL
Babs GONZALES , SONNY ROLLINS FATS NAVARRO, and others on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Goodman.
Unknown: Bud Powell
Unknown: Babs Gonzales
Unknown: Sonny Rollins

: 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.

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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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