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: News

: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Eugene Fraser
English Regions: see column 5
C.52 VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the hour

with Eugene Fraser
7.52 VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester
8.35 News headlines, weather, papers and sport


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: News

: My Dear Music

Richard Baker considers the lives and characters of some great composers as revealed in their letters and music. 7: Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with NEVILLE JASON as the composer and EVA STUART as Madame Von Meek


Unknown: Richard Baker
Music: Petr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Madame von Meek

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Edward Cole Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Presented By: Edward Cole
Producer: William Horsley

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended (BBC HB 500): Canticle 4; Matthew 27, vv 15-26 (Av); Praise to the Holiest (BBC HB 88)

: Words from the Cross

A series of talks for Holy Week by THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS 3; Love's Remembrance


Unknown: Austen Williams

: News

: Bestseller

Six programmes about famous books and their authors
2: Tom Brown 's Schooldays by THOMAS HUGHES
; Shall I tell him he's sent to school to make himself a good scholar? Well, but he isn't sent for that mainly ... If he'll only turn out a brave, helpful, truth-telling Englishman, and a gentleman, and a Christian, that's all I want.' With
Martin Jarvis as Thomas Hughes and the Reader
Other parts played by BRIAN TRUEMAN and PETER WHEELER Narrator David Mahlowe


Unknown: Tom Brown
Unknown: Thomas Hughes
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Thomas Hughes
Played By: Brian Trueman
Played By: Peter Wheeler
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Written By: Edward Blishen
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Tales and Legends of the Highlands

The Prisoner of St Kilda
Hugh Ross tells of the sad fate of a wife whose only sin was that she could not accept her husband's political ambition.
BBC Highland (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: St Kilda
Unknown: Hugh Ross
Producer: Leslie Robinson

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

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


Dr Evadne Hinge: George Logan
Dame Hilda Bracket: Patrick Fyffe

: 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:
Gillian Freeman , novelist and screenwriter.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Touchstones: phrases and sayings that ease life's little irritations -3: ARTHUR MARSHALL.
A Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by EDWARD BLISHEN and JUNE KNOX-MAWER.
Short stories by URSULA LE cuin abridged by ANGELA JESSON Read by Stephen Murray 1: April in Paris


Unknown: Gillian Freeman
Unknown: Arthur Marshall.
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: June Knox-Mawer.
Stories By: Ursula Le Cuin
Abridged By: Angela Jesson
Read By: Stephen Murray

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Magic Doll by PAMELA PICKTON


Unknown: Pamela Pickton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Ahead of the Game A play for radio by ALLEN SADDLER
' We've got gallons of vinegar, enough curry powder to feed all India, enough powdered soup to flavour Lake Winder-mere. Now you want us to have our own beef mountain. The only bit of fun I had was going to the butcher.'
But George turns a deaf ear on Joyce. He's bent on bulk-buying to beat inflation and to get ahead of the game '.-
Directed by John CARDY BBC Bristol


Unknown: Allen Saddler
Directed By: John Cardy
Joyce: Miriam Karlin
George: Bob Grant
Gary: Steven Facey
Tracey: Penelope Reynolds
Jenkins: Ray Handy
Disc jockey: Christopher Bidmead
Henry: Douglas Leach

: Choral Evensong

from Lincoln Minster
Introit: Lord, to thee I make my moan (Weelkes);
Responses (Byrd);
Psalm 55;
Lessons: Lamentations 3. vv 40-51; Hebrews 9, vv 11-15;
Office Hymn: Drop, drop, slow tears (EH 98);
Canticles (Byrd: Second Service);
Anthem: Christus factus est (Bruckner);
Hymn: When rising from the bed of death (EH 92)

BBC Manchester


Master of the Choristers: Philip Marshall
Assistant Organist: Roger Bryan

: Story Time

The Buffalo Soldiers (8)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Conversations with Cooper. Vernon Bartlett. former MP, author of nearly 30 books, and the most outstanding foreign correspondent and political commentator of the inter-war years, has just returned to live in England after a long sojourn in Italy. At the age of 83 he talks to Derek Cooper about his life behind the headlines.
Producer DENNIS LOWER┊ 5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news, weather


Interviewee: Vernon Bartlett.
Interviewer: Derek Cooper

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE . BBC Birmingham (Repeated: Good Friday 12.27 pin)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presenter Peter Oppenheimer
The background to current events at home and abroad with reports by STEVE BRAD SHAW and DAVID HENSHAW. Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester


Presenter: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Brad
Unknown: David Henshaw.

: A Musical Evening with....

The Pendyrus Male Voice Choir Glynne Jones conducts and introduces a programme reflecting the background and changing scene of Welsh male choral singing.
BBC Wales (Rev repeat: Good Friday 11.5 am)


Soloist: Beverley Humphreys
Soloist: Organ Huw Tregelles

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer JOHN POWELL


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

An epic adventure in time and space including some helpful advice on how to see the Universe for less than 30 Altairian dollars a day.
Fit the third: after being improbably rescued from certain death in the vacuum of space, Arthur Dent and his new companions now face a missile attack and certain death. starring
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGovern
Marvin: Stephen Moore
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Computer: David Tate

: A Book at Bedtime

Esther Waters (8)

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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