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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world Introduced by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30, 8.30 News headline*


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: John Timpson
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point
Discussing listeners' queries and comments about wildlife and the countryside. Introduced by Derek Jones. Producer JOHN HARRISON. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones.
Producer: John Harrison.

: Over Here, Over There

Britain and America, two countries separated by the same language.
Continuing their weekly series, Pat Rowe in New York. and Bill Breckon in London investigate contrasting attitudes to ' The Protesters ' - people who say no and how they say it. Producers PAT TAYLOR and RITCHIE COGAN


Unknown: Pat Rowe
Unknown: Bill Breckon
Producers: Pat Taylor
Producers: Ritchie Cogan

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Edward Cole Producer BRYAN HARRIS


Presented By: Edward Cole
Producer: Bryan Harris

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34; 0 love, how deep, how broad, how high! (BBC HB 73i; Canticle 8; Luke 3, vv 12-22 (NEB); Christ, above all glory seated (BBC HB 121)

: Morning Story

Chains bv ALIX MCCALLUM Read by Garard Green


Read By: Garard Green

: News

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Alistair Cooke , foreign correspondent, broadcaster and authority on the USA to talk about his life. Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Do Animals Talk?

6: The Insect World
Eric Simms ends this series by looking at some of the unusual sounds which insects make. Producer MICHAEL TOTTON


Unknown: Eric Simms
Producer: Michael Totton

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: The Spamfritter Man

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Wldlake


Presented By: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Ian Thomas , dress designer to hm The Queen.
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
A Bit of a Flutter: ANDY PRICE looks at some local lotteries. Fair, Fat and 40: Some thoughts from JENNIFER CURRY. .. Relax with Laura Mitchell : especially when you are driving.
Now Barabbas Was a Rotter (6)


Unknown: Ian Thomas
Unknown: Jennifer Curry.
Unknown: Laura Mitchell

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Jumble Sale by LEILA BERG


Unknown: Leila Berg

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Blaggin' Job by JOAN LOCK with Edward Kelsey and Bruce Breby
Two prisoners wait for their cases to come up in court-Wallace, the old lag. is accused of a blaggin' job ' - robbery with violence - although he says he is innocent. But what has Rowan done? Wallace is curious because Rowan has been badly beaten up by someone Who? And why?
Other parts played by CLIFFORD NORGATE and ANNE ROSENFELB Directed by BETTY DAVIES (First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Directed By: Betty Davies
Wallace: Edward Kelsey
Rowan: Bruce Beeby
Douggie: Christopher Bidmead
Bill: Garard Green
Taylor, a solicitor: David Graham
Selwood: David Sinclair

: Choral Evensong

from Chichester Cathedral
Responses (Avleward); Psalms 27-29 (chants: Hopkins. Bamby, Bairstow, Wadely, Russell, Attwood): Lessons: 1 Kings 17, Luke 6, vv 20-38; Canticles; (Blair in B minor); Anthem: Where thou reignest (Schubert) Organist and Master of the Choristers: JOHN BIRCH
Assistant organist IAN FOK BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Birch

: Story Time

The Terrific Kemble (3)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlak *


Presented By: Brian Widlak

: Serendipity

Vincent Kane includes some incredible new research on smoking and health; the fascination of the World Cup in heroic couplets - the only way to treat it; and continuing his series of political profiles, there's a portrait of a left winger. BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt


Unknown: Vincent Kane

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON. TONY SHRYANZ John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair: Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. BBC Birmingham (Repeated: Friday 12 27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason.
Unknown: Shryanz John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppen heimer. The background to current events at home and abroad with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW. Editor MICHAEL GREEN BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppen
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw.

: Tusitala and Swift Cloud

A portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny Written and presented by JUNE KNOX -MAWER
III health drove Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife to the Pacific, in search of a kindly climate. They settled in Samoa - where they were christened by the natives ' Tusitala - teller of tales ' and ' Swift Cloud '. This programme recalls their life through their letters. Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING


Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: Fanny Written
Presented By: June Knox
Unknown: Robert Louis
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Robert Louis Stevenson: W Robert Trotter
Fanny: Margaret Robertson
Henry Adams: Robert Sheedy

: Science Now

(B'cast on Sat at 11.30 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Art Among the Gondolas Edwin Mullins reports on the International Venice Biennale Exhibitions (the theme this year is art and nature); on restoration work in the sinking city; and on the 300th anniversary of Venetian composer Vivaldi. Producer ANNE WINDER


Unknown: Gondolas Edwin Mullins
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Britain Quiz: Round 1: London v Wales

For the 1978 series, the Resident London Team accepts Round 1 and Round 2 challenges from teams in Wales, Scotland, the North of England, the Midlands, Ulster, from the West of England and from the Republic of Ireland
London: Anthony Quinton (Chairman) with Irene Thomas and Professor John B. Mays
Wales: Gordon Clough (Chairman) with Dr Mostyn Lewis and Fred Nicholls
BBC Manchester


Chairman (London): Anthony Quinton
Panellist: Irene Thomas
Panellist: John B. Mays
Chairman (Wales): Gordon Clough
Panellist: Dr Mostyn Lewis
Panellist: Fred Nicholls
Question Researcher: Bernice Coupe
Producer: Trevor Hill

: A Book at Bedt;me

The Secret Agent (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.

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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.

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