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: Up to the Hour

with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester John Sergeant in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Today

: Yesterday in Parliament

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: News

: The Living World

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Owls that can't see as well as we think they can; swallows, the fire bringers; and fishes that flash in the dark are among the animals in today's programme.
Introduced by Peter France Producer M01RA MANN BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France

: Happiness Is ...

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Bernard Falk has been off again to meet all kinds of people who have found the secret of happiness in unusual and sometimes eccentric occupations.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

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: In Britain Now

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Presented by Edward Cole Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Presented By: Edward Cole
Producer: William Horsley

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; As pants the hart (BBC HB 451); Psalm 3; Acts 4, vv 21-31 (NEB); Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10)

: Morning Story

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The Stolen Bacillus by H. G. WELLS
Read by Allan McClelland


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Read By: Allan McClelland

: News

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: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

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A fresh look at the musical Presented by Denis Quilley
Part 1: Programme 3: Women in the Musicals or How to Feel Great Cooking Breakfast for the One You Love


Presented By: Denis Quilley
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Vikings, Scots and Scraelings

In the last of five talks Myrtle Simpson recalls a trip she made to Greenland to discover exactly what happened to the Vikings. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Myrtle Simpson
Producer: John Knight

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live. Presented by Sue Cook and George Luce


Presenter: Sue Cook
Presenter: George Luce

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

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Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

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Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: Esther Rantzen
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Exploring Family Bellamy: how the family of naturalist DAVID BELLAMY came to be climbing the remote Cotopaxi volcano in South America.
Relax with Laura Mitchell : 4 - especially if you have antenatal or post-natal tension.
Science in the Home: SUSAN GOODMAN takes a look at man-made fibres. Roman Tales 3: Poor Fish


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Laura Mitchell
Unknown: Susan Goodman

: Listen with Mother

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Story: Mr Mortimer 's Little Old Car by ELIZABETH MACDONALD


Unknown: Mr Mortimer
Unknown: Elizabeth MacDonald

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Programme Note by IAIN MONTAGUE and A musician in the 1920s could achieve quite a successful living. For example, the cinema orchestra provided a regular Income, and department stores and tea rooms often hired musicians. Then in 1927 the cinema achieved synchronised music, the slump of the 1930s lay ahead and the future became bleak for the professional musician. Mr Potts and Mr Pendle were among them.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Iain Montague
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Mr Pendle: Geoffrey Banks
Mr Potts: John Jardine
George: Ronald Herbman
Chudleigh: Peter Wheeler
Sarah: Jane Knowles
Elizabeth: Daphne Oxenford
Hilda: Meg Johnson
Archie: Kenneth Alan Taylor
Gloria: Kate Kendall

: Choral Evensong

from Guildford Cathedral
Responses (Doveton); Psalm 119, vv 1-32 (Thalben Ball, Rose, Day. Wesley); Canticles (Howells in c); Lessons: Exodus 24, vv 1-8 (rsv); Philippians 3, v 12-4, v 1 (rsv); Anthem: Alleluia (Weelkes)
Organist and Master of the Choristers PHILIP MOORE Assistant organist PETER WRIGHT


Unknown: Philip Moore
Organist: Peter Wright

: Story Time

Eagles Near the Carcass 8: Lake Dulce

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Vincent Kane ponders the difficult art of the sports commentator; recites the Ballad of the Secret Agent in Belfast; and presents Emily Ploopshank - portrait of a prude.
Written and produced by VINCENT KANE. BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Unknown: Emily Ploopshank
Produced By: Vincent Kane.

: The Six O'Clock News

Reports from BBC Newsmen

: Quote ... Unquote

at the University of London Kenneth Williams Kingsley Amis
Benny Green and Celia Haddon are quizzed on sayings funny, famous and fatuous - taken from the printed page, the spoken word, and the handwritten letter from you, the listener.
An awful programme.'
Reader Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Reader: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: John Lloyd

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presenter Peter Oppenheimer with reports by STEVE BRAD-SHAW and DAVID HENSHAW , Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester


Presenter: Peter Oppenheimer
Presenter: David Henshaw

: The World of Herbert Farjeon

A cameo of the man and his times created from his lyrics, sketches and miscellaneous writings by GERALD frow. with Journalist, essayist, theatrical manager, producer and drama critic of refreshing honesty, Herbert Farjeon was also author of much that was wittiest in intimate revue during the 1930s and 40s. A brilliant miniaturist, he captured English middle-class behaviour in sharp, rapier-like strokes without ever being cruel. with DILYS LAYE, HUGH PADBICK , PETER REEVES. TRICIA GEORGE and music under the direction Of DON INNES and JO MANNING WILSON , WILLIAM ROBERTS and HENRY KNOWLES Introduced by Michael Smee Producer JOHN DYAS
(Revised repeat: Friday 11.5 am, medium only)


Unknown: Hugh Padbick
Unknown: Peter Reeves.
Unknown: Tricia George
Unknown: Don Innes
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Introduced By: Michael Smee
Producer: John Dyas
Herbert Farjeon: Peter Barkworth

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Frank Muir goes into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
' I once lived In a semi-detached house with very thin walls. I didn't mind hearing the neighbours' radio on all the time, but we could see their television as well.' and the voices of BOB NEWHART , WOODY ALLEN STAN FREBERG. JOHN CLEESE TIM BROOKE-TAYLOR and GRAEME GARDEN


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Woody Allen
Unknown: Stan Freberg.
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Davis

: A Book at Bedtime

A Fearful Joy (3)

: 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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