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: News

: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Donaldson
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Today

Michael Cooke in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Michael Cooke

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Donaldson
7.52 VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Michael Cooke in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather papers and sport


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: The Best of Bierce

3: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

: News

: A Better Mousetrap

Britain has always enjoyed a reputation for inventive genius. But how do we treat people with new approaches today? Bill Breckon probes the personalities of some modern innovators and asks if, in Britain today, a man invents a better mousetrap, will the world beat a path to his door? This week: Gordon Edge - new style innovator, in charge of a multi-million pound centre in the English countryside.
Series producer RITCHIE cogah


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Laurie Macmillaa Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON


Presented By: Laurie MacMillaa

: Daily Service

NEM, p 122; Child in the manger (BBC HB 45); Psalm 34, vv 11-22; Hebrews 3, W 1-14 (NEB); A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41)

: Morning Story

Today's author is GERALD BULLETT Carleton Hobbs reads The Inverness Cape
It was father's birthday and we had all forgotten about it!


Unknown: Gerald Bullett
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs

: News

: You, the Jury

A series in which current and controversial issues are put on trial before Dick Taverne, QC, and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House, London
Today's proposition: Private medicine is incompatible with a nationalised health service. It is proposed by Dr Rod Griffiths, Socialist Medical Association, Chairman of the Central Birmingham Community Health Council, and opposed by Dr E. Brian Lewis, Chairman of the Conference of Senior Hospital Medical Staff.
Each advocate will call his witnesses, cross-question his opponent's, and argue his case. The jury will vote at the beginning and end of the trial, so that any swing of opinion may be measured and a verdict reached.


Presenter: Dick Taverne, QC
Speaker: Dr Rod Griffiths
Speaker: Dr E. Brian Lewis
Producer: David Anthony Turner

: News

: You and Your Rights and Responsibilities

Presenter Nancy Wise

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: George Richardson , Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive of the Oxford University Press, which this year celebrates its quincentenary...
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
It's Very Reluctant to Bite!: JOHN MIDWINTER thinks poisonous spiders are misunderstood. When to Move, Nude, Was Rude: ANNE SUTER evokes the hey-day of London's Windmill Revue Theatre.
Sea Wyf and Biscuit (3)


Unknown: George Richardson
Unknown: John Midwinter
Unknown: Anne Suter

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Week with Nicholas by ISOBEL BRADBURY


Unknown: Isobel Bradbury

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Fall of Mr Humpty A nightmare for radio by VICTOR PEMBERTON
Richard Penfold meets Jimmy, a young schoolboy, on the last train of the day. It is a meeting that could change and perhaps end Penfold's life. Who is the mysterious Jimmy? And who will put Mr Humpty together again?
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Victor Pemberton
Unknown: Richard Penfold
Unknown: Mr Humpty
Directed By: John Tydeman
Mr Humpty: Timothy West
Old Man: Haydn Jones
Jimmy: Nicholas Dillane
Vicar: Siôn Probert
Stranger: David Ericsson
First woman: Carole Boyd
Second woman: Eva Haddon

: Choral Evensong

from Blackburn Cathedral
Introit: Jesu Rex Admirabilis (Palestrina); Responses (Plainsong); Hymn: For thy mercy (A and M Rev 73); Psalms 22, 23 (Turle and Bennett, Gelineau) Lessons: Isaiah 43, vv 1-7; I Corinthians 1, v 26 to 2, v 5 Canticles (Blow in Dorian Mode)
Anthem: Der Tag 1st se freundenrich (anon)
Hymn: Father, let me dedicate (A and M Rev 72)
Organist and Master of the Choristers JOHN BERTALOT
Assistant Organist KEITH BOND BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Bertalot

: Story Time

Mapp and Lucia (3)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Conversations with Cooper
I am prepared to accept what I am doing, and people can think what they like.
Derek Cooper meets a former science teacher who, for the last seven years, has been a level-crossing keeper in a remote part of the Highlands. Producer DENNIS LOWER
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news, weather


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: The Atomic Spy

Klaus Fuchs was perhaps the most dangerous spy in wartime Britain. He passed vital information to the Russians, saving them ten years in creating their A-bomb, and severely damaged relations between the Western allies.
Norman Moss pieces together the story of Fuchs.... from his own confession and from the recollection of his friends and colleagues.


Unknown: Klaus Fuchs
Unknown: Norman Moss

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Five Red Herrings by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by CHRIS MILLER , starring and 1: The Body in the Burn


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Sgt Dalziel: John Graham
Murdoch: Bruce Bennett
Waters: Bill Wallis
Campbell/Dr Cameron: Trevor Martin
McAdam: Alaric Cotter
Mrs Strachan: Hazel McBride
Strachan: Gordon Clyde

: The Reith Lecturer

Dr A. H. Halsey , Professor of Social and Administrative studies, University of Oxford, who next week begins The Reith Lectures on the theme of change in British society, in conversation with Michael Charlton.


Unknown: Dr A. H. Halsey
Unknown: Michael Charlton.

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer DAVID PERRY
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: David Perry

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Europe Quiz

Contestants from eight countries challenge a resident British team
England v France
Last of the Round 1 challenges England:
Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and John Julius Norwich France :
Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Professor Henry Appia and Professor Paul-Gabriel Bouc6 of the University of Paris
Question researcher DAVID MACKAY
Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: John Julius Norwich France
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Professor Henry Appia
Unknown: Professor Paul-Gabriel Bouc6
Unknown: David MacKay

: A Book at Bedtime

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (2)

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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.

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