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: Up to the Hour

with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: News

: Today

John Sergeant in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester

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: Yesterday in Parliament

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: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

medium only from 9,45 Life in the Open Air
If you are a camper or a caravanner. then just about now you will be contemplating your first long holiday of the year. On the other hand you may have been put off the ' open air ' life by the technical difficulties. What are the legal aspects of towing a 'van and of camping in a field? What sort of cooking utensils do you need, and what food do you take with you?
Christine Fagg , of Caravan magazine, and Barry Williams , author of the recently published book Camping, are in the studio to help with your own difficulties.
In the Chair Judith Chalmen Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Christine Fagg
Unknown: Barry Williams
Unknown: Judith Chalmen

: News

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: Heroes for a Time: 5: Jessie Matthews

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C.B. Cochran star of musical comedies, film star, cabaret artiste, character actress - Jessie has been many types of heroine for several different times.
Tony Bilbow looks back on the careers of popular heroes.


Presenter: Tony Bilbow
Producer: Brian Cook

: Daily Service

nem, p 122: There is a land (BBC HB 254); Canticle 10; Acts 4, vv 5-20 (NEB); 0 what their joy (BBC HB 252)

: Morning Story

medium only The Patriarch by CATHERINE J. H. MCDONALD Read by Jonathan Cecil


Unknown: Catherine J. H. McDonald
Read By: Jonathan Cecil

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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Passing Through by DEREK RABY with Fred Bryant as Matthews and Eric Allan and Charles Gray as the two officials
Matthews is an ordinary chap, but when he finds himself undergoing an unusual interrogation, new light is thrown on his attitudes.


Unknown: Derek Raby
Unknown: Fred Bryant
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Charles Gray
Directed By: Margaret Etall

: Profile

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(Shortened version of Monday's broadcast at 10.30)

: News

: You and Yours

Presented by Sue Cook and George Luce


Presented By: Sue Cook
Presented By: George Luce

: Desert Island Discs

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: 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
Europe on the Cheap: ELISABETH DE STROUMILLO and PETER VERSTAPPEN with hints for low-budget Continental holidays*
2.0-2.2 News
Knock, Knock, Who's Thercf: BRENDA KIDMAN visits SKIPPER TED WHALEY in his lighthouse.
A Brood of Kingfishers: eLiFF AND JOYCE CHRISTIE recently added six of them to the many birds they have saved.
Exiles in Britain: BERNARD JACKSON meets some of the people from Chile. Roman Tales
2: The Lorry Driver


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Ted Whaley
Unknown: Joyce Christie
Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Listen with Mother

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Story: Darid's Own Chair by JOHN FARRINGTON


Unknown: John Farrington

: News

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: Questions to the Prime Minister

medium only with Christopher Jones , Westminster Correspondents


Unknown: Christopher Jones

: Money Box

medium only (Shortened repeat of Sun's broadcast at 10.30 am)

: News

: Story Time

Eagles Near the Carcase 7: Hotel Miramar

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlak *


Presented By: Brian Widlak

: Serendipity

What Time Is the Big Picture? Presented by Steve Race Producer TONY LUKE
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Presented By: Steve Race
Producer: Tony Luke

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons with Kenneth Williams
Clement Freud. Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Jobn Browell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30pm)

: Time for Verse

Presented by Christopher Ricks 7: Ensured Release including poems by Shakespeare and Tennyson Reader HUGH DICKSON


Presented By: Christopher Ricks
Presented By: Hugh Dickson

: Henry IV

by Luigi Pirandello, translated by Frederick May and adapted for radio by Martin Jenkins
Alec McCowan as Henry IV
A madman is shut up in a villa in Italy following an accident at a carnival. Twenty years later his ' friends ' come to visit him. Is he still mad?
(First broadcast in 1970)


Author: Luigi Pirandello
Translated by: Frederick May
Adapted for radio by/Director: Martin Jenkins
Henry IV: Alec McCowan
Tito Belcredi: George Baker
Doctor Genoni: Maurice Denham
Matilda Spina: Pauline Letts
Landolph: Martin Jarvis
Ordulph: Henry Knowles
Charles di Nolli: Sean Arnold
Frida, his fiancee: Janet Chappell
Berthold: David Spenser
Harold: Nigel Lambert
John: James Thomason
The two servants: Harvey Edwards
The two servants: Andrew Sachs

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Edwin Mullins Producer ALAN NIXON


Presenter: Edwin Mullins
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Not Now, I'm Listening Again

(Shortened t'ersion of Sunday's broadcast at 12.15)

: A Book at Bedtime

A Fearful Joy (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.

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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