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Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Up to the Hour

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: News

: Today

John Sergeant in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester

: News

: Today

: Yesterday in Parliament

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: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

medium only Addiction
This takes many forms - drugs and alcohol are probably the most damaging, with smoking not far behind. Is addiction the price we have to pay for the stresses of the technological age? If you have questions you want answered on the problems of addiction put them to Derek Rutherford , Director, National Council on Alcoholism, and Dr Martin Mitcheson. a Consultant Psychiatrist working among drug addicts.
In the Chair Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Derek Rutherford
Unknown: Dr Martin Mitcheson.

: News

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: Heroes for a Time

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4: Billy Cotton
As English as the Sunday roast, as honest as a corn-plaster, as subtle as a family row - the Billy Cotton Band Show
Tony Bilbow looks back on the careers of people who were popular heroes and tries to discover the secret of their success. Producer BRIAN COOK


Producer: Brian Cook

: Daily Service

nem, p 54; Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149); Psalm 126; Acts 2, vv 14-21 (NEB); 0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (BBC HB 156)

: Morning Story

medium only Our Father by DOROTHY KELLY
Read by Hannah Gordon


Unknown: Dorothy Kelly
Read By: Hannah Gordon

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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What Else Did Daddy Say? by BEN STEED withand
Ten-year-old Patrick, it seems, understands more about the break-up of his parents' marriage than they do themselves. Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Ben Steed
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Patrick: Matthew Ryan
Mum: Elizabeth Bell
Dad: Peter Wiekham
Emma: Sarah Steed

: Profile

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(Shortened version of Monday's broadcast at 10.30)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Composer Sir Lennox Berkeley
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Sir Lennox Berkeley

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Will Big Brother Be Around in the Year 20001: with telephone exchanges, electronic mail, ordering groceries by computer and visual display units. BARBARA myers wonders if. by the end of the century, we will ever need to leave our armchairs.
2.1-2.2 News
Work in Progress: NOEL BARBER talks about the book he's working on. Reading Your Letters.
Back to Life: ANNE MACNAMARA visits a stroke club and gets advice from the Chest, Heart and Stroke Association.
Slightly Less Stately: JENNIFER MAY visits the Treasurers' House in York.
Quartet in Autumn (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Listen with Mother

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Story: Mitten the Kitten and the Scarecrow by CHRISTINE REES


Unknown: Christine Rees

: News

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: Questions to the Prime Minister

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Live from the House of Commons with Noel Lewis , Westminster Correspondent.


Unknown: Noel Lewis

: Money Box

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: News

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Lancashire, where members of the Orrell and District Horticultural and Allotment Association put their questions to FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN CEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Professor Alan Cemmell
Unknown: Questionmaster Ken Ford

: Story Time

Eagles Near the Carcase 2: The Eagle's Nest

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

What Time is the Big Picture?
Steve Race looks back at yesterday's films.
Producer TONY LUKE
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Producer: Tony Luke

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons
Kenneth Williams. Clement Freud. Peter Jones and Sheila Hancock endeavour to prevent each other from talking. Devised by IAN. MESSITER Producer JOHN BROWELL
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams.
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Producer: John Browell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

Christopher Ricks looks at 6: Age, including poems by Byron and Hardy


Unknown: Christopher Ricks
Reader: Hugh Dickson

: This Glittering Bird on the Wing

' A great woman, impudent. audacious, a flaming creature ... this glittering bird on the wing ' is how Churchill described Margot Asquith. wife of the Liberal Prime Minister and a leading figure in society in the first part of this century. Nigel Rees introduces a portrait of this remarkable woman by those who knew her. including LAURA GRIMOND , MARK BONHAM CARTER , LADY ELLIOT, JOYCE GRENFELL and ANNE SYMONDS.


Unknown: Margot Asquith.
Introduces: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Laura Grimond
Unknown: Mark Bonham Carter
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Anne Symonds.
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Bohm and the Philharmonia Orchestra

as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer BRIAN BARFIELD
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Brian Barfield

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Not Now, I'm Listening Again

(Shortened version of Sunday's broadcast at 12.15)

: A Book at Bedtime

Twenty Years A-Growing (7)

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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.

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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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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