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: News

: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester Nigel Rees in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Today



Editor: Ken Goudie

: Yesterday in Parliament

medium only

: News

: Local Time

Fraficis Matthews selects and presents material from local and regional broadcasting. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Fraficis Matthews
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Your Feet's Too Big

medium only
Charles Fox gossips about half a century of popular music,


Unknown: Charles Fox

: News

medium only

: Checkpoint

medium only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 30; Take up thy cross (BBC HB 369); Psalm 31; 1 Samuel 17, w 1-11 (rsv); We sing the praise (BBC HB 95)

: Morning Story

medium only
Miss Tulliver. written and read by Michael Elder
Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Read By: Michael Elder
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

medium only

: The Beautiful Garden

medium only
A dramatised feature by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Tim Plgott-Smith
Robert Trotter , Tony Osoba and Vivian Pickles
In 1860 the two explorer* Speke and Grant set out from England to discover the source of the White Nile. Grant was laid low by illness but Speke, obsessed by his conviction that he knew where to find the source of the Nile, pressed on alone - to Uganda which was, in the reign of King Mtesa, a kingdom of death.
(Revised repeat of Wednesday's broadcast at 8.0;


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Tim Plgott-Smith
Unknown: Robert Trotter
Unknown: Tony Osoba
Unknown: Heather Bell
Unknown: John Gabriel.
Directed By: Jane Morgan
John Hanning Speke: Tim Pigott-Smith
Maula, an interpreter: Willie Jonah
Seedy Bombay: Frank Singuineau
King Mtesa: Tony Osoba
Loogohy, an executioner: Jeffrey Kissoon
James Augustus Grant: Robert Trotter
Queen-Mother: Vivian Pickles
Katicy: Harold Kasket
Chief of Drinks: Kwesi Kay
Richard Burton: Peter Jeffrey

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Quote ... Unquote

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Gordon Cieugb Editor DEREK LEWIS


Introduced By: Gordon Cieugb
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's-Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced from Manchester by June Knox-Mawer
School Trip to the Himalayas: boys from Ampleforth College climbed a 17,900-foot peak In Kashmir.
2.0-2.2 News
Local Bobby: tom DAWSON is the community policeman in his home village in the Pennines. Birds in Profusion: DR JANET KEAR looks back on her first year as curator of a nature reserve.
BBC Manchester Stories of Five Decades
: Chagrin d'amour


Unknown: Dr Janet Kear

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Black Beetle and his Friends -Aunt Hetty 's Spring Song by JOYCE WILLIAMS Presenters LUCY SKEAPING and TONY AITKEN
Written byroNY AITKEN


Unknown: Aunt Hetty
Unknown: Joyce Williams
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: A Long Time Growing

by T. D. Webster
with Kika Markham as Marilyn, Geoffrey Matthews as Eric Thorpe and Steve Hodson as Johnnie
'Johnnie wants Michael out of the way. Out of sight... You see, Mr Thorpe, at first Johnnie thought Michael was just a little slow...'
BBC Birmingham


Writer: T. D. Webster
Director: Vanessa Whitburn
Marilyn: Kika Markham
Eric Thorpe: Geoffrey Matthews
Johnnie: Steve Hodson
Alex Gibson: Eric Allan
Philip Brooke: Raymond Mason
Steve Wright: Peter Brookes
Fiqna: Roberta Thayne

: News

: The High Life

Tim Maby reports on a secent skiing and mountaineering holiday in the Alps, which involved living above ten thousand feet for three weeks. Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Unknown: Tim Maby
Producer: John Edwards

: Story Time

Mansfield Park By JANE AUSTEN abridged in ten parts by VIRGINIA BROWNE
Read by ANNA MASSEY (It) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Virginia Browne
Read By: Anna Massey
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Enquire Within

We all have niggling little questions in the corners of our minds that we mean to follow up some day.... when we have the time. Now you can unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answers for you.
Questions, on postcards, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WlA 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Going Places

with Desmond Lynam
A special edition direct from New York looking at the use and abuse of American transport. Producer john HASLAM Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Producer: John Haslam
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection Producer DAVID EPPS


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: David Epps

: The Spinners

: Any Questrons?

James Bellini , Sue Slipman Norman St-John Stevas , up Donald Woods
Chairman David Jacobs from Ingleton. North Yorkshire Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: James Bellini
Unknown: Sue Slipman
Unknown: Norman St-John Stevas
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Prerenter Michael Billington Producer ALAN NIXON


Unknown: Prerenter Michael Billington
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Week Ending....

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason , Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and the keyboards of Bill McGuffie Written by ANDY HAMILTON , BARRY FILTON , JOHN LANGDON , richard QUICK and others


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Written By: Andy Hamilton
Written By: Barry Filton
Written By: John Langdon
Producer: Griff Rhys

: My Delight

Atarah Ben-Tovim describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Atarah Ben-Tovim

: A Book at Bedtime

Brighton Rock (10)

: Today in Parliament

followed by an Interlude

: 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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