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: News

: Farming Today

: Today

with Nigel Rees in London and Brian Redhead in Manchester
At 7.0 and 8.0 News and more of Today, including Thought for the Day at 7.45*
English Regions: see column 5


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Jumbo

by W. P. JOLLY


Read By: Manning Wilson

: News

: Voice of the People: [number removed]

Ring Birmingham [number removed]and discuss your point of view on the air with George Scott and with other R4 listeners. Producer JENNY DE YONG BBC Birmingham
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: George Scott

: News

: They Had to be Joking

Basil Boothroyd on Victorian and Edwardian humour.


Unknown: Basil Boothroyd

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5: Love came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53); Psalm 19, vv 1-11; 1 Timothy 2, vv 1-7 and 3, vv 1-7 (NEB); Of the father's love (BBC HB 57)

: Morning Story

Read by Bryden Murdoch Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Unknown: Walter Livingstone
Read By: Bryden Murdoch
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Success is.... Michael Caine

An occasional series
Today the film star talks about how he views success and what it means to him, BBC Birmingham

: News

: You and Yours

Mind and Body Edition Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Just a Minute

Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Gordon Clough


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Jan Brookes
Resolutions: what are you going to give up or do better in the coming year? Peter Windows sounds some opinions.
2.0-2.2 News
Ghost Writer: 15-year-old Mark Coote writes ghost stories and stays up until two in the morning to conduct his research. He talks to Gwyn Richards.
Closer to the Player: Mike Meddings has a remarkable collection of piano rolls punched out by the hands of pianists ranging from Scott Joplin to Liberace. He plays some of them to Barney Bamford. BBC Birmingham Sweet Confusion (4)


Unknown: Jan Brookes
Unknown: Gwyn Richards.
Unknown: Mike Meddings
Unknown: Scott Joplin

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Nearly New Guitar by MARY WALKER
Written by Gladys WHITRED Producer JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: Mary Walker
Presenters: Gladys Whitred
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Written By: Gladys Whitred
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The 13 Clocks
A fairy-tale by JAMES THURBER adapted by PETER FIELDSON Music by DAVID CAIN with and ' Even the hands of the 13 clocks lie frozen in the Castle. They stopped one snowy night, seven years ago, when the Duke murdered time. He is afraid of Now, for Now has warmth and urgency, whereas Then is dead and buried ... Now might bring a certain knight of gay and shining courage who will steal Saralinda from the Castle....'
Music played by THE PRAETORIUS CONSORT conducted by DAVID CAIN Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop Produced and directed by JOHN TUEOCHARIS


Unknown: James Thurber
Adapted By: Peter Fieldson
Music By: David Cain
Conducted By: David Cain
Directed By: John Tueocharis
Golux: Heron Carvic
the Duke: Paul Hardwick
Xingu a minstrel: Nigel Lambert
Narrator: John Rowe
Tosspot: Alan Dudley
Hark: Godfrey Kenton
Hagga: Pauline Wynn
Saralinda: Sandra Clark
Captain: David Sinclair

: News

: Seventy Marvellous Years

The fabled Dame Angela Mar -veil and the legendary Sir Kenneth Shandy share memories of their long and distinguished stage partnership.


Unknown: Dame Angela Mar
Unknown: Kenneth Shandy

: Story Time

I Capture the Castle by DODIE SMITH
Read by ANGELA DOWN 4: The Dinner Party


Read By: Angela Down

: PM Reports

Gordon Clough with PM reporting team
5.50 mpdium wave only Financial Report
VHf Regional news and weather
S.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: The Burkiss Way

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: News

: The Princess and the Urchin

A short story for New Year's Eve by BENITO PEREZ GALDOS , translated by I.ESTER CLARK Read by Tony Britton


Unknown: Benito Perez Galdos
Translated By: I.Ester Clark
Read By: Tony Britton
Producer: Margaret Etall

: Any Questions?

: Letter from America

(Repeated: Sunday 8.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: In the Winter of the Year

Elaine Padmore Introduces a sequence of frost-tinged music by composers from Purcell to Britten, with dancing snow-flakes and seasonal bells, the glitter of ice and the promise of spring.


Introduces: Elaine Padmore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting with voices and opinions from around the world, and including a Financial Report


Unknown: John Tusa

: News

preceded by Weather

: Watchnight Service

from St Mary's Church, Clifton, Nottingham conducted by REV WILF WILKINSON with the ENGLISH SINFONIA CHORALE directed by ANDREW BURNHAM BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Wilf Wilkinson
Directed By: Andrew Burnham

: All at Sixes and Sevens

Ned Sherrin invites you to greet the New Year in the company of Millicent Martin, Ron Geesin, Pam Ayres, Hinge and Bracket, Frederic Raphael, Basil Boothroyd, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Brendan Gill, The King's Singers and Jonathan Miller.
A Kaleidoscope production


Host: Ned Sherrin
Guest: Ron Geesin
Guest: Pam Ayres
Guest: Frederic Raphael
Guest: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
Guest: Brendan Gill
Guest: Jonathan Miller
Musicians: The King's Singers

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.

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