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: News Summary

6.27 Farming Today
6.45 Prayer for the Day
6.50 Weather; programme news
6.55 South-East News

: Today The News

The world this morning: Britain at breakfast-time and the news from anywhere on earth introduced by Jack de Manio and John Timpson
Deputy editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE Editor MARSHALL STEWART
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day
7.50 Weather: programme news
7.55 South-East News

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Alastair Osborne
Unknown: Marshall Stewart

: The News

and more of Today
8.40 Today's Papers

: Men At Arms

by EVELYN WAUGH
Read by HUGH BURDEN (16)

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Read By: Hugh Burden

: The News

: Start the Week with

Richard Baker and Gordon Clyde
Ken Sykora , Zena Skinner George Luce and who knows who take a lively look round and meet some of the people for whom this is a special week, Produced by SUSAN ERLBECK and JACK SINGLETON

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Gordon Clyde
Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: George Luce
Produced By: Susan Erlbeck
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: Daily Service

NEM p 50; Father, most holy <BBC HB 167); Psalm 150; Matthew 14, vv 23-34 (rsv); I'm not ashamed to own my Lord <BBC HB 494)

: Morning Melody

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA leader WILLIAM HAND conducted by STANLEY BLACK with DAVID PARKHOUSE (piano)
Introduced by JOHN WEBSTER

Contributors

Leader: William Hand
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Piano: David Parkhouse
Introduced By: John Webster

: Sinister Twilight

The fall and rise again of Singapore
The book by NOEL BARBER abridged as a five-part reading by MARJORIE BILBOW Read by Nigel Graham
1: The'Last Days of Peace
During the first week of December 1941 the people of Singapore enjoyed life as they had always done, untouched by the rigours of the war in Europe. But their untroubled existence was soon to come to a terrifying end.

Contributors

Book By: Noel Barber
Reading By: Marjorie Bilbow
Read By: Nigel Graham

: Storytellers

A series in which great short stories (sometimes abridged) are read by leading artists. The Hostelry by GUY DE MAUPASSANT translated by MARJORIE LAURIE Read by Denis Goacher
Produced by TERENCE TILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Guy de Maupassant
Translated By: Marjorie Laurie
Read By: Denis Goacher
Produced By: Terence Tiller

: Desert Island Discs

Erich Leinsdorf , conductor with ROY PLOMLEY %
12.55 Weather; programmenews

Contributors

Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: The World at One The News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines introduced by David Jessel
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE

Contributors

Introduced By: David Jessel
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Editor Andrew Boyle

: The Archers

: Listen with Mother

Storv: Miranda and the Coal Lorry by CHRISTINE MADIN

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Madin

: Steve Race's Invitation to Music

with the BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA leader BARRY WILDE conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD and PHILIP CHALLIS (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Barry Wilde
Conducted By: Maurice Handford
Piano: Philip Challis

: Afternoon Theatre The Tides of Chance

by ARNOLD RIDLEY
(Saturdays broadcast) 1

: Story Time A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur

by MARK TWAIN abridged in eight parts and read bv MARVIN KANE
4: Merlin's Magic and the Boss's Science
Produced by R. D. SMITH †

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: PM

The news magazine that sums up your day - and starts off your evening.
Including the latest news, the evening press, what's on tonight, the City. and the people and talking points of the day. Presented by David Jessel and Steve Race
Deputy editor DEREK LEWIS Editor ANDREW BOYLE
5.50 Weather; programme news
5.55 South-East News

Contributors

Presented By: David Jessel
Unknown: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Editor Andrew Boyle

: The News

: Al Read Expo

A lighthearted look at life in which Al airs the views of the silent majority on the subject of The Cost of Living
Vocal reflections JULIE ROGERS Musical illustrations by MAX HARRIS AND HIS
AMAZING DANCING BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Julie Rogers
Illustrations By: Max Harris

: The Archers

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Desk

John Hosken presenting world news and views
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS
John Hosken , who comes from Cornwall, made his name in journalism as Northern Industrial Correspondent of The Sun. Four years ago he joined the BBC in Manchester, where listeners will remember him as presenter of From the North. He moved to News Division in London last April, and since then has reported for News Desk and The World Tonight.
Gerald Priestland will be back at the desk, with Meryl O Keette , early in September.

Contributors

Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Brian Bliss
Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Unknown: Meryl O Keette

: Stand By for West

from the novel A Beauty for Inspector West by JOHN CREASEY dramatised as a serial in seven parts by MAURICE TRAVERS with Patrick Allen as Chief Inspector Roger West
Sarah Lawson as his wife Janet The chase is on. Osborn has kidnapped Gina and West fears for her life.
6: Fire in the Night
Produced by JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Tuesday, 3 30 pm)

Contributors

Unknown: John Creasey
Unknown: Maurice Travers
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Roger West
Unknown: Sarah Lawson
Produced By: John Browell
Det-Insp Turnbull: Patrick Westwood
Sgt Dalby: George Layton
Gina Howard: Jan Edwards
Mrs Howard: Laurel Mather
Dickerson: Garard Green
Osborn: John Forrest

: Sounds Familiar

The game that turns the pages of show biz history
With DICK BENTLEY , AVRIL ANGERS WALLAS EATON , NED SIIERRIN Chairman JACK WATSON
Programme devised and compiled by DENIS GIFFORD Produced by JOHN DYAS

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Denis Gifford
Produced By: John Dyas

: The Ides of March

by THORNTON WILDER adapted for radio by NESTA PAIN from the play by JEROME KILTY with Robert Hardy and Margaret Robertson
A fanciful reconstruction of events and personalities during the last days of the Roman Republic.
Produced by NESTA PAIN
9.58 Weather

Contributors

Radio By: Nesta Pain
Play By: Jerome Kilty
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Produced By: Nesta Pain
Narrator: Patrick Tull
Caesar: Robert Hardy
Brutus: Sean Barrett
Clodia: Margaret Robertson
Cleopatra: Elizabeth Proud
Pompeia, Caesar's wife: Patricia Gallimore
Julia, Caesar's aunt: Betty Hardy
Clodius: Nigel Lambert
Catullus: David Spenser

: The World Tonight The News

Douglas Stuart reporting, with voices and opinions from around the world
Deputy editor VINCENT DUGGLEBY Editor BRIAN BLISS

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Brian Bliss

: If the World is to be Changed....

A series of five enquiries by DAVID SMEETON of the BBC and REX KEATING of UNESCO into the nature of learning and the educational changes likely to . transform the pattern of life towards the end of the century,
1: New Insights into Learning

Contributors

Unknown: David Smeeton
Unknown: Rex Keating

: A Book at Bedtime Waiting for Willa

by DOROTHY EDEN
Read by DIANA OLSSON (6)

Contributors

Read By: Diana Olsson

: The News

preceded by Weather
11.31 Market Trends

: 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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